Wow, my Marlborough bra post seems to have caused quite a stir…
I thought I would follow it up with photos of how each bra (Orange Lingerie Marlborough, Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View D, and Make Bra DL01) looks under a tight t-shirt. I do this test with every bra I purchase or make. I consider a bra a foundation garment, so if it doesn’t look good under clothing I either return it (if purchased) or throw it out. I did my best to shoot each photo at the same angle and with the t-shirt pinned back at the same tightness.
I fished the Duoplex Orange Lingerie Marlborough out of my sewing trash, brushed off a few threads, and threw in some underwires and put it on. Here’s how it looks:
See? Quad boob and pointy, despite going up a cup size. Eww!
Now here is the diagonally seamed, stretch lace Merckwaerdigh BHS10, View D. This is pretty close to my natural shape.
And here is cut-and-sew foam Make Bra DL01. This is one of my favorite bra patterns, especially during winter months.