It fits in the cups - altough there is slight cutting in, but in this model it is a permanent issue, same thing happened when I tried it on in 65G and the next size. The band is too big, but I will alter it. Found it in a thrift store, so you know - can't complain much https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
this is an incredibly strange feeling bra. its just....odd. i cant quite figure out whats up with the fit, maybe the cups are too large? it feels like, while the band is snug and the cups are technically covering and touching my boobs, its not really making much contact. especially at the outside upper corner and outside of the cup, it feels quite empty. there's not really a feeling of being pushed up or in or anything, its just kind of a nicely shaped boob hat? which i guess works, since my breasts arent heavy or in need of a ton of support, just coverage and a nice ...shape for under a bridesmaid dress. the bra is very firmly molded, so i get the nice round shape that it has under clothes, without my boobs really being a part of the equation. its a bit like wearing a piece of armor, hah! i cant say i enjoy wearing it so far, but it'll hopefully do the job.
im concerned about the band, because ive only been wearing it about 15 minutes so far, and its already uncomfortable. while im standing its not a problem, and feels snug but not strangling, but while sitting it digs into the top of my stomach. its and oddly shaped band in the front, so im not surprised, but i hope if i wear it for a while before the wedding, itll loosen up a smidge there. im going to be doing a lot of sitting down there, and i dont want to feel like im being cut in half.
the cups are quite tall, and when i sit with my arms in front of me (like now when im typing) its especially noticeable how high up in my pits they get. i havent tried it with the dress yet, but i hope its not so tall that it shows! i also can really tell about the empty space, i feel like i could cut the top half of the cup off and it would fit better. i dont have much upper fullness, so i kind of knew going in that strapless bras and i were likely not going to mesh, and im guessing thats why i have so much empty space in there.
all in all, itll do the job, but i probably wont reach for it as a daily wear bra, because its just not worth the awkward feeling of strapless bras. im not really sure how to measure this thing, since i cant discern any wires and its oddly constructed, but i'll do my best! Read more 323 more words
Yeah, you want cleavage? This'll give you cleavage. I thought for sure this would be too shallow for me or would mangle my squishy breasts, but it works like a charm.
My only complaints are:
1) Based on reviews, I expected the band to run tight. I sister sized over from my current 32G to a 34FF. Turns out it wasn't necessary. This feels best on the tightest hook, but dealing with that is better than dealing with international exchanges. So a word of advice: Go to +1 or maybe +2 on this bra, but not +3.
2) I'm short with high-set breasts, so the upper corners are barely ...clearing my armpits. This is more an issue with my body type than the bra itself, but it's worth noting for my fellow hobbits.
3) Why, OH WHY, don't bra companies make wardrobe staples in (lots and lots of shades of) fleshtones? I got stuck with the ivory because it was all I could get in this size, and even on my pasty skin, its going to show under everything--at least at the armpit of the one-shouldered dress I bought it for. What is the POINT of this color?
TL;DR: Thumbs up on the bra, thumbs down on the color, don't go crazy sizing up in the band.
UPDATE: After wearing the bra for a day, it is definitely too loose in the band and too tall at the armpits. In fact, there's now a nice little right-angle crease in the corner of each cup from my arms crushing them down (which went away after washing, but still). Somewhat uncomfortable, but not a deal breaker in the world of strapless for me. I do wonder if a 32G would dig too much. Read more 179 more words
I love this strapless, not only do I stay up but I get awesome cleavage to boot AND it is a molded plunge, so its very versatile. I kind of wish that it came in a 28 band but the 30 is supportive enough, especially if I wear it on one of the inner hooks. It does come up kind of high near the armpits and is really closed off there though, thats the only bad part of the design, I know its made it unwearable for some people though it hasn't been a huge problem for me. The cups don't have underwire but instead have plastic ..."hands" inside the molded foam that work to push you from and center. I don't think the gore is ever really meant to tack on this bra, I think for most people at least it doesn't. I read after I got it that the cups run a size small so I would like to try a size up at some point to see if it is better, but the 30FF works well for me. I have it in the white lace overly color and it is beautiful, it would be a great strapless bra for brides!! Read more 96 more words
I purchased this bra in the black lace colourway brand new from a seller on eBay. The band is a decent fit and overall the bra is not particularly uncomfortable but I otherwise encountered a number of problems with this bra. The cups are too wide, too tall, too separate and too shallow. These are all problems I commonly experience with bra fitting but I found them to be a bit worse in this bra than in other bras. The cups seem particularly tall under the arms which causes the bra to be pushed downwards by my arms. The plastic boning (which is present in place of wires ...in this bra) is too tall under my arms and so it pokes me. The moulding of the cups is very stiff and takes a form which is not compatible with my breasts. In conjunction with the cups being too separate, this creates an "east-west" appearance. The cups curve inwards at the top edge which causes a great deal of cutting in. This issue is probably made worse by the cups being too shallow for me. I would not recommend this bra for people with high-set breasts, projected breasts, or soft breast tissue. It also may not work for those with close set breasts. Read more 101 more words