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  1. Etta Bandless Bra (8840)

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    Used to fit

    I have done it. I have found the holy grail of bras. I think I have found my perfect bra.

    So, I have found that it is my shape, rather than my size, that makes it so difficult to find a bra that actually works for me. I am functionally full-on-bottom with narrow, very short roots, and a huge amount of projection. My boobs essentially go straight out from my body on both top and bottom. Finding bras with enough depth but not too much height is a struggle; throwing a need for narrow wires in just makes it worse.

    This bra has it ALL. It says it was designed ... for petite women, which I am not, but with my breast shape and the fact that they are so high-set on my chest I ordered it anyway, hoping it'd work. And oh does it work.

    The band is fantastically snug - incredibly so for Elomi bras. They tend to run rather loose, to where when (well, if, since I have Etta now) I replace my Caitlyn I plan on getting a 34 band (I also tried on Lexi in a 34GG for kicks and giggles at Nordstrom Rank and despite being way too small in the cup the band was great). This is not loose at all and is much more true to size; I measured the band at 36.5" while stretched. Awesome.

    It also has gloriously narrow wires. My other Elomis, much as I love them, have wires that are 7" or more. My EM experiments have led me to find that wires in the 6.3-6.5" width work best for me. This bra falls right in that range. Yes!

    The cup has just enough height where I don't have gaping even where the cup meets the strap - something I've been resigned to expect from any unlined bra I try. The wings and gore are both very low for Elomi and, well, most bras in this size. The underwire channels are lined in a nice soft fleece, which makes them extremely comfortable against my chest, and the straps are also slightly fleecy.

    I love the bright cheery pink color, and the sunflower embroidery is adorable. It'll probably show through on a thin shirt, but who cares? Not me. It's pretty! I also like the matching bows on the gore and straps, and how the gore isn't full fabric all the way up but rather a keyhole. Very nice.

    The only real quibbles I have are the width of the gore - it's a bit too wide for my breasts, which are happier in narrow gores, but it's not a dealbreaker by any means. The fabric is a bit stiff - it reminds me of the material that Caitlyn is made of, but stiffer and less satiny. Still, I'm sure it'll soften up once I wash it; I can't remember if my Caitlyn was stiffer at first or not.

    This bra basically takes all of the usual stuff about Elomi - wide wires, loose bands, tall sides, etc. - and throws it out the window. And it's fantastic. I'm absolutely going to be recommending it to everyone in this bra's size range that needs narrower wires but doesn't necessarily want the hassle of trying Polish bras.

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    • Thats great! My first bra from a real fitter was an Elomi (in a 34GG), but I'm really a 32J, so they're out for me.

    • Yeah, they start at 34 bands, which can suck for someone in your size range, because they really are such comfy and great bras.

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      I'd planned this to be the first bra I buy once I get my finances settled, but you just made me that much more excited!

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  2. Sachi Plunge Bra (4350)

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    40JJ

    Fits

    My boobs: very short narrow root, full on top, center full

    The fit: Fits like a 38JJ or true to size 40J. The fit is very similar to my 38JJ - Elomi » Lottie Plunge Bra (4180) except lower cut and more open on top (excepting the straps). When I tried my 40JJ - Elomi » Jodi Plunge Bra (4190) over the top of this bra, there was room at the bottom, apex, and top of the bra, which suggests that this bra is a size smaller everywhere in comparison to other Elomi plunges, at least in this size. Additionally, when I ... tried my Lottie over the top of this bra, it fit the same everywhere except the Lottie was a bit taller and more closed on top, and had more room at the center. This is due to the seam placement, which is more east-west on this bra, with less room in the center. To make up for that, the gore is low and fairly narrow at the base. I have no problem after wearing this bra with the wires resting on tissue at the gore, a problem with most Elomi bras. The gore is the same height as my Elomi Jodi and does not tack, probably because of the lack of room at the apex. The side wires are very tall and would gouge me if I didn't replace them, which I always do. The band is firm and very comfortable. It doesn't move around at all. The straps don't cut in to the top of my breasts. Although it is supposed to be the same cut as Elomi Matilda Plunge Bra (8900), it is much shorter and smaller than the one I tried in this size. The fit is pretty good, considering the depth at the wire, as I don't have any sliding out of my IMF, although I do have some wrinkling at the base of the cup. The strap placement is much more centered than other bras I own and is the biggest selling point of this bra for me, followed by the great strappy details.

