I believe my breast shape to be shallow with wide and tall roots. Alas that does not seem compatible for this Stella Mccartney bra. The cups still fail to contain as much breast tissue as I would like, and I find my chest migrating out of the sides when I move. The back hooks are also mounted on an oddly stiff fabric that makes clasping the bra a little challenging. I really like the fabric and overall look of this bra, but it only looks decent if I stay completely still. Back it goes.
Im sooo happy I got this givaway. It fits amazing with my measurements (29" comfortable underbust, 35" bust, 9.5 depth). Super comfortable. Half cups really suit me best - and the color is beautiful. Stella Mcartney bras really are well made.
Whoa! This bra is TIGHT! I almost considered a 32 band. So I measure 27 and 33/34. I am a 28-band comfortably (I like them tight) and something like an E or F depending on the brand. I got a 30E but if they'd had a 30F I probably would have fit better (no quadboob) and it would have had more room for my breast tissue in the middle. I have very wide, round breasts with no space at all in the middle, so I am forced to wear plunge bras. I was happy to find that this bra has a very tiny gore and does not stab ...me at all. The cups are padded, spongy and have the slightest amount of push-up padding at the bottom and about halfway up the cup, even in the E cup I purchased, which is nice except I needed a bigger cup size to avoid quadboobing but it was not available. So this bra could have been a t-shirt type bra for me but because of the quadboobing it is now a "sexy bra." But honestly, I quadboob most of the time just because of how my tissue is set in the center and because I must wear plunges. So not everyone will have that issue.
I definitely recommend at least going a cup and band size up. I was expecting to fit in the 30dd because that's my usual sister size but NOPE! The underwire is kind of pokey at first but if you get the bra on and bend it to the curve of your ribs, you'll be fine.
I am able to wear it on the loosest hook, and the loosest on the 32 band wasn't loose either. However, the straps are not fully adjustable and that is what made me not choose the 32-band. The straps only adjust halfway and I have to start with them fully tightened. The front of the straps is cool looking, though, and the back can be criss-crossed for a racerback style. The lace laying over the cup is very pretty and the 20 or so bras I was browsing all looked like their lace was in good condition. The black version of this bra fit me the same and also looked to be of good quality. Read more 273 more words
I was hoping for so much more from this bra. It is VERY wide and shallow, more so than any other bra I've tried. The band runs extremely tight. I sized up to a 32 band and can still wear it fairly tight on the loosest hooks. It has lovely lace detailing on the cups and the straps in back, but the straps in front are ruched, with some lace, and some unnecessary gold rings with the designer name on them. (see the photos) The wires are pretty soft, so I may try bending them to get a slightly narrower fit and more projection. An expensive mistake, this one!
I normally wear either a 28 or 30 band. I found the band to fit well. I also liked that the straps didn't feel too far apart. I have wide-rooted, shallow boobs. I was able to fill the bottom of the cup fine. Unfortunately, the top of the cups angled into my boobs and caused quadboob. Otherwise, this would have been a pretty good fit.
I have this in the azalea pink color, and this is my first bra that really, truly fits! I have a 26.5" snug underbust, and I mark a lot of bras with 30 bands as "fitting" but I still need to wear them on the tightest hooks. This bra is the first one I've owned that is actually too tight on the tightest hooks. It works well for my shallow, FOB shape. Maybe I could do with a little more center fullness (there is a tiny bit of gapping near the center), but otherwise it is perfect. The band definitely runs tight but the cups run TTS.
The material is a little stiff but I'm not sure if that's just because I haven't broken it in yet.
This bra is flattering and comfortable and gives a sexy plunge look without padding. The angle of the cups are nice. Due to the band being a tad loose, and the low plunge style, the gore doesn't lie totally flat for me which can make the molded cups gap when I lean (stupid teardrop boobs), but the bra is still supportive enough. The thin material is nice for disappearing under clothes, but it also makes the wires less comfy.
I returned this bra because it seemed to push my breasts down and to the side a bit. I didn't get the lifted, centered effect I get from my Ewa Michalak 3D bras. The bra itself is pretty and sturdy looking. I couldn't figure out why the construction, which resembled my other lined, three-part cups, had such a different effect. After this bra, I gave up on Stella McCartney bras.
