I tried this bra very early on in my bra search in a larger size, and it is so interesting to come back and try it again. This time, I'm sure the gore is just too wide for me, but it's comfy and wearable, and there's almost enough projection at the wire. Almost!
PROs - * It actually fits and is quite comfortable * My breasts are supported by the band and wires rather than being held up by the straps. * My two friends feel completely supported and stay put without either feeling constrained or bouncing around. * The cup shape and placement mimics my natural shape and looks great under a shirt. * It's not only functional. I think it's sexy. * The price was quite reasonable for such a well fitting foundation garment. ($49.00 via Amazon seller A Sophisticated Pair)
CONs - * Limited selection in a 38G. I wish it were available in more color options.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the look at fit of this bra. I have ordered a second one in the Cherry Spot fabric.
This bra. I love the shape it gives me. The top lace is mesh backed stretch and the bottom is a firm laminate fabric. Everything is fairly soft, especially the lace. The back feels tight at first but it's the same mesh used on most their bras and will stretch out quickly so buy a size that feels tight and use an extender for a few days. I wish the elastic matched the stretch of the mesh.
To wear this bra it would be best if someone was even to full on bottom, wide set, with taller roots than mine. While the top gives, it gapes and also quads. A gently sloped root would work much better to fill the top.
I don't love this pattern or really any of Flirtini's recent patterns but I love the quality of Sculptresse bras
This one seems to fit me a tiny bit better than the Sculptresse Chi-chi Full Cup Bra (7695) , and it gives me a more rounded shape and stays closer to my IMF (though not perfectly in it - I haven't found one that does yet.) I did alter the band to make it firmer - it felt fine when I first put it on, but it seems to stretch out pretty quickly. I really probably need a 44G in this, but I got it for a good price on ebay and shortening the band is so easy that I don't mind. Also, the gore is a little shorter than the Chi-Chi and doesn't bother me at all.
Well this is my first bra in my calculated size and I love how I look in it, especially under a shirt. So much more lifted! The big but though, my underarm is getting irritated. It doesn't feel like the underwire but more the rough texture of the elastic. I'll update after I've had a chance to wear it some more.
8/2/16 update.- After a few washes and wears, this bra loosened and softened up, a lot. It was the fabric that was giving my underarm irritation. Like too loose on the tightest setting big. The cup I think is too small also, maybe. When I scoop all the girls to the front I have overflow but if I don't push it all to the front constantly throughout the day it's just not an amazing fit. I'll update with better photos soon.