Hello there! Sorry for the very, very long absence, but school has taken its toll and I finally had a small break to write this. Today I am reviewing the Parfait by Affinitas Camilla bra set, a prize I won from the wonderful Scarlett Letter’s blog. Thank you so much Amber! It’s absolutely lovely!
First of all, I would like to comment on how beautiful the bra is with the overlaying lace that has sort of a floral design to it. The cups are molded for the seamless look and are very smooth on the inside. I really like how they incorporated this design in with a bra like this because it is both beautiful yet versatile. The gore is decorated with some ribbon, but it strays away from the traditional bow with its unique design.
I received this in a 30E, but there are some sizing inconsistencies I believe. Parfait by Affinitas is known for running tight in the band, and this is true for this bra. The band is very firm and thick; I would say it would work well for someone who needs a 28 band. There is a full underband and the side panels have boning on them. Even though it is quite large for me, I still find it supportive and flattering.
However, I think the cups run a half a cup to a full cup large because I tend to be fine wearing bras with 28F/30E etc… volume right now. The cup depth measurement also indicates that it runs a bit larger than most 30E cups. They seem quite empty especially in the nipple area and they cover a lot of my chest. This is fine as I think it is a full coverage bra, but I would have preferred this in a cup size smaller because of this space. I also think this isn’t the best bra for petite figures because it does cover so much. (It looks fabulous on the model though!) You can see that the center portion of the cup comes out at the side view, which is where it is slightly hollow. Fortunately, I have pads that I can stick in here to make it fit better.
The wires are of medium width, which does not pose a problem for me. They are very stiff though, and therefore very supportive. Parfait does an excellent job in their consideration for support for bustier gals. (Not that I’m super busty or anything but I’m sure it will work great for those who need larger cups 😉 )
I would also like to comment on the gore on this bra. While this is not a terribly tall gore, it is about medium in width, which makes it too wide for my breasts. The wires dig yes dig… not just sit on my boobs in the center, causing terrible pain. I will probably bend the wires outwards here, and move them closer together. Stay tuned! I have a tutorial for overlapping underwires soon!
And lastly, I would like to review the underwear that I received in this set. They only carry S-XL I believe in underwear, so I went ahead and chose size Small. I would have preferred this in an XS if they carried it, but this size works ok for me. Just slightly on the larger side, especially on the back.
Overall, I am very grateful to have won this bra set. It is really pretty and still wearable for everyday.