I heard this brand runs small in the cups & that is TRUE of this molded cup model (although NOT TRUE of a soft cup bra I have by the same brand).
I normally wear a 30DD, but this 30E fits me perfectly.
This is a molded cup bra with a very slight retro "cone" shape - a great shape for tear-drop shaped busts (fuller on the bottom but still perky). I would compare it to the Gossard Ooh La La bra, which is also a great fit for breasts which are not extremely round on top (hard to find such a fit in DD+ sizes).
The band runs a ...bit small, but I still wear the 30 on the smallest hook comfortably.
My only complaint it how thick the straps & how wide the band are. They are not uncomfortable, but I just think bras can start to look frumpy when the straps/band are very wide.
This particular bra does not look frumpy though. It is great quality, comfortable, flattering & very cute.
It has two sets of straps - one with a lacy frill which surprisingly hides easily under most clothes & can look cute peeking out of tanks on purpose. I havent't had the need to switch to the plain, second pair of straps. Read more 104 more words
This is a beautiful bra but I realize that a balconette style does not work for me. The straps are so far apart that they cut under my arm on the right side. This is my smaller side and you will see in the photos that it also gapes at the top of the cup. I could also go down a band size since this band stretches and I have it on the tightest hooks. I am not sure I will keep this one. The gore tacks well. I prefer a narrower wire like EWA or Anna Pardal. The material is soft and lovely, as is the color.
I've been lemming for this bra for a very long time but I haven't been able to obtain it because it is a discontinued style, but I finally came across it on zulily. I'm in love with frilly details and I especially love the colour pink, which surprisingly was missing from my lingerie wardrobe. For 30 bucks, it wasn't a bad deal. However, this bra was a terrible match for my boobs. First of all, the bottom of the cups are too shallow for me so I get really hideous folding. The gore is also too deep for me because I'm fuller on the sides and bottom. The band definitely definitely ran tight, but not tight enough for my 26 inch underbust. The lace was pretty itchy too because they put glue on the edges. It has somewhat softened because I used Eucalan to wash it, but it's still not a desirable texture. It's just the tips that are hard though, not the rest of the lace.
The Petal Pink colourway has two sets of straps, and as they're detachable, can be worn multiway.
Band runs like a 28", cups are neither particularly shallow, nor deep. I don't find them to run a cup size small, as is often said from Parfait. Only fit issues are slight gaping near the center gore, and the wide set straps.
Please read my full review for more info! - coming soon.
The band on this bra runs small but I think the cup is pretty true-to-size. My biggest issue with it is the empty space on the bottom of the cup. I can't arrange myself to fit into it and I have read that others had issues with it being too shallow on the bottom. The top of the cup and straps also tend to rub right next to my armpit when I move my arms and the material is not too soft so it is really painful. The straps that it comes with have a lace on them, which looks pretty, but is pretty itchy. It does come with replacement straps but I did not bother to open them and try them since the cup doesn't fit. Also, even though the 32 band stretches to 31 inches, the cups/wires start to distort at about 30 inches.