The Claudette Cool Cotton Sweetheart Demi is the third of a trio of Claudette bras I ordered from HerRoom. Like the En Dentelle and Sophia Minx, it was two sizes too large in the cups. This will be a brief review, since the Cool Cotton was the wrong size.
Band: Very comfortable, I would not have sized down to a 36.
Gore: Too tall and wide for my close-set breasts, it would not tack.
Wires: Like all Claudette wires, very comfortable. Of the three Claudettes in the order, the Cool Cotton had the deepest wires – they formed a deeper U before winging out to the sides.
Cups: The cups were deep enough for my lower-full breasts; however, I don’t think I would have had enough lift and support for the best shape, since my breasts are quite heavy, even in the correct cup size.
Straps: Very comfortable. The straps were getting pushed into my armpits; however, not enough that the smaller cup size wouldn’t have corrected the problem.
Conclusion: The Cool Cotton is an extremely comfortable bra. I would actually recommend it as a substitution for a soft cup bra (if you prefer a wired bra but want to feel like you’re wearing a soft cup). If you think the Cool Cotton is a good fit, but want more support, try the Sophia Minx. They are designed similarly, but the Sophia uses a stiffer and more supportive fabric. In the correct size, would the Cool Cotton give great support? Probably not, but if you need wide crescent wires and a comfy cotton bra – turn every rock over to find one of these!
This bra could work for women with short waists, though the cups are a little U-ey and may poke your ribs a bit when you sit or bend. If you are high set or heavy breasted, you may not get your best lift out of this bra; however, the gore and side seam are lower than most in the largest cup and band, so it is probably worth a try. In my correct Claudette size, 38F, gores in other styles measure roughly 3″ tall, and the side bands are roughly the same height.
Claudette Cool Cotton Sweetheart Demi CD8008 – 38G
band seam: 4″
cup circumference: 14 1/2″
band: 29 1/2″ unstretched , 36″ stretched; 2 row, 3 column hooks
wires: crescent shaped and squishy, flattens at gore, bottom, outer side when stretched
strap distance from each other: 10 1/2″