This bra is just a tad too small. I get ever so slight quadding and ever so slight breast tissue peeking outside the wires. The band is way too big though. Why can't Victoria's Secret make 30A-30D like Aerie does?
This is the bra I got as my one "gratis" bra they give you for free when I first started working at VS, a place that would soon become my own personal extra level of hell. One of their supposed "bra experts" told me (after LOOKING AT THE BRA ON ME) that a 32C push-up was too small and that this one fit better. So I got it. It is waaaaay too big, and feels like I'm walking around wearing an extra set of boobs. Which is kind of awesome, but totally deceptive. I want good cleavage, but not by virtue of the fact that I have mini ...pillows strapped to my chest. This very website has given me hope that such a thing exists and is attainable by (gasp) FINDING A BRA THAT ACTUALLY FITS. which is not something I can accomplish at VS. but I digress. Other than that, if you happen to be the correct measurements for this bra, I imagine it's fantastic. It's very soft, the padding is squishy and wonderful, the straps are self-adjustable, and like the only redeeming characteristic of just about any other VS bra, it looks sexy. Alas, looking sexy isn't enough. Give me my mesh granny ongossamer "bump it!" (what decade are we even in?!) push-up over this any day of the week. Read more 114 more words
This is a very unique bra and i just had to have it!! It has a front closure and the "band" consists of 3 vertical elastic straps, it has a "V" shape in the center of the back with pretty lace. I think its called their "Strappy" or something. Its cute but def digs in after a little bit. But the lift and cleavage are nice. The cups are too small for me but i lile the cleavage it gives.
adding this only for the sake of measurements and pictures- it is from a long time ago when i was still wearing the wrong size. the material is still good and although the band has probably stretched since i wore it, everything looks to be in good shape. i love the effect of the foil lace on the black, and the little black gems on the gore. hopefully re homing this to someone who comfortably wears 36C!
The bra is very pretty and sexy. Perfect for the wow effect. I ordered online with a estimate guess of my size and when arrived I thought it was a little small, but maybe was the push up effect. I never knew my true bra size! I never used this bra (besides trying it on) because I never had a special occasion to wear it. Now that I found out that my true bra size is a 38D, I would like to sell it. I bought the bra with a matching garter (size M/L - I can give measurement if requested) and I would like to sell it with the bra. Both are new, unused and in perfect condition!
disclaimer: i bought this set mainly because its ridiculously pretty, plus purple and silver are my favorite colors. i mean have you seen the high waist garter thong? siiiigh <3 i've tired the Very Sexy line in my 34DD before and not liked it, but this one is constructed a bit differently and is more successful, perhaps because its a Limited Edition run.
The cups are mainly a deep purple covered in purple and silver lace, and the top bit is a smooth silver/grey fabric, much like the other Very Sexy bras. The center of the cups, where they would usually attach to the gore, have been cut away ...slightly and attached a little further back. Instead the lace attaches there, as a sort of peak a boo. you can see in my pictures how the lace comes out farther than the cup as it gets closer to the gore. i like this look, and it doesn't seem to affect how it fits compared to other bras in the line. The have the same issue of not coming up high enough on the sides for me and combined with the cup being mostly padding, i tend to need to readjust during the day because i get a small amount of quad boob. But, its a plunge push up, and i can deal with that since this is more of an "occasion" bra. as always, the padding is very plush and the lining is smooth an nice on the skin.
The band here is where i think it differs the most from other Very Sexy bras. First, its purple mesh with an elastic border. i like that more because it seems stiffer than the really stretchy material usually used, although its definitely still got a lot of give. It doesn't support a ton, and it cuts into me slightly after a time because the border rolls into itself, which i get with the Flawless too (although the flawless is more severe). This is most likely a problem experienced by larger cup sizes and plus sized women like myself. Smoother backs may not get the rolling issue.
I do love how tall the band is! Normally, Very Sexy bands are very thin the whole way round. This has a pretty high wing for Victoria's Secret, about 4.5 inches, and that only shortens slightly around the band. But then, it gets reeeally tiny at the clasp again, so it can be that short 2 hook. In Very Sexy, these are especially small- only an inch high! the dramatic change is probably why i get such rolling, and if this had 3 hooks or even more spaced apart 2 hooks, it would probably be perfect.
The grey/silver straps have a slight ballet back, again different from the usual Very Sexy. they attach higher up because of the wider band, and like all Very Sexy bras have the split strap in front that turns into a single. I always hate them- they roll onto themselves and cut me, especially in my right size of a 34DD, where they're sooo wide! This bra design seems less so, proably because the band designed differently and is firmer so they dont take as much of the weight, but its still annoying and bothers my armpits.i would say that is my number one problem with Very Sexy bras.
Overall, this bra wins for me simply because its so pretty. Its a fun time bra more than anything, since i cant wear it under shirts with the embroidery or out for a normal day because i need to readjust. But for a special occasion or when i need some cleavage, this is a go to. Sometimes i just want something pretty and say to heck with fit! if you have breasts that arent so wide, you probably wont have the side boob issue like myself, and on a smaller frame who needs less band support i imagine this would look awesome. Read more 556 more words