Just got this bra a couple weeks ago when I went to Nordstrom and asked to try some 30 band sizes. It was more comfortable and fit better than the others I tried but I noticed later that it comes up slightly too high under the arms and the binding on the top of the cup rubs on my skin below my armpits a little. I think it is better since I've washed it and worn it a little. Works well for FOB and holding in sideboob.
Beautiful lace! Sizing down in the cups was definitely a good choice, band on the tighter end of Simone Perele bands which can often be quite stretchy. Note that the band is quite thin at the back clasp and has only one hook and eye closure in this size (3 sets of 1 hook and eye total). I also own the 30DD (30E in simone perele sizes) which has 3 sets of two hooks.
I am 5' 2" and have a short torso. I believe I have have narrow, close-set, full on bottom (FOB), center full breasts that are self supporting with immediate projection and short roots. I have had a very difficult time finding a bra that fits, is comfortable, and meets my everyday needs. That being said, this is one of the more acceptably fitting bras I've had thus far even though I measure and seem to fit best in UK 30FF or UK 28G. This Simone Perele bra seems to have deeper cups that can accommodate a fair amount of projection. I bought it from a boutique and was told ...the cups fit a full cup larger than labeled which explains why I can still sort of wear this bra despite the size not aligning with my measurements. I can't get it to stay in my IMF but there isn't a molded, padded, or otherwise lined bra that would accommodate the amount of immediate projection I need...I can live with adjusting this one. This bra has decent nipple coverage although isn't 100%. Closest thing I've been able to find that I can wear as a t-shirt bra. As short as I am I do wish the wires and wings were a bit shorter and that the straps were set in a bit closer. Things definitely get a little stabby under the armpits and in the tail of spence area after 4-6 hours but it's tolerable if you're not moving around too much. I do spill out of the middle a bit and the tops of the cups do cut in slightly but I can live with it and it isn't noticeable to anyone but me. Overall I'm happy with this bra...I just wish it wasn't discontinued and was made in another size that would more closely fit UK 30FF or 28G without such drastic changes in size scaling and construction. I have tried on other Simone Pereles and they become too tall, wide and lose their projection. Read more 226 more words
My shape: close set, full on bottom, average/narrow width roots, tall shallow roots, soft tissue.
I like this bra well enough for a moulded cup, it's smooth under shirts and feels better than what I was previously wearing. At first I wore this size with an extender adding an extra hook for it to feel comfortable, after a couple of wears the band stretched nicely and I can now wear it on the loosest hook. I also like that it seems to be somewhat more projected than many moulded bras I tried on, so it escapes slightly under my IMF line, but still feels okay when I wear ...it.
What I don't like: the wires don't go through the entire wire channel, there's a little gap, so a little tiny bit of breast can escape on the outer side on the top (you can push the wire from the gore to the outside, but then you loose the straight gore tacking on the sternum a bit, it's a trade off). Very slight quad-boobs on the center as well, but it's not noticeable. I also wish the gore was just a tiny bit closer together for my center-full breasts, but overall the fit is good, so I'm keeping it. This is my first bra review, thanks for reading! Also thank you to Reddit's ABraThatFits community for helping me out.
Edit on Feb. 22, 2019: I wanted to edit this review to add more thoughts after having this bra a while and wearing it more often. The cups are a little too shallow for me, the wire marks are always about a finger width lower than my IMF (around 1.5cm or 0.5" in), so I do have to adjust the bra throughout the day up. The lace underneath the band also bugs me a little. Overall, I'm still keeping this bra and the black colorway because they are my best fits. I can see wearing it occasionally when I need a smooth look under tight dresses/shirts, but they're not as supportive and comfy as I'd hoped for all-day wear. Read more 237 more words
Incredibly comfortable! Love the way the spacer cups feel when wearing and love that they are a soft grab rather than firm to the touch. Does not conceal headlights but that doesn’t bother me. Beautiful lace, details, stitching. Cups aren’t the prettiest but an excellent choice under a wide variety of clothing.
A beautiful bra! Gorgeous lace on the double layer band. Comfortable amount of TTS stretch. (Wings are very tall.) Comfortable partial band in the front. Soft spacer fabric, tall cups. Good breathability for summer. (Does not hide headlights.) Gore is very narrow at the top; 2" at the bottom. Decent amount of center projection. Scallop patterned straps are fully adjustable. (Wide in front; kicked in, in the back.) The colorway 'Sand' (name on Amazon order) is a very pretty, neutral shade of taupe. (The name on the bag it arrived in says 'Muscade Skin'.)
Bottom line for me personally (short roots, short torso, center fullness, average width, average projection)... Fits well, except...wings are too tall and cut into my armpits; cups are too tall and buckle below the straps.
One word: comfortable! Ok maybe three: it's also well-made and supportive. The band is nice and wide, not too stretchy and TT. However, it does run a little full in the cup, so I sized down from a 65D to a 65E. Had to do some thorough scooping and swooping to not quadboob but definitely the better fit. Invisible under t-shirts as far as lines go, but I would describe this as a full-cup bra, so skimpier shirts may not combine well. The shape is, well, bland, and the nude I tried was more of a sand/nutmeg that I was not in love with. Update: also tried this in a colorway that was more nude for my skintone... still not loving it. Makes me feel old!