This bra has the softer Elomi wires so it stretches back more. I loved the Gothic arch at the bottom which gives me lots of comfort at my high stomach but the diamond mesh is a bit scratchy- it’s lined with beige non stretch lingerie mesh. The lace on top is soft. It’s very pretty. I would buy it again in it’s pink color way and put in firmer wires I think.
I really love the look and fit of this bra but I can’t stand the fabric. Fits like my favorite 42HH - Elomi » Kim Plunge Bra (4340) but the fabric is coarse and scratchy. Too bad because I love the color.
Interesting. I decided to compare Elomi Charley to a much lesser known "UK brand" (well, it's sold in the UK)called @Gemm, and the funny thing is: the Gemm bra's actually a better quality (see pics) The Lingerie Addict told me not to believe everything I read on the internet. For sure! there are lots of shills. Upon inspection, my impression of Elomi is "planned obsolescence," I would not pay $62 usd for this bra (I paid $18 at a website in the U.S. with deep discounts, they ship to Canada as well), you can get better for your money.
Has J-hooks. That's pretty cool for the narrow shoulder havers. High roots and narrow shoulders, get a buddy to help you adjust the straps because otherwise, it's gonna be a lot of taking it off and putting it back on. The wires are too wide and tall for me. There's a decent amount of projection at the bottom of the cup, but it's hard to tell if it's enough, because this cup doesn't have enough volume for me, anyway. It's kind of a shame that the longline version doesn't come in the higher band sizes that the plunge version comes in. It's kinda confusing. Usually I love the fabric on Elomi bras, but this one is a bit on the scratchy side. Sensory issues beware.
This bra seemed to fit pretty well at first, but I lost a lot of weight very quickly after buying it(I weighed about 203lbs on the day my order was delivered, as of about a week ago I am 188lbs). Even when I first got it there was some puckering towards the bottom of the cup, and I could tell the stretch lace on the top of the cup was hiding some fit issues. The wires are super wide - I've continued wearing it despite my weight loss for lack of other bras to wear, and I've had to use the tightest hook already and the wires go all the way to my back, which causes some awkward fitting. I would have to try it again in a 30JJ or 30K to comment better, I feel most of my fit issues with this bra are due to rapid weight loss changing my measurements noticeably, though the wires my extend a bit wide still.
The ballet color of this bra is so pretty! But, alas, this is an Elomi that has the elastic along the top of the cup which doesn't fit my shape. This one also seems a lot smaller in the cup than other Elomi styles (Matilda, Morgan). The top of the cup is really digging in more than Morgan. The fabric of this bra is very scratchy, also. Cups are wide and it seems more shallow than Matilda or Morgan.
This is decent compared to the Matilda. It is just a bit snugger than I would have liked it to be considering my tummy protrudes outwards right underneath my bust line. The stretch lace is nice, perhaps a little too snug near the center gore if I am positioned wrong. The wire sits great where it does considering it is more angled at a slope compared to the near straight up of the Matilda.
First of all, this color (Pansy) is just such a lovely shade of purple. It's very jewel toned. If amethyst is your vibe, this colorway is for you. I don't think this cut has enough immediate projection for me, unfortunately. The material is a bit rough, as well. Has J-hooks. That's pretty cool for the narrow shoulder havers. High roots and narrow shoulders, get a buddy to help you adjust the straps because otherwise, it's gonna be a lot of taking it off and putting it back on. I think this one is a pass from me, but it didn't fit in the first place, so that's an easy pass (though, again, it's a VERY pretty color. bummer).