This is one of my favorite bras and also one of the few VS bras I can wear due to my size. I am 30 D and the sister size 32 C wasn't comfortable. I tried the Dream Angels demi in 32 D after a suggestion from a friend on the tightest hook and tightening the straps and it works perfect. I have this in the solids and lace. The ones that have the lace patterns (white base color with black and white lace around bottom of cups) seem to fit a little different in the center and aren't as comfortable as the solid or lace ones. I look forward to getting some feedback on the bras I've posted.
First off, I have no idea why mine is considered "silver violet lace", as it is not violet in any way, shape, or form.
Aside from that, I spent literally about 3 hours in VS yesterday trying to distinguish between certain bras and see which ones fit me. I noticed that in this model, I can wear a 32D or 32C, depending on the material used. Oh, VS. So in the "coconut lace", those run rather large, and in the plain colors, they also run semi larger. In this lace one, it ran smaller. Wtf indeed. Also, as I suspected in the past, the "Dream ...Angels" bras, which have always been my favorite overall, fit my shape best, as long as they're not push-ups. This one and the others I tried have narrower wires and deeper cups compared to say, the Body By Victoria Demis. The cups are also a smidge closer.
This bra in particular has wider wires than I need, but they still aren't particularly wide- just for me personally. VS has also started making tighter bands recently, so I'd say this fits more like a 30-31" band. I noticed this during Christmas when I was trying things on. The only bands that have remained really stretchy seem to be the Body By Victoria's. Panties are also running smaller. I'm a little confused, but whatevs! VS's where I've been in east and west PA and Delaware seem to be sizing a little better also, which is how I even ended up here in the first place since I had always worn 34-36A-C's until 2014. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll have smaller bands and more varied shapes soon, just because it's much more convenient for me to head over to a mall when I need just a basic T shirt bra once in a while.
Speaking of the band, I would actually not recommended buying this particular bra. In the plain colors, yes, but not in this one. The band is VERY itchy and kind of irritating. I unfortunately didn't notice this even though I tried it on several times to make sure I wanted this one xD I've owned various DA bras and never experienced this before.
But anyway, this is probably the one VS bra that I tried that is almost perfect. I would actually recommend this to anyone who still likes VS but realized their bras don't work for their shape. I found a similar DA bra that is a true half cup shape and has removable straps, which also mostly worked. My only issue with that was that it was closed on top and gave me bubble boobs because of that. Perhaps it would have worked in a 32C, but I couldn't find one to test. This one will work for average projection to slightly more projection (I've lost alot of tissue, but looking at myself, I am still clearly projected), and average-slightly narrow width.
I find VS's sizing differences rather annoying, as their width is about 1" more as you go up, but depth is only a few centimeters. I am getting the 32C in the plain color which worked better overall, but is lacking in depth by only about 0.2", I swear. This isn't an issue for my right, smaller side, but it's a little annoying for my left. In any case, I've needed plain beige/blush T shirt bras, and I had a gift card, so might as well until I can order some Basics from Comexim..which will likely be after this coming order.
About the rest of the bra, the straps are fully adjustable, cup distance is less than in most VS bras, cup depth is a little more, bands in the newer DA brs are a little tighter, and cups are overall comfortable. Band is itchy in the "silver lace" overlay bra, and not very comfortable.
Appearance-wise... it's funny, because the more Polish bras I buy, the cheaper VS bras look, and the less appealing they look as well. And they are relatively the same price. This was the less practical bra of the few I was considering, but probably the most sexy. I can't get over the cheap appareance of many of their bras lately, but overall I like this one. It has light pink lace cups with a minimal silver foil overlay, same material for the band, and black straps. Yeah, the straps are what did it for me. I had almost this exact bra before with the same pink straps and I didn't like it nearly as much. xD
Overall, I like it, and it will work for now while I'm preparing/waiting for my Comexim order. Read more 668 more words
A lacy, delicate looking bra that is a great alternative for me rather than a plain white bra. The black edging on the lace doesn't show through my shirts, so it's great for wearing with my lighter colored clothing. As usual with VS, the quality and comfort are very high. The band on this bra feels a little firmer than my other 32 band bras from VS. I'll need to wear this one with an extender for the first couple of weeks to give it a little time to stretch out. It might be the lace on the band making it not quite ...as stretchy.
The cups, wires, and gore fit me very well. Not sure yet about the little ring where the strap meets the top of the cup. It hasn't been a problem so far (doesn't seem to dig into the side of my shoulder). I would have preferred if the lace was tacked down at the top edge of the cup. It is only attached at the strap and the gore, and kind of floats over the cup so it moves around a little. The straps are very comfortable and are fully adjustable. Read more 99 more words
My washed out photos do not do this beautiful bra any justice. The color is actually a pale pink/lavender with black lace. So sexy, I love it! It feels very French to me. I was reluctant to try on anything at Victoria's Secret since I know all of their lined bras are molded rather than seamed, and I've had such poor luck in the past with molded cups. Surprise surprise, it fit perfectly and is incredibly comfortable.
The outer edge of the cup doesn't cut into my armpit but still covers everything under there that needs to be in the cup (the ...wires are wide enough for me). This bra is downright cushy and it gives me a nice lifted but rounded profile. The band is firm without being uncomfortable and the straps are some of the most comfortable I've ever felt. They also are fully adjustable. Something I really liked was that the back hook closure had 4 columns of two hooks instead of the usual 3 columns. I'm all for a longer life for this bra, since I plan to get a lot of wear out of it. Read more 93 more words