If you've been following this series, you know that about a year ago I upgraded from the usual cheap Chinese Silicon Balloon style breasts to some Aphrodite breast forms made by Divine Collections. After living with these forms for a while, I found myself wanting more. The Aphrodite's are great, but they do have some limitations. I knew before I bought them that the color of the Aphrodite breasts would not match my skin tone. My biggest disappointment with the Aphrodites has using them with low cut dresses. It turns out that it is not possible to do a really great looking cleavage with any two-piece breast form product, and the Aphrodites are no exception.
Since the cleavage looked so disappointing, I found myself avoiding styles with exposed breasts. I stopped glueing on the forms and have used them only in bras underneath tops and dresses. They are incredibly good at that and the looks were nice, but I still wanted to wear low cut tops and dresses. It was time to go shopping again.
It has become obvious to me that if you want good looking cleavage, you need a one-piece solution. Some people call these by the rather warlike term "breast plates." There are various companies out there making one-piece breast forms, but after my last research, I knew I was only interested in two: Divine Collections and RealGurl.
Divine Collection's "Athena"
Having been pretty happy with my Aphrodite's, I was really excited by the news that Divine Collections had released their own one piece breast form. Called the "Athena" it looks a bit different from most one piece forms. From the photos and videos, it looks like it is worn like a shirt. There's a video promo of it on YouTube and here's a picture with a model:
Two things before I continue: (1) I understand that this is a product that is under development and (2) I haven't actually seen or used one, I am basing this opinion completely on the videos and photos. The idea of having breasts in the form of a shirt that you wear is very appealing to me. I like the possibility that this could reduce or even eliminate the need for glue and a shirt could possibly more convincing.
Unfortunately, the appearance of Divine Collection's current product is disappointing. The breastplate "shirt" starts where you would expect a shirt to start, around the lower part of the neck, just above the shoulders. That end of the plate looks rather thick, making an obvious discontinuity with the model's body. The shoulder treatment is also disturbing. I do not see any way you could get away with wearing something like a crop top with this product. Here's a photo with the same model wearing some accessories:
I could probably live with the small imperfection at the bottom of the breast form, which still shows up despite the lingerie, but not even the choker and wig can hide the discontinuity at the neck.
Divine Collection's products have always had a limited skin tone palette. Even though the model has quite a similar skin tone to that on the plate, the tone difference in the skin seems emphasized by the greater area covered by this breastplate. If you do not have a similar tone, the difference will be all the more significant. In my case, Divine's lightest tone is quite a bit darker than my natural shade. It's one thing to have a slightly darker breast peeking out of a bra, something you can minimize with a bit of makeup. It's quite another to have the entire skin tone of your chest changed!
It is not only the difference in tone but the fact that the plate is inhumanly "perfect." There is no color variation at all, no veins, moles, or any of the naturalness you expect to find in a person's skin. I understand that Divine Collection's mission is to bring lower cost high-quality breast forms to us and I applaud that, but in my opinion, it is not working as well for the beast plate as it does for the Aphrodite breast forms. After watching the video and looking at the photos on The Breast Form Store website, I find this look to be wholly unconvincing.
On the other hand, the Athena retails at $600 and can be purchased on sale at The Breast Form Store for $500 at the moment. This is cheaper than the smallest pair of Aphrodite's, which are on sale at the same store for $750. I'm amazed to see these prices because usually, breastplates are more expensive than a pair of single forms. If you are in the market for some breast forms, you could certainly hide the ring around the neck with a scarf or wear higher collars on a dress or top. If you're happy with the size and look, the Athena could conceivably be a lower cost route to getting some good looking breast forms. If the lack of realism in the skin tone bothers you, you can do what I have done with the Aphrodites and wear tops or dresses that hide it. You'll have some issues with collars, but you'll save some money. One last point about the Athenas: while they are available in the same shades and nipple variations as the Aphrodite breast forms, there is only one size option at present.