    The look: Lifted, rounded, although I could have done with more room at the bottom of the bra. Would have been a better fit if it had fit true to size, but I'm sort of in between sizes right now. I get a very slight upside down 7 shape, so if I gain any weight it will be ugly. Without clothes on it looks great though, and the straps rest perfectly on my breasts in just the right place. Under my work clothes there is no hint of strappiness, and the arm holes are cut nice and deep so I can wear it under a black dress that usually shows bra on the side. Under low cut party dresses and shirts, the strappiness is just right for me. I'm fine with a bit of sex appeal when I'm out with my husband. Besides the straps there are no embellishments like bows and the shoulder straps are attached to a ring in the front which does not dig in.

    The feel: Not as soft as Elomi's satin bras, but also not as itchy as some of their more plastic bras. Not as itchy as the Matilda plunge or really any CK bras. The inner side support panel is lined in a flannel type fabric which is very soft. The straps are similar to Elomi Bijou Banded Moulded Bra (8720) straps: slightly more stretchy and smooth, but won't get frayed over time. The strappy straps are made of a cleverly sewed stretch elastic which are just right for my full on top short breasts. The straps move with my movement, which I like. No cutting in and I feel like they wouldn't cut in even on very full on top tall roots because of their elasticity. The mesh on the band under the gore sometimes folds over and is itchy, but no more than three or so times per day so far. The best part is, because of the strappy straps and their connection to the top of the cups, the straps are pulled forward out of my armpits into a very comfortable wearing position. I have no issues with the straps falling down whatsoever in this bra, making the comfort very great indeed.

    A great strappy bra for a plus band and cup woman, and a good buy if you need centered straps and a firm band as well.

    Edit: 12/30/18- after wearing this bra for a long time and comparing the fit to another Sachi and a Soraya both in 40JJ, I’m pretty sure this is a mislabeled 40J. As I bought it from an outlet, that makes sense. But you should also know that in a real 40JJ the cups fit tts and the band is still really firm.

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    Black colorway

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    Pretty sure this is actually a 40J

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    Updated on Dec 30, 2018 Flag this


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      Gorgeous!! The straps are very fetching. So glad this one is comfortable after a few tweaks.

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      Those straps look really awesome under a shirt.

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      Love how this looks on you! So pretty.

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      It looks really great on you! Love the cup strappies, too! Almost a butterfly silhouette pattern.....very nice!

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      Missed your dress photo earlier: Wow! That is an amazing look on you!!!

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      Wow!! What an awesome bra! It looks so great on you. I can understand the slight east-west though, the seams are a bit outward facing. My boobs are naturally upside down 7 east west, so I want a bra that doesn't do that!! Lol. I love how thorough your review is. :)

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      Thanks so much for the compliments! I wore it all day yesterday without discomfort! It may become my favorite bra. Can't wait to go out with my love and show it off!

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  3. Soraya Plunge Bra (4270)

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    40JJ

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    I should start by saying that I am currently wearing this and have been all day and all I had to do was change out wires for my usual ones. That’s how comfortable it is, and what an amazing fit it is.

    Fits almost perfectly- I could use a tiny bit more room in the bottom center and the sides are slightly too tall but otherwise the fit is perfect for me. The strappy parts give great upper support without a higher gore, which I generally find uncomfortable. This bra is even more comfortable because the fabric is super soft, buttery, and smooth, and the ... band is consistently firm as it is double layered.

    The fabric is also just gorgeous- its’s a digital print, I can’t tell if it’s pink and red roses or chrysanthemums, all over a black background. It’s very me, sort of moody and romantic, which is how I like to dress.

    Oh, also, the shape is phenomenal- nice and round, which Elomi used to not be able to do. It’s what I want in a bra shape.

