I am always on the look out for some good T-shirt bras in the full bust world. While each of the big brands has a few different seamless styles that purportedly give a smooth shape under clothes, it’s still sometimes not easy to find a holy grail – that one that really works for you.
Most seamless bras are padded bras made with foam moulding. This means that the cups themselves are moulded into a shape, and the fit depends on how much that shape matches the shape of your boobs (seamed, non-moulded bras, on the other hand, allow seams to give the support while the fabric of the bra then conforms more to the shape of your breast). For this reason, moulded bras can be a tricky fit! The usual problem is that they are too shallow or too wide, and an additional problem is that there are few of this style that go past a UK H cup.
I have reviewed (and own, and wear) a variety of different T-shirt bras. Most are not quite perfect for me because of shallowness or because the thick foam makes my boobs look too big for my frame! Today, for example, I wore my nude Cleo Maddie under a fitted shirt, tucked into some higher waisted slacks, and I’m pretty sure I looked slightly pornstar-esque. Oops
Enter the Fantasie Smoothing T-shirt bra, in 30FF:
For one, so comfortable. Every part of this bra. So soft. Second, the cups fit me like a glove. They are more projected at the bottom of the cups compared to your average moulded bra in this size range, and the tops of the cups are open enough for upper and inner fullness.
The bra gives just the right amount of uplift and cleavage (it’s actually pretty sexy – much more so than Fantasie’s other smooth styles like Rebecca, which was too full-coverage and blah on me), but there is also a good amount of containment for everyday wear because of the balcony cut and higher gore. The cup height is low enough, however, that it works well with lower necklines, especially scoop necks. The amount of padding is just right, too. Not too thick or too rigid, but thick enough that it hides most “nipplage”.
Fantasie, in my experience, has very consistent sizing, and the cups run one cup size large compared to many other brands. So you wanna size down. I am consistently 30FF in Fantasie, even though I am commonly 30G in other brands. This style goes up to a H cup, and down in band size to a 30. While I usually find Fantasie 30 bands to be too large for me, this one is actually tighter – or at least more supportive.
Now the silliest thing here is that this is a T-shirt bra, and I forgot to take pics with a shirt on! Whoops! Trust me though – this bra is the best I have ever seen under a shirt. Don’t see a thing! Usually I can see the tops of the cups at least a little through a shirt for most moulded bras (Deco, Parfait Casey, Cleo Neve, Panache Porcelain Plunge – Cleo Maddie is actually not bad on this point though), but for this one it’s invisible perfection.
What do you think of this bra? Have you given it a try?