I love this bra. I actually own it in every colour it comes in. I'm a big fan of TLBC, even if sizing is a bit hit or miss. They run a full cup and band size small and sizing is not consistent across the brand (Like seriously, if I'm a 30C in one bra you make, I should be a 30C in every bra you make), but as a tiny banded person, I really appreciate that they make cute bras in tiny bands and every colour is available in every size (uncommon size people know the struggle of your size usually only being available in black or ...beige). Ethel runs very big for a TLBC bra, I'm usually between a 30B & 30C cup wise and the Ethel bra fits me well in 30C. The band is closer to a 28 or 26 than a 30. The quality of pretty good and it's held up being one of my most worn bras for almost three months now (I got one small run in the lace near the top of the left cup, but it hasn't unravelled anymore like I was afraid it would, so I would say the lace is pretty rip-stop.). The straps also need to be adjusted every few days, as they slip a bit. The bra is basically unpadded, it's got a very nice thin layer of soft foam, enough to conceal nipples and provide structure/support to the bra without adding any extra bulk. The cups also have pockets for removable cookies, but I can't attest to their performance as I took them out and threw them in the corner of my room someone where and haven't looked back.
I'm between 28C/D and 30B/C in several bras and trying to find ones that fit me. This bra was very very close, but unfortunately I felt that there was too much gap in the cups on both sides when my arms were in a neutral or forward position to exchange and try a 28C instead. There is removable padding inserts in the cup so I hope that by going down a cup size if needed, I can just get rid of the paddings for some extra room.
The band on this was stretchier than anticipated...I think the website mentions that this band (as well as others) are measured slightly ...tighter than most other brands. However, I found myself hooking on the very tightest setting from the start, and the band was starting to ride up in the back higher than in the front...thus I hope the 28C will be a better fit (and the cups won't be too small!!).
The bra is very pretty and the midnight blue is a gorgeous color. The lace details tend to bubble a little bit on the bottom of the cup and I wouldn't probably wear this under a smooth and sheer shirt. Read more 89 more words