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I can't believe I managed to overlook this bra for as long as I did! I LOVE this bra!! Since I've set out on my personal little bra quest in search of the proper size, I've been paying Freya way too much attention. Lol, don't get me wrong, I still love Freya, and their bras are a great fit on my girls, for the most part. But I've been kind of "playing it safe" with that brand and have been hesitant to venture out into other brands since I haven't been having much luck.
I wanted something in the lines of a t-shirt bra, smooth cups, lined, but ... without all that padding. I already own several Decos, and thought they were the best thing since sliced bread after finding my size in a few different Deco models. But the more I wore them, the more uncomfortable I realized they were. I've read a ton of reviews on the Parfait Casey and Jeanie, and many have compared them both to the "Deco Rival!" So, naturally, I just had to try one. Surely, nothing beats Freya's infamous Deco, right? Well, I would definitely say that Parfait has! I'm not even sure I can go back to wearing my Decos now after putting this bra on!!
Where to start?! I guess what I like most about the Jeanie is the cup - the cup on this bra is MUCH softer and less firm than the Deco, not stiff at all. The cups on this bra conform to your shape unlike the Deco where your boobs conform to the cup. The wires are a bit on the wider side but I prefer that to the Deco's narrower cups, which usually cause me to quad boob like crazy! They do come out kind of far, under the arm, but it's not bothersome at all. The gore is perfect for me and low enough for my close-set boobs. After an hour or so, the gore on the Deco starts to dig into my sternum and becomes a bit uncomfortable. That doesn't happen at all for me with the Jeanie. The straps aren't as thick as the Decos, nor as wide, but seem to be quite comfy. And I LOVE that there are 3 rows of hook and eyes, and 3 columns. I feel much more supported in this bra. I won't be "Wowing" anyone with knockout cleavage in the Jeanie but I wasn't really looking for that. I don't feel like my boobs are being smushed in together with the shallow cups of the Deco, they're somewhat deep on the Jeanie for a "contoured" t-shirt bra. I just measured this bra (30FF) at 9.5" deep which is PERFECT for me - no gaping but no quad boob either. Just a nice smooth line. The band does feel somewhat tight for a 30. I mostly wear 28 bands and I am able to wear the Jeanie in a 30 on the loosest hook without it riding up and it still feels snug.
I absolutely, most definitely recommend this bra, especially if you had fit issues with the Deco. This bra seems much more suited for FOB than the Deco, but appropriate enough for other shapes as well (I have more of an even, round shape). It's very comfy, gives a great shape and is really supportive. I love the purple Panther colorway, too, it sort of makes this plain, simple bra a bit sexier and fun! I think I just found my new favorite bra!!!
Update: Ok, so after wearing this bra a few more hours, I noticed a flaw https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Tears. Lol. The straps are placed too far out for me. It doesn't cause them to fall off my shoulders, but they do dig in by my underarm and its a little uncomfortable. And the cups are very tall, esp on the sides.
Updated on Feb 08, 2015 Flag this
Fits great in the cups and gives a very nice shape with a pretty low cut. There's nothing fancy about the design, so it hides well under tees, but I don't think anyone would ever call it sexy. The back has a 3 hook closure, which may help with smoothing in some cases, but for me seems to allow it to float up a little more than other styles with more of a leotard back. The side wings are tall and rather rigid, but not painfully so. Otherwise, it's very comfortable, but not quite "forget I have it on"comfortable. The molding in the cups has a very long memory, which is probably a good thing overall. I know this because it was shipped in non-original packaging that allowed one of the cups to partially turn inside out, and I'm still struggling to get it to flip back.
30FF is UK size. US size is 30H.
Updated on Feb 25, 2012 Flag this
This bra is incredibly supportive and gives nice lift to full-busted boobs.
This plunge bra with a low center gore is perfect for my close-set breasts.
The wide, 3-hook band and wider straps make it feel comfortable and stable.
It is thick enough to hide nips, but is not overly bulky. It is not a push up, but offers great support and cleavage.
