First off, I have very shallow boobs with a very wide base. My breasts are slightly conical/tubular in shape. For these reasons, finding a strapless bra has been a nightmare, and unfortunately, I have to add this one to my ever-growing list of strapless bras that don't work for me.
This must be the world's only strapless bra where you should go *down* a band size. Seriously. I have a 29" ribcage (at time of review), and I could pull the bra out a good 3-4" on the tightest hook. I would seriously consider going to a 26 band (if they made it). ... The band is so stretchy, it stretched out to 33" from 24".
The cups are very deep, way too deep for me. I couldn't begin to actually fill out the cups, but it cut in so badly at the top. Or rather, since the cups are very flimsy, my breast tissue and armpit fat just folded the top of the cup down.
It is an incredibly comfortable bra, though. The fabric/materials are smooth and soft. It doesn't itch or rub anywhere. It's also a pretty bra. Like the 30D - Lepel » Bouquet Strapless (19617) , it's a very bridal bra. There's fake corset lacing up the gore and up the wings. The lace is pretty but not distracting or overwhelming. There are 3 hooks per column, which is nice, especially for a strapless.
One little feature of this bra that I've never seen before has to do with where the straps attach in the front. There's a small tab that can be tucked inside the cup when going strapless, but is untucked when using the straps. This strap extension really helps preserve the structure of the bra when wearing straps (as I've found that most multi-way bras just don't work that well with straps). The downside is that the tabs don't stay tucked in very well, as you can tell on the right cup of my front-facing shot.
Overall, this is yet another bra that I wish worked for me. It's very comfortable and attractive. It's just completely the wrong shape for me.
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Updated on Apr 14, 2013 Flag this