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.
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Cobalt blue colorway
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