Near-perfect fit! I'm thinking a 32 band would be more ideal, but that's getting nitpicky - omg, the cups on an unlined bra ACTUALLY FIT ME!
After muddling through the "diagnostic" bras (Marcie and Lucy) through Amazon for a few months with no luck back when I was figuring out my proper shape/size, that's a revelation - I thought they just didn't make unlined bras that looked good on my boobs. There's a slight bit of wrinkling, but I didn't even notice until I looked closely at the photo.
The fit reminds me of what I love about Comexim - the rounded, gently lifted to center silhouette. This is the ...size I wear in Comexim, too, even though I'm a 30D in most brands.
Edited, about a year later: Wellll, I've had a body transformation this year (bad injury & weight gain/muscle loss, then big weight loss/muscle gain in different places than before; that'll happen when you go from bed-ridden to daily swimming, I guess), and the cups are wrinkling on me now to where I don't think this looks good anymore. Breaks my heart, because I love this colorway and you can no longer buy these. Sigh. Read more 87 more words
I was hoping for this bra so much as my 32DD - Claudette » Paramour Underwire Bra (101015008) fits so good and is so comfy - I would even say that is more comfy than 70E - Comexim » Sharon (366) but the issue are too wide wires that ends almost in the middle of my armpits. I took a risk and unfortunately I can't wear it. Overal the bra is very pretty - navy with pink/coral elements, the band fits good on me and even the cup volume seems to be good. I need make some research and find which Dessous are narrow in wires as my pantera in 30e has 12cm width so there's a chance to find perfect Dessous !
Amazingly gorgeous, but ridiculously tiny for the 30E it's supposed to be https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":-(" /> more like a 28D I think, hence will list it for sale. Bought from Brand Alley in a flurry of excitement cos it's the colour I've been after, but compared to the later seasons Parma Violet/Concrete and Peacock/Concrete that I have and fit me beautifully, this was a complete non starter. Fuller review to come...(and I'm also going to write to Claudette asking how they can make such ridiculously HUGE changes in sizing from season to season whilst calling it the same bra model - incredibly misleading for people purchasing their goods :-/).
This bra is a good basic in my wardrobe. Aside from the fact that the band it too large (I definitely should have gone for the 32F, c'est la vie), it's rather comfortable, and I love bras with 3-part cup construction and no lining. I think it's sexy, but more importantly it's supportive without the added bulk or unnatural shape of molded cups. There is a little bit of gaping at the top of the cup, but it fits everywhere else. My only complaint with this bra is minor, and it has to do with the fabric. I have another mesh bra, the Cleo Lucy, and that mesh has by far spoiled me, it's so soft against my skin. This mesh could definitely learn a thing or two, hence points off for quality - it's more stiff and more scratchy than I would have hoped. As a whole, and given a change in size, I really enjoy this bra for it's natural rounded shape, good design, and fun colors.
Hoo boy. I am on a journey through cheap discontinued bras. Almost like there was a reason they were discontinued! Orange. In. A glass! I love the pictures of this bra - it looks like something a ballerina would wear, which is my bra "aesthetic". It's ~nude~ hallelujah https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> The material felt pretty rough actually. My 30FF - Panache » Loretta Plunge (6686) is much softer and more expensive feeling in the band and the mesh lace upper. The straps were also really far apart and I have wide shoulders. They would just not work on narrow shoulders. I had room in the bottom ...and sides of the cup and wrinkling on the bottom - probably not projected enough for me - but the gore was a good width. I guess my boobs are farther apart than the other reviewers of bras I'm researching. About two thirds of my boobs were spilling over the top though! ;_; It was so major that with the straps just taken off I was STILL quadding. Already put in for a return. It arrived in a completely destroyed bag, incidentally. I'm not sure what to send it back in.. Read more 89 more words
*angels singing from above* "Hooooolly Graaaaaail Braaaaaa"
Look how smooth the cups are?!?!
Stretchiest of them all! Most forgiving fabrics of the 4 I bought together. Unfortunately, because this was the bra I wanted to wear on an every other day basis, it's already stretched out since August to needing the 2nd hook. Originally didn't stretch to 29 inches when brand new, probably closer to between 28 and 28.5. I prefer firmer powermesh, but hella comfortable.
Underwire shape is perfect, straps are nice and stretchy and highly adjustable and comfortable.
Gore is a taaaaad too wide, it's an 1/8th of an inch wider than the norm. But I guess I can't really feel it with the band being more relaxed, so doesn't matter? Cup depth is 1/4 inch deeper, but cup height is slightly shorter so I guess the overall depth works out for me?? Looks the best in pictures too. This is one of my regular go-to bras. AND, I made a pattern from it.... Foreshadowing?!?! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Another less-than-15-dollars bra off of Amazon, provided by HerRoom this time, so I thought, "why not?!" I haven't tried a Claudette in like 5 years. Will try on in the morning!
