This bra is a must try if you have back and/or shoulder problems!
For reference I wear a 36J in Panache, a 36JJ in Elomi, a 36HH in Freya Hero (not sure about other models).
This bra has saved me. I have a kind of arthritis in one of the joints of my collar bone that sometimes just cannot handle having ANY weight on my shoulders (like not even a heavy necklace). So when it get's bad, bras become a BIG problem.
I didn't think I would ever find anything strapless in my size that would actually hold up my boobs but this bra does! I was fitted in a store ...(Brava Woman in Sydney), which I don't usually do because I already know my size but I'm so glad I tried it because I would have never thought of trying a 42G.
I think I would be happier with a 38 or 40 for my rib cage but unfortunately I have a bit of a tummy and because this is a very long long-line I need to size up otherwise it's too tight further down. I find that with the 42 if I use the closest hooks on the top two rows then this makes it a bit tighter at the top. Because it's quite tight further down and because of the boning this bra still manages to hold my boobs up very well even with the larger back.
The bra does gape outwards from my chest in the cups, they are not empty gaping, I just feel like it needs to be pulled in at the back - this might be because I had to go up a few sizes as mentioned above. The gore sits away from my chest but this is a small price to pay to not be in pain and it is not uncomfortable in any way.
The shape is very pointed and retro, def not round, but it gives impressive cleavage for a strapless. The appearance is really elegant and high quality.
The boning does dig into my ribs a bit if I'm sitting and don't sit up straight, but I guess that's just good motivation to have good posture!
The lift is fantastic for a strapless bra. My breasts are very much lifted, no sag at all. I'm quite impressed with this as my boobs are large and heavy!
If you have back problems and need a strapless bra that is supportive to wear on days when you can't handle straps you should definitely consider trying this one - and don't be scared off if they don't have your size - experiment! I find that even with a much larger back size than normal (and smaller cup size) I still get great support.
Confortable, very good quality and support. The 36 band sizes is little too large for me and the M cup little too small. Nothing is perfect! However I must say that the Elila 1305 style bras is good for a lot of other reasons (strap, cushions, full cup…).
This is my new Elila 1505 in a 50N. I have a very narrow back but my bust is very large and heavy for my frame. This bra has a very deep 7" back with 7 rows of hooks so a lot of the load of my bust is spread across my back. Interesting as bra adverts only suggest it has 76 hooks! The 1" wide non stretch straps have extra wide pads that be adjusted to soften the load on my shoulders. The straps adjusters are strong plastic and easily adjustable but I'm hoping they stand the test of time. I'm familiar with the plastic strap adjuster on my old Elila 1305 that Elila solved by using metal adjusters. These adjusters do allow me to raise and lower my bustline with ease through. Only a few days use so far but looking good.
To my standards it's a superb fit - I feel great in it despite some minor wrinkles. And it's still adapting, run-in period so they might smooth in a couple of wears.
The first underwired bra that I manage to fully befriend. Actually the second since the best tacking gore was so far the one of a Miss Mary of Sweden sturdy power-slip. Others did sort of fit, mostly the dreaded BAFH (Boob Annihilator From Hell) minimizers.
Here, a completely different story. Is rocket science invoved in this design? Anyhow the engineering, materials and quality of this bra are above premium.
No-stretch kind of velvety to the touch straps can take ...even substantial over-tightening without discomfort. Don't fall, all elasticity is performed by the back portion.
Reassuringly hugging wings in perfect balance between band, cups, straps, clasp. Collapsing, cutting? Ridding up? No, that ain't happening. Just hugging with love and authority.
I like to wear my bras rather tight and this one came true sized well suitable for the purpose. Will maybe hook it tighter as it ages. Better check with Elila in case of sizing doubts. They know their business https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
I don't have enough letters on my keyboard to describe what happens in the cups. They're hungry, insatiable for boobs. All of my boobs, including endowement I was not aware to posses.
Three panels design, smooth pleasant microfiber material, sling on the inside, delicate embroidery lace to the outside.
