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
The band is a bit small for a 32, moderately stretchy. This bra would be better for projected breasts with even fullness or FOT- definitely not my shallow, wide and FOB breasts. The top half of the cups are empty on me, leaving a pointy shape. It looks strange under clothes unless I put in some cookies to give a rounder shape and fill out some of the emptiness. The wide width works though, and I appreciate that this bra has 3 rows of hooks! If I were to try this bra again, I’d go down a cup size or two.
This bra is great for heavy boobs. The cups are a firm 1/4 inch thick all over and they support heavy boobs well. This bra does not tack, the gore is too high for me so it sits on breast tissue. That said, this bra has been a go to for me and I have it in light and dark colors. The band is altered permanently but the size bought is a 38G.
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
Also called Paramour Memory Foam Convertible T-Shirt Bra Size Range (US 32 - 42 bands, C - H cups).
What did you learn from this bra? - First good fitting bra in a Sister size.
What's good about this bra? - Memory foam cups are soft and comfy. Straps are fully adjustable and detachable. 3 rows of hook and eye closures
Does it poke, comfortable? - No poking. Underwires are very hard and firm.
Did it stretch out? - My underbust was 27.5in and I was technically a US 28J/UK 28GG when I began wearing this bra. I had to use the tightest hook and eye closure column after about 2 years and 6 months of wear. ...I'm now a US 30J/UK 30GG and the cups are a bit too small and the band is too loose.
Pros - Seamless cups - Multiple strap settings (ex. Racerback, Halter). - Cute bow, strap, and lace detail - Decent color selection, I've seen Bare, Black, Mink, Blue, & Cheetah - The cost is around $40 or below. Good quality for the price.
Cons - Minor nipple show through - Not enough support to wear strapless - Bow and lace detail can show under tight-fitting clothes - Center gore is a bit too wide for close-set or touching breasts - The band is not very wide for larger cups sizes Read more 99 more words
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
I really, really wanted this bra to work for me because it is just so beautiful. However, just like the Paramour Ellie, the center of the cups is too shallow and pushes my breasts under my arms. The cups are also very wide.
I tried the Paramour Ellie in a 34G and a 34H (US sizes). The 34H gave me more room than the 34G but still was very shallow along the center and bottom of the wires, pushing my breasts towards my sides and under my arms. I also had wrinkling along the top of both cups in this size, so the H is definitely not the size for me.
The Paramour Ellie is a weird fit for me. The 34G fits better than the 34H, but the top of the left cup cuts into my left breast whereas the top of the right cup wrinkles along the top of my right breast. The cup is very shallow in the center, so my breasts are pushed (squashed, really) out to my sides; the cup is also shallow on the base along the wire, which causes some more uncomfortable squashing. The straps are set wide and cut into my underarms. It looks beautiful, and it feels like a good quality bra, but the fit does not work for me.
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 is a gorgeous bra. I hadn't tried Paramour and hoped it might work but the cups were too small. The cups are sheer with a floral print and floral embroidery. The straps match the embroidery and are not fully adjustable. I'm used to Panache wires so I found these to be very thin yet firm. It has a nice low gore for a balconette. There's also a fair amount of projection at the wire for FoB, but there's not enough projection for center fullness.
The band on this one is a bit tight at the bottom and digs in a bit. The top corner of the cup digs into my armpit and the underwire isn't quite wide enough on the sides. The gore is too tall and I don't fill in the tops of the cups. I love the look of this bra and if the fit wasn't an issue I'd love to keep it. As it is, it's a poor fit for my shape, so it will be returned.
Tried this on in the store though it was a few sizes smaller than my usual (32F/FF (UK) vs 32DDD(US)) because it was on sale. =) It surprisingly fit well. Guess that confirms other peoples assumptions that this style runs big in the cups. Center gore tacks and is gloriously low (ignore my crazy underwire marks from my other bras) for my narrow set. I ultimately did NOT purchase this bra as I was concerned about the width of underwire despite the fact this bra WAS VERY COMFORTABLE. For reference, I am FoB, short/wide rooted, narrow set and projected. What do you think? Should I go back and pick up this bra? (There were a few on the sales rack yesterday)
It's pretty cute looking, and makes my breasts stick out front and center. There's good coverage, but I can still wear scoop neck or V-neck tops without the bra showing. The underwire width is good, and stops right where my breast tissue ends. The cup size is too small, particularly for my larger, left breast. I normally wear a 34 G UK [34:9 index] (34 I US), but this 34DDD/E [34:6 index] is technically 3 cup sizes too small, and it fits as if it's only 1 cup size too small (to me). Perhaps it's because the fabric is stretchy? The fabric can feel a bit itchy at times.
A wide, fairly rigid wire paired with stretchy seamed cups. The center-pull straps should be good for those with narrower shoulders.
The cotton lace overlay gives the stretch jersey cups some additional support, but this is much less shaping than bras by Elomi, say. I get a softly rounded shape with my full-on-bottom, soft breasts, but not a lot of lift. The wire fits me as if it were designed for my wide, shallow breasts, so this is supremely comfortable. One quibble: The elastic edge at the top of the cups tends to roll under, which can leave a visible ridge under close-fitting knit tops. I wear this under woven shirts, instead.
This bra is fantastic! It fits just like the Cleo Marcie except only better! The wires are not as stiff and come up a tad higher in the armpit which I love, and it also has side boning which is a plus. I have it in every color except the leopard pink. The bands are a little tighter than my other Paramour bras which is nice. I had to sell a couple colors because they where sewn incorrectly at the top of the cup horizontal seem (it was only the polka dot ones).
I did not buy the correct size, so it does not fit the best. However, it is still a decent fit considering the size difference. The quality is great, and the material is super comfortable and soft. Not tacky in looks, but not too plain, either. It is a great bra.
At first glance, the bra fits because the cups stretch. Though I suspect a larger cup size would fit better. The Carolina is very pretty in person, it has a diagonal seamed full coverage plunge cup with a firm underwire. It's very light weight.
The fabric feels like soft nylon and is comfortable against the skin. The construction is very simple, it has a a stretchy black lace overlay placed over a beige fabric to fake "nude" skin (for lighter to light-tan skintones).
My issue with the Carolina is how tight the 32" band is! It's tighter than my 30FF from Freya or my 30G from Simone Perele. I need an extender for the Paramour bra because the tightness of the band mades the underwire press against me uncomfortably.
The straps are not fully adjustable due to their design, but I can tighten it sufficiently enough to fit without issues.