A nice molded cup bra with removable cookies; gives me a little lift with the cookies in place. The straps are VERY nice intricate cut-work embroidery. They are pretty thin, so they like to roll up a little, which makes it a little more of a challenge to get them flat and set right when I put it on. The wires are a little narrow, but not too bad. Another keeper from Scharminkeltje!!! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
I was really impressed with this bra and the support it offered. However, for me the 34K had a band that was too big and cups that were too small. Unfortunately Triumph do not make this bra above a K cup so either I compromise and settle on this slightly ill-fitting bra or I continue my seemingly never-ending search for a non-wired bra to wear around the house and in bed.
This is a good comfortable everyday bra. The 1" straps are comfortable and firm. I always keep them on the shortest setting to keep my bust high and minimise bounce. There is no underwire. The wings at the side are wide (5") and provide good support with their bone. This is a full bra and I can only wear it on the shortest hook setting.
I have this in a pretty gold colour, it fits fine and looks good on its own but under clothes it gives me no shape or lift whatsoever no matter how much I tightened the straps ;( so I'll just use this as a sleep bra although the wire and lace are not v comfy at all. under clothes the shape is very east west and flat in the middle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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! Read more 1033 more words
Saw this on Amazon Prime Wardrobe so I thought why not try it? It’s not effective as a sports bra because it allows too much motion but it’s really comfy. There is some kind of wireless shaping for the cups where the fabric is softer/stretchier in the cup area and slightly stiffer on the sides. It flattens my boobs in the front and gives a very East-west look but not uniboob. It actually provides a decent amount of lift. I really like the strappy back and yes the straps adjust long enough to use the j-hook comfortably. Sculptresse and Elomi take note please. Front strap adjustment is another plus.
F (equivalent to UK E) is the largest cup size and the band is too large. I don’t think 80F would be as comfortable because it would compress my boobs too much. If you are in the size range and are looking for a comfortable wireless bra or something cute for low impact exercise this could be an option.
I previous reviewed this bra in a UK 32E. Oddly enough, I'm in between sizes, but both work on my bust.
This is a comfortable bra with an ultra high apex for everyday wear under sweaters or looser/thicker fabrics. I tend to wear it in the summer under my linen button down shirts.
I reach for the Amourette when I'm not concerned with having a perfectly rounded, front and center shape. It's simply a filler bra. The lace cups are stretchy and give me a more conical, pointy, east/west look than I would like. I'm only not bothered because I paid a mere $12 for this bra on clearance.
I have this bra in beige in a UK 32E and in black in a UK 32F. When I experience weight gain or depending on the time in my cycle, the 32F fits more comfortably than the E.
The bra has a really pretty lace pattern and has soft materials and wide straps (yay!), but does not fit me. It's a 2-part cup with quite elastic materials. The band is loose for a 65/30, as when I wear it on the tightest hook it rides up. The cup size is also too big, so the wires go past my breast tissue under my arms and the gore is too wide. It doesn't have the right kind of projection for me, I'm bottom and center full and this bra doesn't accommodate that. There's not enough space on the bottom and my breasts look like they're going to ...spill out the front. It's more shallow than I thought. The straps fall down every time I wear it, and tightening them to not fall down would cause the band to ride up even more. It's the expected quality from a brand such as Triumph. The clasp part is quite soft and thick which is nice, but the band is so elastic and the cup fabric is made of the same stuff. All in all 5/10 but I'm listing it now if anyone wants it https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 91 more words
Shady underwires seem like they can pop out under the arms because they're skinny and poke the fabric, so with enough daily wear the fabric might become worn and the underwires might murder someone's armpits. The band doesn't fit me and is still sort of tight and uncomfortable, it sits somewhere between my underbust and my ribs and the underwires aren't comfy under my arms or on my ribs. The gores don't exactly sit on my breast tissue but they still don't tack. The straps are kinda skinny and fall down all the time due to my narrow shoulders. The overall look of the bra is okay. It is a "basics" bra, they tend to be simple so this one is exactly that. I like my bras to be more decorative.
A nice, plain white molded cup push-up bra with built-in pads and removable straps. It fits pretty good, with a very small amount of bubbling on my large side (left), but not so much to reject it. I do wish it had more than one set of hooks and loops.
This was my first purchase of a bra in my correct size of 8c/30c. Not too bad for my first online purchase. Underwire, centre panel and cup size fitted well and overall it was quite a comfortable experience.
Where it fell short was the slightly tight band but after a few washes it should stretch out (I'm using an extender in the mean time) and the fact that the lace on the top of the cup wrinkled and did not lie flat. But I'm attributing this to my FOB shape. Since it was just an aesthetic problem, I just did a bit of an alteration on lace.
A 30D might have been more comfortable as the side wings wrinkled a bit but as the cup was already gaping with my smaller breast, I didn't want to risk a change.
[Giveaway longline] A very nicely made bullet bra / longline with very sturdy elastics. Non-scratchy, and I would leave it for myself if I wore bullet bras https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> fits me perfectly (I wear 32F/30FF).
I got this Triumph Doreen a few months ago as loved the idea of a red bra. In a 34H this is a bit tight for me although it does give a firm fit. Not too much bounce here. Having said that my boobs are rather squeezed in. Gives good projection and looks fine under most clothes. T-shirts rather give away the industrial structure of this bra though, both in terms of the 1" wide straps, side boning and the cup profile. I got this in a K cup as well now and that is definitely a better fit - but not available in red I understand.
This is my everyday bra. K is the largest cup size available at the moment for Triumph Doreen and 34" is the smallest band size. Oh how I wish they would just go down to a 32" and an L cup. This is a very supportive bra with bones at the side and no underwire to dig in. The cups give quite good coverage, just a little tight for me. Strange that on the K cup Doreen the double layer of fabric support between the cup stops about an inch short of the top, whereas in a larger band H cup I have it goes all the way to the top. Does anyone know why this is? I know I could get prettier bras in my size but most have an underwire and don't feel as if they give the same support.
After learning from my wired demi version that the band on this bra runs very small (perhaps all Triumphs do?) - at least 2 sizes smaller than Freya or Fantasie - I went up a band & down a cup size, & this fits very well. It has a generous sized cup, with a gentle diagonal seam that gives a very lifted look, slightly pointy, but a lot more rounded than the wired demi version of this style.
I actually prefer this wirefree version. The only downside is that it came with very rigid side stays there were the most difficult to remove of any bra I've ever ...had. Which I supposed tells you how well-made it is, as those babies were anchored very securely right into the seam. It took nail scissors & seam ripper to remove them, but once I did, the bra become quiet comfortable. As with all the Amourette styles, it has very pretty scalloped lace all along the neckline & halfway up the straps, so if your bra peeks out, it gives the look of a nice camisole. Read more 75 more words