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I stopped wearing pretty bras a few years back — it just kind of happened. As an editor covering the lingerie market, I learned at a fitting that I was actually a bigger cup size than I thought, and I consequently fell into an I-need-a-boring-granny-minimizer rut. It was like a switch flipped and I stopped caring about whether a bra made me feel good; I was solely concerned with managing my cups that were runneth over. But I’m happy to say the Chantelle Revele Moi bra has pulled me back from the depths of un-fun underthings.
The Revele Moi is my ideal bra. What makes it so amazing? It’s basically the closest you can get to custom made: It’s constructed like a cut-and-sew bra in four parts (unlike molded cup, where a machine makes one part). Here’s why that matters: The vertical center seam of the Revel Moi uplifts (ahem), and the power-mesh “side sling” centers (thank you). The top mesh section not only stretches for an accurate fit, but also lets your chest breathe, as it were, and gives the look of a demi — which just feels way prettier than your standard, bulky over-the-shoulder boulder-holder.
If you have big boobs, you know how major this is. Bigger bras (especially molded cups, to which I have a deep aversion) can feel like putting on a suit of armor. It’s hard to find a bra that goes up to an H cup that actually feels airy. The Revele Moi looks sexy, feels light, and still does everything a bra is supposed to do. Finally.