I was familiar with this bra from years back. It's the much better designed cousin of this bra.
BeautyNot beauty, so much as fun. Loads of colors and prints. I opted for Violet Blossom.
ComfortFabric. 100% cotton. That's it. No spandex, no polyester, no nylon. Just a substantial cotton knit that is soft against the skin and very breathable. The only slight irritation I experience is from the seams beneath the piping running along the upper cup, but the seams across the boobs cause no irritation.
Band. Quite deep and stable. Three-hooks, widely spaced.
Straps. On the thin side, they are center-pull, made of reinforced cotton in front, and connect to a regular stretchy bra strap in the back; no evil ring connectors. A wider design would be a nice upgrade.
Fit & ShapeCups. The whole design is very retro. The cups have full-on horizontal seams - something I normally avoid like the plague - but this bra is an exception.
The shape is surprisingly good!
I'm not quite sure why the seams work in this case, but they do.
The shape is very rounded, and is not causing the usual pointy horribleness that happens when full-on-top boobs meet horizontal seams.
It actually makes my boobs
look like they are a balanced shape.
The top of the cup is a single layer of cotton knit, with the bottom being a double layer.
The wrinkling is not due to any looseness, but is just the result of what 100% cotton does, when not infused with spandex.
The sides are nice & low, too.
The shape under clothing is pretty decent, certainly an acceptable shape to wear out of the house, & much better than the Natori Glance.
This is a thin cotton T-shirt & I really did not expect the Everyday bra to give this shape.
I'm very pleasantly surprised.
As a wirefree style, it can't give real separation, but it does not actively smoosh the boobs together as many styles do.
I am fine wearing this out & about. I also didn't think it would work under a low-V neckline like this since the gore is pretty tall....
.........but it does.
When Do I Wear It?Pretty much anytime I want. This bra feels substantial on the body. It is not a lightweight, airy, super stretchy fit like the Glance. It is comfy, but in a different way. It's rare to find a bra that is 100%cotton-knit. And does not come in just frumpy white. It is definitely supportive enough for work. It's not as comfy as a Bali bralette, but it works well as a hybrid weekend bra: when I'm wearing jeans & T's, and alternately puttering in the garden and running errands.
Size: 42DDD (US)
Sizing notes: The cups run generous and the bands quite tight. This sister-sizes to a 38G (UK) or a 38H (US), but actually fits me like a 38GG (UK) or a 38I (US). The size range is huge, from 38-54, B-G. In reality, it's more like 34-50, C-J.