Ah, the dreaded VS. They sent me coupons somehow and I decided why not. The saleswoman measured me as 32C, and as far as I knew back then, she was on the dot because it was so refreshing wearing a new non-stretched bra. I've since scoured through the resources on ABTF and learned this is not true, but at least she used underbust and overbust measurements only, and I'm blessed with a pretty average build not that far off from the matrix.
Finally, a push-up that actually pushes up. I didn't think it was possible for someone my size to get butt cleavage but here we are. On the ...other hand, I can't tell if this is actually just a bad fit squeezing my breasts together. Everything is, as best as I can put it, mostly right. Like, so many slightly wrong things that aren't wrong enough to warrant changing sizes or getting rid of the bra. I quadboob on my bigger side, but it's hardly noticeable even to me. The band is stretchy and rides up over the course of the day, but feels pretty snug otherwise. The gore doesn't tack, but it's only like 7mm off. The wires are technically too narrow and don't cover all my tissue, but I have firm tissue that's mostly up front already so nothing gets poked. If I have any real complaints, it's the itchiness of the hook and eye part. Ye gods is it annoying to keep reaching back there. Read more 140 more words
When I saw that VS' "Pink" line had finally expanded their size range to include us DD+ girls, with the availability of the 32DDD in the "Wear Everywhere" models, I was ecstatic!!! Not only that, but that it was on sale online for only $12.99?!?! I couldn't pass it up!! For months I've been contemplating whether or not to give the DD a try before I realized my size was even an option, but I knew it would be too small. I seem to be stuck in between the 2 sizes. The DD fits me perfectly everywhere, the wire width is to the tee, the straps are perfectly ...placed and the band is always just snug enough and tighter than the DDD (oddly enough). But the DD lacks the depth and projection I need that I can get in the DDD, where the cups are too wide and the band a bit looser.
I had first tried the "Wear Everywhere" line in the "Lightly Lined" 34DD...almost perfect, except for the very loose band. I had intentions of altering the band but never got around to it and have since sold it https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Kind of regretting that now, it would've made for the perfect everyday bra! So I figured I would get a much nicer, snugger, fit in my usual 32DDD...not so much. I'm perplexed. This bra is just a very awkward fit on me. It reminds me of how my Parisa Fe push-ups fit...almost like the bulk of the bra was on the outer sides of my boobs, if that makes any sense. Too wide and too shallow. For a DDD, the depth of the cups that I measured on this is equivalent to most of my VS DD push-ups!! I'm not sure what it is, I think the padding might be a bit too excessive in the wrong places? I don't really know. But I'm getting lots of quad boob, and the cups just seem ginormous when I have the bra on. It also reminds me of when I tried the Bombshell in a DD, just too much padding and my boobs sort of pushed the bra down and out to the sides, while the bra tried pushing my boobs up! Haha! But I DO like the placement of the straps, and how they are adjustable to be worn as a racerback. They are oddly long tho, but I was able to tighten them up to make them work. And the straps do seem a tiny teensy bit thinner, like a cm thinner than most of their other bras. I'm just curious if maybe I would do better in the "Lightly Lined" model instead or even trying the DD in the "Lightly Lined" (as the 34DD one I tried seemed to have a decent amount of padding as well). Ugh, I'm trying to decide if I should return it or exchange it or just say screw it, and hold onto it.
ALL of the awkward fit issues asides, it gave a pretty decent shape under a tank!!! I was actually rather shocked! My girls looked pretty darn good. Lol! It gave a nice full, rounded, lifted look. I added a couple pics to show how well this looked under my shirt, and I really couldn't even see the quad boob! So strange. But I def recommend trying this one on before buying. Or better yet, trying a FEW different sizes on, in both the push-up and the lightly lined models, to see which works best for you. I've tried out over 50+ bras from VS over the past several months, and if anyone knows their size and what works best with each model it's this gal right here. But this one really threw me for a loop!!! Lol! Read more 527 more words
This was my favorite pushup until the edges of the cups started curling outwards. Now you can see the outline easily through pretty much all of my shirts, but it's my only nude bra so I've been wearing it anyway. I wonder if it's because I don't hand wash. It's too big for me but it's still pretty comfy. Would recommend if you're getting the right size and take better care of it than I have.