Magnificent precision work. Deep. Sophisticated.
The run-in period allowed for 3 swoop&scoop sessions and even now I can sort of feel more breast tissue flowing in. Amazing.
It found the IMF and went into vertical take-off rocket booster mode as soon as the gore received it's convincing upwards adjusting pull.
A full authority bra that literally takes posession of boobs and achieves a significant volume performance.
We often talk projection, lift. All of that plus a very self assuring assertively harmonious volume. Not really pointy but still well projected though..
The rewarding presence of this bra is impossible to ignore. Compared to my past underwired cursus, the comfort is beyond luxury.
Bouncing is minimal, it stays put even when I reach topmost shelves.
Whatever bustlines I have seem small to accomodate all that boobage. Most of my otherwise airy rather loose slips cry for mercy.
No T-shirt is baggy enough.
My casual plain home-office dress revealed itself as weapon of mass seduction and proved it's field efficiency right after the very first deployement.
A super-bra, assertive, present, active ingredient to achieved self-assurance, does wonders even with east-west gone girls.
I like bras with authority over the emancipation of my boobs. Precisely what came out of the package. An Elila 1301, softcup with boned wings.
The 1301 borrows the band, wings, solid non-stretch straps and construction details of the absolutely great engineered boobs management device, the Elila 1303.
With some differences. The 1301 is made for smoother front appearance. Strap adjustment buckles are at the back and cups are of slippery smooth microfiber fabric with a slightly elastic sheer top panel.
The under-breast sling does not go to the strap anchor point as it does on the 1303.
This said, it feels and looks dramatically convincing, right from the box. Inviting, irresistible. ...Did I mention the to-die-for embroidery ?
I wear it unhooked a few minutes for preliminary straps check and most important of all, to allow the fabrics to warm-up, reach optimal elasticity and unfold from the flatness of the shipping.
And even then, with minimal convincing it shows to be very proficient at locating the IMF.
Good for me, helping hands offer assistance and shorten the hook-on process. Wow. Right.
It actually clicks on the IMF. Cups are high, carefully scoop and swoop a gogo.
I feel it stabilize, gently settle in place. It kind of comes to life, better wait a few hours, it might as well start to talk and say “Now I'm in charge, so you girls better behave !”.
Millimeter at a time, the cups aspire, literally, swallow my breasts with each movement. A delicious sensation as the slings joint the party and add a very rewarding gathering sensation.
Non-stretch wide straps ? Yes. Anytime. No slipping. No digging. No discomfort even if tightened beyond reasonable.
Yes but what is a reasonable bra setting for this bra ? Too loose doesn't really work. Kind of sloppy.
Too tight impairs projection. Very much too tight and the back might start to ride up. Yes might, that sturdy are the wings to keep things where they belong.
Mighty straps. All without digging in the shoulders or loose their flatness.
Experimentation shows that the best setting is when the entire bra begins to behave a bit like a brace, discretely promoting flat straight shoulders. An absolute delight.
Cups are smooth and somehow less “pointy” than their sister sheer lace ships of Elila 1303. Nevertheless, they spell projection with capital “P”. Oh Yes !
Even if the tit fairy had only the flavors shallow and east-west when she paid me a visit.
Deeper busts would certainly achieve a more uniform shape but who am I to complain about minor wrinkles? What this bra does is already far outside the reach of common tit-carriers.
A very assertive self confident bra. Walking and moving is like, “hey, I got them, so what's your problem with that ?”
Well suited for close fitting tops and even if the politically correct fashion police puts me on their heads-list, this achievement of bra engineering beauty deserves flashing.
Even far from a moral offense wardrobe incidents and sheer tops would stop traffic. Full bore boobs power baby !
A very good sturdy extremely pleasant to wear bra that does what it says. The kind one does not want take off even if mine seems to fit a bit on the tight side for this first try.
