Bravissimo's site, the Paradiso Plume really caught my eye. I've been whining about that there aren't many half cups anywhere near my size, so this was like an answer to my prayers: It came up to J! I was still a bit sceptical however, since in most of Bravissimos bras (except full-cups) I'm probably more like a 34JJ, than a J, so I called Bravissimo, and they said that this was based on their other half-cups, but just extended the size range a bit (hope this trends continues!), but should be much like their other bras size wise, aka. not running bigger, which was what I had hoped for. I think they also said that the wires were a bit more stable, which has been a peeve with a half cups like the Demi Diva, so at least that's some good news.
I gave it a shot in 34J
Oh, isn't it just *sigh* - despite it being too small for my larger breast (I see that on this picture it isn't actually that obvious.... Darn, I must have hunched my shoulder forward or something... You'll have to take my word for it!), I decided to keep it. I was just about to pick off the label, when I leaned forward, and when I stood back up, my boob had practically fallen out of the cup - which means it is way to small to make do :(
Not giving up, I ordered a 36J - the 34band was quite good, and I didn't need larger at all, but in desperate times, I would make do with closing it on the inner-most hook, and altering it when it stretched out. So without further ado, here it is in 36J:
|I seriously think the difference between my boobs is bigger!|
|So different in size O.o|
The fabric is quite stiff, which I felt was very supportive. It's a 4 part cup, with the 'bulky' part of the seams made on the inside:
The wires are definitely more stable than on a lot of other Bravissimo half cups, so that's really good - they are only slightly wider at the top than at the bottom.
The gore is as narrow as it can be, and is pretty high as is typical for half-cups, which also means it's a little difficult to get it to tack on me.
The band is on the stretchy side, but I think the seams are more stretchy than the mesh, which I think works well to prevent it cutting in. The straps are nice and wide, and fully adjustable
A fan of the vibrant print, and the sheer band, I decided to get the matching thong in 2XL for the complete look.
The set is quite nicely done - all details of the bra is mirrored on the bottoms:
I've never actually bought sets, so this is new for me, and I have to say, I love it :b I feel very dressed up, even though I'm, you know, almost naked xD Without further ado, I nervously present the full set to you: