Demetria Full Cup Bra
Sleek, abstract florals add a contemporary twist to classic black, providing beautifully luxurious support for the fuller bust. The decadent embroidery takes centre stage with the intricate, scalloped edge framing the neckline. The sumptuous, double-layered silk side panels encase the bust with gold rings and hardware adding an extra luxe touch to the finished piece. Complete the look with the breathtakingly sheer stretch tulle slip and co-ordinating classic brief, for a fresh take on black lingerie.
Size and Fit
Available in UK sizes 30-38 DD, E, F, FF, G
Model wears 32G/Medium
Underwired full cup with side sling
Satin: 95% silk, 5% elastane
Embroidery: 74% polyester, 22% polyamide, 4% elastane
Net: 100% polyamide
This bra is yet another beautiful creation by Leanna. I was a bit hesitant to order the Demetria, because I sometimes find black bras a bit overpowering, frumpy or plain. This one, however, is a sophisticated, elegant, delicate and lively creation. I can imagine that it works beautifully on various skin colours. Please note that flowers are not only a print. Instead, they resemble fine embroidery, or a paper cut, or perhaps laser-cut 3D lace?
The band is made of slightly stretchy silk and can accommodate weight fluctuations. The straps feature gold hardware and very pretty details, including tiny flowers of the same colour on the straps (I've tried to take a photo of it). The silky part is also slightly broader in the centre. To my surprise, it stayed like that over the day. The bra gives my breasts a round and slightly pointy shape, adding a dash of vintage.
I also own the Eleanor full cup bra in grey and the cut is quite similar. I own both bras in 32G and have noticed that the band of my Demetria bra is about an inch longer than the one of my Eleanor bra. I’m not sure whether this is due to different collections, but you might want to contact Leanna before placing your orders. I’ve also noticed that it tacks less harshly against my sternum than some of my other bras and does not pierce into my breast tissue. It seems to me that the wires are slightly narrower than the ones of other UK brands (perhaps more similar to Freya rather than Panache), but a bit wider than those of Polish brands. I feel secure in it without being constricted, and don’t have to readjust during the day. I find myself reaching to Demetria a little more often than to Eleanor, because I somehow find the mesh-and-embroidery combination a bit more approachable than the silk-and-lace one. Needless to say that this bra is a delight. I’m once again over the moon with Leanna’s creation and overjoyed that she continues to treat us with her beautiful items.
I was torn between this style and Persephone.
I ended up ordering this style, and it was the best choice for me.
The lace cups the breasts beautifully.
I ordered a 32G (sister size to my 30H) and the back is comfortable as it doesnt't have much strech, but the cup can create a double boob after a while of wearing on my full on top breasts.
I only had to adjust the bra twice in over 10 hours of wearing it.
Bra Fitting Guide
We do not advise the use of a tape measure for finding the correct bra size, due to the many variations in body size, shape and preference that a rigid tape measure cannot account for.
Instead, please follow our guide to ensuring the correct fit visually
The band should fit comfortably around your body in a horizontal line, fastened on either the loosest or middle set of hook and eyes.
Some women find that fitting on the loosest hook is best for them, so they are able to tighten it over time as the band loosens with wear. Others prefer to fit to the middle hook, to vary the fit according to fluctuations in size. Our silk bands have less stretch than conventional powermesh, so don't be afraid of adjusting the fit according to your personal preference.
If you find the band is riding up at the back, this is usually a sign the band is too large, so you may want to try a smaller back size. If the cup is fitting well however, you will need to go up one cup size whilst going down one band size - for example, if your 34E is too loose in the band but perfect in the cup, try a 32F instead.
If you find the band is feeling uncomfortably restrictive, try going up a band size, and down a cup size if the cup still fits well - for example, a 32F would then go up to the 34E.
If you find your straps are digging in, it can sometimes mean the band is too loose so support is being forced to come from the straps, so do check the band is fitting horizontally around your body.
All of our bras have gold rings at the back to allow rotation according to the width of your shoulders, and many also have them at the front for even more adjustability. Several of our bras have wide, flared silk straps to maintain the comfort of a wider strap with a more flattering shape. Lengthening and shortening the back elastics can also help with getting the fit just right for your body.
Wires should lie flat against your chest at the centre front, and contain all of your breast tissue within them at the side. If you find the wires are digging in to the side of your breasts, not lying against your ribcage, see if a larger cup size will work better for you
The cup should fully contain your breast, without spilling over at the top, or having loose gaping fabric. It is natural to have one breast slightly larger than the other, so if this is the case try to ensure the best fit to the largest side.
If you find the cup is wrinkling or gaping, try a smaller cup size.
If you find the cup is spilled over at the top, try a larger cup size.
International Size Charts
Our sizing overlaps to allow for a greater variety of fit. Please use the international size conversion chart for a guideline of the correct size, or use our body measurement chart for a more accurate guide.
For Briefs, Thongs and Waist Cinchers
|Harlow & Fox||XS||S||M||L||XL|
For Suspender Belts and Nightwear
|Harlow & Fox||S||M||L|
Body Measurement Chart
This is taken at the narrowest point of your natural waist, around your bellybutton. Ensure the tape measure is parallel around your body, and fits snugly against you. Take your actual measurement next to your skin, not over clothes, as this is most accurate.
This is taken at the fullest part of your bottom, approximately 20cm/8" below your natural waistline.
For Briefs, Thongs and Waist Cinchers
For Suspender Belts and Nightwear
Returns & Exchanges
We hope that you will be delighted with your Harlow & Fox lingerie, but we understand there may be times when you will need to return or exchange your items. If you are unsure which size you would like to exchange for, our sizing guide may help, or if you would prefer to contact us we would be happy to advise you.
For all returns and exchanges, please fill out the returns form enclosed with your order and send it back with your goods within 14 days for UK orders, and 20 days for international.
All items must be returned unworn and unwashed, in their original condition and packaging, with all tags and labels attached. Please take care when trying garments on, and always try on briefs over your own for hygiene reasons.
Please allow up to 14 days after we have received your returned goods for inspection.
All Harlow & Fox lingerie is handwash only. Please see our guide to caring for your lingerie for more information. We are unable to offer refunds for garments damaged by not following these instructions.
Harlow & Fox cannot be responsible for goods lost in transit. Please ensure all returns are either sent via a trackable service, or proof of posting is obtained.
For exchanges, we will pay for the cost of delivering the new items to you, however you will be responsible for the return postage. With the exception of mutually agreed faulty goods, we are unable to offer refunds for postage costs.
In addition to the above, we are unable to refund customs or import charges for overseas customers. Please mark your package as "Returned Goods" to avoid any customs delays.
We take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our garments, however if you believe you have received a faulty garment please contact us before returning.
All orders are dispatched in our beautiful signature gift box, complete with a handcrafted gold wax seal.
Rates & Times
Standard delivery is complimentary on all UK and International orders over £200.
|UK Standard||£5||2-5 working days|
|UK Express||£8||Next Day|
|Europe Standard||£10||2-4 working days|
|Europe Express||£20||1-3 working days|
|US & Canada Standard||£10||6-7 working days|
|US & Canada Express||£25||1-3 working days|
|Rest of World Standard||£15||6-7 working days|
|Rest of World Express||£35||3-4 working days|
Please ensure your order is placed by 12pm GMT for International Express Delivery, and 3pm GMT for UK Express Delivery.
Taxes & Import Duty
All UK prices on the site include VAT at the current rate of 20%. Overseas customers may incur further taxes and import duties, which will vary dependent on location, and are the responsibility of the customer.