My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle.
This review is for the indigo colorway.
I received this bra gently used via a swap. It is in fantastic shape considering its used status, and it is GORGEOUS. The silvery thread in the embroidery really sparkles!
I love my 32F - Fauve » Bronte Padded Longline Bra (0331) , so I have been looking for more of Fauve's vertical seam half-cups in 30FF (my normal size). This one seems to fit fairly similarly, in spite of being a cup size smaller and having a smaller band for less tension distribution.
It is very ...open on top. If my breast tissue wasn't so firm, I might have some problems with bouncing out! Since my boobs are pretty self-supporting, though, it's great and perfect for some open necklines.
The cups are a little on the small side, but they also cut into my breast tissue under my arms because the angle of the cups doesn't follow the angle of my super-wide breast roots, which are very shallow and point back toward my shoulder blades, while the underwires are very round with a steep outer curve, but since it's not really noticeable or uncomfortable when I'm wearing it, I don't know if I'll bother sizing up to a 30FF. The wings are tall enough to keep all the side-boob in, regardless.
I also love the ruching on the straps. Strap details are always great, and this just adds to the niceness of this bra. There are lovely embellishments on the band, too! It seems I am doomed to find all my best-fitting, most beautiful bras right as they are discontinued, so I will never be able to get all the sister sizes and colorways and matching underoos and everything that I want. Ho hum. Read more 239 more words
My 30F Fauve Marla Padded Half Cup Bra in blue combines colors and textures to create he most exquisite, jewel like bra. This combination starkly contrasts with the unfortunate choices Fauve made in the purple version of this bra. For some reason, they chose a brownish purple but left the other elements the same as in the sapphire blue one. The trims clash with the fabric in the purple version, which is why I sent that one back. The purple one did fit exactly like the blue one, however.
This review is for the blue Fauve Marla Half Cup, and it may be my favorite of all my Fauve ...Padded Half Cups. It is hard to choose. Not only is the full, rounded profile consistent among almost all Fauves in this style and size for me, the comfort is wonderful. I eventually realized, after amassing quite the collection, that the blue, 30F Fauve Lucia Padded Half Cup and the Pearl Padded Half Cup run larger. Or the straps are too wide and cause gapping.
Mostly Fauve has consistent sizing and fit. I believe this is a feature of higher end bras. My Fauve Half Cups that fit well in 30F include:
Marla Padded Half Cup Bra in Blue Evangeline Padded Half Cup Bra in Biscuit (strong contender for favorite bra) Evangeline Padded Half Cup Bra in Red (another contender for favorite bra) Maya Padded Half Cup Bra in Butterscotch Lucia Padded Half Cup Bra in Ruby Emmanuelle Padded Half Cup Bra in Blue (boyfriend's favorite--sexiest, he says) Chloe Half Cup, a sheer, embroidered bra I bought in three colors: teal, blue, and black
The Fauve Padded Half Cup Bras that also fit perfectly and created exemplary cakes on a plate cleavage in 30F were: Evangeline Padded Half Cup Bra in Black Sabine Padded Half Cup Bra The boyfriend didn't like those two bras, so I returned them.
The one drawback of Fauve Padded Half Cup Bras for me is the gore height. I didn't feel discomfort while wearing the bras. The materials are soft, the finishes extremely fine. A gore higher than 1.5" will rest on breast tissue. I didn't feel pain while wearing Fauve bras, and the gores always tacked, but I developed a bruise that wouldn't go away until I switched to plunge bras exclusively. Fauve's "plunges" are pretty high. I couldn't find a Fauve plunge that would accommodate my petite frame and close set breasts. This was extremely disappointing for me.
This bra is one of the most beautiful bras that I own, is deep purple/aubergine (is not a brownish purple, is aubergine!), with pink, silver and golden embroidery, really really pretty.
Cup depth and width are average, I'm mean not too shallow not too deep and the underwires are quite average at 5.2", still a little too wide for me. But my bigger issues with this bra were the gore width and height, way too tall and wide and the underwires were too hard and rounded.
