I am so sad to let this one go :[ It is sooooo beautiful. And sooooo French... And it was 60% off at Nordstrom Rack, but it's just the wrong size and shape for me.
Me: Super squishy // low-set // east-west/splayed // center full // mostly even top-bottom (but the squish makes everything a wild card) // still trying to figure out my roots--tissue begins near clavicle but top projection starts below armpits when standing; some side tissue esp. on larger side // immediate projection // asymmetry (large left and low right)
On me, the shaping of this bra is akin to that of Cleo Pixie ... Balconnet Bra (7481) (30F) and Cleo Hettie Balconnet Bra (9011) (32F). All felt good, are well made and so very pretty, but they all have the same strange horizontal profile similar to this \_)-(_/ from a top view. My tissue is sharply flattened from the outside edge of the wire to the front seam/apex. It occurs to me that padded/molded push up bras may have a similar structure hidden behind the additional material surrounding the cup, like so: (\_)-(_/)
I've only recently started my search for bras that fit, so perhaps this is a personal preference vs. a fit issue? The cut certainly tames my east/west splay, but that's the cost. I'm not sure what shapes would work for this bra. I envision this could've been under the clothes of Jean Seberg in Breathless...
I should also clarify that my main issue with this one is that the band is too big; with Pixie I couldn't fill the top cup/lace; and with Hettie I had severe quadding where the cup and lace met and awful wrinkling all over the cup. The side flattening is the only issue I see them having in common.
*Wrong size in a very stretchy band
*Wires too narrow
*Wings too low
*Better fit but less comfort when converted to criss-cross
*Elastic at top of cups provides the slightest bit of security without cutting into tissue (common issue for me)
*Hidden gore reinforcement (so while it may appear to be fully banded, the elasticity of the band and top layer of mesh do not affect cup separation)
*Lightweight and comfortable
*Thoughtful and unique design
*Fully adjustable straps
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