I took apart my previous 40JJ - Elomi » Kim Plunge Bra (4340) and wanted a second one, so here we are. The bra fits better now that I have gained weight and solidly fit this size but the bottoms of the cups are still a little too shallow at the wire, and the gore is still too wide. However, the lack of pointiness now that I fill the cups better is nice. After narrowing the gore and changing the wires, my two standard changes, it should be fine, if not my best fit.
It’s funny to compare this “plunge” with my 40J - Curvy Kate » Dragonfly Plunge Bra (SG5411). This fits very much like a full cup bra on me because of my short roots and the majority of the depth is at the center. With the dragonfly I’ve got a real plunge shape and the majority of the depth is at the bottom and sides. Now if I could get a combination of the two!
I had to wear this bra for a while and do my usual wire swap before I decided how I feel about the fit. I'm happy to say that it is gorgeous and is going to work well for me.
So I got this bra in 40JJ and thought it would fit exactly like my 40JJ - Elomi » Jodi Plunge Bra (4190) as it is based on the same pattern. While the fit is quite similar, my Jodi had a stretchier band and cups deeper at the wire. I think this really shows that all bra brands have differences in individual bras (I had ...two slightly differently fitting Sachis as well). This style by Elomi is the second best style/shape I own by them, after the 40J - Elomi » Tia Bandless Bra (4280) . My first in this cut, the 38JJ - Elomi » Lottie Plunge Bra (4180) is a workhorse I wore nearly exclusively for over a year- it is now limp and worn out, sadly. This bra will replace it.
The print is absolutely to die for. I mean seriously it's so beautiful. The flowers are white and linear on a more bluish toned red background. I wish the lace matched the color- it's more of a warm toned red. However, it's a slight difference, and I like the kitschy pattern of it- very folk, which is the whole vibe of the bra.
The fabrics are all soft and silky, as are the elastics. The straps have matching fabric sewn on the top front. All in all, really a comfortable, all day wearing bra, wrapped in the most beautiful package. Read more 182 more words
Hm. I’m not a fan of the fit in the larger size. The problem is, with the 34HH I get quad boob because of the elastic. It stays pretty close to my IMF.
With the 34J, my boobs still move up into the apex and have baggy room at the bottom. I think the wires are too wide and the cups are too big. I’m not a fan of the color either, I think beige shows way more flaws in the fit than darker colors. Probably sending this back.
Finally ordered some new bras, and for the first time in about a year and a half I've got some that fit again!
Some important info: I had a baby in June 2018. Before pregnancy, I generally wore 36H/HH, and had very short, very narrow roots.
Now: a bit wider and slightly taller roots, a bit more full overall. Still need all of the depth at the wire I can get. ABTF calculator suggested 38HH. My shape before meant that it would tend to overestimate my size by a cup, now I think it's either spot-on or maybe a slight underestimate.
I tried some 38H Elomis and they were too ...small. Ordered some 38HHs and ta-da!
I like this bra. The color is slightly darker than my skin tone, but not enough to really be an issue. I like the pattern on the fabric and lace; it's just enough for some visible interest but not so much it's overwhelming. The gore is high for a plunge, but that's to be expected in this size range really. The band is very TTS, which means it's actually a tiny bit tighter than I'd prefer, but it's not uncomfortable at all, and I'm sure it will loosen up a bit as I wear it more.
The sides are a bit too high, but it's not uncomfortable, it's just a bit annoying. It's a wider bra than other recent Elomis I've tried, but that's fine. I don't need as narrow a wire as I used to anyway. I do have the same issue I did with the 38H Elomi Morgan I tried, where the side support sling causes some vertical in-cup quadding, but it's very slight and not visible under clothing. I think that might just be one of those things my breasts do now.
