Fleur really impressed me. Very comfortable materials, wide straps and overall it is very supportive. I love how Bravissimo bras are really built to carry a 30JJ/K bust, when Freyas are not.
I followed Raspberryleafs advice and got it 1 band size + 1 cupsize bigger than Alana.
I was so glad I got up 1 band size! At first I could barely fasten the 32 band! It’s the tightest band I ever had on a 32 bra.
So I would really advice to size up 1 band size in this bra or if you are between sizes, go with your bigger size.
However sizing up in the cups ...was not a good idea. They are too big on me. If I thighten the straps all the way I can get a decent fit. But there is still some slight gaping on top. Also I’m not impressed by the shape it gives me. But this might be because it’s too big and it would give me a better shape in the right size.
The wires were really narrow for a bra in that size. I normally wear 30JJ and the wires of the 32K Fleur were not even too wide for me. I needed the wire width of the K-Cup. Also the wires did not poke me under the arms.
Quality: 4.5 (I don't keep it so I can't say how the quality is after wearing it for some time. Just from the looks I would say good quality.) Comfort: 4.5 I can't say anything negative about this. The material feels good against the skin. Apperance: 4 The colors even brighter than on the pictures. I personally do like fuchsia /magenta and teal color, however seeing the bra in real, the combination of teal and magenta a bit too much coloring for me. But it's just a question of taste.
Overall: 4 / 5 hearts: If you can get this bra in the right size, it's really a good bra for everyday wear. Supportive & comfy. however I was not keen on the shape it gave me. And it's quite high coverage, if you don't like this, avoid it. In bigger cup sizes the upper section of the cups is huge, so it wont look quite as good as on the Bravissimo model.
Short review: I hate this bra. I hate how it looks more specifically. It performs similarly to an Elomi Caitlyn Underwire Side Support (8030) but worse overall in support. The band sizing seems ridiculously off (I could barely fasten the 32 but for some serious hand strength and I can wear 30s).
The only good thing is that the cups do seem like an L in size.
The Fleur Bra is based on the same body (Melrose) as the Linear Rose Bra, but it fits a little differently. Also the materials used are somewhat different.
I, personally, like the look of this one much better than the Linear Rose, but it's definitely still fairly loud! The main parts of the bra are thick, satiny material which is teal with pink squiggly lines (abstract flowers, I think) printed on. The upper section of the cup is two layer mesh, teal with magenta embroidery, which is very pretty, but fairly complex, and may show under some clothes. There are satin bows at the decoration points.
The overall shape ...is the same as the Linear Rose. Four section cup, including side support panel. Straps attached more inward (not center pull, exactly, but certainly not outer-edge-pull), banded (not much actual band under the cup, but it does go down and around). High quality materials, definitely a well made bra. The underwires are narrower than the Linear Rose.
The upper section of the cup is a little deeper than Linear Rose, I think. And maybe the shape is a little different? I don't get as bad quad boob-ing with this one, but it's still there. And the wires definitely are not wide enough to fully encircle my breasts. (I need extremely wide wires, so if you don't this shouldn't be a problem.) The wires are not exactly narrow, just not wide enough for me.
This bra makes a lot of use of the two-tone design. The body and band are teal or teal-based, the straps are magenta. Looking at the inside of the cup, the lower sections are the back-side of the patterned material, which look sort of white with faint pattern, and the seams are teal. The wire casings are magenta, as are the hook and eye panels. It is certainly a very bold-colored bra!
The band is snug and firm on this one as well, although maybe a little more stretchy than Linear Rose? I really wanted this bra to fit, because I actually do like it a lot. If it were cheaper I might settle for not perfect, but, maybe I'm spoiled by Panache Jasmine, I just expect more from a bra, particularly one at this price point.
I was really glad to see Bravissimo add another "full-coverage" model to their line, but I really, really don't understand why they don't go to KK or L in these, as they have a lot of support for larger breasts. It's hard to tell if a bigger cup would make this bra fit properly, but I wish I at least had a chance to find out. Read more 333 more words
CONS: - band too small! Couldn't even fasten it without an extender so can't comment on full-day comfort and wear. I am a 30J/JJ in Satine and 30JJ in Panache Ariza. - lace and seams would show under thin knits - wide straps and wide set
Shape is slightly pointy, which is a pro or a con depending on your preference.
PROS: - supportive full cup style, good lift when trying on - pretty colour and lace