I purchased the bra, thong and suspender belt. Absolutely love this bra. It's been battered and washed plenty of times and you couldn't tell. Its quality is outstanding. One thing I dislike about the bra is the straps. The frill edges on the straps make them slightly uncomfortable but not enough to put me off wearing the bra.
First, the good bits. This is a really pretty bra, and that coupled with the cost of international shipping, is why I am keeping it. It has a nice firm band and fully adjustable straps, which is nice. However, the wires come up quite high, and the shape is not the "rounded" or upfront shape of Freya or Panache, but pushes your boobs out to each side which I truly hate. Also a little small in the cup.
This is a really lovely bra. Very pretty and comfortable.
This bra looks so pretty and it's such a bonus to get it in a K; however, I probably could have sized down a cup size in this bra. It's quite a full cup with a surprising amount of fabric. It's not especially comfortable - the band is a bit tight and the cups are a bit big. I think they just haven't quite got the sizing right on this one which is a shame as it's so pretty. Hubby loves it so it's being kept and hoping the band will get a bit more comfy with a few wears.
This is a lovely looking bra and gives a nice shape and good support, however after a couple of hours it becomes very uncomfortable as the wires around the rib cage really start to dig in. Shame but still a keeper for shorter wearing times.
I'm in agreement with several other reviews of Isla, the fit and style are great after a few hours of wear it started to rub at the sides and bottom. I don't usually have this issue with Bravissimo styles, I can't wear Panache because of that very issue. This has relegated Isla to an occasional wear bra, which is a shame as its pretty, great support and style would otherwise make it a fave, but rubbing after a few hours means it's not suitable for an all day wear
I love this bra. It is supportive through the whole day and the centre gore sits right against the sternum, nice and low. The straps stay up and lay flat all day with no rolling, and best of all - it is just so darn pretty!!! If you, like me, find you can't wear the Alana because it is too shallow, this bra is for you. The cups are nice and deep for a fuller breast. I hope Bravissimo makes more in this style as I want to buy more!!! :) Thanks, Bravissimo, for making a balconette for those of us who need a deeper cup!
This is a beautiful, well made bra. It keeps the girls very well supported and still manages to look delicate. However, when I got it home and tried it on again, I realised it was not going to work for me as it was cut so high under the armpits that it rubbed, something I hadn't noticed in store. Could be the design of the larger cup sizes or could just be my shape. I was fitted in the Norwich store and the assistants could not have been more helpful. Returned by post and refunded. Great service as always from Bravissimo.