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 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.
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.
I just bought this bra after getting sized for the first time at Nordstrom. I'm so soso unbelievably in love with this bra. It's the most comfortable underwire bra I've ever worn.
Some of my favorite things about this bra: It's what I'm calling "semi-moulded." It offers the support of a moulded cup, with the freedom and fit of an unlined cup (not to mention it helps cover hard nipples). It has 3 rows of hooks! Huzzah! The lace at the cleavage is beautiful and does not pucker under clingy fabric. Speaking of fabric, the fabric of the bra is so silky and soft. I was petting my boobs without realizing it ...for 15 minutes before my boyfriend asked me what I was doing. Lol. It comes in multiple colors!
I'll try to update this as I wear it in but right now, I'm absolutely glowing with happiness over this bra.
Update 2/23/17: This is still the most amazing bra. I feel like this is the epitome of how a bra should fit. It's so comfortable. I love it so much that I bought the same style in grey! Read more 73 more words
Ordered one cup size up as most people recommended. It has a gloriously low center gore which is awesome for this of us who are very narrow set (check out the crazy marks from my other bras). Comfortable and fit well initially until you start looking at the details. Slightly quadding on my larger size (but not really noticeable), wires would not stay on my IMF. It created this weird contour (wrinkles) on the lower portion of the cup. Straps are slightly too wide with lower end straps with rough edges (vs plush ones with picot edges) and dig into my armpit fat. This is likely better for someone less projected. For reference, I'm FoB, projected with wide/short roots and narrow set.
I usually wear a 30F in Parfait by Affinitas. I was in immediate need of more bras since going from a D to a G (in US sizing) and needed a nude bra for an event. I went to one of the bra boutiques in my area and saw this bra, which I used to have in a 32D. Since none of the other nude bras in my size at the boutique were giving me a nice shape, I decided to cut my losses and go with this one.
The band is understandably loose and the gore doesn't sit flat against my sternum. The first one of this bra in a 32G was of awful quality. One of the underwires popped out by the gore after it's second wear. The boutique owner sent it to Natori and it was quickly replaced in less than 2 weeks. I have had the replacement since October and have had no further issues.
I got this bra pre-loved but in excellent shape, and I am happy with it.. I really needed another sports bra. The one I have is grey with black trim. It has underwires and padding - encapsulation style. Normally I wear 30FF, but this one actually fits quite well except for the too-wide wires. I wonder if the 32G is US sizing, which I think would be the equivalent for a 32F or 30FF UK. The only thing I found while moving around in it was that the straps came up a smidge high under my arms, but not enough to irritate my skin while working out. The straps can be adjusted, and I was on the tighter setting, so maybe lowering this would help. The wires are too wide for me at 6.1", as I normally need 5.1-5.4", but it didn't seem to affect things much. I worked out with this bra, but I'd still prefer my shock absorber compression bra for jumping around. This bra will be better for 'gentler' exercises.
This review is for the Truffle/Lavender Mist colorway.
It's a pretty bra, and I never would have thought I'd like a brown bra so much (it's usually not my color). However, there are a couple of fit issues that just make it less than ideal.
First, the cups run small. I was fitted less than a month ago as a 30G or 30GG, so the band also might be on the small side. The elastic on the top of the cups could definitely cause some quad-boob if one is not careful, although that was not really a problem for me.
Second, the cup construction means that the weight of the breast ...is all carried by the bottom panel, and the prominent horizontal seam = pointy boobs. Now that I have noticed, I can also see it a little in the product photos of models on the Natori and Nordstrom sites, although it's harder to tell because of the careful posing and touching up.
Third, the underwires come up just a tad too high in the center for true comfort and forgetting I'm wearing it. I have this problem all the time, though, so not a huge surprise.
In short, an ok bra but not a great one. It is getting returned so the money can go towards something I like better. Read more 108 more words
I just purchased this Natori Reflex push-up bra, and I'm wearing it at home, with tags on, to see if I want to keep it. It's definitely the best fit for me out of the plethora that I tried on at Nordstrom Rack today.
