This bra is gorgeous! I love the color (dark blue with black lace), and the little dangly-thing at the gore is a welcome change from the usual bow. I'm really not a fan of bows and this makes me think about bellydancing. The double skinny straps in the front are a nice touch as well.
Fit-wise, holy crap this is a firm 30 band! I've been wavering between 30 and 28 bands depending on brand, and thank goodness I got a 30 in this one. It does feel pretty comfy (though slightly tight), and I'm hoping it will relax a little with wear. The gore tacks nicely without stabbing, ...and the wires are only slightly too narrow. I plan to try bending them just a tiny bit wider, but a heavy/ vigorous scoop & swoop from the armpits in seems to work just as well.
I've never tried a halfcup before, and looking at it off I'm surprised they were big enough to fit me, but they do. The padded part was a bit squished/ wrinkly from shipping, but I think it'll be ok after a while. The lace was slightly gappy at the top corners of each cup, almost like it wasn't sewn on quite straight, but maybe it's a slight shape incompatibility instead. Whatever it is, I just tacked down a tiny dart of it right next to each strap and now it lays flat, so I'm happy with it. (Disclaimer: I'm still breastfeeding and just put him down for a nap, so therefore a little empty. Cups might fit totally different in a couple hours.)
I've had it on for about 20 minutes now and everything is still comfy, so for now my verdict is: yay for another bra that seems to fit! Read more 190 more words
Okay, give me a second. HAHAHAHAHAHA. HAHAHAHA. WHAT? Okay, let me continue. I'm supposed to be busting out of this thing, right? That's the point? I can't decide whether it looks ridiculous or not. It gives this weird quadboob shelf on top of the padding. The bra itself is beautiful. White satin, eyelash lace, tassel in the center. I love its appearance but it looks very strange on. I'll have to think about this one...
This was my first experiment with my recommendations on here, and while the bra looked gorgeous I was a little iffy about a 32G instead of my usual 32F. But my other Parfait bras are a bit small in the cup, and this obviously has small cups in general, so I went with it. I shouldn't have.
For reference, I have a narrow root, fairly evenly projected/round (3/5 or 3/6) breasts and center fullness.
Pros: *Like my other Parfait bras, it has the tacking-est gore ever. It might be a smidgen wide for me, but it's amazing how well supported it makes me feel. *The cups are surprisingly sturdy, too, and actually ...encase nearly my whole breast -- probably because I did go up two cups. *I've seen some complaints of nipple slippage, but if you have low nipples like me, I think you'll be plenty secure here. I didn't test it out strenuously, but it seems pretty secure. *Oh, and did I mention that it's gorgeous?
Cons: *The band is very snug. It might stretch out with wear, but it's definitely more snug than I would like. *The wires are a little high (although the cup width is fine) for me, so they do pucker up under my arms. *And like most people have said, the lace bunches up. It's not horrible, since I'm a little fuller on top, but it is pretty bad on my smaller breast. *The straps are too widely set and only partially adjustable. If you're shortwaisted like me and/or have high set breasts (mine are only a smidgen high, but my torso is short period), it probably won't come anywhere near adjusting up enough to support you. I could deal with the other issues, and the lace bunching might even be solved, if the straps adjusted tighter.
Overall, this one is a no for me. It's so pretty that I really want to make it work, but the wires/straps rubbing under my arms and the lack of uplift from the straps keep it from being something I could wear everyday. There's nothing wrong with an, ahem, special occasion bra, but even then, I think I could find a better fit than this. Read more 249 more words
I got this bra because of the way it makes my boobs what everyone sees and notices the minute I enter a room. Cleavage and uplift I can practically balance a cup on, which the bra provides, was my intention - not everyone looking for a bra is after the same appearance. It is comfortable, the wires are wide which I need, the band is pretty firm in comparison to what the band on the panache styles I have feels like.
