I purchased this as a replacement for my long outgrown Bess Balconette. I still prefer the look of the balconette version of this bra. I had hoped it would fit the same as the sister cut Parfait Fiona I have in the same size. Unfortunately Bess is much more closed on top so I do get some quadding, especially near the gore, almost the exact opposite fit I have with Fiona. The somewhat poor fit does give me more of a cleavagy look than I usually manage which can be nice. The texture and quadding can show through shirts though. It's nice to have around as a fairly comfortable white bra, but if the Fiona fits you well, I wouldn't recommend Bess.
It's lovely, just not the right shape for me. I think it's an "orange in a glass" type of thing going on despite other parfaits working for me. It's adorable and has great silky fabric but just not a good shape for someone who's really shallow
As soon as I saw this bra, I wanted it. It's very pretty. I would have preferred to get the pink, but it was hard enough to hunt this down in my size in any color, but I was able to get the cream/coffee color. This is a satiny bra in the cream with a floral design in the coffee color. Of all of the Parfait bras I have tried, I would say this is my least favorite. Here's why: I think it gives me kind of a pointy boob look, with the pointy being almost outward, and who wants their boobs pointing out ...to the sides? Not me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" /> That being said, it's not horrifically so, and with clothing it did not seem quite as pronounced I didn't think. There is a very pretty 3-button column on the center gore, a different touch than a bow or something like that. It goes along with the styling very well. As with other Parfait bras in a 30FF, there are 3 rows of hooks and wider straps. I would guess that the 30F would have 2 hooks and narrower straps, like others I've tried. The cups have what I guess you would call pleated or folded detailing that goes side to side across the cups. This does show through t-shirts, but thicker shirts/sweaters I think would be fine with it. I'm not a big sweater girl, so I don't know that I'll get a ton of wear with this one, but I like it too much not to keep it. I think I need to buy stock in Affinitas to offset all of my purchases... Read more 187 more words