The bra is comfortable and soft, but I really didn’t like the style on me. I’d recommend it for someone who wants comfort and full coverage but who doesn’t necessarily care about getting a stylish bra. I think it’s probably prettier in the purple color way.
I did not purchase this bra, but tried it on to help me narrow down my size. I tried on the 40H, 36HH, and started to try on the 36H, but it was so tight I had trouble getting it on (I put my bras on backwards and turn them then pull on the cups). It felt too tight to turn it, so ...I didn’t get to test the cup fit of the smaller size. This 36HH fit the closest, but it seems like either the cup is too big or the cut is wrong (probably both). I wanted to post a fit request, but didn’t have time to measure the bra and it looks like I can’t submit without measurements.
I put the bra back on fast to take a quick picture so I’m not sure if the band rolled the first time I put it on or if that was me rushing to get it back on for the picture.
I really wanted to try it on in the 38H, but the Nordstrom I went to was out of 38H in any style of bra in Elomi. I’m thinking either I needed to try on the 38H or maybe the 36H would've fit if I could actually get it on. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 155 more words
pros + very comfortable AND supportive + soft and smooth fabric + strong wires + padded wire channels + comes in pretty colors
cons - very very wide wires - band feels a bit loose, wearing it on tightest setting (I'd prefer a 32 band) - fabric comes up very high, no bra for low cut tops - gore is a bit wide... does float about 0.5cm away on top but that's because my boobs are very close set.
I really like this bra! It used to fit me best when I was carrying a few extra pounds. The band is a bit too big and there is some slight gaping on top where the ...cups meet the straps. The wires are like all Elomi wires much too wide on me! There is about 1.5-2cm empty fabric on the side. Despite those issues it's still a very supportive bra. It's also one of the most comfortable bras I've ever tried. It supports me when I am active but I can also take a nap in it without any discomfort. I could even use it as a sleep bra, I think. I barely feel the wires! The shoulder straps are wide and fully adjustable. The shape is okay, not pointy but also not very uplifted. It makes boobs look more wide from the front and less projected from the side.
Edit February 2014: I lost weight and this bra is now too big for me Read more 129 more words
This... is actually a bra I can run in. No, seriously. It has boob-un-jiggling support for my size, which is what I asked for when I went bra shopping. I have an active job, and although I love pretty frilly bras, I needed something I could bend over in, haul heavy things in, and not have to worry about tipping out the top of my bra, or jiggling in a distracting way.
I do not consider this a pretty bra. It's utilitarian, and it fits really well. I'd say the band is a little snug, but not to the point where it's uncomfortable. I should note that I'm ...somewhat fat, and have very small ribs with squishy fat over them, so if you're very firm under the bust, and your measurement is ~35.5m you wouldn't need a 34 band size.
The one con with this, is that the centre gore, where the wires end, can become uncomfortable by the end of the day. If this bra was about 1/2" lower, it would be perfect. I don't know why the "how it fits" section says it doesn't fit. It does! While it's not my favourite bra, it is perfect for what I require day-to-day.
*NOTE! I have "back fat". I prefer my bras to cover it in the back, as resting on it is VERY uncomfortable, so you'll notice that the band is not perfectly level. Read more 125 more words
Fits better @40:8 than @42:7 42F. The gore tacks really well, first time ever. Cups are wide enough for my breast tissue, also the first time with an underwire. I quad just a bit, not enough to go up to 40G (UK), my guess.
This bra give me a lot more support than I have had in a long time and fit well and reliably through my weight flux. The underwire never started to poke through and that is important to note. It loosened very little between washings, keeping it true to size while stretching enough with movement to be quite comfy.
This bra was good enough to wear even though it did not fit perfectly, so I wore it until I broke the wire on the right had side (my smaller breast). I am doing this review after the fact using the fit of the bra now.
Band: Okay. I can still put both of my palms under the band at the sides and easily pull it away a few inches from my body. Gore: Does not ever lie flat. It floats above the gap between the breasts. Cups: I spill out of top of both cups, and spills out of bra on smaller breast where the wire is ...broken on the side. Either the wire from the larger breast is pulling the bra over towards its side or the smaller breast is wider. (the wires on my smaller breast are always the ones that get broken or poke out the top at the gore, no idea why) Underwire: lies flat against my rib cage except for at the very front of the bra which clings to the breasts. the Underwire follows the root of both breast okay, but comes in a little too much on the smaller breast near the outside under the arm. Straps: tight, but I can fit two fingers underneath easily
I put good under quality, because even though the wire broke, I am pretty sure that had more to do with me forcing it then the quality of the bra. Read more 137 more words
This is the first properly fitted bra I've worn in years, after finally relenting and buying something with the right cup size.
Good points: Very comfortable, and supportive. At first I was taken aback by how unsquished I felt. But when I looked in the mirror, everything was lifted up and looked nice and round, not squished! Also, the Caitlyn comes in colors other than nude and black! I went with purple. It's a sensible bra that is also pretty with the lace and a bow at the front. The straps don't fall down. The cups felt a little big at first, but once I scooped/swooped the cups were ...filled in nicely.
Unsure points: I think there should be another hook at the back closure; however, this may just be because I'm used to Cacique bras and their 5-hook closures. I also wish the bottom of the band didn't roll, but that's to be expected when you're squishy like me. It rolls pretty bad.
ETA: I've recently lost some weight, and the cups are just a tad loose on me. I will keep it around for PMSing. Read more 78 more words