I bought this NWT Natori Feathers bra from eBay seller dressbetterforless. They are selling tons of NWT Natori items, so purchase carefully!
It arrived with a fake tag - I've documented pictures of it here! It wasnt enough that the tag has two holes in it and a red plastic tag - clearly reattached to the bra, they also put the Natori logo in the wrong font. The tag describes a racerback bra instead of the Feathers and has typos.
The bra itself seems to be in new condition. I can't be sure if it is fake or not. The lace begins and ends in different places than on my ...32DD red Feathers, but looking at other user photos this seems to vary a lot. The hardware on this bra is gold while my 32DD has silver hardware. I'm not sure if this is normal variation or something that Natori changed one season. They seem alike otherwise.
Soo.. super sketchy. The store has a few negative reviews, but over 2000 positive ones so I didn't check before buying. One user reports getting a dingy used bra with the fake tag attached.. yikes! I never really thought about fake or sketchy bra sellers - at least in this price range - it seems too niche.
We will see how this refund goes, wanted to give you all a warning to watch out for this seller
My main question is why?? I'm would likely buy this bra NWOT as many eBay sellers list them and not had any problems, but there's no way I'm letting this scummy seller keep my money Read more 156 more words
This bra has zero support. The mesh is super stretchy, will work on very shallow and firm breasts. A good bra for smaller sizes that are shallow that want an unpadded bra. Very sheer. Band is a little loose, I would wear it on the second hook, so size down in the band if you like them snug/firm.
I have shallow and wide boobs, and while this is an ~ok fit, I have tried on enough different styles to know this one is not worth keeping.
Pros: The band is quite firm for a 30. Most of the time, I have to wear 30s on the tightest hook when new - this one would fit someone who measures for a 28. Also, it is very pretty as a potential t-shirt bra, as it is smooth under clothes (though the yellow is more canary/mustard than I expected from the Nordstrom photo, which made it look more chartreuse).
The main reason I will not be keeping it is because the countoured cups slightly cut into my breast tissue, giving minor quad-boob. This is evident when the mesh/lace is pulled down. I am not terribly surprised, given that it's a moulded one-piece cup, and with my very shallow shape, I do best with cups that have 2 vertical seams.
First impressions: I love it. It provides a nice lift without being over the top. I have wide set,short roots, shallow, tuberous, full on bottom breasts. It's difficult to find a bra that fits well but it also flattering. It's also super comfortable and I don't find that the lace is itchy or uncomfortable.
Hallelujah, I've found my holy grail everyday wear bra!!! Thank you sooo much reddit and bratabase - I'm forever indebted to you!!! I have shallow, FOB, wide-set breasts and for years wore 34B bras. Then I got fitted at Victoria's Secret and life improved when I started wearing 32C, but even so, I still had that horrible gaping problem often enough that I started researching online and discovered that I'm actually a 30C/30D!!! I got fitted in a wonderful boutique lingerie store where the sales associate suggested that I try the Natori Feathers bra, and I couldn't believe that a plunge bra with such light padding gave me SO ...MUCH cleavage and it didn't gape at all!! The 30C fit ok, but gave me slight quadboob after it settled from scooping/swooping. The 30D fits better, but when my body is in certain positions, it does accentuate my armpit fat (I'm not sure what's the proper term for that) a bit with the first few wears. Regardless, I'll gladly accept that problem since it stretches out over time and because everything else about this bra is amazing!! I bought a few of them for super cheap on eBay and they are the bras I wear the most. I just wish that there was a push-up strapless version of this bra so I could wear with my low-cut/strapless outfits. The only other problem is finding my right size in other brands since I have been using this as my benchmark and it tends to run a bit small. I've been dying to get a freya moulded cup bra, and I've been debating whether to try 28DD or 28D. Any advice is gladly welcome! Read more 172 more words
I wasn't going to buy any bras today but I've been lusting after a Natori Feathers forever and when I saw this baby at Nordstrom in 30C (one of maybe like 4 bras available in 30 backs?) I had to try it. And then I absolutely had to splurge on it because IT FITS MEEEEEE~
The band runs tight, not quite a 28 but tight enough that I think I can get away with wearing it on the loosest hooks for now. The cups are lined and soft and seem flexible enough to fit just about anybody. The lining ends very close to the edge of my nipple but ...the mesh part covers everything just fine.
Plunge bras are usually a quadra-nightmare for me but this one is sooooo comfortable. I'm starting to think that my boobs must be close set because the wires on most of my bras are usually sitting on breast tissue at the centre gore, something I've only recently noticed (and need to update on other reviews). So I appreciate that the Feathers doesn't have any stabby wires there.
