Chantelle 3281 Rive Gauche 3 Part Cup Bra Reviews
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Chantelle Rive Gauche 3 Part Cup Bra 3281 Reviews

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rating Size: 40C

Although I followed the instructions for measuring, this bra feels tight and scratchy across the back. It IS pretty, though, and I hope to lose 5lbs or so and maybe it will be more comfortable! Marianne from West Milford/NJ/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: 42D

I love this bra. Fit is perfect for petite ladies or anyone. I will purchase another one very soon. Very nice quality and well worth the money. Paula from usa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 38DD

Fit perfectly, pretty, comfortable, great support. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 34DDD

Supportive, yet sexy. Holds them in just right! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 36I

Confortable, supportive, and beautiful! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 38DD

The fit. The lift. The "fabric" boning on the sides. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 32DDD

Beautiful, comfortable, and great support Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 34E

If you are heavy on top ( not firm or with augmented breasts), this bra will not give the support you are looking for. The straps and material overall is very stretchy, seems much more so than my last bra from Chantelle. I feel money could have been better spent on a Wacoal bra, but decided to keep it because I only came to this realization after wearing it for a day (took tags off). I still spill out of the side on the slightly larger breast, but this is true with no matter what type of bra I buy.The front of the bra just stretches with the heaviness and so that causes the underwire to sit on my belly/rib cage in an uncomfortable way.The only way I can get this bra to keep everything in (somewhat) is if I adjust the straps very close to the cups. The problem with that is it causes the band to slide up your back, and so you pull that down, but then you need to loosen the shoulder strap to get it comfortable. The seam on the right side is digging into my skin and it feels very bothersome by the end of the day as a result. I am not quite a 32 band, but a little less than 34 because I recently lost some fat in that region. I am almost a DDD in one breast and DD in the other. Buying the right bra is a very frustrating experience for me, especially when I spend near a $100 or more on bras to find something that makes me feel and look better. It looks as though plastic surgery will be the only remedy. With all the money I have spent on bras, I could've afforded the surgery by now. I will still give 4 stars because they are high quality, just not for those of us with heavy breasts. Michelle from Ma
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 34DDD

Great shape, great fit, super comfy, pretty colors. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 32E

Sexy and supportive Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 34D

The other day I noticed that one of my favorite dresses wasn't hanging right on me. I realized it was because of my breasts and it hit me that it was time for new bras. I did hours of research and used the BraFinder, and this bra kept coming up as the recommendation. I bought 3 of the Chantelle Rive Gauche 3 Part Cup bras and matching panties. A huge splurge for me, but so worth it! I understand why this bra is so expensive. It's perfect. First, this is the first time I've ever had a bra be able to support me on the sides. The bra brings my breasts to the center and up. It rests flat on the breast bone, and the lace lies flat also, so I can wear it with almost all my clothes with no show-through and it's super-comfortable. I put on that dress and the difference was huge. I look and feel great in this bra. And it's so pretty! This is a big investment, but so worth it for the support, quality, and what it can do for your figure. Teresa from Austin
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 42E

Band runs small had to buy an extender fitted professionally for this size band. But it is the best bra for comfort the underwire does not poke, it is not to high on the sides. Have bought two and will buy more. Rita from WI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2014
rating Size: 32G

LOVE this bra. A friend had mentioned 'now that we're 50, we need to be wearing the good bras'..........I'd thought that I was..... But after doing some research I realized I hadn't been, and furthermore, I wasn't even wearing the right size! Thanks so much to HER ROOM for all of the help! This bra is definitely worth the extra cost - I plan on only buying Chantelle from now on. And thank you AGAIN HR for the detailed help! Deborah from FL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2014
rating Size: 38E

This isn't the type of bra I was looking for. It was by far the most attractive of those that I purchased, but it is way out of my price range. Lisa from Bellefonte, PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2014
rating Size: 38D

Being older gravity has taken over my breast. I have been trying for years and spent hundreds of dollars on bras that just did not hold the breast up. After taking the "know your breast" assessment, I actually understood the type of bra I needed. I measured according to Her Room and ordered the Chantelle (the bra they suggested). This is the bra I've been looking for. It fits beautifully, is comfortable and my breast fit the cups perfectly. I highly recommend this bra. Jeannie from Little Rock
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2014
rating Size: 42G

Fits perfectly. Very comfortable. Well-made. Would definitely buy another, but this one is built to last, so I may not need to for a loong time. Oh yes, it also looks great! Lisa from CA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2014
rating Size: 32G