    I love this bra and I love how Elomi has been making more fabulous inclusive lingerie. This season has just been fantastic- full of beautiful bras with beautiful fits. I hope they keep it up.

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    Dark Rose colorway

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      What a beautiful pattern! It looks great on you.

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      What a strikingly beautiful pattern! It looks great on you and I'm glad it's a good fit. :-)

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      What a strikingly beautiful pattern! It looks great on you and I'm glad it's a good fit. :-)

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      I love this bra! And it looks so good on you (aaaand looks comfy as well).

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      Fantastic find!!!!

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      This pattern is so damn pretty. I love floral prints. And it looks phenomenal on you.

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  4. Tori Plunge Bra (4370)

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    40JJ

    Didn't fit

    If you are a plus full busted woman then you already are aware of Ewa Michalak’s SM line, and particularly her beige or pink with black seamed bras with detachable or straps, such as Ewa Michalak Sm Ja Weim. You might lament their limited size range, narrow wires, or scaling in larger sizes. If you want a strappy Ewa bra but they just won’t work for these reasons, have I got good news for you! And the fit issues I had with this bra are similar to some of the fit issues with Ewa’s SM bras, so you might not be disappointed there either *wink*.

    The ... Tori has everything I love about lingerie- beautiful details, Art Deco/Arts & Crafts style embroidery mixed with a modern structure and Marlies Dekkers’ strappy luxury, and the comfort and fit Elomi is good at. Thus, Tori is vintage and modern, sexy and comfy, and while the strappy trend is dated now, the embroidery and comfort make it pretty special.

    Its construction is pretty similar to other Elomi plunges. Elomi has been playing with the shape, if not the actual dimensions of their plunges, and I feel like this bra might be what they are going with. Like Elomi Sachi Plunge Bra (4350), Tori is a bit shallower on bottom to provide uplift. This also means I get wrinkles, but no gapping, on the bottom. The apex is a little more widely spaced so, like most bras, I get some wrinkling on the inside too. This particular bra seems slightly shallower/wider spaced than my Sachi on the inside, so without a few modifications the gore does not tack. I think this is to prevent spillover into the center, but since I have very firm center tissue and short roots, that will never be a problem for me.

    The band is true to size, firm, built slightly more for a V shaped body than I would like, but still very comfortable. It is double-lined mesh in back, and the black binding everywhere is soft and velvety. The cups are double-lined non stretch mesh. The top of the cup has a slightly stretchy tape to keep everything in place.

    The straps are like the Sachi- firm stretch elastic with no embellishment. The straps each have little loops to attach the center rose motif. The motif attaches to the gore via loops which are connected to two center buttons.

    Wires are soft and wide and tall at the sides- too soft and wide and tall for me. I need about that width at the bottom of the cup because of my flat roots, but a more vertical, shorter wire on the side. The gore is the usual width, but too wide for me. Once I narrowed the gore at the top and replaced the wires with my usual #60 vertical flat wires from porcelynne, my tissue sank easily into the cup. It’s nice because I needed all the space I could get at the center and narrowing the gore gives me that much more room there.

    I have had to do this mod to basically all my bras so it’s nothing new. I will have to adjust the buttons and loops at the gore but as it stands Tori will be worn a lot- if it’s anything like Sachi it will get worn quite a bit.

    On a woman with taller roots in my size this would be a plunge with a pretty standard plunge shape. On me it fits as a mid coverage bra, but that’s due to shape and size. I’m excited to own a bra like this. I like plunges because the shape is good for my shape, and the beige is a good nude for my skin tone. I feel very sexy but also classy, and I really appreciate the comfort and support. I like that I can wear the bra to work with work appropriate necklines, then attach the motif on my way to dinner out with my husband to make my lbd a wow dress. It’s one of the more expensive non-luxury bras out there, but I think it’s well-worth the price. And considering how well my Sachi has held up, this band will not stretch out, fabric won’t fray, and the bra will last and last, as long as appropriate care is taken.

