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: 32H

Best bra I own. Still, It's not perfect - Stretches out substantially with wear, so I deffinetly recommend going down a band size. I think it's better to have some back fat for a month then a useless bra after two. The reason I give it 4 stars is the side boning that tendes to pop out and can cause some nasty cuts. But still, when it comes to shape and comfort, It is probably one of the best bigger bras out there. Vlatka from Croatia
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 32E

I LOVED this bra but the band was too loose. Unfortunately, this bra does not come in a size 30 and I had to return it. I usually wear a 32DD.

Chantelle Response: We would suggest trying the C Chic 3581 Spacer T-shirt bra from Chantelle which does come in a size 30 back. In June Her Room will have another Chantelle style in the C Chic Collection which will come in a 30 back and will be a 3part cup plunge. Idaho Chick from Boise, ID

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 32D

I had to return this item as i ordered a 32D which is perfect fit but not in this particular style or manufacturer. I believe I need a 32DD but that is not available so they are sending me a 32E which I hope fits as I do love the color of the bra, the style, the double closures in the back - never seen snaps like this style. donna from dallas tx
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 44G

Lovely bra for large sizes. I'm sure I'll buy more. Linda from CT
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 42D

This bra fits wonderfully. Christine from East Moriches, New York
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 38C

I love this bra! It's comfortable while doing anything from dress wear to playing sports. Love the new addition that it can be worn as a raceback. It wears extremely well. Peggy from Houston, TX USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 44D

I have recently gone through breast replacement using the skin and fat of my stomach to create new breasts. These breasts are very large (until we adjust them) and I was looking for a pretty bra that could handle the weight. This bra worked well except the coverage under the arms was insufficient. I reluctantly returned it, but will buy another when my boobs are smaller. from Chicago, Illinois
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 38E

Great support..very good shape..worth the high price Susan from Gainesville, Florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 32E

This one is one of my favorite bras. It's Well-made, beautiful, and keeps me looking good day in and day out. My only problems with this bra are that sometimes the underwire can get stabby at the end of the day and on occasion I wish it were seamless, as you can definitely see it through shirts at times. Overall, though, I haven't found a better bra.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 38E

Love the bra. Had to exchange for a larger cup size because the sides were not completely covered. Not sure if it was the size or the shape. from Austin/TX
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 36G

Pretty bra. Average support and comfort. It will be nice to have in my wardrobe for some outfits, but not a favorite. Jennifer from Seattle, WA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 44C

I love this bra! It is worth every penny. It fits me beautifully and is very comfortable - the underwire is wider than the Chantelle C-Chic bra, which i also bought, and this works really well for me because I have a broad rib cage. If you find that the underwire under your arm sticks out on other bras, this one might work well for you. Sarah from Los Angeles
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 32G

It fits, it's comfortable and it's beautiful. The shaping is natural, and the lace is a little stretchy so it accommodates slight differences in sizes between the girls. Three-part bras in my in French sizing usually fit like a dream. The color, cafe latte, works well on a range of skin tones. I bought the luscious bikini briefs (not as tiny as the name implies) also. saruko from Oakland, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 44D

Finally a bra that I can wear all day and forget I have it on. It's beautiful too! patty from Maine
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 34G

Love this bra or any bra made by Chantelle, this is the 4th one I have purchased of the same style in about 3 years. The only difference is in the straps, new style has a single strap and the old one had a double. An excellent bra, very supporting with an excellent style, wears well and washes wonderfully. Only issue the wires on the side poke into my skin a bit. Lori P from Germantown, MD
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 44E

I ordered this bra is the Sapphire color and it is an absolutely stunning bra. The color is brilliant, the lace is lovely, and the hardware is solid. Unfortunately, it just wasn't supportive enough for me. The cups were a bit too soft/unstructured, and the straps, while beautiful and delicate, just weren't strong enough. I returned it, but not without first spending some time deciding whether it was worth keeping just for sexy time with the fiance! Sadly, at $88, I decided it was not...

Chantelle Response: Chantelle designs its 3 part cups with different body types in mind so they will fit differently. You may want to try Chantelle Cachemire bra 3371 or Pont des Arts Bra 3946. Both of these styles will provide additional support and shaping you may need Jess in Boston from Medford, MA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 32E

This cup is perfection.Supportive, in a non constricting way. Deep enough that if you do have implants it doesn't cause your cups to runneth over but contains them in a perfect fashion. The lacy lies flat perfect for any t-shirt! This bra fits so well ; I have to pick up a few more in all the color! MLady from So Cal
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 36C

I love the fit of this bra, how it makes me look in my clothes, and of course it's the prettiest bra ever. Mary from St. Louis, MO
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 32G