My ribcage is 27" around, upon exhaling, but 28" normally. However, I am so accustomed to wearing 36D bras that almost all of the 30 bands felt uncomfortably tight. I can actually fit my whole hand between this band and my back, but I think that the band is nevertheless staying in place at the loosest hook setting, and it's pretty comfortable (it'll take ...me some time to get used to even this much constriction, I think).
There is some padding in the bra, towards the bottom and lateral side (nearer to the arm than the sternum). The underwire (and padding) come right up under the roots of my breasts, so that's comfy. The gore seemed to tack to my sternum earlier, but the top of the gore is now leaning away from my chest, slightly.
I seem to have a very minimal amount of quadboob when inhaling, but not when I've exhaled, as I tried to demonstrate in the photos from above. I feel like the line is pretty smooth.
I do still have quite a bit of underarm fat, but I don't know that I'd want the side of the bra to come up any higher, as some of the bras I tried with higher sides chafed the undersides of my upper arms, and I'm happy that this one doesn't do so. What do you folks think? Should I keep looking for something that will contain my underarm fat better?
I'm pretty pleased with the shape this gives me (some projection, not too flattened to the sides, nor too pointy), as well as the smooth lines under clothing. Hooray for no nipple show-through!
The straps seem to be nicely adjustable for my short torso, and stay up without any problems despite my sloped shoulders.
A girlfriend who is helping me to assess the bra thinks that it looks better under tops without any gathering at the neckline (as if the projection is too pronounced under tops with gathering...).
Any tips or thoughts about whether I'd be better off keeping or returning this one would be appreciated! Read more 278 more words
so uncomfortable and unsupportive. i think it's just too wide for my boobs and awkwardly shallow at the bottom which leads to the unfortunate fold of empty fabric and quadboobing at the top. even though the cup continues round under my armpit it somehow manages to give me armpit fat. it chafes horribly under the arm as well. the one time i wore it i actually got blisters. wtf. and weirdly enough without underwire my boobs steadily creep out the bottom of the bra. the fit is just off. for me at least. and it's hideous!!
ABOUT THIS BRA This is a molded, lightly lined plunge bra with top stretch lace.
Purchasing: * $68 on Amazon with free Prime shipping & returns * Not available with Amazon Wardrobe. * Available in black, white, four shades of beige (including the purchased shade “Cosmetic”), and navy. (Other sizes have more color options.)
ABOUT ME: petite with wide, horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection (not shallow nor super projected) * average-set (one finger width of space between breasts) * wide roots (extend to the mid-axillary line) * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full) * short root ...height, average vertical placement * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away) * conical shape (but will squish to round) * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FoB due to short roots and soft tissue * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame * front (anterior) rib flares (not usually a fit issue, but I like that longlines make them disappear)
Band: * length: back rides up AND top is ever looser (so outer end of wire is unsupported) * wings: height good, smooth line
Gore: Tacks. Height & width fine.
Straps: * Too far apart, slip. * Adjust short enough.
Cups: * Wire sits on axillary breast tissue. * Breast pushes wimpy wire away (gap at tip of wire). * Top of cup: smooth line BUT too short, nipple escapes when bending over * Bottom of cup: major wrinkles (not enough immediate projection at wire) – contour foam scrunches into the gap AND ire pushed down to find more cup depth * Cup apex: breasts are moving to the center to find more space * Side view: flat (minimized), rounded * Front view: wide (east-west) * Outer edge of cup cuts into Tail of Spence.
Appearance Under Clothing: * Under a thin tee-shirt, the lace-mesh seam is visible. * Boat-neck does NOT reveal bra. * Sleeveless shirt shows straps at shoulders and band/wing in armhole.
