So Tutti Rouge is my brand and as anyone can see this is my bra.
When I lean over and hold the Betty bra around my boobs just to test the compatibility it's obvious it's the right bra. Everything simply add up. And when I look at myself in the mirror I see my natural boob shape, the shallow regency cleavage and really tall full on top boobs, the color that matches my skintone perfectly and makes my bobs look like those movies made of the perfect Jane Austen novels. I feel at home.
So how does this bra accomplish that?
Both Tutti Rouge bras I've tried (Betty ...and Liliana) has the same type of cup shape; A really shallow outer section that collects a wide root perfectly and supports the lower outer quadrant and so reshapes the boobs to be pushed diagonally gently in towards the upper inner quadrant to create cleavage. Everything is pushed in and up and there held close to the chest. There bras obviously is there to create cleavage. Everything in the bra seems to be thought out to have just that effect. The wings are tall and the gores are low. The outer part of the cups are tall as well.
My boobs are semi soft or even soft and sagged and they hang naturally at my sides where my boobs appear fuller in the lower outer. But with just some support in the lower outer they are completely reshaped into full in the upper inner quadrant. Since this bra is so shallow everything is held in place. There is no spilling anywhere what so ever.
I've read a lot of times how bad pushup bras are for boobs and how terrible it is pushing boobs up and inwards, but for my semi soft boobs there is nothing better than that. The so called front and center "good pushups" are terrible for me since I am naturally east and west and cannot force my boobs front and center by pushing them inwards. Pushing them *inwards upwards* however really works and is the most comfortable thing for me.
My boobs are seriously minimized and still mega tall. I can wear high street clothing in this bra.
Compared to for example the Bravissimo Moulin Rose (AU24) in the same size the Betty is taller everywhere but in the gore and less deep and with narrower wires. It's just wide enough to collect my boobs at the sides and push them inwards where Moulin Rose instead have me gaping in the gore because my boobs lack support there.
Cups are very soft, lined with some cotton fabric I think. The band is very curved in the gore so no band is pushing on my stomach! This makes me able to wear this bra despite what is the only problem with it; the band is too tight. It's super mega tight. The wires are even stretched backwards. But! I need it just like that. I cannot have it any other way, it's simply how my boobs are naturally shaped and how much help I need to have them as close to my body as they are when I shape them with my own hands.
There is no distortion in the wires. There is no gore attacking me. I can even sit like a couch potato and this bra will still allow breathing since it doesn't prevent me breathing with my stomach.
I have no intention of wearing this bra as an everyday bra. I go braless as much as I can. This is a special occasions bra. But it's also a bra I like when I see it hanging on my door. It's so beautiful that I can hang it on my wall among my tuelle skirt lamp and pink and purple light strands. It fits me both in style, shape and colors. Oh and yes; I also own a regency dress.
Now; I'm well aware bras will fool me and be comfortable in the beginning and then start to trouble me. But this bra is so me no bra can possibly me more me than this.
This review is for the cream-coloured "Betty Rocks" bra (british-theme fabric) in 28E. I also have a review for the Betty in red floral in 28F.
Me: tall roots reaching collarbone, very close-set (touching), average to narrow width, shallow, rounded, splayed east-west, FOT or even, centre-full horizontally, high set, short torso, broad shoulders, 26" snug UB and 34" leaning bust. Size 28E-F or 26F-FF.
Wow, this bra is shallow! Ladies who are wider and shallower should asap try out tutti rouge's moulded bras, especially this model. I thiiiiink I am shallow, but this small and shallow in the cups for me, I get extreme quad boob. There is no way ...I will wear this but I may keep it just in case I lose the weight i've gained in cup size in the past few months because the fabric pattern is so adorable. This band seems true to size. I also have this in a red floral 28F and the depth is more right for me, but it's a little too wide. Also in that version the band is a whole inch or so shorter, almost near a 26 band, which is odd and inconsistent (but works for me).
