Today is the last post on the A/W21 Curve Expo. This time, I’m sharing with you all the upcoming offerings from French brand Empreinte. For the autumn/winter season, Empreinte will feature velvet, lace, and rich autumnal colors.
Remember that French brands use single letters, are known for very deep cups, and don’t necessarily have the same volume differences from one cup size to the next as you would find with British brands.
Empreinte is known for sumptuous, high-quality materials and attention to fit, with prices that start around $150 US. Most of the bras go up to a French G cup, occasionally H.
First up is new style, “Swan.” Its stylized feather motif is inspired by Art Deco, and the cups combine sparkling lurex embroidery with lace. The underwire full-cup bra in Plume (seen here) comes in sizes 32-46, up to G cups. Swan will be available in August.
Swan also comes in a seamless padded plunge bra (seen here in black) in sizes 30-40, up to F cups. Again, coming in August.
“Ellen” is another new style, this time inspired by vintage embroidery. A sheer base is topped with floral embroidery and velvet trim on the straps and wires. Ellen comes in dark chocolate, cream, and a deep purple (seen here). The underwire balconette bra (pictured here) comes in 30-42, up to G cups, while the full-cu bra comes in 32-46, up to G. Arriving in July.
Next is “Cassiopée,” Empreinte’s best-selling model. The new color is a stunning tangerine color, so perfect for fall. The underwire seamless bra (seen here) and the molded spacer bra with smooth cup snd embroidered band both come in sizes 30-42, up to G. Available in June.
Cassiopée is also being released in a limited edition “Celebration” colorway in May. In honor of the brand’s 75th anniversary, this reinvented icon is crafted of an ivory lace base with two-tone peach embroidered flowers and tiny pearls.
“Allure” is a new seamless style with a sport-chic look reflected in its elastic trim. I was told that its leaver’s lace is the most delicate in the world, made on a 200-year-old loom, yet offers uncompromised support. The ruby underwire seamless bra comes in sizes 30-40, up to G cups. It will arrive in July.
Next we have “Louise,” a more heavily embroidered option in a dark shade of blue that’s almost purple. The balconette bra seen here comes in sizes 30-40, up to G, while the full-cup option comes in 32-46, up to G. Coming in June.
Finally, we come to my favorite of the season, “Thalia,” in a stunning teal-ish Cypress color. I love that the bold embroidery of the cup edge carries through to the straps and band. It’s also made of microfiber jacquard that sounds soft and comfy. It’s also the most size-inclusive design, with the balconette version seen here in size 30-42, up to H cups, and the full-cup bra in 32-48, up to H. Thalia arrives in August.