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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. 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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      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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    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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    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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    32H

    Didn't fit

    I would love to get some advice on this bra, as I am not really sure if I totally like it or not.
    It fits very well, the fabric is super comfortable and the band is the perfect size.
    But... the wire is very, very wide, something you will notice on my picture from the side.
    Seeing that is it a bra made for petite chests, it does work quite well for me. They don't dig into my sides.
    The only problems I have are that it leaves red marks where the straps/top of the cup meets my armfat/arm. And I guess I am pretty asymetric, so one cup has a bit of gap and the other is a tiny bit overflow.

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    • I tried a similar style from Elomi, the Meredith bra. I also had the problem with too wide wires. Elomi is know for quite wide wires. Also on some styles the wires are softer and distort more easily. Meredith and Lydia are some of those styles.
      Elomi Sachi and Matilda have the more sturdy wires that don't distort as easily.

      I think the wires are too wide for you, there is a lot wrinkling on the side and empty space in the cups. Also did you make the shoulder straps very short? They look very painful. Could you wear them a bit looser without falling off? I usually adjust my straps so I can fit 2 fingers under them then they are not too tight for me.

    • I’ll try adjusting the straps, thanks! All bras I have tried (maybe 30 now) have wrinkling in the bottom of the cups and space there >.> I do not really know what to do about it, I tried some Polish bras with narrow wires but same issues.
      At least I can wear this one a whole day without problems.
      The other Elomi styles are too high in the wing, only the band less ones work but I use such a big cup size that makes the wires even wider and longer :X I have tried so many now -_-

    • Yes if a bra fits "weird" I learned that it is a good thing to adjust straps so they are not overly tightened. It can distort the fit. Also you can put on the bra with an extender. Sometimes it can show you the cup is actually too big / sometimes overly tightened straps and a tight band can disguise that a cup is too big. (I'm not sure if this is the case on your bra, I say it as a general tip. I had bras that I could not understand why they are so tall and unsupportive and the straps hurt me... then I loosened the straps I found out that the bra was too big,)

    • I think you are right - it looks like the band is pulling the wire very tight and therefore making the cup shallow. I adjusted the straps which didn’t do anything for the fit, so I think the problem is a combination of a cup size too big and a band size too small. I will try to order in 75J to see if it is only the band or also the cup (that’s 34GG I believe).

    • DeathZhade 34GG would be the sister size to the 32H you have here. Larger band but similar cup volume. If you can, try 34G too?

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    38H

    Didn't fit

    Last one of the Wardrobe order!

    Lydia is absolutely based on the Etta frame. Super narrow wires for an Elomi bra, low gore, low sides, it even has a keyhole gore like Etta does. But it doesn't feel right to me. The gore doesn't completely tack and I've got some cutting in from the elastic on top, but it's not a huge amount? But it also feels...flat? Shallow? It reminds me a bit of how Carmen fit. It also, unlike Morgan and Etta, doesn't give me a very flattering shape, and is kind of flattened natural, I guess is the best way of putting it. And, as usual, need more depth at the bottom.

    Band is very stretchy, which makes it very comfy. The elastic pattern is nice, and I really like the little charm on the gore. But overall I'd say this was the biggest disappointment of the four I tried.

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  7. Didn't write a review

    That ugly beige color colorway

    Added on Oct 21, 2020



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    38HH

    Hasn't set fit

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    36J

    Fits

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    sahara colorway

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    42HH

    Didn't fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Aug 14, 2020



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