It seems that Elomi is now making bras with uncomfortable fabric. This bra is made of a plasticky laminate that feels like canvas. It's quite durable and provides great lift. However it feels gross. The band is a nice comfortable Elomi band, although my experiment with this bra to see if I needed to size up in band or cup or both at this point led me to buy a 42 band which stretches to 45 inches. I don't need a band that big, and I feel comfortable saying I am definitely a 40 band still. The bottom of the cup is ...not projected enough and I get wrinkling at the side of the bra and quadding at the top, so this is obviously a shape issue. I probably still fit a 40H in Elomi, although a 40HH might also work.
This bra suffers from all the usual Elomi problems: it's too shallow at the base, is built for women who have average to tall, average to wide roots, and is super pointy. I've yet to meet an Elomi made for FOT wearers, and that's why I get quadding at the top edge of the cup where there is a bit of elastic. Like all Elomi bras the gore is wide and isn't great for center full or close breasts. To me this is not a plunge bra, either, with a 3.5 inch gore. The 40H - Elomi » Carmen Plunge Bra (4010) was way more plunging on me, but also suffers from fabric troubles. The wires are unusually firm for Elomi. They almost feel like Panache wires and are quite U shaped. The apex is quite high and points up rather than out so I get rocket boob in this, a lot like the 38J - Panache » Thea Balconnet Bra (9261).
I thought I would like this colorway but the pops of neon green make it less classy. There's not a lot about this bra I like, sadly. Read more 243 more words
I do like this bra...but that is because I only have two bras that truly fit. Compared to some, thought, it is pretty good. Between migration and normal body changes, I think I have settled into a shape -moderate to slightly narrow roots, projected, with evenness and soft tissue.
It is a bit more projected than some Elomis, so the wire just about sits in my inframmary fold. The wires are too wide as is the gore. The cups and band seem to run a bit small, not much, but a bit. The side shaping is excellent and the breasts are definitely centered and forward. The front of ...the cups is rounded so the look is projected, but not pointy.
Since the wires are a bit wide for me, they are under my armpit, but they do not dig. I can wear the bra all day. The outer material is not soft, but the wires and cups are lined with a softer material. The straps are quite firm, as is the band. This appears not to stretch out quickly.
In the Elomi half cup Aquila (so far one of the best for me), I take a 40GG. The top of the cup in this 40H cuts just a bit on my breasts. I pulled the material below the gore together, which rotated the cup slightly, and all the sudden the cups fit just right. If this was not brand new, I would try to sew the material together to see what happens!