TL;DR: I recommend this bra to breasts than lean toward the shallower, wider, even to FOT end of the spectrum. Read more 109 more words
With the Betty, Tutti Rouge has come up with another bra that suits my shape but which I do not care for the look of. The fabric is about the color of french vanilla yogurt, with pink and blue poppies on it. There is lace both on the bottom of the cups and on the top of the cups. It is worth noting that the lace on the top is not meant to lay over the cup but to go above it, and on me it did not lie flat but bent down in a few places as if it should ...lie on top of the cup. It could be visible under thin clothing because of this.
Rather than having seams running all the way up the cup, the fabric is pleated toward the bottom of the cup. They've done a good job with making the seams lie flat and I really like the look of the gathered fabric. It also makes the pattern on the top part of the cup more regular.
The bra is lined and the inner fabric does have one vertical seam which does not align with the gathering on the outer fabric and which is not visible from the outside.
The straps are half adjustable and I am able to wear them doubled up about 1/3 of the length. They used the same heart-shaped slider as on the Liliana.
The back closure has three hooks and three rows of hooks. I typically wear either a 34 or a 36 and I found the 34 to be comfortable on the loosest hook.
As far as the cups go, this is the same size as I ordered in the Liliana (and my usual cup size for a 34 band) and both fit me, but these cups are much deeper. Women who had to size up in the Liliana because of the depth will probably be fine in their normal cup size in the Betty.
The wires aren't quite high enough to keep me completely scooped in near the armpit, and I think they are a little bit wide for me as I have some wrinkling on the outside of the cup, but all in all this is a pretty good fit for me. The shape is fairly round and slightly flattened: pretty much a purple.
Update Nov 22 2013:
I've been wearing this bra once a week since it was purchased. It has grown on me. I like the cakes on a plate look that it gives, although if I purchase the style again I will go up a cup size as it is clearly too small for me when I am having my period. It is close to being too small the rest of the time. It's an extremely comfortable bra. I am still wearing it on the loosest hook.
A very pretty and comfortable bra, but the half adjustable straps are a problem. When worn racer back, cups are filled to the brim, and I get very slight orange-in-a-glass effect on my bigger boob. Please read my full review for more info!
Not my favourite print. It was titled Ivory and is described as having a 'Brighton Rock' print but is actually pale pink. The wires are pretty wide, too wide for me, yet the rest of the cup appears to fit in this size I think. Where the three seams of the outer fabric meet at the bottom of the cup, it centres more towards the gore side rather than the middle of the cup contributing to the fact the wires look too wide but just on the outside. It's quite difficult to explain but I've tried to show it in the pictures. It doesn't make it uncomfortable to ...wear and the strange shape isn't very obvious under clothes but it just seems a little to me. Perhaps it's actually too big but showing as a false fit on me? I don't have much experience on Tutti Rouge bras. The shorts are quite comfortable, maybe on the small side in a size small. I'm usually between around a size 8 due to my 36 inch hips but anything from size 6-10(UK) have fitted in other brands as my waist is closer to a 6. They are flattering over the bum as there is no seam so no VPL but the elastic at the top is quite tight and digs in a little. Read more 113 more words
I altered this bra slightly to get a perfect fit, I took in the cups and straps by .5 inches and 2 inches respectively. The fit is now spot on, I can still adjust the straps if necessary, and now I don't get any gapping on my smaller side. I find this bra is still super comfortable as well as being attractive. I quite love Tutti Rouge bras! It's rather funny how little the alterations are visible in the photographs!
This bra is so comfortable that it's unbelievable. Materials are very soft even the lace. The center gore is a little too high for my liking (I'm used to wear plunge bras) but it doesn't bother me as it's not scratchy. Straps adjust only halfway which might be a problem for someone. Band feels nice and firm but not too loose or tight. Very nice bra it's my new favourite <3
This is a really lovely bra! I absolutely adore all the details that Tutti Rouge put into their bras and so I had to try this one. Unfortunately, the gore on this bra is simply too tall for me. Even after altering the gore's height and width, it is uncomfortable for my touching roots. It would suit someone who has a little bit of space between their breasts better. Cups are fairly shallow, but not the most shallow ever. They are super silky and lovely.
Too big in the band, which rode up on my back. The wires were comfortable and accommodated my rather wide breasts well, however I’m less full (read deflated) on top and just couldn’t fill it. There was significant gaping which I can live with in a stretch lace, but the Betty just doesn’t work for me sadly.