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Matilda Plunge Bra (8900)

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  1. 32 G-JJ ... (32 :9-:14)
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  1. 5
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    40GG

    Fits

    I am a recent bratabase convert and have a lot to learn about bra-fit principles and best practices. So take what I say with a grain of salt. I bought this bra in two sizes, 42GG and 40GG. I first bought the 42GG and thought it was too big (but kept it anyways). So I sized down to a 40GG. This review is for both sizes.

    The Matilda is a 4-part (counting the side panel) underwire plunge bra. The side panel and the lower cups are non-stretch fabric and the top cups are non-stretch sheer panel with “stunning beaded lace embroidery”. There is also an “opulent silver ... ring detailing”. Both the “stunning” and “opulent” elements are a tad cheesy so you should not get too excited about them. The non-stretch sheer panels might seem a little flimsy (it is a single layer bra) but it works well for me, but I am not full-on-top and I do not need as much support where the fabric seems flimsy. (Flimsy is not the best word to use, but I am leaving it). This will be a good bra to wear in the summer time. I do think that the non-stretch element is what saves the day.

    Both of my Elomi Matilda bras are my favorite bras. Both the 40GG and the 42GG seem to fit, both are comfortable, and both give me the support, lift and shape that I want. This speaks well for the flexibility of the design of this bra because I have two different sizes that are not sister sizes and I am satisfied with both. Two thumbs up.

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    Updated on Oct 27, 2016 Flag this


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      Hey, welcome! Great review and great that both sizes work for you! I find that in a few soft cup bras too - must be their flexibility in the cup itself due to it being soft. A little snug on the straps and they both fit fine. Glad you are enjoy Elomi...and thanks for the measurements...I am a bra band sister and we can use all the 40/42 band measurements we can get!

    • 3

      Thanks for the nice comment. I will be sure to check out your reviews!

    • 2

      "All the 40/42 band measurments we can get!"

      That is exactly correct! I always check for 40FF and 38G measurements, and there are so few!!

    • 3

      Lack of measurements in this size range must be why Bratabase doesn't give me much recommendations.

    • My recommendations are all messed up because I messed up my measurements on the first day I joined. :(

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  2. 2
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    32J

    Didn't fit

    I got the chance to try a few Elomi bras with free shipping and return from a local online shop and this was available in my size. The Matilda is a Plunge bra and features a 4 part cup construction with a side support panel and a sheer mesh top section with some cute dotty details. The wires on this bra are really firm and sturdy, comparable to Bravissimo and Panache wires. This is a feature I love, because the usual soft Elomi wires don't offer enough support, distort easily and end up on my back.

    How the bra fits me:

    The wires are a bit wide but not extremly ... too wide. I think if everything else would fit, it would be workable. The wires keep their shape and don't distort much. I feel very well supported by these wires alone. I get slight wrinkling at the sides and very very slight at the top of the cup where the upper cup meets the straps. It's very minor and barely visible, but it shows that the bra is a bit too wide and just slightly too tall for me.

    Sizing down is no option, actually I should rather size up, because there isn't much center room and the cup edge cuts into my breast tissue slightly. So very light quadboob but extra room at the sides? That is a shape-mismatch. Elomi Plunges are better for full on bottom and slightly wide boobs. I also felt uncomfortable with the gore, it pushed too hard against my sternum. I'm not used to wear such a low gore. The band is a bit more stretchy than on my 32J - Elomi » Sachi Plunge Bra (4350) bra, and I could close it on the second set of hooks already and it did not feel very tight.

    I really love the design of this bra. It's subtle but still cute and a bit girly with the dots. An understatement. And I love the teal color so much!!! Ahh it's so pretty! I almost wanted to keep it, but it's quite pricey and I feared that the issues would cause loss of support over a full day of wear and that the quadboob might show under a thin summer t-shirt.

