Even getting this bra at a deep discount (more than 40% off regular retail of $38 USD) was not enough to persuade me to keep it. This is my second bra from Felina (this brand's parent company) and I'm about ready to give up them for good. I have one more coming from kohls.com, a Paramour Sophia vertical seam half cup. The cut looks similar to the Felina Lana I tried which did look pretty amazing on, so maybe Sophia will be a keeper.
The band in this and in the Felina Lana I tried felt a bit tight in a 36 on ...my 33.5" ribcage. If I needed a larger cup size I'd consider getting a 38 as this only goes up to a US G (DDDD or UK F) but cup volume was not the issue for me. It's so useful to post and review pictures here on bratabase because I can often see fit issues that I can't feel when the bra is on or see looking in the mirror. In the case of this Captivate Lace it turned out to be the apex projection of the cups; basically there is none. My boobs look squared off, lol!
This bra is undeniably pretty, especially (imho) in the black/blush combination I purchased. The sheer lace is lovely and and is matched on the tops of the cups, though not on the bottoms. I like the combination of floral lace on the front with the sheer pointelle pattern on the back. There is even lace on the straps. But then there are so many places where they cheaped out on quality. The lace on the top of the cups has no stretch and is not fitted well to the bottoms. I have wrinkles in the top of the cups and in-cup quadding at the horizontal seam. They could have used clear elastic at top edge of the cups to help fit the lace better, but instead they used a thin plastic(?) strip to stabilize the lace. It looks and feels cheap. The band is powermesh which is also not the most comfortable thing, and this bra has side stays which did not bother me while I wore it but I can see in my side view picture the stays are cutting in so after a day's wear they would probably hurt.
Felina/Paramour has some really great looking styles. I just wish they would concentrate more on fit and quality. Read more 317 more words
I love the unlined cups- I am now in love with these Paramour bras. It is non padded but not see through. I bought 2 different Paramour bras and I prefer the Sweet Revenge over this Captivate (but love them both). The three section cup (which I love) gives me great support good lift and great cleavage this bra is very comfortable and looks great under shear blouses. While I would never admit this in my daily life these bras are quite sexy with the slight see thru lace. The cups literally hold my boobs in place all day long. I am finding the ...underwire is slightly too wide and the cup size slightly too small. But I think this is more an issue with my body build than the bra. I would 100% buy this again. One more thing that I wanted to note was the straps are nice and thick and they have this U shape that goes across the back and I feel like it helps reduce fallen straps.
It is fairly comfortable (for a bra): adjustable shoulder strap that are wider than average (a pro for comfort not so much for look) its a bit stiff so I'm moving around a lot or bending a lot I'm reminded that I'm wearing a bra but not uncomfortably, it doesn't dig in, straps don't fall off shoulder, .
It is very nice looking the lace is pretty and consistent throughout the whole bra, cut is sexy. it is a very pretty and lacy bra. The surprise is that it is also very supportive. It is hard to find both qualities in a bra when you wear DDD cups. Very pleased with it.
I found this on a website about 3 section cups and thought I would share it: To understand why this bra style is so perfect for larger breasts, it helps to understand what role seams play in a bra’s design. Partly, they are there to reinforce and strengthen the fabric, which is why seams are common on D+ bras in the first place. Even unlined seamed bras can be surprisingly supportive. Seams are also there to provide shaping. Vertical and horizontal ones do different things. Vertical seams ‘direct’ the breast tissue upwards, increasing the amount of lift you get. Horizontal ones, on the other hand, allow the cups to be deeper (i.e. curve out further forwards), creating a more rounded shape. A bra with vertical seams alone can be very lifting, but be too shallow for a full bust and/or have a flattening effect from the side. That’s why the 3-part cup with both seam types is perfect for larger, heavier breasts – it boosts lift and support while also ensuring there’s plenty of room in the cup for a projected bust.
