As I tore open the box, my excitement mounted: Angela was presented in a neat package of pink tissue paper, surrounded by extras like pin badges (with jaunty messages like “Make Mountains out of Molehills”) and a pretty, branded notepad.
Details, little details. They make all the difference — and I felt sure that the bra would be brilliant if it were equally attentive to the minutiae. What I saw looked like it fit the bill. A quality bra with a no-fuss design and clever moulded cups.
I tried it on immediately — and this is what I found…
|Angela bra, $52, The Little Bra Company
Seller's blurb: This is The Little Bra Company's bestselling T-shirt bra. It has a deep plunge shape, smooth cups and convertible straps, so that it can be worn with T-shirts and also racerback or halter tank tops.
|Looks||The bra looks great. The sweet-heart neckline, nicely shaped cups and the high quality of the fabric are notable. The design, manufacture and even packaging all smack of care and attention.||5/5|
|Fit||TLBC advises customers to round up one band size. For example, if you usually wear a 32A, a 34A should be right. It also says that its bras are made specifically for smaller proportions, so the cups are slightly smaller. For these reasons, though I am usually a 32AA, I tried the bra in 34A. I think this would have worked if my breast tissue were just fractionally fuller. However, I found that the cup gaped ever so slightly. The 34A, I imagine, would be ideal for 32A women (and some 32AA).||3/5|
|Comfort||Apart from a very slight rub where the strap joins the cup, this bra is very comfortable to wear. The company provides clear instructions on how to get a comfortable fit on its website, by doing the "scoop", and the technique is spot on.||4/5|
|Uplift||Uplift is very impressive with this bra, thanks to the moulded contour of the cups.||5/5|
|VERDICT||This is a lovely bra, no doubt about it. A great design, well-crafted to deliver a curvier shape and a bit of "oomph". However, the fit was not perfect for me. TLBC says a lot of 32AA customers find that the bra fits them in 34A. So I'd say it's definitely worth trying it out if you are 32AA or 32A.||17/20|
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