November 2015: Someone please take this away!! This bra is the result of my breasts getting larger last summer but I was broke and desperate for a new bra, so I went to Zovo Lingerie in Seattle (University District location) the ONLY location in the state of Washington that (kind of) sells 28 bands, and the sales rep was so impatient (I'm sorry it was a slow day, but you didn't have to take it out on me!) and their selection of 28E (my size at the time) SUCKED. I even called ahead and they're like "yeah we have a good selection!" They had a few 28E bras ...for FOB breasts, and then she just kept bringing me 30 bands. When I tried a stretchy Claudette bra, the elastic cut into my tissue at the top, and you know what the sales rep told me? "That's normal, it's supposed to do that." ......SAY WHAT???? Ok, sorry, this isn't a Yelp review, but I just can't help it because it was such a terrible experience for me... She did not care for fit, she just wanted to sell something expensive to me whether it fit or not. In comes this bra... I tried it on in 30DD, and while it fit everywhere else, it cut into my FOT breasts and this time wasn't taking sh*t for an answer, and told her that it fit wrong and shouldn't do that. So what does she do? Bring me the next cup size up. Sure, it didn't cut in on top, but it sat about an inch below my roots on the bottom and was too wide on the sides and too deep in the apex. I was so exhausted after trying on about 10 bras that didn't fit and her getting frustrated, when she said "no cutting in on top, that's a much better fit!" I didn't protest and just bought the stupid thing. It was like a crazy $70 or something (the mark up there is DEPLORABLE). They have a 7 day return policy, and after a few days I wanted to return it, but I literally had no other bras that weren't painfully small in the cups and I had no more money, so I just kept it. (Look, I understand that we weren't making progress, but it was NOT MY FAULT. She kept bringing me 30 bands and every time she came back and tried to say the bra looked good, she would get frustrated when I pointed out where it didn't actually fit. I never usd a "I'm better than you" tone, I was just being honest and didn't want to buy a bra that didn't fit just to please her. Sadly, I ended up doing just that.) The straps were way too long and only partially adjustable, so I had to wear it racerback all the time. The band was clearly too large, and despite that, ended up wearing out and stretching out really fast. There are no actual elastics, just seamless iron on stretchy stuff, so this bra has absolutely no support and broke down with a few washes. The band stretches a whopping 13 inches!!! To 36" long!!! This is more like a 34 band now. I will NEVER be pressured into buying an ill-fitting bra ever again!! (I've had a poor experience at the Bellevue Square location too; lady said I should buy a $80 strapless 30-band bra to wear on the tightest hook for one event. Lol what??? These girls have some serious sales goals pressured on them! Sorry, I'm Yelp reviewing again https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" />)
Basically, this bra sucks. Now it's definitely too small in the cups and still huge in the band and still too long in the straps. Also, it is very difficult to see, but this is the first bra I've ever had a floating gore. It's only about 1/8 of an inch, but it's there. I'm tempted to just trash it and use the wires, but I know that someone could use this as a comfy/casual bra. Other than the extreme stretchiness of the band, there are no stains, snags, or other signs of wear. Read more 592 more words
Good: This bra is the perfect shape for me, and the material is beautiful even after many wearings and washings. My boobs have shrunk, but when I was a true 32DDD/E it gave a nice rounded top shape that is hard to achieve with my shallow natural shape. The band has only barely begun to stretch after over a year of wear.
Bad: The underwires do start to dig in against my sternum after a full day of wear. Straps don't adjust quite short enough for me, which is common with Stella McCartney bras.
Good: shape is much like a balconette with slight demi slant to the top of the cups. Wires and band are comfortable. Gorgeous fabric. Bad: straps are a bit long, and a bit wide. Slight gap in the cups.
The band is quite tight for a 30, or the underwire is very painful. Trying this on in store, I thought to buy a 32 for a moment, but decided against it. I need a 28 band, so this is quite odd.
Cups plunge low, great for my close-set pair. Straps do not give much option for shortening--I'm on the shortest length already. This bra gets uncomfortable after a few hours and I'd never sleep in it. I think the pain is from the underwire digging into my ribs but I can't understand why.
This isn't really a push-up bra, but if the straps were shorter I could see it pushing up and the plunge would make it a big quad-booby for me, but perhaps not everyone. I really like this bra, just wish the straps were better! I do wear this bra occasionally because it matches my skin tone pretty well and is seamless https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
I ordered this in violet and it is GORGEOUS. Fantastic feeling bra, but way too small in the cup and a very tight band. I am a 28E/F in general, but this one starts at 30. I ordered a 30DD which often works, but this one didn't. I am exchanging for 32DD and keeping my fingers crossed. This is truly a luxurious bra.
I'll be honest I bought this bra mostly because of the adorable scalloped edge on the top of the cups, plus it was a fun red and I didn't have a red bra so why not treat myself right? I couldn't really find a review for it but a few reviews for other Stella Mccartney bras said the bands ran small so I figured better safe than sorry and sized up. I probably shouldn't have, because the gore doesn't sit completely flat and the band is on the loose side (not uncomfortably so, it's just not my best fitting bra)
That said, it was bought as a special occasions bra and so it serves its purpose. The fabric looks and feels lovely, the scalloped edge peeks out of lower cut tops, the mesh of the band has little polka dots on it. It's a very cute bra that probably would have been perfect if I'd bought it in my regular size!
I would never have tried this 32E Stella McCartney bra had it not been for the $9.97 price tag at Nordstrom Rack. It was originally $110. I'll measure the bra later, but I can assure you the band does not stretch much. I usually wear 30Fs, but this 32 band is firm. It helps it's a full band. The cups are more rigid than I prefer. Sometimes I have to reposition myself in the cups, which rarely happens with my other bras. I'm used to lightly padded bras that are more lined than padded. I may take in the center gore later, as it's a bit wide. The ...look of this bra is more aggressive than most. It's certainly a change from flowers and lace.
Edited to add: Ten months later, I have not worn this bra again. I think I figured out why. The Jodie Rocking pink and gray snakeskin printed fabric doesn't feel authentically me. It's too rocker chic for me.
Notes on construction: (1) The outside fabric is silky snakeskin print fabric. Each cup has one vertical seam. There is a little decorative trim at the top of the cups that is black fabric, but the trim doesn't factor into the fit. The inside of the cups does not echo the vertical seams of the outside material. The inside of the cups is a smooth, black, felt type material, except where that decorative black trim is at the top. (2) The straps are detachable at the front, where they attach to the cups. I find this strange, as the straps are only partially adjustable, and it's not like you're going to cross the straps in front, over your chest. Or, at least, I'm not going to. You may want to; I'm not trying to live your life for you! Anyway, just thought I should mention it. Read more 197 more words