This is the exact same bra as the Adore Me Leona DD+.
I had a feeling this wasn't going to fit in the first place, but I didn't give up all hope. Well, as it turns out, it doesn't fit. Oh well. When I first looked at it though, I thought, "Wow, these cups are huge, there's no way..." Color me surprised when I tried it on and it actually had cut into my breast tissue on my larger breast. I'm starting to think Parfait isn't right for me though, which is a bummer, because I like much of their stuff.
The band is quite tight. Stretched, it got to ...32, and I probably could have gotten it longer, but let's say that if you don't like your bands very snug (like I do), then you're not going to have a good time. My measurements are actually 30 under (31 on bigger days) too, so if you are a solid 32 or large 32, you really aren't going to have a good time.
The bottom of the cup isn't filled on me. It's all puckered up, like a molded Panache Porcelain bra I tried on at my not-DD+-friendly Nordstrom Rack. If I adjust myself a bit I can get it mostly filled, but after moving my arms it slides right back into place. The same goes with the cup cutting into my breast. If I push the breast down and to the side a little (where some tissue likely slips out of the cup), it fits in there, but if I ensure nearly everything is in the cup, it cuts a bit. On top of that, the cup is clearly too big on my smaller breast. The gore also doesn't stay flat, but is pushed out because of my breasts. My measurements put me in around a 30GG/30H, but to be honest, I found that to be so unbelievable because a short two months ago I was a 32F. I guess that's tissue migration for you.
The wires are a bit too long on my sides. If they were a centimeter or two shorter, it would probably be fine.
The straps aren't fully adjustable, which I don't care about, but others might. They can be removed though. There is also a silicone strip along the band to hold it in place were you to wear it strapless.
The bra itself is very pretty, very soft, lovely to look at, and comfortable despite it being illfitting. There are some loose threads on it though, namely on the center of the cup and by the hooks, but that's easily fixed (not that it matters anyway). Read more 329 more words
I wanted to love this bra, but the cup runs too small...But with that being said, 30FF isn't my regular size. 30G was out of stock and I don't see a 28/30GG or 28H (my regular size) so I thought maybe a 30FF will work too. However, it felt like as if I was trying on a 30E or something, so I'm sure that a 30G won't fit either so I didn't bother to purchase it. I really like how it looks and how there are silicone for slip prevention. But this is just not the bra for me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Will be given away the 30FF.
This is a gorgeous, moulded, balconette bra with multiway straps. The multi-layered bow and victorian charm are a classy touch.
The band is very loose for a 30. Its a shame because I had hoped to wear this as a strapless. The 30F only has two hooks (when you go up to a FF there are 3!). The straps keep the pinstripe look going for about half the strap. The downside to the pinstriped straps means they are only halfway adjustable. While I normally have to do some serious strap adjustment, I didn't in this bra, so the partially-adjustable straps weren't a problem. Multiway allows for racerback, ...strapless, halter (though that might be odd with one side of the strap pinstriped and the other black).
The cup is shallow in the center, like most Parfait's I've tried. The gore doesn't tack and I have some impressive quadboob. There is some serious shape incompatibility. My center heavy boobs get pushed up and out by this bra, causing a bit of an east-west appearance. Despite the loose feeling band, I can *almost* wear this as a strapless. I think because the cups are too shallow/small, I get some all around/all over stay-in-place effect. No support, but it doesn't fall down either.
I get cleavage in this bra. Not deco cleavage, and not squished up cakes on a plate cleavage, but classy, gently rounded top and plenty of center cleavage thanks to the floating gore (ignore the quadboob).
Despite the shape incompatibility, I love this bra. The pinstripes make me feel like a classy, sexy 1920's gangster. I seriously wish I could wear it as a top. Every time I put it on I feel like I need a fedora and a martini. If only it fit my boobs better! Read more 190 more words
The band is tight on the loosest hook- it's almost uncomfortably tight. The gore tacks, but is too wide for my close set breasts. The cups are too wide, short, and closed. The cup shape ends up being very splayed and pointy. I don't fill out the apex, because it's so far off from where my breasts do point. I get wrinkling because the bra doesn't have enough immediate projection in the bottom of the cups for my even high root breasts. I had to severely bend the underwires to make them support the breast tissue near my sternum. The bra comes up too high near my armpits, and cuts in.
This is the complete wrong bra for me, and it's too bad, because it's beautiful!
I *really* want to love this bra! The white with black pinstripes is just gorgeous, with the black lace across the top of the cups. Mmmmm. Simply beautiful. Very nice detail, and I really like the strap separation.
