This is an awesome vintage Olga longline I picked up this morning; My very first open-bottom! : ) Unfortunately, the garter straps (3 on a side) have been cut off, but I can always add some new ones!
The bra fits me pretty well, but the cups are just a little large. This may correct itself as the bra forms to my body, though. The cups are sheer lace with double stitching, vertical and horizontal. They are not wired; they have a thick, heavy elastic band that runs all the way around the perimeter of the cups, so my breasts kind of get squeezed through the elastic band into place, giving them lift and projection.
This was my best fitting bra prior to losing 75 pounds. However, I didn't know anything about bra fitting, and I suspect the band was too loose and cup too small even at the higher weight.
A year ago, the bra was comfortable, and didn't attract attention (meh!) under clothing. I did have problems with the bra straps loosening, but it still remained on my shoulders (I have a problem with the left shoulder strap on many bras). I suspect the straps loosening was due to the overly large band size.
Pros Comfort cute pattern
Cons didn't fit well enough to improve appearance top edge of cup rolled
Based on the self-measurements, I'll be ordering ...in the 32F range very soon, and plan on spending more $$ than I have in the past. I'm FoB, and have a fair amount of underarm flap (weightloss or migration?) so I think I'll probably need side panel support (don't like torpedoes though). In sewn bras, I'm looking at Panache Tango II (but I'm only 5'3 and short waisted) and Envy Balconette; Fantasie Helena Balconnette. T-shirt bras include Fantasie Smoothing Moulded Balcony Bra; Freya Deco Moulded Plunge Bra. Hopefully I'll upload the results, as I desperately need new bras, and haven't a clue what to expect when ordering online. The fitting advise from the users on this site will undoubtedly save me time and the cost of some future shipping returns.
So, no nipples, smooth seams, bra strap slippage, and natural shape have always been my priorities. In the past, I rarely wore low necked, thin, or tight fitting clothing. However, with my new smaller size, I might find myself branching out. I'm already wearing much tighter, more revealing styles, even though my chemise with shelf-bra is inadequate and the Olga doesn't even remotely do the job anymore. Read more 189 more words
This my 2nd 'Lace Escape' . This one is also a 40DD. I didn't like the way the wires felt on the 1st one at first. But after I lost a little weight the wires were no longer an issue and my Lace Escape became one of my best fitting bras. That's why I jumped when I found this one on Poshmark.com for only $13 (plus $5 shipping). Ok, The Lace Escape is a full coverage, 3-part cups, The upper cups are made of soft lace and the center gore is as well. 3 hooks in the basck and 3/4" wide straps. This one is lt. pink in color. I think this bra fits me well and is pretty comfortable.
Bra is okay but wires seem extremely long and my breast tissue seems to pop out at the top yet not fill the bottom. However the part where the strap meets the cup/armpit area is way too high on my cheet. The model online shows the bra almost looking like a demi cut and is so high up on my chest I cannot wear any shirts with a decent neckline- they have to be crew or very high neck v. would have been comfortable if not so strange fitting.
I bought this bra used from Poshmark.com for 6$ and I wish I didn't because it is a weird bra. It fits but, is outdated and ugly. I'm not sure how old it is but the logo on the tag is an Olga logo from the 1980's or 90's. It is a seamless full coverage cupped bra. The cups fit but there is wrinkling in the upper cups on me. It has 4 hooks in the back. Not a very sturdy bra probably do to its well used state. It's old and wearing out.
This bra I bought on line from @HerRoom.com. It fits me alright except the wires are a little short on the outside and kind of stab my armpits. The inside of the underwires end down low in the low-cut gore area. Attempting all lot of cleavage I suppose.These cups fit me , they just aren't very comfy and don't think I could wear it for hours on end because of the underwires. The band I got in size 40 and is very snug ,giving me a lot of secure support. Anchoring securely my boobs with 3 hooks in the leotard back. 3/4 inch straps. 3 part ...cups with no verticle seam. The inside sections in stretchy lace. I think I might return it! Here is an up-date 4/14/19 , I never returned this bra to@ HerRoom. I recently tried it on again and it seems the underwire being uncomfortable isn't as bad as I thought. Maybe because of a 10 lb weight lose the wires do not poke me as bad. Infact I've wore the bra all day yesterday and had no problems really! Read more 80 more words
Was very comfortable when trying on, either stretched after first two washes or I wasn't thinking straight when I bought it.. Good things : The best thing about this bra are the padded - and wide straps. Band is near seamless and would be very comfortable if it fit ok. Dislike: Bottom of underwire sits on my ribcage (If I pull the straps any higher I will fall out the bottom of the bra) Flattens my bust. Top either cuts in or gapes depending on how I move. Side gapes.
This bra is sized at 38DD. Most of my bras that fit me are 38/40" band lengths. But this 38" bra is way to small to fit around me. So i guess it would be safe to say that it isn't "true to size". I haven't tried it with bra extenders yet because I can't find the extenders I have. This bras cups are lined and are really soft. From what I understand it is considered a minimiser bra.
Hands down, this used to be my absolute favorite bra when I wore a 38DD. I always appreciated the quality of Olga bras. This is a classic minimizer style, but the floral detail on the cup is really pretty. The innerluxe lining prevents and poking and it's super soft.
I love this bra, it's one of my favorites despite it's rather drab appearance. It's super comfortable, fits me well, and doesn't bother me throughout the day for the most part. If you're wide chested and you have "separate girls" you'll probably like this. Just don't plan on wearing it when you're going on any dates because it's not exactly hot date material. Lastly, I like it because I'm a girl that has small breasts and likes to go braless often, and this really brings the girls in from the sides just enough (that panel of color intersecting with the pattern isn't just for looks) to give me a boost and still make me look like I'm going commando in the right shirt.
Absolutely perfect fit. As a minimizer the cups have stretch that perfectly adapt to and cradle my breasts. The straps and band feel firm without being too tight. This bra has a stretch lace overlay over the cups that is pretty, but this bra on the whole is rather plain. A good comfortable everyday bra.
This bra is my very favorite out of all bras I have worn this far. I love how comfortable all Olga bras are, as I have tender shoulders due to nerve issues that tend to disqualify most bras for me. Adorable style for every day wear. Very supportive.
This is the best fitting bra I have, though it still causes me problems. The top of the wire pokes the tissue under my armpits. The bra slides down on my stomach and ribcage. It also has a minimizing effect.