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Bras » Chantelle » Rive Gauche 3 Part Cup (3281) » 70F 32:6

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Fits ribcage78.0
B. perimeter28.3
Stretched Band85.4
Band Length66.7
Cup width13.2
Cup depth24.3
Wire length28.8
Cup height20.3
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.8
Wing height10.4
Strap width1.8
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit

    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.

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      oh the Rive gauche was my all time favorite in that size range. I agree the band is stretchy and I think they had a problem with quality control: when shopping for my very first one at Nordstrom, when i was 70G also, I got the saleswoman to bring me several 70Gs cos I had noticed differences while trying on, and within the SAME colorway, across a sample of four 70Gs, there was a difference of more than an inch in the unstretched band!!!
      Anyway, in terms of managing the ride-up, I notice in these photos that you have some indents on your shoulders from the straps despite obviously not being a fluffy person, so to me that suggests you could likely loosen them a lot and this would probably mitigate the problem. It also does exist in 65 band, just a matter of unearthing one!

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      It’s beautiful,but I can see how it might be too loose in the band.

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    Didn't fit

    ABOUT THIS BRA
    An unpadded, seamed, full cup, underwire bra with top stretch.
    This is the Chantelle Rive Gauche with the 3-part cup (3281), not the Rive Gauche T-shirt bra.


    Purchasing:
    * $61.23 on Amazon with free Prime shipping & returns
    * Not available with Amazon Wardrobe.
    * Available in black, beige, peach, teal, grege, and red – all with a subtle tone-on-tone stripe.

    Band:
    * One layer of stretch mesh.
    * Wing support: seaming.
    * Continuous band - wires lower than wings.
    * Back close with 3 columns of hooks.

    Straps:
    * smooth elastic
    * soft (don’t stand up on their own)
    * full adjust
    * leotard back
    * center pull

    Cups:
    * 2-seam (3-piece) full cup
    * Side support built-into cup seaming.
    * unpadded, ... average strength underwire
    * Inner and outer cups is edged with elastic.
    * Top panel is stretch lace (lined with stretch mesh).
    * All other panels are constructed of a stripy stretch mesh over a non-stretch, opaque knit.
    * Soft cups (no padding or molding).


    ABOUT ME: petite with wide, horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts
    * average projection (not shallow nor super projected)
    * average-set (one finger width of space between breasts)
    * wide roots (extend to the mid-axillary line)
    * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full)
    * short root height, average vertical placement
    * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away)
    * conical shape (but will squish to round)
    * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FoB due to short roots and soft tissue
    * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame
    * front (anterior) rib flares (not usually a fit issue, but I like that longlines make them disappear)


    FIT DETAILS

    Band:
    * length: band rides up
    * wings: too short, yet too high (escaped flesh pinched between wire and arm)
    * Arm pushing wire down (out of IMF).

    Gore: Tacks. Height & width fine.

    Straps:
    * Not too far apart.
    * Adjust short enough.

    Cups:
    * Width: Wires enclose tissue nicely AT FIRST, but boob migrates backwards beneath wire with movement. (Wires can’t keep breast inside cup likely a combination of average strength wires and too big of band.)
    * Top of cup: Tiny quad boob when all boob inside cup. (Cups look too small after boob escapes.)
    * Bottom of cup filled (enough immediate projection at wire) until arms push wire down (a wire length issue, not a space at wire issue).
    * Cup apex: fits (not too deep, too shallow, nor off-center) until boob escapes, then looks too deep
    * Side view: Mostly round, slightly pointy shape with some lift.
    * Front view: wide (east-west) shape
    * Outer edge of cup is way too high. Cuts into Tail of Spence. Elastic edge rolls into the anterior axillary fold.


    ASSESSMENT & PLAN
    * Band too big, cup width & depth probably ok (if wire was more supportive), tail of Spence painful.
    * Also tried -1 cup size (UK 32DD, 70E - Chantelle » Rive Gauche 3 Part Cup (3281)): Band too big, cups fit, straps fit, tail of Spence happy.
    * Want to try in 30-band (EU 65-band), but not made. STOP.

    * Tried this model because it is recommended for average projection and center pull straps. I choose this size (UK 32E, EU 70F) based on Bratabase measurements (cup width = 5.2", cup depth = 9.6").
    * I agree with these recommendations and measurements.

