First putting on this bra it felt tight. A bit more sturdy perhaps than my previous bras. I wore this bra around the house for about an hour and found that the tightness loosened a bit and it felt still firm but I'm unsure if it would be comfortable long-term. Then I came to a new problem - the straps. They are too rough on the edges and left marks on my near my under arm crease where my arm meets my chest.
For reference, I consider myself extremely short rooted, projected, narrow, and even fullness (although my roots are so short I'm functionally FOB). My tissue is somewhat soft due to breastfeeding.
I had SUCH high hopes for Ellace! All the reviews sounded like it would be awesome for my shape. Alas, it was not meant to be.
First, the good- - The thick sturdy elastic around the bottom of the band is amazing! It was great for comfort, and the contrasting color was a nice touch too. -Nice rounded shape -Very comfortable in general -I tried this bra in 2 cup sizes, and saw no huge difference (I had to keep ...checking which was which!), so the stretch lace allows some wiggle room for the perfect fit or if your breast size fluctuates
Now, the not so good- -Band was waaaaay too big! This was brand new and I put it straight on the tightest hooks. I would definitely need a 32 in this one. -The stretch lace seems to be much more elastic than the cup mesh. For me, this was a recipe for in-cup quadding on my larger side unless I positioned my boob very carefully. -I'm not sure why they put an extra piece of elastic along the top of the cup. It seems like this might cause issues for ladies that are full on top. -In both sizes I tried on, there was a significant amount of wrinkling in the stretch lace on my smaller side. Putting the band on the tightest hooks helped with this somewhat. -there was very minor wrinkling at the bottom of the cups. I could overlook it if this were the only issue. - The wires were too wide for me. This was not helped when I had to put the band on the tightest hooks, but I also had wrinkling at the top of the band on both sides of the underwire in the underarm area... Just a strange fit. - The cups were a little too tall, which probably contributed to the wrinkling at the top of the cup on my smaller side. It also meant that the wide-set straps were all the way in my armpits, making for a very uncomfortable bra. -the gore tacked, but it kept twisting. Not the worst issue, but annoying.
I think for this bra to work for me, I would need to try a 32 band, but no clue about cup since both the 34G and 34GG seem to fit exactly the same. I'd also need a longer torso. Read more 316 more words
While this bra isn't a perfect fit, it is worlds better than the 5 year old Bravado Body Silk bras I had been wearing. It has shorter cups and narrower wires than other British bras so it is more accommodating of my short roots and center fullness. The gore doesn't quite tack, but it isn't uncomfortable. There's also a little bit of wrinkling on the bottom of the right cup which is my slightly smaller side. Once I got used to wearing my first underwire in a long time I found it rather comfortable.
Things I like: - Even though its not molded it doesn't show a lot under tight clothes (some stitches still show however) - It is VERY projected
Things I didn't like: - Its tight! If I were it for more than 6 hours i get indents in my skin pretty much in every place the bra sits - It is very painful where it sits on my ribs (between my boob and my arm pit) - Its ugly The bottom fabric folds up under the underwire
So far I find this the most comfortable of six bras purchased after a recent Bravissimo fitting most likely due to the three-hook fastening and relatively wide straps. Straps still dig in a little at shoulders and top of armpits where the straps meet the band - I may adjust further. In terms of cup size/shape it is a fairly good fit to my larger breast with only slight gathering at the outer cup and very minimal cut in across the top edge when I swoop and scoop. With the smaller breast there is more noticeable gathering at the top of the cup where it meets the strap. Aesthetically this looks nice and gives a nice rounded shape under a tight t-shirt. May update after I have worn this bra longer.
This is my first Curvy Kate bra. I was hoping for a great fit after many reviews that Ellace is good for narrow roots. This particular bra's cups, though, are too small for me. I like the way the band fits and like the way the bra looks. The gore is too short for me (very soft tissue). I have in-bra quad where the lace starts and also top edge quad where the lace is too snug (or too short for my breasts). I do like the bra so may try it in one cup larger (if the gore is taller in that cup size).