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Bra » Lepel » Fiore Plunge Bra (93200) » 30DD » Bras » Owner

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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length55.0
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width14.0
Cup depth19.5
Depth ratio1.4
Wire length20.0
Cup height13.0
Cup separation2.2
Gore height4.0
Wing height9.0
Strap width1.3
Hooks2
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Index30:5
EU65DD
FR80DD
UK30DD

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I've wanted to try the Lepel Fiore for a long time, but it isn't easily available in the US and based on measurements it seems to have a tighter band, and sizing between the Padded Plunge and Unlined Full Cup are pretty different. I finally decided to go ahead and order both the Full Cup and the Padded Plunge styles from eBay now that my measurements are definitely enough to fit the 30D in Unlined Full Cup and 30DD in the Padded Plunge. Luckily, they both fit, although neither is my favorite.

I was surprised to see that the fabric is so soft, as some other UK brands are notorious for stiff lace (I'm looking at you, Freya!). The cups are made from very soft floral lace, although it looks quite delicate and seems like it might snag easily. The cups aren't stiff like Parfait Charlotte, but a soft foam like the B. Tempt'd Ciao Bella, though the cup construction is different. The cradle and wings are made from very stretchy matte jersey. I love the little lace up detail that connects the cradle and wings. Straps are not very wide, and taper off to a leotard back.

I got lucky with this particular bra as the band runs small. The Unlined Full Cup I own is TTS in the band, and it feels too stretchy for me and unsupportive. This one is much better. Overall the cup width, depth, and size seem fine on me, although it's hard for me to be sure due to the padding. The bottom cup has another thin removable pad, and because of this I get the feeling that I am not filling out the bottom of the cup since my tissue is not sitting against the wire, however the bra does look like it fits OK. Cut and sew foam bras can be prone to visible seams, and this one is no exception. I get a bit of a pointy shape, just like I get with the Panache Andorra Plunge, but as this one is foam, the effect is stiffer. The bottom cup is cut without much room, so it appears as a diagonal slope rather than a rounded shape, leaving little room for FOB breasts to go. The upper cup fits me better than the Unlined Full Cup as there's no additional clear elastic to cut into my tissue.

The main point I don't love about this bra is the comfort factor. While the Unlined Full Cup is super comfortable in all its soft lace glory, this one just feels a little weird. It might be partially due to the fact that I am not used to wearing bras with inserts, because the feeling of not being up against the wire from the inside of the cup just feels odd, but it's also due to the tall sides of the cup where the straps attach. Honestly, I always have this issue with certain cuts of plunge bras, especially foam-lined ones, since I am very petite and the distance between my breasts and armpit is quite short.

Because of this, I'd say this bra would be tough for women with short torsos unless you wear a smaller cup size, and it doesn't seem suited for FOB shapes. It fits OK and looks fine under clothing, but it isn't a favorite of mine.

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Updated on Feb 11, 2020 Flag this


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On Jan 2020 It fit her! View measurements

Band feels ok, is more secure than in the Unlined Full Cup version. Cups seem to fit ok although padding makes it hard to tell. Sides of cups are a bit tall and rub under the arms, but wire length is fine

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