A Special Bra Fit
The Empreinte lingerie company got its start creating girdles for the women of Europe. They have continued to redefine themselves and refine their lingerie offerings, remaining a frontrunner in the lingerie world. Empreinte is known for their beautiful, high fashion, full figured plus size bras. In an Empreinte bra, women find a perfect fit and unmatched quality.
Empreinte specializes in large cup sizes and understand women's many unique body shapes, needs and concerns. With each new collection, Empreinte creates a variety of full figure styles and shapes to accommodate all types of large busted women. Each piece of an Empreinte bra is custom designed, engineered and tested to deliver the highest quality product. Here is a fascinating breakdown of each part of an Empreinte bra.
Cups: Empreinte designs its bra cups with fabrics that have no elastine thread: primarily tulle, lace or special microfiber. These fabric choices retain their shape, even with repeat and continued wear. The fabrics' non-stretch qualities keep women's breasts supported and in place. An added benefit is the beauty of these fabric selections. Tulle and lace construction is very sexy, often appearing sheer and decorative.
Underwire: Empreinte uses a full, closed underwire in the underside of the bra cups. Many lingerie companies use thin underwires and do insert a full circle underwire. Empreinte uses thick underwires which keeps the wire from twisting. Empreinte underwires lay flat and secure, conforming to the natural curvature of a woman’s body. A full underwire accentuates the shape of the breasts, keeping them separated and centered. A full undewire creates a beautiful, allover slimming effect.
Back band: Empreinte extensively researches fabric types to properly design their lingerie. Their current back band fabric choice has fantastic fitting qualities. The industry standard for back band elasticity is 140% stretch, while Empreinte’s back band elasticity is only 100%. This ensures that the back band reverts to its original shape and does not over stretch after extensive wear. Empreinte back bands pull from the front to back to properly lift and support the weight of the breasts.
Straps: Different from many lingerie brands, Empreinte bra shoulder straps have very limited elasticity. Empreinte shoulder straps only stretch to 30%- the standard strap elasticity is 50%. The bra straps attach centrally to the back band and create a perfect balance of the breasts on the body. Empreinte calls this unique construction a “Chimney Strap”. Empreinte increases a bra's strap width in relation to its cup size- this ensures the straps do not dig into a woman’s shoulders, regardless of their bra size. Empreinte's elasticity details guarantee a longer life for their high quality bras. The less stretch in a bra's composition, the longer the bra will stay intact and true to size.