Chantelle C Chic Sexy Spacer Underwire T-Shirt Bra
Quality T-shirt Bra
This bra was love at first wear. A great fit, nice materials, wonderful quality, all of the things that you want in a T-shirt bra. I ordered it in black, though, not realizing that, as a T-shirt bra, nude would have probably been a more practical choice. This is not, however, an overtly sexy bra. More of a workhorse. So if it's important you to feel ultra-feminine underneath it all, you may want to try the Rive Gauche or something extremely pretty like that instead. Functionality-wise, though, this is a winner. And the matching Brazilian panty is overtly sexy and certainly a keeper. So gorgeous!
February 11, 2013
Not For Me
I so wanted this bra to work because of the convertible straps. The bra did fit comfortably in my regular size. The problem being that it flattened out my girls! This is a good bra for someone who wants a minimizer. Not for me. Going back even tho it is a nice high quality bra.
February 6, 2013
Super tight and uncomfortable! This is the first Chantelle bra that did not fit me. This is my go to brand so I was pretty sad when it was so tight. Thankfully I could return it. Thank you Bare Necessities!
January 16, 2013
Great bra for a great price
I recently lost weight and needed to find a new bra that was supportive and fit my new, smaller size. This bra fits the bill! This bra is great under t-shirts, the tan color blends perfectly with my skin tone, and it's very comfortable!
January 4, 2013
The more I wear it, the more I like it.
Just as the title says; the more I wear this bra, the more I like it. I am not sure if the 32F in this bra is the right size for me or not. I went back and forth between ordering a 32F or a 30G, but when I finally ordered 32F was available in red and the 30G was only available in black or nude like most of the other bras I have viewed in similar sizes. At first it seemed super tight, I wasn't sure I was going to even be able to fasten it. However, the band slipped a little right away after putting it on. After wearing it for a night it stretched out even more. I wore it a couple more times and then washed it, but by the time it hang dried, it was still stretched out more. I could fasten this on the tightest hole if I wanted to and it would stay in place more that way. However, I do not want to do that and end up stretching it out EVEN MORE already. This being said, I think perhaps I should have went with the 30G instead, but after wearing it for a few days and cutting the tags off I cannot send it back. I have gained some extra weight in the past couple of months from holiday eating too, so I definitely think the next time I order a Chantelle Bra, it will be in a 30 band size.
This bra is very thin material, and my nipples show through. Even after putting on a camisole or t-shirt over it, my nipples still show through. I wore this out of the house the first night I bought it with a camisole and a sweater on over it. However, this has now become one of my "at home bras." I do not like leaving the house in bras that are this thin. I don't want my nipples on display to the whole world. Also, being thin, it isn't very flattering to the shape or placement of my breasts either. It seems to separate my breasts and flatten them out. Being in an F cup, one would not think this would be a problem, but with this bra on and the camisole and sweater I wore over it the first time I wore this, I looked like an A cup when I went out on a date with my boyfriend. I would not recommend wearing this to work or out for a night out. It's not very flattering.
With the negatives aside, I have been wearing this bra at home almost every day for a week or so. It is perfect to wear around the house. It is surprisingly supportive. I have osteo-arthritis in my ribs due to calcification from 7 fractured ribs and a fractured shoulder, fibromyaglia, and Unspecified Connective Tissue Disease. Plus, I have had 2 collapsed lungs almost 10 years ago, so I carry a lot of pain in my rib cage area and in my chest. These things combined with having a somewhat smaller frame and somewhat larger breast cup size, I need something to wear that will fully support my breasts and take the weight and pressure off of my chest and ribs. This bra does that for me. Since, I have been wearing this bra at home, I haven't been noticing nearly as much pain and pressure in my ribs and chest. Sometimes it slips and I am yanking it up throughout the day, but after I've had it on for a couple hours I usually completely forget it is there. That is my favorite thing about it, that I can forget I have a bra on. The straps stay in place well when you adjust them too due to the way they are made.
I like the way the cups cover my whole breasts too and fit perfectly around the entire breast as the sizing video shows that bras are supposed to. I wish it didn't slip and wish it hadn't stretched out so much so fast, but I think that just means that I need to go with the 30 band size next time. I can't say whether it means the bra fits large or not, I think the problem is that I don't know my true bra size yet.
I have been trying to find my True Bra Size for quite some time now. Any specialty bra stores are 100+ miles away from me that offer non-traditional sizes. The bra stores around here that do not sell the smaller band sizes and bigger cup sizes are only sizing me into the bra sizes they sell and these just do not fit. I ordered from Bare Necessities a few years back, but had forgotten about it until recently. I am sick of the bands on my old bras being so stretched out that they do not fit, and sick of the cups digging in on the smaller bands because they are not big enough.
All in all, I recommend this bra as a great supportive stay at home and around the house bra. It may not look flattering or be the right bra to wear to work out of the home, or to wear anywhere out of the home, but if you like something light and supportive at home - this is a great bra.
January 2, 2013