This bra. It says 40 but measures to 38 and even then it starts distorting the cups. I can put it on as I'm about a 39" under bust now but it's snug. I had to do some fancy wiggling to get it on. I know it's distorting the cups too as the cups are wider than they should be and also it pushes my breast tissue to the sides but somehow creates a cleavage too. The gore won't tack but I'm sure if the band fit better it'd be way closer. The bra itself? Gorgeous gorgeous deep teal blue color. Online it looks way lighter but in ...person, it's a deep teal leaning blue that's beautiful. The longline (why they call it bralette I don't know?) has boning in the front and on the sides. I can appreciate that for helping the band to stay in one place but with my pear shape, once I sit down it still wants to roll upward in the front. The back isn't so bad though. I'm keeping it because I bought it through a Zulily event and if I lose a couple more pounds the band should be better and the cups will fit better too.
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Why is this thing being called a "bralette?" It's not even a bra. It's a medieval torture device. I got my week's worth of cardio in trying to put this thing on and tug it into the right place. The shape is so east/west it looks like my boobs have gone through a bad breakup. It's seriously the most uncomfortable thing I've ever put on my body--the boning and the bottom hook stab and poke everywhere.
All that said, it's goddamn beautiful. And I'm keeping it. Oh, the things I do for love... of bras.
It is beautiful and fabulous quality but just doesn't fit my body well. If I had bought it at a store I would have returned it. Unfortunately, I bought it on eBay and I'm too lazy for that kind of return process. And I got it for a steal! Band is too tight, with my taken measurements confirming it's on the smaller side of 34s. Then oddly the cups are too big, making the garment not small in general. Now I can wear it for short periods of time but I cannot wear it under my t-shirt as the dirty little secret as I was hoping.
Profile: Broad shoulders | Narrow boobs | Wide and tall roots | Full on top | Round
I love this bra, although it does not fit me perfectly. To my taste, the shape is a bit too pointed and the cups are a bit too separated, but the design... is stunning. I just love the deep blue teal and the black lace. As others have indicated, in hindsight, a bralette may not have been the smartest choice for the petite that I am: the bottom edge of the band seems to keep driving into high hips. But - I love this bra regardless. It is also my go-to bra when my breasts get firm and painful (as part of the cycle).
Trying to find me size and not succeeding! This bra mostly fits, but is a bit tight in the band--probably because it's a longline and I'm too fat for it. Creates a very odd bustline--splayed, flat toward the cleavage with a bit of quadboob. Obviously not the right bra for me, but gorgeous!
I bought this bra used but in good condition from someone on Reddit. The only defects are a seam on the left cup, the brand label is missing, and the back material near the hooks has some strained spots. The band is difficult to do up, but with some more practice I should be able to get the hang of it. The cups fit well, but have an east/west look which isn't my favourite. As well, the band comes up quite high and gives me lots of fat spillage. Otherwise the bra is really pretty and as it breaks in to my body it should become more comfortable.
Shape: Mostly even, Slight FOB, average projection, wide-rooted, high(er) on chest, broad shoulders
When I put this bra on, I feel like I'm doing some kind of weird acrobatic stretching. When it's the first long-line you've ever owned, putting it on is a real hassle. I can't get it right without hooking it backwards and shuffling it back around. I hate that I'm stretching the band like that, but it is literally the only way.
When it's on, it's pretty comfortable. The cups are soft and not as rigid as they look in pictures. This is one of the few Parfait bras that attempt to be true to size, ...although I feel like the cups could be slightly bigger. Makes nice cleavage. It does keep side tissue in and leaves the back looking smooth and reduces bulges.
It does what I would suspect a long-line is supposed to do. My only annoyance, besides hooking it up, is that the bottom tends to flare up and made a popping sound. I have a wide ribcage, so maybe that's why it does that? Read more 73 more words
Why is this called a bralette? It's a pretty heavily structured longline. Really gorgeous. Satiny and lush, pintucks and lace. Gives me a bit more separation than I prefer, but not unbearable. Haven't had a chance to wear it out yet.