I have average-width, even breasts with tallish roots.
This bra cuts in slightly at the top of my breasts due to an incompatibility with the slope of my breasts/them being slightly tall. I got this lingerie set not as an everyday set, so I cannot comment on how well it goes underneath shirts. Might work for tops that are cut slightly lower than other bras will allow, as there is a slight plunge style shape to the bra.
I love this bra and it fits! Hooray! My first one. It's got some issues here and there but I would still call it a fit. The wires were unwearable. They were the most painful wires I have ever come across. I couldn't leave it on more than a few minutes at a time, and it still left my rib cage tender to the touch the next day. It made the stabbing wires of the freya crush longline feel like a relaxing spa massage. Once I was sure it fit, I replaced the wires and it's fine now. It was slightly too wide and shallow for me ...so I bent the wires. This fixed the slight quading and width issue. Both of those were minor enough so that this worked. The straps are too wide and dig into my armpits. I make the straps as loose as possible to try and compensate for this. If I'm feeling brave enough, I might try to move the straps inward or replace them with thinner straps.
I like the oversized bow and how tall the sides are. The 28 band is tight enough for my 26 rib cage. I thought the contrast of the two different materials and the thick black lines were strange at first, but it looks better on. It gives a nice profile, not perfectly round, but still rounded and uplifted. Holds all swoop and scoop in place. I would get another one in a different colorway because I'm so happy with how this bra fits!
UPDATE I replaced the straps with thinner softer ones, so no more cutting into my armpits. This bra needed modifications but it's sooo worth it! Read more 171 more words
This is definitely not a 28"- it's a very firm 26" - I recommend it to those needing 26" and 24" bands. Fit wise, it's pretty good- no quadboob or gaping, the straps are wideset, and the cup/wire width doesn't cause any problems. The problem however, is in the comfort: It's extremely painful; I experience both gore and wire digging, as if the bra's too small. It could also be the result of the tight band/rigid material combo.
I am normally a 28f, but read that this bra runs large in the cup, so I cupped down twice and bought a 28dd according to Petite Collegeite. I had quad boob on my larger side. I reorder it in size 28E and it fits great. The band is tight enough on my 26 in underbust. The gore kinda sits on my breast tissue because it is so close set, but I like the bra so I'll keep it.
This bra is on the shallow and wide side of average, and the band is Parfait snug.
The design can show through clothing depending on how light or thin the shirt is, but my biggest complaint is the stiffness and thickness of the cup edges. It makes the bra unforgiving for my even breast shape, either gleefully gapping or cheerfully quadding. I find the bra serviceable enough to wear.
This bra is highly padded, but comfortable. Band runs true to size. I feel like the cups are somewhat deep (I'm more shallow), so I went down one cup size. I wish the bra didn't have the black stripes through the cups, I would be able to wear it under more shirts without showing.
It's a pretty bra that keeps the girls nice and snug. The only problem that I found is that the center gore is a little pokey for me. But after having it for a few hours through the day, it lessens to the extent that I don't even feel it poking me anymore. The band is quite snug, and it takes a little time to adjust to the tight fit, but it doesn't move at all.
I like the look of this bra though it is very "heavy duty" feeling. I guess according to bratabase it's a pretty poor fit; the cups are too wide and too separated, and the wires dig a little. I tried the 30E at first according to herroom's advice but found the cups too big and the bad snug at the tightest hooks, so I returned it and got this 28E. The cup fits well, other than being too wide, on my larger side, but is too big on my smaller side which is not quite as full and therefore the cup gapes on top. The band is just a little too tight for my liking but as I mentioned, the 30 was just a bit too loose. Hopefully, it'll stretch out a bit. Again, not the best fit for me, but I like the sturdiness and the shape. Plus it's the best fitting bra I have right now, I'm new to this right-bra quest.
This actually didn't have a size listed on it. The person who sold it to me said it was a 28E, and based on the measurements I agree. WAY too much of a shape mismatch for me. Very, very, VERY stiff wires. Uncomfortable as heck. Too tight.