I love this pink rose gold color of this bra, but that’s about as good as it gets for me. I was back and forth about keeping it because the color is so nice and i wanted a bra without padding to wear to sleep or while lounging around. That being said the under wire are not close enough together for me at the front so they sit on top of my breast tissue and can cause uncomfortable friction and marks. I really liked the stretch lace but it still cut into me on top but this is probably also due to 30DD being too off the mark for me.
I've wanted to try the Lepel Fiore for a long time, but it isn't easily available in the US and based on measurements it seems to run 1 cup size big with a tighter band. I originally tried this in a 30D and found that the cups were a bit too short and shallow, with the upper cup cutting into my roots, so I decided to reorder in 30DD although I felt the band was actually a bit loose.
I was surprised to see that the fabric is so soft, as some other UK brands are notorious for stiff lace (I'm looking at you, Freya!). The cups are made ...from very soft floral lace, although it looks quite delicate and seems like it might snag easily. The bottom cup is double lined with soft stretch tricot, and the upper cup has a small strip of clear elastic at the upper edge. The cradle and wings are made from very stretchy matte jersey. I love the little lace up detail that connects the cradle and wings. Straps are not very wide, and taper off to a leotard back.
Compared to the 30D, this fits me much better. Interestingly, there’s a big difference between the two sizes in terms of coverage. The 30D is like a demi cup bra, and the 30DD is like a full coverage bra. The wires are noticeably taller in this size. The larger cups enclose all my tissue and provide much more support. I originally thought that the 30D wasn’t supportive enough, but this was due to the cups being too small and too short. The elastic at the upper cup doesn’t cut into my roots anymore, although it does create a bit of a visible indent due to its tension. The cups are actually a smidge too large on me, and I see a bit of wrinkling on my smaller side. The taller cups do chafe a little bit under the arms, but since the material is so soft, it’s not too uncomfortable.
It’s still a nice bra, but I am kind of between sizes and would prefer a 28 band. Too bad this doesn’t come in 28E! Read more 251 more words
I've wanted to try the Lepel Fiore for a long time, but it isn't easily available in the US and based on measurements it seems to run 1 cup size big with a tighter band. I finally decided to go ahead and order both the Full Cup and the Padded Plunge styles from eBay now that my measurements are definitely enough to fit the 30D (though normally I would wear 30DD). Luckily it fit, and it's super comfortable! See my separate review on the Padded Plunge in 30DD if you're curious about my thoughts on that style and how it compares.
I was surprised to see ...that the fabric is so soft, as some other UK brands are notorious for stiff lace (I'm looking at you, Freya!). The cups are made from very soft floral lace, although it looks quite delicate and seems like it might snag easily. The bottom cup is double lined with soft stretch tricot, and the upper cup has a small strip of clear elastic at the upper edge. The cradle and wings are made from very stretchy matte jersey. I love the little lace up detail that connects the cradle and wings, and since I have a pinkish red bra, it looks perfectly Valentine's Day appropriate. Straps are not very wide, and taper off to a leotard back.
Overall the bra is super comfortable since the materials are so soft, but it also raises a question with me regarding durability and support. For instance, I was originally kind of hesitant to order this bra as a 22" ish band on the flat can be super tight. In reality, the elastic used on the band is pretty narrow, and the wing fabric is super stretchy, so actually the band doesn't feel snug on me at all, and I have to hook it on the tightest hook right away to have it feel secure. Therefore, I'd recommend ordering your normal band or even a band down. It's not quite as bad as Natori bands, but the amount of stretch is similar.
I also felt that the soft stretchy fabric of the cups is a bit questionable. I fill out the cups well, but I definitely don't feel supported in the same way Freya, Panache, or Cleo cups hold me in. The shape of this bra is much more natural because the bottom of the cup doesn't really do much shaping. I've also found that since gaining a cup size, my shape is really not "shallow" and should be considered round, since many bras these days tend to cut in a bit at the upper cup if they have a closed top or tighter edge. Given the flimsy lace of this bra, the clear elastic is a necessary touch, but it is a little bit tight on me. I like the wide wires and the depth, though. Since the 30DD isn't much deeper but the wires are a bit wider, I think I might give that size a try as well.
I like this bra and think it's a lovely option, but I think it's better suited for novelty wear rather than as an everyday staple piece. I might pick up a few more since it's easy to find the Full Cup style on discount. It's too bad that this doesn't come in 28E as I think I'd get a better fit in my true size. Read more 476 more words
It was not my size of 30F, however, I feel it is about true to its size of a 30G made for wide and shallow breast shape. This shape basically means the breast covers more side tissue area across the chest and perhaps to the armpits too, and not so projected but can be rounded. Wide and shallow does not always mean literally wide and shallow like an athletic chest type that is smaller in size, but bigger breasts can be of this shape too. I am more of a round shape while being a wide and shallow, pretty balanced breasts and nipples are in about the centre. ...I am not necessarily heavier on top or bottom, but equally rounded out I reckon. If you wish to acquire this bra, please message me and we can arrange pricing and such, unless you live in Christchurch, New Zealand. Then we can arrange a physical meeting in a nice public place so we both know we are safe and happy : ) PS I intentionally added the measurements from the bratabase website onto this bra, as it would be accurate. Read more 80 more words
Not a good fit for me, mismatched shape. Wires way too wide, cups too shallow at base, straps too wide, all contributing to a lack of lift for my shape. Very pretty bra though--love the embroidered flowers and leaves.
This is a gorgeous bra, but sadly it doesn't fit me. The bra seems to be well made. It's a 3 part seamed bra. The bottoms of the cups are made of a layer mesh with lace over top, not too stretchy. Above the apex is just one layer of stretchy lace with elastic along the upper edge. The band is nice and firm.
Pros: - Beautiful bra! The lace is so pretty! - Gives a nice silhouette. Breasts are lifted and little pointy, but not too much. - Very supportive.
Cons: - The wires are slightly too narrow for me. It definitely fits better during times of the month when my breasts aren't as full. When they're at their fullest, the wires pinch and don't want to stay in my imf.
Verdict: Keeper! Sadly, not an everyday bra because of the narrow wires.
Note: I did have to alter this bra. The top of the cups have elastic that cut into my breast tissue and caused some quadding. I cut off the elastic and the quadding completely went away.