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Super cute, great fit, AMAZING cleavage.
I am very spoiled and find no bra super comfortable for a full day wear unless it is an Empreinte or Prima Donna ($150-$200 CAD price range) which is why I am parting ways with this bra. I believe it retails for around $60, and for that price, it is awesome.
Updated on Jan 10, 2018 Flag this
Beautiful Bra; *Not* the Best Quality
OVERALL RATING: 6.5/10
DESERVING PRICE: £20-£25
BEST FOR: Wide roots; moderately projected breasts; back fat and armpit fat issues; moderately shallow breasts in large sizes; everyday wear; fibromyalgia suffers or people who need soft, comfortable bras.
Parfait Casey is an underwired, padded plunge bra with a flowery pattern and a lace accent. Overall, the bra is beautiful, but it suffers from some serious quality issues in the fabric and the sewing. It fits well for certain types of breasts, but could easily look strange on some breasts. I paid £27 for this bra with an RRP of £58, and I would say that the quality ... isn’t up to scratch compared to bras in the same price range. I would not want to pay more than £25 for this bra.
LOOKS: This bra ‘looks’ expensive from a distance or at first glance. The fabric is very soft and shiny, without looking tacky. The beautiful lace detailing on the edges of the cups is also very soft, flexible, and thin, so it won’t snag or scratch. The cups are a unique shape, which creates excellent cleavage for both fuller and shallower girls, although if you are very shallow this bra may not be for you.
COMFORT AND FIT: The entire inner-side of the bra is lined with a soft, comfy mesh-type material. The bra has a wide band with spaced-out hooks, which helps to smooth any unwanted back fat or armpit muffin problems. It has very wide wires, which are good for girls with wide roots or migrated breast tissue (breast fat underneath your armpits – creates a ‘muffin top’ effect). The gore is short. It’s wide at the bottom and narrow at the top, and very comfortable. It does feature a ribbon detail, which may be uncomfortable for some girls. The band is very comfortable. It’s true to size and firm, but not inflexible like the bands on bras like the Cleo Kali, for example. Although this bra is padded, the padding is not thick. It’s very flexible, so it will form around tight dresses and tops.
CLEAVAGE: This bra will give fierce cleavage for fuller, rounder breasts, and good cleavage for shallow breasts too. Close-set, projected, full breasts will get true ‘tavern Wench’-style cleavage from this bra. Projected breasts will look better in this bra, but shallower breasts will be comfier (due to the shape of the cups).
FABRIC: the fabric is a MAGNET for hairs and lint. Mine arrived covered in hairs. The fabric is also prone to snagging, and will arrive with some snags already.
SEWING AND THREAD: The vertical seam on the bottom section of the cups is over-sewn, so there is frayed thread in the middle-top of the cups. There is also some fraying on the edge of the gore, but it is mostly obscured by the ribbon. The sewing on the bra as a whole is not great – there are many loose threads all over the bra.
STRAPS: The straps are too far apart – they create friction burns against your armpits when you lean forward. The straps are also very badly sewn on (it almost looks as though they are hot-glued), so there is a strange ‘lumpiness’.
CUPS: The cups are very open at the top, meaning lots of gaping issues when you move. This will suit girls with very full breasts and people who are Full on Top, but shallower girls with need to swoop and scoop breast tissue often. Because of the shape of the cups, depending on the shape of your breasts, this bra can give you simultaneous gapping (near the straps) and quadboob (near the gore). You may find, if you are a shallower girl, that this bra gives you a strange type of cleavage. Cups can be very minimising and make your breasts look small, too, for the same reason (minimised cleavage). The cups are relatively shallow, so girls with full, projected boobies will want to SIZE UP, unless you’re looking for a bra to create really nice cleavage. For girls with projected breasts, this bra might not be a good everyday choice.
WIRE: The wire is very wide, so girls with normal roots will probably find a lot of empty space at the sides. The cup is very high, too, so if you have a short nip-to-neck distance, you’ll probably find that the wire pokes you in the armpits.
FABRIC/PATTERN: The lace MAY show through and deform tight and light-coloured shirts, but I have not noticed this yet.
GORE: This bra has a relatively high degree of cup separation (distance between the cups), which could be a problem for girls with close-set breasts, and may cause the gore to dig into your breast tissue painfully.
I NEED BRAS TO FIT: wide roots, moderately full on top, moderately shallow; 30G-32FF
DISCLAIMER: I'm just at the beginning of my bra journey, so take everything I say with a note of caution!
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 Flag this
This is a review for the 30G Parfait Casey I have in the European nude colourway. Other than being a different shade than the classic nude offered by this model, there are two very noticeable differences in construction.
