The Tutti Rouge Jessica is an interesting bra, it allows you to wear it 3 different ways. You can wear it unlined or with the boosters, and have 2 levels of padding to choose from. I think it fits nicely as an unlined bra despite the wires being a bit wide, but I'm not quite sold on the boosters, I feel like they give an odd shape, although it's less noticeable in photos that in person, so maybe I'm just paranoid about them. Full review on my blog.
After much to do, my Jessica bra finally arrived! I decided on this size, which is one cup and band size up from my usual with unpadded Tutti Rouge, because I read the band on this ran firm. I also sized up in cup, like I do with TR's padded bras, because of the booster inserts. I've also seen a lot of ads of this bra, and some samples from a couple of blogs, with people in their normal TR size, and it always looks like the bra cuts in. I definitely could have sized down in band, as I found it to be stretchy, like ... class="mentioned-item">Tutti Rouge Nichole Bra , and the band is comprised of one layer of stretch mesh, also like Nichole. Tutti Rouge Liliana Bra (TU100) , I believe, has such a firm band because of the 2-ply mesh. I'm currently somewhere between a 34 and 36, with the odd 38 thrown in for comfort more than support. Granted, I've also never tried a TR 36 band, so maybe it's standard. Anyhow, you can see my measurements for comparison with other TR bands.
Cup size, I think this is spot on. I don't have any quadding, even with all the booster cookies in, so I consider this a win. Without the boosters, the bra is not baggy at all, and I fill the cups well. It's more that the shape becomes much more natural than compared with the boosters. The support is very minimal with the boosters, as I think the design was created in mind to wear the boosters in them all the time. With the cookies, my shape is VERY round, almost like a padded bra. I like the shape I get with the boosters best, but I could reasonably see myself wearing the bra without them for lounging, or when I'm wearing something that doesn't do well with much padding -- like a button up blouse.
I don't get the butt cleavage with this, but more a slightly swelled round shape with all the boosters in. Granted, I really don't get butt cleavage at all, because my breasts are splayed and my tissue is soft. Those with more firm tissue, and in a smaller cup size than is probably needed, could definitely get some nicely cracked butt cleav, if that's your thing. It's not for me, so I'm happy with my swells.
The only caution I have with this is the awkward lines created by the boosters. I included a pic of me wearing the bra with both boosters in (my first pic of myself on bratabase!), and you can clearly see the indentation of said boosters. I generally wear a cami or tank top underneath everything, so I think that'll smooth it out to not be visible under clothes. Those who do not do the same should take caution. I'm hoping it'll smooth out with more wear, but can't be sure yet. If you look closely at TR's promo pics for Jessica, esp on their instagram, where the pics are more 'real' than their website 'shopped models, you can also see the line where the boosters begin and end, and their effect on each girl's shape. I don't think this is enough of a deter to keep me from wearing it, but it's something to be aware of. My only other complaints is the wires are too wide and shallow at the bottom, but I experience that with basically every bra that isn't Polish -- and even some that are from Poland.
All and all, I'm glad to have this in my arsenal. It's comfortable as all get out, and I like the options for wear it provides.
I don't know what to think about this bra. Without pads the cups cover almost my entire tissue but I still manage to quad. With the pads, the coverage is more bearable (I prefer minimum coverage) but the quad ding is worse, and I feel like the pads add size instead of shape. I'm very narrow rooted, and the cup is wide, so the pad basically mostly fills the bottom/side I can't fill anyway. Would probably be pretty awesome cleavage for someone who had wide roots. The cups are unpadded and so incredibly soft. Even though it's up in my armpits it's still comfortable and I'm considering keeping it lol. But I'd probably get better cleavage in a narrow wired bra, so maybe not.