This 40HH - Elomi » Persia Bandless Bra (8850) bra holds my full boob in the cup with no slop at the top, very little breast to chest at the bottom, no arm poking at the side and it really meets my chest in the middle. I wore the bra from about 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. I usually shed bras pretty quickly. Most Elomi's I own start to become uncomfortable between 5 and 8 hours. This is tighter that I have been wearing, mainly to accommodate cup size, but maybe I've lost some around ...the back. I am glad to find that this bra can make it beyond all day on the first wear.
Cups are very thin fabric and the bold patter will limit it's use under thin fabrics, but it sure is pretty. It's also kind of garish and out of my color scheme. I love color, though, so it's a lot of fun, but I had to keep my sweater buttoned all day (I'm a school principal so I try to not have provocative lingerie showing though my clothing.
it's new, so it may or may not stretch out, it definitely has molded to my chest a bit and eased over the back, but I haven't found extreme stretching out of shape to be a problem with Elomi. I picked up one of a similar or the same style on sale a few years back and the band rolled terribly, something to do with my back folds and bad fit, no doubt. None of that.
I expect it will hold up well with washing, but I almost always hand wash my bras.
Two years ago, I wrote, "Elomi bandless bras seem to fit me well and this is no exception."
When I first found the correct sizing for me, Elomis were my staple. Weight changes, time, and possibly migration has changed that. Many of the Elomi wires now seem too wide for me, some are set too far apart between the cups, and many do not work with the projection I have. This bra is now too small in the cups (it is close, but not quite large enough) but even if the cups fit, they do not fit as well asit did. I had not worn it in awhile because I'd put on about 15 pounds. I tried it on today and was surprised at how wide the wires were! Some with an older Briony 40GG and Eva 40GG. The top edge of the Persia fit better than the Eva or Briony, even though it is a cup size smaller, likely because of the lace. The Eva, especially, cut into the edge of my breasts, which are relatively equal.
This is a very comfortable bra but it is very much a full coverage bra. I would have no problem recommending this for under high neck shirts and for work wear, as it will get you through the day no problem. But if you are looking to show some cleavage but not the bra, this isn't the one for you!