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Ardour Sweetheart Moulded Bra (7181)

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This bra is discontinued.

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28D

28:4

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28DD

28:5

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28E

28:6

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28F

28:7

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28FF

28:8

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28G

28:9

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30

30D

30:4

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30DD

30:5

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30E

30:6

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30F

30:7

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30FF

30:8

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30G

30:9

1 bra

32

32D

32:4

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32DD

32:5

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32E

32:6

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32F

32:7

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32FF

32:8

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32G

32:9

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34

34D

34:4

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34DD

34:5

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34E

34:6

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34F

34:7

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34FF

34:8

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34G

34:9

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36

36D

36:4

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36DD

36:5

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36E

36:6

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36F

36:7

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36FF

36:8

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36G

36:9

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38

38D

38:4

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38DD

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38E

38:6

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38F

38:7

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38FF

38:8

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38G

38:9

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  1. 28 D-G ... (28 :4-:9)
  2. 30 D-G ... (30 :4-:9)
  3. 32 D-G ... (32 :4-:9)
  4. 34 D-G ... (34 :4-:9)
  5. 36 D-G ... (36 :4-:9)
  6. 38 D-G ... (38 :4-:9)

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  1. 2
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    34FF

    Didn't fit

    This baby cost me AU$130 & was worth every penny! It's lasted me for ages, doing double duty as my everyday & sexy bra of choice, & has only recently popped an underwire. So well made, & it fit great until I recently put on a little weight. Would definitely buy again if I could find it in my current size.

    Black colorway

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    Updated on Aug 22, 2016 Flag this


    • Bra looks fabulous on you!

    • Outstanding!!! Beautiful!!

    • 1

      There are a number of sister cuts to this bra including the Panache Black Ardour and Panache Elise which should be fairly available.

    • Thank you roxannelovesbras & Love4Pollinators , for the compliments. I certainly feel more attractive & confident when wearing it, hence my desire to find a replacement just like it. And drawingdwarf, that's fantastic, thank you. I'll keep an eye out for those styles too, while I'm searching. At the moment, I'm having no luck finding an identical style one in my size, within my price range.

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  2. This bra fits nicely. The band is a little tight (underwire presses into my sternum), but I think it will stretch out in a few wears and be perfect.

    UPDATE: Switched to 28D

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    Updated on Mar 31, 2017 Flag this


    • We seem to be very similar in size and shape (I think), and I've been eyeing this bra on Amazon for a while now! I'm not sure if I should buy 28D or 28DD, though... Was there a particular reason you sized up in this one?

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      I actually got this one first based on Bratabase reviews and then sized down after. The 28D fits perfect on me!

    • Ah, gotcha! The photos are if the 28DD though, right?

    • Yeah I haven't retaken photos and measured the 28D yet, but I gave the DD to a friend who's slightly bigger and the D is perfect!

    • river_wilde I just responded to your comment on my other cleo bra as well, but I've uploaded the new measurements and pics for all of my currently owned bras including this one in the 28D
      http://bra.pe/XWCq/

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  3. 1
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    28DD

    Didn't fit

    It is with both a heavy heart and a dose of frustration that I say: I think I'm giving up on Ardour.

    I first tried Masquerade's 28D, but the cups were too small. Then I tried Panache Black's version in 28DD, but the cups were too large. Then I tried Masquerade's 28DD, and it was damn near perfect -- but the lace detail on the straps was extremely uneven. So I ordered the (apparently) last remaining Masquerade Ardour in 28DD on the internet... and the cups were a touch larger/taller (still smaller than Panache Black's version, however), causing some gapping. Not a ton, but enough to make it not ... worth $80 to me. Especially given how easily the top of the cups play peekaboo with most of my necklines.

    I wanted to love it. I was determined that this was -my- bra. You know, the ONE. But I think the fact of the matter is that it is just a bit too shallow on bottom and open/tall on top for me.

    It's gorgeous and it's comfortable, and it is very high quality. It's sexy, and the mulberry color is rich and wonderful (and surprisingly not too visible through lighter clothing). But I think I'll be sending this beauty back out into the world to find an owner better suited for it.

    Live on and be glorious, Ardour.

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    Updated on Jul 14, 2016 Flag this


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      I have a feeling that the Panache Black Ardour in 28D could be fitting for you.

    • Merana *Sigh* ...Unfortunately, I think you may be right. Lol. I've been looking around for one with free shipping and returns, but so far I'm not having any luck.

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      I keep my fingers crossed that you find one! Well, at least it looks like we might be close in what can fit us, if a cup size apart. That deserves further research:)

    • Merana I agree! Perhaps we will find that in many bras we are similar, if only a cup size apart. I will keep you posted on future bra successes and failures. :)

    • 1

      We are (almost) bra size twins! I'm supposed to be a 28D, but my ribcage measurement is 26.5, so I would probably fit in a 26DD. May I know if you will be listing the bras that don't work for you in bratabase?

    • addictedtoyou Yay boob twins! I am actually returning them to Amazon for a refund, because I can't handle even a small financial loss at the moment (this bra in particular was super expensive). BUT I may list my 28D orange animal print Cleo Maddie and my 28D Cleo Zia soon, because they can't be returned (and they didn't cost me nearly as much).

