This is a truly beautiful bra. It is without a doubt the most beautiful bra I've ever own and probably the most beautiful bra I've ever seen in person. This is also the first bra I've ever owned that is at least close to my actual size as last week I believed I was 40D - 40DD (and I was bemoaning the fact that my back and my neck always hurt!). I happened to stumble onto a blog that discussed the importance of a proper fit and gave some tips to help figure out your fit at home and with those tips I discovered that I ...was nowhere near that 40D I had on, so at the first moment I could, I ran to the only bra store within a 200 mile radius of me that actually carried bras in sizes beyond the typical 32-40 AA-DD. They had a decent selection, although the sizes that were fitting me they have trouble keeping in stock so that cut down on what I personally had to chose from. Measurement wise it would seem that I am in the wrong cup size, however I lost a lot of apex in the shape of my breasts when I had a reduction 9 years ago and that really changes how my breasts sit in the cups and how they look in the cups as the G, GG, and H's (which I tried before the FF) I was absolutely swimming in and I lost A LOT of the support and this goes for other brands too. I like that the central gore is narrow and low as my breast are very close together (when braless they're about pinkie width apart). The sides could be a bit higher and more stable as I do have a lot of migration issues (that I'm now trying to correct now that I'm in the correct sized bra) and the band seems to be a bit stretchy, which I do appreciate at the moment as I am getting used to the tighter band but I can foresee issues cropping up with it, especially if the bra is not properly taken care of and given rests between wearings. I do think 3 hooks would have been a better choice in the band to distribute the weight a bit better and perhaps make the band a bit wider. I find the straps wide enough to comfortably handle the 20% weight that I feel they're responsible for. I've been told and I've read online that the design/construction is similar or the same as the Freya Deco Plunge (which the store I went to was out of stock in anything remotely close to my size) so if you like that bra but are wanting something prettier with lace than I would recommend trying this bra, but I can't comment as to the similarities of sizes yet. I do plan on ordering some Deco's soon. Read more 392 more words
With Fauve being a discontinued brand and therefore very hard to come by, I found this, a sister size for the 32F (which was extremely high on my recommendations list). With previous 32" Fauve bands already being on the loose side I figured the 30" might work out just right. And it did. This one is much more supportive than the Fauve 32's I've tried. However, the trouble I have when sister sizing, is that by going up a cup size the straps become too far apart for me and cut into my armpits. The top of the cup also starts looking very strange. They're ...not so bad when I stand straight... it looks pretty good, but as soon as I move around I get an odd gapping just above the gore. And because the gore is a bulky 1" wide, the stiff cups above the gore look like they buckle more than just gape, when the rest of the cups sit flat. This bra sits very high on my short torso, even with the straps extended to their longest. They call this style Plunge, even though the gore is 3" tall...and it fits me more like a balconette. (My guess is they call it a Plunge because proportion wise, the cups are so much taller than the gore). But I also believe the cups are designed for more upper fullness (or self supporting) than what I have. I will recheck the fit during those days when I am a little fuller. One other thing to mention, the wire width on this one is quite a bit wider than the averages that are listed here. The average wire width on both the 30FF and the 32F are narrower than this one I received.
For the record, I am 1/8" close-set, forward facing even, soft tissue outside/very dense cystic tissue inside, settled (not pendulous), short roots, FoT (but functionally FoB), ideal wire width of 5.5" with 11" strap separation, low nips and 2-2.5" of projection based on leaning measurements (varies with how full I am). Read more 242 more words
Pretty bra, bright red with a netted overlay with a floral design.
Moulded plunge, actually very similar to Freya Deco in fit & shape. However, this Evangeline 30GG runs a bit bigger (and / or less shallow) than my Decos in 30GG. As you can see there's some gaping near the centre on my smaller breast. On the other hand, the band is somewhat tighter. So good news for those who are sized out of Deco? You could say this fits like a 30H or possibly 28HH Deco.
Wires are firm and sadly quite uncomfortable on me. They painfully poke my ribs and I'm not sure if this will improve with time. Also, while pretty, the netted overlay seems prone to snatch on things.
Very attractive bra. In "frost" colour the bra is a delicate minty green with subtle, soft (in colour and to the touch) lace overlay in grey. The straps are wide and comfortable.
Unfortunately the shape does not work for me. The centre gore won't lie anywhere near flat. My breasts are falling out towards the middle (though not as badly as in some plunge bras I've tried, perhaps because the relatively high, non-tacking centre gore sort of catches them). The cup doesn't go high enough at the sides. I also had to immediately tighten the straps as much as possible.
This bra is so beautiful that I couldn't resist buying it, even though it is a 32DD and I usually wear a 30E. The lace is gorgeous but thin enough that it doesn't show under most shirts. The straps have a little bit of lace also, but they are still fully adjustable, and the elastic is soft.
The fit is extremely similar to the Freya @Deco plunge, I think the molded cup may even be identical except for the lace overlay. Like the Deco, the band runs a little large and the cups gap at the top if I don't sit up straight with my shoulders back. Also like the Deco, the wires are somewhat narrow, and tissue sometimes escapes out the sides. It doesn't fit perfectly, but it is good enough and pretty enough to keep, and a Rixie clip helps.
I ordered this in red in 30DDD/F from Asos, but they shipped me a 30DD/E. The underwire doesn't go far enough on the sides to capture all my side tissue. There is a little bulging above the sides of the bra, but, more importantly, the underwire sits on breast tissue.
The straps are only partially adjustable. The front of the straps is 7" long and has red applique. I shortened the back of the straps as short as they would go, down to 4.3125" (4 - 5/16"). If I could shorten the straps more, I might be able to get rid of the gaping at the top of the ...cups. The bra would still not be fully encasing my breasts, though. The cups are much more rigid than those of my Fantasie Rebecca. Now I understand why spacer foam is so much better for getting a good fit than traditional molded bras.
This is a beautiful bra, with a bright red base and embroidered mesh overlay with pink and white embroidery accents. I will try to capture the harmonious and outrageously gorgeous colors in my photos.
I have a blue Fauve Emmanuelle padded half cup in 30F. That bra fits perfectly. I doubt the Evangeline Moulded Plunge would fit well in a 30F. My only question about Fauve now is whether their balcony bras would work on me.
Edited to add on Feb 3, 2013: I measured the wire width and other features using the inner edge of the underwire. I recently learned this may be more correct than measuring the outer edge, which I'd been doing with previous bras I submitted. If I get a definite answer to this question, I will edit my reviews accordingly for the bras I still have. Read more 181 more words