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Bras » Natori » Pure Allure Full Figure Bra (736099) » 40H 40:8

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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band114.3
Band Length88.9
Cup width19.2
Cup depth29.5
Wire length34.6
Cup height27.9
Cup separation2.2
Gore height9.8
Wing height11.4
Strap width1.9
Hooks3

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    Didn't fit

    So this was my first venture into finding a bra that actually fits. I have been wearing 40DDDs because I always just shopped for bras at department stores and gotten the largest cup they carry. According to my measurements I should be a 38H or maybe a 36HH (UK). My underbust is ~36-37", my bustline about 46-47" standing; I'm fairly even, a little full on the outside, very projected, and soft and pendulous after several years of breastfeeding. I *think* I have wide and maybe tall roots, but I'm still figuring this stuff out. If anyone has suggestions based on the fit of this bra, I would ... be all ears!

    So after lurking here and on some bra blogs a bit, I set off to Nordstrom Rack to see what I could find. Mostly just Natoris and Wacoals and not many in any compatible size. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I did try this Pure Allure in 36H as well. I got it on, but the cups were definitely a little too tight with a little quadboob. This review is for the 40H in black, which is the only other one they had.

    So the 40 inch band is definitely a little too large. I fastened it on the inmost hooks. It is very slightly scratchy, probably because I'm not used to the lace, but overall quite comfortable. The cups were very comfortable - so much nicer than being smashed in! They gave good coverage with minor wrinkling where the cups meet the straps, but I think they must still be a little small for me, because the gore almost tacked, but not completely. Mind, I'm used to the gore stretching right across the tops of my boobs, so it was still a big improvement for me. Also, the underwires were resting a little below my IMF. Another reviewer reported the same thing and felt this indicated the bra is built for a shallower breast, so that may be the issue there.

    The bra design is simple, but cute with lightly molded padding covered by a mesh that is edged on top with silver and black scalloped lace and trimmed with gold accents. The same lace covers the elastic spanning the bottom of the band. The band is stretchy mesh and the straps are thin and fully adjustable. Neither the gore nor the band under the armpits was too high for me, so no uncomfortable poking or rubbing. There are no seams on the cup to show through a shirt, but I did notice the lace showing through my tank top a bit. Not enough to bother me. One thing that surprised me is how jiggly it is. Or rather, how jiggly I am in it. More so than in my old bra. I am thinking it is because the cups are holding my breasts up more, but not squashing the life out of them. Perhaps a tighter band would also help.

    Even though The Pure Allure was not a perfect fit, I was still excited to get an idea of what a better fitting bra could be. And it was sooooooo much better than the stupid 40DDD Bali I've been wearing that is all stretched out and has a wire poking out of the outer seam that I bought it anyway. However, upon further reflection and finding a less-worn 40DDD in a drawer, I have decided to return it and make do for a couple more weeks until I can find one that really, really fits.

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      Carry on the adventure! I am sure that you will find that your bra band gives you more support for your jiggles when you get into a smaller band. The world of better fitting bras awaits you

    • Congratulations on getting something that’s at least a marked improvement!

    • > the stupid 40DDD Bali

      Oh my goodness!! I so remember my days of flailing with “the stupid 40DDD Bali” and other sizes, so far from a size that fits. Your 6/7/19 reviews are much more hopeful. YAY!

    • Haha, yes it feels I'm at least narrowing it down! And one benefit of trying on a bunch of bras is it's helping me learn more about my shape and how cup shapes and construction work in general. Someone kindly suggested some Curvy Kate styles, so those are next up! Thanks for your encouragement!

    • (This Natori was really, really comfortable, though. I mourn it doesn't come in my size!)

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    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jan 26, 2019