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Alternatives to the neither stylish nor beautiful Esme bra?
I have been wearing the fantastically ugly Fantasie Esme bras for a few years now and I find them very good for comfort and fit but they have been discontinued. I need a seam free alternative with the centre back straps as I find them so much better than the normal straps. Does such a thing exist or has it been discontinued because people just don't want this sort of thing? Please help - I am down to my last bra of this style and I need to prepare for the day it dies on me.
The nearest equivalent that Fantasie produced that I've seen is the Echo Lace, but I am not sure if it is a style that they intend to keep long term. It's a pity because the shape worked well for quite a few people, but obviously not enough to continue it.
The next closest shape is their Rebecca, but I have found it to be a little more generous in the cup so a 34FF may be enough for you.
Thank you. Will take a look at the Rebecca. The Echo Lace seems to be discontinued as well, sadly. It doesn't have to be Fantasie, I really just need something I can wear under t-shirts and where the straps don't fall off.
Unfortunately, I literally cannot get into a smaller back size. I am already wearing much smaller than I am measuring, and I can only do them up on the loosest hook, even after many months of wear. I have been advised to try a smaller back size before but I think my problem is narrow/sloping shoulders. I don't seem to have much luck with bras. I spend an absolute fortune on them and I still don't have one that is anything less than hideous to look at and I walk along tugging at the straps as they fall off.
Right now I am in a foxy Freya underwired sports bra and I have the straps on the shortest settings and they don't fall down, even during tennis, but I think that is due to the style of the bra as it is very full coverage. It tends to be the balconette style that fall down.
Oh ps my bra lady (local indie) told me recently that the main designer from Panache has gorn to Charnos hence the uptick in more stylish and less sensible-brogues-type stuff coming through from Charnos!