So.... It fits!! It's probably technically a bit too big, seeing as there's a small bit of in-cup wrinkling after my boobs settle, but when I first swoop and scoop, there's a bit of quadding. The wires are ever so slightly too wide, so there's space to escape to the side. If they were just under 1/4" narrower, it would be perfect!
There's a small bit of empty space just under my breasts, more under my left boob ...especially, but I have a flat spot underneath, so I just think it's due to my trapezoid-shaped roots. So far with a few minutes of wear, the bra doesn't slide down.
Top elastic doesn't cut in, which was my biggest worry. But with weight loss, I've kept some of my projection and base height, but not my fullness, so with very empty lower half, I am effectively shorter rooted now. I still have a thin bit of tissue that goes mostly to my collar bone, but the fullness is mostly just at and above the apex and no higher.
Gore is nice and low, but the ends of the wires dig. With my ribs flaring right below my breasts, it causes the bottom of the wire to tilt away therefore causing the ends to tilt towards my chest. I can't win with gores! Too high, and it just hurts pinching the edges of my roots against my sternum, but too low and they stab right into me. Will have to bend away.
The band only stretches to 29 inches, but surprisingly still feels too big on. I have it on the middle hook yet it stretches far from my back. If I can get it for $15 again, I'll try a 28 band.
Profile wise, well it's sheer mesh, so it doesn't add much. Just kinda is a placeholder to prevent jiggling, otherwise my natural shape is still there. (for me the cups are a bit pointy in shape like I am. Could be again that it's slightly too big, I've seen rounder images from fuller shapes stretching the mesh more.)
Overall, very happy! So sad the brand is gone! I always seem to like discontinued brands :/ Will snatch whatever is left on Amazon before they're gone for good!! Could even make a pattern from it. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Will upload more pictures once I'm not in public any more (at a wedding!).
More pictures up!! And oh, as for the color! Definitely not what it appeared on the screen. The model was pale and it appeared a matching color, but it's definitely more suited for an olive toned skin that's darker (it matches the olive-tan pillow perfectly haha). I love the hot pink, though!
Update after a full day of wear: It. Fits. It fits!!!!!!! The underwire actually follows me nearly exactly, the cups stay the same all day (don't have to readjust) and it's comfortable overall! Still need to bend the underwires out from sternum, but I hardly notice the bra is there! I could be nitpicky about strap width, but seeing as they are a very stretchy elastic (pros and cons there as well) I can wear them tighter without it digging in too badly to prevent the slipping off feeling. Oh yeah and I have the ba s on the middle hook, so I think I'll try a 28 band next. Unsure if I'm more bloated or what, but I didn't have any cup emptiness today. A few wrinkles but those I know are from the straps being tight. In all my other bras, since the wires are too wide, I settle into the sides and the center and upper parts of the cup end up empty, but not in this bra!! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I need to buy more before they disappear for good!!! Read more 561 more words
At my old measurements(about 36" OB) I hated the fit of these bras but I've always loved the look. I'm closer to a 28DD/28D-30C/30D now and lost a ton of upper tissue, so I think this would work wonderfully now. It's a bit closed on top, so not good for FoT shapes. I'm more even now, but "functionally FoB" due to my shape(tuberous/conical-so thin with lots of center projection).
This size is Unfortunately too large for me now. Wish I'd kept my tan and navy 28E as I recall that being smaller than this one. But yay, I think I can finally wear the Dessous! I just need a 30C ...or 30D. By the amount of wrinkling in this, I'm going to guess the former.
The band on this one is also larger, at about 32" stretched. It kind of hovers on my 28" ribcage. In my experience with this style, the bands have either been pretty tight or super loose(I have another one,same color, 30 band that stretches to 34"). Hopefully Claudette has more true to size bras now that some time has passed.
Would recommend to more FoB,projected,narrow types. The fabric is a little scratchy in my opinion, but not enough to bother me. Would be more annoying to me in a band that was closer to my UB,I think.
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
It's... not horrible. Which is good enough for me! I love the colors - hot pink and beige - and I've been lusting after a Dessous like this for awhile. I know it's not a perfect fit, but i like it. I also love that they made this in 3 colors that could be a "nude."
I tried this in 28F first, but found the band ran tighter than in some other colors! 30E fits much better - the band slightly smaller than true to size. It's great on my 29-30" underbust!
I don't think this color is horribly shallow, and the wires don't measure that wide ... however, the ...wires are flexible and stretch with the band, leading to a bra that is too shallow and wide on some. I can wear an extender with this to get slightly narrower wires, but as it is the slight wideness doesn't bother me and the wire stays in my IMF.
There is a bit more wrinkling than on me than I would deal with in most bras, but I'm just too in love with the colors. I wore it today under a thicker band T and it worked great. I wore it under a white tank top and flaunted the pink straps and seams, and it was cute. Read more 106 more words