Product Review: Wacoal Embrace Lace

Hello Hello,

After months of constant wear, my tee shirt bras are looking a little worse of the wear, and when I saw the Wacoal Embrace Lace, I thought it might be a nice addition to my collection:

Sizing:  From past experience, I know Wacoal bras have a tighter, firmer band than Freya, Fantasie, or Panache, so I bumped up to the 32DDD (UK E).  As expected, the 32 was snug without being too constricting, but the cups are small.  I have some tissue overflow at the top and center of the bra which makes me think I need a G cup . . . which doesn’t release until March.  Waaaah!  For a good fit in the cup, I’d recommend sizing up at least one size especially compared to UK manufacturers.

Fit:  Taking aside the boob smash-age from a small cup, I like the overall fit of the bra, and I’d love to try it in the bigger size.  The wire width feels perfect without being too wide on the side, and I like how the style straddles the line between a plunge and balcony.  With a much lower center gore than some of Wacoal’s other offerings, the Embrace Lace seems like a good compromise between wanting support and anchorage but not necessarily a lot of coverage.

Materials & Design:  Starting with the purely functional, I like the material on the cups.  It’s a comfortable foam that offers nipple protection and smoothness but still manages to be flexible enough to fit my shape.  In fact, it reminds me a little of the spacer bras I’ve tried in the past although this is definitely a regular foam.  Also, the fully-adjustable straps are perfect for customizing the fit even though you can see I didn’t need to take advantage of this feature.  Finally, I was skeptical about the lace and embroidery along the wings and band, but it does not feel irritating at all.  I like how the lace turns this basic bra into something pretty, especially in the black color.  Erica likes to call these “Basics with a Twist,” and I have to agree.  I can’t wait to try the bra again with the extended sizing.

Overall Grade:  A

Product Review: Wacoal Embrace Lace
Dezi
I'm a 24 year old sometime student, full-time lingerie addict. Love all things sexy and pretty and hope to help others with my experiences.
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One thought on “Product Review: Wacoal Embrace Lace

  • February 14, 2014 at 7:49 am
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    Beautiful bra!

    Totally random, but I found this ad by Wacoal this morning. It’s wonderful and I thought you and Erica would enjoy it. =]

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