The 30F Parfait by Affinitas Donna Wire Bra is a non-padded, sheer bra in a lovely purple color. The wires are on the wide side, which works for me, and the band is firm. Back in September 2012, when I first got it, the embroidered upper section seemed too loose, but now it fits very snugly. The profile is not as rounded as my half cup bras' profiles. Since I prefer the latter profile, and I do have some unlined, non-padded half cups that will suit me in hotter weather, I am donating this bra.
All I have ever owned are molded cup bras, because I like a rounded shape. But, I wanted something sheer that would be cooler in the Florida summer, since molded cups don't breathe. Because of that, I ordered this sheer cup bra.
The band is nice and snug on the loosest hook, with a 3 hook closure. The straps are fully adjustable.
I was really worried this was going to be too big in the cup, since the Bratabase listing for a 30FF gave me the warning that the FF would be too small in the cup. I decided ultimately to go with my normal Parfait by Affinitas size of 30G (I own Casey, Jeanie, and the Fiona camisole). However, if anything, I think the G may be too small in the cup. I get slight quadraboob.
I'm not sure if I like the shape the bra gives me. It gives me a pointer shape. Is it a sign the cups are too small or is it just the nature of a non-molded bra?
I heard this brand runs small in the cups, but that is not true of this model.
I ordered a size up from my normal size & it's a bit too big (wrinkles on top). The wires seem okay though. However, in another bra by this brand, a molded style, the cups fit well in the 30E (I'd normally wear a 30DD). I think that sheer, soft cup, 3 part bras are simply made for breasts which are very round/full up top, and so they don't seem to fit me correctly (full on bottom), no matter the size.
The band does run small, which is great if you need a 28 (the 30 fits like a 28, IMO).
The band & straps are a bit thick. It's starting to look a little granny because of it. I can't return it, but I would if I could.
This bra is just gorgeous, and I love the peek-a-boo effect that comes from the sheer part of the cup. Still, I probably won't be pairing this with any thin or light colored shirts because of the see through factor. The shape is very natural and rounded. In profile, the uplift is good but not sky high. The bra is incredibly comfortable as well and I didn't have to push or pull myself in any direction in order to fit into the cups. One thing of note is that this fits tight for a 30 band (like the rest of my Parfait bras), but I still had it fastened on the middle hook because I'm more of a 28 band. Overall, though, this is the first non-molded bra that I'm completely satisfied with.