I’m very impressed with Bravissimo’s latest collection offering three plunge styles up to a J cup and a new style up to an L cup, the Oriental Bloom! I knew I had to try this one.
To be honest, I wasn’t crazy about the design of this bra. Dark blue is not a good colour for me, as it tends to wash me out and I’m not a big fan of the big flower embroidery along the bust line. Still, this is the first seasonal style offered up to an L cup, giving an alternative to the Alana for those at the very end of the sizing chart.
HH+ cups have additional lining for extra support, something that often annoys me. I especially dislike the fact that there is usually no picture of the modified version. Anyway, in this case, I actually like it better this way. The all opaque bra has a sleeker look than the one with half sheer cups in my opinion.
In terms of fit, the cups are more generous than in the Alana. I couldn’t really capture it (you can sort of see the Alana center gore popping out on the pic), but the center gore comes up a tiny bit shorter than on the Alana.
As with all Bravissimo on brand bras that I’ve tried, the narrow center gore is a godsend for close-set breasts. However, this doesnt mean the wires themselves are narrow. I found them to be slightly narrower than on the Alana and on the Harmony by Panache, but much wider than on an Ewa Michalak or a Freya bra.
As for the shape, this bras gives good uplift without to much projection, resulting in a natural, neither too round nor too pointy shape, just a bit rounder than the Alana for me.
But the selling point for me is that it provides excellent support and is super comfy. In fact, I’ve just ordered a second one!