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Cate Banded Bra (4030)

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  1. 34 E-K ... (34 :6-:15)
  2. 36 E-K ... (36 :6-:15)
  3. 38 DD-K ... (38 :5-:15)
  4. 40 DD-K ... (40 :5-:15)
  5. 42 DD-K ... (42 :5-:15)
  6. 44 DD-HH ... (44 :5-:12)
  7. 46 DD-HH ... (46 :5-:12)

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  1. 3
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    34H

    Fits

    This bra is extremely supportive and very full coverage. After wearing 36DDD for years, I've finally found something that I can completely even forget I'm wearing. I've never tried anything comfier, and the only complaint that I have is that I can see the design on the top of the cups through any tight shirts.

    Updated on Aug 02, 2018 Flag this


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  2. 3
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    34F

    Fits

    This is my first multi part cup bra. I was desperate for a bra that fits. The closest I had was Elomi Bijoux, and others recommended the Cate. Cate gets a lot of great reviews. For me, even with the pretty lace, it feels a little, well, industrial. The band is power mesh, so it doesn't stretch a lot. On the plus side, this makes a very supportive bra. On the minus side, if you have sensitive skin, you may not feel as comfortable in this one. I am close set, pendulous, and have wide roots. This bra fits me very well and keeps me well projected, which ... was quite a surprise to me at first. The shape it gives me is like that of a 1950's bullet bra. Under clothes, my shape looks fine, so no worries there. Others commented that the lace did not show through clothing. I have some tops that the lace absolutely shows or the horizontal seam shows, so I'm quick to change either the top or the bra, in that case. I will be wearing it more often during winter, when I don't need to think about such things. Overall, I like it, but would not buy another.
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    Updated on Jul 31, 2018 Flag this


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      I have learned to stop caring about a seam or two showing, as I massively prefer non-padded bras and molded bra's rarely work for anyone. I just learned to accept the seams. Atleast what's showing through my shirts is a seam instead of a gaping cups and "rolls of fat" which are only made by wearing a badly fitting bra. But alot of the time I find the seams simply don't show and because I'm looking at it myself, it looks ways more noticeable to me and not to the rest of the world!
      I'm confident you will find more and better fitting bra's that you prefer to wear more often!

    • Check out Goddess Keira and Kayla. They are the same cut as Elomi's Cate/Caitlyn (and the companies share a corporate parent) but have been coming out with some really fun and bold patterns lately. Note that Goddess uses US bra sizing, so your UK 34F would be a US 34G. I know that doesn't take care of your biggest issues with the bra but I know how you feel about Cate's, uhm, aesthetic.

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  3. 1
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    42HH

    Didn't fit

    Fits much more comfortably than the Elomi Caitlyn in the same size, but still too big. Wires in armpits. Gore doesn't tack. Cups baggy. If the gore would tack, it would fit perfectly.

    Brown colorway

    Updated on Apr 06, 2017 Flag this


    • Cups too large but gore does not tack.... that does not seem right. But the band rides up a little in your fourth photo. How about @40:14? I am a little smaller than you but I had to go down in band size and way up in cup letters before I got the gore to tack.

    • 1

      dfe98we If the cups are too large and the gore isn't tacking it's usually due to a shape mismatch rather than a size mismatch. I've personally experienced it if the band was way too loose too. The Elomi Cate is a pretty full coverage style so it could be a combination of the bra being too full coverage, wide, and shallow for OP.

      HugeHumps316 judging by your measurements from the ABTF calculator,, you could definitely go down to a 40 band. I'd try this bra in a 40HH. It's one band and one cup smaller than this one.

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  4. 1
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    38G

    Fits

    Love the bra. Very pretty. Good support.
    Seams somewhat visible under certain tops but I'm ok with that :)

    Latte colorway

    Updated on Oct 04, 2016 Flag this


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  5. 1
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    34HH

    Didn't fit

    The band on this bra is very very firm. I fit very comfortably into Elomi Caitlyn Side Support Bra (EL8030) in a 34HH, but I am having to wear Cate on an extender for a few days. It feels a little lower cut than Caitlyn, but it's still definitely a full cup bra. I am having some issues with the band underneath the cup and along my back rolling up, but I have had this problem with Elomi bras before and it doesn't seem to be related to fit issues.

    I love the details on the front of the bra, and the "scalloped straps" that ... Elomi claims prevent the adjusters from slipping are beautiful as well.

    Edit 10/01/2016: The band is absurdly tight. This is unusual for Elomi so I would blame it on this colorway. I have had this bra for several months and rarely wear it. Because of that, I can now attribute some of the intense shoulder blade pain I was feeling to this bra. I don't know what it is, exactly, but something about this bra turns it into a torture device on me. I am now wearing a 34J, but no other 34HH bra except for my pink @Elomi Caitlyn causes me such intense and specific pain.

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    Red colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Oct 01, 2016 Flag this


    • My friend had a problem with the band rolling up on her Elomis too.

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  6. 1
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    42GG

    Didn't fit

    I tried this bra on in store, but I didn't end up buying it because it was not comfortable. It's too tall and digs into my sternum.

    Updated on Jun 04, 2016 Flag this


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  7. 1
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    36GG

    Didn't fit

    I both love and sometimes hate this bra. The cups, band, straps, and center gore fit perfectly. It looks nice on, but isn't overly flashy and gives a nice silhouette. It is very well made and the material is sturdy, so it should hold up well over time.
    There is only one downside, the underarm wire. Sometimes it is fine, sometimes just slightly uncomfortable, and at times it is downright painful. The wire goes up too high on the underarms, but usually sits close enough to my ribcage that it doesn't hurt. Other times the very end of it slips outward a bit and starts jabbing me painfully in what I call my "underarm love handles."

    red colorway

    Updated on Jun 04, 2016 Flag this


    • Have you tried the @Elomi Etta or the @Elomi Yolanda? They are designed specifically to have lower wires under the arm.

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      I have not tried either of those yet, thanks for the suggestion.

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  8. 0
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    36GG

    Didn't fit

    This bra helped me realize I was much less full on the top than I assumed—I lean towards top fullness but have some heft at the bottom too!

    This bra looks a little old-fashioned when you're not wearing it, but on it's beautiful! Retro and elegant, but definitely modest with a higher cupeling than I typically prefer.

    The bottom and top of the right cup—my smaller breast—gap/wrinkle juuuust a bit, but not enough to affect the quality of the fit on my larger side.

    It is VERY sturdy and high quality—this is a bra that will definitely last, and I'm sad that I bought it 8 lbs ago because the band is already a bit loose! I'll definitely be picking up more of these in a lower band size.

    Updated on Jan 05, 2017 Flag this


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  9. 0
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    36GG

    Didn't fit

    Sadly the aqua/teal color has a much bigger problem with the underwire digging into my underarms than the red one did. If I had gotten this one first, I would not have bought a second color. The cups, band, straps, and center gore all fit perfectly on this one as well. The underwire just rises up even higher than on the red one, which had a 'bearable' underwire problem.

    carribean colorway

    Updated on Jun 03, 2016 Flag this


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    36HH

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Purple colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on May 30, 2017



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