Another Simone Perele that didn't work out for me. At this point I shouldn't be disappointed, given that the bands run large and the cups aren't really the right shape for me, but I thought I would try this strapless option anyway. The good news is that if this had been the right fit for me, I would've said this is the most comfortable strapless bra I've tried in a while, and would definitely keep it despite the near $100 price tag.
However, both components of the bra--band and cups--had fit issues on me. The band felt ok when I put it on, but after checking ... the measurements, I realize that this runs a bit large for a 30 band. This is the kind of 30 band that can fit a 30-31" ribcage, not the snug fitting 30 band that's for a 27-28" ribcage. So, while the wide band construction and the silicone grips help it stay on, I can tell that this band size is not right for me.
I do think the band is nicely designed though, as it is a bit wider than your average strapless bra band, and the elastic at the upper wing is actually super wide. The silicone grips on this bra are applied in a squiggly pattern and they feel good quality. Sometimes they feel overly sticky and you can tell they will lose their grip ability quickly. I think the silicone on this is designed to last. The elastic is also nice and powerful, and the band feels really firm, which is why I could get away with the larger band measurement. It's also a full band strapless bra, which is super important in my opinion for helping the front of the bra stay in place. There's also light boning in the wings, and it feels sturdy, not flimsy.
Since I've tried a lot of Simone Perele unlined bras and have found the cups to be narrow and projected, I was a bit surprised that the cups on this bra run so large. The measurements on these cups are closer to a 30DD from other brands (when comparing molded cups). The cups on this bra are made of thin, flexible foam, and they are NOT padded at all. I love that they aren't padded, however since they are bigger than normal, I couldn't fill them out, and it was obvious even when looking at the bra that there was empty space. I could see visible emptiness at the bottom of the cup, where it made look lumpy, and i could feel that the top of the cup wasn't really filled out either around the most projected portion. This is such a shame, because other than that, the molded cups are super comfortable. I despise the feeling of padded bras and prefer a more natural feel.
However, it's worth noting that the softer foam cups do not really shape you like most strapless bras do. If you are not projected enough, the cups will flatten you out, and if you have really soft tissue, these cups won't hold you in place. It's really ideal for firm and full breasts, but I find that true of SP bras in general.
Styling-wise, this is another gorgeous option from Simone Perele, although it is a bit more subdued than the lace bras I've ordered before. The wings are made of an interesting textured floral lace that has shiny and matte areas for visual interest. The cradle is full lace, and there's a bit of a scalloped edge at the bottom of the band. The cups are lined with a smooth woven matte fabric, which gives a seamless look under clothing (but watch out, this can still snag!), and the center gore just has a simple satin gore. No embroidery or embellished straps here, but still a classic, gorgeous French bra. It's really too bad that this didn't work out for me again, because I am prepared to pay more for style, comfort, and quality. If you fit SP styles well, then I would highly recommend this strapless bra.
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