Oh dear, this would be my epic dream bra if only it was more comfortable and fit better!
The gorgeous rich colours, the stretch lace, nice rounded profile.. I absolutely love Clara's appearance!
Tried this bra in a couple sizes (30H, 30HH, 32GG, 32H) and actually they all 'kind of' fit.. No major jumps in band and cup between sizes, stretch lace makes for a forgiving fit. The 30 band made the hard wires + gore too stabby for me. The 30HH and 32H were too full coverage for my taste. In the end I went for 32GG as it had the least issues. Clara works much ... much better for me than Andorra, which I tried (but hated) in a 30H. They're supposed to be sister cuts but I found the Andorra's cups less flattering and too tall.
However, in Clara the fit is still not great and comfort-wise it could be better as well.
Gore: too wide and too tall for my fairly close set boobs. At first it tacked like a bench screw, but I used pliers to bend the upper gore outwards. Somewhat better now, but still pokes my tissue in certain poses (reclining, leaning).
Cups: too shallow at the bottom I guess? They tend to slide down from my IMF, leaving empty space at the bottom. Hoisting the cups up makes it better (should've added a picture), but this also causes the gore to be even taller.
Wires: quite firm and long, but most of the wire length is in the gore, not on the sides. For me I don't like (or need) much side coverage, but others may find the sides too low.
Straps: are mostly ok, but as usual they're too wide in my armpit area.
Band: went with a size bigger than usual (32 instead of 30) because in this style it feels more comfortable than the 30 band.
All in all this is a gorgeous bra IMO, and like I mentioned it is pretty forgiving size-wise.
If you don't like hard wires and stabby gores, sizing up in the band helps a bit.
Because of how much I like it, I'm willing to ignore some fit issues. And as for comfort, I can work a full day in Clara without it being too chafey. But because of the gore it is definitely not suitable for after-work relaxing on the couch in the evening. Matching panties are very pretty too and fit my bigger hips & bum well in UK size 14.
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