Editing after wearing for a couple months: this bra was way too tight at first and then quickly became too stretched out. It's made from cotton so I guess that's expected, but it's stretched in a lot of odd places. The band and around the seams didn't stretch as much, which makes sense, but the seams run down the center of the cup so there's now bulging around the seam and empty cup in other areas. It's still comfortable. I am not self supporting and suffer from a lot of pain if I don't wear a bra, so this is for the days I just want a bit ...of support and don't care about anything else. It's probably the most unusual bra I have ever owned.
Bought this as a comfy wear around the house bra and it works very well for those purposes. Gives a natural shape and nipples point through so I probably won't wear it with a tighter shirt. Fit very tight for the first two or three wears so I wore an extender but after a couple wears it fits well. Wires are narrow and cups are pretty deep. One of my biggest issues with bras is where they come up under the armpit and chafe, or dig in or too much cup at the top I can't fill, and this bra does not have any of those problems. The cup height is very short but I am very full on bottom and lost basically all of my upper fullness after losing a lot of weight so it encompasses everything for me. Great support for my immediate projection and bottom fullness. I was surprised by how well this fits and how comfortable it is. Read more 179 more words
The cups on this bra are unfortunately too short and closed on top for me. I wouldn't recommend it for FoT shapes, and even shapes may want to size up. The cup depth is under 8 inches, where most of my unlined bras in this size are 8.5-9". I think sizing up might help these issues for me.
I thought, despite the small cup depth, the fabric would be stretchy and forgiving. It really isn't! It's not nearly as soft as I thought it might be, but it might get better with wear.
I've never owned a cotton bra before. I thought this would be a fun bra to try. I wasn't expecting much from the fit and went for the largest tolerable band size with the largest cup size. As expected, it's a bad fit. I'd compare it to my 30G - Claudette » En Dentelle Lace Underwire Bra (101012005). The shape it gives me is identical. The band is definitely too loose and the cups cut in at the top. I do like that it's cotton, however I have pokey nips and I'll want to have nip covers if I leave my condo. I might remove the wire and just wear it around as a lounging bra. I'm reluctant to because I fear my boobs will slip out of the bottom.
This is for the mauve colorway - The color is nice and the bra gives a slightly relaxed shape that's good for weekends. Unfortunately it isn't the most comfortable bra, the gore is a little bit higher than I like and it isn't very supportive. I think this is due the fabric (cotton) stretching out over the course of the day. I bought this on Claudette Encore and am glad I didn't pay a lot for it. I wouldn't buy it again. I also bought the white color and it's less supportive than the mauve. Like the Dessous the cup runs about a size small.
I couldn't resist this on huge discount at Herroom. Love that it was signed by a woman to be what she wanted in a bra, & really love the muted mauve the brand offers as a neutral in place of the usual tiresome dingy beige.
Unfortunately, the band runs huge. I wear a 36GG in Freya, but as their bands run quite generous, I was hoping this would be more snug, like most US brands: Wacoal, Lunaire. But this fit more like a 40. The cups fit however, so I there's not much hope of a36G working, especially as it is stretchy cotton, & they stop at G.
The fabric is lovely: super smooth, silky cotton that felt great on my skin. And the cups were a straight across balconette shape, more like Cleo than Freya. Vertical seam with a very rounded shape; quite different from their mesh bra, which I likely won't try unless they expand the cup range.
This is my first bra in the size that ABTF gave me (30DD/30E) and I do think that it's the right size but leans more toward a 30DD. It's fairly comfortable but I'm not a fan of some aesthetic parts once on and I think it's the wrong shape for me. I'm mostly FOB and center-full, fairly close-set with indenting/deflation near tail of spence, and pretty narrow-rooted with some height and some projection. I might keep it but only if I can make some alterations.
[Disclaimer - I have only tried this on and wore it around my room for a couple hours]
PROS: - Fits pretty well in the cup ...and band - Gore tacks - Felt supportive enough - Material is very soft - More natural/rounded shape than conical
CONS: - Quad-boobing when breathing out and a little while resting - Wires dig into ribs somewhat - Seems to create more separation than I would like - Inner pocket lining is visible in an odd way - Nipples are very visible especially because of the seam
NOTES: - Band is very snug but seems like it'll loosen with wear - Gore leaves red marks but isn't uncomfortable - Took some adjusting after scoop & swoop and movement - Wires are pretty narrow which was good for me - Straps are far apart (36 cm from outer edges at shoulders)
I think it could be good for people who are FOB, short & narrow-rooted, more shallow, and outer-full. Read more 122 more words
One of the cheapest 30 FF/G bras I’ve seen on Amazon or anywhere else. It runs small and digs into the top, so the 30FF gave me major quadboob. 30G tacked on my sternum and overall was a lot better, however the cups were really wide for me so I returned it.
I've found it: the most unflattering bra in the world! Having read the reviews, I ordered this with low expectations, but even those were dashed.
I'm usually a 30ff, but sized up to 30g as recommended by other reviewers. This only resulted in wires extending *far* under my underarms (how many extremely shallow 30gs are there?!) and a top edge that dug in, even though I'm full on bottom. It squashed the top half of my beasts flat and forced the flesh of the bottom into downwards-pointing bulges. It was so bizarre and hideous it bordered on the comical, and seriously made me question whether Claudette used any ...actual fit models.
Not only is it a visual atrocity, but the top digs in so much and the band is so extremely tight and firm (despite my actual ribcage measurement of 28 inches) that even though I purchased this intending on wearing it as a sleep bra only (I was willing to look past appearances) but it is so uncomfortable that I cannot even consider it for that purpose.
(this is for the 'mauve' colourway) Read more 75 more words
This bra runs a cup size smaller than the label. It's still a touch too shallow for me so I get a little orange in the glass effect and some bubbling. I also need a slightly more open cup. wish it worked for me; someone with short roots probably wouldn't have this same issue. Love the cotton, it's very soft. And it's sort of a unique bra in the full bust world.