Despite the label explaining that this bra is meant for high-impact exercise, it failed the high impact bounce test for me. This would be a good bra for low intensity workout. And Yoga.
For a 32 the band is quite tight. As a matter of fact, it only stretches out to 77cm and that was pushing it to the limit. It wouldn't budge past that. So it feels more like a 30 to me.
The molded cups sort of fit. The gore doesn't tack (my guess is because it is too shallow for me), but curiously, the gores never tack for me in sports bras. Not Freya Sonic, not Panache, and ...not this one either. I wonder why that is. The wires are also extremely flimsy, and very very wide (around 17.5cm wide in this size).
With all that being said, it might look like everything I'm writing is negative, but I assure you I am actually pretty satisfied with how this bra fits. Out of all encapsulation sports bras I tried, this one definitely fits the best. And the bra is very comfy-- the only issue I have is the black trim on the gore sometimes bends for me.
I love the straps on this. They're not adjusted the normal slider way but with a hook. So you can detach the hook and make it into a crossover as well. So much nicer than it being a J-hook (I hate the J-hook).
This is the most comfortable bra I've ever worn!! It has fantastic support despite seamless foam construction and some stretch material. It gives a very nice, rounded shape, even to my poor deflated mom-boobs. The foam is just thick enough to prevent headlights but thin enough to look natural.
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle
This review is for the black colorway.
This is a fantastically comfortable bra. It is lightweight and breathable, so great for summer, and it absolutely disappears under even the slinkiest of blouses. If they have your size, get it. You will not regret it.
I will definitely say this is a practical bra for me, because I do not really care for the stained-glass-window deal that bra makers love to use for many DD+ bras, but everything else about it makes up for that. I often have problems with underwires poking me in the boob ...at the sternum, but the center gore is definitely low enough that it is no issue. I am pleased with the coverage I get in spite of it being a plunge bra, and I like that it isn't really padded because sometimes you just want to wear a regular dang bra already. As far as shape goes, well, it is a pretty natural shape for me, with a tiny bit of lift and some nipple discretion from the padding, so it basically looks like I am not wearing a bra at all - and THAT, my friends, is the mark of a top-notch bra. So in spite of the funny sheer triangle on top of the cups, I will still say that I am in love. Definitely worth every penny.
6 month update (more like 8 months): The mesh band has stretched out a lot, more than I would have hoped for the price considering I haven't had it even a year, but it is still good on the tightest set of hooks. I will have to look into taking it in within the next few months, though.
I also have problems with the Orange-in-a-Glass effect a lot, and this bra is no exception, meaning I am a little to FOB for it. The wrinkles at the base of the cup are pretty definite when the bra is not being worn, but they disappear, more or less, when I put it on, and you can't tell at all under clothes.
Overall, I would still say it was a worthwhile purchase. I have worn it as a daily bra and often to work (where I should probably be wearing a sports bra, on account of physical labor, but I don't have one), and it's held up nicely. Read more 293 more words
This is the best fit I have found so far. The gore lies flat, the band doesn't ride up, and it's very comfortable. The cups are a little too wide, and there is empty space near the outer edge of the underwire. However, in the next cup size down (a 30DD), the underwire sits on top of breast tissue near the outer edge. There seems to be a large difference in cup size between the 30DD and 30DDD, although all the cups seem to run small for their size. The bra is lovely though, with very light moulding under mesh.
This is technically a 32:7, but sports bras seem to always run tight in the band and large in the cup, at least in my experience. For reference, I'm around a 30:9 right now, and this bra is pretty comfortable. The band only stretches to 30.5 inches, which is perfect for me.
Some nice features it has: low gore, half-adjustable but convertible straps, and soft padding around the wires.
I have yet to actually work out in it, but when I jump there's no bounce at all, so I think it's going to work out great.
My only complaints would be the bottom of the cups collapsing in (which is mostly fixed simply by tightening the straps and converting to racerback) and the bottom of the band scrunching up. It does this even when the bra is off, but especially when I'm wearing it and my pregnancy belly pushes on it. That's really just a cosmetic issue, though.
I'm looking for a good strapless bra, and I love the regular Natori Feathers bra. Surely the strapless Feathers would at least kind of, somewhat fit? Ha! Ha ha ha HA! No. The band is okay; I usually wear a 30 but the 32 was fine in this bra, both snug enough and stretchy enough. The cup volume was more or less okay, but the shape is ridiculous on me: the cups are too tall and way too closed on top for my tall roots, so even with my small shallow boobs there's tissue folding over on top. Good for entertainment value only; once I stop laughing I guess I have to keep looking for a strapless thing that fits.
