My shape: teardrop with maximum immediate projection/depth but moderate overall projection, tall shallow upper roots, very full and wide side roots, center-height, forward-facing, close-set, with firm tissue that pushes back.
I tried this bra on at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I just tried it on and did not buy it.
I have missed plunges so much! They're all I used to wear, even though the cup shape is usually very wrong for me, because of the gore height. This gore is so low. Center-full ladies or those with soft tissue beware of spilling into the middle, because it's very open. I love it!
It is so soft! I still might go ...back and purchase it, because it was so comfy, but I'd have to re-assess the support.
I really wish it came in one cup size larger and a band size down, because it's not quite wide enough and the wires are just slightly too narrow, but the band is loose enough on the tightest hook that I can't tell at all. I think there's enough immediate depth, even though it looks quite shallow in the photos, but I think if I were to take the band in it would be like some of the Natoris I tried in a 30, which essentially stretched the wires out of shape and made the cup too shallow. In this case, the wires might be wide enough, and are certainly flex-y enough, but it would probably make the cups too shallow.
The top edge is surprisingly soft with plenty of ease, which is a nice change from some of the more heartily-finished balconettes I've been trying, so although I think the cup is a size too small, this one doesn't cut in at all unless I really pull my shoulders back and stick my ribs out and try.
Straps were not too far apart, and adjusted long enough. They were also really soft!
I dunno, I had forgotten what it was like to not have to settle for a gore that was good enough, and combined with the softness I might have to go back and get it. Maybe I could like get a 70G and take it in at the hooks? I'll definitely be thinking about it! Read more 260 more words
This is a lined-lace underwire bra. It's labeled as a T-shirt bra, but I prefer a smooth moulded cup for under a tee. The shape of the cup would be best for breasts that are wide-set and nipples point out. I am wide-set but point straight forward so a scoop & sweep caused the nipple to pop out. I could tuck it back in, but am afraid of falling out with movement. Returned.
Surprisingly, this cup does not immediately crease and/collapse; good immediate projection. I see signs of a "potential future collapse", but it withstood the initial wearing better than most. For example, Natori Feathers instantly collapses. It is definitely more projected than Natori Feathers. I'd suggest this cup has average projection, but better than most when compared to only other plunges.
The color nearly matches my very, very pale skin. This definitely works for me as a "nude." And, it would look stunning on darker skin!
I prefer a smaller band because this one is stretchy; comfortable, but not the support I prefer.
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I liked this bra a lot, but it seems to run a little small in the cups. The lace edge on the cup ever-so-slightly quadded, but overall supported center fullness pretty well, (especially considering it's a plunge style). At the same time, it also flattened me out just a little and gave a bit of east/west look. I think it'd be perfect for someone who has more width in the center. The triangle lace evenly supports the weight across the entire cup and so tends to camouflage a lack of complete upper fullness.
I'll write a full review later. For now, I want to say that my average projection boobs find this molded cup bra to have surprising projection. The cups are mercifully low coverage for a UK bra. The wire width is average, comparable to that of my 65F Ewa Michalak 3D bras. The gore is on the low side for a plunge. Not all plunges, I've found, have what I consider to be plunge gores.
In the same Nordstrom visit, I tried the Chantelle Festivite Plunge Bra, whose gore and coverage strongly resembles the Passionata Brooklyn's. They're owned by the same company. Nordstrom only had my 32E UK sister ...size in Festivite. The 32E Chantelle Festivite on the tightest hooks had slight cutting in at the center gore area and wider wires than the 30F UK Brooklyn. I hope to do a direct 30F to 30F comparison someday. The Festivite has noticeably lower coverage than, say, C Chic Plunge.
The projection and coverage of Passionata Brooklyn in 30F in the Light Nude color resemble those of my 65F Ewa Michalak 3D bras, though Ewa's cups are more horizontal and Brooklyn's are more vertical. Brooklyn doesn't have any bra band parts that scratch me. The scratchiness of Ewa Michalak hook and eye sections is a pet peeve. Brooklyn is much lower coverage than Freya Deco, btw.
I would like to thank hourglassy.com for its Curve coverage, which made me aware of Passionata's molded T-shirt bra, Brooklyn. I saw the very plunge-y gore, discovered my local Nordstrom had a few, and got to try it on in person.
Beware retailers' sizing. The Nordstrom associate didn't understand US versus UK sizing. She tried to hand me a 30DDD, which is equivalent to UK 30E. She also didn't know this Nordstrom carries L'Agent or has some sexy high waist briefs. Nordstrom bra staff knowledge is hit-or-miss. A sales associate may learn from a Bratabaser on occasion! Read more 213 more words