Chantelle Hedona Molded Underwire Bra 2031 Reviews

Hedona Molded Underwire Bra
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rating Size: 32E

  • Posted: September, 2007
rating Size: 42C

This has been, is, and always will be my favorite bra. It's simply beautiful in every way. Frances from Nanaimo, BC, Canada
  • Posted: September, 2007
rating Size: 38E

I've purchased from other vendors over the internet for this particular item, and never been satisfied, they always sent 2nds... Your items were PERFECT. Mary Lou from Brookville, OH
  • Posted: September, 2007
rating Size: 36D

I love these bras, and wear them almost exclusively. Have no problems with the wire poking out. However, I do feel that they stretch out very easily with just a bit of wear- and I ALWAYS hang them, and never put in dryer. Put it on in the morning, and it feels bigger by late afternoon- not the cups, but the band. carmen from atlanta
  • Posted: August, 2007
rating Size: 32C

Loved the fit of this bra, and it did fit snugly, but I had the same problem as did many other reviewers. The underwires poked through in a very short time. I never dry my bras in the dryer, so the cause should not have been because the underwire casing had shrunk. I can only surmise that it's due to the manufacturer not sewing enough stitches to close the casing channel. When a bra costs more than $60, alterations should not be necessary. I hesitate to purchase this style again because of the underwire issue, hopefully the manufacturer will take notice and correct the problem.

HerRoom Response: We have passed your comment on to Chantelle.

Chantelle Response: We at Chantelle identified a construction issue with some of our Hedona 2031 bras from lot 709. If your wires are poking through, please look on the back of your inside tag. If you see 709, please call us at 212-689-4735 Ext. 5120. As always, we at Chantelle strive to provide outstanding products and customer satisfaction. Thank you. Chris from Delafield, WI, USA

  • Posted: July, 2007
rating Size: 32f

I'm a 32f in fantasie, 32ddd in wacoal and apparently a 32f in chantelle, but the center front pops out at the top and the sides are really high, high enough to chafe at the juncture of the pectoral and the arm.

HerRoom Response: Your symptom on the underwires popping forward is a sign that you probably need to go up a cup size. If your sides are too high, our guess is that you are short in stature. This is not the bra for you. Consider a demi cup bra which has shorter underwires and will fit you more comfortably.

dd from ca
  • Posted: June, 2007
rating Size: 38C

very comfy full coverage that still looks sexy Submitted from
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 36B

It truly fits well, and looks just as good as it feels on. Submitted from
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 40F

It fits well and stays in place Submitted from
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 36D

Full coverage, lasts a long time if gently washed, smooth lines and youthful appearance under clothes Submitted from
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 32E

comfort and support Submitted from
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 32F

I've purchased this bra many times. I always hand wash and air dry all my bras and NEVER have the underwires poked through. While it is true that there is not as much lift or "perkiness" that is likely due to the fact that it is a minimizing bra. If I have a button up shirt that is pulling in the front with a non-minimizer bra, I can switch to this one and the shirt lays flat. Fabulous from New Haven, CT
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 36G

Bra did not give enough lift, but felt silky. Francesca from Scottsdale, AZ USA
  • Posted: March, 2007
rating Size: 36E

I thought it was just my underwire that poked through after washing it in a lingerie bag on the gentle cycle! I thought I sewed back in correctly, and the entire underwire came out!!I bought this bra in a fine lingerie store & was professionally measured by the propritor who picked this bra out for my figure!! I love wearing the bra, I will try buying it again, but I think the manufacturer should really look into this problem,this just is not a one time incident!!

HerRoom Response: It is very important that bras not be put in the dryer. The casing covering the underwire can shrink and cause the underwire to poke out.

k.sussman from bayville,NY
  • Posted: February, 2007
rating Size: 34F

A true fit (for a change). I was so skeptical when the sizing calculator suggested an F, but it was right. I really like this one. Myra from Alma, GA.
  • Posted: November, 2006
rating Size: 34G

I am delighted with your prompt service. The Chantelle Hedona bra is wonderful. This is the first bra I have purchased that really fits me properly. Thank you for your great service. El from Nicolaus, CA., USA
  • Posted: August, 2006
rating Size: 36G

I purchased this bra a few years ago at a department store. Of all the many "minimizer" bras I have tried this is the best. Yes, the underwires have poked through the casings (eventually), and the side stay has poked through also. I do dry my bras in the dryer (although I know better), so maybe that caused the casing to shrink and the poking to happen. I have stitched (and re-stitched) the casing closed at the top and carried on! My experience has been that whenever I find a bra I like and that "works", its been discontinued the next time I shop for it. I was so happy to find this bra online!

