I think it's time to face facts that some bras may be just too wide for my frame and this is probably one of them.
First off, I feel kind of silly for not realizing that the Leslie Contour Bra does not have seams up the front, like it appears to have, but is in fact, lightly molded cups. I thought I did my research on this one, but apparently not enough. That vertical seaming you see on the front is pure decoration. Had I known that, I probably wouldn't have ordered it. Not that there is anything wrong with molded cups, but I have a couple ...that I am happy with, like the CleoKaren and the FreyaDeco and Taylor models. I wished to experiment with cups with vertical seaming this time around. I guess the moral of the story here is you can never do too much research.
So, this bra. The band is a *firm* 30. For once, I am using the last hooks. I'm not being strangled or anything, but I'm between sizes at 29.4" - so if you are like 31" in the underbust area, you might want to go up a band size or use an extender.
The cups are wide and roomy. They enclose my sideboob areas fine, but the wires go up a little high in the armpits. Not enough to be uncomfortable, but just enough to be potentially annoying. It becomes more noticeable when I have the cups pulled up in the proper position. There is some gapping, but after an agressive scooping and swooping, the cups are definitely filled out. Well, enough so that the gore no longer tacks to my chest. Oops.
I feel like I would like this bra better if the cups came closer together or were a touch less wide. Right now they give my breasts lift but they are still spread out. It's like the Leslie is trying to do what the Taylor does, but missing the mark.
Things I like about the Leslie: the animal print pattern; I'm a sucker for patterns like this tbh. I like the firm band, but we'll see how long it remains firm. I really like that the band has three hooks instead of a wimpy two. Also! It has side support boning. So I might in the future try another Parfait By Affinitas bra, but with a different cup style. Read more 306 more words
I really like this bra but it is not the same fit as the Charlotte (as lots of people have claimed)at all! This bra has seamless moulded cups and no side support sling. As such it tends to be a bit east/west in appearance, I also found the cups run large, the 30FF (my standard size) was much too large as was the 30F, the 30E has almost the same exact sized cups as my 30FF Charlottes do. I quite like this bra, it is comfortable and looks nice under clothes similar to the Charlotte, if you like that bra this one might work for you too once you find the size that you need. I also like the pattern and the detail of the red bow between the cups, and I do not like animal prints in general.
This was my special one, it actually fit amazing. The band could have been smaller, as with all the bras I purchased so far in this search. Unfortunately one of the hooks got warped. After bending it back it was wearable.
It was very pretty and I thought it fit when I wore it in the store. However, after a full day of wear I decided that it doesn't work with my breast shape and there are parts of the bra that aren't filled out properly.
Band is a little snug compared to other 34's I own, but not tight enough to need to go up a band size. Contoured cups are perfectly sized & wires are wide just the way I like them. The structure of the cups smoothly hides any breast size difference.Design is exotic and sexy. Leopard print mesh over black 1/2-way up cups with two decorative satin vertical strips of ribbon (looks like seams from a 4-part cup). Red satin bow decorates the center gore with a cute round silver charm dangling from it, imprinted with the brand name. Straps are fully adjustable elastic with pretty crocheted edging. Bra is comfortable except for slightly tight band which I expect will stretch out quickly. An extender is always an option at first. I will definitely be looking at more Parfait by Affinitas bras in the future!
Cute bra! Everything is pretty comfortable. The top line of the bra seems a little strange, and wants to warp a little bit. Seams show through light to medium clothing. Comfy, I'm more of a 28 band, but this band runs snug.