Very different from the other Dessous models I've tried. I don't have in-cup quadding where my center fullness is, for once, but it's a terrible fit everywhere else. There is too much cup at the sides and the straps are too long. If you basically don't have any breast tissue near your armpits or sides, like me, this is not going to work. I did go up one cup-size, reading that the Leopard ran a cup small, so perhaps I should have tried a 30FF instead. Oh well. I'm sure I'd quad out of that one like I have in my other 30FFs. :'(
I ordered several of the Dessous bras on final sale, not sure what size I'd need. But they were cheap, so I ordered a "variety pack"...ha! Didn't realize that the Sucre was a different cut that the full cup Dessous until I tried them all on. As other reviews have mentioned, it has ridiculously tall cups. It is more of a plunge but WOW, there is a lot of excess fabric by the straps. Because the fabric is sheer, you can see exactly what is happening inside the cup. In the case of my soft boobs which tend to just settle into the bottom of a bra, it ...isn't a pretty picture. With this style, I get major quadding near the gore but the tops of the cups by the strap are completely empty. As a result, the cups are super wrinkly (the contents are too). I intended to use this as a boudoir bra but I'm not sure it's even going to work for that.
Also, the band was much stretchier than I anticipated. I wear either a 30 or 32, depending on brand. I mostly wear 30 bands in super-stretchy Freya and everything else I wear 32s. I could have ordered this in a 30 for sure. On the tightest hooks, I can pull this band several inches away from my back. I have a mauve/black full-cup Dessous in the same size and it is about an inch shorter when stretched. Just an fyi... Read more 137 more words
I normally wear a 32FF/G but I found this bra in store at an extremely low price so I picked my sister size of 34FF. The cups are a good fit- the gore tacks, the wire encases my breast tissue, and it feels very supportive for such thin material. Since I'm close set, FOT, with soft tissue I do get a very small amount of quading on the inner cups. It's not noticeable through my clothes so it's not a big deal for me. This is the first unlined 3 part bra that gives me a round shape- I usually get a softly pointed shape. The only negative for me is how stretchy the band is. I compared it to other 34 bands that I own and it's still the biggest in my possession. It's brand new and I'm on the last hook and I'm still able to pull it a significant distance away from my body. This is my first experience with any Claudette bra and I would purchase another in my true size.
This review is for my 30G Dessous Sucre in black. I believe Claudette stopped making the "Sucre" line after the first or second season. From my understanding (as confirmed by a Claudette rep), early model Dessous and Dessous Sucre varied only in the model number and the strap colour. Sucre had the bright pink strap while non Sucre did not. I believe they discontinued this system after establishing how much variation they wanted to play on the strap colour and how it would be confusing going forward. Regarding the early model Dessous and Sucre, the cut and materials used were identical. Measuring this bra, you will notice the wires and cups are identical to early models of Dessous.
Fit wise, the Sucre's wires are a bit narrow for me. This is likewise the case with the Neon Pink early model Dessous I own. The cups are also taller than more recent models.
I wanted to try this bra for a couple months before getting a chance to, and was surprised when it fit me pretty well because other 3-part cups I've tried wrinkled horribly along the top. I also usually have a problem with cups being too far apart, but not with this bra. The wires are quite narrow, so I needed to bend them a bit to make them more comfortable, but with that small alteration it fits nicely.