Nice cup shape for "average-fit" breasts, or breasts that are more sloping in shape rather than rounded at the top. The shape of the cup is fairly rounded but not perfectly round, and has a slightly more natural shape than many lined demi bras. It looks great beneath fitted tops. The memory foam lining is very thin and soft, and has more stretch from side to side than from top to bottom. The cup seems to run large compared to some other Chantelle demi styles in the sister sizes, like Icone and Vendome; the Icone spacer-foam demi, 3858, is about a size too small in the cup for ... me in 34C/75C, and the Vendome lined demi, 1919, is about half a cup size too small for me in 34C/75C. The Aeria mesh/spacer foam demi, 1296, does fit me in the cup in 34C/75C, although the shape is slightly too rounded at the top of the cup and puckers a little.
The straps are very cute, but they are quite wide-set and do hit my pectoral-muscle area just in front of my underarms when I move my arms forward. This will be great for tops with a wide neckline, but not for everyday wear. The straps are not convertible.
I like the little style details: the square crystal with the logo "C" over a flat rectangular bow on the gore, the flat satin bows on the double straps, the lace on the gore and wings, the top-stitching on the straps and along the upper edges of the bra. They add a sophisticated look without being over-the-top fancy. I also like that the elastic of the band continues along the bottom of the underwires through the gore, which helps to keep the lower cups from being stretched flat by the band when worn (the way it does on some bras on which the band completely ends at the side of the underwire).
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