Avocado Review: Caprice

As you all know, I have reviewed the Kyoto. HOWEVER! I have dug up a seven year old digital camera and have taken better pictures. You will soon see evidence in this post, and I will post better shots of the Kyoto to make that old review a lil spiffy. Spiff spiff.

Look at that semi-nice detail. My boyfriend might be a photographer, but I don't know what I'm doing. Yay!

Look at that semi-nice detail. My boyfriend might be a photographer, but I don’t know what I’m doing. Yay!

I must say that the Caprice is a real beauty (and, btw, a 65G here). The details of this bra take it from “basic” to “basically real nice”. It is, unfortunately, not a bra that works under thin shirts – the cup details, which are raised stripes, show right through. So I wouldn’t recommend this for when you’re trying to go incognito, as we tend to do, pretending that our breasts are naturally high up. I actually find the Caprice a little complicated in person, but in a good way. She’s got it all going on. Well, as a bra. On my body, we have some problems.

The detail is so beauteous! But look at all those bottom wrinkles. My breasts don't sit where the wires do. Do you sense a theme? Well? Do you?!

The detail is so beauteous! But look at all those bottom wrinkles. My breasts don’t sit where the wires do. Do you sense a theme? Well? Do you?!

Like the Kyoto, the Caprice has a bit too much cup for me to deal with. My center fullness is well accommodated, yes, but the bottom of my breast is very far away from the underwires. There is too much cup on the side. If I could scoot the underwires upwards and inwards, then we would be very happy together. This bra, in my experience, is not short-person with narrow-and-high roots friendly.

I'm showing you with my thumb where my IMF actually is...and honey, it ain't where the underwire is. ..Still, I love the very round shape. If you're taller than I am, the Caprice is a better "round" than the Kyoto! : )

I’m showing you with my thumb where my IMF actually is…and honey, it ain’t where the underwire is.
..Still, I love the very round shape. If you’re taller than I am, the Caprice is a better “round” than the Kyoto! : )

From the front, she looks pretty nice, I must say. To the untrained eye, she looks like a decent fit. But she and I are only somewhat getting along. I have more wrinkles on my larger side in this, surprisingly, than my smaller one! I’m not sure why exactly this is, but I suspect it’s because my unruly larger boob is straining parts of the cup where it isn’t finding necessary room.

:'( Work on my body, you cruel vixen...

😥 Work on my body, you cruel vixen…

Okay, okay: I know what you’re thinking. Rate this sucker. And fine, fine, I will.

Appearance of bra itself (10/10)—Beautiful bra that looks understated at a glance, but really isn’t. This is so intricately and beautifully crafted that I would say the Caprice is absolutely worth its price. If you want something simpler, the Marcie will be coming out soon in beige!

Appearance of bra on my body (6/10)—Nice, rounded profile, but shows through clothes. I have to wear something thicker over this one. It also has a million wrinkles and is too wide/tall, but has great depth. I have no in-cup quadding where I’m fullest, which is pretty rare. Alas, Caprice has too much cup for me everywhere else.

Comfort of…

Straps (5/10)—Like the Kyoto, I had to force the slider over embroidered parts for it sit somewhat near my IMF. Straps dig in and are less stretchy than those of my Cleos, making it very uncomfortable.

Band (9/10)—Two hooks for all my Avocados – I should note that! The band is not very stretchy as it is, but the elastic irritates my skin.

Gore (5/10)—Comes up somewhat high and hurts my sternum. The H-cut is even worse and more painful, though.

Underwire (5/10)—At least an inch away from my IMF on all sides, so it’s pretty much just on my ribcage like a cruel ghoul.

Cups (7/10)—I have no comfort issues and there is no in-cup quadding whatsoever. The shape it gives it actually very beautiful. But I have wrinkles all over the place and, I’ll repeat, there is too much excess cup all around my breast.

Overall rating, then? Caprice gets…

67% – ALMOST a C!

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