    Also it gave me a slightly wide shape from the front (not super east-west like a Tango) but a bit more than I prefer. The J-hook for racerback would have helped with the issue a bit but the straps were barely long enough for me to comfortable hook the J-hook. Also it did not look flattering on my fluffy back fat. So it's a pass. I don't know if a 32JJ would solve all the issues and I think the bra is not the right cut for my boobs.

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    Updated on Apr 17, 2019 Flag this


    • It does look to me like your boob is trying to escape on the outside of the cup, in this picture: https://www.bratabase.com/picture/dpdy9/

      Sorry it didn't work out, this is a nice looking bra. From the thumbnails it looked like it worked :(

    • 1

      Sovavosi Yeah I know. That is my bigger boob. Also when I tried this bra on, my boobs were blown up by PMS. The bra is a mix of being obviously too small in cups but also kinda too big (on the side) here is the side wrinkling visible http://bra.pe/InJs/ (smaller boob). If there was more room at the center / top part of the cup I could get away with this size. I think in the 32JJ the wires will be even wider and it would not fit properly either.

    • alisa please a technical question. I see this bra has a (racerback ?) hook on the straps.

      Is it really possible to reach that high and manipulate it or would it require a helping hand ?

      Thanks, best regards,

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      femineaaeterna I can do it on my own, but it needs some practice.

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    32G

    Didn't fit

    ~70J/32G ~65K/30GG, projected, bottom and center full, tall roots, avarage root width, soft tissue
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    The shape/cut of the Cups is a 10/10, it's perfect, at least when I use the J-Hooks, it's okay but a little too seperated without the racer-back.
    This bra really made me realize how the racer-back option improves the fit and support of any bra for me, it even looks better to me. The style of this bra is a
    clear "meh" to me, I don't love the dotty detail on the top of the cup, but I do love love love the deep blue colorway.
    The real issue with this bra is the wire, yet again. the fabric creases at the wire and the wire slides down and then sits about 2cm under IMF.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Apr 03, 2019 Flag this


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    • 1

      Is the wire actually uncomfortable, or is it just that you're noticing it's not in the usual place? If it causes no discomfort I would not worry about it. The fact that the shape is good for you is very encouraging. You might also check out alisa 's numerous reviews of Bravissimo, in this size range they also have taller-than-average cups.

      I think the dots are darling! multiple shades of blue are so pretty together.

    • Sadly it's uncomfortable, and it get's increasingly uncomfy while wearing it, if I wear it for a day it leaves thick red marks exactly 2cm under imf. At this point the wire really is my fit issue nr.1, it's always the damn wire! Well, I got the Panache non-wired sports bra last week in 30G and it fits and is a clear improvement to what I was wearing before so I'm gonna life in it for now haha

    • 1

      Oh interesting - I always assumed Elomi's size range started at ~34 band! Also I didn't realize / never looked into their cupsize chart apparently.. so it's nice to see they offer sizes like 70J which would possibly fit me as well.

      The deep blue color is great indeed - thanks for reviewing!

    • 1

      bubblegum they expanded the range to 32s pretty recently, in the last couple of years or so I think. Until then, you recall correctly, they started at 34.
      They are known for rather wide and tall wires due to their target market being the plus/full bust range rather than just full bust--but not everyone needs the narrow Polish wires so for some people this is a very good thing!

    • 1

      Is this a UK 32J or a EU 70J ? I just ask because I find that the measuements of cup depth are quite small for an UK 32J. I have one of these on it's way to me too. It's a very pretty color. I'm happy that Elomi does 32 bands now.

    • 1

      EU 70J, so according to the conversion chart I'm looking at a UK 32G.
      Yep, I'm happy they offer 32s now, even tho it's not a perfect fit - I haven't found a perfect comfortable fit yet and I'm not sure If I ever will, but if I had to wear any bra I'd probably go with an Elomi Plunge now

    • If it's a UK 32G you should add it here as a 32G not a 32J. I have a UK32J of this bra on it's way and it's labelled as a EU 70M. We add bras here in UK sizing if that is the main sizing a brand uses.

