Stretched Band 32.5
Band Length 24.5
Stretch ratio 1.3
Cup width 6.15
Cup depth 10.2 (10.25 on right, 10.5 on left)
Depth ratio 1.7
Wire length 11.0
Cup height 7.0
Cup separation 0.9
Gore height 3.0
Wing height 3.5
Strap width 0.7
Strap length 14.2 (14 on right, 14.5 on left )
This is for the 'Accent' version which far as I can ... tell is the exact same bra as regular Amour, but with a color variation (peach beige under black powernet & lace). This one is between sizes as each half is a different size. So maybe a 32F-32FF hybrid.
Immaculate stitching, the softest smooth duoplex lining ever, materials are all sleek yet durable/long lasting, this feels like a great workhorse bra. The outer layer or shell, is made from materials which all have a good amount of supportive stretch to them. The lining has the opposite of stretch, it's very stable and I can't get any mechanical ease from diagonal stress on the fabric. All the elastics the band is lined with, and the strap are pretty sturdy. I don't see them wearing out for a long time! The wires are springy, prone to stretching back too far if the band is too tight. They also squeak at the gore. Gore would be better overlapped as the dense materials feel bulky here despite being thin and tightly sewn. It's not the tallest center, and miraculously not stabby or twiddly.
The left cup and strap are half inch larger than those on the right. This isn't ideal as my left breast is higher set and my right prefers more space, Amour is pulled askew and intermittent fidgeting occurs.
Somewhere between Panache & Freya. Constricting around the root, but somehow way too wide. Wings real short, wire very low. My tall dense roots get no support on sides, just a bulky feeling that they are in the way of the cup. The inner panel of the cup is a little more than an inch narrower, than the outside, allowing breasts to maintain a forward facing direction rather than being pulled apart from each other, east-west.
Hrm. The wires are stupidly large. In this size technically should match the #44 underwires that fit me. There is enough coverage from the short wires and wider shape, yet the cup itself lacks depth and kind of elongates to a conical, tall center than must either be pinched down, or it flips up flat.
Stupid scaling aside, is this because of too-big wires, or the kind of flat patterning in the lines of most of the cup? Regardless, the depth is soon all used up on my wide/full, immediately deep, curved across apex shape. This makes the middle of the cup flatten out very hard over the center of my breasts, then pushes volume out into the sides.
There is not lovely lifted round busom effect, but something like a busted can of biscuits. Large nasty fat roll on outside, sad flappy skin wrinkles at the gore, inner breast actually bulges right over the top of the wires & becomes uniboob. I take it off, my breasts return to their normally round, high set, perky look. What the devil?
I can see those who have a wider base, and longer projection at apex having issues with getting enough room for inner fullness. The curviest part of this bra is by the gore. It seems like Amour is designed to shove any/all sideboob toward the gore, but this doesn't work when you have more density or fullness, it fights with the style and both causes the top to dig in, and the lower cup to be driven down the ribcage. The sides of Amour are especially stoic about tolerating a breast, they seem happier to see them steamrolled out of existence.
The beauty of getting a half-and-half bra is being able to see how 2 sizes fit, for the price of one. I know that sizing up, or down would not make this style work out.
But maybe Amour is ok for any of the following: Soft, deflated, shallow, somewhat full on bottom, short root, extra wide, (even more than me? WHO out here is rocking a breast base wider than mine?) It does breathe so it's nice for warm weather, but Amour isn't wicking and can feel muggy. I prefer it in the cold, where it does a decent job of masking persistent nips.
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 Flag this