I usually wear a 30GG, and the 32G (though it should be the same cup volume) feels about 3 cup sizes too small. It's supposed to be a demi bra, so I don't expect it to come up high, but the top of the cup totally squashes my breast. The lace embroidery on the cups does not have much give. I have top-heavy breasts, so perhaps that's the problem.
The bra is really comfortable, though, and I'd love it if it fit me!
I recently grew alllll my boob back after a heavy bout of depression and gaining about 5-7lbs, and so I needed a 30F bra because the few 30DD's I have left were sitting on my bottom breast tissue and that is not pleasant. xD
I received this off of Reddit as a giveaway. It's certainly a very beautiful and unique bra, but unfortunately I have the same issues with this as I've had with other Parfait bras, which I will get to.
As for the fit, I'm able to fill the cups out, but the wires are a bit on the wider side. The band is comfortably ...snug but..creaky, is the best way I can think to describe it; basically the elastic squeaks even just stretching it out a tiny bit before putting it on. This has happened with all of the other unpadded Parfait bras I've ever tried, and even one padded one. Not sure if this is common in all of their models or not?
I imagine that it may make less noise on a 26-28" underbust, but may be less supportive on the former. As far as it feeling too tight, it does not, weirdly enough. I have yet to measure it and have been having some major body image issues, so I'm not even sure what my current UB is, and, I don't really want to know atm, so unfortunately I can't speak on that. I will try to measure the bra at least before it's shipped out, as I'm not keeping it.
Anyway, the worst part of this bra for me is the built-in side support. What this does to me in every side-support bra I've ever owned or tried, is push all my tissue to the front like a tiny, tiny, little round bubble, and basically make my boobs look even more thin, which I don't need lol. The side supports also cut in to a painful extent. But the tiny little bubble look. I'd like to post a picture of it just because of how funny it looks, but I think I will refrain and instead just say that it looks like clown noses. On my chest. This has also happened to me in every unlined Parfait bra I've ever tried. Sadly, because some of them -like this one, are really cute.
The center gore has like a tassel, which I think is interesting, and all of the other detailing is just lovely.
I'm not really sure if those with firmer tissue would have the same issues with this bra, but definitely if you don't like side-supports, I wouldn't recommend it.
Super cute bra. Doesn't even come close to fitting me properly. The band is very firm and short in comparison to most 30 bras that I own. It fits more like a 28. It's so tight on me that not only is it uncomfortable, breathing is uncomfortable. I definitely need to be in a 32 for this bra. The cup is way too shallow for me. In this bra, I would likely fit an H or HH. It's too bad. I can't give much light to comfort since it really didn't fit me.
I bought the pink 30E Parfait by Affinitas Anna Wire Bra in September 2012, but I haven't worn it much. In October 2012, I bought the same bra in 30F, which fit much better. The wires were wider, and the side view was more rounded.
I haven't worn either bra much since then because while I don't mind my bras showing through my tops, there are limits. The pretty appliques are startlingly bulky under shirts. The straps dig in a bit in the front, though that's only in comparison to my very comfortable Fantasie and Fauve bras, which I now prefer.
The Parfait by Affinitas Anna unpadded half cup is pretty and fits well. (Please note I've entered it into Bratabase as a new model, but it is in fact the one called Anna Wired Bra. The bra model that already exists in Bratabase as the Anna Wired Bra is described as the Half Padded version, which is incorrect. The Anna balcony bra is the padded one. I haven't tried that one. I entered mine as a new model to make clear it is NOT padded.) It is lined only with mesh that is the same fabric and color as the outer cup material. There is a side sling ...of the same thin mesh. The side sling continues 2.5" above the top edge of the cup, tapering to a triangular shape that then connects to the strap. The review on hourglassy.com has some good pictures.
The wires contain all my side tissue and come up high enough under the arms. I should note that my cup width and depth measurements are taken as though the underwire is long enough to fill the channel. As in many bras, however, there is almost half an inch of unfilled underwire channel. My wire length measurement reflects the actual wire length.
While my fit issues entry says this bra causes quadboobing, I feel pattyt's review accurately describes it as a style, rather than fitting, issue. The seam at the top of the cups, which is covered by applique, is tighter than the rest of the cup. The side view shows a slight flattening in that area.
The sewing was a little sloppy where the applique was attached at the front of the right cup. It doesn't ruin the bra for me. I haven't worn this as much as I expected because the appliques are thick and show through a lot of tops. While I don't mind evidence that I am wearing a bra or that I am a mammal (nipples), this bra is by far the most insistent on being seen under tops.
There is side boning, which I like, but it started curving out and away from my body after a few wears. Unlike the boning in the Donna Wired Bra, the Anna's boning doesn't seem strong enough to play its part with the bra's other elements. This curving out doesn't affect the look when I wear clothes. Read more 285 more words
The quad-boob effect with this bra is a style thing rather than a fitting issue. The seam where the top decoration of the cup attaches is tighter than the rest of the cup, causing a slight quadboob effect. There is also a slight hollow space right near my armpits due to migrated tissue. The band is quite snug and the straps adjust adequately.