I said to myself when I moved and got a raise that I could treat myself to a ‘frivolous’ bra. A bra I wouldn’t wear too often, that I found beautiful and fun and orange. Wait, orange? Yes! It was time for the Fauve Bronte I had lusted after. Figleaves had a generic coupon, so I bought the set at less than I was cringing at. I haven’t worn it a ton, so this review may get updated.
Padded longline bra. Two vertical seams in each cup for shaping, and. Five hooks in the back. Took a bit for me to figure out how to do it up correctly, but I definitely feel supported. There’s a lace edging at the bottom of the band which unsurprisingly tends to flip up. If that bothers you or you’d need to readjust, I wouldn’t recommend this or a number of frilly longline bras that the Eveden brands put out, like Freya Secret Garden and Just Flew In.
Not what I was expecting. Namely, those are some wide wires/cups! Perhaps it’s because it’s a longline? I measured each cup as 6.1 inches wide. That’s half a foot, and if you have narrow breasts, I don’t expect you and this bra to get on- it would be an easy armpit poke.
In the back the band tends to ride down. Is that a function of it being a longline bra? Or of my torso being larger up top? I haven’t had the opportunity to stretch it out, and it does compress me at present. It does feel pretty true to size. The strap placement seems fine to me.
The cups seem to run about average if your breasts are wider and small if you have narrower/deeper breasts and work with soft tissue, no spilling in the middle. There’s a bit of overflow on the top of the cup sometimes in my monthly cycle, but this is the end of the size range, and one cup up would probably be too much.
The embellishment is a bit over the top, but there’s a great deal of attention to detail here. Grayish cream lace frippery everywhere! Vines, I think. There are bows on bows. The bow at the center even has little teardrop fake crystals hanging from it! Not usually my style. But orange satin. There you go. I wonder if one day I should remove the lace on the bottom.
I was set to be saddened by this bra, but it actually fits a lot better than most of my current drawer (especially once I break in that band! They don’t make extenders in five hooks yet!). Wide cups that fit, supportive band, shiny orange satin, and I think I look pretty smashing in it. It’s like orange and cream frozen dessert. Nom nom nom.
The Fauve Bronte is set to come out in more colorways this fall. I do quite like the green (chocolate mint chip?), but this will always hold a special place in my heart, my sunshine in Seattle!
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