I have loved the quality of Elomi's fabrics...until now. This bra was made of tough, plasticky fabric. It was not nice to touch. The inside was ok but I did not like wearing it because it was so stiff.
Carmen is a plunge, a true plunge at this size, with a stretch lace top. The lace had an elastic edge which took away all the good fit qualities of the lace for me, but that's because I'm full on top and Elomi is definitely best for even to full on bottom folks. The wings didn't seem too high but the wires were ...definitely already bending back, like Elomi wires do. The band was nice and firm but stretchy. I think the elastic Elomi uses helps the band feel more stable.
I could have used more projection at the bottom of the cup and there was wrinkling. The texture of the cups is also on the straps which was cute. I liked the metal-like plastic adornments on the straps and gore. The straps were reduced stretch and fully adjustable. A good bra in a terrible fabric. Read more 92 more words
I had tried this bra in several sizes a while back, and it never fit quite well enough for me to buy one full price. Then I found this one on sale, and now I have it to wear on my lazy days. Ideally I would have narrower but bigger cups on this, without the elastic band at the top. The Good: It fits comfortably, and I like that the J-hook makes me correct my posture more. It is well made, and the lace portion isn't flimsy or scratchy. The center gore actually sits almost right against my sternum (closer than any bra before it). The Underwire doesn't dig ...into my underarms The Bad: There is a small strip of elastic material along the top of the cup to prevent it from gaping, that gives me a bit of quad-boob. The cup is too wide and while it fortunately the wire doesn't dig into my underarms, it rests at an odd spot along the side of my ribcage, farther back than it should sit. It doesn't detract from comfort most of the time, but when stretching or reaching at odd angles (being short I do a lot of this at work), it can be a bit tight against the side of my ribs. Read more 103 more words
I received this bra from Elomi so that I could review it for them. This does not impact the way I feel about this bra. I was not paid to write any reviews for this bra.
I'm not posting a full review here as I'll be posting a full one on my blog, but I'll just sum it up with the pros and cons.
I received this in a 40JJ to be a 36KK sister size. This size was okay for me, although I could have dealt with slightly more narrow and deep cups.
PROS: -Adorable. Looks like one of those crochet bikinis that I can't wear due to ...my size. -Stretch lace on top holds my boobs in and gives me a customized fit. -Straps have a J hook for added support. This is my favorite bra feature. -Gore is nice and low. Doesn't dig at all. I prefer shorter gores. -Straps wide and thin. Don't dig or move once adjusted correctly. -Extremely comfortable. Wore for 24 hours straight and while sleeping, which has never happened to me before.
CONS: -Not the most supportive without the J hook. If it wasn't included, it would be unwearable. -Wires are extremely soft and flexible. This makes the bra comfortable, but may compromise support if you need a lot of support or can't use the J hook for whatever reason. -The wires are slightly too wide for me. Let's take a moment to reflect. I found a bra with wires too WIDE for ME of all people. I'm actually kind of happy that a bra like this exists.This isn't a dealbreaker for me, but it does tend to push my boobs towards my armpits if worn for too long without vigorous scooping and swooping.
I'll be discussing the bra in detail, as well as reviewing the matching panty on my blog. The post will be up soon.
I've just bought this beam but so far it seems to be a great fit. I am breastfeeding, so I have pretty lopsided breasts right now, and even with that being the case, my smaller breast fits nicely in the cup with no gaping at the top. The bra stays in place when I lift my arms. I love the fact that it has hooks on the straps to hide under a tank top!
The undersides are a smidge too long, but I don't think that will be an issue overall. The band rolls up slightly under the cups, but the bra fit so nicely everywhere else I'm willing to deal with that.
The cups on this are much too short compared to any other 34G I've tried. It cuts hard across the breast tissue. It seems to be for much more shallow breasts? Or perhaps just shorter vertical roots? Not sure. I just know it's not for me at all. The fabric is also super itchy. I would not wear this as an every day bra, even if it did fit. :/ The straps have a j-hook option, but the straps don't seem like they could be long enough to comfortably use. Now that I think about it, this bra might be made for more petite frames with shorter torsos. Hope that helps!
Oh lawd, no! LMAO! I have nothing nice to say about this bra. Too wide, too shallow. The underwires wrapped almost to my back while the elastic on the stretch lace caps dug into my breasts and gave me comical, sci-fi level quadboob. The part of my breast that did fit into the cup was smashed into a weird pointed grandma shape. This is the worst bra I’ve ever tried on, like hilariously bad. It’s going back.
Material is comfy, color is pretty. Gives a nice shape over clothing. But after four hours I want to take it off. The band bothers me but not sure why. Also the extra material at thr bottom of the cup makes me wonder if it’s too big?
I wanted to like Carmen but there were a few factors that made me send it back. First, I didn't care for the stiff fabric. It may have softened up with washing so that wasn't the deal breaker. I've learned that Elomi wires are too wide for me. The shape would have been fine but I had too much empty fabric on the sides to justify keeping. For reference, Curvy Kate tends to be a little wide for me and this was far wider than CK. Otherwise, the shape was nice, I liked the appearance of the plunge and the low gore, and the band seemed to run true to size.