Having rejected Divine Collection's breastplate, this left me only the products from RealGurl, which are crazy expensive. You may remember that RealGurl was founded by the same guy that started RealDoll, the company that makes lifesize human sex dolls. These dolls are all the rage in some circles. You can even see them in movies. At RealGurl they use the experience they have gained at RealDoll making lifelike dolls and use Hollywood prosthetic artists to craft their products. Each product takes two-three months to finish and is completely handcrafted. While all of this more than justifies the high cost of their products, I have to confess to a bit of skepticism about the rave reviews I have heard from their purchasers. But given my disappointment with the Athena, RealGurl was starting to look like the only game in town.
The first product that caught my eye was their GurlShirt™, which is similar to Divine Collection's "Athena":
As you can from the photo, the neck portion ends at the top of the neck, underneath the chin, rather than at the bottom of the neck as it does with Divine Collection's Athena. While I have my doubts about how ultimately disguisable this is, it seems like a much better approach than the one Divine took. It uses a hidden zipper in the back to fasten so you do not need to muck about with adhesives. I have a love-hate relationship with zippers since so many of them fail, but this is certainly a useful idea. Also like the Athena, all of RealGurl's usual customization options are available, including two styles of breasts, but only one breast size. The shoulders of the GurlShirt™ are similar to those of the Athena, so the same concerns about being able to wear things such as crop tops apply.
If only for the convenience of avoiding the need for adhesives, I was very interested in this product. Unfortunately, the GurlShirt™ only fits a limited range of people sizes. I'm over 6 feet tall, and my ideal weight is around 175 pounds. The maximum recommended for the GurlShirt™ is six-feet and 165 lbs. They also suggest that the ideal chest size is 38 inches. My current measurement is 40 inches, and even though I plan on losing another 15 pounds, I do not think that I will be reducing my chest size by two entire inches. Even though RealGurl says that the silicon can stretch up to two inches, it is clear that I would be pushing this product to its limits. For a base cost of USD 1,500, before any customizations, I was concerned that pushing it like this would shorten its lifetime. There is also the issue of the breast size, which, like Divine Collection's Athena, RealGurl provides in only a "C" cup. Given my build, my experience is that I don't look that great with a "C" cup. So with a great deal of reluctance, for all of these reasons, I had to move on to a more traditional breastplate product. I do think this could be a great fit for someone that was the right size, and if any of you purchase this, I would love to hear about your experiences with it.
RealGurl's RealBreast™ One Piece
This left their One Piece breast form, which comes in several sizes, a mind-boggling array of nipple types and several skin tones, with an option for airbrushing in realistic skin finishes. Here's a photo, which happens to be the exact model I selected:
Yes, that is a man. Also shown in this is RealGurl's lower body prosthetic, which is also damn convincing. My choices (Style 4 with Sample Kit, thick edge and custom skin tone) came to just below $1,500 USD. I spent a lot of time on the nipple choices, and consulted on all of this with Dom de Luxury, but we ultimately decided to go with the default nipple type.
RealGurl pioneered the 'thin edge' to their breast forms (and as far as I know, they are still the only firm that has this feature). The idea behind the thin edge is that it blends seamlessly into your skin, making the breast form undetectable. The problem with the thin edge is its fragility. Having scoured the planet (or at least the internet portion of the planet) for user experiences with the RealBreast™, I found a huge number of very satisfied users for their two breast form products. However, a substantial percentage of these are planning to get the thick edge option when their current breast forms wear out and need to be replaced. With the much larger size and weight of the one piece breast form, RealGurl recommends the thick edge and I decided to take their recommendation.
Fighting my natural cheapskate and skeptical nature, I took a deep breath and placed the order. The order process is interesting. RealGurl will sell you a sample kit which you can use to zero in on your skin tone. You can pick one, or you can send photos to the artist. I elected to send photos: you place 2 or 3 samples on your chest above your nipple line, and take pictures in natural light (outdoors), natural light indoors (near a window) and fluorescent light. The artist will use these photos not only for the skin tone but also for any customization options that you might select. I think it's crazy to spend this kind of money on breast forms and not get the custom color and airbrushing options, which I also selected, for a small fraction more.
Once the details are nailed down, you have a wait on your hands. RealGurl's estimate was 12-14 weeks. The actual wait turned out to be about ten weeks. Custom work takes time, and it's never a good idea to rush someone if you want the best results. I wanted the artist to do their very best, so I sat on my hands and waited patiently.