For several months I have been looking for a bra that fit and didn't dig in to my rib cage (on the sides) and I had an extremely difficult time (all of the sudden I was a 32G and not a 32F anymore! ahhh!) I was fitted at Nordstroms and a specialty bra shop. I literally tried on every single bra they had in stock in my size and found nothing (unfortunately, at a 32G many bras were out of stock). Feeling desperate, I took the "find your perfect bra" quiz on Herroom. This bra was recommended so I bought it. And let me tell you! I haven't been this happy with a bra in ages! I was worried about the lace showing through, but was to the point that I didn't care as long as it was comfortable. Fortunately, it looks good under most of my clothing. I do have a couple of very thin tshirts that show through but overall I'm so glad I bought this bra. I now own 3 of them and couldn't be happier. Finding a bra that is comfortable is pretty magical when you need such a large cup size! Hallelujah! Missy from Salt Lake City/UT
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2014
rating Size: 36F

Beautiful bra but it looks like a minimizer on me. Diane from Bayonne, NJ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2014
rating Size: 34H

Love this bra. Comfortable all day, looks great under everything including knit tops. Lynn from Bird Island
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2013
rating Size: 40G

This is not the brand I usually wear, the underwire in mine broke and I had to get a new one ASAP. I will only wear 3-piece bras at this size, as they traditionally fit much, much better. That being said, this bra has ALL elastic straps! Why would a bra in a larger cup size have all elastic straps? Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy. Plus with every bounce you lift a little more out of the top! NOT HAPPY AT ALL. I'm stuck though, as I only have a 'leisure' bra right now and cannot go without. I will say Never Again. What were they thinking? Ann (pending 12-27-2013) from Garland, TX USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2013
rating Size: 42C

I absolutely love Chantelle Rive Gauche 3 part cup bras. They fit me perfectly and are beautifully made. I have been wearing them for about 5 years and though they are a bit more expensive than the average bra, if you want to look and feel very beautiful, as gorgeous as a French woman, they are worth every dollar. Diane from Bay Area/California/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: October, 2013
rating Size: 38F

I love this bra! Fits great and is just beautiful on! I got the cassis color. Brooke from Iowa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2013
rating Size: 34G

Best bra ever. I highly recommend for any large-busted woman. It makes me look 10 lbs. thinner. Great support from a pretty bra. Lauren from Texarkana, TX, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2013
rating Size: 32H

I now have four of these bras and I really appreciate the comfort and fit. It is so hard for me to find my band size (32) in this big of a cup size. Thank you! ROSIE from NEWBERG
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: August, 2013
rating Size: 32G

Wonderful Chantelle bra. Because of it's full coverage cup I was able to go down one cup size. Super support with a lovely look. Have ordered one in every color. Barb from Great Smoky Mtns
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2013
rating Size: 36F

Shoulder straps are too narrow with no padding. Obviously, an F cup needs comfortable support.

Chantelle Response: If you are looking for wider straps, we suggest trying Chantelle C Magnifique Molded Minimizer Underwire Bra 1891. Althought this style is seamless it offers great shaping and support with shoulder straps that offer a slightly padded or cushioned strap. We would suggest that you double check your size because if the straps bother you on a regular basis with other bras you maybe in the wrong size. A simple check is to see if the back or band of your bra rides up your back. If it does than the back size is too big. This will cause the straps of your bra to do more of the supporting which will bother your shoulders. Digging into your shoulders. Sharon

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: 36C

I am very unhappy with this bra. This was a total waste of money. Tried it on - it was fine so I took off the tags and wore it. One hour later the wires were digging into my chest. I wasn't able to take the bra off until seven hours later. By then I had red sores where the wires were poking me. Have had positive experiences with other Chantelle styles but will think twice before buying another.

Chantelle Response: Style 3281 is a 3 part cup offering full coverage which could be the problem you encountered. We would suggest 2 things, first double check your cup size to make sure you are truly a C cup. (After all 8 out of 10 women are wearing a cup size too small and a back size too big). Second try a Chantelle style that has less coverage such as Chantelle Merci 3 Part Cup Bra 1741 or Chantelle C Chic Sexy 3-Part Plunge Underwire Bra 3641. Both of these styles offer less coverage in the center with sacrificing the fit . Carolyn from Moss Beach, CA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2013
rating Size: 40G

I answered the know your breasts questionnaire very carefully and thoroughly. I am disappointed that the recommendation for someone who was petite recommended this bra. The underwires dug into my arm pits. I was a little surprised at the stretchy straps for the cup size, but had the underwires not been too big, I would have tried them out. The cup size did fit well as did the band size. In my opinion, it took too long to receive my order, almost two weeks, but I guess that is what comes with free shipping and I am somewhat impatient to receive items ordered online. Pretty bra, but not for me. I will be returning. Debbie from Virginia Beach, Va
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 34H

This is the only brand I wear since I found how wonderfully Chantelles fit. This new bra is as good as the last five, but I prefer the slightly wider/stronger straps they used to use as they allow less bounce. This won't keep me from buying more, it's just that I've noticed the difference. Sue from Tigard, Oregon USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 32E

For me, the best bra ever!!! Love it, I own 3 and I think I'll buy one more, I wish it comes in more colors!!! ;o) Guadalupe from Novato
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2013
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