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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 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.
Since getting my ... href="/bra/dlilv/" class="mentioned-item">32F - Fauve » Bronte Padded Longline Bra (0331) , I have been on the hunt for All The Fauve Half Cups. Because this one is a cup size smaller and the band has less substance for weight and tension distribution, the fit is a little different than I had expected.
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.
Updated on Oct 11, 2014 Flag this
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.
Updated on Nov 29, 2014 Flag this
Wow, this is a fantastic-looking bra. I'm usually not a big lace fan, but the lace here is just so beautiful! Similar fit to the Fauve Evangeline. For me, it's on the shallow side.
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
This lined half cup bra gives me classic cakes on a plate cleavage. The color, called Butterscotch, is a clear, honeyed version of beige. The cups fit extremely well, as most of my Fauve half cups do. Fauve's half cups are on wide and deep, compared to some other brands' half cups. Each cup has two vertical seams. My theory is this helps make the shape very round. My breasts are round, even in terms of top or bottom heaviness, and neither shallow or projected. Out of the dozen or so Fauve half cup bras I've tried, only the blue Lucia and the Pearl have been too deep. ... All the others, including the unlined ones, have been great fits.
The fit and finish of Fauve account for the line's higher end pricing. There is no break-in period for these bras. Nothing scratches, pokes, or presses unevenly. This is a nude-for-me bra, but it's not boring. The cups have tonal embroidery pattern that resembles stylized leaves. There are flat, squared off bows at the gore and straps. The fully adjustable straps have a ruched texture that prevents slippage. The wings are mesh. Elastic at the top and bottom of the wings do not dig in. The tension created by the elastic doesn't overpower the tension of the mesh in the wings. Unlike some bras, this one doesn't cause back fat..
If I had a decent amount of space between my breasts, my boobs would be completely happy with this bra. The center gore is not high for a half cup bra, but my breasts require an abnormally low gore to be comfortable. I can comfortably wear this during a 16 hour day, but wearing such bras day after day causes semi-permanent bruising on my sternum.
Updated on Jun 18, 2014 Flag this
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