This was a gift for my aunt. I introduced her to her actual bra size and then helped her out by ordering her a few starters. While it wasn't a perfect fit she still said its one of the best fits she has ever had. She claims it is both comfortable and sturdy https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Originally the gore was way too wide so I altered it to be narrower. Fits much better after fixing this. My boobs fill the cups after a hearty scoop n swoop but sort of "settle" after a while and the tops of the cups become empty. Perhaps because the apex of the bra is higher than my actual nipples and/or my posture isn't the greatest. Regardless, the band is very firm and this bra gives me an amazing shape under tight fitting tops.
This bra is a more sophisticated version of the everyday t-shirt bra, with lace accents and sleek, soft fabrics. I purchased it at a small boutique while on vacation - I was so excited to find a bra in (almost) my size in a store!
Usually molded cup bras do not match my shape well, but I like to wear them under tight tops to avoid the lines from my better-fitting seamed bras. In the store, I thought that it was a tolerable fit. After wearing the bra once, I decided that it really wasn't going to work for me. It would be better suited for someone with wider roots and less bottom projection. The band is a little loose for me - I usually wear a 30 band and I think it would be perfect for someone who usually wears a 32.
Technically, this is the first bra I owned that fit. I say technically, because although it's the correct size, it's definitely the wrong shape altogether. It's for people with breasts more even than myself, for sure - I basically couldn't fill out the top or the bottom of the bra. However, I kept it anyway because I needed a nude bra - it looked a little strange, but not too bad. Now that I am a 32G, it looks better, but is far more uncomfortable.
Measurements for 30F, in inches: Stretched Band: 28 Band Length: 23.5 Cup Width: 5.25 Cup Depth: 9.5 (right), 9 (left) Wire Length: 10.25 Cup Separation: 1 Gore Height: 2.75 Wing Height: 3.625 Strap Width: 0.5 Hooks: 2
PROS: -The fabric is silky to the touch, feels nice against the skin. -The combination of smooth and lace fabric adds a nice touch to keep it simple but elegant. -Band runs smaller than normal - yet not small enough as it still rides up quite a bit on me. -Lightly lined foam cups!!! They are not padded and will NOT add to your size. They measure 1/8" thick, 1/16" thick compressed...you will still have modesty issues in this bra, but it will not feel bulky ...like padding. -Boning in the wings.
CONS: -The right cup (when looking at it) was cut a half inch larger than the left, so the left cup depth is 9". -On top of that, it was sewn poorly as you can see in the photo of the bra's gore. There are wrinkles and puckers on the smaller cup (left) as if it were stretched then bunched to make up for the extra fabric when easing this into the band. -Cups have an unnatural pointy appearance along with curving in too much towards the body. They maintain this shape both on an off. Better suited to those with rock hard boobs. Soft tissue like mine will exaggerate this pointy shape. -Underwires were squared at the gore, bent inwards so that you could feel the edge of the wire instead of the flat part against your skin. -There should have been 3 rows of hooks & eyes for the size I ordered, but there were only 2. It wasn't really an issue since it would have ridden up regardless, but 3 would have been nice.
This is getting sent back without hesitation! The wires were so painful because they were bent in such an awkward way. They also looked like they could pop out of their casing at any moment, and since they could be felt very easily, I think they may have been inserted on the outer portion of the casing. The only reason I listed the gore as digging in was because the wires were doing that, it had nothing to do with the fit being too big or too small. The fabric itself was standing away because the band was still too loose for me. I don't know if I was shipped a bra that had the wires bent by another customer or if they were really supposed to be like that! I'm awaiting the Parfait Jeanie, so I'm hoping that one is a little better. If not, then I'm just going to have to stick with older Deco's from Freya.
Very comfortable. Good shape, but totally a full cup style, which isn't quite what I was expecting. The only negative thing I have to say is that not only are the straps super wide, they also have little decorative fringes on the sides, which just makes them look wider. There's nothing delicate about this bra, but it's very supportive and comfortable, so I'll put up with it.
This bra is beautiful and the wires aren't too wide which is a problem I often encounter. Even though this was previously owned, the band was not stretched out at all and ddoesn't cause back bulge. The cups are a bit too big but this is unnoticeable under clothing. Unfortunately the center digs into my sternum and is quite painful. For now I will use a little padding or alter the wires to fix this issue.
After a few wears, I realized that my breasts were not filling out the cup, even though it was a smaller numbered cup from what I'm used to. It had the same measurements as my 30E - Parfait By Affinitas » Leslie Contour Bra (6501). My shallow breasts just couldn't make it work in a molded full-cup style. I guess I should stick with demis and half-cups.