This is a gorgeous bra with some pretty, ultra feminine detailing (thank you mandapandarawks for sending it to me!). There are blue ribbons that hang down beyond the bottom of the gore, the cups ares sheer with lots of embroidery - flowers in the lace, circles in the bottom of the cup, and blue stripes. It sounds busy, but somehow it all works in such a lovely way. The band is comfortable for a 30 (I'm stuck between 30's and 32's). It fits like a balconette and the cups are deep with plenty of projection at the wire. I find the wires softer than any I've tried. Unfortunately the cup is too small for me, otherwise I would hang onto this one!
My shape: full on bottom, soft tissue, narrow shoulders/roots. Special thanks to MamaPagan for sending me this bra (and many others!) to try on! Appearance: Really pretty ivory and blue embroidered cups. Ribbons at the gore instead of the charms and bows that are typical. Fit: Splayed, too wide in cups and straps, not enough support. (I had a longer review written but internet crapped out right as I hit submit! Super lame.)
Elise 30GG I am adding this bra for data/informational purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database.
Elise is an underwire unpadded plunge bra. It is a pale yellow/cream color with light turquoise embroidery on the cups –It has lines and circles on the bottom and flowers on the top and at the center gore.
The band measures 23.5” to a max of 34” and had 3 hooks and 3 rows of eyes.
Cup Depth as measured by: 1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance. This measurement is: 11.5”
2 Placing ...the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 14.25”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.
Another bra I got when my measurements were larger (30 underbust, 37 full bust) and it fit great when I got it, however the cups did feel flimsy, they are very thin and the underwires have always poked me in the armpits, not to mention it itches. I do like this bra as it's pretty, for lounging around at home but not for going out as I don't like to be stuck wearing itchy bras.. Also the band stretched out too much after a few wears and I had to wear it on the last hook after that.
The band is quite stretchy. The cups fit well and give a nice shape however the embroidery isn't well done and it coming loose (see photo). https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I am happy the straps don't have bows but I also don't love the cream color so I hardly wear this bra. Gives a much better shape than Freya.