Since I am a 32F this was a long shot anyway...and of course it is too small so I can't give it a true sizing review. But is it ever gorgeous! The azalea colorway is a rich deep red with violet undertones. The ruched straps are old-world elegant. The cocoa brown faux-lacing detail on the wing is sultry, as is the repousse lace detail on the cups. Like all Fauves, the band is very stretchy (the band was fine, didn't need an extender). Even though it is not my size anyway, the cups seem pretty shallow and closed on top compared to other Fauve half cups I own, giving serious muffin. Maybe its the trim across the top. If I didn't quad out of it so bad, I'd keep it for the sheer secret luxe of knowing it was under my regular office duds!
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle
This review is for the Azalea colorway.
I won this bra from a sweepstakes entry (my review for the 32F - Fauve » Bronte Padded Longline Bra (0331) - my favorite!) I didn't even know I had entered. It's a lot more of a wine color than the stock photos led me to believe - I thought it was more purple with black, but it is decidedly a plum with grey lace. It's an odd combination, but I like it. It is hands down one of the prettiest bras I have ever ...owned.
So this is a weird one. I think the band must run big for the Veronique, because on the tightest hook it's comfortable but still feels like it's shifting a bit, especially when I raise my shoulders. It is definitely too big on the loosest hook. You can see in the photos how it angles up around my ribcage, even on the tightest set.
The cups are weird, too. For one, the straps are significantly farther out than on the 30F - Fauve » Marla Padded Half Cup Bra (0291) and the 30F - Fauve » Maya Padded Half Cup (0271) I have; they are a cup size smaller, but this is probably a full 2cm difference. That said, my larger breast is very happy: smooth line across the top, wires encasing all the tissue on the sides, wings tall enough, wire sitting in inframammary fold, etc. My smaller boob seems to be confused, though, because the underwire is migrating down, AND the top of the cup gapes.
The gore also digs a bit, but it's not as bad as the Maya. I think my sternum may bow out a little right above the bottom edge, and it's juuuust too low to sit right on top, because adjusting it up feels a little better, and makes my smaller boob's cup sit in the right place, but it also makes gaps in the top of both cups.
I noticed that the vertical cup seams seem a little straighter than in my other half-cups, like they're not carrying the weight of the breast the same way, especially toward the gore - maybe shaping is off? Maybe it's a little more FOT than the others? The fabric is also incredibly stiff, which could be contributing to the weirdness.
On to the excellent things: ruching on the straps! They are a little harder to slide, but I love embellished straps. And embellished bands! The lace-up appliqués on the sides and at the hooks are so pretty. No one ever does that! It is gorgeous. A+ design, I <3 Fauve 4eva
Oh, I bought the matching shorts in a size S, which is one smaller than I would usually get for my 40-ish inch butt (38.5"/98cm today, but who's counting) because the Ms were all sold out. They are cute and comfortable and fit pretty well, although I think they are just on the tighter side of perfect. Read more 403 more words
It was purple, it was Fauve... I absolutely had to have it. The color isn't coming across well in photos, but it is a gorgeous, regal royal purple with black lace and a black crystal charm at the center gore. Altered to a 30FF just like my Topaz Veronique; both fit identically.
I purchased Veronique in the Topaz and Grape colorways, both in a distant sister size and very inexpensively off of Ebay, having been in love with the style but unable to find my normal 30FF. It actually made it easier to alter the band having so much to take in, and I also went ahead and shortened the straps approximately an inch or so.
My experience with these bras has really confirmed my absolute love for Fauve halfcups! The shape this bra gives is pretty much my perfect ideal... it's beautifully round, slightly minimized and yet simultaneously pushed up, somehow. The wires are wider than I usually wear, ...but they're remarkably comfortable and not problematic whatsoever. The cups are marginally more closed in on top than my Annalise, but they're still accommodating to my even shape. The aesthetic is incomprehensibly lovely with the corset-tie band detail, scallops of antique-looking lace and sparkling teardrop charm. I love that Fauve's designs include lots of periodic, classically elegant finishes in a way that is gorgeous and mature but still a little sexy. It's the perfect balance! I will say that the lace and vertical seams definitely show through thin shirts... it's most definitely not a t-shirt bra.
The topaz colorway in particular makes me think of Venice... maybe I'm extrapolating too much for a bra, but when I look at it I can't help but think of deep aquamarine waterways and rustic European details Just so gorgeous! Read more 140 more words
I bought this bra in sister size to my usual 28F and altered the band down. I think the cups are the right size for me, it´s just thet they´re a little bit the wrong shape. The cups´ closing in the centre is too steep for me, I get some quadboob in the center and nowhere else. Other than that they´re okay. I have wide + shallow boobs with long root. Straps adjust all the way, 2 hooks + eyes.
It is a very pretty bra! I also have matching thong in size M, which fits me very well (M / UK12 is my usual size).
The fit is very good here. I do get teeny tiny minor traces of the usual problems with my even-full, close-set breasts - the inner top quadrant of my large breast spills just a teeny bit into the middle, and the gore is pushed just a centimeter away from my sternum. Slightly narrower gore and/or slightly deeper cup would make it perfect, however, as-is, it's really a very very good fit.
Overall, it's comfortable. The cups are molded, which is gives the bust a rounded look and supported feel that I prefer over soft-cups (but can't often get to fit!) The I-feel-pretty lace is almost entirely on the ...outside of the cup, not touching the skin (except for a trace on the bottom/top of the cups which is slightly itchy but not a huge issue). The lace does cause a bumpy look in certain tight shirts.
POST-SCRIPT: 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.
1. Fauve Pearl Padded Half Cup Bra (0221) **2. Fauve Veronique Padded Half Cup (0241)** 3. Fauve Emmanuelle Padded Half Cup (0091) 4. Fauve Evangeline Padded Half Cup (0262) 5. Fauve Maya Padded Half Cup (0271) 6. Fauve Marla Padded Half Cup Bra (0291) 7. Fauve Lucia Padded Half Cup (0171) Read more 123 more words
This bra was a very weird fit, it's not a true half cup in my opinion more like an awkward balconette. The wires are also *very* wide. The widest I've ever seen on a bra. This would be a dream come true for some, but not me. I have an average to narrow root, shallow and FoB breasts so this was the perfect storm for creating the strangest boob shape ever. The same is true for the following other bras:
-Fauve Emmanuelle Padded Half Cup Bra -Fauve Veronique Padded Half Cup Bra -Fauve Lingerie Aurelia Padded Half Cup Bra -Fauve Dominique Padded Half Cup Bra
Fauve is one of my favourite brands when it comes to the design, but unfortunately their smallest bands are too loose for me and their bras are too expensive in regular price. Despite all these contraindications I decided to buy Fauve on sale even if it means to go up one or two band sizes and alter the bra so as it becomes wearable. My first try was Annalise in 34D (altered to 30E) which was at least one cup size too big. I thought that I needed to size down to 30DD, at least in models known for running big in the cups.
Fauve Veronique was my second ...bra in the new size, 32D. The band was of course too loose and I altered it to 30DD/28E.
I have to confirm that the cups run quite big. I can wear this bra all the time, despite of size changes throughout a month. I have this model in two colourways, grape and topaz – the cups are more closed on the top in topaz while they're quite open in grape. The underwires are extremely wide like in all Fauve half cups, and the straps are really very centered. It's not the perfect mix for my breast which prefers narrow underwires and wide-set straps. I think that sizing down the cup was helpful
The design is just extraordinary, you can see a great quality in the perfect finish and materials. The only criticism I have to make is that the straps are very stretchy, fortunately supportive enough. Read more 145 more words