I highly recommend this bra. Size: 40 DDD Color: Sugar Baby Read more 366 more words
I saw this bra on Amazon and thought it was exquisite. In real life it is even prettier than the picture. Three hooks in the back and just enough stretchiness to be comfortable. There is no space in the gore. The wires could not be closer together unless they were overlapping. So pretty that I might be tempted to wear it under a semi-sheer white blouse or shirt
This is a very pretty bra. Unfortunately, my breasts don’t fill the cup from either the top or bottom, even after doing the swoop and scoop. It could be due to the size (which I’m waiting on the smaller cup size to come to compare) or a shape mismatch.
I have this bra in the black and white color combo and wanted to try it in the sugar baby color. This bra fits nothing like the other one, even though they are the same size. I can't decide if its poor workmanship or what.
Like the other one, this has firm lace with no stretch in the cup. In this bra, it flattens out my center fullness and pushes the tissue outward and upward. Three is also significant in-cup quadding at the horizontal seam. It seems like the seam tape is sewn too tightly. Or something.
Also getting some upside down seven action and an unflattering shape at the apex, so I'm not spending too much time trying to diagnose what's up with this. It's just going back.
Epic fail in consistency.
Me: short & narrow roots, center full, close set, pendulous, petite, short waisted, low set, fairly even fullness, narrow shoulders, soft
The Great Amazon Prime Wardrobe Try-On, Part 3 My shape: full on bottom, soft tissue, narrow shoulders/roots. Appearance: This bra is striking in the contrast of the black lace on the white lining. Remind me of fancy, floral Oreos. Fit: Ok, so I tried on a different Paramour bra with my first Prime Wardrobe order, and that one was a 32G. The band didn't even stretch to 30 with that one, so I went ahead and tried this size, 34G, thinking that it would fit closer to my actual size. Nope, this band stretches to 34 pretty much exactly. Whaaaaat. This brand has some weird band sizing issues, or the ...first bra I tried was some freak one-off. Who knows! The wires are wider on this one; they remind me of Curvy Kate wires in shape. Anyways, as you can see by the pictures, this definitely does not fit me. I'm quadding all over the place. This would probably fit if it was one or two cup sizes larger, but I'm more than likely not going to be trying any more Paramour bras. (Mostly because my sizes are hardly available as a Prime Wardrobe option.) Read more 84 more words
This was one of the 8 bras I tried in my first Amazon Prime Wardrobe Box! (Sadly, 8/8 did NOT fit) HOLY SHALLOW CUPS! This bra is like, seriously, at least 2 sizes too small. I didn't do enough research on their size range, obviously, hahah! I don't understand how they can call this a 32 band, when it doesn't even stretch to 30 inches. Despite the fact that it's so small, this bra is really pretty. I ordered the aquarelle color, which is a nice shade of blueish green/teal. I also liked the delicate lace on the straps; makes for a nice feminine touch.
This isn't a style of bra I would typically wear, but I was at Kohls and decided to see what they had in 32DD. I was pleasantly surprised to find this and a 32DDD on the clearance rack, that were returned from online orders. I went ahead and tried on both. This bra fit surprisingly well, although I didn't buy it since I didn't care for the look of it under a shirt. The band was a bit on the snug side, but I think it would have been alright after a few wears. I do feel like the cup fit quite well ...other than the fabric being a bit wrinkly, and I don't think that was a fit issue so much as just the thin delicate fabric at top, although it did seem to be wrinkly on just one side. I also typically have issues with IMF and the underwire sitting too low, it seemed to be good on this bra. Overall I liked the fit of this bra, but it is not a style I would wear especially since it is a bit visible under a shirt. I was mostly trying it on in hopes it would give me an idea of Paramour's fit so I could order something in a different style online and at least have a good starting point for size. If you are looking at Paramour at least in this style I would possibly recommend a larger band size if you don't want it to be really snug.
I didn't have a measuring tape with me so I could measure the bra, but I would appreciate opinions on the fit. lcl0706wendybien pics are here http://bra.pe/ME67/ and all of me unless some get added, but it's the white lace with tags on it. Read more 207 more words