A beautiful bra by Pour Moi but sadly, a little small on me. The band was TTS but the cups definitely run a little small and I am not sure going up a cup size will fix the fit for me ---> insert sad face 😔 The wires are a little wider than I am used to so I get a more east west shape plus flattening. Weirdly my smaller side is giving more quadding than my larger side. Not visible from the front but for those who like this bra, I recommend your regular band size and size up in the cup. I am a FOB, soft and pendulous shape for reference. Thankfully this was on sale so I will keep it as returning to Brastop is too expensive. If another color goes on sale I may try the cup size up.
Bikini season has started and Flamenco has been beckoning me since summer 2015.. The vibrant print, the retro style, the quirky bow - so cheerful! So I jumped on it in a recent Pour Moi sale, got it for £11,60.
This is quite a short longline, the shortest part is just an extra 3 cm under the wires. The 3 part padded cups are shaped to give a somewhat pointy vintage-y silhouette, that I happen to like. It's too shallow for me so the gore floats, this style stops at G while I could have used a 32GG. But for an afternoon on the beach or by the pool, I ...think it's fine!
The 32 band seems true to size, while in other Pour Moi 32 bands I've experienced a tighter fit. For a bikini it fits very comfortably though; and in swimwear I generally prefer to size up from my normal 30 band (ribcage measures 76 cm / 29.9 inch snug).
Some minor flaws: The removable straps are a bit short (not a regular problem for me). So I wanted to make a cross-back but that won't happen. Also, the clips where the straps attach cannot be trusted. They randomly decide to detach by themselves - so I'll definitely add some stitches. Lastly, the short longline band tends to fold under the cups. No disaster but it can look frumpy and rubs a bit.
However the colours are so rich, I love the print, it is well-finished and the quality seems fine. Matching tie side briefs I bought separately on Figleaves for £5. They fit well in size 14 (forgiving fit because of the side ties).
All in all I really like this piece of swimwear and I'll surely enjoy it this summer ☀️
I'm still trying to get used to 30 bands. After wearing 32s and even 34s for so long, 30s seems a really tight, at first. However this one feels all right to me. My breasts are tall with wide roots and full on the bottom and sides, and that shape seems compatible with this style. I'm a sucker for lace, even if it isn't the most practical under clothing. I have a small amount of quadding in this, which I think is due to the padding maybe. Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with it all in all.
This model in this size was (at least it was two weeks ago -- that bit of information seems to have disappeared now) indicated to have either a similar cut or similar measurements to one my strict recommendations (I'm guessing either the Cleo Marcie Balconnet in 34G or the Minnie, or possibly the Panache Jasmine Balconnet in 34GG). While the band does not ride up at all, leaves fairly deep indentations in my skin and occasionally squeezes my ribcage too tight, I still can easily fit a whole hand under the band. And it mostly feels okay. Then, I don't know if this part is ...important or not, but I also occasionally notice the band actually rolling up underneath the underwire in front. No idea what that means. The cups, however, are definitely a little too big. There is always at least a little wrinkling and puckering in the top half of the cups. Sometimes it seems like adjusting the straps to fix this only exacerbates it and increases the chance of the band riding up. And then I'm not sure what kind of fit issue this indicates, but I've been noticing a lot of chafing from the top corners of the cup the past few days. I also definitely see less cup wrinkling when that's happening. Overall, this feels like the closest thing to a bra actually fits since I started using Bratabase, and possibly the closest ever. Update: The past week or so I've been experiencing a growing pain in my ribs just about where the band sits on my right side. It started as a stinging sensation but has progressed to a definite ache. The weird thing is there's no physical evidence of injury when I look -- no scrapes, bruises, etc. I'm working on getting new recommendations now. If you can't find a bra in your strict recommendations at a decent price point or whatever, is it better to turn to not-strict recommendations or to the models that are said to have the same measurements or same cut as a strict recommendation?
December update: The pain subsided and has returned once or twice, but only briefly. I've gained 10-15 lbs since August, so I now entirely fill the cups and have no complaints about fit, yay! And this wasn't even a recommendation. But shortly after I realized it fits better, it went missing. Read more 303 more words
I really wish this bra would fit better but alas, I concede defeat as this is the larger cup to my other try! It's just not made for my soft and pendulous shape. If you like this bra it will fit a firm and more round shape. The gore does not tack, I have quadding on my larger side and the wide wires flatten and give me an east west shaping. Other than not suiting my shape this bra has very pretty details in the lace overlay and strapping that are very nice for the price of this bra. So if you have the right shape, it's definitely worth looking into as Pour Moi has many colors in this Obsession style! 💕👌👍
Measurements coming as I'm curious what the cup depth is compared to the FF.
It’s a beautiful bra but it really shows through t-shirts. I personally don’t really care about this but I know it’s important for a lot of people. It’s not the best fit for me but after some alterations it’s good enough to wear. The gore was too tall and wide for me and I’ve made it narrower and trimmed down the underwires in the middle so they can’t tack on breast tissue anymore. I need more immediate projection myself but I would rate it as having average immediate projection. The wires are a bit wide for me but I would also rate those as average width. The cups are quite short which is good for my short roots. The straps are set a bit far apart for me so I have to tie them in the back to avoid the straps falling off my narrow sloping shoulders.
