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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.
Updated on Oct 27, 2016 Flag this
Bought this size based on my measurements, but couldn't fill the cups. Ended up with a 42G that fits perfectly.
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 Flag this
I wanted to love this bra, And, some of it I do. Just not enough, so will be selling it.
The top of the cup fits very well. The center gore is a bit narrower than other Elomis and not only sits flat, but does not impinge on any tissue! The shape is forward, but rounded on the front, and the sides are contained. This bra sits in the right place for me in these important aspects. The J strap works for me! Until now, only the Rita had straps long enough for me to use this. While I do not have a millimeter left over, I ... can connect the J-hook on this.
The material is scratchy. I do not notice in the cups so much, but the underwire area is awful. Part of this, I think, is exaggerated because it sits below in inframmary fold. I keep adjusting the bottom of the bra upward. Part of it is because the band is just too big. I bought it when I had gained a few pounds and needed a larger band. No sooner than I ordered it than I started to lose a few pounds. I think this might be on the large size regardless, however.
The cups are much too wide. The top and bottom of the cup is filled, but there is gaping material on the sides. Definitely made for someone with shallower breasts.
The cup shape is a bit different from other Elomis have been. It is very rounded on the bottom of the cup - and likely why it does not work for my projected breasts. My nipples are usually placed at the confluence of seams in Elomi, but not in this one - they are down at least an inch. I am not certain, however, if this is because the cups are simply too wide/too large, however.
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 Flag this
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Added on Sep 27, 2020