Comfortable and beautiful bra, though the straps are definitely wide set so if you've got narrow shoulders you may want to steer clear. I get a little gaping at the top of the cups, I think I probably just don't have quite enough volume to fill out the top of the cup because everything else fits fine.
Really beautiful, the embroidery is gold so it looks very regal. The fit is pretty standard for Freya/Fauve half cups. The band in this bra is very stretchy and fairly big, even for Freya/ Fauve. I typically wear a 30 band, but can get away with a tightly fastened 32, but i will have to alter the band on this before i can wear it without it ending up all over the place.
I have this bra in red and white; red is a 32E and white is a 36D that I altered the band down to a 30 on. I'm not sure if it's because the colourway is different, or because of the difference in cup size, but the hooks and eyes and the band in the white are much narrower than in the red.
Update 2: THIS BRA FITS ME! Sort of. For now, it's better than most of my other bras.
I used a seam ripper to remove the hooks and eyes, snipped about 1" of fabric from each side of the band, and sewed the hooks and eyes back on.
I tried it on again and it was magical. I filled the cups completely! The bra pushes everything front and center and has the perfect amount of projection.
The only problem: the cups are a little too wide on me. The wire marks are about 0.5" beyond my boobs on the sides. However, because the cups are technically deeper than my actual boobs, ...they don't flatten me at all, so I am okay with wearing this bra.
Oh, and the foam lining? Yeah, I cut that out. It's summer and I just could not with the extra thick layer. I was also curious about how much forward-ness and projection was coming from the foam, and as it turns out, none of it! This makes me feel even better about this bra. I think it is prettier this way too, the embroidery stands out more.
Update: I have been unhappy with the fit of many of my bras so I pulled this out and tried it on again. If I pull the band tight enough to fit correctly (way beyond any hooks), the cups area actually quite good too. I canceled the listing and plan to chop the band soon.
I bought this bra deeply discounted because it has been discontinued. The original retail was $120! Bratabase had an estimated measurement within my range so I had to try this. Unfortunately it does not fit me and is not returnable so I am looking to sell it.
Pros: This bra is beautiful and comfortable. It has no scratchy or pokey bits and feels soft when worn. The embroidery is done with glossy/shiny thread and the deep blue color is contrasted by pinkish taupe details. It is lightly lined with soft, flexible foam and has no push-up style padding.
Cons: The only con is that it doesn't fit me! It is about an inch more projected than I need. Boo.
Fit: This would be a great bra for someone who needs projection near the gore. I would say that it measures as narrowish and projected, true to size. If this came in a 28D I'll bet it would fit me. The band is true to size or maybe a tad loose/stretchy, definitely not a tight 30. Read more 309 more words
I would say this fits currently on the middle hook. I guess Fauve bands run big, so a 28 band would be better for me. They aren't making Fauve any longer, so I guess is doesn't much matter! This is a really gorgeous bra. I will keep it and just use middle and inside hooks.