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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band71.0
Band Length64.0
Stretch ratio1.1
Cup width13.4
Cup depth25.3
Depth ratio1.9
Wire length22.0
Cup height16.0
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.2
Wing height9.5
Strap width1.5
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My shape: close set, center full, full on bottom, average/narrow width roots, tall shallow roots, soft tissue.

I've been meaning to write this review for a long time, and I must say, the more times I wear this bra, the more I like it. This bra was recommended to me here on Bratabase and I'm glad I could get it.

The cup is a three part cup with one vertical seam and one horizontal seam. The stretch lace up top is accommodating and fits me well throughout the month as my breasts fluctuate in size. The top seam doesn't cut in either which is nice. I get a small wrinkle on the side with this bra (on my the right side which is smaller) but this doesn't bother me. I tried the 32F size and it gave me a lot more wrinkles both on the side and at the top of the stretch lace. The wires okay, a little bit flexible, but not too much. Definitely not as hard as Panache bras!

It gives me a more natural shape, which I have come to love. It's definitely not as rounded as some of the other bras I have, but I still feel uplifted in it. This bra stays put in my IMF pretty much all day so it gives me great support.

The gore width is a little larger than I'd like, if it had overlapping gores if would be perfect. I sort of push my center tissue out into the cup so the gore can tack and lay flat. The gore height is okay (around 2.8" or ~7cm).

About the band, it is pretty firm! I had trouble in the beginning getting used to it. It has a firm elastic running its entire length and I couldn't get the band to stretch a lot for the measurements. The stretched band measurements for the four 32 bras I tried were 28", 28.3", 29.3" and 29.5" (around 71-75 cm). The 30 band size I tried also stretched to 28". So all the bras I tried definitely ran a bit small in the band.

The straps are nice and firm and adjust nicely. They can go super short or long and are fully adjustable.

About its overall look, there's nothing really special about it. It's just a nice regular bra, no fancy embroidery or patterns. It has more of a practical and functional look in the sense that it only has three little bows adorning it. It would be nice to see this bra made in some nice patterns, maybe even another type of fabric. Overall, this was a bra win for me!

Navy/Wine colorway

Updated on May 28, 2019 Flag this

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  • 3

    Sometimes, the "nice, regular" bras are the best bras...they serve and serve and because they fit so well, they make us feel the best! Celebrate the win. It looks great on you.

  • 2

    I agree. I actually really love the Ellace aesthetic.

  • 1

    Thank you ladies! AprilGoulding Calluna You both have helped me so much in my bra quest, I appreciate it. ❤️

  • 3

    braluv, I think this is the most complete and thoroughly written bra review I've ever read! :) Totally descriptive. Nothing's been left out! You are a very good writter!

  • 1

    Thank you DarianaWheeland That’s so nice of you to say! I’ve been learning more about how to write these by reading everyone else’s reviews here! 🙂

  • 2

    Thank you DarianaWheeland That’s so nice of you to say! I’ve been learning more about how to write these by reading everyone else’s reviews here! 🙂

  • We seem to have a lot of similarities (full on bottom but tall roots). I'm waiting on a prime wardrobe order that includes this bra and I can't wait to try it!

  • Bootyfoots I hope you like it! Curvy Kate also has a new model, it's called the "Top Spot" that's supposed to be like the Ellace too. This one:

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Fit information

On Oct 2019 View measurements

Great fit and support! Some wrinkles in the top lace.

Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it

On Feb 2019 It fit her! View measurements

Great fit and support!

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