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Etta Bandless Bra (8840)

Since SS2014 - New model cut especially for a petite frame. More...

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  1. 34 G-JJ ... (34 :9-:14)
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  1. I have done it. I have found the holy grail of bras. I think I have found my perfect bra.

    So, I have found that it is my shape, rather than my size, that makes it so difficult to find a bra that actually works for me. I am functionally full-on-bottom with narrow, very short roots, and a huge amount of projection. My boobs essentially go straight out from my body on both top and bottom. Finding bras with enough depth but not too much height is a struggle; throwing a need for narrow wires in just makes it worse.

    This bra has it ALL. It says it was designed ... for petite women, which I am not, but with my breast shape and the fact that they are so high-set on my chest I ordered it anyway, hoping it'd work. And oh does it work.

    The band is fantastically snug - incredibly so for Elomi bras. They tend to run rather loose, to where when (well, if, since I have Etta now) I replace my Caitlyn I plan on getting a 34 band (I also tried on Lexi in a 34GG for kicks and giggles at Nordstrom Rank and despite being way too small in the cup the band was great). This is not loose at all and is much more true to size; I measured the band at 36.5" while stretched. Awesome.

    It also has gloriously narrow wires. My other Elomis, much as I love them, have wires that are 7" or more. My EM experiments have led me to find that wires in the 6.3-6.5" width work best for me. This bra falls right in that range. Yes!

    The cup has just enough height where I don't have gaping even where the cup meets the strap - something I've been resigned to expect from any unlined bra I try. The wings and gore are both very low for Elomi and, well, most bras in this size. The underwire channels are lined in a nice soft fleece, which makes them extremely comfortable against my chest, and the straps are also slightly fleecy.

    I love the bright cheery pink color, and the sunflower embroidery is adorable. It'll probably show through on a thin shirt, but who cares? Not me. It's pretty! I also like the matching bows on the gore and straps, and how the gore isn't full fabric all the way up but rather a keyhole. Very nice.

    The only real quibbles I have are the width of the gore - it's a bit too wide for my breasts, which are happier in narrow gores, but it's not a dealbreaker by any means. The fabric is a bit stiff - it reminds me of the material that Caitlyn is made of, but stiffer and less satiny. Still, I'm sure it'll soften up once I wash it; I can't remember if my Caitlyn was stiffer at first or not.

    This bra basically takes all of the usual stuff about Elomi - wide wires, loose bands, tall sides, etc. - and throws it out the window. And it's fantastic. I'm absolutely going to be recommending it to everyone in this bra's size range that needs narrower wires but doesn't necessarily want the hassle of trying Polish bras.

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    Pomegranate colorway

    Updated on Jun 05, 2015 Flag this


    • Thats great! My first bra from a real fitter was an Elomi (in a 34GG), but I'm really a 32J, so they're out for me.

    • Yeah, they start at 34 bands, which can suck for someone in your size range, because they really are such comfy and great bras.

    • 1

      I'd planned this to be the first bra I buy once I get my finances settled, but you just made me that much more excited!

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  2. 5
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    38G

    Fits

    HAPPY DANCE!!! Thank you overthestars for the recommendation.

    PROs -
    * It actually fits and is quite comfortable
    * My breasts are supported by the band and wires rather than being held up by the straps.
    * My two friends feel completely supported and stay put without either feeling constrained or bouncing around.
    * The cup shape and placement mimics my natural shape and looks great under a shirt.
    * It's not only functional. I think it's sexy.
    * The price was quite reasonable for such a well fitting foundation garment. ($58.00 via Amazon Prime)

    CONs -
    * Limited selection in a 38G. I wish it were available in more color options.
    * (UPDATED) The little decorative loops at the base of the gore were scratchy. I carefully cut them off. Problem solved.

    Overall, I am very satisfied with the look at fit of this bra. I may order a second one in black.

    Pomegranate colorway

    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Decorative loops at the base of the gore were scratchy. I very carefully snipped them off. Problem solved.

    Updated on Jul 09, 2016 Flag this


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      Yay! I'm glad you like it, Etta's one of my favorite bras as well :D

      I did find after a while that the cute little decorative loops at the bottom of the gore can get very scratchy, so I cut them off. And yes, definitely needs more color options!

    • 1

      Support and no bouncing: fantastic! You look like you are smiling in these photos: happy breasts :-) :-) Looks beautiful on you!

    • Okay, this is funny. I thought the little loops were scratchy too. I was sitting down with my delicate little fine pointed swan scissors to cut them off when I read your reply. I agree, they were itchy.

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  3. 4
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    42J

    Fits


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  4. 2
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    38G

    Hasn't set fit

    This isn't an exceptionally pretty bra, especially in nude, but it's full coverage, unbanded and durable. It has a J-hook which is really convenient for when the bra starts to stretch (after 2 years) and you want more support or for when you need a butterfly back or v-neck neckline. On me, the gore doesn't tack completely when I'm using the J-hook but I don't notice it.

    Very comfortable, I sometimes forget I'm wearing anything.

    If you're a 38 G or higher, with full breasts, this is the bra for you.

    Updated on Jun 19, 2017 Flag this


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    34GG

    Fits

    This bra is excellent for petite/short ladies!

    It's softer then I initially expected based on other reviews.

    The wires are narrow and don't come up too high in the arm pits

    The band feels very true to size

    The bra feels like air. I love that it's bandless! More companies need to make Bandless options for those of us that need them! It's nice not to have a stupid band rolling under.