ASSESSMENT & PLAN * 32G (this size): band too big, cups small (narrow & shallow) * 32DDD (-1 cup size, brand uses US sizing): band fits (probably d/t boob taking up part of band), cups small (narrow & shallow) * Considered trying a 30-band, but that wouldn’t solve all the other fit problems caused by shallow, molded cups. Read more 274 more words
Oh-So-Soft Cups!!! Such comfortable fabric! Not sure what they used for the padding; feels more substantial than spacer fabric, but thinner than Memory Foam and more pliable than typical Contour Cups. Plus, the lace across the top lays nicely flat and doesn't show under a thin top.
*Unfortunately the shape is wrong for me. Cups are nicely rounded (especially from profile angle) but are also very East/West. Distance between apexes is much too wide, flattening me out in the middle. No cleavage whatsoever! With proper Swoop & Scoop I was able to fill the top and bottom of the cups fine. Cups feel tall on my short torso. *Gore ...is too wide on me and doesn't lay flat at the top of the wire. * Outer wires reach too far under my arms. * Band is made with a very fine gauge microfiber on the outside and an inner mesh liner. Thin, flocked elastic on the edges. The strength of the elastic matches the strength of the band, making the whole thing quite comfortable, if not maybe short-lived. *Straps are 1/2" wide and quite stretchy. Comfortable, but feel like they'd be short-lived as well. Read more 82 more words
As with most Natori T-shirt bra styles, the band is very stretchy, the fabric(s) it’s made of are soft, and the underwires are pretty bendy compared to the firm type used by Panache. I usually wear unlined cut and sew bra styles, however I keep a few T-shirt bras around for when I need them - Natori keeps discontinuing the ones I find are a good fit to the point where they’re almost as bad as wacoal is about discontinuing their unlined bras that fit me well!
This was the first sports bra that I found in my size that kept me from bouncing all over the place. I really love the overall comfort of the bra, but the straps are too long so I had to cut off the extra as I only use the first few loops. Tried tucking the extra under the strap but it wouldn't stay. Wearing as a racer-back is difficult as you have to set the straps first then put over your head and removing after a workout is a workout in itself, but I guess it's what you get used to when needing more structured support for the ta-ta's. I have this in multiple colors so that I can rotate my bras and give them time to dry out.
I love how adjustable and secure the strap settings are on this bra. Unfortunately if you want to wear as a racer-back you have to set the straps first then try to put it on which is kinda difficult to do, so I try not to so much. It's very comfortable, but not very much support compared to Panache Sport if you're going to be doing high intensity workouts.
Bra kept my boobs too far apart and under my armpits. I like some cleavage/lift, and this was just the opposite. Elastic around bottom of band was unusually tight...more so than top of band. Gore cut into my sternum. If the band had been a bit larger, perhaps it would have been comfortable (fabric was very soft). Just not the fit I'm looking for.
I don't have much experience with Natori, but based on this bra and a few others, they definitely run large in the cup. The sizing is US, so this should equate to a 32F in UK sizing. I typically wear a 30F in freya and a 65FF in Ewa. This bra was way too big on me, so keep that in mind with my review. I also reviewed a 32DDD (still too big).
This bra is an awesome shade of purple, and I'm really sad it didn't fit. The cups were far too large, and while the band *fit*, it would probably stretch out very quickly. This ...is an encapsulation style bra. The straps are nice and thick, and you can cross them in the back. They are a little unique (its not your usual doubled over strap slider thing, but the same hook you would see on the end of a multiway bra, with multiple discrete loops for it to hook on). It took some getting used to - if you have to hook the straps all the way up, you have a long tail of strap that just kind of hangs out back there. However, this could be because the bra was way too big for me, so I needed the tightest straps possible to assess fit. I really like how they cross however - the j-hook on the Panache sports bra seems way too close to my neck for comfort, while these straps put the cross square in the middle of my shoulder blades.
I strongly recommend sizing down in this bra (remember, I'm a 30F/FF and the 32DDD was still too big for me). The bra also seemed very tall at the sides (and rubbed in my armpits), but if you have enough boob to fill it out, that may not actually be an issue - it just was for me because it was too too big. . Read more 216 more words