This bra is said to run generous in the band, which I didn't find immediately, but after some months I was fastening it on the tightest hook. Perhaps I need to go down a back size?
I have wide, high-set, shallow-profile, separate breasts. This bra held them up (almost straight up) and was the most comfortable plunge bra I've tried. No poking, no quadra-breast. Rounded cups fit amazingly. The mold gives nipple modesty (yes, modesty in a plunge bra!).
Edit: after several months of ownership I will again attest to the stretchiness of the band.
The bra is padded, and there’s one vertical seam in the middle. This pushes the breasts into it, and thus gives a forward and projecting shape, moreso than anything else I have tried. The band is continuous, offering good support despite having a thin band with only two hooks. Straps are halfway adjustable in the back. In the front they are much wider and a soft satin, though I don’t think I’d call them padded.
The band is on the tight side and the cups are open at the top. I’m shallow profiled, so I don’t easily get Marie Antoinette cleavage, but this bra does a heck of a good job. Some days there is a little gap at the top, but if I attempt to put all my migrated tissue into the bra it’s an excellent fit. If you’re between sizes, order up a band. The straps adjust short enough for me (often a concern) and the satin is comfortable, although wide.
Short version- Like the standard Porcelain, the band is not continuous, and the cups are seamless and molded. The contour material is a good deal thinner than an EM plunge or Freya Deco or padded half-cup, which has its ups and downs (feels lighter, but less nipple modesty). Fully adjustable straps!
This bra stays in place during the day, and I had only a bit of spillage towards the middle after several hours (so far true of all plunge bras I’ve tried, because my tissue is on the soft side). The band is what I would call an ‘average’ 32, does not come up tight as many Panache bras do, ...but not as stretchy as the Freya bras I’ve worn. The straps did not seem as widely set as the standard Porcelain, but one’s mileage may vary. The cups fit just right in a 32G (what I wear in the majority of bras).
There is fabric at the bottom of the cup where it doesn’t curve out at all, but this seems to be the design to provide support. It didn’t feel like the orange-in-a-glass effect which I get with some bras that have very little room at the bottom of the cup. The fabric doesn’t fold over, just tacks against the skin. It may not be for everyone, but suited me just fine and was calibrated for the appropriate size.
Smooth and sleek, this works great for me under fitted or knit tops. The Porcelain Plunge doesn’t give my breasts a ton of lift or projection, but the shape is pretty round and front-and-center. Read more 155 more words
I generally don't work too well with cut-sew bras because they give me a cone shape. However, I decided to give this a try and was pleasantly surprised. I still get some east-west projection, and the cup is sometimes a tiny bit small (leading to a slightly odd shape under my clothes). A larger cup could lead to wrinkles, though. I suppose it depends on the time of the month! I'll try this in a larger size next time I order.
This is amazingly pretty and detailed. I wear a lot of close-fitting non-ribbed tops in summer, and the seams on this tend ...to show through.
As for comfort, it supported various activity and moving in funky positions. Band is quite snug but stretches right out. I feel like the gore presses the sternum more than other bras I have, but I got used to it.
Oddly, sometimes the bra fits just fine when I put it on, and the breast tissue migrates around to create a muffin-top after several hours. I am wondering if this is due to the wide underwires, other placing of the seams, or the softness of my breasts. Read more 91 more words
Tiffany is a plunge bra with very little coverage and a wide center gore, which can make it a puzzling fit. The inside is lined with cotton which makes the cup extra comfy. Each cup has one vertical seam. However, I didn’t feel supported in a 32G because the band ran quite loose- I could do up the back easily on the tightest hook. When I did that it looked pretty good, but it wouldn’t last, as I felt unsupported. Since I have soft tissue I wonder if I’d fall into the middle after a few hours, although the bra provided good lift for my separate breasts. This ...is a tricky shape, I think, and the bra isn’t made in 30GG so I simply returned it.
The black satin has a lovely sheen all over the bra, around to the back of the band, and the hooks are a contrasting metal color. A big gauzy bow adorns the gore, which I’d remove as it seems less sophisticated than the rest of the bra. One front seam is a cup seam, but there are two additional satin seams on the front that aren’t part of the construction, which I think looks retro. Read more 92 more words
Stretch lace on top is great. Band runs tight, bra is somewhat shallow. The fabric feels amazingly silky. The side support pushes the breasts forward but not as far as Panache Jasmine (6951). Also, the non-lace proportion of the cup is larger, so I feel better supported.