The chassis, wings, cup shape and slings work all day long and, even if I didn't take measures, I have the feeling that the projected volume of breast tissue had increased by evening time. Awesome ! Be it just an impression, it's a lovely one !
An extremely rewarding bra engineered for what bras should do best, cancel gravity and provide emotional and physical comfort.
And that's not all. Eventually time came to disrobe. Surprise ! The bra, this bra, won't fall by itself even when helping hands unhook it.
It holds the IMF line and the cups are designed so well that I had to slightly pull them to free my breasts.
Tomorrow is another day, another occasion to experience the hug of this bra. Looking forwards, any time! Read more 550 more words
with pad on strap chair color Envelope correctly the volume of my chest after back resumption of band length ! great interest of the front hooks https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> comfort it's good with high portage. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Size 44N or 46N not exist for this type with front hook https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":-(" />
I have a small frame and large breasts, size 40I. This is my "everyday" bra that lifts, shapes and supports the weight of my breasts. This bra gives me such a beautiful shape. . The inner foam sling in the cups gives great shaping to the breasts. The straps are wide, padded and do not cut into into my shoulders. I purchased five additional bras of this style plus I also own three of the front hook style of this bra. I hand wash my bras and line dry therefore they last a long time. I would recommend this bra to any full busted woman.
I am a size 40I and needed a comfortable firm support bra. I also been wearing the Elila Jacquard Back Hook bra for the past few years. I decided to try the Front Hook version. I find the Front Hook is much easier to put on and without the back hooks my clothes look much smoother. With the back support and lift that I get with this bra, my back and shoulder straps no longer pain me. Being small framed and top heavy (I seem to be just all out front) requires special 'assistance' daily. The wide straps give me shoulder comfort, the wide back and sides helps hold my bra in place. Also the firm cups with under cup support panels keeps me from sagging as the day goes on. I can now defy gravity and be comfortable all day.
This bra gives great support. In the N cup it has 5 rows (4 columns) of hooks at the back which means it is wide and helps take some of the weight of my hefty bust. The bra is available in 5 colours and has a nice shiny finish, The bra provides excellent coverage on my large boobs and small frame
Must go down a cup size and up a band size or two. Usually I wear a 40 or 42 in a I or J cup. Bra need a few day to get used to. I found after a few days, bra has fantastic support. Wide Straps and Back, no shoulder pain. Inner sling in cups give the support for large and heavy breasts.
Runs small, 40 band size stretches to a max of 40", which really squeezes. A little breathing room would be nice, and the material doesnt seem to stretch much over time either. Fabric is incredibly itchy and doesn't breathe at all. Overall a very suffocating bra. I will say though, it held up well through a few accidental trips through the laundry!
Fitter recommended this bra for me earlier this year. Was a new support style for large heavy breasts; Wide cushioned straps, sling in cups and 6 hook back. Really holds the "girls in and up", comfortable all day. Wide back is almost "Short Line" or 3/4 Longline Type Bra. I can wear with High Waist Shaper give a smooth line under Party Dress and Knit Dresses. When first purchase bra took a few day to get used to the coverage and support. Once used to this bra, very comfortable for daily wear.
Been wearing back hook version of this bra for over 10 year. Do not like fit of Front Hook, even though it is easy to put on. Wear occasionally when need a bra in Black. Give good support, but not that comfortable.
Purchased for holiday party wear. Great Support, no sway, flattens tummy, and hide back fat.. Very comfortable for longline bra, made my clothes fit better. Well made, embroidered cups are a nice touch! and I feel beautiful wearing this bra.
I bought all 3 colorways at the same time online but the band were all very tight. For whatever reason, they never stretched out to a comfortable fit and it taught me a lesson to never assume all bras will stretch the same way. The comfort level was good but there was a bit of quadding on my right side I don't have these anymore so I cannot provide any measurements.
The bra was bought for a very busty family member who has never in her life had a bra that fit. This bra was the closest I've ever seen though. The bras material isn't very soft, but there aren't any wires so she said it was comfortable.