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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band80.0
Band Length59.7
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width12.4
Cup depth20.3
Depth ratio1.6
Wire length19.7
Cup height13.3
Cup separation2.2
Gore height7.0
Wing height8.3
Strap width1.6
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Cups are smaller than my other 30DD in Crimson (I was banking on it being smaller since it's darker and dark dye usually means smaller) but damn are the wings stretchy!! Even worse than my other! It's WAY too big right off the bat, you can see wrinkling cup fabric under my arms since the underwires didn't spring. Being big to being with, and having super duper stretchy wings (what is with the one layer of weak mesh??), and stiff wires, it takes a LOT to get the wires to spring.

Cups are great accept that the lace is looser than the lower cup portions, but then the top elastic is tight, so it creates an in-cup quad effect when first scoop and swooped, but then the top cup edge slides down within a couple seconds of movement, causing it to create a bubble.

I love the style even though the wires are a bit too wide even not being sprung, but I definitely knew sizing down in cup would be disastrous as I've already tried that, and by some fluke it was $14.89 on Amazon Prime (now it's $72???) so I took a chance. Ideally I'd want to try this in a 28E, but it's $54.95 which is a HUGE price difference. I need to just bunker down and sew some freaking black powermesh onto the wings, and it will all be good!! Also might remove the narrow elastic along the top of the lace. What's the point of stretch lace if you're going to have tight elastic along the top edge??

If they could create a slightly narrower-wired version of this bra, with actual powermesh as the wings, and didn't tighten the top edge of the cup, it would be the perfect bra for me. If anyone knows of one matching this description, let me know." alt=":)" />

Update after a full day of wearing: the wires are too wide, so my boobs settle into the armpits, and the cups end up puffy and empty in the upper part of the cup throughout the day." alt=":(" /> It's obvious under tight or thin or clingy shirts, and I continually feel the need to readjust. This bra might have to be a large project: add powermesh to wings, adjust armpit elastic, put in narrower wires, and maybe have to take out some center cup depth. We'll see.

Black/Champaign colorway

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    I have wrinkles at the strap/side of the cups as well. I think it's some kind of flaw because my 30Es are both tight (28.5" stretched) which is right around my snug ub measurement. As for the bit of ribbon on the lace, I completely agree and have toyed around with removing it. I think that it's there to make the stretch lace cups appear more closed in. Your assessment of the flaws is exactly the same as mine and yet I love the bran and plan to try a few sister sizes.

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    Interesting that this fits so different from your Crimson red one in the same size. Black and Champagne was the first version from AW 2015. Maybe they fixed a few things in later colorways.

    Also agree with Calluna that the wide wires are probably a flaw. I have wide set boobs and get the same wrinkling on the sides in both my 28F ( less, but the wires are distorted) and 30F ( You see this on so many girls.

    If you are planning a big surgery on this thing anyway, you could try to shorten the elastic between the straps and the band a bit, although I'm too afraid to do it on mine.

  • Calluna aboobaccount
    Thanks for the input! It's good to know it's the original design. They must have made the armpit curve too large or deep or something, or didn't pull the armpit elastic tight enough in the older style. Yes I could try shortening it, oh boy, haha.
    I do know that in my crimson I didn't like that the underwires seem a lot shorter than the channels and I always had to push them away from the center so I wouldn't get gaping at the side. (and also prevent painful gore digging) This one seems to have slightly longer wires, and a more U shape and more stiff, which is also contributing to them not wanting to spring. I'll have to hold the bras together to compare!

  • Slava-Zone check out my reviews for both Ellaces and the Florence bras. I get the wrinkles on both sides and all three bras (though I returned the Florence). In the Ellaces and Florence bras, I thought that maybe it was because I'm center full and the sides are a little bit empty as a result, or the tension of the band is tighter on the bottom than top go accommodate a v shape torso, but a user on one of the reviews said that she has a v shape torso and it still wrinkles. So I can only see it as a design flaw.

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Fit information

On Feb 2019 It fit her! View measurements

I don't understand, fits nearly perfectly now?? Band on middle hook

On Dec 2018 View measurements

Will alter band

Top of the cup:
Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
Band fit:
The band is definitely too big
Cup's width:
There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)

On Jul 2018 View measurements

Will alter band

Top of the cup:
Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
Band fit:
The band is definitely too big
Cup's width:
There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)

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