This is so pretty in person. The color is a gorgeous mauve. The band is super stretchy and not lace. There is lining that covers the nipples, but the lining does not go up as high as the lace cup. CORRECTION: The lining is as high and sewn to the top of the lace. I just noticed the lining is like satin until about an inch from the top it turns to mesh. The lace has a low projection that does not show under tops.. The lace is designed to look like little flowers less than an inch in diameter each, with four pedals each. The hooks are spaced farther than my bra extender hooks. So keep that in mind if you plan on buying a sister size one band size down. But it's so stretchy you probably could size down in the band. The wire is longer than my other 34ddd bras. Still comfortable and never pokes. I actually need higher side support. I now own 3. This remains my most comfortable bras. More comfortable than my wireless.
The bra is so soft and very comfortable. Pretty sure I could have gone down a band and cup size though. The cup wrinkles are the top and around armpit. I have projected breasts but this is the only bra I’ve owned that almost made them look shallow… It’s still unbelievably comfortable to wear.
This bra is not a perfect fit for me but it's the closest so far! The only big problems are that the gore is too wide and that after only three wears, I noticed it fits best on the tightest hooks. I might see if I get a better fit in a 32. I measure US 34H, but usually 34G is a better fit for me in French brands.
The top of the cup on my smaller side tends to wrinkle, although I think that's unavoidable with over a full cup size difference between my breasts. One cup size up would be a tiny bit better fit on ...my larger side as I feel that I'm spilling slightly, but the smaller side would be super empty. It's a little shallow at the wire, although I can smooth out the wrinkles and it's not enough to be a problem. The gore is also a bit high for me and presses in, but it's not painful.
This bra is more full coverage and I can't wear it under sleeveless tops because it shows on the sides. However, the seams are very flat and and it's okay for me under T-shits. The seams can barely be seen and the lace is very flat, and on me it gives a mostly smooth look. Read more 111 more words
This is one of my new favorite bras. I think I've found my brand, because two of the models I currently own and LOVE are Chantelles. And also, they are the same size which means that the sizing inside the brand seems consistent which is not always the case. One of my new everyday go-to bras.
The Chantelle Norah bra has the softest fabric, and feels really good on my skin. The wires are wide enough for my very wide roots, but I might bend them out just a smidge to help them follow my IMF better. I don't love how the shape looks on me (doesn't feel super sexy), but it's a great everyday bra that is smooth under clothing and supportive. Typically high gores are painful for my center-full breasts, but this gore is narrow enough that it doesn't bother me. Because the underwires are not super stiff, I do have to swoop and scoop multiple times during the day, but personally, I prefer that over painful digging wires, and it is really hard to find bras that are wide enough to accommodate my roots.
My shape is narrow, even, projected with average-to-short roots, close-set with lots of upper-center fullness and soft, saggy breast tissue. This Chantelle bra feels kind of flimsy, with thin stretchy cups and back band. This makes it somewhat comfortable to wear, but it doesn't provide much support or shape. The underwires are too wide and cups feel too shallow, and the straps feel like they are about to slip off my shoulders. So, not a good bra for me, but might be a good fit for those with smaller or firmer breasts.
This is an extremely comfortable wired bra. The fabric is buttery soft and stretchy and the wires are not overly firm. Very different feel than Elomis or Sculptress. It moves with me and feels like a gentle hug on my boobs. It sacrifices some support and lift for comfort, but I will take it! It gives me decent support, much better than my current wireless bralettes. If I ever wanted more support, I'd need something with firmer fabric.
It is NOT a molded bra, despite the name. It has a 3-part seamed cup underneath (1 diagonal seam, 1 vertical) with a layer of lace over the top which covers ...up the seams. It feels like a molded bra because it is so soft and stretchy, and the seams don't show through clothing because of the lace overlay. The lace is pretty flat and stretchy, so I only see a bit of texture under a fitted sweater. Nipples show through this a bit. It's basically a soft, lined fabric cup.
Because the bra is so stretchy, it ran on the bigger side for me. I'm normally a 40E/F UK and 40s are pretty snug on me (in Elomi for example). This 40 is a bit big on me and I have to hook it on the 2nd loosest hook from new, which isn't ideal. It's so stretchy I could even easily hook it on the tightest hook from new but not wear it comfortably like that. I tried a sister size, 38G, but it dug in a bit under the wires on the loosest hook so I'm staying with this even though it might not last me too long.
This is the equivalent of a 40E UK (Chantelle uses French sizing which is similar to US) and I have a little emptiness in the top of the cups, especially on my smaller breast. So the cup size is also on the larger side for me, but it is acceptable. The gore floats a tiny bit at the top because I am close-set, but it feels comfortable.
Overall, I think this might be the first wired bra I can wear after medical/pain issues and surgery so I'm excited! I haven't worn it for a full day yet so we'll see how it goes.
UPDATE: After wearing it on and off for about a week I am feeling less enthusiastic about this bra. The band rides up over time and when I move certain ways, and sometimes the top of one wire digs into the area under my armpit. I have to frequently adjust it for it to remain comfortable. Read more 324 more words
This is my most comfortable bra. I wish it had some side support, but the fit is better than any other I own. I sometimes get bothered by the high gore, especially after wearing some other, ill-fitting bra that really bother my breast tissue at the gore.