Review after a month : This bra no longer fits. I have an orange in a glass issue. Cups are too small, or my breasts are too firm at the bottom (I think it is a firmness issue, because with washes, cups became more and more soft, and cannot push my breast up anymore). I think it is deffinitely not a bra for someone with firm and full on bottom boobs. The band is a bit too loose now too.
My review after 3 wears, when the bra was new : This is a plunge bra, but the cups are VERY flat, very wide and very high. ...It has nothing to do with the high street push up plunge bra. Underwires are "flat" and wide too. My breasts are wide and shallow, and this bra fits me very well. It give me a lot of lift, projection, and a little of cleavage.
The lace in the cups looks little bit strange, and the black satin isn't very soft. The cotton lining inside the cups is confortable.
I don't know why, the band in this size (30F) is a lot more strechy than the size 30E I have tried too.
I will keep this bra because it is a good fit ! But I am thinking of removing the lace and the little flower in the center gore, and doing some customisation.
First : this bra looks very very good. The black fabric is soft and good quality, not totally mat but not really shinny, the lace is fantastic : soft with embroidery (not the usual cheap lingerie lace), straps looks good too, cotton lining inside the cups with removal push-up pads. It looks way better than most of the bras in the same price range, and also better than all other bras from Ewa Michalak I already own (3d Mak, 3d czarus, pl toffik, strapless toffi).
About the fit, at first, I was a bit septical because I had a very pointy and projected shape (the one you can ...see in the picture), and because wires are the same as in the PL Toffik (70dd) that are a bit too narrow and too short for me, I have to re-adjust the bra during the day, and the feeling is not the most confortable even if it is really wearable (just not the best). But, wires are much more confortable in the 3d ! I think it is due to the appex of the cups that is a bit more far appart, lower, and closer to the chest than in the PL, so the bra have a shape more close to mine, and my breast stay in place very well and very confortably ! The very pointy shape turns out to something "pointy with the bottom round" after a few days of wear and/or a wear with heavier boobs because of PMS (so more weight to push the bottom of the cup in a rounder shape ? padding that become softer ?). The center gore is very narrow and low : perfection for my body (very close set shallow breasts, need for wide wires) ! But, if you need wide wires and are more wide set than me, I don't think this bra is a good idea, I am afraid you will end up with empty cup in the center and armpit fat, or worst, wires on the side of your breasts.
This bra is low cut and show a lot of breast, gives a "cute" cleavage but not a "killer cleavage". The top of the cups is more open than in the PL and the 3d Mak, but not as much as in the first version of the 3d (Czarus and Kokietka). I think it can works for someone even, or a bit full on top or bottom, but I am afraid some fit issue will appear for someone very full on top or on bottom.
Support is absolutely perfect for me, and I am quite active. Breasts can move up and down (because nothing stop them at the top) but I find the movement confortable, absolutely not annoying or painfull.
The only thing that is not perfect for me is the band : at first it was wearable but a bit too tight. After only 3 wears, some elastics are already broken near the hooks. I think it is because the band was too tight on me and "adapt" to my body. It is not a problem if you like your bands a bit loose like me, but if you prefer a tight band I am afraid this one will broke and strech out very quickly on you.
Really one of my favorite bras ! Read more 444 more words
The ewa michalak calculator said I was a 70DD/32DD, but I buy this bra from a bratabase listing, so I have the measurements of the 70D/32D, and I thought I can fit in (and finally, it fit, so I am happy).
This bra is very confortable if you need a little center gore ! It is the first bra I try that doesn't poke in my breast tissues in the middle. The underwires are not sewn side by side, but one on the other.
It is light weight but supportive. Very open on the top, but the boobs don't fall over the cups. The bra stay in place if you ...move, you don't have to re-adjust it. But even if the bra stay in place if you are moving a lot, the boobs are jiggeling a bit ( I think this is normal because it is not a sport bra).
The underwires are not hight under my armpit, but I am very tall, so all the bras looks like this on my body. They don't poke is my breast tissues on the side, but they sit just at the limit ( I have wide boobs, but not very wide).
This bra gives a lot of lift, and a shape mix between round and pointy under clothes.