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    Didn't fit

    Band is one size too large compared to my normal 32 band. Lousy elastic band at top of cup cuts into breast tissue. Good for FOB. I would try a band size smaller/1cup bigger, but this bra doesn't come in a 30 band https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />

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    Used to fit

    I have said in another reviews "most comfortable bra ever" but to tell you the truth, forget about those other bras, of course, some of them are comfortable, but by far this one is IT!! It is very very soft, the fit is perfect, it gives a tiny bit of a pointy look, but is fine, the lift is great, i wore it for the whole day and not once did I felt uncomfortable, the band fit is a little on the big side, but not enough for it not to fit in my regular size, the color is so beautiful, is a wounderful tone of blue, the straps are the right width, the bra is just absolutely beautiful!! Very feminine!! Really in love with this bra, absolutely amazing!!!

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    Excellent!
    Comfort
    Excellent!
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    Excellent!

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    Fits

    This is my staple bra. I have at least five of them in different colors. Comfortable, durable, and gives me a great shape. This is a definite must for those of us with a fuller bust!

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    Didn't fit

    This review is for the Ultraviolet colorway.

    Chantelle full-coverage bras often give me problems with underwires digging into my breast tissue at the sternum, and this bra is no exception. It's a lovely bra, and it fits well, but when I put it on and did the swoop-and-scoop, the discomfort at the center gore was almost immediate, and this is not a stuff-a-tissue-underneath-to-fix-it kind of problem. It went back on the rack and I got the Rive Gauche plunge bra instead.

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    Didn't fit

    This is one of my first bra's in my real ABTF size. First I want to say that this is a beautiful bra. Simple, but elegant.

    Everything fits really well; the cups, the underwires, the straps. The gore sits flat but it does go too high for my taste, it starts to get annoying after a few hours of wear. It is truly a full coverage bra. I do think that it is a little too projected for me, there is some extra room right at the apex of the bra that I can't fill... but it's not really noticeable.

    The straps are not too wide, but they ... are thick and made of a comfy material making them very comfortable to wear. I think the straps are my favorite thing about this bra!

    Update 05/22/14 - I ended up taking this bra back. While I liked it and really tried to make it work, the gore is just WAY too high for me and is so uncomfortable that I have to remove it after 3-4 hours. The wires at the top of the gore left deep red marks that lasted for over 3 hours.

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    Used to fit

    Bought this bra at {intimacy} in Boston, which was a hell of a pilgrimage from my home in NE Wisconsin (to be fair, it was a side trip to a greater mission), but given that I'd only managed to find one bra of approximately the right fit in my home area (and it was really ugly), I'd say it was worth it to finally have a bra that fit well and didn't make my eyes bleed. It makes my boobs look great, even in tshirts, and the bow at the gore and I have come to an uneasy understanding.
    But anyway - the underwire doesn't bother me until ... I've been wearing it for many hours, at which point it starts to dig in a little bit. There's this odd little quirk wherein the fabric surrounding the wire itself twists outward on the bottom of the right cup (as I'm wearing it), which is weird but not exactly uncomfortable. The band stretched to the point where I had to switch to the middle set of hooks pretty fast, which annoys me because I've found I like wearing a band that hugs my ribcage.
    Overall, I've been very happy with this one, between the band staying where it should and my boobs not falling out when I lean forward, but so far I've got pretty low standards.

    Edit, July 2013:
    So, when I wrote this back in January, I was speaking mostly of how it had fit when I bought it in August and wasn't ready to admit that my boobs had managed to get even bigger in the intervening time. So yeah, it doesn't technically fit anymore, but I can sort of wiggle things around so the quadboob, at least, is minimal (of course, this pulls the gore away from my sternum...), and it's still super-comfortable. In all, I still quite like this bra, and I've been hunting around to find the same model in a bigger size for not as much money as I spent on this one (there was definitely sticker shock).

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    Didn't fit

    I have this bra in white and nude, and they fit pretty much the same way. The band is definitely too big -- at first it feels fine, but I can fit my whole hand between the band and my back. I can also fasten it on the smallest hook if I want to. I think the band is just too stretchy, but it's hard to find Chantelle bras in 30 bands. The cup is generally fine. There is a little bit of wrinkling on the top of the cup on my smaller breast, but it's not horrifically noticeable (especially on the white bra). Sometimes the gore pokes into my sternum a little bit, but it's not a constant thing.

    Even though I'm generally happy with this bra, I think that overall it just has too much "give" and is too stretchy. Frustrating because I thought I'd finally found THE bra, but... not yet.

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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Jul 04, 2012



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