The Lilyette Enchantment Minimizer Bra is a plus size friendly that will get your interest for two reasons. First, it is an affordable stylish bra – you’ll not easily come across this combination when it comes to larger cup bras. Second, its design is quite similar to the Freya Rio Balcony Bra. However, the Lilyette has some improved features coma pared to the Rio – though it is the perfect bra for plus size women, the perforated material used to design it makes it hard for it to be paired. On the other hand, the Lilyette is very smooth and is available in several different colors.
The straps on the Lilyette are placed at a perfect distance from the shoulder, making it hard for spillage to occur. They are made from a comfortable, thick material and are adjustable as well. You won’t need to deal with dig marks after wearing this bra for a whole day.
Cup and Gore
The bra has comfortable cups and you’ll feel like it runs true to its size. If you can go down or up a cup size, you’d want to consider going down at least one size down with this bra. The Lilyette has quite a prominent seam that runs along the center of the bra, meaning it will likely be visible on lighter tops. This happens to be one of the most common problems with most of the bras of this style. The bra might not be the perfect match for a skimpy summer outfit, but you can wear it under you fall or winter clothing.
Looking at the gore, if your breasts are wide-spaced or ‘normally’ spaced, they are likely to lie flat on the chest if you get the wrong sizing. However, if you’re breasts are narrow-set, you might have an issue with the gore popping out.
The Lilyette’s wide-winged strap on the back is most likely one of the strongest features of the garment, which is a welcoming surprise for a bra design that is also affordable. This means that you’ll have a bra with a seamless smoothing effect, and at the same time experience little to no formation of back fat. The bra comes with three rows of hooks for larger sizes, but as you will discover over time, having a four-hook seam is better for maximum support.
The band offers a comfortable feel and will stay at the same place for the entire day without riding up.
The bra does not have any boning at the side where it meets up with the cup. The best way to create support in such a situation is by having a more substantial underwire, similar to the one on the Lilyette. However, this will result to less side support because there should be, though if given a little minimizing effect, the lack of boning will mean that the final shape will not be great as you’d expected.
If you’re 5’7” with a wide chest of 38-40, the long underwire will not be a problem for you under the arms, even after the bra has been adjusted to the tightest strap setting, which can be a problem for someone with a slightly narrow chest.
The bra feels comfortable under the breasts, and housing for the underwire is thick enough that you won’t feel uncomfortable from the pressure caused by the underwire.
The material used in designing this bra is perfect as it is well-made, breathable and comfortable. The bra is quite supportive and the lifting effect is amazing because it will not strain your shoulders.
The Lilyette offers a nice, rounded appearance, however, its seams don’t guarantee a slightly pointy feel for some breast shapes. Although the bra minimizes a little, it doesn’t minimize enough for a bra claimed to be a minimizer would be expected to do. The end result you’ll get is a natural look without excessive flattening. However, the bra does distribute weight evenly on the sides.
Lounging, all-day wear
Can an Affordable Bra Be Perfect?
This bra will be comfy if you get the right sizing for it. It is recommended that you re-measure yourself before buying it because the sizing in other bras isn’t similar to that of the Lilyette. Overall, this bra deserves a 4 out of 5-star rating.