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  4. 1
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    36F

    Fits

    I really like this bra, in particular, I've struggled finding straps that didn't dig into my armpits, and this has straps that are closer to the center and very satiny. All the fabric is soft, even the lace, which is good because my skin is sensitive.

    I find that the cups are narrow, projected, and a little more full-on-bottom. The band runs pretty tight, and the cups a little loose, I usually run in between a 34 and a 36, and this is snug in a 36. Usually with a 36 band, a F is a little small and an FF is little large, but the F fits maybe a tiny bit loose.

    I also have this bra in a 34FF, which I got first, wore once and realized it was too snug for daily use, but otherwise I liked it enough I wear it with an extender and bought the 36F.

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  5. This is such an underrated bra! This is my go-to bra for any occasion.

    Pros:
    Soft material
    Most comfortable moulded bra I've ever worn
    Straps are semi-padded
    Nice tight band for a sub-28 such as myself
    Simple yet elegant
    Encapsulates tissue surprisingly well for a plunge
    Lots of support

    Cons:
    Expensive (around $82)
    Not available in beige
    Not fully-adjustable straps
    Not my preferred shape under a shirt (I like round and uplifted)

    I personally love cleavage, which this bra can give on a day when your breasts are bigger, but the cups are just separated enough to where they don't get sweaty.

    Updated on Apr 15, 2014 Flag this

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    Quality
    Excellent!
    Comfort
    Excellent!
    Bra appearance
    Excellent!

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  6. 0
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    28D

    Fits

    This is my absolute favorite bra. I have it in multiple colors. Sits smooth under clothes, is super comfy, and doesn't move around all day.

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    32E

    Didn't fit

    I love the color of this 'Heather'. It's neither purple or gray, but a combination of both. More like a muted lavender, so it is neutral enough to go with anything and yet still gives some interesting color. The fabric is absolutely amazing...SO soft. Even the lace. I do find the lace on the straps likes to fold over, probably because it is not under tension anywhere, except the length of the strap when it is stretched.
    I like the cup width of this one (6"), but I find the underwire & band are not tall enough to control armpit fat. The band is also ... straight across in the back and is very snug on me, also accentuating back fat. A ballet style would fit much better.
    The cup is on the shallow side at only 9" deep. Ironically it fits...until I swoop & scoop. Then it creates the quad effect, especially on my larger side. The gore is surprisingly comfortable. At 2" tall and 1" wide I was afraid it would cut into me, but somehow it doesn't. (I think 2" is about my limit if the gore is any wider than 3/4", but that all depends on the height.)
    So maybe I'll check out the next band size? Or try the next cup size? It could be either...or neither!

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    32G

    Hasn't set fit

    Great looking bra, but ultimately too shallow for me so have to sell.

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    28D

    Didn't fit

    This bra is beautiful and comfortable! I love it, but I may need to size up to 28DD because I quad out of both cups when the band is hooked tight enough for the bra not to move (the middle hooks seem good enough for me, but I measure 26 UB). I also find that the upper-outsides of my breasts are not enclosed as much as I'd like them to be (I have very broad roots), but this is a common bra issue for me.

    The color is gorgeous, and the bra provides a comfortable but obvious push-up effect, despite having no push-up padding. I love that the top ... edge of the cup barely shows through a thin t-shirt (I've never met a bra that didn't on me), and it is very comfortable to wear. The material is absolutely lovely, and seems to be of high quality. I've read that some people found the lacy straps cumbersome, but I don't have a problem with them at all. The straps are actually padded, too, which makes them even more comfortable. They are not fully adjustable, however, and the metal ring which connects to the adjustable part of the bra sits in a semi-uncomfortable place for me, but it isn't too bad. I have a long upper torso, and find the straps to be a very good length (not too long or sort). I often wish Cleo bras had longer straps, but this one is great.

    I tend to be shallow in the center, very shallow on top, full and projected on bottom and outsides, conical, spaced far apart, asymmetrical, and splayed. If you are similar, this may fit you very well. If you are more projected, definitely size up. The cups seem to run shallow and a bit small overall.

    I am probably going to order this in 28DD (I'd like to get this in nude anyhow, and that is the smallest size that color comes in), and I will report back when I try that one on.

    EDIT: After getting some fitting help here and trying this in 28DD, I realize this bra is definitely too shallow for me (despite how much I enjoy feeling like I have large breasts when I wear it, hah). Unfortunately, I get a small amount of gapping with the larger size... I really love this bra, but I think I have to give up on it. If you're shallow-breasted, I highly suggest trying it out if you can get your hands on one. FYI, the Panache Black version seems to run larger in the cup.

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    28:4 28D

    Cups a bit small, not sure if I should size up.

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    Ardour Sweetheart Moulded Bra (7181)

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    30F

    Fits

    As a sucker for sweetheart moulded bras (this is the 3rd!), I was longing to see how Ardour in black would fit!

    It's not as eye-catching as the mulberry one, but it sure is a beauty! The lace is delicate and not overwhelming! It's a perfect daily bra!

    I'm not sure if the cups couldn't go up a size do. I think if I order a new color someday I'll go for the 30FF instead!

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