The Sculptresse Gina reminds me of a bra I used to have - the Cleo Blake. It's a similar color and style/shape. The Gina has a prettier fabric (the Blake was more of a plain mesh fabric whereas the Gina has a pattern). It's well-constructed and good for women who have close-set breasts and need a narrow gore.
Aesthetically, the Gina looks good. It lifts and projects and gives a nice rounded shape and the hot pink color is pretty. It's sturdy; this is not a flimsy bra. I felt very secure in it.
The only thing I don't like about it is that the wires are a bit ... firm for my taste. I need to break the bra in. I can feel the underwire and band pressing after a few hours and it gets uncomfortable for all-day wear. It's not as comfortable as my Elomi bras which are always comfortable for all-day wear right out of the package. The Gina reminds me of my old Parfait bras which ran tight in the band and had firm underwires until they were adequately broken in. I feel like the Cleo Blake didn't take as long to break in as the Gina, but I could be wrong.
Fit-wise, the Gina is almost a perfect fit. It encases all of the tissue, gives a good lift, has no quad boob or side spillage/pinching, and the gore tacks (the majority of bras don't tack on me). I have close-set breasts that are almost even. I suppose I have average roots. I tend to do best with balconettes and plunges.
Overall, I'm happy with the Gina and would consider ordering another Sculptresse bra. I just wish that the bra was less stiff.
Edited one year later - October 2019. I only wore this a short time due to the scratchy fabric. I gained and lost weight and now most of my 40H bras don't fit. I tried this Gina in a 38H on again today and this bra is the closest to a perfect fit. It tacks and has a very smooth look. There's a tiny bit of the bottom that I don't fill, but I think that is due to the very bottom of the wire being just a little wider than my breast. I have just a little swell of tissue above the top of the cup, but not truly quadding.
Over the past year, I learned bra sewing but haven't been able to find a perfect fit. I'm tempted to try cloning this bra since it is nearly perfect. I wish they still made the Cleo Blake as that bra was my favorite Cleo/Panache bra I've ever owned.
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