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When I first bought this bra, I had mixed feelings about it. The number one seller for me was the colour; I loved the neon green and the contrast with the black. Overall there are a few issues with the bra, and if I did not love the colour so much I would have returned it. As far as sizing, I did not find it true to size. I normally wear a 30G/30GG. On this bra I found the band runs big and the cups run small.
- the straps are fully adjustable which is great for us short gals or ones with short torsos
- the vibrant colours are ... unique and eye catching for sure
- the bra itself is very comfortable, and the wires do not poke
- it provides adequate support and in the perfect size would most likely be very supportive
- the V neckline is convenient for low cut shirts
- from the side it gives an almost round shape but with a sort of minimizing effect as you can see in the picture
- the size range is limited, with the smallest band being 30 and the largest cup being G; ideally this bra would have suited me better at 28GG, but Claudette doesn't make it in that size
- the band is quite stretchy; I could comfortably fasten it on the middle hook straight away, however even on the loosest hook it was not loose enough to cause it to ride up (my waist is narrower than my rib cage which sometimes caused the bra to slip down when it is too loose)
- I think women who are full on top will definitely need to size up in the cup as the trim on the cup does cut into the breast; it's not an issue for me because I am bottom heavy and have soft breasts
- the sheer fabric showed every wrinkle on my breast because I have very soft breast tissue, so that took away from the attractiveness of the bra, but did not show through clothes
- there are slight gaps where the strap meets the cup and I suspect it's due to the fact that I am not very full on top, but it wasn't enough to detract from the overall look of the bra
One important thing to note about this bra is that it does not give the same shape as seen on the models who wear it in the small size. In smaller cups it looks more like a balconette. However, in larger cup sizes, it has an almost V neck line, or more of a vintage look to it and lifts the breasts higher while at the same time pushing them a bit to the side. In order for it to look good, I had to play around with the straps a fair bit and shorten them almost all the way. If you do not like that look then this might bother you, especially in the larger cup size.
I kept the bra because I love the colour and because of the odd vintage style shape it gave me. It's the only bra in my collection in bright neon green so it was worth keeping, especially because it was quite comfortable too. I also kept it because during a certain time of the month, I typically need to go up a size, so the stretchy band will come in handy.
Updated on Nov 13, 2012 Flag this
I am a huge fan of Claudette Dessous. This color in particular is so fun and pretty. Not to mention that it disappears under clothes-- even white t-shirts!!! A Claudette 30G fits pretty comparably to a Cleo 32F. I unfortunately can't wear this sexy little stunner anymore, because it's too big, but it was one of my favorites for a few months when it fit. I've moved on to 30F Dessous now, but if they still sold this one in smaller bands, I'd be snapping it up in a smaller size.
Updated on Jul 09, 2016 Flag this
I grabbed this bra (papaya/khaki colourway) on sale, and as a consequence I now own a bra that's been tried on a lot. Brand new, the band is stretched out enough that I need it on the tightest hooks to be comfortable, so I'm not going to get a lot of life out of it.
I grabbed a second, more recent, colourway at the same time, and the measurements between the two are wildly different. This older model has a longer and stretchier band and far narrower wires and deeper cup -- enough that while the 30G fits me in the recent colourway, in this one I'm pretty sure I could get away with a 30FF without any/much cutting in. There's no wrinkling or empty space in the cups at all because tightening the straps takes care of it, but I can tell from where the seams are sitting that the cup is either too big or just too deep for me.
Updated on May 16, 2014 Flag this
The strap width is actually 1/2", and the gore height 2.5". I love the look of this bra. The fit is good on me, except the top of the cups digging in creating a line. A lot of my bras are doing that right now though, as my weight fluctuates. The details (bows, label, etc) fall apart or come off pretty easily, but since I don't love bows on my bra, that's ok. The fabric softens within a few wash and wears, but can seem scratchy at first.
Updated on Aug 06, 2016 Flag this
Very short, projected, even, close set, slightly narrow breasts....
This shape is exactly what I desire: rounded and evenly distributed across my chest. In most other unlined bras I've tried, a very lumpy unattractive breast shape results. Claudette has accomplished what Freya can not: rounded, even bliss. However, the wires in 30G Dessous are too narrow. Unpredictably, the wire width in the 30G is .2" more narrow than the wire width in the 30F Dessous Chinchilla colorway. In fact, this 30G and the 30F Chinchilla colorway fit identically; except the wire width in the 30G is narrower.
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Updated on Jul 15, 2016 Flag this
This review is for the neon pink colourway. This version of Dessous is from Claudette's first release of the model. The neckline on the cups is definitely taller and more of a sharper v-shape than the newer versions of Dessous. There's a smooth feel to the mesh which has been removed with recent versions. In terms of cup, the depth is about the same as the newer versions, but the wire width and shape is more narrow in this version. If you have tried a newer Dessous and found that the wire was a bit wide, the older first season models might give you a better fit. On me, the wires were too narrow.
Updated on Dec 03, 2015 Flag this
This review is for the SS2015 red colourway. All of the bras I own from this season measure roughly the same. I wouldn't say that they are as exact as say, Freya Decos in terms of measurements, but that might be more attributed to it being a soft cup rather than a moulded cup bra. My red Dessous measures just slightly bigger than my navy and my light orange bras of the same model. I'd say that there's a bit more fabric being used all together. It is a partial band bra, with a bit more fabric than my moulded cup bras. I've noticed that that bit of ... fabric rolls under and into my ribcage (not flipping up but flipping down?) but only under my heavier breast. It only happens on this bra and I think it has to do with a combination of the wires not tacking properly under my boobs due to the band being too big and the cups being a bit small and there being that extra bit of band fabric that floats and wants to curl underneath. It's so hard to explain, but I own full band bras that don't do this.
Updated on Oct 19, 2015 Flag this
This review is for the SS20015 Navy colourway. It's a good everyday bra. The straps, while on the thinner side of bras in this size range, are comfortable enough. The only bra in this size I own with thinner straps is the 30G - Gossard » Superboost Satin Plunge Bra (5771) which hurt a bit. The comfy thin straps do cause a bit of bounce, but I'm not a bouncy walking person, so it isn't a disaster.
Updated on Oct 19, 2015 Flag this
This review is for the SS2015 light orange colourway is probably my favourite Dessous colourway. It's a warm light coral on the bottom half of the cup and a complimentary peachy beige on top. The straps are a vibrant but medium pink and all the colours are very complimentary. It almost works as a skin tone bra for me though I couldn't wear it under light blouses because of the straps and also my fear or nipple exposure. It works great under just about everything else though. The shape I get from this is natural and not too rounded. That's works fine for me as it's more of a low key, minimized shape.
Updated on Oct 19, 2015 Flag this
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