Fortnight Review: Vega Longline

We’ve reviewed the Maryjane and Mira longlines. Now it is time to review the Vega, which is known to run small in the cup. I will agree with that assessment, since it seems to be one cup-size down from an F. I think it has something to do with the way the material stretches – I’m pretty sure it only stretches in one direction. Anyway. Let us review what I’ve said of Fortnight so far, especially in relation to being short:

*Gorgeous designs

*Slightly androgynous appeal

*Band folds upwards if your belly is higher than the bra anticipates

Okay, so we have that down. Now, let’s look at the Vega, which I purchased as a 30F in a burnt orange/rust color. It’s one of my favorite colors, actually! I have a sweater and a dress in the exact same shade, so that’s something. This one also has my favorite band of the bunch, being thinner than the rest. With the other Fortnights, it sometimes feels like half my back is covered by the band. I can “breathe” better in this band.

Let’s study our specimen.

This one has less coverage in the center than the others. But look at the fabric! I'm a fan of the lines. It's also very comfortable.

This one has less coverage in the center than the others. But look at the fabric! I’m a fan of the lines. It’s also very comfortable.

This is simply an attractive bra. It has a subtle, rusty sheen that I really like. It’s nowhere near as shiny as the Mira, but it also supports much better than the Mira. This sort of mesh doesn’t have as much “give” to it. I do wish it didn’t have such a “v” shape towards the front, though, but I just never like those shapes on my body. It just so happens that the center is where I have the most tata, and the center of this bra just doesn’t like that.

I am actually being lifted, which is nice. This one also doesn't try to bite my armpits. That's a  plus. So keep that in mind if you have a narrow frame - the Vega will probably be kinder to your perfectly nice underarms.

I am actually being lifted, which is nice. This one also doesn’t try to bite my armpits. That’s a plus. So keep that in mind if you have a narrow frame – the Vega will probably be kinder to your perfectly nice underarms.

Nevertheless, I have to repeat: this is a very, very attractive bra. It’s simple at a glance, and its details aren’t so overboard that you’re drowning in them. It’s very tasteful. It has a certain sportiness to it, which I don’t mind, despite the fact that I am anti-sporty. I am passionately into sitting down.

This one is also quite comfortable. If my Maryjane is dirty, I will go to the Vega. If the Vega is dirty, I’ll sort through my three Lunas (one of which is lost? How does that happen?). If the Lunas are dirty, I’ll glower at my Mira and settle on wearing that. I do have to note that these are only good as “period bras” if you aren’t bloated, though, because the band will constrict you. If you’re taller and actually have a ribcage that has a few inches before you have a belly, I doubt you’ll have the same problem. But I do. The Vega is the best for bloated-period-sadness-pain-time in my opinion because I find it has the most stretch. I also am able to comfortably sleep in this. Sometimes, yes, I will sleep in a bra – sometimes my titties hate me and will be extraordinarily sore without one, even if I’m lying down.

One for the road: detail shot.

See how the stripes are constructed? It's like, tiny fabric lines. I can't describe it. It's lovely, that's what I know.

See how the stripes are constructed? It’s like, tiny fabric lines. I can’t describe it. It’s lovely, that’s what I know.

Now for our rating.

Appearance of bra itself (10/10)—I cannot fault Fortnight for basically any of its bras, looks-wise. The Vega falls under this category.

Appearance of bra on my body (7/10)— It gives a decent lift and profile, but the middle of the bra gaps way further than other Fortnights.

Comfort of…

Straps (10/10)—Good old straps.

Band (9/10)—Again, 4 hooks, low back. My favorite band of the bunch.

Gore (N/A)… No gore.

Underwire (N/A)—No underwire.

Cups (6/10)—Not a perfect fit, but not very uncomfortable. They’re a lil tall.

Overall rating, then? Fortnight Vega longline gets…

84% – You got a B, great work!!!

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