I performed some bra surgery and now fit me, more or less, changed the underwires for a pair from an old plunge, less ...rounded and more narrow, now the cup width is 5" and the cup depth 8.5", was 8.3 before; reduced the gore height and width and crossed the underwires at the top, now the width is a little more that 1/2" and the height 2", is not a drastic change but fit me better. I tought that I will need to reduce the band legth too but was not necessary, the band is in the small side for a 30 band.
The cups are quite invisible under clothing, in spite of the embroidery and lace, nice open cups, low coverage but not so much (I prefer more low coverage), the band is stretchy and not very firm, straps are very comfy and not wide set at all (compared with EM or Cleo for example).
The lace at borders is quite harsh, I tolerate it in the cups but at bottom of the band is too much, wore the bra yesterday and I still have a rash where the embroidery lace border touched my skin. I will remove it the border trim, probably the bra will look less pretty but more wearable. Read more 188 more words
I'm so glad I held out for the blue colorway. The silver metallic threads really bring out the best in the blue. It's so pretty.
The cups are shallow and fairly true to size. The sides and bottom are fairly shallow, but not nearly as shallow as the Fauve Celine Padded Half Cup (0111) . It's pretty open on top, so it's great for FOT and tall roots. The wires are soft, so they're functionally wide despite their narrow measurements. The soft wires also make the gore comfortable rather than painful.
The straps are fully adjustable. They are very firm. I normally require fully ...adjustable straps because the buckle usually ends up above my shoulder blades, but my buckle placement in this bra is below the shoulder blade and the straps are still very tight at that setting. I love it. Stretchy and tight are my preference. The ruching on the straps does make it pretty difficult to adjust the straps, but you'll never have to worry about sliding buckles.
The band runs large, as is typically Fauve. The band is quite firm when new, but the unstretched band is just under my snug, which makes it intolerably big. I found that I couldn't just sew elastic over the band, so I folded over a bit of the band at the hooks. This shortened the band stretch to about 28 inches, which is perfect.
The cups fit me really well. There's no gaping anywhere, and there's even some lift. The gore is a tad too wide for my close set breasts, but that's pretty normal for bras in this size range. The cups have a pretty front-and-center look, but it's not very in your face.
The lining on the cups is soft and silky to the touch. It's not an especially firmly shaped cup.
The straps, I think, are what tip me over into favoring this bra over the Fauve Mia Padded Half Cup Bra (0121) , even if both fit me very well. But the Mia only has partially adjustable straps, and I greatly prefer stretchy, fully adjustable straps. Read more 247 more words
What to say about Fauve? Lovely and typically impractical--in this case, somewhat itchy and too shallow at the wire for me. It's now also too small. I wore the hell out of it when it fit, though, shallowness be damned. Beautiful cakes on a plate cleavage. Now it's straight-up flat and quaddy.
The band is quite loose, even for Fauve/Freya. It stretches easily to 33". The wires are rather soft, too.
The cut of the Marla is best suited for boobs without a lot of upper volume. The underwires are not the widest of any Fauve models (that would be Isobel or Mia) so they barely fit my wide chest. The straps are fully adjustable and very comfortable. The embroidery felt a little scratchy at first, but it is beginning to soften with wear. The bra looks quite luxurious, sadly the panties looked wrong on my body and the bra is quite hard to match with any underwear because of its brownish purple color.
I got this bra with 1 cm shortened band which is tight but okay for me since the original form was always okay but slightly loose. For every day use I had to bend the wires at the center gore away from my body, no its really comfy and I like the shape too. The pattern is almost invisible unter clothes. The cups are also quite low cut which helps me to wear a little bit of cleavage. I needed ages to get this bra since there was always the blue one on my whishlist which I couldn't find and a swap made me the happy owner of this one. Compared to ll the other fauce Halfcups I tried this one needs much less volume on the side and is therefore smaller.
I've got purple one. I think this bra is made for me! How can I describe it? It is not heavily padded, so there's no quad-boob effect. Its straps are comfortable, soft. This bra is absolutely gorgeous. I do like the appearance of this bra. I have wide root, shallow bust and this bra fits perfectly. So, if your bust shape is similar with me, I'd like to recommend this one. Also, as a half cup bra, it may fit well if you have FOT shape. Not for narrow, FOB bust.