The Breast Forms Arrive
The forms arrive in a huge box, which contains a styrofoam backing and some wearing and care instructions. The RealGurl breast forms differ from other breast forms I have used. They have the breast proper and surrounding that, a thin area of silicon surrounding the breast for a couple of inches on every side which RealGurl calls a "flange." In the case of the one piece, it is longer on the sides than the top or the bottom. I was surprised by the thinness of the "thick edge" — it is so thin that it's hard for me to imagine how it could be even thinner! Trying the forms on for the first time was mind-blowing and completely erased any skepticism I might have been feeling. The skin tone match was perfect as was the airbrushed details. The breast forms looked like implants. The match was that good. The "thick edge" was visible only on close inspection. For cam sessions or from a short distance away, I do not believe it is even remotely detectable. You can see the debut of these new breast forms in my gallery.
Wearing RealGurl breast forms
I've written previously about how to attach breast forms and some of the problems you might have. The basic procedure is outlined in detail here and there are some troubleshooting tips here. If you're new to breast forms, I recommend these two articles. They seem to have helped a lot of people with their breast form attachment issues. The basic procedure is the same with the RealBreast™: You clean your skin, get an outline of the breast forms with powder, apply a primer such as Top Guard and apply adhesive. I was astonished at how well the breast forms adhered to my body without any adhesive. I was expecting problems in this area, because of the greater weight of a one piece breast form design, but the RealBreast™ actually stuck to my chest much better than my Aphrodite breast forms.
The thin flange does add some additional complexity. It tends to fold over and stick to itself at the edges. You need to very gently and carefully unfold it. Prime your skin with Skin Tac or Top Guard. Then paint some adhesive on your chest, leaving a small border around the future attachment edge free of adhesive. Because of the stickiness of the form, I left most of the central area also uncovered with adhesive. I'm back to using a brush for this step, incidentally. Wait the requisite time (longer is better if you are using silicone adhesive). Place the breast form face down on something soft, like a towel, making certain that the edges are not folding over themselves. Then leaning as far forward as you can, bring the breast form up to your chest and attach it. I found it best to do the sides first, then the top and bottom. Press firmly but gently. The edge of the flange will not be free (you left that free of adhesive for a reason), and you can unfold any places that might have become folded at this stage. Taking your brush, dip it in the thinner/adhesive combination and brush it along both the edge of the flange on your skin until it is tacky, then press it down. I wore the breasts for several hours, and they stayed in place just beautifully, with no issues. I did not use a bra, but the top I had on did provide some support.
I ran this procedure by one of the prosthetic artists at RealGurl. He was a little concerned that only using adhesive on the flange (and not the backing for the breast) might stretch the flange over time. This would make it more fragile and prone to damage. So next time I will use more in the central portion of the form as well.
Removing the Forms
Remove the forms carefully. If you are using Telesis adhesive, definitely use SuperSolve around the flange area. It is so delicate, so I do not advise just pulling the flange off of your skin. Clean them well, as discussed in the instructions that RealGurl sends with the forms and place them back on the backing, using the alcohol method they also describe.
Reactions and Final Word
The reactions to the breast forms were more than I could have hoped for. Everyone that saw them was completely blown away by their realism. I could not be happier or more pleased. I hope that I can treat them carefully enough that they will last me for a few years. You can see how they look for yourself by browsing through the photos in my Gallery They debuted in the look called "Red Hot" for date 08/07/2018. Please note that the breasts are not photoshopped at all.
While the procedure for putting them on is a bit more challenging than for the Aphrodite breast forms, the result is well worth it. I still intend to use the Aphrodites for any look that doesn't involve exposed cleavage. But the Aphrodites will still be part of my warddrobe. Their shape is excellent and they work fantastically in a bra, so I don't see any advantage to using the RealGurl breast form in for these fashions. But for those low-cut glam looks, the RealBreast™ One Piece is my weapon of choice.
I realize that the cost and risk of these forms is more than many people would want to spend. But for those of you who are driven to perfect your look, I can't recommend these highly enough.Feel free to message me on Twitter