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Amourette 300 Wired Padded Bra

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75E

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34:6

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75G

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80B

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80C

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80E

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80G

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85D

38:4

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85E

38:5

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85F

38:6

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85G

38:7

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  1. 70 E-F ... (32 :5-:6)
  2. 75 D-G ... (34 :4-:7)
  3. 80 B-G ... (36 :2-:7)
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  1. 2
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    70E

    Didn't fit

    This review is for the Triumph Amourette 300 WHP underwired and padded Half Cup/Balconnette.

    General comments:

    Because this bra doesn't come in bandsizes smaller than 70 I stabilised the band to make it fit more snugly. I did this before measuring it, so any discrepancy in the unstretched band measurement I provided is due to this alteration. Obviously, I can no longer provide any accurate stretched band measurement either. I may go back to the store and correct this. I also altered the straps of this bra to include nursing clasps (which I bought from the following place, if anyone is interested in trying this alteration for themselves: ... rel="nofollow">http://www.assuntastore.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=17 or, for non-US customers: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251096222701?var=550149834607&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649). The scalloped lace straps are surprisingly well suited to this alteration -- I will upload a photo.

    Bra description:

    A handsome half cup/balconnette bra made out of black stretch lace over a padded, satin-faced underlay. The cups are shaped with one vertical seam roughly over the apex of the bust and are lined with cotton jersey. The scalloped lace continues halfway up the straps, very decorative (although for those who require fully adjustable straps maybe not that handy). The centre gore and parts of the wings before the side seam boning are the made of the same lace layered over black low-stretch (but not quite rigid) mesh. The back parts of the wings are made of some plain and opaque black stretch fabric.

    Fit:

    The Triumph Amourette half cup/balconnette used to be my go-to model before my pregnancy (and before I realised I SHOULD have been looking for bras with a band size as small as 60/28) as it literally was the only bra that fit me more or less comfortably and was reasonably flattering to my shape. Now I've been breastfeeding for 10 months and counting, of all the 'main stream' models I tried the other day it apparently still is one of the more acceptable despite its obviously too large band -- even stabilised with fairly firm piece of knit fabric (salvaged from the wings of my not so successful Bravado Body Silk nursing bra) stitched to its unstretched wings it closes snugly but easily at the tightest hook. Without stabilising, the band wasn't only too big, it also it rather was stretchy, which made it even looser feeling.

    The underwires of this size JUST encircle my breasts -- I wouldn't mind them being wider -- but otherwise the cups are quite spot on. My breasts can't fluctuate too much in size though as my fuller right side already shows the slightest tendency to cutting in, but under normal circumstances (*) the fit, size-wise, really is not bad. I tried going up a cup size, but despite the wires fitting me better in my opinion, the cups became way too roomy. Another thing that made sizing up a less than fitting solution were the straps: on this 70E size the straps are already JUST a tiny bit too wide for comfort -- I have very broad shoulders in relation to my narrow ribcage, but due to my high bust point and the general width of this design the of the cups and straps slightly cut into my arms when I move them forward. Sizing up made this even worse. I wonder whether it would not be or be less of a problem if this bra came in my proper band size ... it doesn't come in anything lower than 70/32 so it is useless speculation, but still.

    As to the shape of the cups, something odd is going on that I never noticed in my smaller, pre-pregnancy size (70A), so I am hoping that it is a simple matter of 'breaking in', or 'washing out'. The side and front view are okay, but from the top the shape becomes outright 'boxy' with the apex of the cups pointing a bit too East-West to be truly flattering. My breasts do this naturally and on my frame it isn't too disastrous a look, but I so wish I could get them a bit more 'up front and centre'. Also, I could do without the almost 90 degree angles I see at the bust points when looking down. As said, I don't recall it bothering me before, so it may just be a temporary quirk that disappears upon wearing this bra a couple of times.

    Appearance:

    Despite its shortcomings, I do like the look of this bra. On me it strikes the right balance of coverage and the way it slightly angles up from the centre gore is perfect for me (I'm not fond of too horizontal nor of too steep). The side and front profiles are okay. I'm not fond of the padding -- I really am looking for an unpadded bra -- and a tad more sheerness to show of the lace would be nice to. I like how the scalloped lace continues up the straps -- I myself have no problem with the reduced adjustability, but someone who needs their straps fully adjustable might not be thrilled.

    Conclusion:

    It's not perfect, but it's definitely wearable (especially if the cup shape 'softens up') and the best-looking bra I have at the moment. It actually looks really good as a nursing bra, but the somewhat limited flexibility it gives me in terms of sizing might render it less ideal ... we'll see.

    Edited To Add:

    I have now worn this bra enough times to give an update on the comfort. With the stabilised band and on the tightest hook it kind of works, but after a long day the wires start poking into my sternum a bit. Also, below each breast there is a spot on my 'non-padded rib' cage where the wires really start hurting after a while. This may have to do with the other strange thing I have noticed whilst wearing this bra: the cups seem to slip DOWN a little bit, with the underwires ending up a centimetre or so BELOW my breasts. I'm suspecting this is because the band still is too wide -- tightening the straps doesn't help, because it will make the bra band ride up in the back. Another thing may be that the cups are somehow too flat in the bottom and essentially too small for my wide-based breasts (big orange in a small glass effect?), but I'm purely speculating here. Anyone has a better idea?

