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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band83.0
Band Length70.5
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width15.0
Cup depth28.0
Depth ratio1.9
Wire length32.0
Cup height0.0
Cup separation0.0
Gore height10.5
Wing height11.0
Strap width1.8
Hooks3
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Labeled as

Index32:10
UK32GG

Review

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Didn't fit

Oh dear, this would be my epic dream bra if only it was more comfortable and fit better!
The gorgeous rich colours, the stretch lace, nice rounded profile.. I absolutely love Clara's appearance!

Tried this bra in a couple sizes (30H, 30HH, 32GG, 32H) and actually they all 'kind of' fit.. No major jumps in band and cup between sizes, stretch lace makes for a forgiving fit. The 30 band made the hard wires + gore too stabby for me. The 30HH and 32H were too full coverage for my taste. In the end I went for 32GG as it had the least issues. Clara works much much better for me than Andorra, which I tried (but hated) in a 30H. They're supposed to be sister cuts but I found the Andorra's cups less flattering and too tall.

However, in Clara the fit is still not great and comfort-wise it could be better as well.

Gore: too wide and too tall for my fairly close set boobs. At first it tacked like a bench screw, but I used pliers to bend the upper gore outwards. Somewhat better now, but still pokes my tissue in certain poses (reclining, leaning).

Cups: too shallow at the bottom I guess? They tend to slide down from my IMF, leaving empty space at the bottom. Hoisting the cups up makes it better (should've added a picture), but this also causes the gore to be even taller.

Wires: quite firm and long, but most of the wire length is in the gore, not on the sides. For me I don't like (or need) much side coverage, but others may find the sides too low.

Straps: are mostly ok, but as usual they're too wide in my armpit area.

Band: went with a size bigger than usual (32 instead of 30) because in this style it feels more comfortable than the 30 band.

All in all this is a gorgeous bra IMO, and like I mentioned it is pretty forgiving size-wise.
If you don't like hard wires and stabby gores, sizing up in the band helps a bit.

Because of how much I like it, I'm willing to ignore some fit issues. And as for comfort, I can work a full day in Clara without it being too chafey. But because of the gore it is definitely not suitable for after-work relaxing on the couch in the evening. Matching panties are very pretty too and fit my bigger hips & bum well in UK size 14.

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  • Yeah, looks way too shallow. what a shame as its so pretty. It seems there are very few bras with enough immediate projection for me


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Fit information

On Apr 2019

Center gore comfort:
Underwires dig into sternum, because they are too high
Strap separation:
Are too far apart
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Cups separation:
Too separate for my boobs

On Jun 2015

Center gore comfort:
Underwires dig into sternum, because they are too high
Strap separation:
Are too far apart
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Cups separation:
Too separate for my boobs

This bra didn't fit her, but these did