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