(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.)
The mesh fabric that is in the center gore, overlays the cups, and goes partway onto the side bands is a very, very subtle rounded-octagon/square tile pattern (like this: ... href="http://www.scofield.com/images/newPC_36.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://www.scofield.com/images/newPC_36.jpg) with Chantelle bordered "C"s replacing some of the octagons. Bottoms of bands and center gore have ~1" wide lace detail with scallops on the bottom edge.
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.
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.
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