Has surprising depth at the wire and depth in general for a moulded cup bra. Fits my projected, FOB shape well. Good for shorter to medium roots too, the top of the cups sit close to my skin without gaping. This bra really understands that when you need wide wires, the cups need to project more to the centre of the bra to get forward projection. Otherwise, when the cups wrap around your body, the 'centre' moves and your boobs point out at a 45 degree angle, giving you the dreaded east/west look. Amelia puts things front and centre. I have narrow shoulders and the straps on this one were a bit too wide for me, causing some rubbing under the arms and on the tail of spence. Models with centre pull straps like Elomi Carmen suit me better. I may move the straps in a bit, and reduce the height of the wings/ sides of cups slightly as well. The beige/ nude colour is a bit boring, but it does go well under sheer/ light clothes.
Bralterations! I have high, narrow rooted, pendulous, omega breasts splayed on bottom with connected breast tissue at top. My roots are about 4 inches tall and my larger breast is about 14 inches around so I basically have all the projection. I am full on top.
The original bra produces nice rounded breasts but is wide set and built for wide average height roots. Under the lace is a satin non-stretch panel that is supposed to pull the breast forward. On my soft breasts it creates a line dividing my breasts which is sometimes noticeable. The lace can be scratchy under the armpit.
How I altered it: On me ...the top of the cup has always had a lot of empty space, the straps were a little wide set, and the cups were very wide while the elastic top cut in. The gore was tall and my centerfull breasts pushed it out. My Sculptresse Pure Lace Moulded Lace T-shirt Bra (6931) was too small but I loved the wires. I decided would put those stiffer, narrower wires in this bra because I really needed a fitting seamless beige bra to go under my low cup white shirts (and if I can find even narrower wires for cheaper I will put them in for better forward projection).
First I cut off all the scratchy lace (in the future I won't because the alteration takes the bra out of my armpit and the lace hides the side sling seam). I cut about an inch or two off the cups (I drew freehand along the top of my bigger side with a pencil and cut, rounding it out, then held it up to the other cup and used it as a pattern to cut along), removing just the spacer fabric (which really has amazing construction, little threads holding each side of the fabric apart inside) and cutting down including the wire channels and gore. Because the Pure has shorter wires as well, I was able to make this bra a true plunge. I then hand sewed the satiny side sling along the top of the cup on each side to move the straps in a bit. This created a bit of a strange curve along the side sling, but it's not noticeable under clothes.
I hand sewed the wire channels shut at the gore. Then I pinned and machine sewed elastic fold over tape along the top which I had cut. I put it from strap to strap because some of the original finishing is scratchy. I've also considered sewing it along the underarm section, maybe when I have more time.
Finally, and I probably should have done this first, but I didn't because I didn't realize how wide the gore was, I sewed the gore together and sewed leopard print bows I cut off my Sculptresse bras onto the gore. While I don't love bows on most bras I just felt like this one needed some spicing up.
You can see my pictures for how great it looks on, and reduces all the cup gap on my larger side for my short rooted breasts. I don't have too much cleavage, but it doesn't show under any of my thin, white, low cut shirts and dresses, and I don't feel like I'm falling out in the middle though the gore is quite low. I'm going to have to get more narrow wires and some Elomi Amelias online for cheap and do the same thing when I need a new beige seamless bra. It's not beautiful or whatever, but so practical, and everyone needs at least one practical bra. Summer shirts here I come!
Total cost and time: Cost of bra + $5 for 2 yards of tape (I only used 1 yard for the top however). 2 hours thinking, cutting, and sewing time. If you don't have a machine it might take longer to hand sew the fold over elastic along the top. I recommend lots and lots of pins as it is curved.
I have done the same alteration but with an even lower gore on my other Amelia with wires I bought from Sweet Cups, shout out to Ivp for telling me about them (those wires are not a perfect fit, a bit too wide, but they work) and I love them both. They are the best fitting, most comfortable, most attractively shaped bras I own. They have lots of projection and room for my breasts at the bottom, give rounded coverage, and don't stifle me at the top. I even get sexy cleavage in my lower one.
