This is an incredibly lightweight bra with shaping power. If you can tolerate a 1.1" wide gore and need "better than most" immediate projection, Halo Lace is a great option. Although the cup edge is closed, the lace is stretchy and accommodates size and shape variation. In summer, this would be a dramatic relief to my other, less-ventilated bras.
The flat lace is invisible under thin knits. The shape is rounded and lifted. The straps are peached, soft, and supportive.
Although this band stretched to just over 32", the immediate projection was so good, that the band was significantly long. If I try this again, I'll purchase a 32g. But, this gore width is a definite deterrent.
Not a good choice for close-set, center-full breasts unless you are comfortable with alterations. Otherwise, a fantastic lightweight, readily available bra with excellent immediate projection.
It has a firm band and the elastic feels very soft on the skin. The wires are very flexible and are the first ones that don’t hurt me. Cups are made from elastic lace without seams and has an extra layer of elastic mesh on the sides to push the breasts more to the front.
This is the second Wacoal bra I have tried and the band is so tight. This 32 is the tightest 32 I have ever put on. I can barely get it to hook. Other than that I really like it. I think this is a good fit on my larger side but is too projected for my smaller side. Need to figure out how to manage that.
About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts) * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line) * short roots * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full) * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away) * conical shape (but will squish to round) * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame
Sigh. I thought I could love this in purple and brave the alterations necessary to make the bra comfortable at the gore and underarm. But, after wearing a flex wire bra for four hours and suffering for two days afterward, I give up. I may have a rib out of place. And, the underarm wire rubs it in the most painful way. So, until I visit a physical therapist to move the rib (#3 I think), I'll garden in my wireless Organic Cotton Kindred Bravely. The organic cotton does absorb perspiration very well, but the synthetic, lightweight Halo Lace dries rapidly. Sigh. Can't have it all....yet https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> Meanwhile, here is more data for Bratabase.
This is an amazing, lightweight bra for those who can tolerate wires.
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The color makes me happy, it so pretty, it is a wonderful tone of orange, more like coral. I am a little disappointed, I was so happy when I got this bra, but to tell you the truth the support is not good, it is very stretchy, (I guess that is why I could get away a DD cup) i need a more supportive bra, I do not know if maybe it could be because it is a DD cup, and usually I am DDD, but it fits great, no cuad boob. The straps are ok, they adjust all the way and it has a hook to make it racer back wich is very nice. It is very comfortable.
I don't generally buy unlined bras because of the prominent nipple problem. However, this bra just might have swayed my opinion. I have a pretty projected shape and molded cups are often problematic because they squish my boobs down in unflattering ways. This one fits in all the right places-- the wire sits at the root and it gives nice lift and shape. Appearance only gets a "Good" just because of the aforementioned nipple issue, but this is only an issue with thin tees-- I'll have to find some pasties to deal with it!
Note: the band is initially tight-- it took a couple of weeks before it stopped chafing uncomfortably. I had to fasten it on the very last hooks/ use a band extender. But now that it's stretched, it's a perfect fit all around!