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I promised myself I wouldn't buy another bra in 2016 but here I am. I just can't go past a bra shop. I decided to buy this one because I don't have a nude unlined bra yet. The colour is a medium white-person-nude, slightly darker than my natural skin tone. It reminds me of coffee with a lot of milk. The cup has lace on it with little "C"s on it, I find it quite cute.
The gore is relatively low and quite narrow, but thanks to the side support no problem for my relatively wide-set breast. It has a little bow with another C-letter, this one with rhinestones.
All in all, the cup fits very well. There's a bit of wrinkling here and there but nothing major. And a strap gap as usual. The shape of the cup is a bit rounder than I like it, closer to Cleo than to Freya but not quite like my 32F - Cleo » Kali Balconnet Bra (7561). The band seems to be true to size.
Updated on Aug 04, 2016 Flag this
I like this bra. My breasts are very close together, and I would say these cups are a little too far apart, but I would say it fits. The quality of the lace is not as nice as I tend to like, but the fit is good and I like the plunge.
Updated on Aug 31, 2015 Flag this
This bra fits me perfect. I love it!
Updated on Jul 06, 2015 Flag this
Very pretty bra. Bottom portion of cup is unlined with light fabric, top portion is lined with lace-type fabric. Very pretty lightweight bra, straps fully adjustable. Worn once around the house.. Doesn't fit quite right on me.
Updated on Jun 16, 2015 Flag this
I love this bra! The fabric is not the most comfortable because of the lace but it gives me a really nice natural round shape without extra padding. The best part is that the lace helps keep the boobs in the cup, no spillage whatsoever! I hope this bra gets softer after washing.
ETA: cup runs high and cuts into my armpits a little. I can live with it but makes the bra less perfect.
ETA: I took the bra back because it cut into my armpits too much to bear.
Updated on Apr 18, 2015 Flag this
I was initially fitted for this bra at Nordstrom and the fitter put me in a 34DDD, and I'm sure a 34 made sense at the time to her cause I just finish eating dinner at a restaurant so I had that full belly bloat going on. Anyway, even still I could easily have worn the 34 on a tigher hook and the next day, when I tried it on again, I realize that indeed a 34 was too big for me. So I ordered a 32DDDD from eBay and figured it would be better. As I type this I'm wearing the bra on the middle hook and ... it's just the right kind of snug.
This bra is really sexy looking. The all black lace and the center bow with the C charm and even the straps have this laddered look to it, not sure what it's called, but it's very beautiful. Unfortunately this is all I like about the bra. It's not comfortable for me. I find the straps and edges of the cup that rub agains my inner arm area to be scratchy. The elastic on the band is also scratchy. The wires in the center gore dig into me, and the bra doesn't stay put. I do have a few theories as to why I think it slips out of my fold.
Firstly, I am soft, full on bottom, pendulous, high roots and average to wide breasted. In order to get this, or any bra, in my fold I have to wear the bra pretty high. On this bra the side of the cup that is attached to the strap is being pressed on by my inner arm and any arm movement. Even if I tighten the straps to help keep the cups in place it would dig into my shoulders and make me more uncomfy, I would end up with some serious chafing with the constant rub a dub dub. So there's that.
The other reason I think this bra doesn't work/doesn't stay put is the shape of the cups. They don't lift my breast. They kind of cradle them just enough so I'm not swinging around. My breast are resting in this bra, and since my tissue is soft, I need a lifting kind of bra that make my girls appear like they aren't just hanging out without nothing to do all day. Does that make sense? Cleo Lily and Lucy and heck, even Ellis lift my boobs and make them look better in general. I realize that those are all balcony styles, but I do have Freyas Pollyanna plunge and I like it better as far as bra comfort feel. And besides, I don't mind a bra that cradles my breast when I'm just hanging around but it can't be bad at its job AND make me want to rip it off. I do need/want a plunge that I could wear come summer time while wearing a v-neck tee, or dress. This, unfortunately isn't it.
Updated on Feb 23, 2015 Flag this
This fit well, with the caveat that the center gore, which is only 1.75" and thus a decent height for my close set boobs, is too separate. I would, if I were keeping this, remove the center gore decoration, sew the underwires so they overlapped, and sew the decoration back on.
The fit is good, though the sheerer upper mesh part is a little loose. This reminds me of how my red Cleo Marcie fit before I broke it in and it molded to my body. The fabric does cover a fair amount of my chest, at least for my taste.
The underwires go pretty far back on the sides ... and are pretty high on the sides. This is not a complaint. Besides needing a low center gore because of my close set breasts, I also need fairly wide and high underwires under the arms because I have a lot of side tissue. My naked shape from the front is very round.
I tried this in 32E in Blue, as the paper tag describes the color. It's a dark blue without veering into navy blue territory. The band could be tighter. I don't need it to be because the underwires are high enough and wide enough. When I deal with, say, Ewa Michalak's underwires, I get UK 30 bands so I have enough band tightness to hold my tissue toward the front and for it to stay contained within those wires.
I think I can size down in the cup and get less coverage while maintaining a necessary amount of underwire width and height under the arms. I've ordered this in a UK 30F in a color called Blue Klein that looks very purplish blue on the Nordstrom website. The Bare Necessities site's photo of Blue Klein looks far less pure and vibrant. We'll see.
I'm glad to know of another plunge that has a gore just about low enough for me and whose wires are still wide and high enough for me. If the 30F from Nordstrom works, I'll probably be buying more Chantelle C Chic Sexy Plunges (3641).
Updated on Apr 20, 2014 Flag this
I'm looking for bras that have a wider wire as I seem to have wider roots than I originally thought. I went to Intimacy and picked this one up.
It gives a really nice rounded shape. And that's probably the end of the pros lists, unfortunately.
When trying it on in the store, the 70 felt good but once I got home and tried it some more, I noticed it's just way too tight for me. I think even if I managed to stretch it out some, it'd be painfully too tight to wear for more than a few minutes. The cup was also just a smidge too small. There was a tiny bit of quadraboob going on. Will be returning it tomorrow.
Updated on Mar 17, 2014 Flag this
My experiments in Chantelle have been interesting and enlightening. I find that I am somewhere in between their F and E cups right now (some day my weight will stop fluctuating, but today is not that day.)
In the C chic style, I could maybe go down to the E, due to the fact that there is some empty space on the sides of the cup and there is a little bit of an armpit-cutoff going on (very minor, enough to note but not enough to ruin my experience with the bra) However, having tried on the plunge in an E on a fuller day, I noted ... that it can cause some mild quad-boobing. Maybe I ought to have one of each depending on what sort of day my boobs are having. I really like the shape that this bra gives, it's nicely rounded from the side.
Style-wise, this is a pretty straight-forward quality bra. It has the same subtle embroidered pattern as the other C chic bras, sexy mesh at the top of the cups, and a little jeweled detail on the center gore. It seems good for day-to-day use, although I wish I'd nabbed it in a different color since I already have a black mesh bra which fulfills this niche (my beloved Claudette Paramour Underwire Bra (101015008) ) but I suppose it's good to have multiples. I kind of wish the gore were a little higher? I just feel like it doesn't need to be that low, but I guess "plunging" is serious business. I generally don't care about gores one way or another because I have wide-set boobs and never have any issues with them. I guess I would just feel more secure.
Updated on Apr 26, 2013 Flag this
This bra looks amazing, keeps your boobs restrained, but also soft to the touch. I love it, it's one of my favorites.
Updated on Jan 13, 2013 Flag this
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