One more for the review train: Liliana by Tutti Rouge, one of the cutest and weirdest things I have ever put on my body. I had to size up to a 28G to get the bra to “fit.” It definitely doesn’t, but this is apparently the best Liliana and I can do together.
If you find yourself to have very wide-set breasts and a small frame, look no further than Liliana, this bra will certainly accommodate. Unfortunately, I do not have very wide set breasts, and Liliana did nooot accommodate me. A darn shame I say, because the half padded cups, stretch lace and sweet strawberry colour had me sold (and I’m not even generally a fan of pink bras!)
On me, this bra looks simply ridiculous, which is a pity because it is very comfortable and adorable (and affordable!). The wires extend back back past where my arm naturally sits at a relaxed posture, and I think I have boob filling only half of the cup due to the width. The fit in the front looks correct though, so I think I am just completely incompatible with this bra. The stretch lace at the top of the cups is MARVELOUS. If you deal with asymmetry, bras like this are a godsend. The lace is so stretchy though that, unlike the Panache Andorra for instance, it lacks support, so your boobs will be a bit free to move around.
This may be the first time I’ve experienced a gore not tacking because the wires are so wide. Seriously, it is the only explanation I can think of. I hope I can properly explain this… When you look at a bra just sitting, not on a body, the wires are flat. But when I put this bra on my body, the flat wires have to wrap around more than half of my body, which is curved. The flat wires get pushed against the curve of the side of my body, thus making the front push outward. I’ve tested pressing the wires of other bras against the side of my body, and it does in fact make the gore float a bit. This is only a theory, and I’m completely prepared to be proven wrong if anyone can give me a better explanation. This bra was just all sorts of crazy on me.
I’m definitely getting a minimized profile in this bra. This is partly because of the bad fit, but I have heard that even when this bra fits correctly it gives a minimized, rounded shape. I can’t comment on it too much though since the fit was just so off on me.
The mesh band felt like a nice firm 28, definitely no 26 though. However, given the fact that the wires extended so far back on my body they actually acted as added “band length”, so the band may actually run very tight if the wires fit you correctly, something to keep in mind.
Clearly Liliana and I are not meant to be. If you consider yourself narrow, just skip this bra all together. However, to the ladies who can’t seem to find wide enough wires: definitely give this bra a shot!