Lepel’s bestselling Fiore has been on my radar for a while now – not least because of the pretty colours (helloooo mint green and strawberry!) – but for some reason it was only a review request from a reader that prompted me to actually order.
I wonder if my bradar was warning me off, because this bra and I did not become fast friends. Though I love how it looks on smaller busted models, when confronted with a G-cup the bra is slightly raggedy and cumbersome. It comes with light padding, plus an extra removable padding in a sling at in the lower cup – somewhat gratuitous when you’re already packing a G-unit, but not something that presents too much of a challenge if you don’t fancy the extra oomph… assuming, of course, that there’s enough room in the cup to start with.
But the cups are tiny. And the band is big. I so wanted to love this bra, but this bra just didn’t want to love me back. With padding the quadraboob is cataclysmic, without it’s not too bad up top if I’m still, although the underwire simply cannot tack to my chest and the centre gore never gets closer than a centimetre away from my sternum. In many respects, this bra fits me like a 34D – to the point that I checked every single tag twice for a labelling mistake. I know 30G is my ‘starting point’ size – but I’d need more than a Tom Tom to point me in the direction with this bra. I have never known a bra fit quite so disastrously – or fit so small whilst looking so damned big!
Has anyone else experienced this with Lepel?