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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 band is also much firmer than the 30F - Fauve » Maya Padded Half Cup (0271) and doesn't seem as stretchy, so in spite of the fact that it's been worn a few times the band feels like new.
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.
Updated on Oct 11, 2014 Flag this
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.
Updated on Aug 19, 2014 Flag this
MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL BRAS, but I get a bit of quad-boob. It is on the shallow side for Fauve Padded Half Cups. Gives beeeauuitful cakes-on-plate, though, and is itself lovely, with silvery embroidery. It's a real princess bra!
Having tried several Fauve Padded Half-cups in 30F, here is how well they fit me, from best to worst. Better fits are deeper and/or more open on top.
Updated on Sep 14, 2014 Flag this
I returned this bra soon after I bought it. The fit was great, just like the vast majority of 30F Fauve padded half cup bras I already owned. The color, however, was a dark, brownish purple color. I thought it would be a clear jewel tone, like the dark blue Fauve Marla. This one was still a nice color, just not for me. I never wore the purple one and returned it to House of Fraser immediately.
Updated on Jun 18, 2014 Flag this
This bra is a little too big in the cups for me. I usually wear a 30E in Fauve padded half cups, but I quadboob ever so slightly out of that size, so I tried the 30F, but it doesn't quite fit. It is a great cut for shallow breasts and has wires on the wider side. The straps are fully adjustable and have a decorative gathered-ribbon sort of treatment that is also very grippy and keeps the strap adjusters from slipping. Like other Fauve bras that I have tried, the band is quite loose for a 30. There are lots of beautiful details, like the extra decoration around the closure in the back and the multicolored bow in the front.
Updated on Jul 05, 2013 Flag this
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Added on Mar 19, 2014