Here is why not: This is the most uncomfortable bra I have ever worn. It's not even a problem of fit! The cups and band fit just fine, but the choice of materials is brutal. The inner cups and the straps are covered in this extremely scratchy, sandpaper-esque mesh. (In a lovely neon pink, but the color isn't going to save it.) If ...it had just been the cups, I might have been able to deal with it, but the mesh covers the strap right where they rest on my shoulders, so the straps literally chafe away while they help support the bra. Awful, awful choice of material.
Aesthetically, it's a really sexy bra. The black lace overlay over neon pink mesh is a great idea, and there's a nice black lace trim around all the edges of the bra. Construction-wise, it's okay - the straps are a little wide-set for me (what else is new) and I'm generally not a fan of two-part cup construction since it tends to give me an east-west look, as that's the way my boobs tend toward anyway.
But seriously. Sandpaper mesh? On straps? Bad call, Claudette. I'm still a fangirl, but not a fan of the En Dentelle. Read more 147 more words
I have been looking high and low for a green bra! Call me crazy or superficial or whatever, but green is my favorite color and it's hard to find in most women's clothing... This bra is sheer and very sexy. It's a shape mis-match for me as this would be much better suited to someone who it FoB or even with short roots. I have quite tall roots, so many even shaped bras don't work because of this (I'm looking at you Cleo Lily & clones). The band is tight for a 30, but not tight enough to be ideal for a 28. If I were keeping this bra I wold sew ribbon into the band. Seriously, super disappointed about this bra not fitting! Anyone know of other green bras that are in the 28E/30DD range?
The bra looks STUNNING. Black lace used over a neon green mesh gives a great effect.
Too shallow and too wide for me. Band is slightly too loose for my taste, I like tight 32 bands. Underwires are soft (a little too soft for my heavy bra bullies of breasts) and really comfy. Cups are somewhat wide set.
Would be perfect for someone with an average to wide root and average projection to shallow 32G who prefers a slightly looser band or 34FF who prefers a tighter band.
If your breasts need silly amounts of support like mine the underwires may be too soft.
This bra seems entirely designed for someone very full-on-bottom with not much on top, or someone with more on top than I am; I couldn't quite fill out the top of the cup, with the lace wrinkling, but then the top of the cup also cut back in. The lace seems stretchy, though, so maybe someone with more upper fullness could actually fill out the top better than I managed to. The bottom of the cup is definitely deep. It also seemed to give me a rather pointy shape, but again that may be partly because I didn't quite fill the cup out properly.
While this is a very pretty bra, I have to second the comments someone made about the choice of mesh material. In the cup it didn't bother me, but on the strap it was definitely noticable, and I bet would be very annoying if I wore it any longer than the 5 minutes I had it on.
I have no complaints about this bra’s construction. It’s actually very comfortable. The straps don’t bother me, the wires are just a tad too narrow but are not stiff so it doesn’t hurt, the fabric feels smooth and soft.
Now for the weird part. This bra’s cup shape is exactly the same as my resting/hanging breasts. The cups encapsulate without lifting, compressing, shaping or doing very much really. So it’s like having a skin over my skin. There’s no significant lift or support, but there’s also no slack or loose fabric. I’m used to a rounded and lifted shape and this gives me a sitting shape that I ...see right before I go to take a shower. Very strange.
It’s not quite as perky looking under thin shirts, but I could definitely wear this under something tighter with thicker fabric that would at least take on some of the work to shape me.
Since I’ve never owned a bra like this before and it doesn’t offend me too much, I think I will keep it in light rotation just to change things up a bit
Ugh. This makes me look disgusting. I have small, shallow, perky boobs, and this bra makes them look like they are crying.
Also, the straps are unusually short. I normally have my bra straps close to the shortest setting, but with this one, I am probably less than 1/2" away from being fully extended.
I bought this along with the Dessous and the Paramour. The Dessous is super sexy. The Paramour is beautiful. Neither were the right shape for me, but this one is for sure the absolute worst. Both the Dessous and Paramour are three-part bras, which I think are best for projected shapes, which I am not. I ...thought I was getting lucky with the En Dentelle, since it doesn't have a three-part cup. Nope. The En Dentelle makes me look like I have a sac around my boobs, and that sac is loose and drooping.
I don't understand how the cup can be so droopy and loose on me. My boobs have been growing lately, and I am up a cup size. I bought this in both my normal size and a cup size up, and didn't even bother trying on the larger size. I just now realized that the soft, loose fabric and the bizarre drooping down effect I get, combined with the nice neutral color, American Tan, makes it look like I have a hot-weather scrotum on my chest when I wear this. Totally gross.
This bra is a disaster on me. Everything about it is just wrong for me. The band is true to size for a 30. The cups run a tad large, and just don't suit me in any way. The actual bra is beautiful and feminine. I wish it fit! If balconettes and vertical seam bras work for you this could fit the bill. It does have room for considerable projection and the gore is fairly narrow (if high). The straps are wide set and so is the overall profile. The mesh on this is much softer than on the Dessous. The bra sure is beautiful though!!
So, I bought this bra via the recent Claudette Encore sale. I live in the UK but managed to find a wonderful lady in New York who was happy to place orders on my behalf, then receive the parcels and send them on to me.
I have wanted to try the other Claudette bras (eg not Dessous as I have already experimented pretty substantially with this range) for as long as I've known and loved the brand so was sooo excited when they had the Encore shop open. There were none of the other En Dentelle colourways in my size, so I opted for this Cameo ...Blue as I've been getting into lighter colours in both underwear and clothes of late, and thought it was gorgeous. I've read as many reviews as there are out there of this bra, and expected it to have a band that was tight (possibly too tight) and to be uncomfortable.
When it finally arrived from NY I was delighted that on first try on, it definitely wasn't too tight! Phew, there's that worry out of the way.Yayyyy, a three hook and eye band! The cups are a good fit depth wise and width wise - wires are perfect for me. The material isn't very soft and is slightly scratchy/harsh on my skin - I might wash this one sooner rather than later in the hope it might soften up a bit.
Where this bra isn't great is the width of the straps - they're set VERY wide (and actually, I did notice to Claudette's credit on their website they do say something like "extra wide placed straps" or something to this effect) so was concerned, as most normally set straps could be considered technically a little wide for me. These are v. wide, meaning the straps are almost halter style (eg / \) in a straight line from armpits to where they sit on my shoulders. On wearing the bra out today I realised that although the cup fits, it almost doesn't CUP - so it provides no lift, no support, no rounding and no shaping whatsoever. I don't know if this is because the straps are unable to provide a proper tension and this affects tension in the cup meaning it just kind of sits around my boobs rather than smushing them upwards/rounding them.... odd. Maybe this is considered east-west? Thing is, it's not seperating my boobs as such, just allowing them to rest where they normally would when not in a bra (both in terms of east/west and north/south positioning! HA!)
My boobs don't really need lots of support, but it was odd to recognise that they both looked and felt the same as my boobs do when I'm not wearing a bra....
I get a small bit of wrinkling at a certain point in the top of the cup, again I think due to the positioning of the straps on me. The bra is definitely not too FOT for me, if anything it's lacey cup edge is very restrictive and I think ideally I need a taller cup that doesn't cut me off in the way this one does.
So verdict: Still reasonably happy with this bra as technically fits quite well, just doesn't DO much! It's very attractive and has allowed me to continue my bra education and test out another model that I've been interested in for a long time. I can see myself wearing this bra in the summer when it's hot and I want something light and cool and easy to wear. Read more 494 more words