Parfait Lola is such a pretty lady! She's been discontinued for so long that I managed to pick one up in black and white on Amazon for $15.
This bra is amazingly comfortable, probably one of the most comfortable bras I've ever worn. The padding is thicker than my Freya padded half cups and even my Masquerade Medina, it's noticeably squishy. The shape it gives me under tops is pretty close to my favorite - the nice pointy uplifted green shape. The only thing interrupting it is the seam between the padded part and the stretch lace part. My Freya Daydreamer is a bit better at the green ...shape in that respect. Wires are a beautiful width and height for me and the gore seems a bit lower and less stabby than the other new bras I've purchased.
The band runs a full band size tight, allowing me to start on the loosest hooks. It's at least an inch shorter than the Freya bra I'm wearing today, I compared them before trying them on. So 28-band ladies should snap this style up!
The one aspect of the bra that doesn't work as well with my boobs is the stretch lace. It's not truly stretch lace, it just has some elastic at the edge. My roots are a bit too tall for the elastic to do its thing properly, so it slides down my boob ever so slightly and makes a little wrinkle near the padded part. If I pull it up to where it should sit, it doesn't stay there. If the elastic was strong enough to stay there, it would cut in. So I would say that it suits ladies with average root height better (and having a bit more separation between the breasts at the top of the root would help too).
To sum up, this bra will work beautifully on people who are even/FoB, average projection, close-set, and a little bit Nike swooshy in IMF. It's not quite swooshy enough for my IMF, but the wires are a bit padded so they aren't poking anything. Read more 238 more words
I love this bra. It's so pretty, with the pink and black colourway, with the lace on the unlined upper cup. I feel very well supported and very sexy at the same time. I still get the jiggle I love with the support from the padding in the bottom of the cup.
The band is quite tight but liveable. I can always use an extender if needed.
This bra seems to work very well with my shape, and gives me a terrific profile.
Nicely shaped and cute style! Fit everywhere! ...except the center.... I was so excited when I 1st put it on since I've never had a bra's center gore lie flat... but after about five minutes it started bothering me. After 10, it was digging.
I have two Parfait bras, the Odette and the Lola. The Odette fits much better. I have shallow, slightly FOB, wide root breasts. I find on the Lola that the underwire digs in both at the sternum and the sides, while at the same time I don't have enough fullness/projection to fill out the top and the lace puckers where it meets the molded cup. It's a beautiful bra and I love the design and I'm just going to make some adjustments to the underwire for a better fit. I love the wider straps and the wider band compared to previous bras I've owned.
This is a no for me. The seam between the padded part and the lace is very obvious under even loose tees. The gore is too high, and digs into my sternum. The top lace part collapses, it's very stretchy and is asking for more upper fullness than I have, which gives it kind of a bullet bra look since I can't evenly fill the cups out. The straps are too far apart, causing the cup on my smaller side to fold over - but at least they don't murder my armpits like my Charlotte. At least not at first. I don't think Parfait and I will get along. This one's going back.
The Pros - it's really pretty. Might work for someone else.
This bra is really cute, but I found myself taking it off after a few hours of wear every time I tried to wear it. The sides/back where the straps connect kinda cut in on me. The shape of the padded part of the cut doesn't work for my boobs.
Lovely bra as far as looks and craftmanship go - the fit is more tricky. This size (30FF) is probably a bit too big on me. I need to adjust the straps very short to bring the cups high enough not to gape terribly. This puts the cups right up into my armpits however, which is not very comfortable. The non-padded upper part of the cups is very stretchy lace, which is not a great fit for soft breast tissue.
The underwires are the sturdiest (won't distort) I've ever come across in a bra. The band is tight for a 30, I'd say it fits like a Freya 28.