Gorgeous bra built for very narrow, very projected shapes with considerable inner fullness. Materials feel and look very luxurious. Stitching, etc. is impeccable.
Runs huge, huge, HUGE. I am normally a 32FF (uk) also known as a 70/85G in European or French sizes. This is a French 85F, but it is a solid 2 cup sizes too big for me; it's both way too tall and way too deep in the cup.
If you are normally a 32G or even GG in UK sizes, and have average proportions, this would probably fit you very well. If you have been sizing way up in UK brands ...to get enough depth, but usually deal with too-wide wires, you may also find that you can fit in the Empreinte size matrix even though in theory you ought to be sized out by a mile. If a 32F is 12.5 inches deep and correspondingly tall, you can just imagine how deep and tall the 32G and H cups are.
The gore is also very narrow and tall, making this design very suitable for full and close-set ladies.
I'm really sad this is too large for me--it's a limited edition of the Thalia. It's black like the continuity style, but the top of the cups, straps, and front of the band are embroidered with subtle silvery-glittery thread. AND it comes with a little set of 3 adorable doo-dads that you can attach to the gore as decoration. This is serious glam! Read more 145 more words
In my regular bra (Cleo, Freya, Fauve, etc) I'm a solid 28G/30FF. I'm pretty much even, leaning more to FoT.
Since reviews said Empreinte bras run deep, I ordered one size down from my usual size. I ordered 80E (FR sizing, 32E UK), since that was the only one available at the moment I bought it.
Although it says a demi cup bra, this bra acted like a full cup on me. I fill in the bottom of the cup, but the lace on top is a little loose - however it doesn't show underneath clothing, so I'm not bothered by it. Having said that, I think if I ordered ...80D, it probably would fit me better and would actually look like a demi cup.
The straps are only partially adjustable, although I'm fine with it, it's something others might want to take note of. The band is also stretchy, akin to Freya bras. It has only two hooks, but the width is wider than regular Cleo bra. The wires are narrow, so I like that because my breasts need narrow wires. The shape is uplifted. I would say the shape is like Cleo Meg.
All in all, it's a gorgeous and well-made bra. It feels sturdy and even though it's a tiny bit on me cup-wise and band-wise, I still feel supported. A little alteration would fix the problems I'm having. Read more 120 more words