Now the downside. This cup size is WRONG! There was no information for this size in the database, so I took a chance on a 38F. The gore is about 4cm from my sternum and I'm getting that unfilled-on-the-bottom wrinklage that you get with orange-in-a-glass. And if I push the gore against my sternum, I do get some quadding. There is a ...user here who posted a fit request at the end of December for this same bra in a 38G, along with measurements (which oddly enough don't show up in the measurements table), which show a depth of 11.5" I don't think that would be enough depth for me and I don't think this bra comes in a 38GG.
Which makes me sad, because I *really* want to love this bra! I don't know if I should just list it and be done with it, or hang on to it in the hopes that it will fit much better when I lose 25+ pounds. Read more 104 more words
Boobs: Wide-set, mostly even, slight FOB, average projection, tall, broad-shouldered.
The Parfait Kimberly is another strapless bra in the hoards of strapless bras that suffers from collapsing on itself. By collapsing I mean wrinkling at the bottom due to the lack of supporting structure given (to regular bras) by the straps. This resulted in an unfavorable wrinkle despite being able to fill the bottom decently. However, it isn't that noticeable (at least to me) and is undetectable underneath clothes.
The Kimberly gore is determined not to tack. I believe this to be a design issue rather than a unique fit issue, as I see all of the other posters ...have the same problem. The gore is low and fairly narrow--it is just not going to lay flat. The bra gives great cleavage with a surprising lack of quadboob. The shape of the bra pushes breast to the middle, contributing to tackless gore.
The band is tight as all hell, which is expected. General Parfait rule of thumb is to pretend the bra band is 2" less than what the tag says.
I like the aesthetics of this bra. Very... Victorian? I can't really describe the exact style. I've never seen that combination of aesthetics before, which makes me feel kind of proud to own it.
All in all a solid strapless. Does it fit 100% correct? Of course not. No strapless ever will. Unless bra makers figure out a viable and wearable way for the bra to support itself on the bottom half of the cup, straplesses are going to have a slight droop and wrinkle. I have found that sizing down in the cup gets rid of that problem, but with the sacrifice of breast containing via quadboobery. Read more 181 more words
Not even in the vicinity of tacking, so I'm guessing the cups aren't big enough, though they also wrinkle at the bottom without straps to hold them up. This bra does me zero favors under clothing, so I only use it as a strapless -- the painfully snug band and chafing from the silicone lining are to be expected under those circumstances, as is the lack of lift. I wouldn't put up with them in a regular bra. It's too bad, because the pinstripes and cameo are adorable! Wish they were on a better-designed bra.
I'm generally a Freya 34FF so that's what I'm going to use as a point of comparison. I also bought the molded/padded (non convertible) Kimberly in 34FF. The Kimberlys' bands were 2 inches shorter than the Freyas' (one deco, one longline halfcup) which might be good for some people. I like stretchy @Deco bands, so this wasn't so great for me, but that is why we have extenders. The cup of the non-convertible Kimberly had the same wire width as Freya, but it was one size shallower. The convertible bra was a joke! The non-convertible's 34FF underwire was a size ...44 wire (www.bramakerssupply.com sizing) so theoretically, the 34G should have been a 46. No, the manufacturers jumped up 4 wirelengths, to the size 52, effectively squishing and stretching the cups out to 42D (on a tight 34 band). I've never seen a white pinstriped bra before, so I didn't want to lose this one. So I went online, bought a pair of 44 wires, seam-ripped out the 52 wires, and popped the new ones in. The original wires are very flexible and spread easily (the non-convertible is the same way, so maybe parfaits are just cheaply wired). If you want a 28" band, replacing the wires with better ones might make you feel a world of improvement. Also, they have this way of twisting forward that the replacement wires and my Freyas do not and they're embarrassingly creaky. Now the bra lays almost flush against my sternum, and it'll probably be perfect when I'm at a lighter, less busty, summertime weight. The replacement underwires are a little too short for the cups vertically, so I'm considering adding some more plastic boning by the outer sides of the breasts, or I'll get lazy and always utilize the straps. Read more 207 more words
This bra is beautiful and I wanted to love it, but sadly I could not get it to work. I originally went for my usual size - a 30f - but the bra was too small all around. I sized up to a 32f and the fit was not much better. The band fit well, but that's where it ended. The cups gaped at the top and the center gore wouldn't stay flat. I'm pretty sure this is partially due to the fact that the straps are not fully adjustable. However, since this is supposed to be multiway that shouldn't have been a problem. The bra didn't provide much support without the straps.