Clara was one of those bras that caught my eye immediately, with an assortment of gorgeous romantic and jewel-toned satins and lace. Lately I've been drawn to full cup styles and have really found these to provide the kind of support I like from an unlined bra, and based on measurements I was hoping that Clara would work out for me as well as Andorra and Envy.
Because I was able to squeeze into a 28D Panache Andorra with a 6.5" cup depth without experiencing alarming levels of compression, I thought that Clara's 6.9" cups could work for me, despite most of my fitting bras measuring 7.4"-7.7". ... Perhaps due to some of the recent tissue redistribution I've been experiencing as a result of wearing properly fitted bras (ha!), I am not really as shallow as I thought, and instead am probably more average in projection at this point. Clara's shallow cups are not full stretch, giving me a lumpy pancake chest instead of the elegant look I was hoping for. Though I am average leaning slightly FOB, the bottom of the cup is cut far too small for me, so the fullness was redistributed to the top stretch lace portion of the cup and resulted in anything but a smooth curve.
Sadly, I said goodbye to the black satin one I had in my possession as I dropped it back off with Amazon for return. The rest of the bra fit me well, despite a slightly large band, and I think I could definitely wear this style if the cup had more projection. Based on measurements, the 30DD would probably be a better fit for me, so I may try this style again in the future in another color, as the gorgeous styling details weren't visible in black.
However, it's great to have a gorgeous shallow cup option for those who have less projection, and Clara is one of the most beautiful bras I've come across that's relatively more accessible. I'd recommend it if it suits your shape and style.
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Updated on Aug 27, 2019 Flag this