The first thing I noticed about this bra is that it is very comfortable. I haven't had too much luck with Wacoal bras in that usually the material is too scratchy and depending on the model, my breasts end up kind of squished and separated rather than lifted but brought closer together. Often I've found the cups to be too narrow, but that may have been because I was trying on the wrong size. I really want a bra to get up on there in the armpit area and this model does just that. The underwire is longer than what I'm used to, but the gore does not stab ...me in the sternum. My breasts seem perfectly encased in smooth deep purple fabric. I'm not going to lie you: I probably petted my breasts for a couple of minutes after I put this on, so entranced was I by this smooth fabric. I love the deep purple color, too! However, this is no cleavage enhancing bra. It does the job of separating and containing my boobs, so I have put this in the category of being a practical full coverage bra rather than a ~*sexy*~ bra. I haven't tried sleeping in it yet (because I normally don't sleep in bras) but I have tried exercising in it (push-ups, crunches, hand weights). I didn't experience any weird pinching, and the bra didn't ride up, shift or stab me in the sides. One thing I noticed is that when I lie flat on my back, the bra keeps my boobs contained. This never happened with my old (pre-new-measurements) bras! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_surprised.gif" alt=":o" /> Another observation I made is that the band is tighter than what I am used to in a 32 band. Not that this is a bad thing! I measure at 31, so I like to try out 30s and 32s, and most 32s I have to put on the second tightest or tightest hook. I don't have to with this bra, so I have a feeling a 30 band would suffocate me lol. In conclusion: if you have bottom-heavy, spread out breasts like mine, even if you have had poor luck with Wacoals in the past, give this bra a try. Read more 264 more words
Very pretty and comfortable bra, i like the lining and the detailing. I bought it in a 32G when my measured size is 32FF, was still too small in the left cup. Gore doesn't sit quite flat. But it is comfortable.
I would not usually wear a 32 ddd, but the cup shape works so well with broader, flatter breasts that the larger cup size actually works beautifully and fits better than some smaller cup sizes. The cup is not too pointy in shape and is made of very soft, satiny fabric. My only complaint is that the upper part of the cup sometimes digs into the upper breast/armpit area. The judicious use of lace on the straps and wings combined with smooth fabric cups allow for a discrete yet embellished look.
(Sorry, no measurements. No tape measure with me.)
= Could fasten band, but super snug. Less snug after sw/scooping, but the cup was too small and squashed everything. Wacoal website gives sizing according to +4, so maybe their bands reflect that. = Cup way too small overall, but stretchy and very comfortable fabric. After sw/scooping, there was quadboob, but I could tuck some of it under the very stretchy cup? The cup seemed way too high on me. Again, probably made for someone way taller than I am, or at least someone with a longer torso or taller boobs. = Wire small for me. Didn't seem to stretch out of shape, even with too snug band pulling on it.
I think I might fit into a 36/38 H/I or higher in this brand. I will try them on if I come across any.