The only thing I don't like : the straps aesthetic. I think they are very granny-looking (but they are so confortable !).
edit 3 months later : This bra is really good when my boobs gets bigger in the week before my periods ( I wrote the review and took photos when I have "big boobs"). But, it is really too big in the cups when I have my "normal" boobs. If I tighten the straps a lot, I only have a little gap in the cups, but this distord the shape on the side, and I have back pain in the end of the day. Now, I wear the band in the middle hook. After 3 months of wear, I think the cup's cut is not perfect for my shape : when I scoop my breast in the bra, every thing looks pushed forward and in the middle, but during the day, my boobs returns to there natural shape (less deep in the front but more large on the side), so the cups looks too big, but I get armpit fat. Maybe this issue can be solved by a smaller cup size, but even if I am in my "big boobs"'s time, I see this return to the natural shape. Read more 317 more words
My habitual size is 32D, because I can buy it in stores, but I think I am more a 30DD than a 32D. I have small but not flat, wide, pointy and full on bottom breast.
I have read all the revues in bratabase and in blogs, and they say to go down a band size, and go up one or two cups size for this bra. And bratabase say the 28F may fit me in cups, but too tight in band. So I ordered a 30DD, a 30E, a 28E and a 28F. The one who fit me the best is the 28F (bratabase, you give ...good advice https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> )
All is perfect in the fit of this bra, expect the center gore which is too wide at the top, just between my breast. And I have empty space in the smaller boob's cup. But I have those problems with all of my bras.
I can close the band with the loosest hook and and feel supported even if I can put more than 2 fingers under the band. (If I had heavier breast maybe it will be too loose).
The bra gives a flat and round shape, and lift a lot. I have not the "marie antoinette cleavage" that some woman have with this bra, I just have more breast tissus in the top of my chest than with other bras. And my boobs looks bigger. It is difficul to wear this bra with a V neck top, because the bra shows.
I am tall, with broad shoulders, and the straps are perfect !
I have the peach/plum color, it is beautiful, I love it !
EDIT 3 MONTHS LATER : I altered the center gore, now the cups are very close together, so it fits my body. I can close the band easily, and put the band away form my body 6-7cm, but it feels too tight (the underwires dig in my ribs). I wear it with and extender, and it is very confortable for me now. With this 2 changes, this bra becomes my favorite ! I wear it all the time !
EDIT 1 YEAR AFTER BUYING THE BRA :
Ok, so now, I have other bras that really fits me, I can say this one is not confortable, because wires are too sturdy and the band is too tight in size 28, even now it is old. Wires are a bit too narrow too. But the good point is the shape : so so good for lifting my breasts ! It is definitely my best bra if I want my nipples hight or spectacular " tall full on top shallow" sort of cleavage. This bra gets old quite well. Materials looks cheaper and color is not as bright as it used to be, but the shape stay perfect, and the band stay firm. Read more 369 more words
My breast size fluctues a lot depending on the time of the month, this bra is good when I am in my smaller and medium size, but it is too small for my biggest size fluctuation (in this case, I wear 28FF - Curvy Kate » Tease Me [showgirl Collection] (SG2001) and 65F - Only Her » Chili (1005) ).
This bra is a tad too narrow and too deep for me, but with a lot scooping and some re-adjustements during the day, I can wear it confortably, and it is one of my better bras.
The band was tight at first, but it ...become more loose very fast (in 5-6 wears).
I asked for fitting help (and posted a lot of photos) because I had some little quardaboob, but I was just wearing my bra too low.
At first, I didn't know what to think about the pointy, close-together and narrow shape, but bratabase users find it cute. I worn the bra under a fitting top at school, nobody was shoked by the shape, and now, I am used to this shape and like it !
I like the color ! Majority of beige bras are too white for me and show under sheer tops, but not this one (exept the straps). Read more 108 more words
The back is tight, but I don't need to size up. It is absolutely perfect. I can breath easily, but the band don't ride up when I expire, or rise my arms (my ribcage is 73cm, mesured tightly, 69cm as tight as possible). If I want to have a very deep breath, I feel the tighteness of the band, it is not super confortable, but I can deal with during one hour of fun sport !
