There’s something you should know about me: I almost never make impulse lingerie purchases. Do I occasionally make poor decisions? Perhaps. But I like to mull over them for 24-48 hours before making anything final. Why am I saying this? Because this Timpa bra was the epitome of an impulse purchase. I went into Journelle the other day, just to browse around and see what was new, and this bra was so amazing that I just had to buy it right then and there.
I mentioned in my article about bras for small busts that I had heard great things about Timpa, but never tried them myself. Lindsay, the blogger at That Je Ne Sais Quoi, has been raving to me about them for months and I mistakenly failed to try this bra out myself.
It’s really such a small, flimsy little thing if you look at it. But what’s amazing about it is the shape the stretch lace can give. It even creates very gentle cleavage! I tried the 32C and it fit like a glove– those who prefer a more full coverage look will want to go up a cup size as the cups stretch only just over the fullest part of the bust. I’ve been finding that 32-bands are making me happier nowadays, so I’ve gravitation towards 32C rather than 34B most often.
The only disadvantage I can find is that the cups are not quite thick enough to completely prevent your nipples from showing in tight fabric. I would probably choose to invest in some breast petals if I was planning to wear this bra in professional situations. The color is not quite as subtle as my Chantelle t-shirt bra, but it blends totally with my skin when on.
What I love about Timpa’s extremely simple construction is that it really feels like it’s highlighting me, the person underneath. Being small-busted, it’s sometimes hard to find bras that don’t try to ‘correct’ your bust size or shape with molded or padded cups and it means a lot to find a bra that showcases what you have. At $36, this bra makes sense to me as a basic, and it’s likely the one I’ll turn to when I need another easy, cute bra, that makes me feel amazing.
I originally was going to try the M in the briefs, but the shop assistant warned me that they run small– I ended up getting the large and even these are certainly not generous! They do feel about a US6-8 in size. The elastic on the leg openings is a touch tighter than I prefer– not so much that it’s uncomfortable, but if you’re sensitive about that area I would definitely avoid them.
I wore the set all day at work and I was so, so happy with it. Because the lace is only just across the middle of my bust, I was afraid my boobs might escape, but I needn’t have worried, as all was secure.
I would highly recommend you try Timpa if you are small busted and looking for a basic bra that still makes you feel gorgeous. Happily, it also comes in tons of colors, so I will likely keep adding to my collection!
I purchased this set from Journelle. All opinions my own.