Original review Jun 08, 2013:
With the Betty, Tutti Rouge has come up with another bra that suits my shape but which I do not care for the look of. The fabric is about the color of french vanilla yogurt, with pink and blue poppies on it. There is lace both on the bottom of the cups and on the top of the cups. It is worth noting that the lace on the top is not meant to lay over the cup but to go above it, and on me it did not lie flat but bent down in a few places as if it should ... lie on top of the cup. It could be visible under thin clothing because of this.
Rather than having seams running all the way up the cup, the fabric is pleated toward the bottom of the cup. They've done a good job with making the seams lie flat and I really like the look of the gathered fabric. It also makes the pattern on the top part of the cup more regular.
The bra is lined and the inner fabric does have one vertical seam which does not align with the gathering on the outer fabric and which is not visible from the outside.
The straps are half adjustable and I am able to wear them doubled up about 1/3 of the length. They used the same heart-shaped slider as on the Liliana.
The back closure has three hooks and three rows of hooks. I typically wear either a 34 or a 36 and I found the 34 to be comfortable on the loosest hook.
As far as the cups go, this is the same size as I ordered in the Liliana (and my usual cup size for a 34 band) and both fit me, but these cups are much deeper. Women who had to size up in the Liliana because of the depth will probably be fine in their normal cup size in the Betty.
The wires aren't quite high enough to keep me completely scooped in near the armpit, and I think they are a little bit wide for me as I have some wrinkling on the outside of the cup, but all in all this is a pretty good fit for me. The shape is fairly round and slightly flattened: pretty much a purple.
Update Nov 22 2013:
I've been wearing this bra once a week since it was purchased. It has grown on me. I like the cakes on a plate look that it gives, although if I purchase the style again I will go up a cup size as it is clearly too small for me when I am having my period. It is close to being too small the rest of the time. It's an extremely comfortable bra. I am still wearing it on the loosest hook.
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