This bra features the classic Prima Donna tree section side panel cut and is part of an continuity series that comes in different cuts and different seasonal colours. The cups are completely lined with a soft mesh an the lace on the upper cups is lined additionally with elastic band. The straps are only halfway adjustable. You could probably force the adjusters over the very flat trimming on the straps, but although I'm petite it wasn't necessary for me to try this.
The material is much softer and I feel somewhat more forgiving than those of the same cut Prima Donna Twist A ...La Folie Underwired Bra (0141121) I've tried before. The shape is therefore slightly rounder and less projected on this one, but nevertheless I feel well anchored throughout the day. The center gore is slightly broader too. I do not get the most perky and centered shape in this bra but it wears like an gentle breeze. I almost forget I'm wearing a bra. Overall a very comfortable high quality bra.
The Prima Donna Couture Three Part Cup Underwire is a seriously comfortable bra, made of soft, stretchy lace without a hint of itchiness. The full cup style gives excellent coverage and the outer upper quadrant of the cup is stretchy and very forgiving for those with armpit/strap boobs embarking on the Great Migration Home. For those sensitive to seams, this cup is lined with a very soft, featherweight tricot. The tall gore and sides fully encapsulate without seeming intrusive, even on my 5'2", 29" underbust frame. The band and wires are fairly stretchy (more Freya than Panache) without side seam boning, but it feels secure. The very, ...very minimal underband is just 3/8" and cuts away up to the bottom of the gore, allowing it to not press on short-lady tummies. The straps are fully adjustable, supersoft felt-like elastic with a tiny pleated ribbon running up the center and no irritating lace or tricot along the edges to itch or rub.
After trying on the 65F (the smallest size), which felt too small, the saleswoman at the bra boutique pushed me to go with the 65G despite the bit of wrinkling in the upper lace of both cups. Once I got it home and tried it driving and sitting for a while, I realized there is about a finger width of gap in the outer bottom of the cups above the wire.
Overall, this is a great bra and could even work as a sleep bra or the go-to refuge for PMS week. Read more 144 more words
Will update the review once I've had a chance to wear it for a day or two.
The Prima Donna is a nice bra. It's soft, lacy, sexy, and comfortable (at least during the fitting). The straps are thick and sturdy, but made of a soft, foamed elastic with pretty ribbon detailing on the front. The mesh has a striped pattern with polka dots in the middle and lace at the top of the cup.
I tried this on at the boutique after being incorrectly sized as a 40G UK size a couple days ago. The saleswoman brought out a tray of 38H's to try on and I picked ...this one and a couple others, not realizing which brand they were. Prima Donna is a pricy brand compared to the Elomi, Panache, and Fantasie bras I typically buy. The bra is very pretty though.
It's my closest fitting bra after trying on over 20 bras this week, trying to narrow down my size. I ended up going back to the boutique today and we realized that I'm currently between a 38H and a 38HH UK size and this bra fits within that size range. The band is snug, yet soft. I think this bra is great for those who need a little extra padding on the straps and a soft band so that they rest comfortably and don't dig in. The straps are a little wide for my taste, but I like that they are soft and supportive.
The only fit issue I have so far is that the gore doesn't tack, but that is true of most bras for me because I have close-set breasts.
Since this was the best fit I've found this week (after going bra shopping 3 times), I closed my eyes and ignored the price. Once I test it out a few days, I'll know whether it's worth it to invest in any more of these. I love the styles made by Prima Donna - they have some gorgeous bras - but it's hard to spend $100-$150 on one bra, especially if I'm going to size out of it in 6 months. This bra costs as much as 2-3 bras from other brands.
If the price isn't a factor for you, I'd recommend trying it. This is a supportive, pretty, and well-made bra.
Update: After wearing this a couple weeks, I have to say that I love this bra. It's comfortable for all day wear. It's sexy. It fits. The other new bras I have are problematic in different ways, but this one fits. The elastic trim the bottom of the band does roll a tiny bit, but I think that is because it's a thin strip compared to some of my other bras. The bra stays in place, so I'm not worried about it. I need to get another one of these because it's the only bra that fits me correctly right now. Read more 377 more words
I LOVE this bra! I bought it during my 8 month of pregnancy, as none of my usual bras fit. It was so comfortable, and the bras is infinitely prettier in person. The workmanship of the bra is gorgeous, and pictures do NOT do it justice. Sadly, now that I am nursing full time, my breasts are too large (not to mention the lack of nursing clips):
Pretty bra, fabric is so soft and comfortable. Wires seem wide. The bra also seems to allow for good projection. I wish the straps were fully adjustable. It hasn't stretched very much. Very nice natural shape.