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The Great Amazon Prime Wardrobe Try-On, Pt 2!
My shape: FOB, narrow roots/shoulders, soft tissue, 32G (though I'm thinking maybe more 30G since a lot of these 32 bands are too stretchy for me!)
Fit: Ok, when they say "Retro Chic," they certainly mean it. Though this bra fits me technically, it's not my ideal shape at ALL. It's VERY POINTY! If that's the shape you are going for, this works perfectly and fits true to size. This would work really well if you are trying to get a 50's style, or wearing a 50's costume or something.
The cups and gore are very tall.
Appearance: My first thought when trying this ... one was, "Oh man, this is a granny bra." (No offense to any grandmas on here!) It kind of is, but I feel that way about beige bras in particular. (They are a necessary evil as far as I'm concerned; if I didn't need one badly to wear under white shirts, I wouldn't own one at all!) It's sort of plain, with beige lace all over the cups. There's a tiny bow with a gem at the gore.
Overall: This is really comfortable, but I definitely wouldn't wear it out unless in a poodle skirt costume or something.
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 Flag this
I wore this bra for years, albeit with an extender since it starts out so tight. It's good as full coverage bras go, aside from the ridiculously tight band. My primary complaint is the height of the gore and neckline, both of which really restrict the sort of neckline I can wear (this may just be a full-coverage thing). It has amazing projection for the size. The wires seem to be about right, maybe a tiny bit small at the most. I ultimately ditched this bra because I sustained a pectoral injury somehow, and the high armholes aggravated it. (Months later, the injury is still there, so this bra is still not an option.)
Updated on Feb 12, 2014 Flag this
This and another Wacoal are new bras for me. I purchased them at Bella Intimates in Rye, NH. For both bras (I'll enter the other later, I don't know what it is right now), the wires seem thicker and stiffer than other bras I've recently bought or tried. Also, they seem to be more of a deep U shape with the tops of the U aligned, while other bras I've tried recently are more of a wider U and the tops are not necessarily at the same height. This one seems to be like the other where the tip of the wire under the ... arm presses into my body a bit more than I'd like. I was able to wear the other bra all day, though it left a red mark in that spot on each side. I think this one will be the same.
This one is snugger than the other Wacoal, and Shelley at the shop said it is some sort of fabric (I forget what sort) that will ease after some wear. It's comfortable enough on the loosest hook, though we'll see how the day goes. It was hard to measure this bra unstretched as the band curves a lot. The 24 inch unstretched measure was sort of the midpoint. It stretches out much more "flat", so it's easier to see where the measure begins and ends. You can see that in one of the detail pics. Both ends are like this.
Today is my first day wearing it. I will DEFINITELY be snipping the tag out of this bra, it is irritating. I used to wear another Wacoal (in the wrong size) and always snipped the tags on those too. Seems to be a different material than, say, the Fantasie bras.
The bra itself is pretty enough, but not "cute". It provides somewhat more forward projection than others I've had recently.
Updated on Jun 24, 2012 Flag this
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Added on Nov 06, 2015