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My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle
This review is for the darker Nude colorway.
I won this bra as part of an underwear set in a blog contest and was thrilled because it was the first bra I was going to get that fit me properly. Well, after I exchanged it for the right size, because as it turns out, it didn't actually run small in the band OR the cups... but now I can't say enough nice things about the customer service at Affinitas, who were super helpful, very accommodating, and fast! Nicest people ever.
Ok, back to the bra: ... The nude color is not actually nude on someone as pale as I am (or really anyone who hasn't been tanning for a few months...), but that isn't really noticeable under clothes. On the other hand, it's very pretty for a t-shirt bra. I only wish I could have gotten another one in the blue colorway when it was still available.
The cups are very stiff. This is good for a lot of people, and fine for me most of the time, although they do gap a little when I let my shoulders fall forward. They give a lovely rounded shape, though, and it's like wearing boob armor.
My only issues with this bra are the wires, which are too narrow for me, and the angle the cups are cut in on the outer top edge. The straps are rather far apart, so this probably is part of the issue, but it really is the shape of the cup. It cuts into the soft tissue around my underarm and shoulder if I don't keep my shoulders pulled back in perfect posture all the time. I mean, it's great motivation to stand up straight, but it still hurts after a little while. I am hoping this will resolve itself at least a little after another wash or two.
All in all, a great bra. I am really glad I own it, and the strap thing won't stop me from wearing it as much as I can.
6 month Update: This bra actually shows through a lot of my thinner shirts now, for more reasons than just the dark color: the top of the cups has curled out and now there is an inescapable ridge that can only be hidden by decoration or a neckline, or perhaps a thick woven fabric. On the plus side, it no longer cuts in under my arms as much, and it is still as armor-y as ever. It also doesn't appear to have stretched at all, but I have lost some weight or gained some muscle or something and now it is pretty obviously too loose on me. I'd sell it because it's still in great shape, but I don't think anyone would want it because of the ridge on the cups. Le sigh.
Updated on Jun 17, 2015 Flag this
I think this is a very good example of what a properly fitted bra can do. I'd pretty much given up on the idea of my wide breasts having cleavage but this delivers majorly. It gives that "baby's butt" touching cleavage like the add-2-cups bras i used to wear did, except that it also fits and supports me. It feels very firm everywhere, definitely not a "forget you're wearing it" bra, but during try-on it didn't seem like it was going to be painful. I'll report back if it is. I would recommend this as an alternative if the Freya Deco didn't work for you. I could never find a size or style in that that worked for me but this definitely works better for my deep, wide, short shape.
Updated on Jan 29, 2015 Flag this
the band is too short as compare with others.
Updated on Nov 30, 2016 Flag this
This bra is soft and the ruby colour is beautiful. I had some fit issues in this bra. The cup comes up under my tail of spence and the lace there rubs my skin because the cups are a bit tall for me. The wires are too wide for me, and did not sit in my IMF, and I had some troubles at the bottom of the cup (a gap). I really like this bra though, and I may still wear it for a bit until I get a better fitting bra. I do like the round cleavage that it creates and how soft the bra is (besides the area under my tail of spence). The band feels like it holds me in snug, and I do like the tall wings.
Updated on Sep 23, 2016 Flag this
Short rooted, close set, slightly narrow, center full, even breasts...
Note: These wires distort easily. If the cups feel especially shallow, you may want to use an extender.
This is my first Parfait bra. I appreciate the three column fastener and supportive band. The straps are perfect for those who prefer narrower straps. Still, I prefer Curvy Kate and Comexim's more substantial straps. The bra is minimalistic and easy to wear under tight knits.
The cups are a bit tall near the strap for me, but that is a fit issue I experience in most molded bras. These cups can accommodate moderate projection. Both shallow and somewhat projected tissue may ... happily fit. It slides out of my IMF quickly, but I expected that.
The molding expertly hides prominent nipples and creates a very smooth, rounded appearance under tight knits.
The gore is delighfully low. But, it presents the same problem every plunge has so far: there is mot enough space for center projection. I'm returning to balconettes because plunges are not working for me.
