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Fantasie Esme Underwire Plunge Bra fl2471 Reviews

Esme Underwire Plunge Bra
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rating Size: 34DD

Overall, a comfortable and supportive bra with a a smooth enough fabric to wear under tshirts. I have a short torso, a smallish frame and large "shallow" breasts after nursing 6 children. The only drawback is the gapping that occurs just at the armpit, which doesn't seem to improve with adjustments. I can put up with that, as hard as it has been to find a bra with good support that is smooth AND comfortable. Most underwires sit on my ribcage and dig in if I sit down. MommaDunne from Ashburn VA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 32GG

Awesome support for these 32GGs, and it's smooth enough to wear under a tshirt. Ladna from Seattle
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 32F

I love this bra! It fits even better than my tried and true Fantasie 4520! Teresa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 34GG

This bra is fabulous!!! I initially needed to send back a 32G and replaced it with a 34GG, and this size fits perfectly! The no slip straps are a dream. I can dance all night long without having to make a single adjustment. I wanted to order this bra in pink, but it's not available in my size, so I'll try red next. I own multiples of each color. It's the only bra I will wear. Jessica from NJ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: 34H

The construction was nice and I liked the overall feeling and fit. The 34H was too small in cup size, I would like the option to try an I cup but the H is largest size they make. However, I was not impressed with the lack of side support at this size. My breasts are natural, and I'm not sure even the right cup would have contained them properly under the arms.

Fantasie Response: You might want to try a bra with seams and a side support panel to push your breast tissue in. The Fantasie Elodie Bra 2182 is a nice full cup with the panel and is very pretty and is offered in several colors. We also offer the Elomi Caitlyn Bra 8030 which gives super great support and the cup sizes go up to a K cup. You could try the Caitylyn in Universal Cup Size 34D9 (or a 34HH). Emily

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 32E

Almost a perfect bra! I love the no-slip straps. That is one of my biggest problems with bras in my size. I would love to see a version of the Fantasie Balcony 4520 with straps like this too - that would give a little more side support and lift and make this a perfect bra. It would be great if they would do a version of this bra with a very light padding too. Overall a very very comfortable everyday bra. Dawn
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 30F

Beautiful smooth shape under clothes; sems to magically minimize my shape without squashing! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 38DD

The cups ran small and I would not consider this a full coverage bra

Fantasie Response: The Fantasie bras are UK sizing, therefore if you are used to wearing a DD 38D2 in an American brand you might be an E cup (38D3) in the Fantasie. Sarah

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 30FF

This bra is extremely comfortable, supportive and fits well. I have grown to love the uplifted, natural shape that Fantasie seamed bras give me, though this bra flattens and rounds my breasts a little. Because it is so light and comfortable, I love to wear it when cleaning and gardening. And I love that the straps are closer together. I wish more Fantasie bras had straps like these. Carolina
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 32E

beautiful shaping No paddingor extra material in cups Great support! Perfect under tees Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 30E

No show but yet has some fashion appeal to it Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 30E

Great seamless bra with a great "stay-put" back Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 38H

Pretty fabric, but again I am not sure who designs this stuff! As a large breasted woman the lower the gusset the less "entrapped" I feel. I am already wearing a lot of fabric. This bra sort of created a flat-ish effect and the gusset would not lay flat. I am currently wearing a 38 GG and the gusset sits back where it should be. I wanted just a little more cup room and this sort of became a mono-boob within 2 minutes of wearing it around the house. Too bad they can't create a minimizer that makes a natural shape, has a low gusset, comfortable straps, no padding, and enough height on the side panels to control any overage.

Fantasie Response: The Esme is not a minimizer bra, but as like most seamless bras it does minimize more than a seamed bra. Please refer to Tomima's 3-steps to a fabulous fit to be sure you are in the correct size. If the gusset does not lay flat and you have overage on the sides the cup is definitely too small which means you are a 38HH (D8) or J (D10) depending on how much spillage you had in the 38H (D9). There are very limited styles in your size that are offered in smooth cups. The elomi Hermione bra 8120 is available in a 38HH (D8) cup which might be an option for you. The “spacer-fabric” is very soft and comfortable and has a great fit. Stacia from Maine

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 34E

Perfect tee shirt bra. dotti from berwick me
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 34GG

Very high quality, full coverage and no jiggle. The cups are of a fabric similar to the Smoothing collection balcony bra but thicker. The narrower strap placement in the back really works to keep the straps from slipping off the shoulders. On the negative side, I find that the shaping is slightly more flattened out rather than the forward-rounded I'm accustomed to with Fantasie/Freya. This seems to result in less side-support/shaping. (You can kind of see the pancake effect in the photos.) The band sizing seems normal for them but the cups seem ever so slightly generous. I'm still more fond of the Freya Deco for shaping in GG cups. Mrs. C.
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 30G

This is a very comfortable bra that reminds me of a minimizer a little bit because it doesn't lift the breasts but exactly what I need when I am wearing button down shirts and need my breasts a little more on the "flatter" side. This bra has replaced my Wacoal minimizer bra and fits much better for my small frame Renee from New York
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 34DD

