Loving the new vest tops with soft non-padded insides, so much more comfortable to wear and take on and off than the old stiff styles! The criss-cross design on this one is very flattering. I am a 34G and had no issues whatsoever with support. The front bra part isn't stretchy so won't sag, the bust area is double fabric and because it's one garment the straps and everything work together to provide coordinated support without adding bulk. I actually went for a 36FF on purpose because I wanted a looser less clingy fit round the body (I'm more apple than pear...) Noticed complaints below about fabric quality - I've only washed mine once but so far it seems OK. Would like to see some more adventurous styles in this range beyond plain block colours.
Loved this top and wore it a lot during my holiday. However after the first wash, in a bra bag, the material started bobbling and the straps have already stretched. For the price, I would have expected this to last longer than one wash. Quality of a lot of Bravissimo clothes have deteriorated over the years which is disappointing.
Overall I really liked this top. It’s a lovely design and the cross over front is very flattering. I had to go down a size though as the internal bra is definitely made big! Also the bra can, at times, show over the top hem which is a bit frustrating. I know many have found this top short but I quite liked the length and the clingy fabric!
I ordered a 36H and it fits perfectly and offers great support. However, the material does feel a bit cheap so I doubt it'll last terribly long. It was so comfortable that once I put it on I didn't want to take it off! Not sure it's really worth the close to $80 CAD I paid for it, but I'm keeping it and ordering more. I wore it for a 12 hour work shift and it didn't dig in or chafe. I am very pleased with the support.
Absolutely love this top! I'm usually a 32E though can sometimes prefer a 32DD depending on the fit of the bra or clothing. In this I could have got away with either though decided I preferred the slightly loser fit at the back provided by the 32DD. The built in bra is definitely on the flimsy side, more supportive than a bra shelf but not as heavy duty as a normal bra. Some people might want more structure however, for me, it is sufficiently supportive and really comfortable. The vest top itself fits really well with a good shape without being either clingy or too baggy. I love the blue and white colourway and the crisscross front is really flattering. Can see this being a summer staple, especially on holiday. Be great to see it in more colours.
I ordered this online in my normal size and it was a disaster. I returned it to the shop explaining that the cups were huge and was advised to go down in size and it was much better. The staff were great... and didn't seem surprised my normal size didn't fit. You also need to pull the under top down properly or you can see it at the top. Decided to keep the top as I loved the stripes... fingers crossed that turns out to be a good decision!
So disappointed by this top. The diagonal pattern promises to be so flattering and I really wanted it to work but the internal bra is made of thin fabric and not supportive at all. The resulting shape was not good. As with most Bravissimo tops, it's too long in the body for petite women too. (I'm 5ft1). If it had no internal bra but wide straps you could wear a normal bra beneath it. (I have a similar white and navy stripped strappy top bought from you a few years ago with wide straps and with one of your bras underneath it's still a knock-out. Sadly, this one isn't.
While the internal bra fits just fine, the top itself was really disappointing. The top is not well designed in relation to the internal bra, trying it on for just a few minutes and the edges of the bra were creeping out above the upper hemline, defeating at least one part of the object of such a top. The fabric is clingy in all the worst ways and even the well angled stripes did nothing to flatter my stomach. The cut is also MUCH shorter than suggested by the product photo. A longer line would have been far more flattering. I wear a 16 super curvy in Bravissimo clothing, which all fit fine, so I'm really disappointed that this top hasn't worked out at all. Will be returned, sadly.