Disclosure: Lunaire provided this bra for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Now that Im back home for a spell, its time to catch up on the lingerie reviews Ive had pending for the last couple of months! Though Ive never talked about Lunaire on the blog before, Ive pretty excited about doing this review as the bra I chose has made into my comfy bra rotation.
Lunaire is a family-owned company that began 20 years ago. All their bras are designed in NYC, and they retail for the stunningly low price point of between $32 and $39. They specialize in the upper end of standard sizing, offering cup sizes C thru DD and band sizes 32 thru 40. I chose to review their classic lace bra in the color black, size 34C. The bra retails for $34, is made of nylon and spandex, and is manufactured in Thailand.
My first impressions were that this bra is very basic, very straightforward, and yet very well-made. I liked the crossover stitching detail on the front center gore, and I thought the satin on the band and gore was very soft to touch. Sometimes, lace and mesh in inexpensive bras can be a bit scratchy, but the fabric on this bra wasnt irritating at all. I wouldnt call the lace especially fancy or fine or delicate, but I did think it was pretty, especially given the price point.
The interior of the bra features a side panel for added lift and support. I usually call these boob slings but this interior panel was so extensive that it almost felt like a secondary cup. The cups have a single, sewn seam separating the upper third from the lower two-thirds of the cup. There are three columns and two rows of hook and eye closures in the back.
Regarding fit, I was surprised at how comfortable this bra was. I try to keep an open mind for reviews, but I dont buy a lot of full cup styles (theyre not especially flattering to my breast shape) so I was quite pleased at how well this bra fit. There is some loose fabric at the top of the cup, but thats not a bra issue. Its my boobs. In terms of all day or regular wear, Ive worn this bra at least a dozen times since I received it, and I forget Im wearing it each time, which is the mark of a perfect bra to me.
However, the full cups mean that this is a lot of bra. The cups come up pretty high (higher than the neckline of most of my shirts) so I wouldnt pair this with scoopnecks, v-necks, tank tops, or any other necklines besides aВ crew or turtleneck. In addition, I dont usually comment on band stretchiness, but Lunaires bands are pretty stretchy. That didnt bother me because I like a loose band, but if youre needing or wanting a more supportive bra, I could see how thats a problem. Id also say this bra is more on the conservative side. The lace isnt sheer, thats a beige lining. So if youre wanting something with more boudoir appeal, youll want a different bra.
That said, I really like Lunaires classic lace bra. Its comfy. Its expensive. It holds up very well to repeated wearing, and it works great under t-shirts and sweaters. If youre looking for a good buy under $50, give it a try.
Author: Cora Harrington