This is a great t-shirt bra, very simple in styling, nothing fancy about it, but perfect for an everyday bra for me. It's a good fit other than the band, but at the time I got it, I was unable to find a 30 band, which would, I'm sure, fit much better, as the band on this is a bit big. I'll keep it though, as it is fairly comfortable, and I may have the band altered a bit to fit better if needed.
The 65F Chantelle Pure Full Coverage T-shirt Bra (3616) size notations, printed on the band, says the 65F is equivalent to a UK 30F. I don't know if I believe this. I had understood Chantelle's sizing skips DD and FF, which would mean this is really a UK 30E.
In any case, it seems to fit well. This is a smooth cup bra with convertible straps that are detachable where they attach at the back. It's in a nude-for-me The straps are fully adjustable. Everything pressure point is well padded and comfortable against my body.
So why am I donating this bra? The center gore is a bit over ...2" high. In addition, where the two underwires meet at the sternum, there is visible fabric, about 0.25" between the tips. That means my boobs, which in a bra have zero space between them above any center gore1.5" or higher, will sooner or later regret my wearing this bra.
Unlike my Prima Donna Perle Contour Plunge Bra, which is also a smooth cup in a prettier nude-for-me color, the cups of the Chantelle Pure Full Coverage T-shirt Bra do not cover a lot of chest, at least for a 2.25" center gore T-shirt bra. Where the Chantelle straps attach to the cups is relatively low on my chest compared to all my Prima Donna plunges, smooth cup or otherwise.
Anyway, the shape I get in this is neither strikingly projected or rounded. It's a decent T-shirt bra shape that wouldn't make me self-conscious in public. Read more 144 more words
I have the same problem with this bra that I have in most bras, which is not enough depth in the bottom of the cup (but for $11 at the Rack, I was able to ignore that flaw). Aside from that, this bra is very comfortable and supportive. It looks excellent under a t-shirt.
May cut in at top. Very soft cups and they feel nice. Good shape under clothes. Band rides up just a tiny bit. Wing height may be a bit high, not the wire itself but the outside of the cup is in my armpit sometimes. Runs a size small due to French sizing. Not a true 30F UK.
Super comfortable bra, feels like nothing on. The wires were the perfect shape, tracing with no dig anywhere. The low center front makes allowance for those who don't have a lot of space between their boobs. (I'm slightly under two finger widths) Outer wire also ends at a comfortable length, and the straps are center-pull. I'm petite, around 5'0", so all of these details work beautifully for me. I tried this on suggestion from Nordstrom, which uses the +4 rule. I thought this was perfect until I wore it for a bit and it wiggled a bit too much for my liking. I started doing a lot more ...research shortly after and discovered the +2/straight ribcage measurement methods, which I think would probably be more appropriate for me because I need all the support I can get. The unstretched band is almost the same as my ribcage measurement, and the band stretches extremely easily. I also think a DDD cup honestly deserves three hooks. The convertible straps are awesome, but only if you attach them correctly (it's hard to describe), or they'll just slip out. They only convert in the back, but still very versatile. I like this bra a lot, I'm fairly sure I'd absolutely love it if I got it in the right band, though I think they don't make it in anything smaller than a thirty. The surplus in that size could probably be remedied with low-elasticity reinforcement on the band. Read more 137 more words