The color of the bra is a bright magenta under a brown, lace overlay. It's not exactly the color I thought it would be from the pictures, but I'm not unhappy with it. There is some wrinkling of the cups under my right breast, which is my smaller side, but I suppose they can't both be happy in one size. I'm having a hard time finding a bra that is large enough in the cups but not too wide for my frame. When the bra is on my body, the straps sit at approximately 12 inches from one outside edge of one strap to ...the other, and this digs in painfully to the skin at my armpit and lateral chest. To position the straps in a way that was not painful was to have them balancing precariously at the very tip of my shoulder. I would highly recommend this bra to women who have shoulders who are a little bit broader than mine and to those who have more breast tissue under their armpits - in other words wider roots. Read more 78 more words
I got this bra because it was on sale and I was curious about the brand, but I think it's confirming for me that I really am more comfortable in a 28 band these days. I started with it on the tightest hook.
The quality seems alright. Perhaps it seems a slight step down from the Panache bras that I've grown more used to, in little details like the inner lining being non-uniform in color. The cup molding is nice and soft. I'm a bit conflicted as to whether I find the lace overlay pretty or just excessive and unnecessary on top of the molding.
Two major ...things give me the most pause when it comes to keeping this as a looser-banded comfy bra - the gore doesn't tack for me and the straps are right at the joints of my arms (so I suspect it would be uncomfortable for longer wear). I have soft, puddle-inclined breast tissue and I think this contributes to the slightly off fit of the cups making me pour out the middle and push out the gore/push down the wires into my rib cage. The molding also wrinkles at the bottom of the cups right away, so this is probably another sign for me that the cup/band combination aren't going to work for me.
I tried to go by sister-size, influenced by 28Hs being a tad bit big and my fit adventures with the 28GG - Freya » Patsy Plunge Balcony Bra (1221) suggesting the G in 30 might be the right cup volume. Perhaps I'd do better in a 30GG, but I'm guessing that the band looseness paired with cup shape and my soft tissue probably makes this a no-go for me. Read more 182 more words
Might be good for shallower shapes, but didn't come anywhere close to fitting me. I might give Parfait's bras another try when they come out with G+ cup sizes, but it's definitely not on the top of the list. It's also a lot more padded than I expected, and the purple is shinier than it appears in pictures. On the plus side, the band is very firm and nice and wide, with boning at the sides.