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Bra » Boux Avenue » Chloe Lace Plunge Bra (101721) » 30DD » Bras » Owner

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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band71.8
Band Length57.2
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width12.7
Cup depth19.1
Depth ratio1.5
Wire length19.1
Cup height12.7
Cup separation2.2
Gore height3.8
Wing height8.3
Strap width1.0
Hooks2
This bra's measurements have been altered
Altered straps, Gore narrowing, brought in straps 1/2 inch
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Index30:5
EU65DD
UK30DD

Review

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Used to fit

It has been done!!

After happily discovering that a bra that I had spent a lot of money on that didn't fit last year now fits (wow so long), I wanted to see how much better I could make it! It was great to have a 3 part foam with lace bra, but I really disliked the wide gore and east-west wide shape. How could I get it to how an *actual* plunge fit? And how could I stop the stupid arm gap?? Well, the answer seed simple yet scary... Cut it open and alter it!! Gasp!!!

So... I did it! After lots of hesitation, I started by removing the bow and taking the center gore in. Then, I carefully seam ripped off the upper elastic and strap elastic, cut down and over the armpit edge by about half an inch, then sewed it back up. And... It worked!! I am SO happy with the results. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> No more arm gap! My breasts are actually pulled closer together! There is the tiny issue of the raw edges of the gore digging into my sternum, but only hurts slightly after 12+ hours of wear, otherwise a non issue. I've had MUCH worse in ready to wear bras *cough*Marcie*cough* after just a couple of hours, so it works.

Yes, technially there is still some empty space on the sides of my breast, like a quarter of an inch, but... It fits comfortably! And I like the silhouette under clothing. I could always try adding a narrower plunge underwire... I just bought some for bras I'm making myself... Hmmmm

Powermesh in wings is WEAK as mentioned in very original review, so it's already really slack. Causes a bit of upward drag of shoulder blades, but not too badly. On 2nd hook. Could add another layer of powermesh like I always talk about but never actually do... Haha. This might be my running alterations/project bra. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" /> For now, the bra makes me happy, so much in fact I MIGHT just order another...

Hopefully this is helpful by showing that YES, you CAN alter those nitpicky parts of your bras you wish were just a liiiittle bit different. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Thanks for reading!

Fuchsia colorway

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    This colour looks great on you!

  • 1

    I love that hot pink. It looks great on you!

  • 1

    Awesome work on taking the plunge to make a bra work for you. I am petite and had to face up to hemming my pants years ago. I now use the same approach to bras which has given me more choice and bras that fit better. Good salvage!

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    brasaremean Sovavosi Thank you! I definitely disliked the color at first as the picture online was WAY more muted and this is almost neon, but I've grown to love it as black and pink are my most favorite colors. :) Plus yes I do agree that pink is always a good color for my skin tone. :P
    @jazzypants I'm glad we feel the same! I'm also petite plus waistbands always gap in the back. I used to stress about finding curvy-fit petite pants, but finally experimented with altering regular pants myself, and now I know I can always have pants and skirts that fit. :) It's a good feeling!


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Fit information

On Aug 2019 View measurements

Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Top of the cup:
Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
Cup's width:
There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)

On Feb 2019 It fit her! View measurements

Despite "imperfect" cups, fits great with alterations!

On Dec 2018 It fit her! View measurements

Despite "imperfect" cups, fits great with alterations!

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