I was quite happy to find that this bra is extremely comfortable. It provides a nice round smooth shape under clothing. The straps are fully adjustable, but I think it would have provided a little more stability had the elastic been a little wider. I also find the center of the cups very open and my bigger breast tends to wiggle towards the center as the day goes on. So for someone with a lot of natural center fullness this might not be for you. Overall I'm very happy with my purchase and I only spent $19 for this bra at Nordstrom Rack.
This is a beautiful bra by @Natori. I feel so sexy in this bra. It's comfortable, sexy, lacy, and fits like a dream. After a while, my breasts will fall a little towards the gore but it's still a wonderful bra.
Very comfortable fit. The lace is not itchy, and it stretches well. My only problem with this bra is that the cup attaches to the strap VERY high, so it will not be wearable under certain shirts. The plunge is nice, and the cups are supportive while the liner feels like the most comfortable tshirt you've ever worn.
Super flattering! This is probably my best-fitting bra to date. The band is a comfortable length. I have owned it for about two weeks and am currently wearing on the outermost hooks. I am 15 months post-partum and still nursing my son several times daily. The cups fit best when I am at my fullest. When I am not full of milk, there is some wrinkling in the lacy mesh part at top. The wires are wide enough to not dig into the edge of my breast, but outer edges of the cups dig into my armpit. The gore is a great width for my natural breast separation. The cups are lightly lined, but not padded. Plungy enough to wear with v-neck shirts, and easy enough to slip aside the cup for occasional brief nursing.
Wow! Natori does it again https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I think I just found my new fav bra!! This thing is amazingly comfortable and adorable! I LOVE the colors, the pink and lavender overlaying each other. Too cute. And it's like I'm not even wearing a bra! So lightweight.
This bra is like a jazzed up version of the Feathers. Same cut, same style, but THIS one has 3 rows of hooks....YAY!!!! That's always a major selling point for me. I just wish the band was a bit tighter, or that they made this in a 28G! But it's still def wearable. And I'm sure ...I will wear this one out by the end of the summer! Lol!! This is gonna be the perfect bra for those hot days to wear under a tank top. It gives such a nice rounded shape but without all that padding and bulkiness. I love that it's a plunge, too, very low-cut! My only gripe is the band being a bit too loose but that was expected. I'm def hanging onto this one, and highly recommend it https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 85 more words
I bought this bra to wear with a few corsets that come up higher on my torso and make an underwire very uncomfortable. This is probably one of the few 't-shirt' bra styles that I'll admit to liking. The modified plunge style cut makes it wearable with many deeper necklines while still being full coverage enough to not risk a wardrobe malfunction when worn with a corset. I have the underwire version of this bra as well. I don't know if I'd wear this soft cup sans corset for anything but lounging around but it suits the purpose I intended and creates the desired aesthetic in shaping though the lack of underwire means it provides only moderate support.
All I can say is Wow! This is a wonderfully fitting bra. I have to say it's much prettier in person, as I wasn't very impressed by any of the images online. But it could be that the incredible fit is influencing me in some way. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> This bra would be good for shallow breasts with a wide and/or tall root. Largely invisible under shirts, and the narrow straps are perfect for tank tops. I'm really in love! This bra has a molded cup that's overlain by a stretchy mesh. The mesh is edged in a soft stretch lace. The wings are made of a very pretty lace, and I was surprised by the firmness of the band despite its stretchy material. The one drawback is that the lace edging along this cups is a little bulky, and is visible under some t-shirts.
So this is the bra I used to live in when I thought I was shallow. I know it's not recommended for projected breasts, but honestly I may not care. Theres about a finger width of space at the bottom of the cup between the wire and my IMF, and the bottom of the cup puckers a bit. Probably due to being too shallow so its pushed down a bit. But it's one of the few plunges I can get to work. The wires are also a bit wide on the side. Wear the top of molded portion sits near the strap pulls away a bit, but not ...terribly noticeably. I remember it being fairly comfortable, though I was wearing 34DD previously. I tried that on, and similar to my DD/E dilemma in the BMs, I can wear a DD, but I have to be very careful with the scoop and swoop or I end up falling out the middle. I may have to get both and wear them a bit to decided.
Reasons I'm thinking of keeping it despite it being top shallow include: it's still pretty comfy, its readily available in a variety of colors, unlike BMs I can wear it with sleeveless tops, it looks good under clothes.
Reasons I'm thinking of ditching it: now that I know better I'm definitely more aware of the lower wire placement being off (it's not uncomfortable but its noticeable), I may be better off in a 34DD after some settling (will have to wait and see), my eyes go straight to the bump/wrinkle in the bottom of the cup and it bugs me, even though others might not even notice! Read more 170 more words