I had bought a Panache Envy, but it was jabbing me badly in the armpits, so I tried out this Elomi Morgan instead. Sooo much more comfortable. First, the wire is shorter, so even when swooped and scooped it doesn't poke up into the tender zone. I measured the wire length at 13.8 inches, while the Envy is 15.5 inches, so, there's your problem! The cup width is 7.3, same as the Envy, so still wide enough to cover my root. Also, the (somewhat stretchy) band and the bottom of the cup on the Morgan is made of a very smooth non-stretch fabric, with stretch lace along the ...top. For those full-on-top ladies, be aware that there is an elastic band running on the top edge of the lace. There is a soft, felt-like material lining the inside of the band, wire, and straps, which feels nice. The strap is pretty average in width, but wider than the Envy's, which I also find more comfortable. I am very projected, and the Morgan seems to handle that with aplomb with a 14 inch deep cup.
As far as looks go, it does have the pretty stretch lace on the top of the cups that dresses it up, but overall I think this one is more serviceable than sexy. Fine by me! This colorway is just called "white," but the solid fabric on the cups is speckled with light blue.
The one thing I'm not crazy about is the side support. I feel like my heavy breasts tend to sag towards the outer bottom of the cup, and it pulls on the side of the band, causing some wrinkling. I'm pretty sure this is the right size, so there may be a shape issue. I notice if I pull the straps inward (as if they had a racerback) this improves the side lift a bit. I'm quite new to the bra-that-fits world, so I'm not sure of the cause or the fix beyond that. Still, I'm very happy overall!
Update: I tried the strap on the tightest hook, and it helped smooth out the edges of the cups by the wings and improved the shape a wee bit. I still feel it's a little slacker on the side support than I'd hoped for. Now, though, I'm wondering if I could have managed a 34 band!
Update 2: As I wore this bra more, the more I could see problems with the fit. The cups are just a little too small and the gore tacks only with effort and doesn't stay. I have since tried a 34JJ, and the fit is better. Read more 329 more words
The Elomi Morgan is a 4 piece cup construction with a side support panel and the upper cup is made out of stretchy lace. The bra has a full band and a regular height gore. I really like the fabric used on the bottom cup, it's very nice and soft. The shoulder straps are fully adjustable and a nice width. The band is stretchy but still supportive. The wires are softer more flexible than on the 32J - Elomi » Matilda Plunge Bra (8900) or the 32J - Elomi » Sachi Plunge Bra (4350). Basically the wires are like Elomi wires used to be ...in the past on most of their bras.
The wires felt not very sturdy, they distort easily when there is tension from the band. I found that the wires were quite weak and more flexible than the wires on Sachi or Matilda. I also felt that the side of the cup was lacking support. I found the wires to be much too wide for me and not tall enough. The other problem was the stretchy ribbon that is at the edge of the upper lace panel... it just cuts in. If your boobs are just a little soft, it will cut in. I also think it would if I tried a bigger size. It's not a bra for full on top boobs. Also the bra felt overall much less supportive than Sachi or Matilda. Read more 134 more words
I ordered this bra online, and unfortunately got the wrong cup size, so the cups are too small. Other than that, it's a great bra! The underwires don't poke me in the armpits, which is a problem I run into frequently. I bought the red color, which is super cute! The lace on top is stretchy, so even though the cups are too small, I don't have "quad-boob." I've already ordered what I hope is the right cup size, so we'll see how it fits when it arrives!
This bra is so comfortable. The fabric is satiny and the bands and straps are lined with a felt-like material. It doesn't dig or poke anywhere. However, I have a problem with just about all the bras I have tried with them slipping down out of the IMF, and this one is no exception. The band is pretty stretchy. In fact, I started with a 36 inch band Morgan, but I have to wear it on the tightest hooks right out of the gate. This one I wear with an extender. The cups of the 34JJ fit much better and the gore tacks comfortably.
It makes a nice shape, not as east-west as some other Elomis, and pretty round. The stretch lace on top of the cup has a rim of elastic, which sits fine across the top of my breasts, but might cut in for someone fuller on top. I would like a little more uplift, especially on the sides - perhaps if it were a perfect fit. The seams show only slightly through t-shirts.
I like this one. Morgan feels to me like a midpoint between Etta and Caitlyn. The band is a bit more TTS than I'm used to Elomi bras being, but felt okay. Wires felt perfect, gore is a good height, sides are a good height.
Didn't fit though. The elastic at the top of the lace cut in, and the gore didn't fully tack. Also, the seam where the side support sling connects to the main cup was cutting in big time. I also could have used a bit more depth in the bottom.
But the bra itself is very pretty - I love the pattern on the lace, and I really like that it's a beige bra with an interesting pattern. I will probably retry it up a size.
I keep coming back to Morgan. The 36HH - Elomi » Morgan Banded Bra (4110) was the first bra I kept from Nordstrom's at the beginning of this journey, and I've tried it also in 34JJ - Elomi » Morgan Banded Bra (4110). The 36HH didn't quite tack and the band rode up, so I initally thought the smaller band/bigger cup of the 34JJ was better. But when I went back to Nordstrom's, the fitter convinced me to try this 34J. Even though it has the same volume as the 36HH, this one does tack. It seems like the best size for me in Morgan so far, but I am concerned that the cups might be just a smidge tight.
So far I love this bra. The gore tacks perfectly. It's very comfortable and the bottom panels are silky soft and the upper lace is very pretty. I don't use the built-in clip on the straps - even with the straps at their longest, there really isn't room. I love the thin strip of elastic that runs along the top of the cups as that is the one place bras tend to be a touch loose on me and the elastic gently helps the top lay flat.