Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Japanese Bra Review - Shirohato Web Store (Inexpensive Bras with Small Band Sizes) ♥

My beautiful Shirohato purchases~

I know I'm not alone when I say that it's nearly impossible to find appropriately-sized bras without spending an arm and a leg. Not because I'm particularly busty (spoiler alert: I'm not), but because I'm just a little...well, little.

The "I need a smaller band/ larger cup than is available here" crowd is pretty massive, and I'm surprised that buying bras from Japan is almost never proposed as a solution. Well, it IS a solution, and it's my solution of choice (love ya Parfait by Affinitas, but I can't keep paying the prices that I pay for bras that threaten stab me with their underwire within a year's time).

I've been converted.

Nowadays, I only purchase bras from Shirohato. Everything is beautiful, inexpensive, and (most importantly) everything FITS.

Unfortunately, reviews for Shirohato are almost nonexistent online. As a result, I have decided to submit my own experience to the internet archive.

Well then, let's get on with the review ^^!

This time around, I ordered four different items from Shirohato. I ordered three bra/ panty sets and one "lucky bag." Each "lucky bag" contains either 2 or 3 randomly selected bras of your given size.

Item #1Sayaka Natural Cotton Series Bra and Panty Set
Price: 7.64 USD

This bra comes with removable pads. Even without the inserts, the bra is heavily padded.

This bra is an ultra-padded and ultra-comfy dream come true. The gore sits flat against my chest, all of my breast tissue is contained within the cups, and it gives me AMAZING cleavage (thank you, removable pads).

The band on this bra is super forgiving, so I wear it on the smallest hook to ensure that I'm getting the proper support.

Item #2: Shake Body Lacy Aurora Series Bra and Panty Set
Price: 7.64 USD

More removable cups

This is officially the prettiest set I own.

This bra features a much lower front than the Sayaka Natural Cotton, which means that on my chest, the gore tends to pull away just a bit. This bra gives me a touch more cleavage than the Sayaka. Even so, the bra does not produce any quadboob and the band feels comfortable on my body.

Attached to the bra is a tag with the printed phrase "Glamour up!" and a graphic that offers an accurate portrayal of what this does for my chest. The extra cleavage boost is nice, but the bra looks like it's trying pretty hard. Personally, I prefer a more natural cleavage boost like the one given by the first bra.

This bra still gets full marks from me, though. It fits me very well and can be worn comfortably on a daily basis.

Item #3: St.Audrey Summer Bra Cleavage Making Seamless Bra and Panty Set
Price: 9.25 USD

No removable cups
Next, we have the wallflower of the group. It's easy to be persuaded by all of the beautiful lacy and heavily-embroidered options available on the Shirohato website. In this order, I made sure to purchase at least one bra that can be worn under a thin t-shirt. This bra isn't without its own charm, however. Check out that beautifully unique scalloped edge!

The material on this bra is soft and smooth (in contrast with the others that are covered in lace). I'm wearing this one with my pajama shorts as I write this review. It's so comfy I'd wear it to bed! Seriously, everything in the world should be made out of this stuff.

Even though this bra does not include removable pads, it still has more than its fair share of padding. It gives me a very natural-looking cleavage boost which I certainly appreciate.

The gore sits flesh with my chest and the cups are the perfect size. I'm in love with this bra  .

Item #4: 2-Piece Bra Lucky Bag
Price: 8.04 USD

Lucky Bag Bra #1
This bra was the biggest disappointment in the order. The bra did not come with any removable pads, but there is a pouch in which I may place removable pads if I wish. I suppose that's a nice option to have.

The band fits well and the gore does tack. The cups, however, are a little large for me. If I were to order this bra alone, I would order the same band size with one cup size smaller.

Lucky Bag Bra #2
Now we're talking.

This bra is lightly padded and comes with a pair of thin removable pads. When worn, this bra produces a natural-looking shape but does not offer much in the way of a cleavage boost.

That being said, this bra is absolutely GORGEOUS. The design is to die for, and the dangling rhinestone gem on the front of the gore is absolutely regal.

The gore tacks and the cups fit. I would buy this bra on its own if given the chance.

Shipping: I placed my order on the 28th of July and received it on the 3rd of August. The shipping cost was a mere 14.95 USD for the whole order. For less than 50 USD total I hauled 5 beautiful bras (3 of which included lovely matching panties) that arrived within a week. Not bad at all!

A note on sizing: In most bras, I wear a size 30D or 28DD. In Japanese sizes, a 65E fits me perfectly.

To find your fit, please refer to these charts:

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