Uggggghhhh this is a great bra and I wish I could fix just one, teeny tiny dealbreaker.
Here's the pros: Love the look - fairly pared-down design which lets the construction speak for itself. I got the navy colorway, which is a lovely color especially in the matte fabric. Also, the straps are a bit wider than standard which is always a design feature I love (not everyone is into this clearly, but I'll dive head-first into those luxury brands that have 1in+ wide straps like Fleur Of England ) Construction-wise, I love the very light lining and vertical seaming in the cups, ... which ends up giving a very uplifted and yet minimized shape. I tend to really like bras that compress everything very close to my ribcage, since when wearing t-shirts and floatier tops it ends up making my whole body look smaller in diameter (read: skinnier). On these counts alone, this is one of the best bras I have ever owned - and that's as a devoted fan of Claudette in general. The cleavage is fairly minimal since the gore is rather tall, but that's not a look I really go for anyway.
Aaaaand here's where I mention the con that SO MANY BRAS have that keeps this bra from being my favorite ever. Wide strap placement. IT'S SO WIDE. I'll refrain from cursing here, but for crying out loud, why does nearly every good full-bust bra have these effing wide-placed straps? Are they making bras for linebackers? At the tops of my shoulders, they can barely stay up, but the real problem is down where they meet the cup, in the DEPTHS OF MY ARMPITS. This is such a common gripe of mine and it makes me so capsy. I feel like I need to start a support group for people. I wore this bra to work once and by the end of the day, my armpits were so chafed that I whipped the bra off and threw it across the room the second I got in the door. Quoth the raven, nevermore.
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This bra is not owned any more
Updated on Sep 28, 2014 Flag this