Takeaway; Shallow cups While this bra seemed to fit at first, the bottom of the wires dug into my rib cage after wearing for a few hours. I had spillage and some quadboob at the top and I’m FOB! It’s a pretty bra and definitely gives cleavage but it looks super weird under a shirt. Just too shallow for me.
I was looking for a bra to replace my Curvy Kate Dreamcatchers as I had gained some weight and resized from a 36FF to 38F. I also needed something with a lower gore as I still have some slight tissue migration that has created a little more center fullness that was causing pain with my CK's. This bra is very comfortable with the gore tacking perfectly (no more purple marks). The wires are softer than CK and that has been a bit of an adjustment but overall I'll stick with the Rebel until something doesn't work anymore. I currently have this bra in 5 colors; Petrol, Pink, White, Black, and Khaki. I'm on the look out for more colors to expand my collections.
Decent quality, bra is quite pretty- the main reason of purchase. Look of bra is pretty but the material is not super smooth like cotton. This is not to say wearing would cause any discomfort, but the look seems almost semi-plastic, hence the "Good" rating of Appearance & quality. The band is bigger than ordinary 30 bands, and verges on 32. Comfort rating is also, "Good" as it was decent enough but as the band was on the loose side, and the bra did not give a, "WOW, AHMAZING! " feeling. I am not of this bra size, which is why I am selling despite it not having been worn, only tried. For somebody else, this bra would probably be more of an, "EXCELLENT", depending on style preference. The best thing is definitely the pretty, flowery, grey & pink look of it. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
I finally decided to take the plunge with Pour Moi . Their bras are pretty, affordable, and come in a variety of styles. I picked St. Tropez because I've realized recently that I have some inner/center-fullness and benefit from a taller gore, and I'm really in need of a bra I can move around in at work.
I have no complaints about the quality of the bra. It's certainly not made from luxury materials, but it doesn't feel cheap either. I would compare it to my Cleos. The fully adjustable (!!) straps are lightly lined with a soft material (felt?); not lined as well as Panache ...bras in GG+ cup sizes, but certainly an improvement over the jack squat you get for lining in a Curvy Kate bra. One thing to note about the construction, at least for this particular model and colorway, is that the embroidery is mirrored on the inside of the top portion of the cup. The fabric and thread is pretty soft, but could easily bother someone with sensory issues and/or sensitive skin. I think the bottom portion of the cup has an extra layer of mesh that the top portion does not.
The band is close to TTS, maybe slightly big and certainly stretchy. If you are in between band sizes I would choose your smaller size. There was plenty of room at the wire and quite a bit of projection...especially considering the only thing that really matters in this review: the fact that this bra runs at least a cup size big. Seriously. I am comfortably a J cup, and having been a GG-J cup for most of my adult life, putting on a bra that is huge in the cup is a novel experience. It was big all over. The gore wouldn't tack, I could stick my hand in the outside of the cup, and poke at all the loose fabric at the top of the cup. I'd say I filled out the bottom of the cup fairly well, and again, there really was quite a lot of projection considering how big it was.
I think the wires are somewhat soft, but it was hard to tell with all the other fit issues.
I've reordered in a 34HH - I'm hoping for less cup volume and a similar or slightly shorter band. Some colorways are on pretty deep discount at Figleaves and on eBay, and on sale but not as cheap from Bare Necessities, so it's a good time to try. Overall I'm glad I finally gave this brand a chance and I'm hopeful about the 34HH!
I'll probably not write a full blog review of this top as I'm going to list it after finishing this short review. I've been on a desperate search for a white halter bikini top to wear with my Lilly and Lime bottoms, and when I saw this one on sale on Asos I gave it a shot. Partly because it was the only white halter available anywhere I could find, I was that desperate, and partly to satisfy my own curiosity about Pour Moi's swim tops. How bad can they *really* be?
I've always heard PM tops run small so initially ordered a 32F, which swiftly ...got exchanged because it was enormous in every possible way. Despite still not fitting, this top wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The material is sturdy and soft, and the white is definitely NOT see through when wet. The wires are narrower than I thought they'd be. The band is TTS and the cups run big. Really, they do. Maybe not all PM tops do, but the Splash halter top runs big. I probably could have done a 30E in it. They are too tall for my shorty short boobs at 6.25" tall and there's noticeable gapping on both sides. The ruffle trim at the top kind of hides it, but not really. So either it runs big or I've shrank a lot more than I thought I had.