Despite saying I get quad-boob in this, it actually usually fits. There's a piece of elastic tape or something at the top of the lace which can cut in (and the lace above it does not). If I could get rid of it the bra would fit perfectly.
Band: The bra has a very very stretchy band. If you are between band sizes, go down one and up a cup size, although if you’re borderline you may not need to go up a cup size. The black color tends to run larger in my experience. I have owned Decos in four band sizes (changing weights over the years), and they all stretched out very quickly within a month or so, with the exception of a 32FF in Pistachio (fashion color, no longer available). The front part of the band is continuous and curved, and edged in odd scallop detail (see straps).
Straps: Pretty ugly- wide slightly ...scratchy-looking elastic with detailing on the side looks as if it were supposed to be scallop-inspired. I’m not sure why this is, but the straps are fully adjustable, which means I’ll take pretty much any weird detailing they will throw at me.
Cups: It’s cut so that women like me who are full on the bottom and sides are accommodated, perhaps due to the way the plunge is constructed? The wires come up high on the side, which is great for trying to reverse migrated breast tissue. There’s also a decent amount of space between the cups and it pushes my separate breasts a little closer together, so it might be a bit much for ladies who have very close-set breasts. The shape is stupendous for me, as everything was held pretty much straight up. The mold gives nipple modesty and shapes well.
Freya and Fantasie bras do not tend to fit me well because they size for a rounder or fuller at the middle breast. I usually cannot fill the point of the cup and there is space or it wrinkles, and then the bra cuts into my breast tissue at the top if I size down. The Deco is an exception- probably my favorite bra that I’ve ever found. I’ve found I can get a fold at the bottom of the cups during the beginning of the bra’s life when the fabric is pretty stiff. I’m told this is because my breasts are set high and I have a shallow profile (full on bottom), so I don’t always fill the bottom of the cups (think orange in a glass). Read more 273 more words
The band is stretchy stuff! I was pleasantly surprised at the support it offered, especially for a half-cup bra. It's also very pretty and the straps are wonderfully adjustable. I'd say going a size down in band is necessary.
The foam cups give amazing shape- everything up, front and center. The fabric is a bit itchy, and the wires tends to squeak when I move (manufacturing error, I think, and may be fixable after several washes).
However, I can't wear this under almost any shirt, the ribbon shows through and causes lumps. I suppose it's for winter layers.
This bra runs loose in the band, and supposedly a bit big in the cup, but I didn't find the latter true- sizing down in the band and up in the cup from my 'usual' size worked well.
I have semi-soft and bottom-heavy breasts, but this bra worked anyway without any spillage. Not the cleavage one sees on the models, but everything was encased and shaped beautifully. Creates no issues under t-shirts.
I'm not a fan of all the scallop detail, and the 'nude' is lighter than my actual skin. So it creates a great shape, but the color and design leave me unable to rate the appearance as 'excellent'.
The Charlotte is a foam three-part cup with side support. Advertised as ‘light foam padding’, I find I disagree- this is one of the heaviest bras I have tried in my size, as the padding is thicker than the Freya Deco, Panache Porcelain, or any Masquerade bra I’ve tried. The sides of the cups have satin fabric over them, functioning as side supports. The straps are almost fully adjustable, except for an inch right above the cup covered in satin. It’s a lot of bra, even if it doesn’t give much coverage!
I’m not a retro person or into the ‘pinup’ aesthetic for myself, but the piping appeals to ...me geometrically. The red color is actually a deeper red than in pictures, and it contrasts well with the black details. It’s low cut and gives a round, uplifted shape, perhaps due to the side supports helping keep tissue in the cups.
HerRoom advised going up a band and a cup size from my usual. Sadly, this bra doesn’t come any larger than a G so I only I went up a band size. The band is still tight at 34, but the cups are just a bit too small- there’s a tiny bit of overspill. Furthermore, the side support boning digs in after a few hours, and it feels like the top and bottom elastic of the band are markedly tighter than the rest of it. If you have migrated breast tissue on your sides, check for how the side support boning and elastic fit. Read more 145 more words