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Chantelle C Ideal Plunge T-Shirt Bra 1951 Reviews

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rating Size: 32F

I soo wanted to love this bra. I have a hard time with plunge type bras as I always fall into the center. This bra was slightly stretchy and held me in well. It has a minimizing effect which looks nice. As I continued to wear it it began to crease under bust and on the sides and they did not go away, I'm now falling into center, the bra feels and looks like I've been wearing it for a year :(

HerRoom Response: We suggest tightening your straps and making sure your band is tight enough. Also really try and make sure all of your breast tissue is in the cups. Check out our How To Put on a Bra video for tips and tricks. C from illinois

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 36F

A super-comfortable bra! The cups of this brand are the best! This bra does flatten and push down and to the sides a bit, but not as much as the C Magnifique Minimizer. Very smooth looking and round shape great for knit tops. The 1241 is more of a front/lift, but straps not as comfortable. Trade-offs! Adrienne from Illinois
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2017
rating Size: 34G

This bra fits well. I'm 34 G and always have a hard time finding bras that both fit and support. In order to have found enough support in the past always ended up with extra fabric in the cup, not with C Ideal. I need a bra with a wide cup, and this has that feature. The straps come far enough in in my shoulder and never ever slip. I would not have found this bra if I had not been fitted. EmilyGC from Trent Woods, NC
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2017
rating Size: 40H

This bra fits perfectly and is very comfortable. Initially I tried the 38H because I am usually a 38 but it was too tight. Since Chantelle is a French manufacturer this makes sense because supposedly French women are skinnier! I hope to get this in the Nude color soon. Thank you HerRoom- you're a life saver! Heather from Wilmington, DE, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 38H

I really wanted to love this bra after reading all of the great reviews. This bra gave me spillage from the top. And it hurt just to wear it.

Chantelle Response: Sometimes this bra can be a hard fit. We suggest trying Aeria 1296 for a light and airy fit and feel. Erin from Illinois

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 34G

Great support and good coverage! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 36D

Basic and comfortable Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 34D

Soft support with full coverage! keeps straps on the shoulders and never have to worry about adjusting. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 38

best fit, comfort and Quality Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 34C

Light weight no extra padding comfortable plunges, invisible under the thinnest t-shirts Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 36C

I absolutely love this bra! I have several of them. When I first wear a new one, I use the extenders because it seems to run a little small. But once I've broke it in, it is so comfortable. It stays put and I'm not constantly pulling on my straps. Also it has nice padding and gives a nice lift. Biggest complaint: not enough colors! ?? Melissa from Oakvale/MS/USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2017
rating Size: 32H

Weirdly flattens my boobs.

HerRoom Response: We suggest trying C Essential 3816 to help give your breast a nice rounded look. Erin from Bay Area, CA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2017
rating Size: 38F

This is a great T shirt bra for a fuller figured older woman like myself. It provides a more youthful contour and makes clothes fit in a more flattering way. The straps and back stay in place while the cups prevent show through. I will be ordering more of this terrific style! Nonna
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: February, 2017
rating Size: 38H

Best bra ever! Nothing spills over the top or out the sides. The straps don't fall off. No back fat. The side stays don't poke under my arms. Truly the perfect bra for me. I will definitely order more of this bra. Maybe even throw away all the other bras I have.... Shannon from Atlanta GA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2017
rating Size: 38G

Great fit and does minimize. Very happy with this bra. AD from So Cal
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2017
rating Size: 36E

Best fitting bra ever! You almost forget you have one on. It lifts and separates comfortable underwire and smoothes back and underarm area. I bought 2 I like it so much! E. H. from Raleigh, NC USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2017
rating Size: 38H

This fit well and was the size I expected based on the Universal Cup Sizing System and the size of my current bras. I ordered a second one in another color. SLW
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2016
rating Size: 38F

Great support and looks good on. Amy from Chicago
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2016
rating Size: 36E

I did not keep this bra simply because it covered a bit more than I was looking for.

