Pros: It's very pretty, appears sturdy and well made. Subtracted at least an inch and a half off of my waistline, and gave me a nice shape. The length is perfect for me at 5'2"; other bustiers I've had have dug uncomfortably into my groin when sitting down, and/or buckled and bulged at the stomach. This does neither, and that's hard to find! Cons: However, because of the low back, there are several issues with the fit. The bust cups tend to want to stand away from my body. There is literally zero support. If I raise my arms at all, my boobs fall out! Of course, I tried it on with a regular strapless dress and the dress will hold the cups towards the bust, but its really just there for decoration, I think. This is not an issue of the bustier not being tight enough. First of all, my low-back wedding dress does not have the problem of the front cups standing away from the body. Furthermore, this bustier was so tight in my normal size that I could hardly get it on at the loosest row of hooks. And, it left quite a bit of back bulge. Unfortunately, I cannot go up a band size as my cup size is only A.
If I had tried it on in a store, I might not have purchased it, but then again, it is really hard to find bustiers that comfortably fit us petite gals.
Va Bien Response:
Thanks for your thorough review! It would seem that a tight bodice would hold the cups close to the bust – and indeed the garment should be snug – but in fact if the bodice is too tight it can cause the garment to buckle, pushing the cups away from the bust. From the difficulty described in putting the garment on, on the first row of hooks, it seems that the bodice was indeed too tight and such was the case. If we made size 36AA it might have worked out. We hope you found something else that worked for you!
Sophia from San Francisco, CA
Petite (5'3" and under)