This was the first "properly" fitted bra I ever had. Trying it on at the shop, I thought, so THAT is what people mean when they talk about a perfect fit. The bra itself is pretty with a lace band, a nice crisscross center gore, gold sliders and hooks, and delicate-looking but sturdy straps. The memory foam of the cups is very thin, so this feels light when it's on, but still gives you a smooth round shape in clothes. It doesn't completely obscure your nipples the way some molded cups do. The band elastic isn't very stretchy. It has two strips of soft elastic along the ...top and bottom edges of the band, but the rest is soft sheer stretch lace. It's very soft and comfortable, but if you like a really firm band, this might not work for you.
I wore this several times a week for about 6 months, and only hand washed it. I think it aged very well - I'm not seeing any stretched-out elastic or fraying ribbon or The only small minus is that those cute gold hooks and strap sliders left tiny green marks in the pale pink fabric when they got wet, probably because there's some copper in the metal. (I filled out the "how it fits" section based on how this bra fits me now. My body has changed a bit, and this no longer works for me. But when it did, it was my favorite.) Read more 138 more words
Rides high under the armpit for me. A little roomy at the top inner armpit area that I don't fill in. The underwire also tends to be squeaky when you move. IT creaks and groans https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Does not give enough lift
This is my best fitting bra at the moment! It's definitely not perfect, but a step in the right direction.
Like all Chantelle bras, the band runs way too big. You could safely go down a band size and be happy. On the last set of hooks it's still riding up my back (although I am beginning to realize that 32 bands in general are too big for me, so my advice may be invalid). The cups run pretty high, hitting my armpit almost uncomfortably. The gore is also way too wide for me, sitting on the tissue of my bigger breast. The wires also slide down my ribs during the day, which is really annoying and uncomfortable!
All in all, the bra isn't terrible, but I have since found a much better fit in others.
This bra is super soft and has a pretty lace band. This bra was received used; the band is slightly loose. The cups are an awesome soft, squishy foam. Just enough to give your boobs their way in the cups but still convince them into a nice shape. This bra was too big for me, but it probably runs true to cup size. The straps are unusually thick, but may not matter much. The cups do not provide enough projection for me and it's hard to tell which shape it might fit best as it was too big to even attempt to guess.
So far this is my best fitting bra. For once, the gore tacks (mostly, it tacks at the bottom, sticks out on the top less than a quarter inch). My biggest complaint is that the wires poke into my armpits a bit. My other concern is that the underwire sits about a quarter to half an inch below the crease on the underside of my boobs. Lastly, the bra stretched out more than most other bras I have had, but I've also worn this one more often than most other bras. Otherwise, this bra fits me just fine. It covers everything (high nipple problem), absolutely no quadboob, straps stay in place, and super comfy.
The bra is quite lovely, although one issue I have is that the wing material is more pink than the cups, meaning that it doesn't match my skin tone as well. As a result, they are sometimes visible through white shirts. The underwires also tend to creak.
This is a 32E in UK sizing, although I believe that the cup runs large. The band is quite stretchy (and stretched out at this point). I think it would be better suited for someone requiring a 32F in UK sizing.
*note: the unstretched measurement for the band was taken after I had worn this bra many times and it had been stretched out