When purchased, this bra fit fairly well but the gore did not lie completely flat against the breastbone although this appeared as if it might be due to wire shape, because pushing the bra flat did not cause bulging on the top. The top scallop also stands away from the breast which makes it sometimes look a little big in the cup, but this is probably due to not much elastic. It is not as nice as the Elomi Cleo.
Within one month of purchase (after about 6 wearings), I noticed that the bra was very uncomfortable and required adjustment several times through the day. ...It felt as if the wire was being twisted within the channel, and the cloth of the channel wasn't lying flat. I also felt as though the wire near the armpit was being pulled out of shape. I would put on the bra, take it off, try to adjust the wire channel, and repeat the process five or more times. Finally I could not endure wearing it any more and retired it.
Note: I am writing this review in January, 2013, several months after the bra was purchased. I have given my initial review and fitting comments based on my notes about the fit of the bra near the time of purchase. Since the bra was purchased, my breasts have grown and the bra no longer fits properly. Below are my comments on the current state of the bra:
This bra is very comfortable. It is fairly full coverage, with thick satiny opaque cups. It has a printed pattern on the cups and very pretty embroidery detailing along the top edge of the cup. The band is fine mesh, with thick, elastic edges. It gives a low, wide shape. The cup edges form a v shape in front, and make a fairly flat separated area.
The cup is actually 4-part, including the side support panel (my favorite feature of Elomi and Goddess bras). The cup extends below the band, with no band edge off the bottom of the cup.
As I expect from Elomi bras, if I could get this in 32K it would fit much better, I think. Although I'm not in love with the shape.
This bra is a great comfortable basic, as long as you get the right size. It does fit true to size. the centre gore is good and narrow if you have close together boobs, and it is bandless so it does not chafe underneath the breast area. It is well made however the seams do show under thin shirts.
This bra does not hold the girls centered or in their cups. The top of the cup allows part of the breast to work its way out and the fabric loosens. The wire stabs me under the arms on the sides of my ribs. The fabric that holds in the underwire has come apart and the underwire does not stay in place. It fits fine when you put it on but is no good after an hour. The band does not stretch too bad.
* Full cup bra with leotard back means that straps aren't too wide. * Fully adjustable straps. * Seamed cup for support. * Both seaming and lace are invisible under most fabrics. * Side support panel sends wide boobs toward the front. * 3-hook band spreads support over a wider surface area. * Material is sturdy (i.e., won't stretch out too fast) without feeling "industrial."
* Too loose even on tightest hook (though I am finding this a a recurring thing with my measurements, so I cannot fault the bra for this). * Very wide wires -- beyond the side support panel -- might sacrifice some shape and ...support, even though I fill out the material just fine. (Caveat: I do not find this uncomfortable at all.) * High sides + full coverage bra = it shows under tops cut lower in the neckline or under the arms. (Caveat: I have totally rocked the bra lace peeking out from under a cami like it belonged there. It was pretty enough to work.) * I fill out the top of the cup completely but have wrinkling in the bottom. I feel like going down a cup size would result in some serious quadding at the top of the bra. So I think maybe this bra is better for breasts that are fuller on bottom than mine are? Read more 117 more words
At first this bra would bug me on my left side. (pokey after a few hours of wear) However, after pushing the underwires as far up into the underarm part of the wire channel, this stopped being an issue. Seems like I should stitch them down so they don't ride back up into the center gore. Overall the bra fits great. The only thing I am not a fan of is the slight football shape it gives me. I have heard this can be a symptom of a slightly too small cup. This bra isn't near as cute in the larger size as the smaller ones pictured on the models. Though not perfect, it is a keeper!
*Edit* After purchasing a perfectly fitting cleo lucy in 38HH, I am fairly certain the cups are too small in this bra, hence the football shape. I may sell this one after all.
It's ok, for the most part. The lift is comfortable but not as flattering a silhouette as i'd like, and the cups and sides are high enough that i can't wear a fairly standard ribbed tank top without them showing. In the short run it's very comfortable, but by the end of the day the tip of the center gore was digging into my sternum hard enough to leave me still sore the day after (there's very little in the channel to soften that end). The straps are comfortable and stretchy if *very* wide. As an additional note, i *really* hate lace, and only barely tolerate this embroidery because it was one of the only bras i could find on short notice that i could deal with. In an ideal world, i'd love to see a version with a plunging neckline (rather than the full cup), a little more in the way of flattering lift, and no--that's *absolutely* *zero*--frilly stuff.