My shape: teardrop set at average height, with super tall and super wide roots that give me all the shallow-boob fitting problems but with more projection, very close-set tissue in the middle, and firm tissue that fights back when squished or pushed out of shape
I got this bra in an exchange two days ago. It's very cute, the Hibiscus pink is lovely and bubble-gum-y, and the sheer lace is very sweet! I tend not to like the look of sheer top panels on cups aesthetically, but the construction of the cup here makes it look sort of like another layer underneath and makes it much nicer.
The cups are ...weird on this one, but I think all the weirdness is due to A) too big (by a size or two), and B) the wires are too steeply curved but too wide! I've never had cups that were really too wide for me before. NEVER. My roots reach almost to my shoulder blades, but the curve is shallow and flattened, like the Nike symbol; the very round curve of the wire here means that, even though there's empty fabric beneath the root, the two lines cross each other and the wires end up cutting off the tail of my root. If I size down, it will help fill the empty fabric in the cup, and if it's like most other bras [whose wires are simply too narrow for me, no matter what shape] I won't notice them resting on my roots, but it will definitely put the wires on top of breast tissue.
Also not helping is the placement of the straps, and the fact that the sides of the cup are too high - not the wings, but the cups. Holy armpits, batman! Half the issues with the top of the cup might just be that! The band is perfectly tight, though, so I don't think I could size down without an extender, and even then the adjustment might not be enough.
I do think that, at the end of the day, it might end up being too shallow for me. Even though the cups have a lot of empty fabric wrinkling and making other fit issues hard to see, after studying the photos I can tell that the wires really want to sit farther down my ribcage than they should be, even though the band is pretty snug.
Pro Tip: This bra probably has the itchiest band I have ever tried on. I hope it'll go away with a wash or two, but if nothing else, that demon tag would have to go! The elastic edging the band seems to have a unique stitch on it, which may be the culprit, or maybe it's just that the fabric and I don't get along, but whatever it is, we are not friends. The cups are fine, but watch out for your poor back!
If I find a spectacular deal on a 28F or 28FF, I will give it a shot, but otherwise I don't think the Liliana is worth investing the effort in troubleshooting when there are so many other brands and models out there that will probably work better for me. Read more 419 more words
I impatiently waited two and a half agonizing weeks for this bra to arrive from the UK. It's not a perfect fit and Bratabase will say it doesn't fit, but it's not the complete failure I started to fear it would be, and I'm going to have a really hard time not living in this bra. It's the single cutest, most comfortable thing I've ever attached to my boobs. The pictures really don't do it justice. The lace trim is soooo soft (Curvy Kate needs to learn a lesson from this!!) and all the cute ribbon details and heart shaped strap adjusters add those ...extra touches I love in a bra.
It's Pepto Bismol pink. It's not my favorite color, but it was half off on eBay so I can't be too picky.
Band - it's a tight 28 band. I measured 27" stretched, but it's a stretchy band so I think it will stretch out over time. I attached an extender, but I'm closing it on the tightest hook of the extender and I would not have wanted a 30 band in this bra. I imagine within a few wears I'll be able to use the loosest hook of the band. I wish the band was wider and had 3 rows of hooks, but it'll do as is.
Wires - ok, I knew this bra has wide wires and I need wide wires. But I think I've finally found a bra that's a bit too wide - I measured 6.2". In my pics, I'll mark with my finger where my root starts and there's maybe 0.25" of extra space between it and the top of the wire channel where the wire angles outwards like a Nike swish. That said, the outside sides of the cups are pretty shallow, so that extra fabric/space doesn't gap or cause a problem, it lays flat against my side. It's not uncomfortable in my armpit.
Straps - so soft, so pretty, so shiny and cute. And a bit too wide set, but yet Tutti Rouge managed to make this bra so stinkin comfortable they don't chafe my armpits like my Charlotte did.
Cups - the wires feel like they're in my IMF, but the bottom of the cup has about 1/8-1/4" inch of fabric attached to the wire that goes straight up before the projection starts. Quite frankly, I'm not sure anyone is shallow enough to totally fill out every millimeter of space in the bottom of the cup. My boobs are not pushing it down and it's not wrinkling or folding over in an annoying way, so I'm not that worried about it. The rest of the cup is perfect. No quadding, no gapping, the gore is comfortable.
I feel really secure in this bra. It does have a minimizing profile - I was wearing my Deco before I put this on and my boobs look like they shrunk 2 sizes. But there are certain shirts I want that look with, and especially under boxy shapeless scrub tops and flowy shirts, this bra will prevent the "boob tent" look.