I agree with positive comments. This is my first Chantelle bra that truly fits. The band fits, the stays on the side hit me where they're supposed to and the center fits right against my chest wall. The cups are a little stretchy, so they seem like they'll adapt to your figure. The top edge of the cups is thin elastic, so no gap. Because the bra is new, it's very close fitting, not enough for the double-boob effect, but does have the tiniest pooch of skin. A few washes and dropping the 5 lbs. I gained over the last two months will make it perfect. The 34 (F) was way too stretchy in the band, and the cup doesn't seem to encompass all the breast tissue (even though the wire is probably the same as the 32 G). A natural shape, very pretty & very comfy. What's not to like? Saruko from Oakland, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 36H

the cup is so comfortable and support huiping from ca
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 44E

I purchased this Chantelle bra along with Chantelle 2361. I am absolutely amazed that they both fit! It is so difficult to find a bra in my size. A bra that is comfy, and not matronly, & that doesn't give me a freak shape. I have been searching for so long! The majority of bra companies cater to small sizes. This bra gives me a great shape, it's comfy, it's sexy, it's quality. I had seriously given up. This was my last attempt and I spent a lot more than I normally spend on a bra...but I am so happy I did! I found my new brand. I am so happy! Thank you Chantelle for making a beautiful bra in my size. MARY from CHICAGO, IL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 44G

Beautiful bra. But the wires poked very bad. Sent it back.

Chantelle Response: Because you are petite in height, where the underwire sits under your arm can be a problem. Chantelle makes many different 3 part cup styles simillar to the 3281 that would solve your problem. We would suggest you try the following styles which have a lower underwire height under the arm. Promesse 3635 , Pont des Arts 3946 or Amazone 2101 T Oconnor from Brighton, Tn

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 42D

I wore a perfect 38 C till I hit and moved through the pause, at which time the girls grew and grew. I have not had a bra that fit well since this enlargement occurred, and since it was not implants they were heavy. I bought this very expensive product, after reading the reviews, and I got to say my girls are looking good, and they love the feel of the fabric my shoulders are happy, due to the weight distribution, and I love this product. Aileen from Willits CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 34F

Excellent fit & support. First time I tried this on I was amazed @ how comfortable this bra is. The bra is very pretty & is smooth under garments. This is my new favorite since the Chantelle Legend was discontinued. I will be ordering another Rive Gauche. Deborah from WA state
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 40C

This is one of the nicest and most comfortable bra's have worn in years. I highly recommend it. I know it is pricey, however this company from past practices has lasted longer than a less costly bra. dolores from sandy hook,ct
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 34D

I recently had a bra fitting at a department store and was told I am size 34D. I was wearing 34C. I purchased this bra for the looks, and support. At first, it felt great, but after a few hours the underwire is digging into my breastbone and under my arms. Maybe the cups are too rounded or come up too high for my frame. I am hoping it will improve once it is washed because I love the look, and fabric is very comfortable, especially for a lace bra. Kristen from Boston, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 34E

This bra is wonderful. I tried on a couple of Chantelle 3-part, cut and sew bras and they were all really nice. I think it's worth it to pay the money and get a well-designed bra, with a band that sits close against the body and anchors the cups. I chose this one because: (1) the lace texture on this one seemed to be least visible under clothes, compared to the others, (2) good coverage (no 4-boob effect), (3) it's beautiful! and (4) the pale pink matches my pale skin tone. Millicent P. from michigan
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 32G

Because I love Chantelle, I took a chance on this bra knowing that I don't personally have the best of luck with anything but a demi style. I tried to get used to it because it was very supportive and looks good under tshirts but I ended up really wishing that I had not bought it. My cup size features side stays which are completely unnecessary for me personally and extremely uncomfortable. I don't think the side stays lie on my body where they are intended so one of them popped through the lining and stabbed me all day until I could get home to take the darn thing off. Today, I noticed that the seams on one of the cups is beginning to come apart and I have not owned the bra for more than a few months. I expect more from such an expensive purchase but it's the first time I've had this issue with a Chantelle bra so I suspect that it had more to do with how poorly this cut of bra fits my figure than the quality of manufacture. Lesson learned. Little people need little bras.

Chantelle Response: We would suggest staying with a Demi style as it sounds like it fits your body type comfortably. We would suggest Chantelle Demi style bras such as Bastille 3995 fuller coverage Demi or try a 3/4 coverage T-shirt style such as C Chic 3581, Sublime 3951 or Icone 3858 .The 3281 is a 3 part cup which offers additional support and coverage. The frame of the bra maybe to much coverage for your body type causing it to be uncomfortable. Corri from Tempe, AZ

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 34G

I am loving this bra. It is one of the most comfortable bras I have ever worn. I have always been naturally large busted and getting a bra to fit with out my shoulders hurting has always been a big challenge. It is really pretty and gives a nice shape. I am so glad I found this bra. Clara from Folsom,Calif. USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 34F

SUPER comfortable and supportive. I LOVE this bra. And it is gorgeous. I find 3 part cup bras fit me the best and this one is one of my favorites. The design of the back makes it super comfortable. mirabe from mount horeb, wi usa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
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