This bra has wide set straps and has a gaping problem near the straps. I originally ordered a 34FF and loved everything about it especially the 3 hooks in the back but the gaping was so prevalent I sized down to a 34F. Going down a cup is okay..the band feels less firm as it now has 2 hooks and I really prefer the width of an FF cup over an F. The straps seem slightly less wide (though still kind of wide set for my sloping shoulders) and the cups gape less. It's fine when my arms are down by my side but if I start moving and bending over, I find the cups aren't really into molding with my shape. I have yet to wear it all day and will definitely update this review in the future with my measurements and a follow up regarding the comfort and shape holding.
I seem to be between sizes with the Freya Deco at the moment (gaping in a 30DD, cutting in with a 30D) so I decided to try a different moulded plunge bra instead, and I'm glad I did. The Jeanie is very comfortable, doesn't show under a tight T-shirt, it's £10 less expensive than the standard Deco (although not easy to find in the UK), and it fits!
Measurements for 30F, in inches: Stretched Band: 29 Band Length: 24.5 Cup Width: 5.5 Cup Depth: 8.75 Wire Length: 9 Cup Separation: 1.125 Gore Height: 1.75 Wing Height: 3.625 Strap Width: 0.5 Hooks: 2
Pros: - Comfortable, breathable foam lined cups. Not so thick or heavy they add bulk. - Boning in side wings. - Rich, dark blue color.
Cons: - Band is quite stretchy, though it measures slightly smaller than most 30's. - Gore is too wide. - Underwires bend awkwardly with little tension. They are a little too flexible and also stretch towards the back too much. - Cups give an East-West-South projection. They also run a bit small for this size by about 0.25-0.5 an inch for cup depth...could be a style matter though, ...these are very plunging cups! - Hook & Eye count is incorrect and should be 3 rows for this size. (HerRoom.com is selling all their Parfaits like this so maybe it's just them, yet in the description they clearly have it written out for sizes what you get: "Hook counts are as follows (3 columns): 2-hook = Cups D, DD, E 3-hook = Cups F, FF, G" ------This is the amount I should have on this bra, and I do not.
I may alter this, or I may send it back. For me, I'd rather have the cups fit than the band because I can always work around that. Read more 107 more words
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. Read more 106 more words
I only got to wear this bra once or twice, but I really love the cut. The fabric is super smooth under t-shirts. I liked it so much I got it in a smaller size, which fits much better now. It gives really great support for a plunge, but might not be good for narrow roots. The band is very firm and fits like a 32.