Because I practice minimalism, this is not a bra I need to keep.
Updated on Aug 10, 2016 Flag this
This bra is very very pretty, but something about how the underwires are shaped cuts into me on the outer side of my ribs. They are very stiff, as are the cups, and the straps are a bit wide set, but not terribly so. It seems like I have to pull the underwires up pretty high so that the bottom of my breasts fills the cup, and then they hurt on my ribs. I also seem to be nearly falling out the middle while not filling the top, especially if my posture isn't perfect and I let my shoulders come forward a bit. It may just be the wrong shape for me. One other thing- the wires are too short for the channels. I had to push down on them on the sides to have it fill the gore. This may be why they hurt my ribs, the shape isn't quite right.
Updated on Apr 14, 2016 Flag this
I like Casey I tried this along with Jeanie (my review for that one is here http://bra.pe/XRj1/) and this is definitely my favorite of the two. In terms of appearance, Casey is a pretty plain bra, but it does have the (not-fully-attached) lace at the sides/bottom of the cup to give it a little more appeal. I tried it on under a very thin cami yesterday and didn't notice the lace, so I'm expecting that it won't be a problem under my regular shirts. The bra fits comfortably, and the leotard back means these straps work much better for me than ... Jeanie's straps. The band is comfortable, not too loose or too tight, and the cups are fine, no gaping or quadding anywhere. It's not padded, really, but it does provide a nice boost without flattening or squishing, and the shape is nice, not conical, but also not super round.
I've seen a lot of people comparing this to the Freya Deco, either recommending it in addition to the Deco or as an alternative to the Deco. I'd recommend it as a Deco alternative--alternative as in, "I want something that looks like a Deco without the Deco's problems". I have never met a Deco that I've liked enough to keep. They're too shallow and rounded for my FOB, self supporting breasts, the apex of the cup (where it projects the most) is usually too high for me, and the cups themselves are too tall and cause major gaping in my regular size, and squishing and quadding if I size down. I have no such issues with Casey and that makes me very happy.
My one qualm with this bra is that, similar to Jeanie but not quite as bad, there's too much coverage (in my opinion) for a deep plunge. The inside edge of the cups is simply too high to be worn under my deep v-neck tops, which is a problem, since that's what I bought it for. I think I might keep it anyway, though; it's pretty, it's comfortable, it does give a nice shape and good boost, and it was inexpensive (hooray!), and also because I think it would make a great alternative for my Cleo Maddie Moulded T-shirt Bra (7201) since it's a lot less visible under my thinner shirts (because of the way the cups are shaped on Maddie, I tend to get visible lines at the tops of the cups). I'll probably have to look elsewhere for a true plunge bra, though.
Update: As much as I liked this bra, I ended up returning it solely because of the coverage issue. I kept finding more and more shirts that it just didn't work under, so I felt like it would have been a waste to keep it and just have it sitting around most of the time. I would definitely still recommend it to others who don't mind a little more coverage, though.
Updated on Feb 29, 2016 Flag this
This band felt really tight when I first bought it, but it relaxed just enough to be comfy but stay very supportive. Gives good cleavage without push up padding.
Updated on Jun 04, 2015 Flag this
This is a really pretty bra and the fabric is very soft/comfortable. However, it definitely doesn't fit me very well
The wires are way too wide and the gore is too wide. There's also is not enough immediate projection at the bottom and not enough projection at the gore for me. The band is too loose for me but it does run reasonably firm for a 30. I've included a picture here showing just how different the wire shape of this bra is to my root shape - I definitely need a much narrower and much more projected bra than this.
Updated on Feb 12, 2015 Flag this
Good solid moulded nude bra to turn to for almost any outfit. I'm usually a 30G in this style, but opted for 30FF for plunging neckline styles that may reveal the top of you bra if the cup is tall. I measured this bra vs my 30G Casey and found the cup width to be the same, the cup depth to be less than half an inch less and the cup height to be a quarter inch shorter. This bra will not accomplish what I purchased it for since the fit is so similar to my 30G Casey. Its a great bra anyway and I'm not going to complain
Updated on Nov 06, 2014 Flag this
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