What a sultry looking bra. I loved this bra when I saw it on Zulily, and just had to have it (and its matching sheer shorts with garter straps!). Once I got it though, I never wore it. Seriously. It sat in my bra drawer for months. I'd pull it out, try it on, admire it, and put it back.
The basic description:
The bra I'm reviewing is a 30FF, leopard print Leslie. The Leslie is a balconette style (not as full-cupped as the Florence balconette, but higher than a halfcup). It's got three hooks in the back (a feature I love) and wide, (non convertible, shame) straps. The ... wires are soft and flexible, like the Parfait Kimberly balconette and demi styles.
So why don't I wear this bra?
First, as I've noticed with Parfait bras, it created a bit of an east-west effect on me. On someone with less center-heavy boobs, it may just create a classic hourglass shape, but on me it was definitely out to the sides a little too much.
Second, the gore never really tacked on me (once again thanks to my center heavy boobs). Under a shirt, I just looked wide and shallow, and I tend to prefer the front/center/narrower appearance of unlined freya bras and cleos. If I'm going for a wide-shallow look, it better have lots of cleavage, and the Leslie does not provide.
Third, as much as I admire the appearance, the fabric and the seams show under tight shirts (The sheer black/leopard overlay on the bra is not flush, you can shift it away from the molded cup below it). Finally, I bought this bra because I think its sexy and sultry and hot. But I don't get any cleavage at all (very surprising for me, as the Kimberly balconette gives me plenty). So while I love the look of this bra, it is neither functional enough nor cleavage-y enough for me to actually wear it for anything.
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Updated on Oct 22, 2015 Flag this