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Dessous Mesh Underwire Bra (CD2000)

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  1. 28 D-G ... (28 :4-:9)
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  4. 34 A-G ... (34 :1-:9)
  5. 36 B-G ... (36 :2-:9)
  6. 38 B-G ... (38 :2-:9)

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  1. 1
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    28F

    Didn't fit

    Review for Alter ego/Elsa Pink color ...

    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..

    Alter Ego/Elsa Pink colorway

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  2. 1
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    30E

    Fits

    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.

    Updated on Sep 06, 2016 Flag this


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      Yay :) everyone says this a hard bra to fit - if you buy it in other colors you may find that it fits more shallow or the band is looser.

    • Thanks for the info, annabellynn! I don't know if I'm going to buy this bra in other colors given the slight scratchiness of the lace, but I'll keep what you said in mind if I check out other Claudette models.

    • Whoops, sorry annabellynn! Tagged the wrong person. Meant Love4Pollinators! Don't know where my brain is today.

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    30E

    Fits

    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.

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    Updated on Aug 09, 2016 Flag this


    • Iam so glad it fits you! :) have you tried American Tan? it fits very similar!

    • I'll keep that in mind! Didn't you have another that was brown with pink trim? I think it was called Chinchilla? Does that one fit differently? So hard to tell with these bras :)

    • I used to have it, but it was wide and put my boobs on the side - one of the worst claudetted that i ever owned :( same with navy and pink

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    28FF

    Didn't fit

    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.

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    28FF

    Didn't fit

    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.

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    30G

    Didn't 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.

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    30D

    Fits

    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.

    Elsa Pink colorway

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    28G

    Didn't fit

    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.

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    Peacock colorway

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    Updated on Mar 07, 2016 Flag this


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      Ugh, this is why I haven't taken the plunge yet on the great deals on the Encore site. Worse yet, it seems different colorways and different years ALL fit entirely differently. And I don't have enough experience with either the brand nor this model to know which years/colorways fit one way or another. From what I've read (which is admittedly not much), the older ones. way down the bottom of the Encore site, have the most narrow wires and are better for those needing projection.

    • ginganinja you're absolutely right. Just looking at the pictures, some are tall, some are short, some measurements show just how stretchy they are, while the ones I tried definitely weren't.

      I got my mom a dessous (she's a 34DD, a little empty and pendulous, so needs more immediate projection than most matrix brands offer) and she loves it! It makes me want to try them again, but I'm afraid of disappointment again...

    • 1

      Dessous is not my friend either. Has very little projection near the gore, not an option for centre full projected shapes. If the wire width worked, there was not enough projection, when I went up in cup size, the cups ended up under my armpits... And I've seen and touched much better quality mesh. Not impressed so far.

    • 1

      I decided the other day I wasn't going to buy anymore Dessous bras. As much as I love the way they look (on their models), they don't work with my shape. Fwiw, the only 2 Dessous thst I've come across that have any sort of projection have been the peacoat longline and the lipgloss snakeskin. That's it. I actually had to size down (get my actual size) in the snakeskin. I wanted to try the American tan in 30f, but I'm not going to place any orders. (I would if the shipping was free)

    • 1

      I've tried 3 different colors and two difference sizes.... Unfortunately it seems at least season to season there has been some changes. I found the American tan to work great for me and I'm relatively projected but I had a seafoam green that was way too shallow. I wish on here the measurements were broken up by color or year. I have a paramour now and it's a little too shallow but I like. But after it settles down I get w little quading especially closer to the gore. I'm not willing to try them for full price at all but I'm willing to swap for them or get them from somewhere with free returns.

    • P.s. Some of the bands are stretchy compared to a Cleo but not necessarily to a Freya

    • 2

      I think it's mostly how they change their fit like every freaking season that's really maddening. I just got a sandstone & navy Dessous in 28G off BTB - the band easily stretches to 30 and the cups are very narrow and projected. Once I alter the band I'll really like the bra. But I know It's a total crapshoot with Dessous and that's why I won't be trying any more of them.

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    30E

    Didn't fit

    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.

    pantera colorway

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    30F

    Fits

    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.

    Updated on Feb 06, 2016 Flag this


    • I don't know how many of this cut you've tried but I'd found different colors have different projection. I do fine in American Tan, but had a lot of problems with seafoam with khaki

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