So, this week I had planned to bring you all another Polish bra review, but I got incredibly sick and lost quite a bit of weight. I’m working with my doctor on getting back to a healthy weight, but right now, literally nothing fits. So, I figured it would be a good time to talk about bralettes! I’ve been living in these all week, and they’re a great option for when you just can’t take wires. As a 26FF, there are no commercially available bralettes that would work for me. All are far too large in the band and ride up or even slip over my breasts. For me, custom-ordering was the only solution. I ordered these from an Etsy shop called Tashface Handmade that makes things to measure for no additional charge. I ordered the Aria and Farrow bralettes.
So anyways on to the fun part!
The Aria bralette has become one of my favorite pieces. It’s both beautiful and comfortable, which is exactly what I need from a bralette. The beige mesh is very soft and so is the trim and strap material. If you struggle with things rolling up, beware of lace band at the bottom.
The lace down the middle is not sewed down to the cups, so it can create bumps, but I don’t notice it under most T-shirts. This isn’t one to wear under a skin tight shirt though. I love the center pull straps, and how they stay on my shoulders.
Side profile is decent, but tissue tends to fall towards the center because of that center seam pushing on it.
The band fastens with a 1×4 hook and eye closure. My band is fairly true to size and stretches to 27 inches. The band is made of an elastic piece, so it’s impressive that it stays so tight. The straps on this are not adjustable, so you’ll want to specify how long you want them if you have short or long shoulders.
Okay, so onto the Aria Bralette!
So, the Farrow bralette is the comfiest thing in my closet. The mesh its lined with is so soft that it feels like clouds on my boobs. Really! It’s that comfy. I do wish I had gotten the one with grey lace instead of the cream I have, but such is life! The cups have one primary seam down the center and then two smaller support seams to help create a rounded shape for a fuller bust.
Lots of eyelashes! I am a big fan of eyelash lace, and the one used here is very soft and nice feeling. Again, center pull straps keep everything out of my armpits.
The cups give a lovely, rounded shape. This one gives a nice, smooth profile and I do wear it under tighter things.
The band is the one place in which this design falls slightly short. It’s very stretchy (will stretch up to 30+ inches) and is made entirely of elastic. This means that it rides up easily if I adjust the straps. I do plan to sew through the elastic a few times to make it more true to size, but it does generally stay where it should be now. The closure is again 1×4.
So, what do you think? Would you ever order bras from Etsy? Have any favorite shops?