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Lace Affair Contour (853256)

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  1. Update: Upon normal wear, the underwires poke and rub under my arms. Bummer.

    This is a really nice, smooth t-shirt bra. The padding isn’t too thick, but it does tone down the nip poke to a reasonable level, which I love. I also love the color, which is just on the pink side of nude. Pink is my jam! That and the lace on the bottom cup edging and band sold me on it - it keeps it from being too plain and boring.

    The band is slightly less snug than the 34D - Wacoal » Embrace Lace Contour Bra (853291) , which is good for me. ... The inside of the band is also less rough. The gore tacks and the cup edges lie flat. The cup is filled out fine on my larger side, but there’s some slight gapping on the smaller side. I don’t mind it, though - it’s not enough that I feel the need to add anything to that cup. This. bra provides good support, stays put in my IMF, and gives my splayed boobs cleavage and a nice round shape.

    The wires initially seemed fine, although they came up higher under my arms than I’m used to. After wearing it for a few hours, though, the wire channel on my smaller side started to poke my armpit a little. It’s not terrible, but it does interfere with comfort a bit. It would be amazing if bras with different size cups/wires on each side were a thing! This one’s not perfect, but overall a good purchase.

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    Blush colorway

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  2. First of all, this bra is listed as being Forest Green with Gold lace. The actual colors are Teal with Ecru lace. It's a very pretty color combination.
    The cups are a very soft tricot on the inside, and just a very thin layer of traditional foam padding throughout. The stretch satin on the outside feels like it could snag easily on jewelry if you're not careful. The contour cups give a nice rounded profile. Very comfortable! The band is Very snug, and has not loosened up with several months of wear. The straps have a flocking on the underneath side, but the edges felt a little ... rough at first. Not exactly scratchy, but enough to notice when putting it on. That has softened with washing. The placement of the front straps are closer inline with the apex of the cups, which I suspect helps minimize gaping, if you're prone to that. The straps in the back are attached ballet-style, so even someone with narrow shoulders shouldn't have a problem with them slipping. Even though the gore is 1" wide, it is low enough not to interfere with close-set breasts, and yet still high enough to give nice support and the cups have a decent amount of center projection. The wings of the bra are tall enough to prevent side spillage, along with the cups being fairly wide. So not really an issue with underarm tissue not getting into the cups.

    This particular bra was made in Thailand.

    For reference, I am 5'1" tall, average weight, functionally FoB, short but average-width rooted and projected, and I have since purchased several of these in different colors. Only the red one was smaller in the band. The others have all been very consistent.

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    Forest Green/Gold colorway

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    • Hi! I’m considering getting this bra. Also similar shape as you. I see under your "other bras that fit" that you generally go for a 32F - is that 32F UK size? Cos if so, I'm curious why you'd go for the 32DDD (US) and not the 32G (US. I'm a 32F (UK) so trying to decide what size to try.

    • Yes, nowadays I generally go with UK32F (like Panache), or UK32FF (like Fantasie), or US32G (like Wacoal). But this US32DDD model was a few years ago before I changed size, hence the different size.

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  3. Comfortable but moulded cup so can be a gap above the breast.

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    32G

    Fits

    A workhorse of a bra!

    * Stretch satin microfiber outside cups. Plain stretch microfiber inside cups. Thin layer foam bonded to inside, just enough for coverage. The cups have just enough stretch to conform to your shape. Great rounded shape without looking like bowling balls!
    * Very firm wires. Don't flex much at all! Great support! No need to readjust during the day.
    * Gore is nice and low. Stays out of the way of center closeness. The bottom width of the gore matches my IMF perfectly https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />)) Very comfortable, I forget it's there.
    * Limited stretch band. Beautiful lace outside, sheer mesh inside. Has stitched ... "boning" (fabric only) under the arms. Exposed elastic top and bottom of band, but flocked and soft. Ballet back. Great support!
    * Flocked straps are limited stretch. More than 5/8" wide but less than 3/4".
    * Overall design of the bra suits a V-shaped torso so much better than most.

    I have many of these bras, in many colors, for many years. All very consistent in sizing. And they don't stretch out with time!
    There's only two things to say about their wearability. #1: The fabric in the cups do tend to take on deodorant stains more than other bras I've had. (But I've had good success with Shout Advanced Grease Busting aerosol spray). #2: The wire casing and elastic will pill up from friction, probably because of the flocking.

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    Cappucino colorway

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    • Hi! I’m considering getting this bra. Would you say this is better for someone who is FOT? I’m a 32F (UK) which works great for unlined lace bras but have found that for molded bras (only tried one brand to be fair), I had to take 30F and add an extender. I’m FOB, even fullness on top but don’t do well with bras that require FOT. So I’m wondering what size to get. Are you also one cup or band size down for unlined lace bras?

      Also does the seam on the top of the cup show through t-shirts? And are the cups very close to the armpit area/ tail of Spence?