    The colour is meh. But alas! It fits so who cares?! Not this girl lol

    I do think I might need a cup size up as I'm between GG and H with elomi. There's not massive spillage anywhere just some loose skin in the top of the cup

    I would say this is a great option for this cup size! It handles these pendulous....super soft.....post 4+ years of lactating breasts brilliantly.

    Updated on Jan 30, 2015 Flag this


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      Great news!

    • 2

      It's great for short ladies, you say?

    • 1

      It's actually marketed for petites! Says it right in the description which is why I had to try it!

      I might order the H and see if it eliminates the top tissue minor spill. It's very minor. Lol the next size up might gape.

      Give it a try! I was pleasantly surprised.

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      I heard short and came running, lol. How's the cup shape?

    • 1

      I like the shape :-)

      I will take side shots and add them.

      Its by far the comfiest fit under the breasts and armpits on this short torso lol

    • I'm glad you found one that works for you.

      I'm wearing a recently purchased elomi Etta in 38HH right now. For months I've been searching for a bra that fits and this is the closest that I've come to getting the fit right.

      I got it partly because it's supposed to be for petite frames. I'm not petite (5' 4-1/2") but have been having problems with the sides being too tall for me on other bras that I tried.

      For me, the wires are so high on my sides that they poke my fatty tissue and the wires are a hair too wide but not as bad as the elomi Rita. I was surprised by how tall they are. But still, it's the closest bra that I've found to fitting me.

      I like the construction. It seems very well made and durable. I have to wear the 38HH on the middle hooks to be properly snug. I also bought it in sister size 36J and that band is a bit too tight but the cups fit except for the wire problem.

      I guess my point is that while it's marketed for petite frames, it may not work for petite or even non-petite ladies. I guess my breasts must be high set or something. I don't know. It's still a very nice bra.

    • 1

      Ooh, I was a bit interested in this one..being a bit vertically challenged myself ;). But wondered how wide the wires were, but you mentioned narrow..DO you think it runs small, average or large cupwise?(Not exactly sure on my size in elomis.

    • 1

      I think if I was full on top...I'd have needed my normal H cup size. The GG fits me in the cups aside from a teeny bit of loose skin spill in the top of the cups. I'm going to grab the H cup as well for comparison. Compared to the Elomi Caitlyn I have the wires are much narrower and the wings lower. I think the Bandless aspect of the bra makes a HUGE difference with the fit if you are short/petite or struggle with rolling bands under your breasts. There is no stretch in these cups at all (but not uncomfy) I know some ladies that are full on top rely on stretch with certain styles/sizes.

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      If I can find what my curious 4 year old did with my tape I will tag you with the measurement NaturallySo and dani

    • Thanks EllieRoo . I'm a bit more even fullness than anything. Not sure if I'd need G or GG(36 band- unless super stretchy). So am curious to see the measurements.

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      NaturallySo measurements are up

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      KariNicole dani I added the measurements

    • Thanks for tagging EllieRoo , will go take a look.

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  6. Best Elomi bra for narrow breast roots, one of the few bras I own where the straps won't fall off my narrow shoulders. The band is not as long or stretch as much as other Elomi 40 bands I own. The shape is a rather unfortunate pointy 1940s look. The seams are thick and the horizontal seam will show under most clothes. The embroidery on the transparent portion of the cup can be itchy. There's a J hook for racerback.

    This bra has atypical Elomi wires that do not stretch back and mold to the body. The wires are instead firm and quite narrow for Elomi, making them similar to Panache and Curvy Kate. The center gore is fairly low as well.

    Coral colorway

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  7. I already had this bra in a nude colour, and now I have it in black as it is the only bra I have found yet that works for me. It is a bit tight on the band at first, but after a few wears and wash it fits great.

    Black colorway

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    Updated on Jan 15, 2015 Flag this


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      Thanks for the comment about the band loosening after a few wears & washes. I find the 36" too tight and the 38" too loose. I'm keeping both sizes to try with an extender (36") and tighter hooks (38") to see which one works better over time. From your comment, looks like it will be the 36". Thanks.

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    34J

    Didn't fit

    I tried this bra in 34HH and 36H and found that the upper cup edge cut in somewhat, so I tried this size. It seemed to fit well when I tried it on, but on further wearing the cup is too big. The armpit edge cuts into my tail of spence. Also this bra might be less stretchy than the 34HH which was great except for the quadding. Using an extender helps a little with comfort but not quite enough.

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    36G

    Hasn't set fit

    That it really wasn't designed for my body type.

    The salon where I bought it is enthusiastic about fitting clients who've never had a good bra before, for whom 80% fit is miles better than anything they've ever had; the shop is not so enthusiastic about finding the right bra for clients who want really great fit.

    I hadn't bra shopped in a while and my body had changed, and former-favorite brands' quality had decreased, so I wasn't as picky as I should have been. My bad. :-)

    Good: the straps have a hook and eye on vertically adjustable sliders, so you can convert the bra to racerback style.

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    34J

    Didn't fit

    Me: Pendulous, center-full, need a lot of projection, soft tissue.

    The band is surprisingly firm. Most Elomi bands run large or stretchy in my experience. Maybe this one would stretch out with wear, I'm not sure.

    The wires are short enough that their width wouldn't really bother me. They didn't feel pokey at all, despite ending more past my arm pit than before it. Unfortunately, the wide wires and the wide gore do not suit my shape. The gore didn't tack at all and mostly just sat on my center-full breast tissue. I also got a really unflattering east-west shape. I imagine this bra could be good for a lot of people in the small band, large cup range, but not me unfortunately.

    Tan colorway

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