I loooove the cups on this bra. Not only are they made of thin spacer foam (my favorite bra-cup fabric), they look and feel satiny and have a cute quilted logo jacquard pattern woven in. They're a great shape as well, somewhere between a full coverage and a demi, that gives good support without covering the entire chest. The wings have a lace overlay in the same pattern on top of a sheer non-stretch layer, and the back is stretch mesh. The pleated straps are cute, and apparently the non-stretch pleated fabric helps keep the elastic strap beneath from over-stretching. But this does mean that part of the ...strap at the back, where it adjusts, has the pleated side against the skin, which gets slightly annoying as I move around. The silvertone hardware is pretty, as is the little knot holding the sideways silvertone-and-crystal "C" on the gore, and the strap hook for converting to crisscross/racerback is well designed. I like the scalloped lace around the entire bottom of the bra, too. Overall I like it a lot - enough to overlook the small strap issue or find a workaround - so since this size is a little big in the band and small in the cup, I'm now seeking this style in a 32DD/70DD. Read more 107 more words
This is a decent everyday bra. I could've gone up a cup size, but this one has enough Ds to be serviceable and comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the purple color disappears under shirts even better than the black version (that is, if you happen to be a female whose natural skin color is a great deal darker than what the lingerie companies call "nude" ).
After a few months of ownership, the bra's band has stretched considerably. Would size down if you are already wearing the bra on the smallest hook. It has also become more obvious that I could have gone up a cup size. In the future, I'll have to keep in mind the difference between UK and US cup sizing.
Since i lost weight, this is the first bra that fits properly. It is super comfortable, light weight, thin but you can perfectly wear it with thin t shirts, as it gives enough coverage. Love it as an everyday bra. The band runs a tiny bit on the smaller side, which is great for me, as I prefer a 30 band. The lace is not itchy at all, and really beautiful. Really high quality. As this is my first bra since loosing weight and a few cup sizes I really don't know if the cup is true to size, I will update when I have more bras to compare this one to. Over all a really wonderful, pretty and elegant bra.
It is a nice basic bra, very light and airy, not full coverage but good enough for me, I am pretty sure that the 30 FF would fit better, this one does fit, but I have to fasten the band on the tightes set of hooks right away https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> wich is not good because the life of the bra is not going to be that long, and a G cup would have been better too, because the gore tacks but not completely, and I have read that that might be because the cups are a bit small. The support is not that great, The straps adjust all the way and you can wear it criss-crossed too. Over all a really nice bra!!
This used to be my absolute everyday go-to bra. I really don't care for the thick foam in most bras, and this spacer material is a great alternative. It doesn't fully prevent show through, but I don't really care when my nipples show. I really like the rounded silhouette it gives, and the straps are nicely set, not too wide like so many bras these days, so they don't dig in to my armpits. There's a bit of empty space at the bottom of the cup on me as there's not enough space there for my FOB/shallow breasts, but the cup fits relatively well ...because of the full coverage. I have this in a 30d as well, and depending on my weight/time of the month, I can wear both comfortably. However, as of the past month, the wires have really been digging into my ribs, especially in the 30dd. It may just be that I need to replace it, that it's worn out. But it seems like all wired bras are digging into me these days. I tried bending the wires a bit but it's still hurting my ribs. I'm a bit sad to have lost my go-to everyday bras, but hope that at some point the wires stop hurting me and I can go back to wearing them. Read more 123 more words
This bra is not ideal for me, but then I haven't found any that are. I have a narrow, tall root, center heaviness, slightly close set (1 finger apart, but I have fat fingers). The cups are fairly empty near my underarms but I spill out a bit at the center, although the gore tacks. The bra fits fine if I don't move much. I'm keeping it because it's very pretty, I am desparately in need of some new bras, & the center spill out isn't very noticeable in clothes, & it's comfortable. It is seems very well made & will do as I continue looking. I'm keeping a number of others that are also not ideal.
A bit boring, an everyday bra, but it fits well. inside the cups have a side liner that looks a little cheap, but I liked the strap detailing, and the rhinestone "c" and chantelle signature fabric. Fantastic for knits
(Purchased used. No idea where. Seemed like new when I got it.)
Black with black details/lace, silver hardware on straps, black loops/hooks, black center gore bow with a silver/rhinestone detail. It's actually a very pretty bra.
I'd call it a t-shirt-type bra, but it is not molded. The cups feel like there is this tiny layer of foam in it, but the cups themselves have some sheerness if you shine light through it. (See one of the last pictures.)
Chantelle elastic on bands in the U of leotard back. Straps are vertically-pleated ribbon attached to elastic and are fully adjustable (but going over the pleats can be a little annoying). I JUST NOW FIGURED OUT that the straps are convertible to X-back via a really nice won't-come-out real lingerie hardware at the backs. Fantastic!
(More and more I WANT this bra in my real size!!)
Cup lining is really soft. There are side slings in really soft material that you don't even know are there when you're wearing it. (Unlike some slings that do weird constricting things. I'm looking at YOU Parfait By Affinitas.)
Wires seem a little squidgy, but still stiff? I dunno. It's Chantelle.
Two hooks in this size.
Only weirdness in construction is the top of cup/strap attachment. It looks... unfinished? I got this used, so maybe someone took bows off or something. I have no idea and will have no idea until I see a new one in person.
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Can't figure out what size I should try in this.
This one is obviously too big in the band. The cup is... weird. Depth seems okay, but the cups themselves are WAY too tall, practically going over my shoulder. I wonder how far down I'd have to size to have a cup that isn't silly tall. As for the band, I'm sure I'm a 70 in Chantelle now, maybe a 65 in some styles? So, 70H? I guess I could try that.
The cup is very, very comfortable, though. It's padded, I guess, but really flexible? I really want to find this in a size that fits me better so I can figure out if it gives any support or not.
As much as this doesn't fit me, I sometimes wear it on the tightest hooks when I'm wearing looser outer clothing because it does nothing for my shape. It'll get listed after I finally take pictures.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I took pictures. I'm sad this never fit me. I so want this in my size. I'm listing it now. Read more 363 more words
I noticed you tried/bought the Chantelle Merci Spacer Bra (1747) in both a 70F and a 70G. I'm wondering how it compares to this bra (3585) in fit and cup size? Are the 70F's in both bras comparable in size? I tried the C Chic spacer bra in the sister size, 65G, and found it to be a surprisingly good fit. I like the look of the Merci better and it's available for much cheaper on eBay than the C Chic. I was hoping you might have thoughts on how the two bras compare, so I know which size to choose (70F or 70G) in the Merci spacer. And thanks in advance for any info you can offer!