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 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
I got this bra from an online shop in my country that stocks Pour Moi up to J-cup (they don't go any higher in any style). I decided to try their most popular style so I could get an idea of the sizing and fit.
The St. Tropez full cup is a 3 part cup construction that looks more like a balconette than a full-cup. It has quite narrow wires and they don't distort very much. The cups are deep but the most depth is at the apex so they can give a pointy look. They are quite shallow at the bottom and at the center.
My fit ...issues: It's obviously too small in the cups. There is not enough room at the center and also on bottom and I get some quadboob in this bra. The band fits nicely and it's quite stretchy. I found that the bra gives decent support, not like a Panache or Bravissimo bra but better than CK. What I like best about it: the wires are just right for me! I'm surprised that this bra has such narrow wires! I don't know if I should try a 34J and check if the cups fit better but I would have to take the band in on that, since the 32 band feels already stretchy enough. Read more 111 more words
This is a great everyday bra, not a T-shirt bra so no good under smooth, tight clothing. Bought in beige. Fabric is utilitarian, not luxurious or particularly smooth. Fits great. I put in a light liner for the cups for coverage.
Over time, the gore became very uncomfortable. I bent the wires out to no avail. Gave away bra before it was worn.
Me: narrow roots, even to functionally FOB, a little center heavy, projected, pendulous, other adjectives
Tldr: projection and lots of it, at least a size big in band and possibly in cup, moderate wire hardness and length, fabric may bother some folks
This is my second try with this bra. Again, I want to note that the embroidery on the outside of the cup can be felt through to the inside of the cup, probably because it does not have a second layer of mesh lining. Imo, this is likely to bother anyone with sensitive skin or sensory issues. I found it to be a little scratchy, and I ...think it would soften up after a few washes.
This fits much better than a 34J. There's still some gaping at the top of the cups and the band runs big; after wearing it just a few times I can comfortably wear it on the tightest hooks. I might try it in a 32J just for science!, but with an underbust measurements of ~35", I can't see that ending well. Fwiw, I am conservative with my stretched band measurements.
Despite the loose band, there's still a TON of projection. I need lots of room at the wire and this bra has it. Thanks to the gore height, I don't spill out at the center either. The wires are a little wide and long so the gore is a softer tack, but the wires aren't pokey either. They aren't as hard as Panache, but not as soft as Curvy Kate. I would prefer them a little harder for fit, but honestly? Softer wires are kind of really comfortable.
The only real issue with this bra is the weird shape I get from the diagonal seam and/or the elastic lining at the top of the cup. I have other bras with this type of three part construction, but they don't have the elastic piece and DO have a second layer of mesh lining in the top of the cup, or solid laminate fabric (e.g. Panache Fern and Sculptresse Flirting). I'm not sure if this would work better for someone who is more FOT than I am or not - can anyone chime in? I do think that my soft tissue makes it a little more dramatic.
I've included a picture showing the bra underneath a thin t-shirt. I think the weird shape is still visible, but I'm looking for it. The good news is that underneath my heavy polyester blend work shirts + tank tops, it's not visible at all.
This bra has a lot of things I'm looking for: room at the wire, at least a 4” gore, and a full cup or balconette style I can rely on at work. I move around a lot, and I feel confident that my boobs will stay in place with this bra. Pour Moi? is one of the cheaper brands in this size range; given the sizing inconsistencies I can only recommend trying them from a retailer with a good return policy. I picked up this particular one from a eBay seller for ~$20. Thanks for reading!
Woot finely found something that fits! I have a bit of extra fabric on the very bottom of the cup, but I think that's because I haven't figured the right length of the straps yet. I'm just stoked at the nice shape and the width of the wires.
Apart from the band being slightly big, and the cups being more than slightly so, this bra seems pretty great. The cut isn't granny-like, as some full cup bras are; it could safely be worn with a shirt that's cut low in front. It does come up rather high under the arms on me, but I'm particularly short (5'2ish" with a short torso.)
I'm particularly happy with the straps; they're narrow, but they don't need to hold much weight so that's not a problem- it's actually very nice because I could wear the bra with a tank top without them ruining the effect. They can be shortened or ...lengthened a lot, which is helpful because I have little shoulders and tend to need to tighten my straps a ton. They're a little farther apart than I would like, though.
The fabric is soft but sturdy and the embroidery is very pretty. My boobs do look a little lumpy in it, but I think that's just because they're not quite filling the cup. It is comfortable- however, I've only been wearing it for a couple minutes and the band is already starting to feel a little scratchy. This would probably go away with washing, but we'll see!
I'm re-ordering the same bra in a 30H. I would order it in a 28HH, but it doesn't seem to be made in a band smaller than 30. Read more 124 more words
Overall a very pretty, supportive bra. Lace is lace, so of course it shows under thinner tops, but whachagonnado? Has a little rhinestone in the middle of the center bow, which is just adorable. I wash all of my bras in the washing machine and air dry them, and this one has held up beautifully, rhinestone included, <3 Bra purchased for $1.50 at a probably-a-mistake sale at Figleaves. Retails for $33.
Soooo beautiful. The band is a tiny bit too tight so I will use an extender at first. I have a tiny bit of room on top in the lace section but it doesn’t affect the silhouette because it is stretchy. Note that on the 34F there is boning at the sides.