I have this in Sugar Plum, Blue Majik, and now the Black bra from the Basics collection. This color in particular is so light and fun, and I love the unique name. The new pads in this bra compared to the Sugar Plum are great! They have a flat bottom that fits well inside the cups of the bra. I’m small-chested so this bra is supportive enough for me.
Sigh. I really wanted to like this bra. When it first came out last year in the sugarplum collection and was selling out, I really didn't understand the hype.
And after ordering one and trying it on, I still really don't understand the hype (even more, if that is possible).
There are some beautiful, elegant features to this bra: the colours, the straps, the back criss-cross pattern. The front, however, is extremely problematic. Other reviewers have said this already, so it may sound redundant, but I do concur: there is just not enough fabric in the front. I don't mean in terms of modesty, I mean in terms of FUNCTIONALITY. Even if it were just an INCH higher in the front, while it would still be too low, it would make a huge difference in terms of holding the boobs in place the way a bra actually should. Even with the cups taken out (which I do with most of my bras anyway), this issue was not resolved. You'd think that wearing a shirt over top would help, but nope! It really doesn't conceal anything. All it shows is how much is spilling out at the top and barely contained. Gives the area a weird effect, like they're bubbling out over the small bit that is in the bra (trust me, it's not flattering). In fact, the back is actually higher than the front, which you can see in the attached pictures. This should be enough of a warning that the front will fit way off. (It should be higher in the front.) And just to be clear (and this is the kicker): I don't even have a large bust! Nearly every single one of my other bras from popflex is a small. All my Gulch bras - which fit beautifully and which I wear all the time - are smalls, and I love them! But not with this one. Sizing up is always an option, but I doubt it would solve the issue of the front's low cut design.
Bottom line is: **This bra would fit perfectly if it were just a few inches higher in the front.** It fits perfectly everywhere else.
Another reason why sizing up likely wouldn't have solved the issue: the band and straps would have been too loose. They fit perfectly now. This whole bra would and should fit perfectly, but, again, way too low in the front for functionality. Popflex, please change these bras so they are not so low cut in the front. I will gladly buy one then.
I can hardly feel comfortable wearing this bra under my clothes and doing every day tasks, let alone wearing it on it's own and working out in it. That's how bad it is. I realize that this is not an issue for all who have purchased it, but unless you are one of the few that this somehow fits, I cannot and would not recommended this bra to anyone based on my experience with it. A hard no for me.
I got so many compliments when I wore this to my school’s labs! Everyone wanted to know where I got it from. It fits just right and the color is perfect. I also like that the straps don’t slip down!
I can't get over how beautiful the back of this bra is. I feel like a ballerina every time I wear it! I own it in the light blue color as well and was so thrilled when they released it in black as well. I use it to lounge around in, for lower impact workouts, and under clothing with wider necks (the straps are widely spaced out which is perfect for hiding under certain outfits).
The design is absolutely stunning, I can't stop looking at the details! It looks really good worn, maybe a little on the tight side though (would probably fit better removing the cups). The only down point is you can slightly see the cups.