I own three bras in this model (two white and one scarlet); the oldest one was purchased in September 2008. The bras are handwashed. As of December 2009, all three bras are still in use and each is worn once every 5-6 days.
The bras were bought to fit on the loosest hook, but had to be moved to the second hook relatively quickly (after about a month or two). However, they have remained at the second hook ever since, and the elastic quality still seems good. I have noticed a slight widening of the fabric where the hooks are attached; it is 4.5 cm ...wide on the innermost hooks but 5 cm wide at the very end.
The underwires have remained in position and I have not noticed any pinching. The lace does not itch or scratch. I find the bra to be quite supportive.
The fabric seems to retain its colour reasonably well, although since this bra is, in my opinion, not especially attractive, that was not my main concern. Workmanship seems good; I have not had any loose threads.
In part because it is a full-cup bra, I have found that it works equally well during periods of breast swelling as well as the rest of the month.
The label for this bra is EU 80G, FR 95G, UK 36G and the cost was 79.95 EUR.
I love it! This is the bra I have been searching for. Great support and nice coverage. Center gore sits flush against my chest and wires are where they are supposed to be, and most of all, my breasts are front and center instead of being pushed horribly outwardly to the sides. Feels comfortable and the band doesn't slip/ride down when I sit. Wires don't poke my sides or (ugh) under my arms.
I also like the relatively non-frilly styling.
I had been professionally fitted just three weeks before I found this bra during a second fitting at a different store. This one was much better than the ...[many!] others I had tried on during the first fitting. I had tried brands like Panache , Curvy Kate , Freya , Elomi, etc.
I had to size up in the band from my usual 36 to a 38. The fitter who was helping me said that Prima Donnas run small in the band. I believe my ribcage measurement is 35" -- will double check later. I have *never* had to wear a 38 band before.
If I have any criticisms, the shape is just a tiny bit more pointy/torpedo than I would like. Read more 100 more words
I got this bra in black as well, my review is the same, the bras are equivalent. This is a very high quality, very supportive bra. It might be the most supportive bra I've ever owned, and feels very secure, given that it is full coverage and made of good materials. My size has changed, but when I first bought it it was a great fit.
This is a very high quality, very supportive bra. It might be the most supportive bra I've ever owned, and feels very secure, given that it is full coverage and made of good materials. My size has changed, but when I first bought it it was a great fit.
Too big in the cups for me now, but at one point it was a pretty good fit there, if I ignored the wrinkling at the bottom of them (as I always did).
Band felt a little tight when I bought it; it's very stretched out now, to the point where I had to edit down the measurements a little. (The resting band is definitely ~26.5" now and it stretches to 34" without distorting the cups.)
Incredibly beautiful, fabric feels amazing, but this is just too full-coverage for me. Stretchy fabric conforms easily without losing shape, so I would think this would make it more forgiving for different shapes, less cutting in, etc.