I ordered a 65B and was sent one of those, a 65C, a 70A, and a 75A through Ampere's Home Try-On program. Also note that you can probably request a slightly tweaked range of sizes - for my first order with Ampere, I asked for bands only equivalent to a 28-30 (because my rib cage measurement is roughly 26 inches, and they don't carry 26 bands), and they acquiesced. (That time, they sent a 65B, 65C, 65D, and 70B, if you're curious about which sizes they pick together.) For this order, I didn't bother, since I already knew 65B or 65C would be a good bet for me ... in this brand. It's also a good idea to note that Ampere's 65B is not a European 65, it's actually equivalent to a 28B/60B.
I ended up keeping the 65B in Ampere's Gramercy, but I think I may actually keep the 65C for the Rose. I have trouble with the shapes for both - I'm just somewhere in between 65B/65C because the cups are either too narrow, or there's more gapping than is ideal. With the Rose, I feel like the wires cut off more and are even narrower, while the Gramercy juuust about sat on the edge of the wrong spot. The rest fits alright.
The bra itself is lovely-looking. I like the pale pink; it's fairly neutral despite not being close to my skin tone. The silk lining is nice and the floral and leafy lace overlay on the cups is pretty. The construction, as with my other Ampere bras, is good, and the materials feel nice (I don't find the lace itchy or anything). The lace texture will likely show under some shirts, but surprisingly, I'm not having much of an issue with most of mine. The cups have a vertical seam and just a light lining, no bulky padding. The bra comes up fairly high under the arm.
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