This bra is really tight when you put it on, but it is great once you break it in. I would consider it a 30 band. It gives a lot of “lift” which my post baby boobs are in need of. The cup is on the verge of being too small, so I would recommend this to the 30c crowd rather than 32c.
The inside is lined with cotton and has significant angled padding.
I really wanted to love this bra because it's TLBC's flagship and so darn pretty, but it doesn't work for my shallow, wide breasts at all. Despite the cups being very shallow, I get gaping on the top because the cups are very close together. The band fits comfortably on my 26" underbust on the loosest hook so it is good for people who need a smaller band size. I would recommend this bra to people with closer-set breasts.
This is a beautiful bra that is actually made for petite women -- for the first time ever, I have perfect cup separation, a strap that buckles on the first row of hooks (even in my 28D panache bras, I could never start with the first row), and shoulder straps in the perfect location. Unfortunately, there is either vanity sizing run wild in the cup sizes, or sizing so shallow/filled with padding that it can only be called poorly designed (in this particular aspect). I expected this to run a little small in the cups on me (as I currently wear 28D in panache, which I have realized ...is around a cup size too small), but these 30C cups don't contain my breasts at all (whereas the 28D panache ones make a solid effort). The entire circumference of both my nipples (including the one on my smaller breast) stick out over the cup, although the lace can hide this. When scooped, the quadboob is strong. So strong that it's obvious despite the efforts of the lace overlay. The back and shoulder straps are very thin. I would not recommend this bra to anyone above a 28C/30B or with any amount of projection or fullness on top. Read more 98 more words
This bra runs a full size small in the band, but I'm not complaining because that means the 30C is a snug fit. It doesn't work under very thin tops because of the bumpy lace. The cleavage it gives is to die for but at the cost of comfort. It feels really really narrow* and close set and aggressively squishes my boobs together, which is admittedly what this bra is for. To be worn on special occasions. Oh yeah, and it requires occasional re-scooping throughout the day to keep the girls on top of the padding because they like to slowly, gradually slide underneath it where they end up being squished ...even worse.
* Edit: I realized that the wires are not actually too narrow. They do sit right at the edge of my root all the way around. It only feels too narrow because the pads put so much pressure on the sides of my boobs, it literally leaves red marks on my skin where the pads sit when worn for a full day. So as far as I'm concerned, it still doesn't deserve to be marked as a technical fit on the grounds that it really isn't.
I found this bra to run VERY small in the cup in comparison to other TLBC bras. I was spilling out of the 30C, which I thought would be a better size than the 30B - The Little Bra Company » Sonia (3743) which was also too small in the cup. Has anyone else found the cups on the Lucia to run super small? I kind of wonder if I was in a mis-tagged bra...
I know the Lucia is TLBC's flagship bra, but it was really uncomfortable and awkward on me. The gore is at least a finger's width away from my sternum and the other part of the underwires are digging in.
Doesn't feel wide enough in the cups for larger breast, too deep, cuts back in at top to give quad boob, the lace from shoulder helps. Have to keep it on tightest hook to keep it from slipping up smaller breast, which gives fat rolls.
This bra is lovely with pretty black lace and adjustable straps. It has cups that are extremely close together. The sides of the cups did not extend far out enough/were not wide enough to capture all of my breast tissue, and did not work at all for my shallow breasts. There are non-removable pads that take up a little more than half of the cup. The pads are located at the bottoms and did not feel angled. Sadly, this had to be returned.
I wish the Lucia came in black with C cups. My ideal size is 26D/DD. This plunge-style push up bra runs small in the band and cups. The underwire is short and meets end-to-end at the center gore, not allowing the gore to tack to my sternum. The Lucia fits the best for me out of the TLBC bras I have tried. The cups are extremely shallow and in addition to floating center gore, the shallow/push-up cup style allows for your breasts to be pushed together to produce cleavage. The cup itself cuts into my breast tissue a bit at the top of the cup on my larger ...breast, but it is well hidden under the lace overlay. It just leaves a faint red mark on my skin. If you are a true 30C, I would recommend you to size up in both the band and cup to a 32C, unless you want to squeeze your boobs together for maximum cleavage.
Update: after owning this bra for a few weeks, I've noticed it sometimes rides up slightly at the front since the gore doesn't tack. Also it's possible the band is too loose for me, but if I wear it on the tightest hook, the wires dig into my ribcage on the sides. Read more 106 more words
This is a decently well made bra and could probably give a good cleavage and bust profile to someone in the right size and shape I am sure. I needed a 28D or 30C to get a better idea of the fit (both possible sister sizes to my truer 26DD/E) but I think the shape was not going to work for me. I don't know for sure without trying a bigger size, but I am abandoning this bra now that I found vendors for 28D/DD sizes.
There is pretty much no gore on this, and push up padding fills in over half of the cup. The band stretches to 30" but is tight. It is too big for my 25" underbust at the loosest hook, but works passably on the tightest.
I've heard TLBC bras run small, and this seems to be the case. It seems to fit more like a tight 30B or looser 28C. The cups are very narrow and placed closer together to create cleavage, with decent push-up padding. I would need a cup or two larger for this to work.