Well. The bow on the Gore fell off after 5 hours of wear. ANY WAY! I love this bra. I was SOOOOO wary about a full cup, full coverage, three-part bra. I've always considered myself very small breasted, so how could a bra like this fit me AND make my boobs look super awesome under a shirt (much better than they look without a bra!). Can you tell I'm super happy with this bra yet? Really sad that Love Claudette no longer exists (in the process of getting as many of their bras as I can!). This bra technically does not fit me. The band is too big. ...I opened the package put it on, closed it on the tightest hook with ease. The unstretched band is only 3" smaller than my snug rib. I was hoping since the 28 from Claudette ran small, the 30 would too. Maybe if I had gotten the black one. So, it rides up my back some. The pink binding cuts into my inner tissue, especially on the larger breast. I get this odd vertical wrinkling on the bra that diminished a bit with wear. I believe this bra expects there to be more outer fullness than inner fullness, I have mostly inner/center fullness. I am also FOT (which may or may not function as FOB), have average projection, average/wide roots and a sort of conical shape. The wire width is pretty darn good. The Gore was a bit painful, but so was my other Claudette bra the first time I wore it, and this went away. Perhaps it softened. But there's about a centimeter worth of space on the outside wire channel. I will try to push the wire down away from the top of the Gore. I think I may always have issues with Gore's as my breast base/IMF is about a half inch or so below where my sternum stops. BUT! This bra makes my boobs look amazing! Definitely look forward to trying the 28DD that is coming!! Read more 227 more words
Though I am closer in size to a 28DD, I ordered the Dessous in 30D as well on a whim since it appears to me that the cups start getting taller around there and that's what I need. Indeed, it works a good deal better than the 28DD - Claudette » Dessous Mesh Underwire Bra (CD2000) that I purchased in the same order. The wire no longer digs, and I can fiddle with my breast tissue to get it in some semblance of filling out the cups in an aesthetically pleasing manner. I still have a bit of gap in the upper portion, but it's not much of a problem to me. Just like the 28DD, wires are slightly too wide, but that's negligible as well. Band fits as well as I can expect a 30 band to fit; that is, not perfectly, but well enough.
The first thing I noticed about this bra is that the mesh is nowhere near as soft as Cleo's. It doesn't feel as nice on my skin, but it's not so rough that it's uncomfortable. Just something to be aware of if your skin is particularly sensitive. It's also much more sheer, by which I mean *completely* sheer. And shamelessly fluorescent green! I'm half surprised it doesn't glow in the dark.
The band is perfectly true to size. It stretches to exactly 75cm (30in) which is too loose for me, but close enough on the tightest hook. I may have to alter it after like a year, depending on ...how quickly it stretches, but it works for now.
The 30C cups are definitely too small. The 30D fits much better, I think mostly because the cups are taller, which cuts in less. It wrinkles a bit on my smaller breast, but looks like a decent fit otherwise. I'm also very happy about how narrow the cups are, about 11cm in both sizes Perfect.
I appreciate the plain black straps, and the fact that the cups are fairly smooth under clothes, because it means I can match the bra with any black panties and wear it with most of my tops. Speaking of panties, I got the matching thong in both S and XS as well (why not?). I would NOT recommend it. The mesh fabric in the XS lies smooth on me, but the black elastic waistband digs in enough to be slightly uncomfortable. On the S, the elastic is just the right level of snug, but the mesh is visibly wrinkly, and the crotch is longer than it really needs to be. Weird. Honestly not worth the matchy-matchy happiness.
Either way, I'll definitely be keeping the 30D bra and probably the XS thong. Read more 197 more words
I love this bra but the wires are too tight. I can only wear it for 3 hours before it starts to hurt. I am between sizes 30D and 30DD, so I normally choose the 30DD to avoid digging in from the underwires. It fits in every other way and is so freakin cute! I really want to buy it in 30DD. Hopefully the cups won't be too deep in the 30DD. The wire width is 4.5 inches on this bra, I think is small compared to most 30D's.