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Fauve Aurelia Padded Half Cup is another well-constructed, artful piece that makes the demise of Fauve all that much sadder. Although this style feels a little smaller in the cup than my gold-standard Emmanuelles, and still a hair wider in the UW than I'd prefer, I have nothing but love for how good this feels on. I have yet to try a Fauve bra that hasn't been well-constructed and secure. This style is no exception - my breasts feel contained, controlled, well-displayed and stylish in this lightly padded model. There are no irritating internal seams to chafe my nipples. The amount of projection is ... pretty darned decent and my breasts do not travel around the bra during the day - they stay where they were put. This has become a cue for me that a bra is a good fit. Ladies, if you have center-full breasts this style may not work for you - I have some obvious quadding near the gore. If I were to buy this again I'd go up a cup size - but otherwise would not change a thing. This magenta/pink satiny garment with lovely flower embroidery is a delight. Grab up those Fauve's on clearance, while you still can!
Updated on Feb 26, 2017 Flag this
This is indeed a gorgeous bra that I bought from a fellow Bratabaser. (Then again, I'm partial to anything purple!) It was listed very high on my Recommendations. Not a perfect fit, but I should be able to modify it.
The band is a little big on me, where I started off on the middle set of hooks. If I want to go snugger I can easily manage on the smallest set of hooks. Tag is still attached, so maybe that's from others trying it on before me. Or maybe I just need a 30" instead of a 32". Who knows!
I noticed the wires ... are a narrow guage (1/8"?), feel much smaller in diameter than most, and consequently are quite flexible. The wires feel much wider while wearing than when measuring it. The cups are suited for FoT and fit me well only with good posture. Once I move around and live life they gape along the outer cup...enough for me to know it's there, and moreso on my smaller side. Somehow, it doesn't really show under clothing. (I should be able to cinch in the top of the cup just a bit by tacking the outer layer to the lining. I was able to do that on another bra that had developed an outward curl, and it was very successful.)
The gore is definitely wide on me, and high. But because the wires are flexible they form into a V between my center full breasts. So even though it's not completely flat against my sternum, it's still manageable.
The front straps are way over to my armpits...very annoying...again, a modification I can handle.
As for personal preference, the cups give the appearance of pulling the girls too close together by a full 1-1.5" closer than normal for me. (It measures only 6" apex to apex). So combined with the wires being slightly wide on me it gives a minimized profile.
- This bra's measurements have been altered
Reduced open cups: prevents gaping.
Updated on Dec 15, 2017 Flag this
This review is based on trying this bra only briefly. Ultimately I decided to return it, as the gore seemed much higher on this particular model than on the other Fauve halfcups I own, at the same time that there was also less center projection. Also, I didn't care for this shade of dark pink (it looked more fuchsia in the stock pictures), however it's very reminiscent of Sleeping Beauty with the pale pink and bright green floral embroidery! The shape was quite flattering and very reminiscent of Cleo, lifted and very "green."
Updated on Mar 30, 2016 Flag this
This could be the epitome of a bedroom bra! The decollete-baring half cup is all cakes on a plate, heaving bosom stuff. Add purple satin, lace net overlay, abundant embroidery in shades of rose and red; I like to imagine this bra in candlelight... The rich embroidery detail is repeated at the straps and back clasp. Its a stunner. The luxurious quality is all Fauve, too: attention to detail and comfort. Very soft felt along the straps, band and wires; lightly padded cups lined in a smooth satiny fabric. The wires are wide to average, the band is quite stretchy (I had it on the tightest hooks), and the gore is low but narrow. Straps adjust almost all the way and are firm, giving good support, but I think they are fairly wide-set. Fauve has 2 cuts for their half cups, and while many fit me perfectly in a 32F, the Coco cut does not, it is too shallow for my immediate projection and also closed a bit up top. I wonder if Aurelia is cut more like Coco?
Updated on Dec 05, 2015 Flag this
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Added on Jul 26, 2017