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Bra » Empreinte » Norah Balconette (08191) » 32G » Bras » Owner


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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band88.9
Band Length63.5
Stretch ratio1.4
Cup width14.0
Cup depth29.2
Depth ratio2.1
Wire length33.0
Cup height22.9
Cup separation1.8
Gore height10.7
Wing height10.7
Strap width2.5
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Fits ribcage 27
B. perimeter 11.5
Stretched Band 35.0
Band Length 25.0
Stretch ratio 1.4
Cup width 5.5
Cup depth 11.5-12
Depth ratio 2.1
Wire length 13.0
Cup height 9.0
Cup separation 0.7
Gore height 4.2
Wing height 4.25
Strap width 1.0
Strap length 16
Hooks 3

Given how gorgeous and roomy they appeared I'd bought a few Norahs in a recent sale, as it wasn't clear whether this style would run shallower in lower cup letters/taller in higher cup lettering.

Shape, cup width, and depth are similar to Josephine in 30G, but cup height and wire run taller and narrower than the (non-side support) Kate in 32G which is an inch deeper & has a marvelously full, projected fit. Now don't get it twisted- what I'm about to say definiitely does not negate the extra large sizing reputation this brand brings to the table. This specific kind of shape runs just slightly shallower than the fullcups and appears to be made to reign in and scoop up the breast vertically. It performs fantastically for my too-full fit needs, and the only mild complaint I can muster is over it's height (hardly a problem when everything is so off in most every brand out here).

Gore is not as narrow as either Josephine or Kate; however it's much closer than the Jazz's gore which runs an inch shorter. So while this is a good option for evenly full shapes, perhaps not perfect for close set who rely on Gorsenia or Comexim levels of scant clearance.

The fine net and embroidery on this bra are surprisingly supportive for something this light; there isn't much mechanical ease/give to speak of but you can get about .5-.75 'breathing room' depending on how much scoopage one feels like neglecting. The gore and wing are also made with a fine net with a medium weight stretch lace overlay: in the wing's case this terminates with an elastic seam filled with a cheap plastic bone. Surely the first half dozen wears this will be less of an issue but depending on how the band breaks in, YMMV with this feature.

Despite being technically large enough, I don't think I will be keeping this size as the band is much too wide/loose for regular wear without taking it in.

Updated on Sep 20, 2022 Flag this

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  • Just a note, you don't need to paste your individual bra's measurements in your review. The link to your bra will contain you specific entry:

    I can see that you included a couple others, then that's all welcome, but generally your real entry contains the numbers directly.

    "Fits ribcage" and "Bust perimeter" aren't recorded because you indicated that they don't fit, so the site doesn't pick up your current measurements as working for this size since they are recorded as not fitting.

  • Not all styles indicated as 'not fitting' are out of my rotation- but I cannot include all the modifications as that renders the information suspect to bbase and it will remove it (even when the info added is just for the original size untouched). I also add this information in the review because I've run into countless bras on this site that the site drops some or all of the information from, as well as round off measurements from. When the bra is no longer owned I often see no measurements, but there were once measurements uploaded, not sure what that is about. I'd like to figure out how to also measure the cups' upper bands, armscyes, strap length and the frame size (non stretch part of the band around the cups that includes wing & gore) as those can be big pain points for certain combinations of shape features. I would literally pay to know the cup height & angle grade in the cup pattern for each style in particular, as that's been a huge factor in whether there is any room in the cup for my shape.

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