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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band79.5
Band Length60.0
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width13.4
Cup depth22.5
Depth ratio1.7
Wire length24.4
Cup height17.2
Cup separation3.2
Gore height5.4
Wing height9.9
Strap width1.7
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Didn't fit

My shape: tall shallow-root teardrop with wide Nike-swoosh side roots, lots of side fullness, forward-facing, center-height, very close-set, and with very firm tissue that doesn't get on well with any bra that won't give me enough immediate depth at the wire.

This review is for the black colorway, although I'm assessing it as it fits now, even though I got it almost a year ago and just somehow forgot to do one.

I remember trying on my first Chantelle, the 70F - Chantelle » Rive Gauche 3 Part Cup (3281) , several years ago now, and while I know a lot more about how bras are supposed to fit, and I look for so many different things than I used to, there is no change here: Chantelle's gores hurt. At least on me, they do. To be fair, I've only tried on a handful, and one of them was really a plunge style so it's exempt from this, but so far the rest of them SUCK. The wires are too tall, the wires are very firm, the cups are too far apart, the gore itself is too wide, and no matter what I do, I can't get away from it. I think I'm going to wait awhile before trying another Chantelle again in favor of other brands I've had better luck with. Hopefully the next experience will be better.

I overlooked the stabby gore because it wasn't nearly as bad as the Rive Gauche had been on me (which I guess set my watermark!), and I needed a plain black bra, since I didn't own one. The band fit well, although I remember quickly moving hooks, and now I can pull it away a bit. I suspect I have also lost a bit of weight in between then and now, since I've been happy in mostly 28 bands, which could also be it.

I also got it because I like molded cups. They aren't the best for being able to judge fit, but scratchy nipple seams are my arch-enemies, and one-piece cups are almost always super comfy on me, in spite of inevitably being the wrong shape. On the other hand, like every other moulded-cup bra I've tried, they are too shallow for me at the wire, so the bra scooches down to find more space. The top cup edge also causes a teensy bit of faux-quadboob on my super shallow upper roots, but it's not something I feel while wearing it.

Having firm tissue means that, for the most part, I don't notice when cups are a little too narrow, like these are, and I would likely have gone on not noticing if not for having to adjust it a lot during the day now. I also notice when it shifts down because the wing is already slightly short for my preference, and when it's even lower the wire digs in there, too. 3 hooks on the band is nice, though! Unfortunately, the stretch lace makes it prone to The Bra Bulge, just like powernet, so it never really fit me smoothly even when it was new.

The straps are good and adjust long enough for me, and I like the stitching detail on the split front.

black colorway

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Fit information

On Jun 2017 View measurements

Comfy enough on the tightest hook until it stretched, except for the Chantelle Gore*

Center gore comfort:
Underwires dig into sternum, because they are too high
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Cups separation:
Too separate for my boobs
Band fit:
The back of the bra is not at the same level as the front (rides up)
Cup's width:
Outer cup cuts into breast tissue in the sides

This bra didn't fit her, but these did