Finally I'm reviewing this one. I've had it for about 2 months now but only in the last few weeks I was wearing it more often. So I can say more about how it wears now. First about the bra: The Elomi Sports bra features underwires and non padded cups. The material is very high quality, sturdy and at the same time it is very soft to the touch. I really have no complains about it and I'm usually sensitive to itchy fabric. The wires are rather wide (like Elomi brand is known for) and quite tall. The wires don't bother me under my arms. The shoulder straps are ...wide and comfortable. I have no issues. Also the bra itself does so much support that I can almost wear it with straps off if I need relief on my shoulders.
The cups are wide, tall and of average depth (I wouldn't call them shallow, but they definitely keep the boobs close to chest as opposed to a projected cup shape). The wide wires don't bother me on this bra, I think the shape is even better to keep boobs close to chest. If It had more narrow wires there have to be deeper cups and more projection which would affect support and allow for more jiggling / movement of the boobs in the bra. I also do very well with the tall cups, no breast tissue is escaping. I actually think that the bra fits me in this size because it is tall and wide! If it weren't I'd need to size up for depth. I feel some light pressure on my sternum from the gore, but it is bearable. I also feel that my boobs are pushed close to my chest, but it it is nowhere near that constricting feeling I get in padded bras that do the same. For example 32J - Panache Sport » Sports Bra (5021) gave me pain and I had trouble breathing after wearing it for 30 min and this Elomi bra I can wear for a full day.
Wearing experience: The bra saved my neck! That's why I love it. Last week I suddenly got terrible neck pain, my boobs had lost some upper fullness and all my bras were ill-fitting. This already caused me pain. I had no smaller bras at hand to help me and I tried to wear my 32JJ with the band on tightest setting which helped some, then I remembered my neglected sports bra. Oh the relief!!! I wore the bra as an everyday bra and it helped me so much with the pain. I also wore it for full day of moving around boxes and stuff and house cleaning and it was amazing. Under clothing it looks good enough, it is not noticable that it is not an average bra. I will add clothed pics. I jumped around a bit and it feels okay, it really limits the movement of my boobs. Read more 387 more words
Using ABTF, I calculated my measurement to be 40H/40HH (UK) as a starting point. I’ve seen a few reviews saying this should may run a little small. It does contain all my breast tissue, but the wire eventually starts to irritate me as it is taller and wider than what is ideal for my shape and frame. Aside from that though, this is the first bra that lifts and supports my breasts and for that - I love it. I’ve learned more about bras and my shape in the last few weeks then I have in my whole life. My shape has major projection and I’m full on top, with minimal on bottom. I’m not entirely sure if the 40GG would have been a better fit, but I believe a smaller cup size (the 40 band is perfect for me) would not elevate the issues I have with the height and wire (wire leads under my arm past my root) Still learning but this was a good first try. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
This was much more pointy than the 40J - Elomi » Energise Uw Sports Bra With J Hook (8041) but I’m not sure if that is because the bra is too small or if this colorway is older and slightly different. I’m kind of mad there is no 42HH in this bra- it makes no sense that there is a 42H and a 40J but no 42HH! Who thought that was a good idea?!?!
I might wear the 40J with an extender because I need a sports bra and this is the closest to fitting I can find.
This is my regular size in Elomi. I usually size down one cup from my Panache/Curvy Kate size.
Fit: I had no support and containment in the cups because there was no projection at the bottom so my breast tissue spilled out the armholes (which were super high!). Also, it was so tall on the sides it was quite uncomfortable to move my arms (not great for activities). It was SO POINTY. My breasts actually couldn't fill out the points completely. A really terrible shape on me in general. The band, however, was just right: firm and supportive without cutting off air.
Comfort: Nice soft thick fabric. Elomi's elastics and materials are always top of the line. The thick straps were also quite comfortable. However, the fit precluded any real comfort.
Style: I liked the bright red-pink, which is Elomi's thing (I have three or four bras from them in a similar color). If only the fit was right!
This is a bra that is so incredibly firm and supportive. I do not move a single inch when wearing this while running or exercising. It's so firm that I have a hard time getting my hand inside of it to scoop and swoop, and I feel the wire almost bruising my left rib. It has a weird seam going across the middle of the cup that kind of folds in at the apex, so it looks almost as if you have an inverted nipple of sorts. If I could get rid of the wrinkles at the apex, this bra would be almost everything.
The Great Amazon Prime Wardrobe Try-On, Part 4! My shape: projected, soft tissue, narrow shoulders and roots, FOB Fit: Elomi is out of my size range, but I really wanted to try their sports bra anyways. As I figured, the cups are too large on me, and it makes me sad because I really love the looks and feel of this bra. It's silky smooth, firm band, and cute colors! I guess I'm stuck with my Panache Sports bras. This has a J-hook clip, so you can make it a racerback style bra if you prefer that.
The best sports bra I have tried so far. The band is tight, but not uncomfortably so (just right). The underwires are too wide for me and the gore doesn't tack by about 2" but the cups neither overflow nor wrinkle. The bra feels very supportive with 4 hooks per column. The fabric feels tightly woven and I get the impression that it would survive tough workouts. I might end up keeping this one, depending on what other options I can find. I might also reorder in a bigger cup size to see the difference but I am concerned that the underwires would then be even wider.
This bra has a lot of fabric, but I think that't to be expected in a sports bra. It has underwires, so it's an encapsulation type sports bra. It has soft, satiny fabric that's quite nice against the skin. I haven't yet worn it for sports so I'm not sure how quick it dries yet. On me, the band is comfortable, I can adjust the straps properly and it seems like my breast tissue is well contained in the cups. The only issue I see so far is that the gore doesn't tack. I don't know whether that's normal in a sports bra or not so I haven't yet decided whether I will keep or return this bra.
I bought this bra when I was a 40G in Elomi Etta. I am now around a 38G/36GG. However, I still wear this at the gym since it works and is still pretty much brand new.
When I bought this, it fit me perfectly. Amazing lift, incredible support. The ladies were tucked in and secured. Nobody was going nowhere while I bounced on the elliptical.
I work as a bra fit specialist and I find this bra is perfect for plus size women. It separates the breasts so you look like you have two breasts rather than one pancake shaped breast. And the fabric wicks away moisture and is very ...light. A lot of my clients wear this in the summer because it helps with under-boob sweat.
Now that I'm smaller, I'm finding the wires are poking into my underarm because the bra is shifting while I exercise, (I have it on the second hook, but it's still loose). The J-hook worked great when I first bought it, but now I find it pulls on my neck too much.
This bra comes in a variety of colors, so if you do want to wear it as an everyday bra you have a lot of choice.
The cups are full coverage and pretty generous, but the top of the cups are firm so if you have FOT breasts or soft breasts, I would suggest sizing up a cup so you don't get the quad-boob effect. Read more 132 more words
I tried this bra because I really liked the J Hook feature. Unfortunately, it does not come in a 36JJ that is why I went with a 38J. The band was just TOO BIG! The wires were poking me in the arms and there was absolutely no support what's so ever. I'm really bummed this didn't work out.