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!
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! Read more 120 more words
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''. Read more 78 more words