Updated on Sep 10, 2014 Flag this
This has been my favorite bra for almost a year. The cups are set in the front of the bra, not under my armpits, so my breasts are also in the front where they belong which can be hard to find, especially with close-set breasts. It is very supportive with 3 hooks per column and gives good lift. I have a fairly significant size difference between my breasts and the contour cups accommodate that. I'm between an FF and G and this size is a little small on my larger side, but nothing inconvenient. Depending on how I adjust everything, I can either have cleavage or not. It's ... rather plain looking (I own the black), but the charm and bow on the gore are simple and cute and it looks great under clothes. After such a long time of owning it, it has held up well. I use the second column of hooks, so the band hasn't stretched too much, but the top edge has curled slightly and shows under especially thin t-shirts, but not enough to stop me from wearing it. The thread that held the charm on broke and it fell off, but it was simple enough to reattach. Overall, it is very comfortable and supportive and I highly recommend this bra.
Updated on Jun 25, 2014 Flag this
I own two other bras by them and they are all 30FF. They have all fit me the same.
Updated on Nov 12, 2013 Flag this
I can't tell if this bra is right for me...it seems like the straps are really wide though this is the best fitting bra I've tried
Updated on Sep 28, 2013 Flag this
This review is for the European nude color, which is really an attractive neutral. I've worn this style before without any problems, so reordered to replace one that had worn out. It looks like they've redesigned it a little bit from the previous year, but no major changes. The most noticeable change is that the straps are much less stretchy, now a simple satin finish rather than the thick elastic from previous years. I think it's an improvement. They're still very wide and not really something you'd want to slip out of a tanktop though. I have a weird fit issue with ... this bra though. The cups seem to fit perfectly if I just hold them up, but when I put the bra on there's a gap at the upper edge. I think it's because the bottom of the cup is too shallow and my tissue tilts it forward a little bit. No amount of adjusting the straps, pulling down the band, etc, seems to help. And the weirdest thing is that the black version, same model, same size, fits perfectly.
Updated on Sep 22, 2013 Flag this
I ordered this and a Deco at the same time to compare the two, but in two different sizes. I ordered this in a 30FF, and I don't quad any but the cups are too wide and come up too high into the armpit, especially when I've adjusted the straps short enough to eliminate most of the gaping. I think the straps on both bras are pretty horrible-looking, personally, but in different ways. I find both to be too wide for my tastes; my breasts do not need industrial strength straps to keep them up when my band is doing most of the work. I think the bows ... on the Deco are unattractive and tacky, but I'm not sure that the raw, haphazard joining of strap and cup in the Jeanie is preferable. The ring and sliding-adjuster on the Jeanie seem flimsier than on the Deco.
Much like the "nude" Deco, this bra is not a compatible color for me, so I can't even call it functional.
Comfort-wise, besides the cups coming up too high into my armpits, the bra is quite comfortable. It has wider wings and 3 hooks instead of 2, which is nice, and the band is firmer than the 28FF Deco.
The silhouette is slightly more natural than the super-round Deco, but after a few months of wearing nothing but unpadded bras, I feel rather bulky (I'm sure the width of the cups and straps don't help).
I suppose it would be functional enough if my arms were covered, but living in a hot place, that's almost never the case over the summer :\
Updated on Apr 11, 2013 Flag this
After buying the 30G by mistake I re-ordered this in the 30FF. I think we have a winner. Right out of the package, the band is almost uncomfortably tight, but I have another Parfait bra in a 30F and the band stretched nicely after a few wears.
Updated on Apr 01, 2013 Flag this
It's no secret I'm a fan of Parfait by Affinitas. Jeanie and Casey are my favorites and the ones I wear the most. I really need to be in a 30G rather than 30FF, but the fit of the Jeanie and the Casey are such that I don't get a huge amount of spillage and unless the top I wear is very fitted, the spillage is not terribly noticeable. A perfect everyday t-shirt bra!
Updated on Sep 18, 2012 Flag this
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