Time for another lingerie review! I was in Farmers the other day trying to find some new lingerie (I haven’t purchased any for several months). I was mainly looking in the clearance section to see if there was any Dita Von Teese I might have missed. I suddenly thought ‘I should try something new and different’. So I scuttled my way to the other end of the lingerie department to the Triumph section, full of beige and white (not my thing) Granny style underwear (very much my thing).
After a little while of browsing I settled on buying the Triumph Poesie Support Bra in Beige and the matching Triumph Cotton and Lace Full Brief in Beige. I was drawn to these as I could see the bra had a pointed cup shape, rather than the modern rounded shape, and do I really need to explain the high-waisted briefs?
*If you see some lines from my clothing it’s because I took these pictures after a full work day.
This bra starts at a 12B and goes up to a 24DD. There are no A cups and only go up to a maximum of DD in back sizes. I am usually a 10D sand I ended up purchasing it in a size 14B and taking in the wings as there was no 12C available at the time.
I find the cups fit really well for me. They are made with a non stretch lace with a sheer non-stretch lining so they do not lose or change shape. At the bottom of each cup there is also a soft – almost felt piece which helps to lift and support each breast. The cups are also separate and have a non-stretch frame that they sit in.
If it looks at all scratchy – it isn’t. I’m actually finding this bra my most comfortable at the moment, as I’m really noticing the wires in my regulars. This bra is seriously comfortable, I’ve had no digging in of anything and the lack of wires means I can sit in odd positions and still be comfy.
I actually took the sides in really lazily, I just did a row of black stitching and left the excess fabric in. At some point I may re-do it properly by moving the elastics round so there’s no break. You can also see the gorgeous cup shape in these pictures!
As you can see taking in the sides has meant the straps are very close to the underarms. I don’t notice it too badly, but if you need to have a bra taken in it’s best to be only 1 sister size away. The straps are also attached closer to the center on the front than regular bras which stops them slipping off my shoulders.
I think this bra is nice and looks really sweet. It has a very true vintage look which I adore! The colour is described as ‘beige’ but I think it’s actually better described as a very pale peach. It has quite pink undertones and isn’t as harsh as I find a lot of beige to be.
Also I am obsessed with the cup shape. This is my IDEAL shape. I find the rounded shape to be really boring and this makes my vintage clothes fit better. It’s also not super pointed, I think it’s very natural and subtle under regular clothing.
The briefs look really long in person, but when I tried them on I found they actually did not reach my natural waist! It was a total surprise! I’m still happy with them though, the non lace parts are 100% cotton which makes them suuuper comfy. Also it’s summer at the moment here and I’ve found them great for combating the heat.
Here’s a silly picture of my showing off the points!
The bra costs $54.95 and the brief $15.95, so I think this is a great way to try out vintage style lingerie for a cheaper price. I wish this was available in black but unfortunately only few of Triumph’s styles come in it. I find this bra to be super comfortable and the briefs are too. Ideally you would buy your regular size but as they don’t do larger cups or smaller backs you may have to go for a sister size.
Hope you enjoyed this post! I know I enjoy the lingerie!