I bought my Conturelle bra at a bra boutique. It was a store return, I think, because it didn't have a Conturelle tag, so I have no idea what model it is and the sewn-in label doesn't give a clear indication of the model name/number.
It's a nude bra that has something like vines embroidered on the lace/mesh top of the cup. The bottom of the cup is mesh, but it's a thick mesh or doubled up mesh. It's very soft. The bra is fairly comfortable except that I am straddling a 38-40 in band and so the band is just a bit too loose because the back ...of the bra doesn't stay when I position it toward my waist. My breasts fit in the bra almost perfectly except the gore doesn't tack, but most gores don't tack on me because my breasts are too close together.
This was an expensive bra, though not quite as expensive as Prima Donna. But the saleswoman did say it was on sale. Overall, I think it is well-made and it's a nice, nude bra. I like it, but don't love it the way I love my Prima Donna "Couture" bra. That bra is one of the best bras I've ever owned. Read more 99 more words
It's a beautiful black bra with lace sheer at the top part of the cup but extra lining at the bottom. It has side support. The bra creaks when putting it on but I have not noticed it doing so once adjusted for wear. It stays in place well and the back doesn't ride up. It could be bigger for me, but if I don't swoop and scoop and instead lean and jiggle, it fits tacking the gore and there is no over fill. Granted, that's not the best fit, but it was one of the first ones I bought and was fitted for before I ...learned all the nuances to bra trying. I imagine, as time goes on, I will be able to get better fits, but it's light and cool on hot days, the fabric is wonderful and it's a zillion times better than what I have worn for nearly 50 years. I like best that it's sides are lower than my Elomi bras by about 1.5 inches so it makes it very comfortable. It's one of my favorites, despite the less than best fit because the under wires and side don't come up so high. Read more 95 more words
I can't tell the model of this bra from the tag. It seems to be an older version of the Felina Conturelle Provence. At first try it feels ok, full coverage underwire with good support, straps are nice and wide. It has pretty embroidery and transparent lace top cup, shows my nipples through. The wires I think are slightly too large/wide for me as I feel them under my arms and it bothers me. The band is also too big on the tightest hook. Also a slight spillage at top of cup. After wearing for a short period of time, the wires under and between the breasts are VERY uncomfortable, scratchy and digging in. I like the uplifted look it gives me, but I cannot wear this bra for more than an hour, probably because it is the wrong size.
sorry this review is so late, I received this bra for free and intended on measuring/reviewing it long ago but got caught up in doing two thesis back to back in college. THAT said, I want to definitively say, especially after all of that time, that this is one of the most comfortable and perfectly fitting bras I own. which is funny because I have never heard of this brand before. I am more bottom heavy, and a little shallow, so this most likely would not work on someone with very full-on-top breasts, but the top ridge is quite elastic so it MIGHT. the top line of this ...bra lands DIRECTLY on my skin, almost like it was made to land there. it doesn't cut in at all, and doesn't leave any type of ridge or indention/quadraboob in that area. my only measurement complaint is that the band stretches A LOT. it seems to ride up a little in the back, but I might take it in eventually (the band easily stretches beyond 35 inches and this is a size 32E) it's extremely comfortable though, even after a few hours of wear. all in all a great find, especially for free! I will post images soon! Read more 98 more words
Found this at a thrift store brand-new. I'd never heard of the bra, but it said Made in Hungary and was bigger than a C so I had to try it. It's really nice. I like the cut-out in the centre gore. There's mesh inside the cup and an extra folded layer near the outer half of the inside of the cup.
Embroidery for the upper half as well as part of the strap. The name is on the right hand side as well near the top of the band.