The cups are molded and have graduated push-up padding in the bottoms, which is less thick than, say, department store push up padding. Naturally this makes the cups too shallow for me, but again - my standards for bikini tops are lower than bras. Everything seems very sturdy and well made, and if you are a large 30F or a 30FF looking for a va-voom sexy swim top that'll match any pair of bottoms, this is your jam. Unfortunately for me, it was just too big to be workable. Read more 232 more words
This bra let me dow so badly. It's a terrible construction and very unflattering, which is why I think there are so few reviews out there. No support, no structure, and the straps are fully and very elastic, also they're quite a lot thicker than those in the ads. Don't buy this if you need any support whatsoever.
Fits fine, apart from the wires being too wide, but no other quibbles - gore is low enough for my close-set breasts (and only a hair too wide, which is more to do with it being low than actually narrow), wings are high enough to keep me in, the wire width is comfortable even if it is too wide... However there's some armpit sawing happening on me.
Covers more of my chest than I prefer, because the top panel isn't sheer. The cups are made of stretchy material, so they sit nicely on me but would be very forgiving of upper fullness - and therein lies the problem ...with the bra for me.
It gives me a sort of nothing shape: I'm held up, but the lift isn't spectacular, and I'm not brought particularly forward either.
All of which makes me think I could afford to size down in the cup on this one -- although I think then I'd lose the depth I need. I suspect this bra is designed for people who have firm tissue and lots of fullness. Would also work well for those who don't want to draw attention to the girls.
For me, it's going to be a bit of a workhorse/everyday bra for those days staying contained is more important than va-va-voom. Read more 111 more words
I have very shallow, very wide breasts that are slightly conical/tubular in shape.
Many reviews here and elsewhere suggest going up a cup size in this bra, and I'm glad I did. The 30D would have been ridiculous. But the 30DD seems simultaneously giant and just right. I think it feels that way because when I shove all of my breast tissue into the cup, it seems to fit very well. But due to the ridiculous amount of pushup in the bra and my natural breast shape, my tissue all falls out the sides pretty quickly, and the cup starts gapping like mad.
The top of ...the cup, where it meets the strap, is too tall for me and cuts in very uncomfortably at the front of my armpits. The gore is very flimsy, and for whatever reason distorted pretty badly for me. The gore wanted to yaw inwards at the top, making the inside tips of the underwires touch and even overlap one another.
The overall construction was pretty good. The bra seems like a very sturdy bra; the band was stiff but not too stiff. At a 29" ribcage, I set it on the loosest hook and that seemed perfect. The straps are nice and wide, which is something I don't see very often in my size range.
To sum up, I'm not sure what kind of person this bra is made for. There's a ton of padding at the bottom of the bra to give your breasts quite a bit of boost, but then the tops of the cups curve inwards a bit and seem to be cutting into the breast tissue on most everyone. This theoretical person would need to have a longer torso than I, and/or lower-set breasts. But if you want to try it, go up a cup volume, and consider going up a band size. Read more 212 more words
I first got this bra in a 30HH, but it was too big in the cups; the 30H is just perfect. Though a little big in the band (I just got it and I can wear it on the tightest hook, no problem; it doesn't ride up when on the loosest hook, though) the size and shape are pretty perfect for me otherwise.
Pros: Nice, natural shape; not too round and not too pointy. Great support and coverage without being matronly; can wear with fairly low-cut tops. Relatively narrow wires- comparable to my Freya bras. Most large cup bras have wires too wide for my boobs. Comes in beige, so I can ...wear it under light colored clothing! Straps are fairly narrow and inconspicuous, so it won't look tacky under a tank top.
Cons: Apparently is the only Pour Moi style that currently comes in this big a cup and this small a band. (28 bands only go up to G.) So I can't exactly use this as an example for what size to buy in different models by the same brand. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Fabric seems a little scratchy- it's not really itching on me, but if you're sensitive to scratchy fabric you might want to wash the bra a couple times before wearing it. The fabric is a little stiff at first; some people might find it itchy. Read more 118 more words
Well, I had not been active for a long while. These days I'm preparing my graduation of bachelor so I'd like to seek a multiway/strapless bra to fit my dress for the graduation party.
My shape: slightly projected close boobs with tall roots. Common strapless bras with those big center gores can make me feel quite uncomfortable. However, the measurements of this Devotion Bra that were provided by someone here really inspired me. I decided to start with size 30F. The center gore of it is just like a regular bra, but with the relatively shallow cups, it still can't lie flat on my ribcage.
I'll switch to 32F then. I guess the band of 32F can be a little bit too loose for my optimal size of strapless bras, but maybe the problem can be solved if I wear it on the last column of hooks. I don't need a very long lifespan of strapless bras. I wear them almost just for the party.
I ordered the Eclipse online having never tried out Pour Moi bras before. The gore doesn't tack, yet the outer mesh layer bunches up some at the top of the cup. It's still comfortable, and is a very pretty mint green color in person.
I love this bra so much that I don't care about the fact that it's slightly too small, and that the cups are a bit of a strange shape! They don't carry 32GG or 32H, so this is it for me! The front fastening makes it so, so, so much easier to put on. The fabric is lovely and soft, and the longline style helps smooth the under-band roll. Keep in mind, due to it being front-fastening, there is only one option for hooks, which makes it a little tight for me.