    • I would say, in an ideal world, someone with self-supporting even fullness would get the absolute best fit with the Lace Affair. But it works for me because I am somewhat FoT with settled tissue, so it more or less behaves as if I'm FoB.
      I don't think you'd see much of the seam along the cup edge... it's barely noticeable on me (certainly a lot less noticeable than a 3-part seamed cup). And the outer cups don't bother my Tail of Spence; I think it's a combination of the cups being soft and flexible, the wires are not rigid, and the band is supportive and not too tall.

      As for unlined or lace bras, I really only have one of each because they generally bother my skin (lots of allergies!). But in my unlined bra I could have gone up in the cup and with the lace bra I should have gone down in the band. So the size really depends on the particular bra.
      I hope this helps! :)

    • Thanks so much! :) does this bra have any push up effect at all?

    • You could say there is a pushup effect because it gives nice lift, but there's no push-up padding whatsoever. It's thin (about 1/8") foam throughout. The inside fabric is bonded to the foam and the outer cups are covered with stretch microfiber low-luster satin.

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    32DDD

    Didn't fit

    Gorgeous! I fell in love with beautiful lace design and shiny, satin-y cups, and bought it without worrying about how it's going to fit. Now my measured size is US 30G, but Wacoal didn't have that size so I sister sized up to 32DDD. The band is still very comfortable and snug. Definitely not as tight as most 30 bras, but this band may run a smidge small. The cups are surprisingly deep for a molded bra and have a very spherical shape. I have a little bit of gapping at the top, so someone who is FOT or tall-rooted might like it too. For reference, my own shape is rounded, slightly narrow, average projection w/ immediate projection, close-set. Overall I love this bra, and I wouldn't mind getting another in the future!

    Blueprint Chocolate Brown colorway

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    34G

    Didn't fit

    The bra itself is comfortable and lasts well. It does end up poking my underarms with the out wires by the end of the day of full wearing and I do have a little gap under my breasts in the cup. I have 2 of these as they are the best fit I’ve found that I can comfortably wear for the necessary time.

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    34G

    Didn't fit

    I love how soft and squishy the cups feel. This is definitely the best t-shirt type bra I've found since learning about my new size. However, the band is too big for me and the cups just barely fit, even though they are the biggest cupsize available in this style. If I could sister size, I would, but since that's not possible, I'll happily wear it on the tightest hook while I continue the search.

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    30DDD

    Didn't fit

    Only tried this bra on in store, so I don't have measurements. Cup is a size too small.

    Rose Dust / Angel Wing colorway

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    30D

    Didn't fit

    I've never had any luck with Wacoal bras, although the B.Tempt'd line sometimes works for me. I decided to try the Wacoal Lace Affair Contour bra based on reviews raving about comfort and a rumored TTS band, but unfortunately this didn't work out for me at all.

    First, I've noticed that Wacoal bras run much larger than brands I am used to. I know that Panache tends to run a little larger than Cleo, and Victoria's Secret mainline tends to run a little larger than Pink, but I feel that Wacoal runs significantly larger than B.Tempt'd. While the measurements don't sound ridiculous, the overall effect of ... the bra is almost a size too big. The band is extremely stretchy and rides up, although the unstretched measurement is pretty normal for 30D. The cups are wider, deeper, and taller than normal molded cups of this size. While I can fill out the bottom, the top is pretty empty. Unlike shallow Natori molded bras, this is really rounded, almost like grapefruit halves. This would be best for a truly rounded shape.

    The weirdest part of the fit, however, is the fact that the gore didn't tack completely. I can't remember any other bra in the hundreds I have tried and listed on Bratabase where the gore fit like this, and there's nothing unusual about the measurements or bra construction that should cause this to happen except the fact that the band is too big, and the cups are too big. The gore tacks at the top but the bottom is just floating. Very bizarre.

    I do have to say that as far as a molded t-shirt bra goes, this one is a little more attractive than most. The cups are a soft satin with a subtle sheen (though this fabric snags easily), and the contrast lace is quite beautiful, especially the overlaid portion over contrast mesh used in the wings. There's a leotard back with attractive stitching on the U curve elastic binding, and the straps have a nice ribbon-like texture and are fully adjustable. If this bra fits you, I can imagine it would be a prettier version of a daily basic that's elevated from the utilitarian. However, don't expect a TTS fit if brands like Cleo, Betsey Johnson, B'Temptd, or Natori are what you're used to, unless you are able to size down in both band and cup.

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  10. I've purchased several of Wacoal's Lace Affair in various colors and was excited when I saw this Light Blue color (which I hadn't seen available in the US). It's a beautiful shade of blue...darker than "Baby Blue" but lighter than "Cornflower".
    I have consistently been very happy with the height & width of the gore of the Lace Affair style. Its' shape fits my shape exactly.
    When I've gone up a cupsize for those times of fluctuations I have found the cups/wires (and consequently the straps) get wider rather than the cups getting deeper, proportion wise. So in that sense it's not an ideal bra, since I need more projection rather than width.
    Overall, their quality is spot on and their sizing is usually very consistent (with the exception of the Red, which the band was so short I needed an extender).

    Light Blue colorway

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