True-to-fit, but kind-of pointy and doesn't have a super large amount of support. Also, the sides of the cups have kind of shrunk/scrunched up from laundering. To be fair, I think it's made its way through the dryer once or twice before. XD Very full-coverage.
Whimsy makes really attractive and inexpensive bras. This bra is of ok quality. The problem I have with this bra is that the straps do not supplement the support of the band enough. The 32 band is probably not small enough for me because I notice some creeping during the day and the straps do not seem to provide enough support although both feel tight enough. And worst of all, about 1/2 way though the day this bra always begins to itch UGH!! Anyway, looks-wise this is a great bra. Size and fit, not so much for me. While it is a seamed style, the materials and construction just don't seem adequate to support the weight of my breasts without the bra slipping around. Not to mention the cups are just too small, all in all just a bad fit for me. Not to say that any of this is a reflection on the bra itself; just not good for me.
I don't have pictures, but this bra starts out ok, then goes south quickly. Literally. I imagine it would be fine in smaller cup sizes, but there is almost no support. The straps are only half-adjustable, and the wires came out within a month with two out of three of them.
I look almost as though I am not even wearing a bra at all when I have this on. And the band stretched out so that even on the tightest set of hooks, the band is still way too big.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, because it just stretches out in the band and the cups.
This bra is brand new, so I can't speak for its longevity, but at the start, it is firm, snug, and very supporting. The wire and gore shape is like a demi, but this bra gives full coverage. All of the elastic is very firm, and there is elastic not only in the band, but along the edges of the cups. I really appreciate the firm elastic along the outside (armpit) edge of the cups, which makes the bra feel more secure. The elastic along the inside edges has a little more give, and just keeps the lace from popping up or ruffling. The gore is so narrow ...that the wires are almost touching, so no trouble with the center digging into flesh. The cups themselves have a vertical seam, but are also constructed of a stretchy mesh fabric, so I can imagine that heavier breasts wouldn't get much support from it, but for me, it's amazing.
On the down-side, the band seems to run a little small. This 32 stretches to only 31 inches at the moment. It's okay for me, since I add two to my underbust measurement, but if you don't, then you may want to go up a size in this one. The stitching is itchy in one spot near the armpit too, but I may be able to fix that if it doesn't smooth out on its own. Read more 124 more words
The bra is fairly pretty, but it's not very sturdy, the wires are thin and flimsy and the cup seam rises higher than my breasts leaving a weird pucker that telegraphs under shirts. The band is incredibly stretchy, and the measured 20" difference between the band length and the stretched length is not a mistake. I had a friend sew in a piece of ribbon to prevent much of the stretch so that the bra is at least wearable as a backup.
Well, a year later this bra finally sprung a wire. I had been using it as a work-out bra, so I did get some good use out of it before it died. Overall, the construction was fairly poor, but it did last a while longer than I had expected.
This bra did decently well on my evenly full breasts despite being several cup sizes too small at the time of purchase. The lift and shape weren't anything to write home about, but considering it wasn't built for a bust of my size I can't blame it all that much. The design is cute with some striped, sheer mesh trimmed with a chunky black lace. Over time the band and cups stretched out a good deal. It made a great bedtime bra.
Beautiful bra, but acquired before I had both a proper bra fitting and lost weight. Fit okay before, but now there is a lot of gaping at the top and the band is way too large. Very pretty though, and a lovely bra.