It's really pretty, unfortunately I can't quite fill it, but everywhere seems to be fine. I have the Charlotte in a 34G and it fits perfectly fine. Then again, the cup apparently runs small. So, I'm unsure if the Athena is true to fit or not. However, I do know the design of the top is going to push outwards. I've checked a few other reviews and they say the same about the top. It could probably work with an undershirt. That way it can be held down underneath your regular clothing.
The band is obviously stretchy (by hand I can stretch it only to a 27) but it fits my ribcage of 31"! The tops of the cups pull away from the breast which I think is a flaw of the design (a very cute, flower-like top) which makes it NOT ideal for under most shirts/dresses/etc. Because of that I can only rate it as "Good" in the Bra Appearance section. However, under an undershirt it can work. It provides great uplift and doesn't really rub in any particular place.
Love this bra fits me perfect gives me lift and cleavage and a nice round shape. It's comfotable and my normal size 32ff where I usually get quadra boob in Ther bras I don't in this one so order a size down so the cup isn't gapping at the top love this bra so much going to buy more!
I'm a fan of this style. I currently own 3 in different colours and sizes. The gore does come up a bit high for my and is too wide to tack. Also, the fact that there's moderate padding throughout will guaranty it never tacks on my close boobs. The gore rests on top of my boobs but it doesn't stab or poke so it doesn't case any discomfort. If I truly had to be picky about one thing though, it would be the softness of the straps is not what I've become accustomed to with my Parfait Caseys. That one fact alone isn't enough to change my feelings towards this bra as a whole.
I have this bra in both the 30FF and 30G. I get more overflow in the smaller size, while in the 30G my boobs settle nicely in the cup. I don't prefer one fit over the other and both sizes seem to work for me in this style. I like that all of my Parfait bras come with at least 3 hooks and generous bands with wide wings. The top of the cup is stiff and stands up as opposed to curving back around my boobs, so wearing this bra with a thin shirt s not an option. It's useful as a sweater bra.
This is my first half cup (balconet) bra. What attracted me to it was the scalloped cup shape.
My favourite part about this bra is the shape of the cups. They are lightly padded foam and the padding does not graduate towards the bottom of the cup. The straps are my least favourite thing about this bra since they are a bit on the thin side. I do find it cutting into my shoulders and arms whenever I move.
The band stretches easily but also pulls back quite tightly. It's very hard to explain but I think it might have to do with the fact that the elastic is ...strong, however the mesh part of the wings are not contributing to the overall support. It's very thin and serves just to hold everything in place, but is not very load bearing. This might not actually bother many people since I've not heard many complaints about it, so it could just be me. The gore comes up a bit higher than I can withstand. My threshold is very low at about 2.5 inches.
I decided to keep this bra, but it's on low rotation. I just save it for life's more sultry moments. I do still enjoy the shelf cleavage it gives me when I need it Read more 113 more words
The fit on this is pretty much like any of my other Parfait by Affinitas bras. This is definitely not an everyday style of bra, but it is gorgeous and I love it! It's very much a boudoir bra IMO. The black lace over the teal satin is beautiful. I believe this also comes in a black lace over peach satin or something similar. I think the teal is just stunning. The cups have a design to them that makes me think of a tulip for some reason. The top of the cup does sort of stick out on me, and that may have been from the shipping and would relax more with time, I don't know, but it's definitely not one that you can wear under thinner shirts. It's definitely a keeper for me though, as I just love it!