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Bras » Parfait By Affinitas » Bess Balconet Bra (1812) » 30DD 30:5

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Fits ribcage68.3
B. perimeter20.3
Stretched Band75.2
Band Length62.8
Cup width12.8
Cup depth17.9
Wire length22.5
Cup height11.4
Cup separation2.3
Gore height7.1
Wing height9.0
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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  1. 2
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    Didn't fit

    I was really excited to receive this bra. I really like Parfait by Affinitas/Affinitas. The aesthetic is very attractive to me. It makes me upset that they seem to only offer the Charlotte in a size 28 band. The Bess Balconet is definitely the girliest bra that I own. That cute ruffle detailing? Definitely showed through my ribbed knit tank that usually does a decent job covering seams. This bra has an intense shape, I THINK it's more of a half cup style than your typical balconet. There's not much projection at the wires but by'jo if there isn't ample amounts of projection at the apex. It's definitely ... very cone-y looking on me. While it technically fits, I think a cup size down would look less cone like on me as I would get a more rounded Antoinette like cleavage. At least to the extent that possible given how wide the Gore is and how center full I am. The bra essentially follows the naturally shape of my breast. It's still a bit too shallow below the apex of the bra for me.
    The straps are wide set, it almost seems like a given at this point in my journey. They're nice and smooth though. I find I am almost always wishing the straps were more narrow. They don't fall off of my broad shoulders.
    The cups might be considered narrow for the size (30DD), but I found they were neither too wide or narrow for me. They're also pretty small for the size more like a 30D. I would even say a 30C if the bra wasn't meant to just come above the nipples. It is of course not as low coverage on me as it would be for most women in the 30D/DD range. I could not feel the seams at all inside the cup and the inside cup foam was lined in a very soft cotton. Although I did sort of wish it was the same satiny fashion fabric. I really like this seamed foam cup design. It's firm, rounded and shapely like a moulded cup bra except that it's way more forgiving. There's even a bit of stretch. It's nice and open on top, so probably not so great for women with no top or center fullness. Women with touching breasts or a lot of inner fullness will not be comfortable in this bra.
    The wires are really comfortable but firm enough not to warp easily. They come up as high as the cup and seem to be somewhat cushioned. There is a set of side bones on each side. They kept the bra nice and stable and were again, comfortable but firm enough not to warp. I experienced ZERO digging in my ten hour shift.
    The band on this bra is just awesome. It's definitely a 30 band. But whatever elastic they used on it is FANTASTIC. It is SO firm, plush and super comfortable. The bra did not move around or ride up. I really like the construction of this bra. Hopefully I can figure out what that elastic is.
    Overall, I wish I could try it in a 30D. I'm sure I'll find myself reaching for it time and time again.

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    • That bra is soo pretty!

    • No digging over 10 hours--wonderful!! Thanks for your detailed review :-)

    • Love this color, and how helpful I find your reviews, hate that this definitely wouldn’t be a good bra for me!

    • Thanks everyone!
      It is really pretty yogurt , I'm glad I don't really care about the detailing showing through clothes. It's certainly a bra for showing off! ;-)
      I was totally amazed too Love4Pollinators , I just hope that their newer designs are just a comfy.
      Thank you AMabcD , I try to review for everyone and not just boobie-twins of mine. But, hey, this is an older design so their newer bras still have a chance of working for you. ^.^

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  2. 1
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    Used to fit

    Overall I really like this bra. It's super cute, I think the cut is very flattering and it gives a very slightly retro shape (which I like). It's also pretty comfortable; it has a full band (another plus for me), the cup width is just about perfect, and the gore doesn't poke at all.

    This is a 3-part padded cup and the top section is very horizontal and kind of juts inward making the cup a bit closed on top. The cups are pretty short which is part of what makes it so cute, but with the slightly closed on top shape it gives me a bit of quadboob ... sometimes. The straps are a bit wide set but very soft and don't bother me in the armpit area at all. So far I haven't had any issues with them falling off but I've only worn it a couple times and not while being particularly active.

    I usually wear a 30D but sized up to a 30DD and I'm glad I did, it runs at least a full cup small. I would even consider getting a second in a 30E. I would say that the band is fairly true to size, maybe a bit shy of a true 30; very comfortable for my ~28" UB.

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    Updated on Mar 24, 2015 Flag this


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  3. 0
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    Didn't fit

    As a shallow, wide set lady I often appear smaller than I am. I love this balconette because it does contain everything and brings them front and center where they belong. This bra has 2 pieces of side boning on the sides, which I prefer. The straps are too far apart, and the gore could be narrowed, however, I find I can move the wires down to a more comfortable position. Definitely a keeper.

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    Updated on Jul 15, 2014 Flag this


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    Fits

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    Added on Mar 10, 2014



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    Didn't fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Jun 25, 2014