When I get another Amelia I will do a step by step with lots of pictures on my blog! Read more 699 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
Lowered cups and gore, straps moved in, new narrower wires.
The Amelia is a very basic bra. It's simple and nice looking, seemingly designed for comfort and disappearance under clothes rather than to be sexy. Nevertheless, it's become one of my favorites. The lined fabric is smooth under thin shirts, the straps are soft, fully-adjustable, and leotard-set in the back to prevent slipping, the wires are shallow and wide, and the band is flared to allow for a better fit at the top and bottom of the band. I was initially concerned that it was a bit too separate in the gore for my boobs, but because the gore is low, that really hasn't been a problem at ...all.
In short, highly recommended for others who need wider wires and shallower-shaped cups. I took the advice of the other reviewer who suggests considering a cup size down, and that worked well.
My only complaint is that the band fits on the large size. I have a lot of 36 bands, but this one is quite stretchy and on the edge of too big. The middle and last sets of hooks work, though, so I'm going to hope that it doesn't stretch out too quickly. I wish wish wish that this bra came in more cup sizes in 34; then, it would be basically perfect. Read more 104 more words
This is a lovely fit for my daughter who is projected, evenly full, and has wider roots. She also tried it in 36E - Elomi » Amelia Spacer Moulded Bra (8740) which as too small. She is 12 and calls it an old lady bra, lol. I can attest that it is super soft.
This bra is my best fit so far (now that I've gone up about a cup size). It is pretty comfortable. I can't remember feeling so secure in a bra. It is comfortable after 8 hours of wear and doesn't feel like it's digging in. The band is snug but not painful, the shoulder straps just the right length and I can wear it all day with ease. I recently went to a bra boutique to get re-sized and this was the bra I walked out with. It's a good T-shirt bra that you can wear everyday and has a nice, subtle embellishment with the lace at the ...side. I got the black colorway with the grey and black lace trim.
My only issue with the bra is that since it's wide in the cup, it tends to distribute my breasts differently, so they don't seem as rounded as they do in my Freya bras (which give a really nice round shape). I would recommend the Amelia if you want a comfortable, serviceable, every-day bra that holds the girls securely and isn't overly plain. If you like the "orange-in-a-glass" or "cupcake-on-a-plate" look, this bra won't give you as much of a rounded, front and center projection as some other brands will. The shape is more east-west than my Freya bras. I feel like it minimizes rather than projects.
Overall, it's a great, basic bra that you can wear with most of your wardrobe. I bought it because I was starting to have back pain from the new cup size and this bra really helps to minimize the discomfort in my back, so I'd also recommend it for anyone with large breasts who needs a bra that will give really good support.
Trying on this bra new reminds me again of why it is the one of the best bras on the market for larger women. Everything is soft, comfortable, and supportive, as well as beautiful. The band is firm with wide elastics. The cups have an amazing amount of immediate and apex projection. There are real fit issues which take away from these facts, but if I were a splayed, wide set, FOB kind of gal, this would be my bra every day.
Fortunately for me I've come up with the solution to make this 100% my best bra for a close set, narrow, FOT like me: narrower, firmer wires, turning the cups into plunges, and narrowing the gore. This creates the perfect bra, and I've been successful with two of them that I already had, see: 42H - Elomi » Amelia Spacer Moulded Bra (8740)
This bra produces nice rounded breasts but is wide set and built for wide roots. Under the lace is a satin non-stretch panel that is supposed to pull the breast forward. On my soft breasts it creates a line dividing my breasts which is sometimes noticeable. The lace can be scratchy under the armpit.
This bra has the typical soft Elomi wires that stretch back and mold to the body so if you need wider wires and prefer molding wires this is a good choice for you. Keep in mind that the projection forward may change as the molding happens however, especially if you have a lot of forward projection rather than side projection.