I bought this at a bra store where they'd altered the band to a size 30, but the customer never came to get the bra. So on the tag it's a 32D, but essentially, they altered it to a 30DD. I LOVE this bra. It's so comfortable and supportive. It's definitely a full coverage cup, so it contains well when bending/stooping etc at work as a nurse or home (small kids and livestock). The wires are a bit wider than some D or DD cups, which is nice for wider roots. I'm hoping to find something very similar with a slightly lower cup because this might be too high for some scoop neck tanks in the summer.
I was wrong when I bought this bra at Nordstrom back in 2012.It felt great in the fitting room I Thought. But at home I realized the cups were not right for my boob shape . The bra is well made. I'm sure it would work for someone else.
I tried out the Wacoal Alluring bra, because even though it seems rather boring in appearance (beige! full coverage! yawn!), it looked vaguely similar in shape to Wacoal's Inspiration model, which I love as a comfort bra. However, upon closer inspection, beyond the full coverage aspect, the two models are nothing alike.
When I first put on this bra, I noticed right away that I had to use the tightest hooks for my desired fit. So far that has been unusual with me for Wacoals in a 32 band. Usually they are snug enough that I can use the loosest hook (leading me to think that Wacoal bands ...run tight, because I'm in between band sizes). Anyway, I arranged my boobs in the bra and studied how they looked in it. Not bad. A little… retro, what with the seams and the full cups and the beige everywhere. The texture pattern is a nice touch, I suppose. My boobs were definitely lifted and separated, and felt fully supported.
I moved around some and that's when I felt it. OUCH, right in my sternum. It was sneaky, because I didn't notice it at first. But then after a while, the gore seemed like it was frantically trying to burrow its way into my chest. So much for lounging around or sleeping in this thing! A shame really, because the rest of the wires followed the outlines of my shallow breasts quite nicely (much like the Inspiration), even up into the armpit area. And once they got into the armpits, there was no breast tissue trying to sneak its way out!
Upon measuring, I realized the Alluring had the longest underwires I've encountered on my recent bra fitting adventures: 13 inches. It was also the first bra to give me stabbing gore issues. Lop an inch off each underwire, and it probably would have worked! The rest of the bra was quite comfortable, and I would've considered the comfort level marked down as "excellent" if it wasn't for that. Read more 228 more words
Iam in love with unlined bras!! This one is so comfortable, unlike many reviews I read, the fabric does not feel scratchy at all, it is very soft, the straps adjust all the way and are made of a really soft material, the band is very comfortable and has three hooks. The shape this bra gives is really something... Because of the way the cups are made it gives amazing lift, in front placement and a very natural shape, not so round but not pointy either, it is just amazing, I love it, it is a full coverage bra wich I really like The only down with this bra is that the beautiful pattern of the fabric that the bra is made of, shows trough almost every light colored shirt I have, but other than that, this is pretty much the perfect bra!!
The bra: Three part side-support construction, fabric is spotted pattern and has a really pretty sheen, top of cup has an elasticized edge. The straps are wide, non-stretch and wider set than other Wacoal models.
The fit: The band fit well, the cups were a bit large and the straps a bit wide. We will try this one again in a smaller size.
This is a pretty nice bra, even though it is a little big in the cups for me. The fabric is all mesh and breathes wonderfully and does not show under clothes despite being textured. The detailing on the top of the bra cu can be seen under some tight tops, but otherwise is fine.
Straps and hardware (metal) are well made and hold adjustments well. One thing to note is that if you have lower breasts the straps may not adjust long enough for you as I have them ratcheted down and I have high boobs. The straps are not padded, but are cushy and stay put on ...even my narrow shoulders. The front attachment points are a little wide for me, though not as bad as the Freya Deco which really cuts the front of my shoulders/arms.
The wires are VERY long in the front of this bra and are very firm so there is n give. This would be fine for someone with a longer torso/lower boobs, but it just comes up way to high for me to comfortably wear on a regular basis or with regular buttondown shirts and even some conservative t-shirts.
The fabric is well made though is prone to stretching due to the breathable nature. The cups stretch quite a bit, so this bra would be good as a slack bra to wear when the boobs can't make up their minds what size they want to be. These cups are too big for me by about a size and a half, but I am thinking of removing the underwires since the rest of the bra would make a wonderful sleep bra.
If you have lots of tissue at the top of your chest beware--the top line of the bra cup may try to cut you across the tissue. It already is trying to cut on me and I am actually too small in the boob for the cup size (I took a chance on a $10 closeout sale).
Overall a good bra, even though it does not fit me as well as I would like. Read more 241 more words
Because it's a cut-and-sew bra (three-part cup), not a T-shirt bra, this bra is great at preventing jiggling and keeping the girls front and center. I have a short waist, but the side seam boning doesn't poke me. (It can, however, get a little stiff and uncomfortable by the end of the day.)