Almost perfect! This bra is very comfortable! Which is a bit of a shock given how sexy it is! The band is just a tiny bit too tight I'm going to try an extender, I think that'll solve the tightness. Despite having more tissue above my nipple line it is much more shallow that my lower breast tissue. So I was kind of surprised when I filled this out once I scooped a swooped but the lace at the top has no stabilizer or elastic and given my lack of projection on top I may take the lace in just a touch on the sides to make it a perfect fit! Overall I'm very pleased with this bra !
I bought this bra knowing that the lace portion at the top fitted very loosely on other users and that there would be some nipple show-through on the lace portion. It didn't sound like it'd be very supportive, but having already procured a solid collection of modest coverage and functional bras, I'm now on the hunt for the opposite
Parfait Tamara has 2 of the things I was looking for: lace/mesh material and a half cup style. I have an affinity for black bras so this was a no brainer. The straps are actually two side-by-side thinner straps, which I find adds to the ...sexy. I'm not a fan of the band, as I've mentioned on every other Parfait bra review I've written. The stretchiness of the elastic on the band allows the band to ride up even more so than bands that measure longer relaxed.
Now onto the fit appearance. I had hoped for some awesome cakes on a plate. Like this http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDUx/z/pswAAOxy3cJThdsc/$_12.JPG?set_id=880000500F (super cakes). What I got instead though, was this http://media.bratabase.com/cache/fc/10/fc10198d886f557d820b16d1a4cb0959.jpg (no cakes, no tan). It looks like my boobs are trying to escape over the top of the padded part because the cup too small. Obvious is obvious. But, in my very simple bra brain, sizing down in a half cup style is supposed to result in more pushed up rounded boobies. What I've been slow to learn though, is the obvious: sizing down results in reduced cup width and depth and in a bra that is trying its best to tack between my boobs instead of floating magically around them (the way small VS bras create cleavage), I always end up with a terrible orange in the glass effect. This caused the opposite of what I wanted to happen because my poor squished oranges were now pushing down on the cups. Sure, I could make this work by tightening the straps, right? Wrong. These straps are only half adjustable. I'm sad to report that this is a sexy bra fail for me Read more 241 more words
Shape: mostly even, slight full-on-bottom. Small nipples. Average projection, wider-set, tall. Broad shoulders.
The first time I bought a Tamara was in a size 34DD when I measured as such. The uncomfortably tight band and the massive quadboob left a bad taste in my mouth for Parfait. While the structure was sturdy and the material very elegant, it was also totally unwearable. Fast forward to now.
I measure as a 32G across the board and rarely have shape issues causing me to sister size or size up. With Parfait I've learned to work around their crazy sizing by sizing wayyyy up. A 34G for me it is.
The Tamara ...is pretty much a bedroom bra if you buy it in your usual size. It is very shallow to push your boobs up to high heaven. The actual cups end about half-nipple height and the rest of the nipple is covered by some lacy stuff. The material is satiny and romantic. The boyshorts (which I haven't gotten yet) are of the same material and so the set is very sexy and coordinated.
However, the 34G doesn't really fit like an impractical bedroom bra at all. In fact, it fits pretty awesome. It lifts and separates, but not drastically so. The band is not very stretchy and has long wings, making a 34 feel very sturdy and supportive. The cups are short, but don't cut into the boobs, creating a fairly smooth curved shape. The straps are a little farther apart than most bras, but that is standard for most Parfait bras. It's as comfortable as any of my other bras.
Granted, I can easily make this into a cleavage-fest simply by adjusting the straps ultra short.
All-in-all a good second impression. Read more 181 more words
Love this bra and my man finds it so sexy I would upload pictures of me wearing it but some nipple does show through the lace on top. Its very comfortable feels secure I can't say if its runs small or large in the cup or band as I have nothing to compare it to atm. Very comfortable can't wait to get one that fits!
Bought this bra when I still measured 34DD. Unfortunately it was too small and by the time I got around to trying it on, it was too late to return. This bra is very shallow and the band is tight. It fit more like a 32DD. The design also just didn't compliment my shape well at all. Hopefully it can work better with someone who has less projection and narrower roots than me.