Friday Review: Parfait “Danielle” – Arvostelussa Parfaitin “Danielle”

25 Oct

Hi lovelies! Oh how did my autumn break go? Well, I had a lot of fun but also “wonderful” time as a babysitter to my drunk friends. We had our annual uni event called “Mallasappro” where uni students drink a certain amount of pints and get a stupid badge for it to attach to their student overalls. Dumb, huh? Well, I was there, witnessing about 300 people getting mortal and puking every place they could think of. Fun!

But I’m not here to talk about my wild student life. I have a review (!) for you starring Parfait’s Danielle set. This set was provided generously by Finnish online store Lumingerie but this does not affect my opinions on the set.

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Design: I had been eyeing Danielle from a far for a couple of months when I first saw it appear on someone else’s blog in the ss13 shade of pale rose. I love how Parfait provides many options for different tastes when it comes to Danielle; there’s a regular moulded cup bra, also a very vintage-y longline bra, high-rise knickers and low-rise hipsters. This also solves a lot of problems fit-wise since not everything suits everyone. I first thought about going for the longline but then ended up with the regular bra (I have bad experience with longlines) and the high-waisted brief. 

When it comes to materials Parfait’s Danielle has everything covered: sultry shiny fabric with small fabric-covered buttons on the front, MASSIVE lace with a slight hint of sheen to it. Absolutely beautiful. Also the lace seems very high quality and mature so this is definitely not a the kind of bra you find from your regular high street store. 

The shape that this bra gives is pretty good. It is quite rounded which is due to the cup construction being moulded. It’s not much of an cleavage-giver and tends to splay my breast more in an east-westy style. I would prefer something that makes my boobs more centered under clothes but to me, this is more of a boudoir kind of style anyways. This bra should actually come with a warning – it adds a lot of volume to your natural breast size! What I noticed after ripping the package open was that the bra looked HUGE. I was almost convinced it would be too big on me but apparently you should never judge a book by its cover.

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Fit: As one of my readers pointed out of the Parfait promotional pic, the model’s boobs looked a little unsupported in her Danielle. I have a reason for this; the biggest issue with this bra are the straps. They are quite long and only half-adjustable which leads the model’s boobs to hang lower than they should (besides the fact that she was probably wearing a wrong size anyways). I could have done with a little shorter straps myself but when I fully adjust them they are quite ok. I’m still considering to shorten them a bit which seems a pretty easy task to do.

The band of this particular bra (and Parfait bras in general) tends to be quite tight. I opted for a 30G this time since my boobs have grown a bit but also my band size is a solid 30 (boxing lessons, thanks for back muscle). 30 band on Danielle feels to be on tighter side of 30 so this is good news to women with smaller underbusts than mine, I think a 28 or 29 could easily wear this with full support. The band has three rows of hooks and eyes which is good for extra support.
 
The cups are pretty wide and tall which adds the effect of whole-lotta-bra. However I didn’t feel like it had those infamous high-set wires people often have trouble with when it comes to Parfait and G+ sizes. I felt like the wires were a tad too wide on me but it’s not really notable like on my Fauve Bronte longline. What about the cup depth then? Pretty average too but I would say a little more on the shallower side towards the center especially. With this bra I’d suggest you to go a cup size up from your Panache size (mine’s 30FF) and leave it completely for other people if you tend to have really deep breasts.
 
I also got to try out the high-rise briefs which I have in size Small. I would say that these panties are pretty much true to size but suit the best women with short-to-average crotch-navel ratio. I have quite a long one so these cuties didn’t quite reach my navel area. This caused them to sit on my cookie pouch and roll a bit during the day. (Scroll down to the video to see a glimpse of the panties!)

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Comfort: As I said before, for its looks this is a boudoir kinda set which definitely adds glamour to your night out. It’s also a pretty sturdy style which makes you feel supported the whole time you are wearing it. On the other hand this causes some comfort issues that I need to notify. I have gained about an inched to my underbust which is why the band and the wires of this bra feel very restrictive and rigid. I can easily wear this bra for the whole day but it’s not the one I opt for home usage for example. 

The wires are made of very rigid material and do not bend easily. This is why you should seriously consider whether your underbust can take the pressure of the wires. I know some of you might suffer from a condition which causes bruising on your underbust skin and this is definitely not the bra for you. 

Verdict: Who do I recommend this bra to then? Well, as we have discussed. Sexiness is not something that is find easily in the full bust market. This sultry shade of purple gives a great sexy look to your autumn evenings. I would also recommend this bra to someone who prefers tight bands, women with longer torsos and women who need a bit wider than average wires and cups on the shallower side.

All in all this is great set for special occasions but fit- and comfort-wise Parfait has a bit to improve yet. Size range is 30-40 DD-G and very reasonably priced for such luxurious set (bras around £40 mark) compared to other brands and sets with the same kinda style.

Moi! Tiiättekö oikeesti paniikki iskee AINA kun istun tuohon kameran eteen, tosi kuumottava tilanne. Ja näin sivukommenttina hell yes laitoin näköjään nopeasti mun meikit koska en yleensä näytä noin umppalumpalta, sorry for that. Lisäksi musta on aivan äärimmäisen vaivaannuttavaa puhua kameralle, että antakaa armoa. Pliis.

Asiaan. Sain Lumingerielta arvosteltavaksi pari settiä ja ensimmäisenä niistä arvosteluun pääsi tämä ihana Parfaitin Danielle. Parfait onkin ihan uusi merkki meille suomalaisille ja on tosi hyvä juttu, että on saatu ihan oma jälleenmyyjä sillekin tänne Suomeen. Mun mielestä heidän tyyli kun on jotenkin  tosi uniikki ja vintage-inspiroitunut.

Settinä Danielle on tosi boudoir-tyylinen valtavine pitseineen ja kiiltävine materiaaleinen, elikkä jos suosit alusvaatevarastosi jaottelemista päivä- ja iltahepeniin, niin tässä setissä riittää koko illalle kyllä hohtoa. Tämä malli lisää myös rintoihin hiukan volyymia muotoonprässätyn mallinsa ja paksun kuppimateriaalinsa vuoksi.

Minulle Danielle tuntui istuvan oikein hyvin lukuunottamatta muutamaa seikkaa. Mitä en tuossa videolla maininnutkaan, ovat tämän mallin ohuehkot ja pitkät olkaimet, jotka tuntuivat olevan myös melko kauas toisistaan aseteltu. Elikkä valitettavasti naisille, joilla on lyhyt ylävartalo ja kapeat hartiat tämä malli ei välttämättä sovi. Olkaimet ovat vain puoliksi säädettävät ja itse jouduin säätämään niitä niin paljon kuin vain pystyi. 

Muutenpa en voi kuitenkaan moittia hirveästi settiä, tosi kivan näköinen ja ihan mun tyylinen! Lumingeriesta näitä saa koissa 65-90 DD-G ( 47 €) ja alushousuja XS-2XL (26€). Vaikka Lumingerielta nämä sainkin arvostelua varten niin tämä ei vaikuta arvosteluun, kaikki mielipiteet ovat omiani! 🙂

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