    Anyway, I will probably still continue to wear this bra on occasion even though it isn't the most comfortable or the best fit. It does give me a reasonably good shape -- a bit too wide spaced in my opinion, but on my broad shouldered narrow waisted frame not unflatteringly so -- and the addition of nursing clasps worked really well on this bra: I find it easier to breastfeed in this bra than in my Change Florence Nursing Bra!
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    75D

    Didn't fit

    This is a lightly lined, half-cup lace bra with wide-set straps.

    Fit Details:
    * Strap separation: slightly too wide
    * Straps adjust short enough: barely (Strongly suspect that they wouldn't adjust short enough as the elastic relaxes.)
    * Band length: good
    * Band Height: great
    * Cup fit: BAD. Wide-set, triangular cups that barely covered the nipple. This shape would be good for wide-set breasts with nipples point out to the sides, but NOT my wide-set breasts that point forward. Nipples popped out during scoop & sweep. I could tuck them back in, but am afraid they would escape with activity. Cup smooth along top line (really the ... middle edge of the cup since the "top" line is nearly vertical). Bottom filled nicely. Didn't shape breasts, just covered them.
    * Gore fit: Good
    * Wire length: GREAT (This is a tough one for me. I need long wires for wide-set breast tissue but am petite so many long wires poke into the armpit.)
    * Cup width: GOOD. Wider than most. (Most cups aren't wide enough.)

    Misc:
    * Itchy band.
    * Covered breasts without providing shape, support, nor projection. This was the deal breaker. Returned.

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    70E

    Didn't fit

    Great bra, especially for the side fullness. Unfortunately it doesn't come in 28 band so I bought a cheap 32DD and tried to alter the back. The bra is very delicate so i didn't succed much and wear it rarely.

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    85D

    Fits

    The 3/4 padded cups conform to the shape of the breast while also providing good coverage. The lower cup height is good for FoB breasts.

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    Excellent!
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    Excellent!
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    Excellent!

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    75D

    Didn't fit

    I discovered to be a 34 E so it is a little too small in the cups and a little bit too large in the band.
    It's a nice looking bra.

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    Updated on Nov 15, 2012 Flag this


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    75E

    Didn't fit

    This bra fits perfectly and gives me a great round shape with cleavage. My boobs stay put and don't sneak out under the arm. It is very comfortable with no poking or scratching. The back is too big and rides up, so I wear it on the tightest setting. There are two bras with the same name, Amourette 300, but this is the 3/4 cup style. It has a different construction than most other bras I have seen: it has one vertical seam running the entire length of the bra cup. There is a very thin foam inside cup with a stretchy lace overlay on top, also with ... the vertical seam. When I bought the bra from Figleaves, the left center wire was poking out. I was desperate and needed a bra, and I didn't want to pay to ship it back and wait for a new one, so I just sewed up the underwire channel. Of course it has since popped open, so I will have to resew it. I am looking to buy another one in a 32 band.
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    75E

    Fits

    Don't be afraid of this "padded" bra, busty ladies! it's just structured, is all.

    I was put off at first by its unwashed, unworn shape—a bit boxy and unnatural—but it was really comfortable, and then it wore in well. Great balconette for full-bottomed breasts. Makes my boobs look lush.

    Some reviews complain about the width of the straps, but I love them. They're set widely enough that they don't get too much in the way, and if they do peek they look more like a cami. Allover lace is textured, but I haven't had a problem with it. Seams are flat.

    I wish it had metal findings, but otherwise it's well constructed. I've had this bra for a year and a half and it's still kicking despite being worn several times weekly for most of that time. The most annoying thing is that the little lace scallops at the bottom edge of the bra all flip up, which is less cute. No big deal.

    Updated on Aug 09, 2011 Flag this


    • I'd ordered a second before writing that first review, and the new one just showed up in the mail!

      Brand new, it has that weird boxy/unnatural silhouette the first one did, but this time I know it'll wash out. The new one (vanilla) does seem a little smaller in the cup than the year old one (petrol). It feels good enough unwashed that I'm going to trust it, but perhaps you should try going down a cup if yours starts out with any room.

      I only wish the cup came up a little higher under the arm, but ye gods I love these bras.

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    85G

    Didn't fit

    A gorgeous bra, completely made of substantial stretch lace; this particular version of the style is a demi-cup with a light foam liner. Did I mention it looks fabulous on? The lace continues up the strap, giving a very graceful square neckline.

    Now for the bad: the only thing I can wear it under is a sweater. The lace shows through everything else, and also, the shape it gives the breasts is just plain odd. They look a bit lie pyramids turned sideways, with the points facing up instead of out, & strange squared-off angles. So, pretty much this is either a bra to show off to your sweetie, or to wear under very heavy, non-fitted fabrics.

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    70F

    Didn't fit

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    Added on Mar 17, 2012



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    70E

    Didn't fit

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    Added on Jul 14, 2018



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