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Lydia Bandless Bra (EL4390)

3 piece petite cut bra with lower sides and gore and stretch lace top More...

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  1. 32 GG-JJ ... (32 :10-:14)
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  3. 36 E-JJ ... (36 :6-:14)
  4. 38 E-JJ ... (38 :6-:14)
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  1. 4
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    38J

    Didn't fit

    The Lydia is a comfortable bra. It's smooth and silky to the touch, the band is comfortably stretchy with some firmness and the wires feel neither too soft nor too firm. After having worn it for a couple of days, the band did stretch out quite a bit and I should've exchanged it for the sibling size down, but it will still work well as an at home/office/comfort bra. The wires are too wide and the cups too shallow but i knew they would be but it doesn't cause discomfort and I'm mostly okay with that. The gore tacks, but it's a soft tack and I sometimes get ... a little bit of floating but I'm okay with that as well in this case. It was a moderately cheap bra and as such I don't expect excellent fit. Paying double for an Ewa that also doesn't fit but in other ways was not appealing at this time. As with the Elomi Matilda, the Lydia runs big in my cup size, my standardised is 38K and this is a 38J.

    Edit: With the J hook closed it fits better and the band sits in place. I should also add that out of all the bras I've ever had, this one causes the least pain from prolonged wear. Even in the most well-fitting bra I get pain after a few hours, especially from sitting down, but the Lydia has been relatively painfree so far.

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  2. 2
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    42HH

    Fits

    This is a beautiful bra for petite full bust and plus folks. At first, I believed this bra didn’t fit. The flexible wires pulled too wide (although these snap back into shape unlike the majority of Elomi wires). This led to slight cutting in/ flattening and the gore twisting. However, once I replaced the wires with firm Panache wires these problems went away for the most part (the gore still slightly twists, likely because the gore hits me higher than most of my bras and at the top my breast tissue is firm and touches). The wires are blessedly short at the sides, ... allowing my arms to move without hitting the wire and causing range of motion issues. The straps, thick stretch smooth elastic, are also set more narrowly so they don’t slip off. They are longer to accommodate a racer back hook.

    The cup is all nonstretch and is lined in beige cup lining under the lace. There is slight elastic on the edge but very slight. The fabric is all very lightweight and breathable. It’s honestly so nice to wear on hot days- much cooler due to the cut out gore, lightweight fabrics, and open weave mesh band. The deco charm in the center is gorgeous and unusual.

    With the new wires the shape is natural but softer. The lace does shoe under some shirts but this is my only black bra so I will take it.

    With the Panache wires I wore this bra all day and didn’t feel the need to take it off. No shoulder or back pain, less sweating. The perfect summer bra for plus petite full figures.

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    • 1

      The geometric pattern on the lace of this is really appealing! I love when brands do something that isn’t flowers.

    • Me too! My husband loves this- he loves Deco.

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      I agree with ennakym. The pattern is wonderful! I also love the gore design. Very elegant.

    • 1

      Ohh...this is NICE on you! Great gore. and a nice change from floral lace - especially in black. :)

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  3. 1
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    34HH

    Didn't fit

    The Lydia bra is a bandless style designed for a petite silhouette and fuller bust with shorter wires and centre pull straps for narrow shoulders. So it says on Elomis website. While I'm not petite, I do have a fuller bust and narrow shoulders, so I was curious to try this new style.

    My shape: tall, narrow to average wide roots, full on top, projected, center heavy

    The bra is a basic, everyday style but I love that they added the cut out detail and the charm at the gore to style it up. It looks and feels high quality.

    While my usual size is 32J/JJ in Elomi, I ... couldn't find this style on my online retailer in any 32 bands so I went with the sister size. Apparently this bra comes in 32 bands which I learned here.

    The 34HH is a bit large for me in band but it's true to size. The cups are rather deep and wide. They are not super tall like other Elomi styles (Full cups ) but still I wouldn't call them short. The straps are more centred which is nice if you have sloping shoulders like me. The top of the cup features stretchy lace but it is lined with mesh. The wires are more soft and they stretch with wear. They are too wide and soft for me and there is empty fabric on the sides. The cup edge does cut in a bit, but I would not try a size up as the bra is already too wide in this size.

    I think in general this bra is a big shape mismatch and would be better for someone with a more full on bottom shape. I don't get much uplift either and my boobs are kinda pushed down by the top section. It's similar in look on me like Bravissimo Melrose (another fot-unfriendly bra) or Elomi Caitlyn. While I know most Elomi bras are made for a more fob shape - I think their banded plunges like Matilda and Charley can work if you find the right size (for me it means sizing up and tighten the band and straps more) but the Elomi full cups / bandless bras are too much of a shape mismatch for my shape.

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    • I see what you mean about the cup construction, but I also notice those wires are sooo mind-blowingly wide on you! Do you think this may contribute to the shape mismatch? As someone who is very center full, I find that if too much of the underwire is wrapping round the side of my body, it affects the orientation of the cup but in a design with pretty full coverage it also does strange things to the shape of the cup since it does not allow the wire to brace itself against the front of my body to give a better boost from below, if that makes sense.

