I'm kinda surprised there's not more reviews about this bra, I think it's a good alternative to the Deco strapless. Seems to have a bit more immediate projection, cups are more closed off on top, and the material is just more comfortable. So far no digging or poking, and the molded cups are smooth but softer and a bit more flexible than the Deco. The wires are stiffer than Freya wires, so less likely to stretch or distort as the band is fastened.
First impressions, as I've only had this for an hour.
Band - this is the tightest Parfait band I've ever met. No need ... to worry about the 30 band, it only stretches to 27.5" but it feels less firm than my Koko 27.5" band so I think it will stretch out with wear. I can clasp it on the loosest hooks, but it kind of distorts the shape of flexible cups so right now have an extender on it for a bit more comfort and to keep it true to shape until it breaks in some. Wings are quite tall and the band has 4 rows of hooks, thankfully I happened to have a 4 hook extender lying around. Not sure what I think about the 4 hooks, they're harder to do up behind my back for sure! A 30FF isn't exactly giant-heavy-boobs that would really NEED 4 hooks, but since it's strapless I think I'll appreciate the extra-wide band and support. There is side boning in the wings, which was the absolute death of me in my Deco strapless, but so far this one isn't painfully poking my ribs.
Cups - similar to the Deco, except with the difference of the material I already mentioned, and the cut of the top of the cups. They're a pretty good fit on my boobs, no quadding or gapping. They give more east-west spread than I'm used to but it's unnoticeable under shirts, and this is not a bra for sexytimes. It's very utilitarian in its appearance. If it weren't for the cute heart shaped charm on the gore it would be quite boring. The European Nude color works on my skin tone, but I can see fairer skin tones not being a fan of it. It's not a particularly attractive shade of nude. The gore height is quite comfortable - higher than the Deco but not nearly as high as the Fantasie Smoothing Strapless that I swear tried to meld with my sternum and poke my heart.
I wouldn't recommend this bra as one to wear with deep plunging spaghetti strap tank tops, and for that reason I'm going to keep either my Koko or Neve strapless (once it arrives). But it appears like it will serve its purpose. I always whine that I'd like a strapless with cups short enough not to peek out of the armholes in my tank tops, but quite frankly I don't think that's gonna be available, or practical, in my size. So, that's what bandeaus are for and why I've got a collection of different color bandeaus to layer over my bra and under my tanks.
I'll update this review later if anything starts to dig or stab me.
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Updated on May 15, 2015 Flag this