HerRoom Response:We suggest trying style Aeria 1291. The cups are a lightweight spacer foam for breath-ability and no show through. The cut of the cups are less coverage than C Ideal too. JH from TN/USA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 30G

I liked that this bra was lightweight, comfortable and it fit well, but I wasn't happy with how it made my breasts look. The underwire was very wide, so my breasts were kind of pushed to the sides. Just wasn't flattering on me. Elizabeth from Pennsylvania
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 40C

Best fitting bra I have ever had! The step by step guide on finding a bra was perfect. The customer service person recommended this one for more coverage based on the fit that I liked. CKE from SD
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2016
rating Size: 32C

This bra is not quite as comfortable as the Wacoal. It's a little more constricting to wear, but it is lightly padded. Older petite from Houston TX
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 38H

I ordered my size but the cup size was way too small. It is a beautiful bra but I won't be able to keep it. Too small . . . .I'm bummed out. Susan from Millers Creek
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 38D

So I usually don't do these reviews, but this is a great bra! It really keeps me in place without hurting, and it's soooo nice to put on a fitting bra! Amy from Damascus MD
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2016
rating Size: 44D

This is an OK bra. I like that it is full coverage and it is well made. That being said, the straps are NOT set-in - they constantly fall off my shoulders even after I have adjusted them a hundred times. I can feel the underwire in this bra and after a few hours it is unbearable and I have to take the bra off. (I have worn underwires all my life - this is the first time it has bothered me). I wish it were more comfortable because the fit is perfect.

Chantelle Response: Hi Virgie! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Is it possible that this isn't the right size for you in this style? When a bra's band size is too wide on on the body, the straps are subsequently too wide as well, even when they are set in. This commonly causes the straps to fall off of one's shoulders, no matter how many times they've been adjusted. The wrong size can also cause the underwire to become uncomfortable, due to either the cup being too small, causing digging into the breast tissue, or the band being too big, causing the wire to easily move/rub against your body as you move. One suggestion for a style with a comfortable wire would be our "C Magnifique" (style: 1891). Both the centered straps and the underwire are lightly padded for an ultra comfortable feel on the body. We hope this helps! Virgie from Connecticut

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2016
rating Size: 32H

Did not fit right. It flattened the breast and I had tissue over the top of the cup. I sent it back.

Chantelle Response: Hi Jen! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Any time you have breast tissue coming over top the cup in any bra, it might mean that you need to increase the cup size to ensure that the breast tissue is fully contained. While 1951 doesn't come in the next cup size up, our "Rive Gauche" (style: 3281), "C Magnifique" (style: 1891) and our "Parisian 4-Part-Cup" (style: 1471) are all great for amazing comfort, support, and shape, and they all come up to an I cup, which might be what you need in Chantelle. We hope this helps! JEN from Pasadena / Ca

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2016
rating Size: 36G

I think this bra runs small. I have another Chantelle bra that I got in a 34F because the 36 was too big around, but I had to exchange this bra for a 36G. Both the band (34) and cup (F) were too small. Overall, the bra is fine -- lightly lined so it gives a nice shape; the straps are thin enough to be cute and they are very adjustable; and the number of hooks increases with the size. It's not as supportive as I'd like, but it's still absolutely fine (and I can't stand when my chest moves around when I'm moving). Make sure you get the right size. anonymous
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2016
rating Size: 34G

Fits perfectly! Mary from Powell
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2016
rating Size: 34H

This bra fits smoothly, is light and comfy and has a nice rounded shape. I fall into the middle of most plunging bras, but this one works for me and I'm glad to have it if only for that reason. It's also a bit slimming without compacting, and has a softly rounded shape rather than sticking out in front a lot. However, it needs more support at the base of the cups, where it's already sagging after wearing 4 or 5 times. I also find the straps a bit too stretchy. More sturdiness and support and I'd buy 2 more today, but no. It runs a bit smaller than Chantelle 1896, which was my favorite bra until it was discontinued. Chantelle, thanks for the clever and flattering plunge design, but get your sizes consistent, and make more sturdy bras like 1896! We need you!

Chantelle Response: We are glad you like the design, feel, and shape, but are sorry that you're finding that it's not the support that you need. Have you ever considered buying a bra with seams in it? A seamed bra provides a great deal of structure and support for the breast tissue, and works best for women with a fuller bust. Two such styles that we recommend are "C Chic Sexy Plunge" (style: 3641), and "Rive Gauche" (style: 3281). Both of these styles have minimum stretch, full support up to an H cup and flat seams that are virtually invisible under most clothing. Rachel from Chicago, IL USA

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2015
rating Size: 36E

I love Chantelle bras, but found this one to run small in the cups. It was small for me and didn't give me as nice of a shape as I wanted. Pat from Barnegat, NJ
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2015
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