I was thrilled to come across an Annalise in my size recently... Fauve was discontinued just as I was discovering correct bra fitting, and I will forever lament not getting to try the brand earlier, because their designs were so incredibly elegant and lovely. I have to say, the quality of construction and attention to detail in this bra is exceptional and really lives up to Fauve's reputation. The base is a grey-lavender floral overlaid with the most delicate layer of transparent mesh, topped with ivory ribbons and lace lining the vertical seams. A teardrop pearl charm adorns the center gore, and little picot trim lines the entirety ... of the band and straps, which is a detail I especially appreciate, because many bra manufacturers create bras with pretty decorated fronts but sadly leave the backs entirely plain. Annalise is an absolutely gorgeous half cup with a very feminine, almost Victorian "shabby-chic" look to it, and I find the find the color scheme flattering against my pale winter skin!
The fit is quite excellent... in particular I'm surprised by the amount of depth in this bra, which I haven't found to be the case in other British half cups such as Freya's. The gore tacks, the band is true to size, and the very open top leaves plenty of room to accommodate upper and inner fullness. The shape is spectacular, round and uplifted but slightly minimized, very "purple," while the neckline creates phenomenal soft hills cleavage appropriate for everyday. The inner lining is very soft and comfortable. The wings of the bra are relatively low and non irritating, with a matching strip of lace behind the underwire also. The wires are noticeably a bit wider than my IMF, however they don't create a large empty pocket, compromise support or bother me at all.
I LOVE this bra. Off to scour Ebay to look for other Fauve half cups in suitable sister sizes...
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