Band is borderline okay.
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My new favorite bra!
I'm so glad I held out for the blue colorway. The silver metallic threads really bring out the best in the blue. It's so pretty.
The cups are shallow and fairly true to size. The sides and bottom are fairly shallow, but not nearly as shallow as the Fauve Celine Padded Half Cup (0111) . It's pretty open on top, so it's great for FOT and tall roots. The wires are soft, so they're functionally wide despite their narrow measurements. The soft wires also make the gore comfortable rather than painful.
The straps are fully adjustable. They are very firm. I normally require fully adjustable straps because the buckle usually ends up above my shoulder blades, but my buckle placement in this bra is below the shoulder blade and the straps are still very tight at that setting. I love it. Stretchy and tight are my preference. The ruching on the straps does make it pretty difficult to adjust the straps, but you'll never have to worry about sliding buckles.
The band runs large, as is typically Fauve. The band is quite firm when new, but the unstretched band is just under my snug, which makes it intolerably big. I found that I couldn't just sew elastic over the band, so I folded over a bit of the band at the hooks. This shortened the band stretch to about 28 inches, which is perfect.
The cups fit me really well. There's no gaping anywhere, and there's even some lift. The gore is a tad too wide for my close set breasts, but that's pretty normal for bras in this size range. The cups have a pretty front-and-center look, but it's not very in your face.
The lining on the cups is soft and silky to the touch. It's not an especially firmly shaped cup.
The straps, I think, are what tip me over into favoring this bra over the Fauve Mia Padded Half Cup Bra (0121) , even if both fit me very well. But the Mia only has partially adjustable straps, and I greatly prefer stretchy, fully adjustable straps.
Updated on Jul 22, 2016 Flag this