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Merci Spacer (1747)

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  1. 65 D-G ... (30 :4-:7)
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  1. 3
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    65F

    Didn't fit

    The tightest band I've found on a spacer bra. Fits true to size, not larger.

    Tall cups, less good for me. I believe Fantasie Rebecca cups were slightly shorter, less plunging.

    Wires seem narrow but stretch easily with the band.

    One of the rounder, less minimized shapes I have gotten in a spacer bra.

    Love the soft spacer material as always.

    Hate the gore and split strap details. They dig in. The straps might not be adjustable enough for some.

    Overall I don't like the full coverage and tall cups. Surprisingly, the underwire does stay in my IMF. I think my other moulded bras give me a better shape, so this might not be a keeper.

    Beige colorway

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  2. 2
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    65G

    Didn't fit

    My shape: shallow mid-height forward-facing teardrop-profile with lots of immediate projection, low apex, tall shallow upper roots, side-full very wide and shallow side roots, very close-set center tissue, and very firm tissue that doesn't play nicely with other shapes

    This review is for the "perfect nude" colorway. It's an ok nude on me, although a bit too dark because of how pale I am.

    This bra fits very similarly to my black 65G - Chantelle » Mercy Spacer (1747) , of course. The band feels wider - 3 hooks per column!! - and definitely tighter. It's not especially stretchy, which is nice, but I do feel ... the fabric creak across the wires when I take a deep breath. It's a "padded" cup the way Freya Patsy's are padded; that is, more like foam-lined for modesty rather than any volume-adding cookies or anything. Unfortunately, it's also thin enough in this case that it doesn't do enough for nipple show-through.

    The cups are a little tall and they do cut in some on my tall roots, but it's not too bad. They don't have enough immediate projection, which is fairly obvious in the photos and you can see the fabric buckle at my IMF. The side cups (between the strap and the outer wire) are also too tall/wide and chafe in my armpits.

    The center gore is too tall, but that is almost every gore I've ever met. I suspect I have a bit of natural symmastia, which means that any gore will rest on the breast tissue there, but usually it's not so bad that I can't tolerate it. I can tell that this one will get poke-y as the band stretches, though. Chantelle, please stop doing this with your gores. It drives me crazy!

    I can wear a variety of wire widths, depending on their height, without being bothered by the narrower ones sitting on my shallow side root, which is a flattened curve (like the Nike swoosh) that reaches almost back to my shoulder blade. This wing is a good height on me because it's tall enough to keep tissue from escaping, and the wire width follows the edge of my primary fullness well enough that I don't notice it.

    Ok overall, but not ok enough to be worth the full retail price I was accidentally charged. Back it goes!

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  3. 2
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    65G

    Didn't fit

    My shape: tall shallow-root teardrop with wide Nike-swoosh side roots, lots of side fullness, forward-facing, center-height, very close-set, and with very firm tissue that doesn't get on well with any bra that won't give me enough immediate depth at the wire.

    This review is for the black colorway, although I'm assessing it as it fits now, even though I got it almost a year ago and just somehow forgot to do one.

    I remember trying on my first Chantelle, the 70F - Chantelle » Rive Gauche 3 Part Cup (3281) , several years ago now, and while I know a lot more about how bras are supposed to ... fit, and I look for so many different things than I used to, there is no change here: Chantelle's gores hurt. At least on me, they do. To be fair, I've only tried on a handful, and one of them was really a plunge style so it's exempt from this, but so far the rest of them SUCK. The wires are too tall, the wires are very firm, the cups are too far apart, the gore itself is too wide, and no matter what I do, I can't get away from it. I think I'm going to wait awhile before trying another Chantelle again in favor of other brands I've had better luck with. Hopefully the next experience will be better.

    I overlooked the stabby gore because it wasn't nearly as bad as the Rive Gauche had been on me (which I guess set my watermark!), and I needed a plain black bra, since I didn't own one. The band fit well, although I remember quickly moving hooks, and now I can pull it away a bit. I suspect I have also lost a bit of weight in between then and now, since I've been happy in mostly 28 bands, which could also be it.

    I also got it because I like molded cups. They aren't the best for being able to judge fit, but scratchy nipple seams are my arch-enemies, and one-piece cups are almost always super comfy on me, in spite of inevitably being the wrong shape. On the other hand, like every other moulded-cup bra I've tried, they are too shallow for me at the wire, so the bra scooches down to find more space. The top cup edge also causes a teensy bit of faux-quadboob on my super shallow upper roots, but it's not something I feel while wearing it.

    Having firm tissue means that, for the most part, I don't notice when cups are a little too narrow, like these are, and I would likely have gone on not noticing if not for having to adjust it a lot during the day now. I also notice when it shifts down because the wing is already slightly short for my preference, and when it's even lower the wire digs in there, too. 3 hooks on the band is nice, though! Unfortunately, the stretch lace makes it prone to The Bra Bulge, just like powernet, so it never really fit me smoothly even when it was new.