The most obvious difference is that the straps are much narrower and thinner than the straps in the classic nude version. They are definitely more slicey (my word for uncomfortable). The next big difference is the firmness and thickness of the cup. Though moulded, these cups are much thinner than the classic nude's cups. They measure the same depth and width, but the cup appears to shape the breast less as ... it is softer and thinner. Rather than lifting and rounding, I find that it has more of a squishing affect. That's not to say that effect is totally undesired. In my case, I do have some shirts and jackets that require a lower profile which the Deco and Casey classic nude cannot accomplish. However, the design of this Parfait Casey colourway does in fact accomplish that. But because the cups are thinner, it has a tendency to flatten just before the edge of the cup and then curl outwards, and the flattening does dent the cleave a bit. http://media.bratabase.com/cache/29/4d/294dc893bb8586fd905b367ceb161d22.jpg
While I do prefer the construction of the classic nude colourway, the European nude Casey has its place in my bradrobe. I just wish there was some consistency from the manufacturer. Another point to note is that the size tag formatting is slightly different that other Parfait bras I've own. Very puzzling.
Updated on Nov 21, 2014 Flag this
Too small for me, bought it while I thought I was a 30G but I'm more of a 30GG/28H
Seems like wide cups, though.
Updated on Jan 07, 2016 Flag this
Fit is VERY similar to the Deco in the same size. If the cups were a tad smaller/narrower I would like it more (maybe one size smaller). The cups are less molded (stiff) than the Deco. I find the Deco cups a bit too east/west for my bust (still one of my best fitting bras). This bra had less of a defined apex, and it suits my bust is just slightly better as I don't have that defined apex. My breasts are not projected looking from the side or from above.
Also.. 3 hooks? That is a plus for me.
Updated on Nov 11, 2015 Flag this
Nice nude bra, band is nice and firm, not too stretchy but will stretch normally with time. cups fit a little weird, I fill them but it sort of gaps at the top and I'm also almost due for a nip slip. Too small; but tried next size up and too big. Cups are just too wide and shallow for my HP implants. Also the underwire sits on my rib cage, too far under my crease. gives good cleavage if it fit, I like how the straps are thinner than most larger cup bras.
Updated on May 31, 2015 Flag this
This bra comes highly recommended as a t-shirt bra, but it did not work for me at all. It does not accommodate asymmetry or soft tissue very well. The G runs comparatively smaller than others, making it too small for my larger side. Even on that side, there was still gaping from a profile view. The low plunge obviously doesn't work for me. Like Cleo Neve Plunge T-shirt Bra (7196) , I spill out over the gore after a little bit of movement. I won't be trying any more plunges. The cup edges also start twist outwards. When I first put the bra on, it looks gorgeous, but all the fit issues appear within moments. So sad because it is a very pretty bra with soft, thick molding and is otherwise comfortable. I would only recommend this bra for someone with close set, even-to-shallow and self-supporting breasts.
Updated on Apr 28, 2015 Flag this
I often debate whether I prefer this bra or the 28GG - Freya » Deco Moulded Plunge Bra (4234) as my go-to nude bra. The band on the 28GG Freya is tighter and firmer, while on the 30G Casey, it's quite elastic, which I've reviewed before is not my preference. If it rides up (which it does), it pushes down on back fat, which is less than flattering in tight dresses and shirts. Also something to note, the band elastic doesn't seem to last as long as the Freya Deco since it's a single sheet of elastic rather than two layers as in my Deco. Also, ... the wires creak. It has to do with the type of wire and the rubberiness (not a word) woven into the fabric.
All that being said, I own several Caseys in nude and euro nude. I like that the cups are softer and more pliable than the Deco. I can easily squish myself into shirts that will shape and frame my boobs, rather than having my boobs manipulating the shirt in weird shapes thereby causing a less than streamlined silhouette. To better elaborate, I'm describing the fabric gap that forms under the bust and tappers towards your waistline causing you to look wider than you actually are. Casey sometimes helps me feel like I have manageable boobs and can fit in those XS/S tops I'm supposed to stay away from.
I suppose each bra serves its own purpose. The Deco for spandex-like materials and the Casey for everything else.
Updated on Oct 28, 2014 Flag this
The Casey bra has very soft cups that would work better for you if you have a bit of shape problems with Decos which have less pliable cups. The moulding is what I would describe "squishy" and that also adds to the comfort level. Cups feel a tad bigger than equivalent Deco size, but not enough to make a difference.The straps are stretchy and comfortable and the band closes with 3 hooks at the back. The lace detail on the cup doesn't really show under anything I own.
The band on this bra is confusing to me though. I don't know if I like it or dislike it. ... It has this stretchiness to it that is definitely firmer than a Deco, but the load distribution does not seem to spread across the band from top to bottom but rather is concentrated at the top and bottom where the elastic is. The middle part is a mesh material which does no heavy lifting. The result is that this band will ride up and stay up stubbornly. Apart from that though, the rest of the bra is great and gives me pretty cleavage.
Updated on May 27, 2014 Flag this
This is a really nice bra and not as expensive as the Deco. It's too bad that it's discontinued. The band is nice and snug and I feel very supported, however I really could use one cup size larger but it does not come in a cup larger than a G. It gives a very nice rounded shape under your clothes and nice cleavage while still fitting like a good bra should.
Updated on May 18, 2014 Flag this
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