My shape is FoB, nothing on top, wide short-ish roots. I sized down because I knew filling out the top of the cup would be a problem in my regular size. It's a problem in this size as well, but it's close. I hadn't tried Elomi before and found a somewhat decent price so I decided to give it a shot. I found the style to be beautiful. The fan-shape pattern of the lace is lovely with the peek through mesh edge at the top of the cup. The material is very stiff but will probably soften with washing. Being a full cup, it has too much ... empty space at the top for me. Adjusting the straps helped a little but not enough. The bottom could use more projection. I've found few bras that have enough space at the wire. I wish I could have sized down in the band. I was easily on the tightest hook. I don't know if Elomi typically runs large in the band but this 32 had a stretched measurement of 34. I tend to wear Curvy Kate balconettes and this had a somewhat matronly feel to me.
ETA: when I first tried this on I didn't use the J-Hook on the straps, which turn it into a racerback. What a game changer! It pulled the loose upper portion of the cup taut, changing the fit and appearance completely. The matronly look is gone, and now I'm trying to decide whether to keep it. The J-Hook makes it feel tighter, even with the loose band.
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