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I have a wide and shallow root, and this is tied (along with b.tempt'd Ciao Bella) for the best-fitting bra I've tried. However, both of them give me an undesirably pointy profile, so I will likely have to return it https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
EDIT: I returned this bra (others on reddit.com/r/abrathatfits confirmed that this style has changed recently, possibly explaining the pointiness), and found that the 30DD Betsey Johnson Eyelet Lace is an even better fit - the band is smaller, and the cups have a nice, rounded shape!
Updated on May 08, 2013 Flag this
This is my first well fitting bra after measuring myself and realizing that my 32B bras did not fit correctly. My breasts are small, shallow, and wide and this beautiful fits really well. The only slight issue is that the straps (not the cups) feel pretty wide.
Updated on Mar 04, 2013 Flag this
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 have a tighter band, and sizing between the Padded Plunge and Unlined Full Cup are pretty different. 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 in Unlined Full Cup and 30DD in the Padded Plunge. Luckily, they both fit, although neither is my favorite.
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 cups aren't stiff like Parfait Charlotte, but a soft foam like the B. Tempt'd Ciao Bella, though the cup construction is different. 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.
I got lucky with this particular bra as the band runs small. The Unlined Full Cup I own is TTS in the band, and it feels too stretchy for me and unsupportive. This one is much better. Overall the cup width, depth, and size seem fine on me, although it's hard for me to be sure due to the padding. The bottom cup has another thin removable pad, and because of this I get the feeling that I am not filling out the bottom of the cup since my tissue is not sitting against the wire, however the bra does look like it fits OK. Cut and sew foam bras can be prone to visible seams, and this one is no exception. I get a bit of a pointy shape, just like I get with the Panache Andorra Plunge, but as this one is foam, the effect is stiffer. The bottom cup is cut without much room, so it appears as a diagonal slope rather than a rounded shape, leaving little room for FOB breasts to go. The upper cup fits me better than the Unlined Full Cup as there's no additional clear elastic to cut into my tissue.
The main point I don't love about this bra is the comfort factor. While the Unlined Full Cup is super comfortable in all its soft lace glory, this one just feels a little weird. It might be partially due to the fact that I am not used to wearing bras with inserts, because the feeling of not being up against the wire from the inside of the cup just feels odd, but it's also due to the tall sides of the cup where the straps attach. Honestly, I always have this issue with certain cuts of plunge bras, especially foam-lined ones, since I am very petite and the distance between my breasts and armpit is quite short.
Because of this, I'd say this bra would be tough for women with short torsos unless you wear a smaller cup size, and it doesn't seem suited for FOB shapes. It fits OK and looks fine under clothing, but it isn't a favorite of mine.
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 Flag this
I wish that the bra had less pokey straps. The bit where the cup meets the strap is poking me. I'm sure it's nothing a wash won't fix. I never thought a 'push up' or padded bra would ever be comfortable because I'm shallow shaped and my tissue is dense, but this was lovely. The color is pretty and the bra gives me a nice shape.
Updated on Mar 11, 2017 Flag this
Came up too high under the arms, "orange in a glass" effect after scoop and swoop. Didn't do anything for me!
Updated on Aug 29, 2015 Flag this
Totz he has a 30s band, I can wear wearer well as normally 28 . He is very pleasant. Law is the pad because of my asymmetry not in it and so the bra is like well trained
It is very convenient and can be super carry
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 Flag this
I have wide root shallow boobs, but they're not very wide or very shallow, so these wires are too wide for me. The bra still fits me well, however, so that doesn't bother me. The Fiore Plunge gives me its trademark pointy shape, which is supposed to become rounder with washing and wear, I've read. We'll see.
I might get a problem with the straps, but I'll have to wear the bra for a while to find out if they're really too wide-set for me.
(This refers to the bra in jade, one of the colours in the good old/very new cut.)
Updated on Nov 24, 2013 Flag this
This band runs small, since it measures the same stretched as most of my 28 bands. I was nervous about ordering this bra at first because I have a 26" ribcage and prefer my bands tight so the fact that it isn't made in a 28 band was worrisome, but it turned out to be perfect on the loosest hook. I like the removable padding since it's good for evening out my smaller breast, but when I have the padding in on the larger side it does create some quadboob. I will say I am really on the line between 28E/F at this point so that is probably ... to be expected. It is very comfortable and it a great basic black plunge so I am very glad it fits as well as it does. I would say this is definitely my best fitting bra at the moment.
One other thing, I have heard this bra suggested for shallow breasts many times, but supposedly they have changed the cut to make it a little deeper. I assume the bra I ordered is probably of the newer cut, as I have an unusual amount of projection for this size range and the depth is not a problem for me. The balcony version is probably better for true shallow breasts.
Updated on May 16, 2013 Flag this
I think one more cup size up should do it, unless the underwire is just too short.
Updated on May 15, 2013 Flag this
I LOVE this bra! I have shallow breasts with less tissue on the tops and need wide wires. This bra is perfectly suited for that shape.
Appearance: This is a really pretty bra! I love the lace, ribbon detailing, scalloped edges and the jade green color.
Shape: This bra gives me a little bit of cleavage with the pads in. It looks good under most shirts -- the lace does show a bit under really clingy knits.
Comfort: I've been comfortable wearing this bra for 14-16 hour periods, no complaints in this department!
Updated on Mar 01, 2013 Flag this
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