After trying other colors of this bra, I accepted the fact that the bands ran super stretchy. And then this bra. The band hardly stretches to 27"! To cups are narrower at only 5", but the wires stretch easily and become super wide on me if I make this bra fit using an extender. I would recommend this to someone with a true 28" underbust or smaller, it's not cutting it for my 29-30" underbust.
This is the colorway I have been wanting for forever, and after trying this bra I believe a 30E will be a decent fit. It's so gorgeous. The pink is more hot pink than in stock photos. Ordered one already..
I think I've found my perfect fit! This bra arrived in the mail today courtesy of annabellynn–thank you!–and is exactly what I was looking for, particularly after trying on a couple 32's and getting discouraged.
This bra is lavender mesh/lace with black straps, edging, and bow. It's quite sheer and does show my nipples, but not to the point where they stick out through clothing. The band is firm, the straps aren't too wide-set, and the bra itself is just very pretty.
The reason why I'm ranking this bra as only "okay" in comfort is because the black lace that borders the bra is a little scratchy. Because of that fact and the fact that the top seam shows through at least some clothing, I don't think this will be an everyday sort of bra for me. However, it's certainly something I'd wear out for an evening, and I'm just thrilled to find something that seems to be the right fit! I'll definitely be checking out other bras by Claudette and/or Bratabase's recommendations for similar bras.
The best fit I've had from one of these yet - could do with a 28 band, but the band isn't as big as others I've tried. Probably fits 30-31" NWT. It seems more supportive and somehow better fitting than the navy/lime green one I tried, not sure exactly what is different though.
The bow is oversized and it's adorable. The cups are tall but fit better than most full coverage bras I've tried. The plunge is low. The mauve is pretty. I think I want to hold out for the colorway I've been lusting after most though - beige with hot pink trim.
This is too small. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> But it's close, and I plan to lose a few more pounds, so I will keep it for now. I have 30F's that work OK, and the gores tack, but I like the more supportive wires and straps Claudette uses for the FF's and G's. The band feels too tight because the cups are too small. I know this because I have humongous quad-boob and the gore doesn't tack. So a 28G would probably work for me in Periwinkle/Cream Soda.
I am a huge fan of Dessous in general but the band on this one is much shorter than expected for a 28; it only stretches to 25.75 inches! Great if your ribcage is only 25"; mine is unfortunately 28". I can't speak to the fit, other than that the cups are wider than the 30FF cups I had in earlier seasons. Anyway, a great option if you normally wear 28FF or G, but find the bands ride up. Beautiful color scheme. Wish it fit.
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.
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 Dessous makes me angry. Every time I see it listed in my bras I get upset that it was such a terrible awful absurdly ridiculous fit. I wanted to love this bra. I wanted to buy it in every color and feel sexy and comfy and fun every day. Alas, it was not to be. Here's the story...(there is a tl;dr at the end)
The Claudette Dessous had a revival a while back (a few months before I got this bra). 1)Loveclaudette.com opened up their encore shope so people could buy older season Dessous's at superb discounts (I'm talking $10-20 for a brand new bra). 2) ...Its sheer. Sheer=sexy 3) OMG delightfully awesome-time color selection! Neon green! Purple! Teal! Peachy pink! 3) *AND MOST IMPORTANTLY* People were raving about how this bra fit projected boobs despite being shallow.
See, I have projected boobies. I love me some unlined freya mostest, followed by EM SM models, then EM S, Comexim, and Cleo. I have a want-hate relationship with Freya deco and half-cups due to their shallowness. All Parfait gores gape on me for the same reason. So when I saw reviews stating that the Dessous worked for projected boobs, I wanted it. I desired it. I needed it.
When Devil May Care Lingerie went out of business, it was a sign. They had two Claudette Dessous left, both in 28G. Most other reviews strongly recommended sizing down in the band due to stretchiness, and either suggested keeping your regular cup volume or going up one cup. Since I usually wear a 30F/FF, the 28G seemed like it would be a dream come true.
It was all lies.
First, the band is stupid small. This model (peacock colorway) only stretched to 27 inches, and even stretching that far pulled the super soft wires way wide. Second, even when wearing with an extender, the wires were way, way way too wide. Like halfway to my back wide (I like EM narrow bras). Third, there is no immediate projection, so I got wrinkling/empty space at the bottom of the cups no matter how I adjusted. Fourth: The gore soft tacked at best. It mostly just floated a hair or two above my chest. Fifth: Quadboob + top of cup wrinkling. Probably due to my shorter roots and center-heavy shape. Taller roots or a fot shape might have filled out the top of the cup without the quadding. Sixth (just because I'm on a role here): wide set straps in my armpits. Not enough to chafe, but enough to annoy.
Needless to say, a terrible, terrible fit on me, and I wanted to love it so badly.
tl;dr: Does ***NOT*** work for projected boobs. My projected, narrow-rooted, center-heavy, short rooted, even/fob, firm-ish boobs made a mockery of this bra. Read more 357 more words
I bought this in hope that I will finally have my dessous! unfortunately this 30E its at least one size too small. However, it is very comfy! But thats all good things about this bra. Im not fan of the print - but because I was buying 2 Claudettes from one seller - i didnt mind that much. The wires are so narrow and short that are digging into my breasts. Cups are very closed on top, but probably just because the bra is too small - I still need to try 30F/FF. Straps are fully adjustable which is an advantage.
I originally didn't think this bra fit me, but I've now washed it and adjusted the strap length to be the same as my other Claudette and, lo and behold, the gore is tacking and the top is cutting in much less than before. I actually love this bra now. The shape is nice and round and much nicer than my pointier Freya mesh cups. I'm wearing this one today to be able to tell how comfortable it will be. I don't know if this is a Claudette thing, but both don't have inner tags showing the size. The band also feels more solid now and I'm wearing this on the largest set of hooks. I would be interested in finding more Claudette bras in possibly a 30FF. I know this bra won't fit leading up to shark week.