This Chantelle Rive Gauche 3 Part Cup (3281) bra is gorgeous in person and my pictures don't really do it justice. The fabrics feel really durable, supple and expensive. The wire feels like it's made of adamantium. I get the feeling that this bra will probably outlive me. It gently hugs my breasts and the band gives me a little thundershirt hug (just the way I like it).
This is a bra that I both loved and hated when it fit properly (I've lost weight). THere are many great things about it - nice separation, the center gore fit flat against my chest, the band was wide enough to be comfortable, and the pattern of the lace both pretty but not so noticeable that I couldn't wear it under a T-shirt. But the underwire comes up quite far underneath the armpit. I had days when I could wear it for 12 hour stretches, and days when I had to change at lunch into a different bra because I couldn't bear the jabbing any longer.
Because the underwires do come up high, expect a bit of antiperspirant staining.
When quality and comfort are in question this is the bra I judge all other brad against. And not one even comes close. If I hadnt grown out if this one I would probably never ever buy another bra. It gives great, natural, upfrint and lifted shape without being too pointy, too round or in your face. The fabric is by miles the best I have ever seen in an unpadded bra - the whole bra is made from sturdy, lined stretch lace and is very forgiving - this is how I managed to holdnon to it for so long. It is supercofortable and it holds up well over the 2 ...years of excessive wear. It's only fault is that the band stretches out with wear, if it wasn't for that this bra would probably last a decade or so. I also think the black one is beautiful with it's subtle sexappeal https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> The lace is flat so it doesnt really show much trough shirts - only if the fabric is a bit see trough, other than that I wore this as a t-shirt bra, sexy bra, any occasion bra https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I highly reccomemd this bra to anyone who fits their range. Very forgiving on full on tops and close set, would work great on almost any shape!
I picked this gem up at Nordstrom Rack for a very good discount. The three part cup consists of a flexible fabric with a soft comfortable lining. Great for my size changing breasts. This is a full coverage bra perfect for containing everything. I feel lifted and separated. I do find the wires a bit long under my arm pits, but nothing I can't handle. The straps are well placed and the strap thickness just right to carry the load. Straps are fully adjustable. I feel this gives a natural-rounded shape on me. I feel snug and secure in the cups which helps with the soreness I'm currently experiencing. Overall a solid buy and the quality is very nice. I believe this is in the color Cookie. It is a rich chocolate brown with a light brown lining.
I purchased this bra in a 70F after having luck with it in a 70G while pregnant. Unfortunately the band is on the big side and rides up. I’ll wear this around the house and on days I’m retaining water during that time of the month. It is very comfortable despite the band not fitting well.
It's like the gods are singing. I've lost enough weight/inches that this fits me almost perfectly now. Chantelle will likely become my go-to brand from now on, since I know I fit in their range and the likely sizes I will fit into.
I do have my standard issues of the cups being slightly too tall for me, but the magic of stretch lace makes it okay.
FYI: I know this is supposed to be equivalent to a 34FF in UK sizing, but I think that's false. It's way closer to a 34G or 34GG, in my opinion.
~~~~~~~ No longer fits me as I've shrunk. I will find this bra in my new size as soon as possible.
Soft lace, smooth lines under fitted shirts. There's boning on the wings a couple inches past the wires for side support. There's a little bit of sternum poking from the gore being high, and it separates my breasts completely, so no cleavage, but good support. The wires come up a bit too high under the arm for me as well, so there's some poking under one arm, and I feel they could be set a little bit wider to better fit my breasts. Some of those issues could probably be resolved by going up a cup size, though.
This style is a good fit for me and provides a nice shape. plunge and balcony style seem to fit my boobs' shape best, and this one works very well for me. the bra is well made and quite pretty. straps are solid and wide and do not dig into my shoulders. gore sits perfectly flat on my sternum and the under-wires do not dig into my armpits. nice and comfy, and comfy enough to sleep in, (for me, that is the ultimate comfort test - can i sleep in it comfortably?). this is an 'almost' balcony style cup.
This is a pretty bra, and it feels fine when I first put it on. But it doesn't really fit.
The band is too loose. I can stick my whole hand back there. I definitely want to wear this (new) on at least the second set of hooks.
The cups are filled fine, but when I look closely, I see that the underwire isn't sitting quite where it should, and a bit of boobage doesn't quite peek out, but the wire makes everything odd underneath or it rides up, or something.
I've worn this maybe 4 times and plan to sell or trade it, probably in The Bust Line forum in Ravelry. Or maybe here.
I bought this bra in 32DD as they did not have a 30DDD. Band was a bit looser than many 32's I think, but I liked the bra style and other aspects enough that I made some alterations so I could keep it. That being said, I will not make too many comments on the "band fit" because of the alterations I made and will focus more on other aspects of the bra and its style.
I have the bra in both cappucino and black. Initially the cappucino felt a bit scratchier and less soft than the black model (maybe due to dyes used), but this evened out with ...some washes. I do prefer the look of the black one, the gold/bronze undertone to it makes it a bit more interesting than just plain black or the cappucino one!
Full cup coverage, but the lace and bow details make it more feminine rather than "grandma". While not "over the top va-va-voom sexy", I find these are lovely everyday understated feminine and sexy bras, and I wear both of them regularly. I also like the contrast stitch detailing on the straps.
Center gore is wider, which may be an issue for those with very narrow breasts. It really dug into me before I adjusted band, but once I had the "right" size it is very comfortable and lays very flat against my sternum so if you are in right size for you, it is probably fine.
Gives a very rounded and separated look, breast tissue is well centered to the front. I don't have any escape of breast tissue into my armpit, etc. Based on the stretch lace, and the cup style, this bra probably fits those with fuller/rounder breasts best. There may be quite a lot of wrinkling or empty space at top for those with less rounded breasts. Read more 197 more words