Normally I wouldn't buy a VS bra, but I found this basically brand new in a thrift store for $1.50 and couldn't pass it up. It's a non-wired padded cup bra with lace detail on the cups. It has four colums of clasps which is nice and right now I'm on the second from the loosest. I usually need shallow cups, but wow, these are super shallow, bu they work for me, actually give me a bit of cleavage. The band is snug and the material is soft so it doesn't dig in or itch. The straps are non-stretch in the front and ...not full length adjustable and I can't shorten them quite enough as I'd like, but they are convertible so I can criss-cross them in the back and then strap length is no longer an issue. I recently wore the bra on an international flight, so I had it on for close to 24 hrs and it remained surprisingly comfortable and I wasn't looking to rip it off in the bathroom in the middle of the flight, which I have done before https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 89 more words
Well...it's hard to say whether it "fits," exactly, since this is basically a band and some straps attached to two slightly concave pillows and that means there IS no space in the bra to fill or not fill - but the cleavage is to die for, and I bought it for exactly that reason, so this is perfect! Fellow cosplayers take note. It arrived in excellent condition as promised, yay bratabase bra swaps!
It's one cup volume down from my proper size, but I like it better than my former cleavagey go-to - the 32B b'temptd b'wowed - because this shifts around WAY less when I wear it, is less stiff and doesn't cut in under the arms.
I love this bra!! I have shallow, wide, FOB breasts and usually struggle to find a bra that doesn't gape at the top of the cup. I've learned that demi bras are great for me. Apparently, I'm actually a 30C/30D, but I can often wear VS in 32C on the middle hook. The underwire of this bra is perfect on me - it gives great support, shape and cleavage. Even more impressive given that it's unlined!! Haha this gives me hope that I can find other lacy unlined (or quarter cup) bras that will look good on those of us with small breasts - does anybody have any recommendations?
I never thought in a million years I would like Victoria's Secret, let alone have become slightly obsessed with their bras.
Let me set the scene. I live in the UK. I discovered my "true" size approx 3 years ago, going from a 34D to a 30DD. I now wear a 30E or F usually. My impression of VS up until the last month was solely based on other people's experiences from reading about bad fittings and company attitudes on online blogs and seeing their somewhat irresponsible advertising and imagery which very much does not appeal to me. I went to Birmingham a couple of months ago where ...they had a VS store, and I figured I go in and have a look around, hoping to have a giggle at the nasty diamante encrusted push up tack and feel smug about how supportive the bra I was wearing was. However, my plan failed when I saw a couple of unlined bras I really liked (basically the only two unpadded items in the shop!). I tried one style in a 32DDD (E UK) and the other style in 32DD. The fit was really pretty good...and those designs and materials were gorgeous. Anyway, I promptly left after deciding I couldn't let myself be sucked in and the fact they're like £40 a go meant this was not a decision I wanted to make quickly. On my way back home to my home town of Bristol, I had a vague recollection a VS was opening...and googled it to find it had already opened, 5 mins walk from where I work! So anyway to cut a long story short I have been lurking in the shop more than it is healthy trying to find the two unlined bras in a 32DD as they NEVER have them in stock. Eventually gave in and ordered online (!!! madness) and then they stuffed up the order and sent me this bra instead of the other style I ordered (I also ordered this bra in light blue which actually fits slightly differently to this one!). BAH!!!
But - this bra is a great fit on me. I measure 30.5 underbust and was worried this may be too big as it is my first 32 bra. However I wore it comfortably on the loosest hook today although think I will definitely be utilising the others fairly shortly as fully stretched this does measure 32 so is true to size. There are 4 sets too which I'm pleased about. For me this design is KILLER! It reminds me very much of my Parfait Caroles except this guy has a gorgeous crochet over the lower boob part rather than lace. The upper cup is a thin mesh. The main difference between this and Carole (and what made me desperate to try this) is that this is a plunge - there is barely a gore in that it doesn't even really come up between my boobs. Sometimes the high gore on my Caroles irritates very very slightly, so to have such a similar design without that one teeny failing is AWESOME! The wires on this are slightly narrower I think, another slight reservation that I had, but I actually think this wire follows my natural breast root better than any other bra. It is very comfy and materials so soft. With no visible seams and no labels the band's interior and exterior are both completely smooth. For all VS's advertising bullshit, they seem to make some smart choices with the designs of their items. Another one is that although the straps are only half adjustable (as they get wider from the top of the shoulder down to the cups), you can detach them at the back and make them into a crossover back. I haven't tried this yet, but it's a great way to provide an alternative/racerback way to wear as well as making the half adjustable issue more wearable for more petite ladies.Smart, huh?
Time will tell with this one how good the quality is and how quickly the band stretches out. If these two factors hold up though, this might be a bra I basically buy in every colour.
