I had almost given up on a perfect fit in an everyday-standard, beige padded balcony-type bra. I've tried at least 6 including EM S cut and resigned myself to 3-part half cups. Hallelujah, this one is IT thanks to wild_muses !!! Me: close set, narrow & short roots, even top to bottom but functionally FOB due to soft tissue, side fullness, ridiculous immediate projection needed. If I get the support I need at the wire and sides the girls become more FOT; if not they just sag into whatever is available or squish sadly flat. I like a lifted & centered rounded shape (between green & ...purple?). The Nicol fills the bill: narrow wires, deep at the bottom with less at the apex, perfect gore height and width, good control at the sides including boning. The cups are a construction I have not seen before: 4 part, with the two vertical seams coming in at a sharp angle, right to left. (That may help with pulling the side fullness in?) . The top section does have a solid top seam and comes in at an angle which could impact tall roots but helps to give me the shape I like. The band is firm but not too; its a good 'hug' and while not stretchy, it is generous for a 70/32. The wires stay in my imf with 12-15 hours wear and zero adjustments; I do not even feel this bra on. Soft cotton inside, smooth matte outside with seaming that is undetectable under knits. The padding is medium thickness similar to Comexim and less than EM or Cleo. Great for work since I have really prominent nipples! The cups are not too tall and there is no gaping at the strap or at the gore once I scoop & swoop. (Note if I do not s&s the girls do not fill out the top fully; there is extra room up there!). The gore touches at the top with a gentle curve down and is relatively narrow at the bottom (do wish we had a measurement for that, as it makes a big difference!). The padded wire channels have 1/2" of leeway which helped me clear my close set tissue by moving the wires to the outside. I have wide shoulders so the straps are perfectly positioned, but they might not work for narrower shoulders as they are far to the sides. The straps have soft fleecy insides, are fully adjustable, and are just stretchy enough to be comfortable while supporting. The overall construction is good, not luxury, but well-made with fleece in all the right areas. There are no frou-frous except a classy diamond dangle: this is a functional bra not trying to be sexy. The only con is that the label size and the tag size do not agree. Sewn in label says 70G/32G while the attached paper tag says 70G/32F. So I can't tell if Nicol is tts, but I can say it is most definitely NOT a 32F! Maybe a 32FF or a small 32G...Impimi seems to be working the bugs out, and I understand their customer service is very helpful to determine correct size. I know others have not been happy with the brand, but I'm a fan and may be buying Nicol in every color soon! Read more 446 more words
The design of this bra is really nice. The fabric is very soft and it feels overall high quality. I really appreciate seeing a 4-section cup, 3x4 hook band, and wide straps in this size. It has fairly narrow wires and a fairly narrow gore, they've obviously thought a lot about the design and how it will work on full busts.
However. The sizing runs crazy large. The band stretches to 34 and the cups were at least 2 sizes too large on me. If you're in the 34FF range, look at my listing. It's a great quality everyday bra and I'm sure it will serve someone well, just not me in this size.
My quick take on this bra: extremely open at the top and a bit shallow. Gaps everywhere. I don't think sizing down in the cup is the answer as it's too shallow at the wire in this size. Just doesn't work for my shape.
It's weird, because the Adell I bought in the same size fits great. The lower cups in both have the same construction, but in the Adell the seams get noticeably closer together where they meet the top part of the cup and in this they get only ...slightly closer together. If the bottom of this cup was cut like the Adell and the top part made proportionally smaller it would have fit much better.
Another weird thing that points to some lack of quality control is that the right strap was double-twisted before it was sewn on. I feel it should never have left the factory with this kind of defect.
Otherwise, the foam is thin and light and the outside is covered with soft satin knit. Band is tts and comfortable. It's a nice bra if it fits, especially for the low price.
As a side note on Impimi sizing, I ordered 3 bras in 75H. The Adell semi-soft fits great, the Kler unpadded is a cup size small, and this one is obviously too large. It seems like they want to increase their international sales. If so, they need to standardize sizing across the different models. Read more 155 more words
This review is for the Brown colorway. Please see my review of the beige Impimi Nicol for the deeper dive. However! the brown has slightly smaller cups. Its smaller enough that my larger girl quads toward the middle and the overall profile is minimized/flattened compared to both the beige and the white Nicol. Maybe half a cup to a full cup difference? Maybe just due to the tendancy that darker bras are smaller, which I forgot when ordering. The label says 32F and while the lighter ones are cut large and fit my 32FF perfectly, the brown may actually be more TTS! It is a deep, dark chocolate brown; think bittersweet chocolate, almost black.
Used to be perfect cup at 116 pounds, but band is definitely still too stretchy and always has been. Underwires good shape, but HARD. OW!! Open on top. Overall a shallow rounded shape, not a lot of forward projection, more a wide set shape from the front. Wires too wide as well now (don't know how my roots got so narrow in the last year.) This was my favorite at one time, and I wore under everything, but now the cups have stretched a bit so all the seams show under shirts. Boobs are too big now too. Really sad Impimi closed, I was hoping to see where they went in the future and how they developed their products. Wires feel punched, and wings are spandex not power mesh. Overall quality was good though, and extensive size range. Good color for my skin tone too, although slightly too yellow.