Right out of the package, this looks like a nice quality bra: stretch bands with a mesh liner; flexible boning under the arms for side support; a low gore that doesn't cut into breast tissue; a very pretty pattern on the overlay of the cups (reminds me of ripples in the water); a soft 1/8" foam in the cups, molded but flexible; underwires designed for wide & shallow; fully adjustable straps. Unfortunately for me, the open cup is also designed for FoT, and my "functionally FoB" just isn't enough to fill it.
Straps: Nice. I like the strap placement. Comfort: I feel like I would like this bra if the gore wasn't so wide and I'd ordered a cup size down. 4. Parfait Ellie Band: Wires: Gore: It's wide, but I don't notice it when I'm wearing it. Still not quite tacking at the bottom. At this point I'm thinking I should probably just ignore the little gap at the bottom I'm getting with all these bras. Cup: Squishes me down a bit but in a supportive way. There's veeeery slight cutting into the breast along the right cup, but it doesn't leave a mark and is barely noticeable. Super cleavage minimizing, which is a change ...from what I'm used to. Straps: Comfortable. Comfort: This one feels like a sports bra. It squishes me down a bit but I also feel fully supported, and if I move around I don't jiggle. The underwire's not quite perfect and the gore is a little wide, but I don't really notice that when I wear it. Can I treat a regular bra like a sports bra? Read more 65 more words
The cups run a bit small, so there is some quad-boobing. That wasn't the biggest problem for me though. The straps have a ring at the top of the shoulders, connecting the adjustable part to the front strap, and the ring digs into the top of my shoulders, eventually becoming uncomfortable. I like the look of it though, and wish it fit just a little better.