My quest for a sleep bra: Royce Sadie

I have reviewed the Royce Sadie in one of my earlier posts but wanted to try it again in a smaller band and bigger cups.  I found this bra available on Bravissimo, which is a great place to find large cup bras.

Image courtesy of Bravissimo

The Sadie is also available as a nursing bra on Bravissimo.

So, to recap, the things I am looking for from a sleep bra are comfort, separation, support and shape.  So far I have come close with the Triumph Doreen but their sizing does not go small enough in the band and large enough in the cup for me.

The Sadie I tried was a 34K:

The cups on the Sadie are made from a faintly spotted poly cotton fabric, which contains X-Static.  This component is designed to give the best performance and comfort for the fabric by eliminating odour and static, regulating temperature and having an antibacterial effect.  The tops of the cups are edged in a pretty white and black lace, which I am guessing must be made with cotton as it is so soft and not at all scratchy.

The fit was so much better than the 36H I tried previously.  The cups were, of course, more generous and therefore gave me better shape.  The band was tighter and provided more support and because of this I found the straps more comfortable.  Interestingly, I had found the Royce bras I tried on last time very difficult to put on; this one was a breeze!

However, this was still not the perfect bra for me.  The tops of the cups cut into my breast tissue, creating a slight quadraboob, and I felt there was not enough separation between the cups.  This meant that my breasts were touching in the middle and I am sure that would lead to a sweaty cleavage at night – not nice!  I felt like I wanted to adjust my boobs all the time.

The straps are not fully adjustable and in fact don’t even adjust by half.  This was a problem for me as I wanted to make them shorter but there was no way to do that.  The band is very stretchy, but feels like it would not stretch with wear, and fastens with four rows of three hooks.

I feel that Royce bras are excellent quality but again I am finding a problem with cups being too shallow for me.  Had the cups been deeper, I would not have had such a problem with breast separation and therefore think I would have been more likely to keep this bra.

You can read my other reviews of the soft cup bras I’ve tried here:

A range of non-wired bras from Fashion World

Panache Sophie Non-Wired Bra 

Emma Jane Non-Wired Maternity Bra 

Triumph Doreen Non-Wired Bra 

Royce Impact Free Non-Wired Sports Bra 

Royce Charlotte Non-Wired Bra

Royce Jasmine Nursing Bra

Bravissimo Inspire Sports Bra

And there’s more to come soon so stay tuned!



  1. Moisture Management
    25 April 2012 / 04:28

    Hey, I just hopped over to your site via Stumbleupon. Not somthing I would normally read, but I liked your thoughts none the less. Thanks for making something worth reading.

    • CurvyWordy
      25 April 2012 / 23:29

      Thanks so much! Always lovely to get new readers 🙂

  2. Em. x.
    25 April 2012 / 13:57

    Really love this post. I would also like a sleep bra and am excited to read more on your quest. I see Elomi have just popped a new soft cup on Simply Be and I am truly loving Elomi right now, so maybe I'll try that. In any case – really enjoying these posts.

    • CurvyWordy
      25 April 2012 / 23:30

      Thanks Em 🙂 I am impressed by Elomi too so will check out their soft cups and see if they are available in my size.

    • Anonymous
      14 April 2013 / 14:41

      Ah the bra I was talking about in my post below was indeed the elomi which I wore forever but not in the correct size. I believe I wore a H or J and now wear a K.

  3. Sarah
    26 April 2012 / 01:36

    You got a much better shape in this than I did; it looks heaps better on you! This one made my breasts literally point down with such a bizarre look to them. Both Royce and Panache soft cups are such nice quality but in the bigger cup sizes they really are much too shallow, such a bummer. Thanks for your review!

    • CurvyWordy
      26 April 2012 / 18:36

      Thanks Sarah! However I think the pics look better than the reality somehow and I really did not think this bra looked right on me. I know what you mean about the pointing down thing – really odd. Let's hope a manufacturer will make us some deeper cupped soft bras soon!

  4. Anonymous
    14 April 2013 / 14:40

    I being 7 months pregnant was thinking about ordering this or the charlotte in soft cup and nursing. I have had soft cup in the past but never found one that didn't make my boobs touch and sweat or fully adjustable. Seems to be an issue with soft cups. I am convinced they will get it right someday. I will probably end up trying these or similar ones anyway becausd my underwire bras are too uncomfortable now anyway but I love the posts especially as I wore a 30k in panache (a bit tightly but impossible right now). I also wore a 32k in the same bra. Any suggestions on sizing here? I was thinking of trying the 32 or 34k to try and get a slightly deeper cup. The panache bras I was referring to are the Tango II and tango luxe line.

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