NAS Bras: K/R (pics under a tee)

I shopped at the NAS for the first time this year:  Ordered three different styles of bras, after realizing that my homemade ones are getting droopy, and I won't have the time to make more anytime soon.

I liked two of them, and would like your input on which to keep.  They're shown under a light weight tee that tends to show every lump and bump, so I hope it gives a good idea how these fit.

I bought two of each bra, intending to keep both of my favorite style.  
What do you suggest keeping?

#1 is the Chantelle 'C Magnifique'.  I like the slight minimization that it does.  I also like that the bra is light weight feeling.

#2 is the Wacoal.  It's heavier than the Chantelle, but I think is reasonably flattering.  The lift it produces is obvious (at least to me)

#3 is one of my current homemade bras, for reference.

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  • N-Marie replied 6 years ago

    I think both #1 and #2 look great. They both have a better shape, and are smoother under a t-shirt than #3. #2 does look slightly more "lifted" but it's not a huge difference to me (at least from the picture). If they are both comfy to wear, that's a big win.
    Yay for new bras!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Amy, it looks like you did well! I like what I can see of both of them. Why not go with one of each so that you can compare how they wear and how you feel about them over time? That was my approach this year. I kept quite a few different styles in the hope I'd make some discoveries about my bra preferences. 

  • Glory replied 6 years ago

    Amy I think both look great. If they fit well and are comfortable perhaps keeping both would be nice.

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    #1 and #2 both look great - I'd keep the one that is most comfortable out of the two or like others said, keep one of both if you're undecided.

  • K. Period. replied 6 years ago

    I think 2 looks better.  It just makes your whole chestigal (yes, that's an entirely made up word!) area look better.  However, it is a slight difference between 1 and 2, so if 1 is comfier than 2, I would go with 1.  I feel like a bit of a spanner saying this, but you are asking for feedback, so I'm taking a leap and I hope you won't be offended.  ....I think both 1 and 2 are noticeably better than 3.  They lift well, suggesting you are getting better support.  Also, by taking the visual weight off of the area immediately below your chest, they slim your middle.  I know both these bra lines, so I know they aren't cheap.  However, they do hold up very well, especially the Wacoal.  Plus I know that sewing at home isn't a cheap endeavor either because of the cost of materials and the time that it takes.  I think in this case it is worthwhile to keep these.   

  • Eliza replied 6 years ago

    Agree about 1 & 2 looking good. I see extra lift in 2 (unless it is an artifact of my small screen). Keeping them both for assessment makes sense, depending on comfort and how much you prioritize lift. For me, it is lift diminishing that indicates bra replacement time, along with strap/band loosening.

    Great choices!

  • ATLynn replied 6 years ago

    I think they both look great.  I would also keep one of both.  Sometimes you want a lightweight bra, and some days you need something sturdier to feel locked and loaded :)  The thinner strap on the Chantelle may be easier to wear under some sleeveless tops, but is also more prone to slipping out of place.  Having some variety may be a good thing. 

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    I think both are good choices.
    Agree with trying under different tops, sweaters in case you need a "bra capsule" of slightly different fits, vs if one is clearly better all-around--sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don't.

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for all the great advice - my favorite is #1, but I see the logic in keeping one of each both #1 and #2 - for all I know, once it's cold, I'll prefer the wacoal. :)  The extra-perkiness of #2 gives me pause, but I know that will likely relax out with some wear.

  • abc replied 6 years ago

    I think suz's idea is great - keep one of both then duplicate whichever is really the true proven favorite.

  • Gigi replied 6 years ago

    I can't really see much of a difference between 1 and 2, both of which look great. I like Suz's suggestion of keeping one of each so that you can see how they hold up over time.

    One problem I sometimes have with bras is that if the center piece that holds the cups together is quite high, sometimes it can be visible with deeper-cut V-neck tops. Will that be a problem?

  • Rebecca Mielke replied 6 years ago

    It is a little bit hard to say, but you can easily distinguish which is best: which puts your "crest" closer to halfway between your shoulder and your waist. As others have said, they both look good. The lift in #2 is not of the "in your face" variety. ;) If that is the better fit, I predict you will get used to the look.

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    They both look very good to me!
    I would probably go with the cheaper of the 2 if there is a difference- and spend the balance on fun stuff :)

  • Claudia replied 6 years ago

    Both new bras look really good. That Wacoal bra happens to be my holy grail bra. I hope they never stop offering it or change it.

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