    • wendybien Yes I understand what you mean. Since this bra has the older more flexible Elomi wires the shape of the cup gets changed once the bra is on wires get wider and wrap around my body. I even think the bra would fit if the wires were narrower. I get slight overspill but cup depth is 38cm which is just what I need. So there is a lot of room on the side unused but the front center part is "shallowed" (is this a word).
      While I can make some wider wired bras "work" for me - this style is just impossible. I think to make it work, it would need more stable wires that don't distort too much and be more open on top.

    • yes that makes sense alisa ... ah those older-generation flexible wires that wrap around to the back of beyond... the side photos actually took me right back to every full bust blogger's pics of Eveden bras circa 2014...

    • wendybien Newer elomi styles got better like the Plunge cut Matilda and Charley - the wires are still wide but much more sturdy and distort less with wear. Freya has not changed their design everything still looks like back in dark ages of bra fitting. Fantasie has improved a little bit as newer side support bras are a bit less wide. That's also why back in the day I sticked to Panache, their wires were wide too but less flexible.

    • oh yes I am always so impressed with the Elomis designed in the past 4 years or so!

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    32GG

    Didn't fit

    I really really like the softness of this material. There's no itchy lace and that's a relief. It seems to be common in the bandless bra types. However, I think my lack of fullness underneath doesn't quite fill up the cups under neath (maybe I'm too projected?) and then I get a falling out of the top on my larger breast size. The cups are also too wide as they wrap under my armpit completely. I'm ok with this because it doesn't seem to effect my fit whatsoever in that it's uncomfortable or gives a bad look. I really wanted this to fit but it fits extremely close to the Tia that has be discontinued which is what I've worn for two years.
    32:10 32GG

    Cup too small? Band also not quite tight enough.

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    36FF

    Didn't fit

    Cups too small, top of cup has a non-stretchy band that cuts into my tissue. Band is good fit, but probably because cups are too small. Otherwise, the band would probably be too big.

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    42E

    Didn't fit

    Pulling/wrinkling at bottom of cup, little bit of gape at top. One of the gore wire also turns in towards my chest.

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    38H

    Didn't fit

    I should start by saying that I have realized in my bra journey that 38H is not my actual size and I'm probably closer to a 36J.
    I personally really didn't like the feel of this bra at all. I have a lot of breast tissue under my arms that I like to be brought up front and center, and I felt like this bra just kind of squished all that back under my arms. It feels pretty similar to the droopy nursing bras I've been wearing. It's definitely minimizing. The gore also does not tack for me. The underwire comes closer to my IMF than all the other Elomi's I've tried in this size. The fabric is smooth. Lace is not scratchy at all. It's like a boring every day beige bra that tries to be a little fun with some lace, but still looks meh. Not for me.

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    34GG

    Didn't fit

    This model definitely runs very big! My ABTF calculator size is 36J, but I fit 36HH best in Panache and 36H in Elomi. This is a 34GG, equivalent to a 36G! That’s five sizes under my calculator size!

    The wires are wide but short, and the cup runs very full. This is a good bra to get if you’re struggling with lack of projection, short or high set roots, omega shape, etc. Get it one to three sizes under your calculator size and work from there. I also have it in my calculator size in 36J - Elomi » Lydia Bandless Bra (EL4390) for comparison. Although that one is too big and extremely wide, it’s still extremely comfortable and stays on me well, especially when J hooked. I plan to try this model in 36GG and 36H soon.

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    36J

    Didn't fit

    This is another one of my best fits! It's not quite perfect, but most bras are way further off. I'm normally a 36HH/J or 34J/JJ by the ABTF calculator. I'm close-set, inner-full, extremely projected, FOB but functionally even due to being high set, omega shaped, and narrow (but not quite Polish narrow!). I've been wearing the "right size" bra (34G+) since I was in my late teens, but never in the right shape (unsurprisingly).

    All that to say, this is one of the best off-the-rack fits I'll probably ever find, in England or Poland or anywhere else. I probably should have got it in 36HH like the ... class="mentioned-item">36HH - Elomi » Etta Bandless Bra (8840), because it's slightly roomy, and the wire is slightly wide at the bottom. But even so, it's extremely comfortable! The wires are flexible yet supportive.

    Overall, it's a pretty decent fit! And that is very hard for me to come by, so I'll take it. It looks decent unhooked, but it goes next level when hooked—every wrinkle filled, just two perfectly lifted cakes on a plate. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" />
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    32J

    Didn't fit

    And here is, finally, the bra in a cup size smaller, sorry for the delay my friends. Had a sick cat, so I had to wait for this month to buy.
    Right so, this model is by far my favorite, since it is the only one, except for Freya Plunge and Kris Line that does not annoy me with the pokey-pokey under my arms.
    Please do compare with my other pictures for 70K. I am eager for some thoughts.
    While I still have issues with filling out the bottom of the cup, and the wire is, quite frankly, too wide for me, I do still feel that it is a good ... bra.
    I tried going down to 70J but honestly, the gore won't lie flat - not an issue with 70K - and I do happen to get a slight quad boob effect. Not very sexy! Or flattering, yikes!
    Additionally the straps are a bit thinner and instead of 3 hooks, you get 2 hooks in this size.
    And it REALLY bothers me that the gore isn't lying flat like it does in 70K - because I know that is super important for the support.
    Elomi bandless is still the most comfortable bra I have tried overall.

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