If like me you're not a fan of moulded/padded bras the Divine is definitely worth a try as a t-shirt bra. The cups are made of sturdy floral lace which is shaped trough little darts at the centre gore and base of the cup, achieving a smooth round uplifted shape without any visible seams. This pale pink Prima Donna calls Venus is too light to work as a nude for me, but I imagine this could work for someone with pale skin. For me this is the perfect summer bra, cheerful, lightweight and seamfree.
I found this bra to have enough projection and deep cups. But consider: the gore is about 1'' wide and the cups are quite closed on top without any stretch. It worked for me as I'm wideset and FoB but I think the cut is not very forgiving shapewise. It has to match your shape just as it would be with a moulded bra.
I only tried on the Prima Donna Divine in a local lingerie shop. I didn't buy it because the gore is much too high for comfort. However, its profile reminded me of my Cleo Marcie super round shape! The tag said it was 30F. I'll go back to check it's equivalent to Bratabase's 65F. Perhaps I'll get to take more measurements. The 9" cup depth was the main thing I wanted people to know about this size.
Because the cup material is a semi-sheer floral weave, it could've worked as a nude for me despite the non-flesh pink color. The color resembles the pale pink Bratabase uses. The only ...seams were two darts, one vertical starting from the underwire, and the other horizontally from the gore. With the straps shortened all the way, the slightly bigger breast achieved a perfect Cleo roundness, without Marcie's slight in-cup bulging. The smaller breast experienced slight wrinkling above the wire and at the cup's upper edge, but I'm pretty sure I could've smoothed those out if I'd forced the adjuster over the embroidered front part of the strap. I may try this if I go back to the store.
I also wanted to praise Charmelle 28 in Palo Alto, California, for having a 30F in stock. They have few 30 bands in what I consider the serious bra brands. If I didn't find non-plunge gores so painful, I'd buy this in a second. I'd love a comfy, easy-to-pack sheer bra in a nude-for-me that obscures my nipples.
I'll update this review if I try this bra on again. Read more 154 more words
I don't love molded, seam-free bras but this one is quite a find. For starters, it's actually deep, which is strange for molded bras, in my experience. Amazingly, this is accomplished by the use of strategically placed, very short darts at the centre gore and base of the cup. This allows for optimal contour but no visible seams. The fabric is very structured, producing excellent support despite soft(ish) wires (which generally I hate) and a narrow band (2 hooks). The support and lift are terrific. This is a much narrower and deeper Prima Donna than I've ever tried before. In general, I like Empreinte and do NOT like ...the fit of Prima Donna for my close-set, centre-projected, narrowish breasts. I'm never going to find this as sexy as a lace bra with seams, and I'm not super into the round boob look in its extreme incarnation (as we see it all over the place these days), but for under slim clothes, this is quite a good shape. It's pricey, though. I paid 165 CDN before tax. The straps are sleek looking, although they're actually 0.8" wide. They're also very comfortable, though firm. Read more 84 more words
Love the overall color, pattern, and style. Band fits well, though only having one hook per row makes it feel less sturdy. It has held up well though! My one complaint is the overall shape. The cups aren't widely spaced but the contour really separates your breasts and points them outwards. They have a slightly conical shape to the cups as well. It's not too pronounced but compared to other bras these give me a little bit of torpedo boob! I do wear them a lot, although my main complaint is that the top of the cups come up quite high so it's not great with tanks or low-cut shirts.
Lovely pink colour. Cups completely encompass my breasts without any extra space on the bottoms or sides. Sheer, but lace is placed strategically to obscure the nipple. My left breast is slightly smaller so it doesn't quite fill the lace on the top. Lace is not scratchy. Only one hook on bra closure which looks quite strained at the end of the day. Pretty ribbon and bow details. Gore sits right on my sternum. No gaping or quadboob. This bra fits me well. It was expensive though. I paid $165 CDN.