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  1. Juana Wrap Bra

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    CUSTOM

    Fits

    This review is for a custom sized bralette to fit a UK 26FF. I'm super impressed with the custom sizing they've done. This really fits me quite well, and there aren't any major changes I'd make. The pattern is surprisingly more supportive that I would have thought, and I really love the wrap styles. The stitching is all neat, and the elastic tension is appropriate for the stretchy mesh they're using (i.e. no threat of in cup quadboob). Full review on the blog! :)

    Updated on May 30, 2016 Flag this


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      Swooning! I carried my infant and toddler with a fabric wrap: super supportive. Soon, I may carry my breasts in a wrap :-) Thanks for adventuring outside "normal" into an amazing world of creativity!!

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      I love getting to review such interesting designs. As I've been involved in the lingerie world, I think my tastes have gotten more and more adventurous. A good part of it has come in my increasing acceptance on my natural shape and breasts. Indie designers are just bringing such interesting things into the world! It's amazing the amount of lingerie out there once you start looking.

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  2. Tempest

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    S

    Didn't fit

    This is an intriguing little bralette with a band that crosses over in front, wraps around, and clasps in the back. The cup separation is therefore entirely variable depending on how tightly you adjust the band-straps.
    Unfortunately, only one of the band-straps has a slider on it. Even with that one slider on the tightest setting, the band is too loose for me. Because of the weird physics of this bra, if the band is too loose, it results in the cups being way too separate. The band is supposed to pull the cups towards each other. In other words, if the band is too loose, the cups barely ... cover my nipples. The wide part of the band also rides up in the back. I intend to add a slider to the other band-strap to make it adjustable. It looks easy enough to do and should (hopefully) result in a better fit.

    To be fair, according to their size chart I should be wearing an XS rather than an S. In fact, I initially ordered an XS but returned it immediately because a) It was sent to me in the wrong colour and b) after trying it on, the XS felt much too small (in terms of cup size). Luckily Toru & Naoko has excellent customer service and the exchange process was painless.

    EDIT: added second slider. fit is much improved!

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    white colorway

    This bra's measurements have been altered
    added slider for adjustability

    Updated on Apr 16, 2017 Flag this


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      "Variable cup separation"....hallelujah :-) :-) This is gorgeous on you!!

    • thank you :)

    • I wish this was in my budget. Not that it would do anything for my sad pendulous boobs & it would probably end up an expensive drawer decoration.

    • I had it on my mental wishlist for a million years before Toru & Naoko finally had a flash sale. It was worth the splurge for me and my tiny boobs but definitely not built for support...

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  3. Manuela Bralette

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    XS

    Didn't fit

    This is a beautiful bralette + knickers set from independent designer Toru & Naoko. This style is discontinued, but I think it's the same cut as the Dana style and similar to the Frankie. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit me. For all you out there thinking "My underbust measures 25'' and my bust 32'', I can wear XS bralettes!" (Or maybe that's just me?) Well, not this one. I would say this XS is suitable for band sizes up to 28 and cup sizes up to 28D/sisters, no bigger. Sure, the mesh is stretchy and I can get it on over my boobs, but I get major side-boob and ... top-boob and basically lots of extra boobs all over. I should have gotten it in S and altered the band. Oh well.

    That said, it's a beautiful and delicate set and I'm sad I can't wear it. The mesh is embroidered with stars. The bralette and the back of the knickers feature keyhole details and the bralette is adorned in several places with silver rings. The band is adjustable, so would fit rib cages between 25'' and 28''.

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    Updated on Jul 23, 2016 Flag this


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      I totally do this with sizing. Completely guilty. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't. I've got an XS bodysuit from Toru and Naoko that fits wonderfully (but it's completely lace front). Thanks for giving the fit note!

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      PetiteCollegiate yeah the problem with this one for me is that it's so low coverage, my boobs just escape! I can imagine how a bodysuit would be a lot better in that regard. Sigh, this definitely will not stop me from taking the size gamble on non-custom bralettes though ;)

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      I was impressed with their custom sizing, but I absolutely understand the urge to save and gamble with the standard ones. We 26 bands are just sort of screwed in available offerings! That's a big part of why I blog, so that other 26 bands can know that they're not alone (and so that designers know that we exist and we're not children or skeletons).

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      If I order from them again I'll definitely go the custom route. I found this particular set after they had already discontinued it and were just selling off the last of their inventory, but I sure wish I'd been able to get it custom as it's so attractive and I wish it fit me.

      You're doing great work with your blog, keep it up! "We exist and we're not children or skeletons." Couldn't have said it better. :)

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