Bra Review - Empreinte Melody Full Cup Bra (0786)

The Empreinte Melody Full Cup is a luxurious, elegant and stylish bra that is perfect for everyday wear. Empreinte is well known in Europe for specialising in large cup lingerie and is becoming increasingly popular in Australia. Empreinte has been producing bras for over 60 years, and the beautiful Melody is their signature style.


8-14 D-G, 16-18 D-F

Colours Available:

  • Ongoing colours are Black, Caramel and Ivory.
  • Seasonable fashion colours are also available.

Best features

Customers often request seam-free T-shirt bras without foam padding, and Melody ticks those boxes. The cups are made from a semi-sheer moulded floral lace that gives a subtle and natural uplifted shape. We also love the comfort features of this bra - the padded straps on some bras can look frumpy, but Melody carries them with style. The band is also broader than most, giving a smooth line across the back. The cup sizing is also generous, often finding that a G cup can accommodate someone wearing a GG in other styles. We recommend trying the smaller cup size if you are in-between sizes.

What customers like

  • Bandless - perfect for short-waisted women where bulky bands can dig in and cause discomfort.
  • The smooth, rounded cup still offers forward projection and a narrow silhouette.
  • Padded straps - the wide straps are centrally positioned on the shoulders and lightly padded for comfort.
  • Side boning - Melody has a small piece of boning on the sides to hold the bra flush against the skin.

What customers dislike

  • Straps have a shortened adjustability length due to the padding. However, they also have low elasticity, not stretching further over time. 
  • Some women can find that the moulded lace cup can be a little scratchy, but this softens after wearing and washing.
  • Sheer cup - the cup is not revealing, but not everyone is comfortable with the sheerness.
  • The Empreinte Melody can fit a little loose across the band. However, Empreinte bras do not stretch nearly as quickly as other brands.

Percentage of women this bra will work on 75% 

As Empreinte is a European brand, you might find their cup sizing a little different as they don't produce DD, FF or GG cups - if one of these is your regular cup size, we would usually recommend that you choose the D, F or G cup for the best fit. If you're within the size range, give the Melody a try. You might just find your new favourite bra!

Overall score 8/10

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