Whilst VS have some clear failings, they've pleasantly surprised me in many ways so far. I must say I do feel slightly ashamed of this blossoming love but it's also pretty awesome to have a shop in my city that sells beautiful things that fit me well (albeit at a rather inflated price). Arghh I feel like I'm selling out the large cup community and am battling slightly with my initial judgements of the company and how I feel now. But yeah, great bra if you fit in the size range! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Read more 700 more words
My first push up since getting my BA that actually works well (and is comfortable)! All is perfect except the cups are a tad too small for me. If my boobs werent very firm I would definitly get a quadboob - however since the point of this bra is to get a vavavoom push up look - I love it https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
This bra is mildly uncomfortable. It feels like the underwire is cutting into my rib cage. I thought the band might be too tight...but then it has the classic symptom of riding up slightly in the back, although it passes the 2 finger test on the smallest hook. Photos sure illuminate problems...I notice it creates "armpit fat" which doesn't exist when not wearing the bra. I am pretty sure the size is just wrong for me. It's one of the only 32C bras I own - most in that size are just too big all around. I thought this fit well when I bought it though.
I used ...to think of this as a good fitting bra because 1) the band feels more fitted than most 32 band bras I own 2) the center gore actually lies flat against my chest 3) my boobs don't spill out the top, but there is also no gapping 4) It is flattering in that it's not padded, but I still appear full-ish with it. That is a rarity for non-padded bras and me.
I realize now it is ill-fitting because 1) the underwire cuts into the sides and my breast tissue spills out in the arm pit area 2) it relies too much on the straps for support 3) the band rides up a little & it's on the smallest hook. The photo really shows it does not lift me as much as it could, nor contain all of my breasts.
I like the style. I find demi-cups flattering. The lace & bright yellow color makes this hard to wear under much though. The quality seems nice, but then I don't wear it too often, and I think it's only been washed twice.
*EDIT* - Okay I edited this to say that I tried the "scoop" with this bra, where you smoosh your "armpit fat" back into the cup where it belongs, and my bra cup seriously overfloweth, creating the dreaded quadra-boob effect. So I am revising this to say, no, the cups don't fit at all; my boobs just tend to spill out the sides instead of the top, probably due to their teardrop shape. I also pulled the band down to where it should sit (it doesn't ride up a lot; just an inch or so), and when I did that it was very clear there is an extra inch of band length I don't need. When I pinch the band tight, the cups also become obviously too small. Read more 307 more words
This bra is pretty nice. I ordered it in the pink dot print, and was disappointed that the pattern didn't really look the same as it did on the website. The top is this kind of weird thick lace material (can't really describe it) that is not itchy, but it shows up under thinner shirts. The underwire is kind of poky under the armpit and it gives me kind of a square shape, but overall I really like this bra.
This bra is surprisingly well-made. I liked everything about it except the cross-back straps. The 32D was a better fit in the cup height and gave me more support, but the cups on the 32DD were more comfortable. A 30DD/30DDD would probably have been idea, but this bra doesn't come in a 30-band. Full review of this and the gin floral colorway on my blog https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
This bra is surprisingly well-made. I liked everything about it except the cross-back straps. Full review of this bra and the gin floral colorway on my blog https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
It's been a while since my last review, sorry! I expected to hate this bra - I mean, Victoria's Secret and I don't exactly have the best history - and while it didn't work out for me because of the strap configuration (ugh, cross-back, why?!), it definitely did the job of a lightweight sports bra. In my size range, I would say it could double as medium support. If only size consistency and range were improved, I would recommend this sports bra as a lightweight option. Full review of two colorways on my blog https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
What a pretty bra! I got this in the purple marble, and I love the contrasting coral straps and trim! I tried it on with one of my fav t-shirts that's a very pale pink color (and always hard to find just the right color bra to wear with so that it doesn't show thru) and it was perfect! Couldn't see it at all! There were virtually no seams or "show-through" of any kind! Just a teensy bit of the cup's edge. And it's super soft and comfy https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
The main thing I love about this bra is the ballet back on the ...band, felt pretty tight for a 32 (which I desperately need) and the u-shaped back makes it even better. Felt secure without the band riding up my back. And the straps are fully adjustable and can be cross-crossed in the back. The cups are soft and not stiff (like they somewhat are in their "Pink" Wear Everywhere line). There is a tiny bit of padding, more of a "bump" along the wire, for a little uplift but it's def not a padded push-up. The wires do seem too wide for me, as they usually are in the 32DDD but I know I'd be falling out of the DD. The wires came too far out under my armpits. And the gore wasn't tacking at all, it feels like the cups are a tad too far apart for my boobs https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I felt the urge to keep pushing the gore down. Guess I could try taking in the gore a bit but I don't wanna ruin the bra. But if I keep it where it needs to be without scooping and swooping too much, I actually get a nice, smooth line along the edge of the cup without any quad boob! Yay for no quad boob!
Overall, this bra gives a terrific shape under t-shirts, as do just about all VS bras for me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> It gives a very nice, smooth, seamless, rounded, lifted shape without all the padding and mega cleavage! Despite the fit not being the greatest, I can def still wear this bra and plan to https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> Perfect t-shirt bra if you're looking for a seamless look without feeling minimized or flattened, but don't need all the cleavage and extra padding!