Cups fits too. But I have a little issue with this bra : part of my breast tissues is quite high on chest, and this bra ...is too short for support it. When I jump, my breast can escape at the top,but it is not painfull. The good thing is I have absolutely no bounce from the sides. Maybe the next time I will purchase something with more coverage.
edit 10 months later : This bra gets old very well ! I have worn it 3 hours each week. Still very supportive and tight in the band, still looks good. But my underbust is now 2 cm bigger so my bra is too tight, even if the band has stretched a little bit (like 1 hook, maybe less). Read more 102 more words
I bought this bra because I need a nude and discret bra for summer tops, and also because I have troubles to find a bra wide and shallow enought for me.
Unfortunately, my skin is darker than the bra, so it show under some shirts, not the best nude color for me. I have a beige skin color, brown hair, I tan easily, but I not enought to have the "mediteranean" color. The fabric is a little shinny, and very soft. The central seam is unvisible under most of my clothes, and show under very stretchy light colored and thin t-shirts, but in a discret way. I use ...it as a t-shirt bra.
I love the shape the bra gives to my boobs ! Round, lifted, but not unnaturally centered or projected like all my other bras wants to shape me, and not flattened. This shape is the more "easy" for me, it look good with every thing (but also a bit "boring" for my tastes, I look too much "perfect"). I have the shallow with broad base type of breast, and I am tall, so my root is very tall too. I think this bra is still a bit to short for me, the apex of the cup and the wires on the side can be more high. I have troubles to find a bra that really fits me, and this one can be considered as my best fitted bra for now. The center gore is narrow, that is very good for me. The wires are a lot shorter than their "pokets", so if you need them more far appart, you can slide them. I just have a little orange in a glass in this bra, but nothing bad, I don't think sizing up in the cup is a good idea, because exept that, everything fits perfectly and is very confortable. The top of the cups is open and don't dig in the top of my breast.
I found this brand sizes small in the cups. The 30E fits me like my 28F Curvy Kate trill me. Compared to Ewa Michalak PL, I would say it this bra is equivalent to a 32D.
I also have a half cup from the same brand. The plunge fits me A LOT better ! And it is also more confortable on my body.
Edit 4 months later : it is my best bra ever. I wear it all the time. Cups are more soft now, but still shape boobs perfectly, the fabric over the cups don't get old very well (looks grated in some places), elastics of the band are as tight as when they were new, absolutely not stretched, great quality ! my underbust is bigger than 4 months ago, so I prefer wearing this bra with an extender, but cups still fit. Read more 365 more words
My breast shape is wide, shallow, (very?)close together, looks full on bottom without a bra but the top is very firm .
The band of the bra rides up during the day, and the center gore is a bit too wide (and cups too far appart) for me . I think theses issues can be solved by the size 30E, but I didn't want to pay more shipping cost and I chosed to alter the bra by myself.
Cups give a "round tear" shape, lifted, but not so much, and under clothes, my breast looks relatively natural but rounder and bigger (comparing to no bra). Wires are wide ...(they stretches with the band), and I think the cups are designed with the wires streched in mind, because they are absolutely not flattered. It is very very confortable, I totally forget the bra when I wear it.
The support wasn't very good because of the too loose band, but, after alteration, It became as stable as my other bras. The shape was better too (more lifting) (photos are without alterations).
It is my "sexyest" bra since I wear D+ bras. Because the cups are very open and low cut, a lot of skin (and breast) is visible, and I like that ! I have firm breast, half of my breast (maybe more) have to self support in this bra, so I think it is not a good bra for someone with soft breast.
edit : my size have changed, and now this bra is too big most of the time (bratabase photos were taken when the bra is too big, my blog post photo were taken when I had big enough breasts for the bra).
The band doesn't slip during the day, and maybe it's the more important for a strapless bra ! It is a one year old bra and the band is still ok, not too stretched. It is usefull.
I don't like it because :
After washing it the first time, the textile on the cups reduced, so it push the top of the cup outside from the breast, what is not very pretty under clothes. It didn't gave a pretty profil shape. I don't know if the size is good. Maybe a bit too small, but the 75D was too big in the cups.