    TLDR: if you always wanted a strappy bra, but were sized or shaped out, now is your chance. Band and cup are tts, support is excellent, quality and longevity are superb, aesthetic are on point.


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      looks like you found a great bra. It looks amazing on you!

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      The embroidery is absolutely gorgeous. It looks lovely on you, too!

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      It's beautiful!

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      Very lovely!

    • That is so pretty on you! Definitely one of those bras that feel special.

    • i was wondering how many bras you own - you do a decent number of reviews (or maybe they just stand out to me, being close to my size but probably not a fit for me!)

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      dbmamaz I have a lot but most don’t fit as my size has gone from 40H to 38J to 40JJ now.

    • I’m constantly having shape and size changes so I’ve bought way more bras than I should have. Also, I buy a lot, try them, measure them, and return them. The closest store that sells my size is a 5 hr drive away.

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      Wow!! Another stunner on you!!!

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      Thanks Love4Pollinators! Also I’m pleased to say that after the above modifications and wearing it 12 hours today I only noticed any discomfort in the last hour or so.

    • dbmamaz I counted and I currently own 15 bras/swim tops I wear regularly, another 17 I wear less frequently, and about 30 more I would love to wear if I shrink/I use for parts.

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      cool! i currently have 7 in regular rotation and 2 more coming.

    • I have about 5 swim tops and 10 or so bras in rotation so I’m right there with you.

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      hah, the high-end bra store near me just posted this model on fb! I was all like, Ooh, I know what that is!!

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  5. Morgan Banded Bra (4110)

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    40K

    Didn't fit

    I got this bra to see if I have grown and need to size up in my bras. After trying it I can conclude that a bigger size doesn’t help.

    This is a really beautiful bra with a nice rounded shape (more so than in my pictures becayse with my arms up I don’t fill out the top much) that would be perfect for someone with taller wider roots.

    The pattern is gorgeous and the lace and band are nice and firm. An excellent choice for a non petite plus sized woman, but too big and possibly not the right shape for me.

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    Updated on Sep 23, 2018 Flag this


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    • oh wow ok I looked at all the places you tagged me and I definitely think the issue we discussed has something to do with nontacking gores. I mean in many of the bras it's a lack of tension but when the cups get so tall and are not pulled forward by being filled, the strap/cup edges end up effectively being caught against the front of your arm if you see what I mean.
      I'm curious, you seem to have almost all cups where the depth greatly exceeds your lying-down perimeter. Is that because you get quadding at the edge in sizes that are closer to your perimeter? or do you get problems with wires too narrow or something else?

    • My tissue is super firm, so my laying perimeter is not a good measurement for what I need because I get really bad gore not tacking, pain from compression, and/or quadding. For example, with my 40HH - Elomi » Amelia Spacer Moulded Bra (8740) I took in the gore and wire it one day. The bra cuts in slightly causing the gore to untack at the top and I get major compression pain with or without an extender. My 40J - Elomi » Tia Bandless Bra (4280) is the same way plus in cup quadding with/without extender. I get major quadding on my 42HH - Elomi » Anushka Plunge Bra (4061), 40JJ - Curvy Kate » Curvy Kate Poppy Balcony Bra (CK10011)

      So I don’t really know what to do. All my tissue is up front right by the gore where I need tons of room but to get enough room there I have to size up in the cup a bunch and the sides get all floppy.

    • Also if you look at my underband+ overboob measurement I measure about 42:14 in a super tight soft bra where I’m muffining out the top, so really if anything I’m squeezing myself into a 40JJ when I should be in a 42JJ.

    • I hear you about needing room for center fullness which may cause the cup edge to be too shallow or closed. (Also for anyone even moderately apex-projected I would avoid molded foam bras with such a "flat" or blunted profile as the Amelia because that shape can shove the breast glands back against the ribcage, which is uncomfortable for almost everyone)

      Now for a million questions... feel free to address as slowly or fast as you want, I just wanted to put all the brainstorming in the same post :-)

      1/ Polish or not - I see you have some Wellfitting and Ewa bras in your list from years ago--did those cause you any pain or discomfort in the breast area at the time they were an OK fit? If they were good, is there a reason you are not returning to those brands currently? Is it price or a fit reason per se?