UPDATE: So I wore this bra ALL day, still have it on now, slept in it last night, super comfy!! This bra is def gonna be one of my new favs https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> It's perfect for when I want something with a little more coverage and I'm not spilling out of it, afraid my nipples are popping out! It has just the right amount of lining/padding, very thin but not too thin (kind of like VS Body but not as soft). The back of the band stayed where it was supposed to and I didn't have to keep tugging at it! Def a keeper https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
SECOND UPDATE (Lol): So I decided to hang onto this bra and I haven't really worn it much. It's been sitting in the VERY back of my bra "line-up" in my bra drawer. I was curious to see how it fit since I haven't worn it that recently. And the girls have changed a little (I do have implants and they've seemed to settle a bit more since I first bought this bra). I was amazed! I can not believe how well this bra fits!!! I'm SO GLAD I held onto it! It fits like a glove now! I was NOT expecting such a perfect fit! No more orange in a glass effect or quad boob! It's like second skin https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I added a few more pics that I just took which are more recent and the differences are pretty clear (to me anyway). Now I want to go get some more in all the different pretty colors!!! This is such a fantastic, pretty summer t-shirt bra!!! Read more 588 more words
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.
Well, it's obviously much too small, both band and cup, but I *love* the incredibly dramatic, bounteous boobs effect! I have a couple of tops that actually work great with this bra, but I'd really like to find one that actually fits that gives me a similar look. I also like that the straps are way far apart (good for the wide neckline) and that the cups are cut low and almost horizontal (good for the low-cut square neckline).
Anyway, 'tis not a bra that I normally wear. It's only for those occasions that are ridiculously silly and oh-so-much fun. *laughing* And I wouldn't be caught dead wearing this without clothes. Not a pretty sight.
I own three of these, in hot pink, aqua and black. I should really just give them away to a good home.
Band too loose even at tightest hook and cups too small. Slight quadboob after swoop and scoop. After wearing a while, boobs migrate back into wings and do not fill cups. Covering on front of cup wrinkles easily.
I normally don't fit well in Victoria's Secret bras unless I take in the band at the sides/back, and also the center front gore. This is a bra I tried when it first came out and it did not fit right at all. But I was in VS yesterday and asked if they had 32DD in stock (normally they don't even carry 32C in my area, nevermind in D or DD) and luckily there was one, so I tried it on and it fit pretty good (they must have changed the shape because this one fit much better and it was the same size I had tried a ...year ago). The only reason I like VS bras is because they are really comfortable! They might be loose in certain areas, but it's nothing a little needle and thread won't fix. They're slightly cheaper - price wise - than Panache and Freya, not that great of a size range, but their fabrics and elastics hold up much better than those 2 brands, in my opinion.
Mine is the DD cup, so there is a sliver of padding at the bottom of the cup. It really is just a subtle uplift. I don't look any different in it than I do the Freya Deco (minus the fact this one sits a little lower in front). The cup itself is a bit more than just lightly lined, about 1/4" thickness at the center of the cup, which tapers to 1/16" at the tops of the cup. Great for no show-through. The straps are fully adjustable, with rhinestone detailing on the fronts. The center gore is about the same width as my size 28 bras, so it's better than most in this size at keeping you front and center. I realize it's 2 full band sizes bigger than what I should be wearing but for some reason, certain styles from VS run a little smaller in the band than other styles and brands. Read more 221 more words
Mission: Fight my way through the semi annual sale crowd and see if any Victoria's Secret bras work for me. I do enjoy some of their panties so I'm there either way. After some digging through bras I started to go by feel - I know their padded bras aren't going to work for me since I need that space in the cups. And most of their bras are super padded, so this quickly narrowed things down.
The result: This bra
This bra definitely doesn't have enough cup depth for me, but I like it pretty well. Similar fitting bras from other brands become uncomfortable due to the too shallow/too ...small fit, but this one is pretty comfy and provides a good shape. The cup is open enough on top that there is minimal cutting in on the tissue that doesn't fit in the cup.
This bra does make me realize the quality of other bras that I take for granted. After about a month of wearing 2-3x a week, this one is looking a faded along the wire and armpit areas. Meanwhile my beige Wacoal bras are hardly faded after 8+ months.
I would never pay full price for a VS bra, but they have pretty good sale prices so I would recommend exploring if you can sister size into their sizes. Plus, they're everywhere online for cheap - though being able to try them on makes it way easier. Read more 130 more words
This is my absolute favorite bra! It fits me so well and makes me feel comfortable, confident, supported, and sexy. It's almost everything I've ever wanted in a bra. My only criticism is that the straps don’t hold their positions for long causing them to loosen and need to be readjusted a few times a day. I can easily get the straps fixed/replaced so I don't think of that as a major issue. I wish this bra was still available!