I'm still trying to get used to 30 bands. After wearing 32s and even 34s for so long, 30s seems a really tight, at first. However this one feels all right to me. My breasts are tall with wide roots and full on the bottom and sides, and that shape seems compatible with this style. I'm a sucker for lace, even if it isn't the most practical under clothing. I have a small amount of quadding in this, which I think is due to the padding maybe. Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with it all in all.
I have very shallow, very wide breasts that are slightly conical/tubular in shape.
Many reviews here and elsewhere suggest going up a cup size in this bra, and I'm glad I did. The 30D would have been ridiculous. But the 30DD seems simultaneously giant and just right. I think it feels that way because when I shove all of my breast tissue into the cup, it seems to fit very well. But due to the ridiculous amount of pushup in the bra and my natural breast shape, my tissue all falls out the sides pretty quickly, and the cup starts gapping like mad.
The top of ...the cup, where it meets the strap, is too tall for me and cuts in very uncomfortably at the front of my armpits. The gore is very flimsy, and for whatever reason distorted pretty badly for me. The gore wanted to yaw inwards at the top, making the inside tips of the underwires touch and even overlap one another.
The overall construction was pretty good. The bra seems like a very sturdy bra; the band was stiff but not too stiff. At a 29" ribcage, I set it on the loosest hook and that seemed perfect. The straps are nice and wide, which is something I don't see very often in my size range.
To sum up, I'm not sure what kind of person this bra is made for. There's a ton of padding at the bottom of the bra to give your breasts quite a bit of boost, but then the tops of the cups curve inwards a bit and seem to be cutting into the breast tissue on most everyone. This theoretical person would need to have a longer torso than I, and/or lower-set breasts. But if you want to try it, go up a cup volume, and consider going up a band size. Read more 212 more words
This bra has a lot of push-up. I would recommend sizing up in the cups because of this. The wires sat somewhat below my IMF, which kind of hurt my ribs. Overall I would say this was a shape mismatch for me. It would be better on someone less FOB, I think.
Very pretty bra, and the band is quite firm. I believe the volume of the cups are true to size or slightly small, but they are extremely wide and shallow, which makes them fit much smaller. On me, the straps are much too wide-set and the cups are very stiff. It makes it not really alterable or wearable.
Like most bras with molded cups this bra is very stuctured in that it creates shape. However, if you have very little breast tissue on top like me, you may find this to be an issue. There was a fair bit of gaping at the top and in the part of the cups closest to the centre gore, especially when I sat down. Other than that, and the fact that the straps seemed a little too far apart (I have boney but not particularly narrow or wide shoulders) it was quite comfortable.
It did not dig in at the back and it fit my underbust in a comfortably snug ...way.
I would keep it in fact, if it wasn't for the feeling of digging in that I mainly experienced on my right side around the point where my rib cage curves around to the back. This happened after wearing it around the house for about 2 hours. I think this might mean the cups are too wide for me. This may also be less of a problem for someone with my measurements but a less boney underbust area. However, the centre gore was not a problem at all in terms of digging in.
I believe slightly more breast tissue on top, a more cushioney rib cage area as well as wider roots would make this an excellent fit. Read more 117 more words
It's seriously padded, ridiculously so. I'd say it fits at least a full cup size smaller than an F, possibly two. It's either that, or a serious case of shape incompatibility. It also has the widest wires...they almost wrap around my back! They're also always riding right up my boobs uncomfortably. The band is nice and snug, though despite this, the gore doesn't tack. Additionally, the top of the cup reaches right up into the crevice of my armpit and digs in painfully (I'm quite petite though, so maybe this wouldn't be the case with someone of an average build?)
A gorgeous bra, but definitely not the one for me!
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle.
This review is for the Morello colorway.
I bought this bra along with a few others in about april 2013 under the assumption that my boobs were the same as they had been for the previous 3 years (my usual 32C/30D size was sold out so I got this 32D), but I had just been prescribed new birth control and, unbeknownst to me because all my old bras had stretched so much, my breasts had just grown 3 cup sizes. Imagine my surprise when I tried all the new ones on!
So basically, this was ...the closest one to fitting, which caught me completely off guard. It's still really only about a cup size too small, I think, because my breasts are really self-supporting, and because it's so low and open on top I can almost get away with it in spite of clearly having too much boob there (my roots are very tall). The wires are comfortable under my arms, even though they aren't quite wide enough, but my roots are super-wide anyway, and it doesn't bother me. Also, the gore is so low! My breasts are so close-set, I love low gores. Can't get enough of them.
The real problem is that the band is too loose, because I really need a 30 or possibly a 28 if Pour Moi? made them in this model. On the tightest hook it's alright, but I've only worn it once, maybe twice ever, and any stretching would make it unwearable without some alteration.
It's a very pretty bra and I love the raspberry color. I'm still not 100% sure I want to put it up for a swap.
I bought the size 12 shorts and they also fit lovely. The ruffles are cute! Just don't try to wear them under, say, a linen skirt. Read more 205 more words
This bra wanted to sit *really* low on me, which caused the wires to really dig in around my ribcage, and the straps to feel a bit too short, even when adjusted to their limit. Plus, quadboob! Wires were wider than I needed them to be. They were also quite a bit short compared to the wire channels. and insisted on sliding as far as they could from the gore, resulting in even more quadboob near the center since there was nothing there to support the tissue.
This is the first bra I have tried in a 30E, and I honestly wouldn't recommend it. It is just a very bizarre bra.
When I ordered it online I thought it was really pretty and reasonable from the picture, which made it look like a small cup. When I pulled it out I found it was HUGE, as if it was full coverage. So, the photo wasn't accurate in my opinion.
This bra is largely uncomfortable as well. No matter what hook it's on (I really need a 28 so I hook it on the last one, but I've tried them all) the underwires dig into my skin and hurt. They are very high under the armpit as well.
The cups have a tendency to give me quad boob and gape at the top at the same time.
All in all, this bra doesn't work for me and fits very strangely.