    • Ohh wait I thought I added it as a 70J, sorry :/

    • Ohh wait I thought I added it as a 70J, sorry :/

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      Update: I DID add it as „70J“, the size „32J“ was automatically added somehow but obviously a EU J is not a UK J! Tried to correct it and add the actuall UK size

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  4. 1
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    42G

    Fits

    Initially tried a 42GG, but I couldn't quite fill the cups. I tried it in this size, and it feels like I am wearing nothing. It fits like a dream!

    Navy colorway

    Updated on Jan 25, 2019 Flag this


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    34GG

    Didn't fit

    Shockingly good fit on first glance. I bought it used on eBay in a fit of desperation after weight gain when I couldn't justify attempting to resize into Comexim. Sure, the wires are wider and the cup covers more of my chest, but it seems to have sufficient immediate projection without cutting in at the center. I'm encouraged enough to try other Elomi styles.
    Update 12/2018: Weight loss/shape change & this is way too big in the band now; it was probably a generous 34 anyway.

    Hot pink colorway

    Updated on Dec 24, 2018 Flag this


    • Thanks for the review. Any chance you will ad measurements?

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    32GG

    Didn't fit

    The Great Amazon Prime Wardrobe Try-On, Pt 2!
    My shape: FOB, narrow roots/shoulders, soft tissue, 32G (though I'm thinking maybe more 30G since a lot of these 32 bands are too stretchy for me!)
    Fit: This is laughably too big for me. I'm super disappointed, because I have read so many rave reviews for this brand, and this style in particular! If they made smaller cup sizes, I would be in better shape.
    Appearance: I love the darker beige color of this bra. The fabric isn't that soft, though; the cups are made of a stiff lace.

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    Updated on Jun 18, 2018 Flag this


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    38H

    Didn't fit

    I'll post more after I've worn this for a day or two.

    I've been eyeing this bra recently. I ordered one online after the bra calculator estimated me as a 40GG, but I know it's going to be too big in the band now. I've gone bra shopping multiple times this week and finally came home with the 38H Matilda and a couple other bras. I ended up with the nude colorway. It's pretty in the nude, but I think the purple colorway is prettier.

    The band runs big!! To give you an example, the other bras I got in 38I today are about 30 inches unstretched. This ... is 33. So this is more like a 40 band. Keep that in mind. It's a comfortable bra (most Elomi bras are great for all-day comfort in my experience). I will have to either wear this on a tighter hook or take in the band. For today, I'm trying it out on the 2nd hook with the knowledge that I'll have to shorten the band at some point.

    It does give a rounded shape and I think I like this one better under clothes than I liked my Amelia Spacer bra, which minimized the boobs and pushed them to the sides. I think this one has more center projection than the Amelia did. It's prettier as well.

    I don't fully fill the bottom of the cup due to the shape. My breasts are somewhat even. I thought they leaned a little toward Full-on-Bottom, but the salesgirl said they were Full-on-Top and that's why I had that tiny bit of wrinkling at the bottom of the cup. I tend to wear balconettes and half-cups for the most part.

    Update: After wearing it for a couple weeks, I find that band is a bit loose for me and that the wires at the gore press on me. I can't lay down in the bra, which is a problem I used to have with some Cleo bras which had narrow, high wires. I do still like the bra, but I may have to take in the band at some point.

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  8. 1
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    42GG

    Fits

    I am a recent bratabase convert and have a lot to learn about bra-fit principles and best practices. So take what I say with a grain of salt. I bought this bra in two sizes, 42GG and 40GG. I first bought the 42GG and thought it was too big (but kept it anyways). So I sized down to a 40GG. This review is for both sizes.

    The Matilda is a 4-part (counting the side panel) underwire plunge bra. The side panel and the lower cups are non-stretch fabric and the top cups are non-stretch sheer panel with “stunning beaded lace embroidery”. There is also an “opulent silver ... ring detailing”. Both the “stunning” and “opulent” elements are a tad cheesy so you should not get too excited about them. The non-stretch sheer panels might seem a little flimsy (it is a single layer bra) but it works well for me, but I am not full-on-top and I do not need as much support where the fabric seems flimsy. (Flimsy is not the best word to use, but I am leaving it). This will be a good bra to wear in the summer time. I do think that the non-stretch element is what saves the day.

