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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band73.0
Band Length58.4
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width13.0
Cup depth24.4
Depth ratio1.9
Wire length24.1
Cup height16.5
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.1
Wing height9.9
Strap width1.5
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Not a lot to say about this one. I’ve had this bra in a 30E in the crimson and latte and they were borderline small at the time, both in band and cups. I’d wanted to try it in a larger size for a while but never sure about the size I should try. This 30F comes from a swap, so it was perfect.

For aesthetics, like my other reviews, I really like the look of this bra. It’s a light mesh with stretch lace on top. It’s a bit of a looser weave of stretch lace so it’s very stretchy, but it’s too stretchy because my soft tissue in cup quads in this bra. The lower band is a thicker elastic which makes the band feel a bit looser on top than the bottom, and snugger in general.

From a fit perspective, it’s a bit roomier in the cups for me and I fill them up better. My small side gapes some and the stretch lace wrinkles a bit. Slight in cup quadding as mentioned above due to my softer tissue being less contained in the lace portion than the tulle/mesh portion of the cups. Straps are almost too short for me and I have to let them out a fair bit, which is not common for me. Cups feel as projected at the wire as the other ones but I almost feel like I’m not getting quite as nice a shape. Wire width seems ok for my narrowish roots and cups are borderline tall for me as I have functionally short roots. This is mostly a problem with the strap connectors but it’s a pretty common problem I have with a lot of bras. And as mentioned above, it is a snug band. I’m able to wear it without my extender but it’s definitely more comfortable with. I could probably do a 32 in this. In fact, it’s pretty consistent...all but one of the Curvy Kate bras I’ve had have a bit tight in the 30 and I could probably do with sizing up.

It’s still a lovely bra, but after a year with Polish bras, I am feeling slightly underwhelmed and less in love with Ellace as I once was.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2019 Flag this

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  • Looks like it's doing the job ;) I men, despite the upper/lower band disymetry.

    Sometimes I wonder on the opportunity to re-introduce a third "mid band" to provide more momentum and smoother sides.

    Long ago I remember models with shorter & deeper wings of non-stretch material.

    With firm bones somewhere at shoulder blade level and X (crossed) elastic bands forming the closure from there.

    They were very prized since the average seamstress was able to substitute elastics with fresh ones when they got "tired".

    Those often had a wide thin non-stretch mid-band.

    I guess those were German Naturana's.

  • What a bummer that you're not as pleased with this bra now! For what it's worth, it looks lovely on you and on your pictures. The shape is definitely more natural and so different from the Polish look. This color seems to work very well for you as a nude too which is great.

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    Thanks femineaaeterna and braluv.

    I still think it’s good. I think it’s maybe been so long since I have had it that I have had a change of heart on it. But maybe a different colour would bring my interests back. Maybe a 32E next time. I’m still interested in the black and champagne one and my crimson is a gorgeous colour, just too small.

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Fit information

On Aug 2019 It fit her! View measurements

Band is borderline too snug and feels better with a row of hooks from my extender; some minor in cup quadding

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