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This bra is amazing, but not quite perfect. It has the narrow wires I need, and lots of projection, *and* center pull straps, *and* I didn't have to order it from Poland! My shape is very FoB, my roots are short and narrow, and I'm very projected so a lot of bras are too shallow for me. I love all the projection with this bra. It's one of very few I've found that has enough immediate projection that it actually sits in my IMF. The wires are flexible but strong. It's so comfortable, I was able to take a nap wearing it. The cut is very similar to Claudette Dessous Mesh Underwire Bra (CD2000) except for the strap placement. I love center pull straps because they stay on my shoulders and out of my armpits, and avoid the chafing that wide-set balconette style straps often cause. And they provide a rounder shape than the Dessous because the center lift helps to pull in and round out the pointy end. The look under clothing is good but not great, it's just a little saggy. I don't love the mesh fabric. It's pretty stretchy so it moves with my body and allows some jiggling, although not quite as badly as the Dessous because the straps help to support and stabilize the center. It was scratchy at first but softened up nicely with a couple of washes. I really wish they would make a bra with this cut and the Cool Cotton fabric, or with a satin fabric.
There seems to be some variation in fit with different colorways; a problem that Claudette has had with other models in the past. This review is for the pink colorway. The band is extremely stretchy. It's already very comfortable for me on the loosest hook. If you like a tight band you may want to size down in this colorway. By contrast, I also ordered a 36F in the goldie colorway and its band is much tighter. The cups on this one (the 36FF) give me just a little bit of gapping at the top, but the 36F cups were too small. I can live with a bit of gapping; I'm used to it because of being so FOB. All in all, this is not my unicorn bra, but it's a definite keeper.
Edited to add: after washing and wearing several times, the fabric still feels scratchy and gets irritating after a few hours of wear. If it weren't for that problem it would be nearly perfect.
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