    Both of my Elomi Matilda bras are my favorite bras. Both the 40GG and the 42GG seem to fit, both are comfortable, and both give me the support, lift and shape that I want. This speaks well for the flexibility of the design of this bra because I have two different sizes that are not sister sizes and I am satisfied with both. Two thumbs up.

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    Black colorway

    Updated on Oct 27, 2016 Flag this


    • I see you also tried Carmen, and are going to go up in the cup. How do you think this compares to the Carmen? It is currently my favourite bra, in 42G. It fits pretty well, but perhaps needs a bit more projection at the wire for me. I'm thinking of trying it in 42GG as well. Do you think Matilda might work for me too? It is pretty. I tried the pink in store, but they only had 42HH, which was far too big. Any advice is appreciated.

    • Thanks for your comment. I really liked the Carmen! The fabric was nice and the color was really pretty (red poppy). Unfortunately the cup was too small on the side. I read at herroom that you should go up one cup size (i read this after I ordered the vra). The fabric of the carmen seemed alot sturdier then the fabric on the Matilda. Although the Matilda's fabric was non-stretch whiich helped it to be sturdier. I only tried on the carmen but I liked it. Yes, i think you should try the Matilda.

    • Carmen in red poppy is such a lovely colour, isn't it! I've read a few reviews where people didn't like the fabric, saying it was too stiff, scratchy and felt cheap. Personally, I quite liked it. My boobs are quite soft so I need firm, non-stretch fabric at the bottom to keep them contained and locked down. I have really short roots, so the stretch at the top, especially the elastic, suits me fine. Have you seen the new style coming in either December or Jan, the Maya? It looks to be based on Carmen, or possibly Betty/ Anushka. It's white with a pink and green flower print, and pink lace at the top. I think the print is called sweet pea. It is sooo pretty. I can't wait till that one comes out.
      Thanks for the advice. I think I will get Matilda, in either black or pink. I hope the Carmen fits you in the next size up if you decide to reorder it. Best of luck.

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      I just googled the Maya bra and its so pretty! It reminds me of the Valentina that is the only bra I still use that is pre-Bratabase meaning I really like it. I hope you like the Matilda if you get it! Good luck back at you!

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  9. 0
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    34J

    Fits

    I first bought a Matilda in 36HH and had the same issue with the band being too stretchy and riding up that I have had with other Elomis. The bra fitter at Nordstrom's recommended I don't try to size up a cup, and I think she was right. In fact, I'm almost wondering if I could size *down* a cup, since this one is still a little droopy shaped. But surely a 34HH would be too small?

    I like the look of the Matilda and find it scratchy when I first put it on, but then really comfortable as soon as my body adjusts to the fabric. I ... find Elomis more comfortable than Panaches generally and don't have the problems with the wires going too high, even though the wing height is one of the taller ones I've tried.

    The Matilda is a four-part cup with sheer, non-stretchy mesh on each panel. The top panel with the embroidered decoration is a finer mesh and the side support panel appears to be reinforced with a second ply. The mesh on the wings is stretchy. Elomis always have really nice, soft felt covering the wires, band, and straps. Oh, the Matilda also has a built-in J-hook to wear the straps in a racerback configuration.

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    36HH

    Didn't fit

    This Matilda is surprisingly comfortable! The mesh doesn't seem particularly soft, but it's comfy enough I think I could wear it all day. The 36HH size is probably wrong for me, as the band is not tight enough. Elomis seem to be stretchier. The top cup is non-stretch mesh, so full-on-top ladies may have more difficulty. I think I'm pretty even vertically, so the cups fit nice and taut, but not tight. I have ongoing difficulties with bands slipping down out of my IMF, maybe due to shape issues, and this is no exception. A 34 band may help.

    Black colorway

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