HerRoom Response: You are absolutely correct. When you put a bra in the dryer, it will usually shrink the casing around the wire and thus cause the wire to eventually poke through.

  • Posted: July, 2006
rating Size: 36G

This started out as a good bra, but a few months after I bought it, the underwire poked through on both sides. Now, I am VERY unhappy with it. A bra that costs almost $60 should hold up a little better. I was "professionally" fitted for this bra at a local lingerie store, so the fit is most likely correct.

HerRoom Response: When wires poke through, this is usually associated with a few issues. The first is that this bra may have been put in the dryer with heat. The casing that covers the wires is usually cotton. The heat shrinks the casing and causes the wire to push though the fabric. The second issue could be your band is too loose. When a band is too loose, it moves about the body. This movement wears down the wire casing and can cause the wire to poke through. A third issue might be that the manufacturer simply did not sew enough stitches to close the casing channel. If this is the case, a quick alteration will fix this bra.

Susan from Charleston, SC USA
  • Posted: June, 2006
rating Size: 42D

I had high hopes for this bra -- wide stretchy-but-firm band, side supports kept the band from rolling and my breasts out of my armpits, underwires lay flat against my chest, no need to constantly rearrange myself, non-bouncy cups. AND it's pretty without being flashy. Sadly, I only wore it about a dozen times before one of the underwires poked through into my chest. The bulldog clip I've used to repair (keep the underwire from poking out) is unsatisfactorily scratchy. I don't think Super Glue would last long.

HerRoom Response: Generally, when wires begin to poke out it is because the band is not snug enough and allows the bra to mover around on one's body. This movement eventually causes the wire to poke through. Catherine's comment suggests that the band is fitting snuggly, however we would suggest Catherine go down a band size and up a cup size (to a 40E). This should stop the problem with the wire poking through.

Catherine from Seattle
  • Posted: February, 2006
Size: 34G

This is an absolutely great bra! I have a relatively narrow back compared to my breast size and it's extremely difficult to find bras my size that give such a beautiful and natural shape. This one really does it! The only problem - and it is a small one - is that with continued wear the underwires do poke through eventually. It would be nice if Chantelle could fix this, however I have never found a bra in the larger cup sizes where the wires don't eventually poke through after a year or so of daily wear (could it be the weight of the breasts perhaps?), so perhaps this is just a natural occurrence with the larger cup sizes. (HerRoom Response: Manufacturers have told us that if a customer is having problems with the wire poking through, it COULD be because the cup size is too small - the breast is wider and fuller than the wire thus causing it to eventually poke out.) Barbara from La Crescenta
  • Posted: December, 2005
rating Size: 32B

This bra is the best I've worn so far. It fits absolutely perfect. Keeps everything in place. I'm small breasted, but, it gives me such a great shape without wearing a padded bra and it looks great under sweaters. Glad from Petersburg, Ontario, Canada
  • Posted: February, 2005
rating Size: 34G

I love this bra. Marian from main
  • Posted: January, 2005
rating Size: 32G

A great support bra. But with time, the underwires poke out of the sides. A defect that should be fixed by Chantelle.

HerRoom Response: This result can also be caused by purchasing a bra that is too small in the cups. Perhaps you need a larger cup size.

Claire from New York
  • Posted: July, 2004
rating Size: 34G

The bra is of excellent quality and holds shape over time. I have several in this particular style and they fit well under most of my garments. Susanne from Newport, RI, USA
  • Posted: June, 2004
rating Size: 34C

This bra is like getting plastic surgery. When I put it on, I was up 2 inches above the mark from my previous bra. My clothes hang much better also. I am so glad I bought it! Mary from new york, ny usa
  • Posted: May, 2004
rating Size: 38G

I am so grateful that HerRoom convinced Chantelle to issue this bra in a G cup. It is truly supportive and figure flattering, unlike the few "T-shirt" bras available in seamless G cup. This bra is smooth with little nipple show-through, making this ideal for wearing under silky blouses and sweaters. I agree with another reviewer's request for a 3-row hook closure, but it is not a showstopper. This is an everyday bra. Grateful G from Oakland, CA, USA
  • Posted: July, 2003
rating Size: 38D

This bra holds everything in and does wonders for your shape and posture. Most bras out there don't have sides high enough under your armpits to hold things in place...this one does. I would like to see a 3rd hook & eye added though. The back band could be least for 38D's and above. M. Berl from Newark, DE
  • Posted: April, 2003
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