There is almost no immediate projection. I would say this bra runs small in the cup and the shape is shallow. I love how wide the straps are, and that they are fully adjustable. The nude color is very pink-toned! This bra does not give the "front and center" shape that I like; instead, I feel like when I walk in it, my arms hit the sides of my boobs. I do like that the gore is lower than the balconettes that I wear, but this bra definitely does not fit. I compared it to my Cleo Marcie (36HH), and the wires seem to map on almost perfectly. So, if you prefer narrower wires, the Sophia may be good for you, though they are about a half an inch taller in the armpit than the Marcie wires.
This bra is too small in the cups, and the cups are not supportive enough for the weight of my breasts. I get quad boob, and the top of them are flattened out. I also have noticed that for me, the cups simply are not deep enough. The wires popped out after very minimal wear also.
Straps: * smooth elastic * full adjust * leotard back
Fit About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts) * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line) * short roots * even horizontal fullness (just barely ...outer full) * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away) * conical shape (but will squish to round) * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame
Band: * length good * wings ok to slightly short * no axillary skin spillage
Gore: * tacks * too high (even after sliding down the channel) * separation fine
Cups: * enhance and flatten my horizontal oval shape - not flattering * wide enough (SO RARE!!!) * cups are projected enough, but I wish they had an side sling to provide a more flattering shape
Straps: * too far apart (slip) * adjust short enough
Fit Under Clothing: * visible under thin t-shirt * not visible under v-neck * very visible under tank top
Comfort Summary * gore pokes * flat shape * straps slip * lace itchy * not worth trying other sizes (band & cups "fit") Read more 150 more words
I needed a nude colored bra and hoped this would be a good match. Technically it fits pretty well but I don't really care for the appearance on my body. The straps and band are wider than I prefer. The lace is pretty. And the shape it gives is rounded.
I bought this bra when I was still a 38G because the 38G in the Sophia gave me quad-boob. But when I tried it on after I first got it, it just didn't work and it sat in a drawer. I recently pulled it out again because I've gone up a cup size (I'm now 38GG to 38H). It almost fits right, but there's a tiny bit of quad-boob and the wire pokes my arm on the right if I don't have a shirt on. The side of the bra is still a little weird. There's a strange gaping in the fabric under the arm, which isn't like ...that in the 38G. That was one of the reasons I didn't this bra when I first bought it in the 38GG size.
Overall, I really wanted to like the bra, but I couldn't find the right configuration and I'm not sure a 38H would work either (and the bra has been discontinued).
It's much prettier in the black than it is in the nude, which is the color of my 38G. It's lace all over with a thin lining. Note: the top of the lace has elastic, so it might not work if you're FOT.
I had this bra in a 38G, but it gave me quad boob, so I decided to try a bigger size because I really wanted to like it. But the 38GG still felt very tight and pressed uncomfortably, so it sat in the drawer for a year and a half.
I just went up a cup size to 38GG and decided to try this on again. It technically fits, but I like my bra to be a little looser in the band, so I marked it as "too tight", even though everything else was a correct fit. In general, I've found Parfait to be tight in the band. ...I think the bra will be good once I've worn it several times and the band loosens up. The Sophia looks good on and is beautiful in the black. (My 38G was in the nude color; I think the black looks better/classier. After a few washings the nude bra didn't look as good/looked cheap, so I'm hoping the black holds up better.)
I'll probably come back and update this review if the band loosens up after a couple weeks of wear. Read more 80 more words
Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, slightly FoB, splayed, left-heavey by more than a cup size, 31" underbust, but prefer tight band with extender. Panache, Freya size 30GG
This is a beauriful, very well made bra for smaller band size/larger cup size. The cups have two layers of mesh/lace, effective side support that does not cut into excellent immediate projection, but are a hair too wide for my narrow roots. Straps are fantastically wide and 4 hooks! the back almost feels like a Longine. very comfortable side boning. Decently low gore and balconnette like coverage - very good ...for a full cup! The straps, (sigh), are too wide.
*Ladies with lots of center fullness may find a little cutting, (there is a hair of quading on the inside of my larger side as seen in angle shot, but I am average center fullness). But, there is good room for FoT - see photo - a full three fingers of available space but no gaping or wrinkling on average upper fullness.
I think I will probably keep it, in spite of width of cup and straps. Read more 90 more words
I loved the shape this bra gave me. But as time went on, the top of the cups cut in, which I hoped they would adjust and stretch, but they did not. I gained weight and most of my closed top bras are cutting in now, so it may not be the bra.
This bra fits snugly on me, not so badly as to be really uncomfortable (though sometimes the band is too snug after wearing it all day). What bothers me is that my breasts look like they are barely restrained by the bra. It's almost a great fit, but the lace puckers at the top and gives a bit of quad boob. Also, the lace shows through some shirts and doesn't have the smooth effect I'd hoped for. I'd give it a B+ since it is wearable and not so bad that I'd get rid of it, but I don't wear it everyday like I do my panache bras which fit great.
ETA: A couple months ago, I bought a 38gg to see if it would fit. The gg fits in the cup but not in the band, which is even tighter than my 38g. I would actually like the bra if I could find it in the right size. I might need to go with a 40G.
This bra is very beige (if that makes sense) and the lace that covers the cups is likely to show through t-shirts. The straps are the most perfect of any I've tried on (which is saying something, because I have horrible issues with straps!). They're long enough, soft, and thick. So comfortable! The bra is quite comfy overall, with a little itching around the band from the lace that will probably go away with wear. The cups are too small for me, and I'm getting serious quadboob from a band of elastic/plastic running along the top of the cup; I'd recommend this for FOB ladies! (It would probably be great for me a size or two up.)