Let’s get back to bra things!
I haven’t bought anything new for a while because my current drawer, with my staples like CK Romances and Cleo Lucys, have been taking good care of me. But because of some of them falling apart, lots of them getting discolored, and me just also wanting some shiny new playthings, I hopped back onto ebay to see what was going on.
Hey… where’d all the Lucy’s go?????
When did Freya come out with all this stuff???
Who’s this Lepel character and why’s she all over the place?
I clearly have not kept up.
I vaguely remember seeing Lepel during my last stage of bra-buying, but wasn’t it all non-professional photos on mannequins?
This time around, they were professional stock photos, models and all, and sold by one of my usual ebay stores (shout-out to the ever-reliable Belle Lingerie!) so I grabbed a nice black padded Fiore balcony.
Really, it’s good.
It’s comfortable and supportive, and simple enough to be a reliable day-to-day bra, while detailed enough to work with slightly fancier occasions.
There’s a small, barely visible stretch of rubber elastic along the top of the cup, but it doesn’t push down at all.
I’m relieved that it’s solid black. I’ve been snipping off the colorful little decorations at the top of the cup of almost all my bras lately, and it’s great that I don’t have to worry about that here.
One caveat is that the straps are a little too far apart, but not unbearably so.
The caveat is so negligible, in fact, that I went and bought two more Fiores (a red-and-black, and a blue, full-cup, both unpadded and just as comfortable). Yeah, it’s a good bra. I usually don’t like full-cup, either, but they feel great.
I should have gone with my normal 28GG, though. I bought all of these in 30G, feeling like I’d gained weight and needed the extra length in the band. Nope.
This is probably why I found it, actually. I went back to search 28GGs, and well, hello again Freya!
I guess the selection for my actual size hasn’t really changed.
Happy New Year, and best wishes for all of us!