I like it. I give it a 7/10. I recommend it for wide set, shallow shapes - I especially think the smaller end of the size range could get along very well with this bra. There are some shapes this bra will absolutely NOT agree with at all, but it's actually pretty decent on mine. It's worth keeping. It makes me excited to try other TR bras in the future - especially the Eliza which is gorgeous and purpoted to be a bit narrower and more projected than the Liliana. Read more 516 more words
I've lost a lot of weight and have been trying to find my new size. I thought I was a 30E when I ordered this, but I'm really more of a 28F. I wanted to exchange it to try for a better fit, but 28F wasn't available and customer service said they weren't restocking 28F anytime soon ☹️ I missed the return window because reasons (have to ship internationally in person during business hours and I work late).
Overall: Really pretty!! The heart strap sliders are so freaking adorable. I have been dying to try this brand and really wanted it to fit 😔 The band is a ...bit too big and stretchy. The noir/sugar color had the stretchiest band at 32 inches, while the nude/creme color had the tightest 30", and the nude color was in-between at 31". It digs into my breast in front of the armpit on my larger breast so much that it's too uncomfortable to wear. Otherwise it fit well and is beautiful. The Liliana's wings seem to be higher than the other bras I have from Tutti Rouge and the Freya Deco which I own several of. Maybe this is why I was having issues. I've heard that the cups on this style are shallow which could also be a factor. Hopefully someone will see my listing and buy this beautiful bra and love the way it fits them ❤️ Read more 129 more words
It´s been a long time since I have posted a review and I wanted to make this one properly, with pictures and everything... So, here we go!
This bra is really beautiful and the colour combination is perfect for my skin tone.
However, as much as it pains me to say that, the fit is disastrous in my size range. I was warned that the bra runs tight in the band and the cups are wide and shallow, so I went up both band and cup size...
The wires are insanely wide - I mean, I know I have pretty narrow roots, so there always is some space left ...on the sides, but these wires are hurting my shoulderblades (pretty sure no one has breast roots that wide). Going down a cup size probably isn´t an option for me, because I have a lot of central fullness and I would have experienced spillage in a smaller cup.
The cups are quite tall, which is fine for people with high set breasts/a lot of upper fullness/both. The last category includes me. However, they are kind of tall even on the sides, which means the sides of the cups are hurting my arms a bit.
Also, since the wires take almost two thirds of the band length, the band is very tight. I normally prefer a 28 band, but this one is a touch too small. Two rows of hooks of an extender solve these most of these probems. And of course, I bent the wires to make the cups deeper and less wide.
The straps are positioned too wide for my frame, so they are almost falling of my shoulders. They are also quite narrow. The cups are halfpadded, so keep in mind you might experience in-cup quadding.
The reason I still want to wear this bra - I can´t really return it https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />, plus, it doesn´t give me cleavage and is kind of minimizing, which is exactly what I need for some low cut dresses I own. And I love the look of the bra. And the cute heart shape things on the straps (not sure how they are called?). So, I´m gonna overlook all these issues mentioned above. Love makes us do crazy things...
This is the second of two sizes Tutti Rouge sent me to review in Lilliana. The 30E I do not get any quadding, but the wires become much wider in this size. Full review is on my blog and has a review on both the 30D and 30E.
I was given this to review from Tutti Rouge when I got my Nichole. Since Nichole runs big we decided on 30D. I was asked if I would like to try Lillana as well and I said yes. Tutti Rouge wanted me to try the 2 bras in the same size despite my saying it would most likely be too small. Sure enough Lilliana is much too small in 30D. They were kind enough to send me my usual size of 30E I have a review of both sizes on my blog.
This bra is gorgeous but is obviously not the right shape for my breasts. The cups are wide enough but too shallow for my projected full shape. I can feel a gap between my breasts and the wire in the centre, the gore overlaps wires and the lacy fabric at the top of the cups cuts in. Such a shame because it's adorable, great quality and the knickers are super comfy.
Lilliana has beautiful details all over it and I fell in love with its appearance. it seems to be well made. I took a chance with the 38J, hoping it would work out and sadly it is just too big on me. I will be looking to replace this in a smaller size as soon as my wallet my allow.
I LOVE this bra! I tried on bras forever trying to find one that would fit my wide rooted shallow breasts and this one fit the bill. I bought it in three color ways and all are SO beautiful. I love the lace detail, the bows, ribbons and especially the heart-shaped strap adjusters. This bra gives a great shape as well - it pulls the breasts to the center and lifts them up. I was concerned before I bought this bra that the straps might be too wide-set, but they are perfect. UPDATE: In the month since I purchased this bra, I have lost a cup size in my ...breasts due to hormonal fluctuations. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I am super bummed I can no longer fill out the cup of this bra! I have listed it on Bratabase and hope someone can use and love it like I had hoped I would. Since only about a month has passed since I bought it, I have only worn it less than a dozen times so it is in basically new condition. Read more 75 more words