Marseilles Lace Balconette Bra
Seamed, unlined balconette underwire bra
Side boning for added support
Back adjustable stretch straps
3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure
Columns and rows increase with size
Runs large, lots of stretch in the cup.
I am normally a 38GG/38H in UK sizes. Since this bra is manufactured to US sizes, I would normally be sized out of it. However, I had read that Parisa tends to run large in the cup and their bras are so beautiful that I really wanted to give them a try. If not for every day wear, then I figured they would at least look good for special occasions. I ordered a 38H. I considered sister-sizing up to a 40 band, but I really cannot stand loose bands, so I decided to just try the 38 and I am glad I did.
I was pleasantly surprised by the Marseilles! I'm full on top and this bra is perfectly cut for a nice open upper cup. I am also very projected, especially right at the underwire and this cut has no problem accommodating my breasts. The stretch lace is very smooth, soft, and stretchy, so the bra fits comfortably and gives me an excellent shape, too. I loved them so much, I ended up ordering more and have been wearing them constantly.
I would recommend sizing down at least a cup size and maybe two from your usual size. The fabric has a lot of stretch and the cups are roomy. The lace is smooth does not show under clothing, but the central vertical seam in the cups does show through thin fabric a bit. Nipples will show through the lace.
Overall, I wish this bra had a larger size range and more color choices, but am otherwise thrilled with it.