Miss Mandalay Paige Reviewed
From a bra that didn’t quite work to MY NEW FAVOURITE BRA. For real. I love this bra so much that after wearing it for a couple hours to confirm its awesomeness I ordered the yellow colourway from bravissimo.
One of the best things about this bra? The band is very firm. I think it’s tighter than any bra I’ve tried, so for anyone in the 26-28 back range, this is a fantastic option. It closes with three rows of two hooks, pretty standard for a 28F. The straps are partly adjustable which worked fine for me, so this bra will work for petite women.
Now it’s time to just gush about how pretty this thing is. The colour, the trimmings, the seams, everything! I love it all. It’s a great take on such a classic, basic shape. I really have a thing for coral lately though, so I might be a tad biased toward it! The trimmings are a really nice light, creamy beige colour, which compliments the coral nicely. One thing I love about this bra is that it’s a bit lower cut than my other balcony bras, so I should be able to wear this under more clothing.
I’ve heard from a few locations online that the cups run small, but I completely disagree. The depth and size feels normal, comparable to freya or panache. It’s just that the ribbon at the top of the cups will dig in if you’re fuller on top. Perhaps sizing up would fix this, but I think it would just create other fit problems elsewhere. I also found that the top section is no where near as tight as many freyas, so it’s worth trying even if you’ve found the upper sections of freya bras too tight.
I’m so taken with this bra I’m having a hard time thinking of things to write about it! Just trust me, if your shape is anything like mine, this bra is awesome.
Where did you order this colorway from? The only site I can find my size is the Miss Mandalay site itself, but shipping from them is half the price of the bra itself! 😦 I already bought the three colorways that Bravissimo has, but the coral is stunning and I really want it!
Unfortunately I could only find it on Miss Mandalay’s website as well. I was crazy for it so I took the plunge and am so happy I did! I’ll let you know if I find it anywhere else, and always check ebay just in case!
Another bra I’d love to have but probably won’t. I love the shape it gives you. I’m full on top, so this probably won’t work for me with out sizing up. Really, the shape is the ideal natural, lifted, rounded, but still looks like a nice full breast. I’ll just add this to the list of bras that you own that I’d love to have. 🙂
I’m full on top and I’m in love with this bra. I went up a band size from my normal (32GG/H to 34GG), and it fits beautifully. The lining on the top of the cup is not particularly tight, so it doesn’t cut in very much at all. It’s completely unnoticeable under shirts. I’d give it a try!
Ohhh, I love this bra. I have the pink/yellow colorway, and I was trying to resist this one, and now . . . now I’m seriously tempted. I wish Miss Mandalay had a bigger presence in the US, because I think they fill a void in the full-bust market, especially, as you point out, for women with smaller band measurements. It looks lovely on you!
I couldn’t agree more. I can’t wait to try out more styles from Miss Mandalay and really hope that they become more accessible. I’m hoping they have more colours for Paige in store for us at Moda (which is currently happening, and I’m biting my nails waiting for photos to start popping up)!
I have never heard of Miss Mandalay =) What an excellent looking bra!
Thanks for the thorough review
That looks fantastic on you! I’m toying with the idea of ordering one. It reminds me of the Freya Arabella/Lyla/etc, which I love. The only thing I’m worried about is the bows on the straps… have you found them to show through clothing?
Hey Anna! I haven’t found the bows to show under clothing at all. That being said, I don’t wear a lot of really clingy clothing. If you find them to be a problem you could always remove them 🙂
I am a 28F and you’ve convinced me to get this! I also live in Canada, however I’ve contacted Large Cup Lingerie for a special order and I am more than pleased with their compliance and customer service. Windie, I highly recommend them for special orders, plus they do free shipping internationally!
OMG IS THIS THE REAL YUI HIRASAWA? (I kid, I kid, and I sure hope that your email is a K-on reference and not your real name otherwise this will look really strange)
I wish I had known about Large Cup lingerie when I ordered this for the first time! I love placing orders with them now, and have talked about them pretty extensively in later blog posts. Hope the bra works out for you!
No, I wish I was Yui! But I just really love the character hehe 😀 I hope I don’t creep you out but whilst looking for reviews online, I stumbled upon your blog and I must say, we must be boob twins Ever since I’ve been stalking all the bras that suit you! Thanks for your reviews 😀
Wow, well you have the best name ever. And unfortunately I’ve expanded a cup size (I’ll be posting about that soon), so at the moment we are only *almost* boob twins. Not creepy at all!
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