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!
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