Tried this beauty on when I was visiting a friend in Vancouver this past spring. My husband had to go over to record a podcast, so I tagged along and spent the afternoon with my friend. Among things, I tried a bunch of bras and this one was one of the better ones.
It's very beautiful and I love the colour and lace details on the straps. At the time, I had felt like it might not have had enough projection at the wire, but looking at the pictures, it seems like maybe it's more projected than I had thought. I feel like I the gore was low enough, and my soft tissue was contained fairly well.
I had some puffing in the 30E but the 30F was better. The band felt fine, especially after trying some really tight 30s.
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This bra is wonderful and impressive on so many levels: wonderfully low wings, silky soft beautiful fabric, and great projection. As other reviewer's said, the band does run large and stretchy. I would encourage anyone in a large cups size to try this. This bra fits me leaps and bounds better than any other molded cup I've tried. Unfortunately, its just a wee bit small on my right side. This isn't super noticeable in pictures, but under shirts the quad boob is clearly visible. I'd try the next size up, but as a g cup is as large as this comes, I'd have to sister size up and alter the band, which seems like too much hassle at this point, and for a $79 bra.
I bought this bra in a 32FF and a 34F, as I read the previous line (Masquerade) ran tight in the band. However, I would say this bra runs a little generous in the band and cup. I didn't even try on the 34F, as the 32FF band was plenty stretchy (I could easily fasten it on the second hooks). Only three rows of two hooks, sadly. I always prefer a three hook band.
I do get some gaping, but that's to be expected for a molded cup.
The tops of the cups, where they attach to ...the straps, do cut into my underarms a bit, but not terribly so.
This bra is invisible under a t-shirt.
The lace on the straps and band is very pretty, but it does flip up at the front of the band for me (because of my ribs/stomach/bad posture).
I did notice that the underwires don't match up where they meet the gore, one is shorter than the other. I've never had a bra do this, and I'm certainly surprised to see it on a $79 bra like this one. Not that big of a deal, but a little disappointing quality for the price.
The wire width is perfect, and after wearing it a few hours it did stay in my IMF. I'd say this is a great option for a t-shirt bra for projected and fairly narrow shapes.
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This is my third try/third size for this bra. Once again, this one doesn't fit either. I guess I just have to chalk it up to style. Maybe the cup is too tall, because it mostly fit very comfortably. The biggest issue was it gaped with anything other than perfect posture. The band was perfect as well as the height of the cup & wings under the arms. What I think was happening is the gore is too wide & tall for me and was doing something weird there. Bummer too! I'd really like to find the perfect seamless cup. For reference, I am functionally FoB, projected, with average roots, and sit low on chest.
Very soft, silky fabric on the outside of the cups, feels lovely to touch. The wings are lined with the same material. Good depth and projection for my averagely projected, tallish boobs but I had a bit of quadboobing and would fit better in a 30FF. The lace on the front of the straps is very pretty and not at all scratchy. I found it very comfortable and sometimes forgot I had it on.
The material of this bra is lovely: shiny, soft and comfortable. There's a lot of lace, tough to hide under shirts, a little too much for my taste. The band is nice and wide but super stretchy. However, the main issue for me is the cups: came nowhere close to filling out the top and the edges rubbed into my armpits a little. Cups simply too tall, not something sizing down would have fixed. Otherwise great perky shape. Seems solid and supportive in the cups.
The Ardour/Grace is one of the most projected molded bras out there. (The Amor is very shallow - the exact opposite!) While had enough bottom projection for me, and didn't gape at the top, it has a lot of center projection that I cannot fill because I am a little shallower. Shame because this bra is super pretty...
The band felt pretty firm at first, but relaxed after wearing it the first time. I'm new to properly fitting bands, so can't say if it's stretchy enough to merit sizing down.
The wires slide up during the day - I guess it's because the cups aren't projected enough and the band isn't quite tight enough. I tried a 28F, but it was slightly too large - though it may have been stretched out since the band was noticeably looser.
Edit: So five months into ABTF journey - kind of doesn't fit, but good enough to keep wearing until I find a good replacement.