Have you ever sat poolside with a fruity drink with a lemon wedged on the side? Have you ever wondered what the lingerie version of all that would be? Well, my readers, I’ve found it. I snagged this bra on sale at Figleaves alon with the Mimi Apple Tart bra, but unfortunately had to return it.
The bra has cotton-lined, padded cups with cerulean blue lace overlay that my sister described as “creepy”- I suppose Mimi’s signature lace isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. The band is fairly loose in the 28F that I got it in, and quite stretchy. Like all other Mimi styles, it only has one row and four columns of hooks.
The biggest problem with this bra by far was the band. It was stretchy and unsupportive, and the fact that it felt like a string across my back certainly didn’t help- seriously Mimi, get more hooks!
The cups were standard Mimi Holliday padded styles, being wide and shallow with fairly thick padding. The wires are quite wide as well, which really didn’t help me as I have very narrow roots. This bra ha no immedate projection, so I found that the underwires did not sit right at the root of my boob, and rather sat on them.
My relatively projected boobs pushed the bra away from me, as you can see in the photo below- note the shadow by the spooky floating gore- that’s exactly how a bra is not supposed to fit. I think sizing up would just mean the cups get wider, so I refrained from doing so as that wouldn’t have helped me.
Another thing to note about this bra is that the hooks, when done up, look like they’re really straining. It does’t affect fit, but I thought it was interesting enough to mention.
This bra isn’t the worst bra I’ve tried. It’s far from it, really, but I’ve reached a point in my lingerie career that if I don’t absolutely love something, I’ll return it or sell it. I didn’t feel like I was getting the support or comfort I look for in a bra, so this baby had to go back, no matter how enticing that gorgeous shade of blue is. If you’re shallow or find Mimi bras fit you, go for this one- you won’t be disappointed.