I got this bra thanks to a kind user on r/abrathatfits. I live in the US, and the shipping quote from Boux Avenue was rather high(~10 GBP I think). Also, I couldn't use Paypal to make a purchase via email. Hopefully in the future Boux Avenue will expand to make international sales a bit easier!
The intense, deep-blue color is absolutely gorgeous. The band and the cups are overlayed with floral laces. The hooks and clasps are not painted blue. Seems to me they are just bare metals and I think deep blue and silvery color complement each other well.
The band is on the tighter side. I measure around ...26" UB and the band is pretty much perfect. The interior of the band is mesh, and the other side is lace. It is a straight-back bra.
The cups are thinly padded with single vertical seam. It reminds me of Cleo Juna, and the size of the cup is comparable to Juna in 28D (Strawberry color). Chloe has slightly wider gore and shorter wires. The cups fit shallow breasts pretty well. Bottom of the cups are of average projection in my opinion. Not too shallow, not too projected. Little bits of laces sticking out at the top of the cups don't sit flat against my chest. They just hang loose and it can be slightly annoying, but the loose laces don't show up all that much anyway so I don't really care too much.
The wires are rather short and there's a significant amount of room in the wire channels towards the armpits. This could be good for someone who has problems underwires coming up too high near the armpit. There is also a set of sidebones, although they are not wired. Not sure what they are made of, but they are some sort of rigid yet flexible strips.
Overall I think this bra runs true to size in cups and a bit small in band. It fits shallow breasts pretty well. With short wires it would have less problem of poking underarms. I haven't worn this with really thin shirts, but with normal short sleeve t-shirts, only seams are slightly visible. Read more 249 more words
Edit: I overlapped the wire channels for the first/top inch of the gore and now the cups can hold all tissue and this bra fits close enough to perfectly.
Gore toooo wide for me Band is nice and snug, is mesh and lace, has side boning Cups moderately projected and open on top Three part, t-seam cups Thin (relatively) straps Wires are FIRM. Fits me except for the gore but that area looks easy to alter. The pink colour and lace and total appearance looks soft and pretty
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Fit of the bra:
Average projection overall, not much immediate depth. Not much room for centre fullness, and the cups are very open on top. Band is slightly on the snug side. The strap attachment isn't well sewn so be wary if you need lots of support!
Quality: Materials seem quite cheap (love the metal hardware, though!) but not unsupportive. Lace is pretty scratchy, but bra otherwise comfortable.
Overall the fit was too poor and the straps too flimsy for me to keep.
I really, really wanted this bra to fit me, and I was surprised at just how badly it fit me. Generally, I get on well with lined bras. Sure, the underwires might be too wide technically, but usually it doesn't affect comfort or support the way it does when it's non-lined. I'd say this bra is a little shallow, not immensely so, but it's definitely not only wide, the depth wasn't there for me. Usually bras are too wide for me but the depth is alright anyway, not so much with this one. I wasn't squished but I could just feel how it was too tight, you know? ...The band is slightly tight for a 30", I'd say. I'm consistently between band sizes (28 and 30) and had this bra been available in a 28, it'd for sure be uncomfortable and I'd need an extender. When in doubt, go for the bigger band size. The straps are too stretchy in my opinion, but not overtly so. If the description of this bra fits your shape, the straps won't be a deciding factor. They definitely have some resistance but I'm just more used to heavy-duty straps. Just saying it because... If this description does NOT sound like it'll work for you, the added con of the straps being stretchy (and thin) certainly won't make it any better. I'm sure if you have the shape for this bra (slightly shallow and in need of bras with slightly wide underwires), it'll be very comfortable! The insides of the cups are silky and will help with any irritation. Read more 156 more words