*MY INFO* Mar 13, 2020 - 32FF/G(recommended by abrathatfits calculator) - narrow root - projected - slightly full on top - center fullness
- BAND: too tight. better for 30 band size
- CUP: Whether the cup is too wide, the wire is too long, or the shoulder strap is too far away, my armpit is very painful. it is closed and shallow cup. The size was right when I just wore it (the armpit was still painful). After scoop and swoop, it makes quad boobs and wrinkles under the cup.The sides of the cup are so wide that it feels like it's left over. Totally not for my breast shape.
- DESIGN: As the name shows, it is non-padded. It looked pretty in the picture, but when I received it myself, the shape of the cup was different from what I thought. it was a little disappointing.
I mean, it's ok. I want to love this bra. I admire the soft fabrics and delicate colors, but the size, underwire width and shape, and strap width are wrong. The overall shape is not east-west, but it's not super forward either. The bottom of the cup is a bit shallow. Buuut I'm so stubborn, I might just try this in the next size down. Also, there are A LOT of absolutely beautiful color options, so if I can make this work, I would be happy. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> This is TIGHT for a 30!! Max stretch of 28.5 before the underwires start warping. Wires ...are super duper U shape, like almost a half circle. As they are now, they're being pulled an inch behind my roots, directly into the space between two ribs. Feels horrible! As I ordered this from Brastop, I'll probably try to exchange it for a 30DD. Hopefully, with the wires not being as wide, the band won't pull them into my ribs, and the band won't be too short. I'm losing weight but discovering my boobs are higher and at a wider part of my ribs, sooo I don't know what I need as a max stretch. :/ The wire shape will always be too U for me, but hopefully this can be a comfy and pretty lace bra to wear that matches my skin tone in 30DD. *Edit: they don't have 30DD. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Will just have to return. Sad!!! Read more 145 more words
I am in love with this colorway and so sad that it is a little bit too small. (In fact, I kept it when I was substantially bigger in the cup, and it was a much poorer fit on me, just because of how much I love the look of this bra. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> )
Band is snug for a 32, and firm. Cups are SHALLOW, so you may want to size up in the cup, or cry and relent if you're like me and need more projection than this bra was built to offer.
This is such good value, I really wanted to love it. Unfortunately it doesn't work for me on a few levels. The cups feel too shallow, the band too stretchy, the gore too separate and the lift just not good enough. It's very pretty, but feels too basic a construction for my soft, somewhat pendulous breasts. For smaller cup sizes or those needing less support than I it could work well. Despite its intricate appearance it gives a good appearance under clothing, the upper lace lying flat against my breast tissue despite the other problems, and the colour is beautiful. Very vivid yet elegant.
I've previously tried this bra in a 32J but it was definitely too big. the 32HH fits fine in the cup and the band, I normally wear a 30J in cleo and I used to wear a 30 in Curvy Kate but I seem to be more of a 32J in the new models. The 32 band in the amour fits well and comfortably. I am not particularly fond of the way this bra shapes my boobs as it makes them look kind of pointy and not very round. my boobs are not very close which normally means that every bra tackles my chest which this one weirdly does not do. I will not keep this bra, although the blue colour is beautiful! the quality does seem to be as good as cleo or curvy kate bras as far as I can judge. In my opinion it resembles the shape I get from freya bras.
Stretched Band 32.5 Band Length 24.5 Stretch ratio 1.3 Cup width 6.15 Cup depth 10.2 (10.25 on right, 10.5 on left) Depth ratio 1.7 Wire length 11.0 Cup height 7.0 Cup separation 0.9 Gore height 3.0 Wing height 3.5 Strap width 0.7 Strap length 14.2 (14 on right, 14.5 on left ) Hooks 2
This is for the 'Accent' version which far as I can tell is the exact same bra as regular Amour, but with a color variation (peach beige under black powernet & lace). This one is between sizes as each half is a different size. So maybe a 32F-32FF hybrid.
Quality. Immaculate stitching, the softest smooth duoplex lining ever, materials ...are all sleek yet durable/long lasting, this feels like a great workhorse bra. The outer layer or shell, is made from materials which all have a good amount of supportive stretch to them. The lining has the opposite of stretch, it's very stable and I can't get any mechanical ease from diagonal stress on the fabric. All the elastics the band is lined with, and the strap are pretty sturdy. I don't see them wearing out for a long time! The wires are springy, prone to stretching back too far if the band is too tight. They also squeak at the gore. Gore would be better overlapped as the dense materials feel bulky here despite being thin and tightly sewn. It's not the tallest center, and miraculously not stabby or twiddly.
The left cup and strap are half inch larger than those on the right. This isn't ideal as my left breast is higher set and my right prefers more space, Amour is pulled askew and intermittent fidgeting occurs.
Shape. Somewhere between Panache & Freya. Constricting around the root, but somehow way too wide. Wings real short, wire very low. My tall dense roots get no support on sides, just a bulky feeling that they are in the way of the cup. The inner panel of the cup is a little more than an inch narrower, than the outside, allowing breasts to maintain a forward facing direction rather than being pulled apart from each other, east-west. Hrm. The wires are stupidly large. In this size technically should match the #44 underwires that fit me. There is enough coverage from the short wires and wider shape, yet the cup itself lacks depth and kind of elongates to a conical, tall center than must either be pinched down, or it flips up flat. Stupid scaling aside, is this because of too-big wires, or the kind of flat patterning in the lines of most of the cup? Regardless, the depth is soon all used up on my wide/full, immediately deep, curved across apex shape. This makes the middle of the cup flatten out very hard over the center of my breasts, then pushes volume out into the sides.
There is not lovely lifted round busom effect, but something like a busted can of biscuits. Large nasty fat roll on outside, sad flappy skin wrinkles at the gore, inner breast actually bulges right over the top of the wires & becomes uniboob. I take it off, my breasts return to their normally round, high set, perky look. What the devil?
I can see those who have a wider base, and longer projection at apex having issues with getting enough room for inner fullness. The curviest part of this bra is by the gore. It seems like Amour is designed to shove any/all sideboob toward the gore, but this doesn't work when you have more density or fullness, it fights with the style and both causes the top to dig in, and the lower cup to be driven down the ribcage. The sides of Amour are especially stoic about tolerating a breast, they seem happier to see them steamrolled out of existence.
Verdict. The beauty of getting a half-and-half bra is being able to see how 2 sizes fit, for the price of one. I know that sizing up, or down would not make this style work out. But maybe Amour is ok for any of the following: Soft, deflated, shallow, somewhat full on bottom, short root, extra wide, (even more than me? WHO out here is rocking a breast base wider than mine?) It does breathe so it's nice for warm weather, but Amour isn't wicking and can feel muggy. I prefer it in the cold, where it does a decent job of masking persistent nips. Read more 652 more words
The straps are positioned really wide on me and kinda dug into my shoulders. I will update once I've worn for an extended amount of time to see if it's a deal breaker. The wire hurt against my ribs (not sternum) but maybe once the elastic loosens it'll be okay: for now I want to trial using a band extender since it still hurt when worn upside-down which leads me to believe the band is genuinely too tight.
I love the colour and appearance which is why I want to stick it out and try make it work.
Edit: tried with band extender but it didn't ease my pain much - I think I might have weirdly shaped or sensitive ribs lol.
I wanted to love it because it is so beautiful. The straps are way too wide apart and barely sit on my shoulders. The wires are on my boobs at the gore. Maybe it’s the wrong size but I feel like it’s a shape mismatch.