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Why yes, I bought another Claudette Paramour. After the miserable failures that were the Gossard Glossies Moulded Bra (6271) and the Parfait By Affinitas Kelly Wire Bra (6702) , I'm so glad I did. It reinstated my faith in humanity and bra manufacturers. I'm convinced that this bra (at least for me) is the best bra on planet earth. It's got non-stretch lower segments in the cups and stretch mesh for the top section - ergo, supportive, and no gaping or quad-boobing at the top thanks to the stretch. Everything about it is comfortable. This is the ... second season this bra has been out (I bought last season's in black and garnet) and I do believe they've made some minor adjustments for the better. The shape is a tad more rounded than last season, and they tweaked the way the fabric is sewn together on the cups (last season's satin fabric shifts around a bit on top of the inner lining of the cup, whereas this season they seem to be sewn together and so give a smoother finish.)
I'm so glad that this springs colorways are light - my main complaint with the black and garnet was that they are my go-to bras, yet I can't wear them under light colored shirts. What was I supposed to do without my beloved Paramour? But now I have it in the seafoam colorway (which features navy blue accents on the bow, straps, and elastic) and now I can seriously wear it under anything. I'm also considering nabbing the light pink as well. Because, at this point, I'm basically fazing out all my other bras and stocking up on Paramours.
Updated on Jul 25, 2013 Flag this
Garnet color: This bra is stretchier in the cup mesh fabric than the black. The band is too big and I would need to size down. Softer and more luxurious than the Dessous, but a slightly more natural shape.
Updated on Apr 09, 2015 Flag this
I bought this bra entirely because Sweet Nothings recommended it on her blog, and I was not disappointed. It is incredibly comfortable. I had been looking for a soft cup bra to balance out the beginnings of my collection and this bra definitely does that for me. I love that it has 3 hooks because the band feels so much sturdier. The garnet color is incredible as well. I wasn't expecting such a rich, deep red but it's gorgeous. This bra is definitely an airplane flight bra.
Updated on Jun 13, 2015 Flag this
Black colorway: fits pretty well except center too wide and band too big. Really nice quality, but I had to buy a smaller size band.
Updated on Apr 09, 2015 Flag this
Despite the fact that it is a little too big in the band and a little too small in the cup, this is the most comfortable bra I currently own. The fabric is extremely soft and flexible, the straps are fully adjustable, and I love the fact that it has 3 hooks for closure. I consider this bra to be superior to the Claudette Dessous for this reason - the Dessous has cuter colors, but the mesh is so scratchy and I found it to be quite uncomfortable, whereas the Paramour is smooth like butter. My only complaint is that since the opaque fabric is ... so flexible, it has a little excess stretch in the band and I would prefer to have a 30FF or G
Even though I'm wearing the wrong size, I don't get any quad-boob, which must be a testament to the fact that the cups are deeper and the wires narrower than my other bras (say, Panache or Curvy Kate). I find that those brands tend to get too wide in the cups - heading into armpit territory - yet still cut in at the top, creating the strange sensation that the cup is both too big and too small at the same time. With the Claudette, however, it seems to be better proportioned overall or my shape.
Aesthetically, the bra is simple without being boring - I bought mine in basic black, but at this point it's also available in a nice dark red w/black detail, which I may pick up on sale. It has sexy little mesh panels at the top of the cup, and a bow at the center gore for a little added interest. Nothing particularly fancy, but the basic adornment means that there are no frills or embroideries to show through my clothes, so I can wear this bra under thinner fabrics without concern for excess texture showing through.
Updated on Feb 23, 2013 Flag this
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Added on Sep 03, 2015