I purchased this bra after finding out it was designed especially for augmented breasts...I ordered a cup size smaller (34C) based on the customer reviews. I think Le Mystere went overboard in designing the sides to accommodate the fact that augmented breasts are fuller on the sides. This bra might fit a newly augmented breast since they do sit higher on the chest. Even in a 34C, the bra didn't even contact the upper, outer part of my breasts. The image of the black bra on the mannequin is more like how it fits. I think the image on the model is deceiving because the straps are probably crisscrossed in the back to give a smoother, more supported appearance. I was very disappointed in this bra and have returned it. I also purchased the Vanity Fair 75335 style bra which fits much better than this one and it's more than half the price. More expensive doesn't always mean better!!!
Just a side comment, I don't think many bra manufacturers consider how heavy implants are when they fully drop! I know the band is what should offer the support, but without proper support under the implant, the straps do play a large part in supporting the augmented breast.
Le Mystere Response:
Thank you for your feedback. It is true that the band does offer majority of the support in a bra. However, often neglected is the fact that the band also effects the cup size as well. In order to get the proper support, most of the time women need to size down in their band size. This in turn causes them to have to go up a cup size (maybe even multiple cup sizes) to ensure that they have enough cup depth and coverage to contain the breast. The nice narrow fit of the band accompanied by more cup coverage often will clean up the sides to give that smoother appearance you are referencing. We do hope that you will take these points into consideration if you decide to give Lolita another try.
Barbara from Greer, SC
Petite (5'3" and under)