We first came across Wellfitting as a brand a good time ago, when they were first starting up, I think through A Bra That Fits. We were intrigued by the concept – they’re a US brand who provide Polish lingerie for women in America and around the world. The company was started by two women who were tired of not being able to find the bras they wanted in the sizes they wanted, so they teamed up with Polish company Comexim to produce a range of beautiful bras in a vast range of sizes – they currently offer 26 to 50 bands in A to O cups, a pretty outstanding size range really! The bras are all crafted in Poland individually, so rather than having every single size in stock at any given time, they’ll be made to your order. This means that tweaks can often be made too if need be.
We were offered a chance to try out their Jade Liftsational Longline Demi (psst: if you buy through our referral link, you get 10% off!) as a joint review so we could contrast and compare the bras, so of course we leapt at the opportunity! Joint reviews are our favourite to do and you readers seem to love seeing how a bra fits a different sizes. Wellfitting seem to specialise in these gorgeous 3 part demi cups and longlines, so it seemed fitting (haha, get the pun?! Sorry…) that we try one of their best styles.
Edit (moved from bottom of post to top!): The Liftsational Longline Demi bra in jade is available to buy at Wellfitting in sizes 26 to 36, DD to N for $79. There is also a listing for the same style bra in a different size range: 38 to 50, A to G, also $79. EDIT: And looking more closely, it’s even better than that – the listings for a 28 band for example go up to an R cup! So make sure to check it out as they might do your size! There are other colour options, non-longline and plunge versions of the bra available to buy here too. For 10% off, click through our referral link!
Shamefully, I still have very little grasp on how the size conversions work for Wellfitting. After a blur of exchanged measurements, emails, and questions—I ended up ordering my usual 30D (which, according to the sizing chart on their website, is the equivalent of…a 30D). With it being a longline, there was some debate (when I say debate, I mean a suggestion from Sian) that I potentially size up in the band. I’ve never had a longline before, but I am a big fan of comfort; although I’ve always loved the look of a longline, I’m always slightly suspicious they might be a bit tight round the old ribs.
I have to say—the fit on this bra is pretty perfect. Maybe they get it so right because each bra is made to order (we love that—cutting out the waste); maybe Poland has just got their sizing down in comparison to the rest of the world. I know Polish bras have been making a name for themselves among the bigger busted in the lingerie community, but as someone on the other end of the spectrum—I, too, have to extoll their brilliance! I’ve yet to review a Polish bra that hasn’t fitted brilliantly.
In particular, the depth (or I should say shallowness) of the cups are perfect for me. I often suffer from one of two issues: either a bra will gape on top, or it’ll be too small altogether, and I’ll get a bit of quad-boob going on. I find it quite difficult to get exactly the right fit, having a shallow breast type that tends toward being heavier on bottom. I’m really impressed with how the cups fit on this bra. No amount of jumping around, wriggling, or wearing it out all day could make it gape. On first sight, I did think it looked a bit small in the cups—but clearly, these ladies have some magical sewing abilities, as it fits just right. All the thumbs up from this corner.
Now, the band. I’m going to hold my hands up here and say that I’ve been a very bad bra blogger this summer. Due to a mix of being incredible busy with work, running all over the country, and going abroad (not to mention a short stint on a boat)—I’ve been living out of a backpack, and that backpack has only contained two bras. And one of those was a yoga bra. So, having essentially lived bra-less for the past three months, introducing my body back to the wonderful world on bras has been, at points, challenging. ANYTHING has felt tight and uncomfortable, unless it has been made out of bamboo and essentially been a crop top. So to cut this long story short—I do find the longline band on this beauty to be rather tight. Ideally, I think I should probably have sized up, just for my own personal comfort (Sian is always right.) Fit-wise, though, I don’t think I can complain at all. It fits perfectly on loosest set of hooks—plenty of room for future loss of elasticity—and doesn’t dig in. I love where it sits on my ribs; it doesn’t flip up, and stays pretty much securely in place for a whole day.
The shape it gives claims, on the website, to be a ‘Marie Antoinette style cleavage, while smoothing both back and sides’. I agree on the smoothing front: everything is all very smooth. Marie Antoinette, however, I am not. I can see that this would probably be the case on someone with a little more ‘depth’, but as is usually the case with me—this doesn’t really provide a huge amount of cleavage. I would say that is gives a fairly natural, rounded shape, with a hint of that corset-effect push up.
I completely adore this shade of green. I think it’s so pretty on pale skin (which, you might have noticed, I ain’t short of). The colour comes up really well on the photos, so what you see is what you get: a bright jade with a shine to it. I love the simplicity in the design of this bra: it isn’t cluttered with extra faff (no lace, no bows, no plastic gems). I think it’s a really classy, classic longline; the beauty is in that gorgeous colour, and that speaks for itself. I’m also going to steal a point from Sian here that she spotted first, but that I also love—the back of the band isn’t made from the usual mesh fabric, but from the green fabric that makes up the cups. It’s quite rare to see that now, and I think it makes a real difference in terms of quality.
