I bought this bra after some fitting advice that I might look into a 28C as opposed to a 28D. Unfortunately, this bra was not the answer to my fitting conundrum. The Angela, from TLBC, is a plain, push-up/plunge T-Shirt bra. It's an everyday basic, and from what I understand, supposed to fit a petite frame. This seems clear - the front of the bra, measured from one underwire to the other, is only 10 inches across. I had read some reviews stating that TLBC bras ran small in the band, as well, but I did not personally find this to be true. Now, this did not fit me. ...I normally post pictures of myself wearing the bra for my reviews, but I actually felt indecent wearing this. I bulged over the cups a lot (probably aggravated by the large amount of padding in this bra) so I can't really make recommendations about fit - I feel like the cups may run small, but I don't have much basis for comparison. However, I can say that this felt like a really nice bra, and even though I'll be returning it, I'd definitely recommend a look-see to someone in TLBC's size range. The bra was super soft and had very comfy underwires, to my surprise. The straps on this are fully adjustable and removable (but this is NOT a strapless, so don't wear it without them!) so you can make this a racerback or halterneck or whatever else. This does have only one hook closure per column, which is a little unfortunate, but probably not the biggest deal in this size. My one quibble with the quality is that the center gore is rather thin, and in my experience, these gores tend to wear out and stretch out quickly.
SO: Buy this bra if you're looking for an A-C cup, smooth, versatile bra with more than a hint of padding. Do not buy this bra if you think you might be a little past their size range, do not want a big boost, or if you're hoping for a 28-that-is-really-26 band. Read more 239 more words
This bra brings the boobs to the front and center of attention! This was one of the rare times in my life that I felt like I had cleavage, except this time it was in a bra that didn't add huge amounts of padding. It was also the first time I had ever experienced quad-boob, which is only the beginning of the fit issues I had. The band was WAY too tight and I had deep red marks for hours. I spilled out the front and sides of the bra, something that had never happened before, and somehow it made it seem like I was in a bullet bra. The worst thing was that even though I only wore it for about 2 hours, I could still feel pain in my breasts for up to 24 hours afterwards. It turns out TLBC runs small in the band and the cup, so technically this fit more like a 26B. Too bad, it was pretty and would be excellent for a night out when you need some oomph.
I really wanted to like this one because it gives good cleavage and is a good convertible T-shirt option for petite women. However, the cups are WAY too small for me -- I think I would probably need a 30D which TLBC doesn't offer. I like that the straps are close together enough that the straps never fall off, but this is just not the bra for me.
I got professionally fit into a 30B in this bra and even though the bra calculator put me at a 28DD. The band felt very tight compared to a 30" bra from Lula Lu petite. The cup fit very strange on me. I'm full on bottom with shallow breasts. The top gapped but the cups could not hold my breasts when I used the scoop and tuck method. My boobs would get creased and a fold developed on my sternum and my nipples would peek out over the top. The shape is also a bit more conical and pointy than I would like. The material however is very nice and soft. The straps would not stay put where I adjusted them, however. There is only one hook for the closure.
This bra was pressed on me by a well meaning (or hungry) sales girl. It's an improvement from my previous 32b but it clearly doesn't fit. The band is very, very stretchy, and my boobs come out the sides and quadboob like crazy. It's a very nice looking bra though. Lots of push up and no itchy bits.
This is a basic nude bra with clean lines. I did find the color to be too light against my skin to be considered nude (so it was visible underneath light-colored tops). The Angela has angled pads (non-removable) that create nice cleavage. The band is also tight. Unfortunately, the cups did not really enclose all my breast tissue on the sides, so it did not quite fit.
I measure to be a 26DD/E so this is in theory a sister size to me. The band is far far too big even on the tightest hook, but it does run true to size.
The cups are a little too small for my breasts, and I think a 30D would fit me very well. I am a little more projected than not, and fairly narrow. In this size, I get classic spillage and gore-not-quite-tacking problems from too small cups. There is push up padding in the outer bottoms, and it does a very good job of holding the breasts front and center, with a round shape. If you can fit this bra, it should be a very sexy one. I would buy this bra again if LBC would carry my size.
I've tried this bra in several different sizes, and this seems to work the best. It's still not terribly comfortable, but I think this may improve with time as I get used to it. I'm used to wearing an ill-fitted bra with too large of a band size, so it's an adjustment, and I'm hoping the comfort will improve.