Impossible to measure the way bratabase wants me to, it's connected and doesn't lay flat, so I can't measure stretched band length. But I do love this, very sexy. Mine doesn't zip up all the way, but it came from ebay, and the material chafes after wearing for a few hours. A bit wrong for my shape, I need something less shallow, but I'll keep it for special occasions (since I also have the matching panties).
The design of this long-length cami makes it impossible to measure the "band" according to Bratabase guidelines. I took my own measurements of the width of the cami laying flat. It measures 15" wide at the top, 14½" at the waist, 21½" at the hem, which is curved. The fabric is super stretchy and can accommodate my 37" waist and 49" hips, but it wants to ride up constantly. It would be better on someone who's lower half is a few inches smaller. I think if this were made as a teddy, it would be better. Any fabric that stretchy needs something to anchor it.
Speaking of the fabric, ...it is SO soft, very touchable. It's a bit more green than photos show. I'd call it teal, though the color varies with lighting. The back has a mesh panel and a partial corset lacing at the top. It seems to be there more for style than anything else, but you could use it to adjust the band slightly. Personally, I think it just makes the cami even less supportive than the stretch fabric already does.
I bought this in a sister size up because of my pear shape. So between the extra inches, the unsupportive fabric, and the shallow bottoms of the cups, the cups like to slide down. Despite all of that, I had a tough time getting the zipper up under the arm. I don't think I could have got it on without help had I purchased my usual band size. On the plus side, the cups are neither super tall, nor super wide. However, I am too projected for them, particularly in the center. My center fullness causes some quadboob when standing. I wish I could take the foam out of the cup, but I would need to add a supportive lining and that's beyond my skill.
I bought this mostly for "entertaining", so the fit issues are forgivable. The hem riding up will be a pain, as will getting it on, but I'll put up with it for beauty.
TL;DR Purchased in sister size due to pear shape. Cups are comfortable on a short/narrow root. Projected & center full breasts will cause buckled cups and quadboob. Cups shallow on bottom.
Teal fabric is very soft and extremely stretchy. Stretches over large hips & belly, but will ride up. It also makes for limited support and lift. Back has mesh and partial (mostly cosmetic) corset lacing. Side zipper is incredibly difficult to do by yourself. Read more 312 more words
I LOVE how this fits. Perfect cleavage and the matching thong with ruffles is downright adorable. Rich, luxurious teal color with black lace trim. This is my first Parfait bra. I was thrilled when I opened the package.
I am, however, quite disappointed in how the interior of the fabric feels when wearing it. The outside is quite luxurious but the inside seams on the cami itself are unbearably itchy. I am contemplating covering the interior seams with seambinding and stitching it myself, as I do really love this cami and would wear it more often if it didn't ITCH like crazy.
I also highly dislike the ...left side zipper. I feel like the zipper doesn't zip up all the way(I'm terrified I'll catch my skin if I try to force it) so it takes a great amount of finagling in order to get it zipped up to a place where one can actually wear it. There is a hook and eye right under the armpit (to hold the two portions together) and it chaffed terribly when I wore it for the first time (I wore it for about 4 hours). I found myself sighing in relief when I took it off.
All in all, might just be best for short wear in the bedroom instead of everyday long extendedwear, which is a shame since it's so beautiful. Read more 124 more words