Bra: Very pretty in beige with a black embroidered overlay. Really narrow wires! I have pretty tall roots, which causes my larger left boob to quad a tiny bit. Right boob is volume is good, except for the wire that pokes really bad into the outer side of my boob I will try to find replacement wires. I think the 30E would be wider but too deep.
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle.
This review is for the Butterscotch colorway.
I got this bra gently used from a swap listing. The embroidery on the cups has started to fuzz just a little bit from washing, but that is the only sign of wear I can see. The band is also slightly looser than I think it was new, but it still fits without riding up on the loosest set of hooks. It's a nude shade with a yellow tinge that doesn't quite match my skin tone but would certainly pass under a white shirt.
For one, I know it's silly because the Bronte fits like no other, but I am disappointed that the gore/bridge on the Maya chafes. It comes up to about the same height, but in the Maya that is sternum-digging and boob-squishing height which leaves red marks and is uncomfortable after about 10 minutes. I have always had this problem with how close my breast tissue gets in the center, though, and have had to admire half-cup styles from afar; the fact that the Bronte didn't bother me was just a fantastic surprise. Since there is about 1cm of space in the underwire channel, I will definitely push the wires out and tack them, which should make a ton of difference.
The cup isn't quite tall enough for me on the sides, either, although the depth and projection are excellent. I wish the wires had a shallower outer curve or were about half an inch wider to get the last bit of my super-wide breast root, but that's probably the difference between the F and FF cup.
Overall, it's a lovely bra, and I hope my alterations will make the chafing a little less prominent. Read more 243 more words
The Fauve Maya is a pretty, padded half-cup bra (the padding is more like a thick lining) that is unlike some of its parent brand's sister products. I have narrow roots and a lot of immediate projection and this bra was not a good fit for me. I wore it for four hours before the underwires began bothering my underarm area very badly. I also had some quadding due to the cup being too shallow, and my breasts felt smashed. This is such a pretty style, lovely with delicate embroidery and well-made as Fauve products typically are, and might make a good fit for someone more FOT and/or shallow/wide-breasted than I am.
Me: slightly full-on-bottom, average projection, average separation. Summary: I really like it and will continue to wear this bra. Review: There is something strange for me about the outer area of the wires and the band near that same area, the edge of the cup and the band both want to crease even though I fill the cups. I know others have mentioned its short wires, but in my case when I pull the band (comfortably) taut the problem disappears, so I think it's just that the band is very stretchy and my +2 band choice doesn't work that well for this bra (I have a very lean ...28" underbust, and normally prefer 30 bands. However Fauve's bands are consistently stretchy and they never made 28s sadly). The gore is a just a bit wide for me as well but not a deal breaker. Overall I actually like this bra a lot, as long as I wear it on the tightest hook the wire/crease isn't a serious problem, and I will probably just alter the band to be smaller in which case it should be absolutely perfect. It has all vertical seams which I demand from bras now because I want the roundest shape possible, it's a beautiful style and quality and I look good in it with clothes and without. I'm fairly tall (pushing 5'9") and the straps are almost too short but they work on the longest adjustment. Read more 133 more words
I love this beige/black colour combo and the light padding. Cups are not too tall, no arm shafing there. Band is the comfy strong mesh on this one, not too tight, but I can still wear it on the loosest hook Elegant wide straps - lovely detailing there. This bra does not offer enough side support for me and is a tiny bit small on my bigger side. Having a full cup size difference between my two breasts doesn't help. I would like a narrower cup with a firmer construction, I think.
This bra is beautifully made and fits my shallow heavy-on-bottom breasts really well! The main issue I'm having with the 30E is that the wire doesn't actually extend the entire length of the wire channel--there's a full inch between the end of the wire and the end of the fabric. This makes the wire extremely uncomfortable on the sides if the wire isn't pushed all the way to the armpits, or uncomfortable in the middle if the wire isn't pushed all the way to the inside. I'm not sure if this is just a problem with the single bra I received or a general problem with this model.
Fauve bras are just too loose/stretchy for me. I really wish they made 28 band because the ones I have tried in this brand are amazingly comfortable and quite beautiful. I kept a 30E - Fauve » Delphine Padded Half Cup Bra (0381) for those days when I need a bit looser fit, but I am sad to be sending this one back. It is lovely and so very soft. The cups are wide and have a flattening effect on me, but technically I would say the bra fits.
30F/FF narrow and tall roots, projected, full on top
The wires of the Maya are not quite as narrow as I would like but are close enough to the right width that it isn't uncomfortable at all. Overall this bra is very comfortable and I like the fit. My only minor complaint is that the top edge of the cup is a little less open than I would prefer and it cuts into my tall breasts ever so slightly. It's not anything that anyone other than myself would notice though.