FINALLY, A STRAPLESS BRA NOT MANUFACTURED BY SATAN HIMSELF ! I just wore it for two minutes to try on, but it actually fit. You have to understand, though, that the next closest fitting strapless I have is a 36C. I usually wear that with a bandeau overtop and just have to hike it up every five minutes throughout the day https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":p" />
Bought this one from another bratabase user. I'm pretty excited: it fits. I'm always pretty excited if something fits. Tried it on, took some pics and in the first instance I was a bit dissapointed: it doesn't stay put. At all. On the smallest hook, Then there's also the issue with it's odd cup. The bit where it goes up straight after the wire, and then the top 'seals' it off? The oddly wide wires? The 'quad boob' in the pic is simply from the bra slipping. It fits like a dream with straps on, and doesn't ride up. OK; ALMOST perfect. I have a tiny bit of cup ...wrinkling at the sides but I have to go out of my way to feel it. You can't see it.
Some puzzling later (and a full day of wear with straps) I figured out something: This bra has a band that is supposed to sit higher on your back than I'm used to, compared to the bottom. And suddenly the wires lose their odd angle a bit, and suddenly any quad boob/non bottom filling is gone. And we have cleavage. And, on the second hook it seems to stay put slightly better without the straps; I might test this at some point but I'm not convinced this really is a strapless that will work on my 25.5 in underbust. Maybe for short whiles.
But still, quite happy. It looks natural under clothes. It's comfy, and even if I can't go strapless; I still have the option of crossed-back, halter, etc. .
Now I hope it doesn't stretch out too much. Read more 159 more words
This strapless bra was all wrong for me. the wires are too wide for me as I have a more narrow shape, and the cups gave me quad-boob and a orange in a glass shape at the same time.... this bra will definitely be resold.
This bra is almost there. It's a million times better than my old 36D strapless that it is replacing, yay!
Issues: The band isn't quite wide enough around, and gives me some lumpy backfat. I can't quite fill the bottoms of the cups, they wrinkle a bit. The cups go up a litttttle high on the sides under the armpit and close in, which gives me quadboob (in the armpit area). The gore sits on breast tissue a little bit and when I adjust that it gives a little bit of quadboob in that area.
I think I need to go up about half a ...cup size, heh. If I get a chance I'll try on a 32GG just to see if it makes a difference.
Other than those issues, it puts my breasts at a good place, looks nice and rounded, and feels quite supportive so I'll be keeping it for now until I can possibly swap or find something better.
I haven't tried it on under a dress/shirt yet so I'll let you know how that works out. Read more 76 more words
I can't decide if the cups are too big or too small for me. But I think this bra is just completely the wrong shape for me. The cups are pretty closed on top, so they give me some slight quadboob, but the bottom of the cups seem to have just some bit of empty space which I'm guessing is the orange in a glass effect due to my full on the bottom boobs. There seems to be a lot of minimising effect going on due to the shape of the cups. I had some difficulty fastening the hooks, but it stretched out to be comfortable ...after 2 wears.
I love the soft, smooth material, though the colour is a bit light to be completely "nude" for me. There are silicone strips on the band, I guess to tighten the grip on the skin and they actually chafe after a few hours of wear, and I feel pretty miserable. This is my problem with silicone strips in general, so not everyone will have that problem. I prevented the strips from chafing with a cotton pad on each side, and the bra held up all day without threatening to become a belt.
Overall, I think this would be a great bra if it's the right shape for your breasts. I've seen it look fab on some bloggers, but it just looks a bit meh on me. Read more 127 more words
The smallish center gore is good for those who don't have a lot of space there. I can't say how supportive it is, since it's too big for me--I recently got a 30G Deco strapless, and that works much better. The cups are flattish/empty at the bottom on me, but otherwise seemed like a plausible fit at the time. Aside from the wrong size, I'm not really a fan of the shape it produces, very bland, at least with my natural shape. It's also nude, and I realized that since most of my dresses are black, it would make more sense to have a black bra to blend in. I think it would work great for someone who likes the Panache shape, and in the right size.
Fits comfortably and gives decent support, but not a lot of uplift. Like most Panache bras, the wires are fairly wide and flexible, which almost makes it look like a minimizer. The detachable straps are nice--thin and unpadded. Something about the cup construction seems to cause it to crease under the cups. I think I've figured out what--the cups don't project forward from the underwire. Instead, they have a little bit of a flange. If there were more structure to the cups this probably wouldn't be an issue, but the cups are so flimsy that they fold over. When this happens, the cups are catching my breasts, not supporting them. Overall, it's a bad look. Putting the straps on fixes it, but that totally defeats the purpose.
I have the Porcelain Moulded in the strap version, and it's actually one of my more comfortable bras, so I had hoped this would be much the same. It's not. The band is too loose, so I know even after only trying it on, I would be pulling at this constantly, not feeling secure in it at all. It's being returned today. There are not a lot of strapless bras it seems, so it could be a challenge to find a really good one. The bra is very similar to the regular Porcelain, but it feels looser and less comfortable. The cups fit fairly well, but again, not quite the same as the regular.