    The straps are good and adjust long enough for me, and I like the stitching detail on the split front.

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  4. 2
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    70G

    Fits

    I bought this bra at the same time as my @Natori Hidden Glamour full fit contour bra in 32G. After wearing this one for about an hour, I think I like my @Natori a little more. But here's my review:

    Pros:
    The gore comes up a little higher like a full-coverage. I really like this feature because it offers a little more support.
    These are lined cups, which I think offers more flexibility for variation between breasts.
    Three rows of hooks! Yay!
    The lace on the side panels is gorgeous.
    I still have a lot of room for adjusting the straps for when they inevitably stretch.
    This is indeed a spacer bra. I have close-set ... breasts so I almost always have cleavage. This is probably the first bra that has actually kept the girls apart. Haha. I'm hoping this will help minimize boob sweat this summer and reduce the cleavage breakouts (acne) I get.

    Cons:
    It is a little more snug than I'd really prefer but I'm hoping that this will help extend the life of this bra.
    The sides of the cups do very slightly cut into my armpits. I'm used to wearing sports bras that do this so this is really only a minor annoyance. Plus, I have a little bit of arm flab that affects this.
    I anticipate that the lace covering the underbust will curl given time and potentially show under thin tees. I will try to update this review with wear.

    All in all, though the bra is a little more snug than I'd prefer, it's still a great bra and still pretty comfortable. I will probably keep this bra for two main reasons: 1) it's the only other underwire bra that actually fits me, and 2) I'm really hoping the spacing helps with the summer boob sweat situation.

    P.S. The name of this bra is actually "Merci" Spacer, not "Mercy."


    Update 2/23/17:
    After wearing this bra a few times, I decided to return it. It was too tight in the band to be comfortable enough for me to really wear. I think if I were at my old weight it probably would have fit better but oh well. If I lose a little weight, I would probably try to buy this again. It was still an awesome bra.

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    Black colorway

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    • 1

      This looks great on you! I'm actually planning to buy one in 65G that I've been watching on Ebay - the "G" scares me, but with how they size it's actually UK "F" right? Do you think the cups fit true to size? I wish there were more measurements for these!

      Does spacer refer to the fit of the bra (in that it spaces out your boobs) or the material? I always thought it was about material, but I think your explanation makes sense. I've noticed several bras with "spacer" in the name lately :) My favorite are Simone Perele spacer bras, and Fantasie has some too, if you're looking for similar bras.

    • I think she was joking about the alternate meaning of spacer! A spacer bra definitely means a bra made of spacer fabric.

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  5. 1
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    65G

    Didn't fit

    I’m always in the market for a nude bra and I had high hopes for this one. However, this just isn’t it. Aside from all the fit issues...this bra squeaks! No matter how I move it squeaks in the underwires. Super annoying. It makes me even more aware I’m wearing it. The straps are ok, I can feel them slightly dig in. I’m not sure if this is because the straps are made of two small elastic straps that converge into one at the point of the metal ring in back or what. The cups are too shallow for my very projected breast shape. The center gore ... of course doesn’t tack and I can already feel the ends of the wires poking under the fabric. Not good for a brand new with tags bra. While the band is a good length it’s not very sturdy. In the picture it looks like it’s pulling because it’s too small, but it’s not tight. I don’t think this is worth the money at all if purchased at retail price. I don’t see this holding up over time and would just lead to a waste of money.
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      We SO need a gore solution for close-set, center-full breasts. It seems your Exhilaration bikini top may be closer to a solution for us than the major lingerie manufacturers. Geez.

    • 1

      Love4Pollinators I totally agree. I always try to wear my bras before writing a review so I can accurately depict the fit. This bra just hurts. I can still feel where it was digging in at the wires. You’d think they’d invest in a little better quality wire casing for the price they charge. I’m guess Chantelle and I are just not meant to be. Wacoal and I are a much better match so far.

    • 1

      I'm so grateful for returns--tooooo many ill-fitting bras.

    • 1

      74$ and it squeaks? Would be fun to actually buy this thing for the retail price and then return it because of the squeaking just to see their face.

      Some of my ultra tight Cleo / Panache make a very silent creaking noise (almost like wood) but only if I move in a strange way and they were all under 25€.

    • 3

      aboobaccount It was actually commical. My husband asked if I needed some WD-40 to work out my squeaks lol.

    • 2

      Haha, there is nothing that can't be fixed using WD-40 and duct tape. But I wouldn't like the smell of WD-40 in my closet.

    • 3

      aboobaccount Hahah duct tape would definitely be a better choice over this bra for me. :D

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  6. 0
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    70F

    Fits

    band is a little too large, gore needs to be taken in. keeping it to use while I try to find something better fitting

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    65G

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Black colorway

    Added on Mar 09, 2017



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    65E

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Sep 04, 2015



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    65D

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Perfect Nude colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Jan 14, 2016



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    65F

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Black colorway

    Added on May 20, 2018



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