This bra is really comfy, though, and I'm really happy with it. It's nice to have ones that fit and feel good again. Read more 213 more words
Kim is another Elomi plunge style, but unlike the Matilda (which seems to spread the breasts out horizontally), it pushes the breasts forward more. The cups are also farther apart than Matilda. Matilda has been a pretty good fit for me, and Kim usually fits great as well, but it does seem to depend on my cycle. I’ve noticed that Kim doesn’t quite have enough inner room for closer-set breasts either (probably because it’s wider-set). Unfortunately by the end of the day, it rides down ever-so-slightly and the top of my left breast gets quadding. Overall, it’s really comfortable, and I actually really like how it gives me ...that “shelf” look, I just wish it fit better in the center and top. I’ve tried 34J and the cup didn’t seem much different than the 34HH, but the wires were too wide and caused wrinkling.
UPDATE: Thanks to a friendly Bratabase user who suggested removing the elastic on the top of the cups, the bra now fits better than ever! No more quad boob! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 70 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
Removed elastic along the top of the cup. Measurements reflect the cups WITH the elastic still attached.
This review is for the Elomi Kim Plunge bra in 34GG. My ABTF size is 32G/GG UK (or more) depending on projection. This size was recommended to me by Breakout Bras.
Band: * Measured from 29 to 32 before wires distorted.
Wires: * Very firm.
Cups: * Three-piece cups plus side support. Low centre front gives a plunge without push up
Fabric: * Comfortable.
About me: very close set (breasts touch), very narrow roots, very projected at the wire, functionally even to full on bottom, short roots, relatively soft tissue, significant rib flares, narrow shoulders.
* I hooked this on the middle hook. Not very surprising considering it's a 34 and I'm a 32. I was surprised ...that at 31 inches the wires started to distort when measuring. * The gore tacked HARD; it felt like there was a piece of cardboard keeping everything aligned. Not a love match. But it was a low gore which I liked. * The cups were very tall for me and I didn't fill the tops. The wires are not narrow enough for me at all and it does not have enough immediate projection for me. I didn't get the roundness suggested by their website description and pictures so this isn't a match for me at any size. https://www.elomilingerie.com/row/en/lingerie/bras/plunge-bras/kim-uw-plunge-bra---stretch/p/el4340cal/ * The straps are long enough. * The sides are a comfortable height for me.
OVERALL IMPRESSION * I didn't find a match here at all. Read more 120 more words
I'm not sure who this bra would actually fit. Maybe someone slightly shallower and wider, or more even all over? I am FOB and inner-full with average to slightly narrow roots. I normally wear a 36J in Elomi, sometimes 36HH, and the 34JJ is a little tight in the band (the center gore even digs in to me, ouch) and pretty big in the cup, but also lacking the immediate projection I need.
It's supposed to be one of the narrowest gores and wires Elomi makes, but that's definitely not the case for me. For contrast, the 34JJ - Elomi » Morgan Banded Bra (4110) fit me just about perfectly. I thought these bras were the same cut, but definitely not. I tried it with an extender, but then the cups just got comically huge on me.
This bra looks very cute. It's hot pink floral pattern, it's printed and it has a very nice satin, silky feel. The lace top is stretchy.
It has very wide wires but that's as expected for Elomi.
The gore is nice, for me personally it could still be slightly lower or narrower, either or, to be a great fit, but I manage.
The shape of this is quite projected, but it's not a great shape for me because I do get wrinkles in the bottom of the cup as well as empty space on the sides because of the wires.
I originally wrote a review that was useless and I've now ...worn this bra many times since so I've got a better understanding and feel for the bra.
The cut is similar to Charley, which I also own in the same size, but this one is more projected than Charley.
It's decently comfortable, I've certainly had some more comfortable bras but this one is up there pretty high. I think that's because of the fabric which is very nice.
Lift wise it's not amazing but I've adjusted the straps a little tighter and it gives a better lift. But because it's a bit of a shape mismatch for me it's never gonna give me the lift I need. I think the bra needs more immediate projection. (And narrower wires of course https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" />) Read more 125 more words