Interesting to note: the major difference we can see between the big bust v small bust sizes is in the back. The back to my bra is a square cut-out, where the directly meet the band. Sian’s, however, has more of a sweeping ‘U’ shape to it.
The 30D version of the Liftsational Longline Demi has fully adjustable straps, and 3 sets of 5 hooks and eyes. Makes it a bit difficult to do up by yourself; but that’s alright for me, because I’ve got a Sian. Hurray!
Well, now that Charley’s stolen all my points, you might get off lightly with my review…we’ll see!
Julia at Wellfitting was fab in helping us decide what sizes to go for. The calculator on the site was really quite accurate for me, suggesting either a 28K in their sizing for a snug fit or a 30J for a comfy fit. My usual Comexim size is a 65J so enquired with Julia as to whether the Comexim 65J was the same as their 30J, and indeed it was, so I knew which size I’d probably be best in. I chose to go for the 30J comfy fit rather than 28K snug fit as I have a slight flare to my rib cage and prefer to be safe rather than sorry! Fortunately I find the band on this longline to be on the tighter side – definitely slightly more snug than either of my other longlines (Freya Daydreamer and Cleo Minnie, both reviewed here) but still very comfortable. It does very occasionally flip up at the bottom front if I slouch (I know, I should just learn to stop slouching!) but that’s a minor inconvenience for me considering how pretty it is and how otherwise comfortable it is.
I don’t tend to reach for my other longlines often – in fact, my Freya Daydreamer has gone to a better home now as I couldn’t deal with the band on it constantly rolling and flipping. My Cleo Minnie is a favourite in terms of shape, but I do find I can feel the longline quite a bit. The Liftsational Demi Longline though I wore for 2 days straight (bad bra blogger!) and forgot I was wearing it. Comfortable? Definitely.
The cups are a good fit for me. They’re three part with vertical seams – a cut that’s very popular among Polish brands. The 30J (or 65J) is the size I’ve taken in all my previous Comexim bras (Irish Coffee review here & Tropical Garden here), but I hadn’t tried one seamed like this from Comexim before, although it is a favourite Ewa Michalak cut of mine (only one review of one of those, here). The cups are slightly shallow, as Char mentions, but are fortunately not too shallow for me. Because of this, they give a pretty awesome push up effect on me. The top edge of the cup is also open enough that it allows enough room for the push up effect but doesn’t cut in. I was a little worried from the look of it that it was going to have a closed edge on top because of the black ribbon edging (which looks really effective against the jade green), but luckily that doesn’t happen. The wires are narrower than most and spot on for me.
(We had a bit of fun with the photos and some accidental self-timer shots, as you can probably see above XD)
As Char mentioned, you can see in my larger size, the Liftsational Longline Demi has a scooped U back with black elastic along the top band edge whereas Char’s smaller size has straight edge without the visible elastic which is really interesting. It’s good to see that they’re considering the different needs of smaller and larger sizes and adjusting the design slightly for these, which must be a lot of hard work really as manufacturing for larger sizes needs a lot more engineering (as well as fabric!).
The only problem with having your size sewn up specifically for your order (I know – what problem could come of that?!) is delivery time. I’m not a stranger to long waits between order and delivery because I like buying made to order lingerie – these are often smaller and more independent businesses that I try to support when I can. But if you’re not used to a wait, you might find it a little frustrating – especially when you’re so excited at the prospect of having the most beautiful lingerie and knowing that it’s being made for you RIGHT NOW and wanting it in your hands – we’re such a right here, right now generation, sigh! (And I am definitely guilty of this – hello, Amazon Prime!). The product listing for this bra states it can take around 4 weeks for manufacture, with an explanation of how this allows them to offer their massive size range with a dozen skilled seamstresses on hand to create your bra. Our bra order confirmation came on the 6th June then we received a dispatch email on the 15th July, and the bras were in our hands (/on our bodies) on the 21st July. The delivery itself was pretty quick and the wait for manufacture wasn’t excruciating. For me, it’s definitely worth the wait to have something so gorgeous that fits me really well.
So overall, a gorgeous colour (reminiscent of mermaids – a favourite for us!), really well fitting on me (as Wellfitting’s name suggests!), good shape (with plenty of push up effect) and comfortable. What more could you want in a bra?!
The Liftsational Longline Demi bra in jade is available to buy at Wellfitting in sizes 26 to 36, DD to N for $79. There is also a listing for the same style bra in a different size range: 38 to 50, A to G, also $79. EDIT: And looking more closely, it’s even better than that – the listings for a 28 band for example go up to an R cup! So make sure to check it out as they might do your size! There are other colour options, non-longline and plunge versions of the bra available to buy here too. For 10% off, click through our referral link!