Beautiful bra but it just didn't work for me. Not sure if it's the cup style or if I need a different size in this brand but the fit was off. I've tried several different Fantasie bra styles and had to return them all because the fit of the cups wasn't quite right. I also didn't find the shape flattering. This one seemed to fit almost like a minimizer... might work better for ladies with bigger cup sizes. Carmelita from Alameda, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 34H

This was just horrible. I'm expecting a 34H. I didn't know I was getting what seems to be a DD. Not only was this way too small, but there was no support. You can tell it's a very soft, stretchy bra. Not what I was expecting at all. Jessa from Georgia,US
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 36E

Quality was excellent but the cups were just a tad small on me. Returned for a larger cup size and that was a little big. Loved the straps being closer together--wish more bras were made that way. Customer service has been great. Pattie from MI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 30G

AMAZING --- Great shape and I love the back. My straps stay in place all day. I can wear it under t-shirts with confidence since it has a no-show appearance. It's a great basic for my lingerie assortment. Sacha from Los Angelas, CA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 34F

This Bra is great! But you may want to order the cup size one larger as I found it to be a bit tight compared to the other Fantasie Bra's I own. If you are looking for a bra that will stay in place, be comfortable and coo to wear, then this is the one. I like it so much, it will now become my daily bra. Melinda from Jarrell, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 36G

Fantasie Esme (2471) has changed my life! I'm a voluptuous gal (36G to be exact) with breasts that were moving ever more South, and narrow shoulders. I've spent most of my adult life literally wrestling with my bras: Bands riding up, straps slipping down ...I was always busy with my bras when I should have been busy with other things! Nothing looked right nothing felt right... Then Esme came into my life! My breasts are now Northerly (and not Southerly)! This bra is perfectly smooth, without adding any bulk. It's all me but better! And oh joy the straps are centered and not out to the sides. It's the first time ever my straps stay on my shoulders, even when I'm washing the dog! Mornings are easy now, I know I can wear this bra under anything -without even thinking about it...even sleeveless tops. Best of all I feel gorgeous, and I feel good! I love this bra! Samantha from Pittsburgh pa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 34H

This was the only bra I kept from my order. I had a little spillage out of the top of this bra, but it would do. Fits well. Michele from Brooklyn,NY
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 32FF

I've tried many different Fantasie styles, and while none are perfect for me, they're better than most others. In general the underwires don't poke under the arm, the shapes are natural looking, and the straps can be shortened enough. All their styles have advantages and disadvantages. The big advantage of this one: the straps do not slip down over my shoulders during the day due to the placement of the attachment points in back. It's also smooth enough to wear under knits. Disadvantages: the shape is a bit "east-west" rather than "up and forward"--certainly no worse than a lot of other bras, but not as uplifted as the Fantasie 4520. Also, I wish Fantasie used wider straps and 3 or 4 rows of hooks instead of two on all their bras. And a minor quibble--I don't care for the shadow-stripe fabric. In contrast, the straps on the 4510 and 4520 constantly slip down; the 4500 has a thick seam on the straps that digs into my shoulders painfully; the 4520 puckers a bit at the upper outer edges of the cups; and the 4510 has a shape not quite as flattering as the 4520. So for me, the perfect bra would have the shape of the 4520; strap placement of the 2471; slightly more rigid cups (somewhere between the 4510 & 4520); wider straps; and 3-row hooks. If Fantasie will make it, I'll buy it. And if it's good, I'll buy it in multiples. Twocoasts
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 34G

Great bra. Supports well and very comfortable. Nice shape. Cecile from Sanford, ME
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 34E

The band is a little tighter than any of my other bras, but the cups are perfect, and are very comfortable. It looks great and gives me good natural shape under any shirt. Nikki from Tennessee
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 30H

Most of my bras are Fantasie and Freya, and I've owned many styles. But this one did not work for me. The cups seem shallower than other Fantasie bras in the same size. (I wear a 30GG or H in Fantasie and Freya, depending on the bra. I tried this one in H.) It felt more like a minimizer and produced a flattened silhouette that I didn't care for. I'll stick with my Fantasie 4510 for a seamless look.

Fantasie Response: The Esme is a more relaxed fit than the 4510 and sometimes can give the minimizing effect because it is a seamless bra without the foam. The 4510 definitely gives a more uplifted and projected look. Karen from Mid-Atlantic

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 38E

I wear this Fantasie bras almost exclusively so I'm pretty certain of my size. That being said this bra fit small in the cups for me. I also found it a little plain looking, though I think it would be good under t shirts or more sheer tops. I returned it.

Fantasie Response: The new Esme bra is fitting true to size or a little bit full. You might want to try the 38F if the cup was too small. The smooth cup is great for under t-shirts and has a great toed-in back for sleeveless tops! Cathie from Ohio

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 34H

Nice bra, I just couldn't get the right fit. I tried 34GG (too small in the cup) and 34H (too large in the cup) and just couldn't find the right fit. I think Elomi bras fit me better. Too bad because it is a nice looking bra. HappyKat from San Jose/California/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 32GG

WOW...this bra fits great...love the strap placement. Michele from Chicago
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
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