So tight! I am 27" around my ribs and this bra is super tight, yet claims to be a 30-band. Riiiiight! If you are 26" or even 24" you might want this bra. You may also like this style if your breasts are a bit further apart. The photo I listed with me wearing the bra is not fully swooped-and-scooped or else I would have to censor it. but even not fully swooped in, I cause intense wrinkling at the bottom because I am pulling the cups too hard across my chest--the cups are too padded for me and my close-set and solid breast tissue has no room ...AND the band is too tight so it creates a disaster. I love low cuts and padding but this bra screwed it up.
It's too wide open and padded for me. I love the plunge, though, and the wider strap placement was nice for me (no armpit bulge for the first time ever). Oh well. I really wish this bra fit. I tried it in 32-something at a store and it was still weird in the cups. Huh.
Recommended for: 24 or 26 bands, far apart breasts, maybe a 24DD/26D/DD. Check those measurements to be sure.
Listed as "for sale," but flexible... Read more 100 more words
This is a 28 band if I ever saw one. Really firm and small band, and the cups (near as I can tell) are at least 2 sizes smaller than labelled. So, probably closer to a 28F UK. There is some depth after the pushup padding, but pretty much none at the bottom since there is such heavy padding. The 4 rows of hooks are pretty awesome, though, and the material is nice and sturdy without being scratchy.
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle.
This review is for the blush-nude colorway.
Holy wow, is this bra small. The 30G I bought new on ebay must fit a more typical 26 or 24, because I can't see how it would even fit someone at a 28, much less me. I wear 30s (and 32s in bands that run small), but this is ridiculous.
I honestly don't know how it fits, other than the cups are too small to be a 30G (nor a possible 30F or 32G, US) because I held them up to my boobs to check; it might ...have something to do with the 2 (!) sets of non-removable pushup pads (one on the bottom and one on the side). Also, I can only barely fasten it around my 26" waist, and that is risking some serious seam bursting - it definitely can't go any higher.
Update: I compared it to my new 28GG - Curvy Kate » Flaunt Bra (CK106) to see how much smaller it is, and you can see it in the photos - supposedly, a 28GG and a 30G should be fairly similar if you line up the underwires, but the Parisa is smaller by at least a cup or two. My guess is that it's about a 30F, so combined with the tiny band I would postulate an actual size of 26G, or even a 24GG.
As far as I can tell, the shape of the cup looks like it would be good for shallow and/or FOB boobs, because the apex seems high, but it's really hard to tell. Above the apex the cup is very short, so it probably wouldn't cut into tall breast roots.
There is a little bit of a dimple on the outside of the cup where the pushup cookies meet, but I don't think it's too terribly obvious. I like that it has 4 hooks, and it is a lovely plunge bra that seems to be well-constructed. Parisa's nude shade is also pinkish, which makes it just a little bit blush, which is pretty. On the whole, though? Good grief.
I asked a friend who is teeny to try it on. She wears 28s when she can find them but ought to be in 24 bands and said that it was a great, comfortable fit. Read more 286 more words
Holy jesus this bra is small. If I thought my Japanese sized bras were too small, well this is EVEN smaller, if you can imagine that. The Japanese ones, I can at least close. Run away from this bra unless you're truly smaller than 28, or if you have extenders up the wazoo.
The Good: It's very well made. Everything is smooth and silky, and if I could wear it, I bet it would be comfortable. Plunge and narrow gores are good for my close set breasts. Pushup padding adds a size, if you're into that.
The Bad: The padding is heavy, so it cuts the cup size down. The cups seem to be the equivalent of 28E cups? The straps are also very wide-set.
The Ugly: The band is way too freaking small. It only stretches up to 26, and it is very firm. I'm between 28 and 30. It doesn't even fit my sis who has a 27 ribcage. WTF was Parisa smoking when they labeled this a 30 band?
Sizing nightmare!!! I can't even fasten the supposed 30F without a 4-inch extender, and I have a 28-inch ribcage (I wear 30-32 G-GGs for comfort). The cups are about the size of my old 38C bras and very heavily padded. I don't know what happened here, but it's either mislabeled or I've been duped. Quality-wise, it's actually very nice. The fabric is smooth, the padding would probably give a good push-up effect if I could afford it (i.e. if I fit into the cups) and there's nothing on it that could be remotely itchy. I'm just massively confused as to how something with a 26-inch stretched band could be labeled as a 30.
Wow, where to start?! This bra was an EPIC FAIL!! Haha!! I knew that it ran small, and after reading so many reviews, I assumed it ran VERY small (in the band anyway)!! So instead of my normal 28G, I sized up and bought a 32G. It's a no-go!! Ironically, the ONLY part of this bra that fits is the band. The cups are entirely too wide, worse than my Tutti Rouge in a 28GG kinda wide!! They wrap around my back!!
All that being said, it seems like a nice, sturdily constructed bra. And I was able to hook the band on the middle row of hooks ...for a snug fit, and the 4 columns of hooks and eyes really make for a comfortable, supportive, "stay-put" fit!! The straps, however, are not fully adjustable, usually a problem for me. The wings seemed a bit tall as well. But the cups are just extremely too wide! I was worried if I ordered the 30G that the band would be too small, and the 32DD would be too shallow in the cups. But I think either one of those sizes would've fit better than this one!! I was still somehow getting major quad boob and my nipples were being cut in half, with a little "orange in a glass" at the bottom of the cups. I just don't know.
I think this bra was intended for a wider, shallower shape - the complete opposite of mine!! Read more 138 more words
It's one of the worst fitting bras I've ever had. I have medium-wide roots, and the wires were trying to wrap around my back! Also, the straps would not adjust tightly enough, so the underwires were basically an inch lower below where they actually should have been. The band was way too loose, but that's my fault since I'm actually a 32. The cup gave me quad-boob for days, so even though the 34FF is the same cup volume (theoretically) as the 32G, I'd probably need a 32H UK in this bra for it to actually fit. The shape was nice, though.
As stated by pretty much everyone here this bra runs small! I actually found the band to be okay, but I do measure at a 28e. I know some people say that it is really a 26 but I measure at 27.5 snug and 26 BTT and the band is veryy comfortable. My problem was the cups.. they seem to run 1-2 sizes too small. I had got 2 of these and I gave one too a friend as soon as I tried it on because it wasn't working out for me. I'm hanging on to the other one for now incase ...I want to show a lot of cleavage some time but I just ordered a 30G (2 cup sizes bigger than the DD because it is in US sizing) and I'm hoping that one fits better. Other than the sizing issue, it seems like a nice bra. The material feels nice and it does have a LOT of padding which is rare in cup sizes above a D. I would just suggest ordering one band size up and maybe a cup size up too (so get a 32DD or DDD if you are a 30DD). Also be forewarned, these bras are in US sizing so adjust your size accordingly! Read more 113 more words
This bra is small. I bought it thinking it's be a good push up but when I got the bra... It barely stretched so there was no way to get it on. With almost a full band extender in place, the cups were even, wide and too small for me. I would suggest this for someone who is wide rooted, fairly shadow and measures at a 26F/FF or 24FF/G because it's so small! It feels very well made and is a crazy push up, I'd love to keep it, but I it's just not a match for me.