      2/ cup dimensions - If Polish bras are unaffordable I imagine you have done a search by measurements already to look for deep cups that are less tall and wide-- what are the best measurements you would want (even if currently hard to find)?

      3/ Asymmetry - I see from your profile that you have a significant (1.5 cup) asymmetry-- are you in the habit of using a pad, cutlet or other equalizing item(s) on the underside of the smaller breast? Asymmetrical breasts usually don't have the exact same breast base height--the smaller one often has its IMF a little higher, causing the wires not to sit level. So the bra is not quite stable and this allows unwanted breast movement, poking, pain etc. The tight strap adjustments even in older reviews without this characteristic of unfilled upper cup suggests to me that you might have felt the need to stabilize or adjust more than the average wearer even back then (unless it is just a habit). Most high-set people adjust the straps short, but not tight.

      4/ Quadding - I assume the Anushka 42HH and the Poppy 40JJ have quadding now, but not at the time the pics were taken? Can you add at least one pic on either one of these to show where it occurs?

      5/ Pain causes and further clues to fit problems: I am not a doctor but I have never heard of tissue firmness causing significant bra-induced pain or sensitivity in and of itself, although of course both firmness and natural sensitivity can occur in the same person. So I am wondering about whether you actually have more than one fit issue causing it in the bras you mention (do you have pain in many bras, at the end of the day for example?)
      Some common fit problems that cause pain:
      - well-developed pectoral muscles, location and shape of tail of Spence or outer edge of breast tissue, and/or breast position (high set, which applies to you) means that there is really no fitting underwire bra that can sit on the body without poking or sitting across sensitive tissue, be it muscle (actually super sensitive) or breast tissue. These people often find that they are better-served in wirefree options.
      - referred pain from excessively tightened straps,
      - pain from tissue being forced out of place (eg east-west if your breasts are naturally centered or centered for people who are not naturally oriented that way)
      - wires poking you in the sides
      - nontacking gore causes inner ends of wire to trap breast tissue underneath them or poke them when they sneak behind it
      - nontacking gore causes lower curve of wire to dig painfully into ribcage causing referred pain all the way up into the breast
      - wires thrusting up into the underside of the boob (happens in situations where a heavier breast is in a too-loose cup, which allows it to overhang the wire significantly)

      As you can see wires are involved in the vast majority of the pain/discomfort issues related to poor bra fit. If you have SOME wired bras in which you can be 100% pain free all day every day, those are the ones we want to focus on to see what exactly makes them better for you. and try to find bras that have those qualities but not any of the other fit shortcomings.

      End of Dickens novel! lol

    • My phone camera is broken and I don’t have another camera so I will have to wait until my husband comes home but:

      1. Ewa was way too tall and wide set even with a cup too small (I tried a number of band sizes). I haven’t gone back to them because my only option is about $100 and the straps are useless- so wideset they would only support if I were wearing football pads.

      Comexim was great, I loved it until I outgrew it and the wires began to slide down and dig in to my stomach. When I asked them to make a 95N they were hesitant, making me also hesitant as that means I will be their fit model. I also didn’t work much of last year so it was easier to buy rtw, especially as I gained 20 -30 lbs and couldn’t afford to keep ordering special orders.

      2. I’ve made my own bra frame out of an old bra. The wires that fit me best are Porcelynne 58 or 60 vertical flats. My breast base is a flat line so these are the only wires that don’t dip below my imf abs gouge me in the stomach. When they are sitting in the right place they are 2.5 inches tall at the gore, 4.5 inches high at the side, and 8.5 inches wide, which is too wide for me at top but perfect at the bottom at my imf- doesn’t cut in to my tissue like regular vertical wires.
      I have symmastia about 3 inches up from my imf so a bra that tacks with a gore higher than about 2.5 inches hurts immediately- burning pain that radiates. I have actually worn a bra like that for a year because that was the only discomfort.

      Because of my omega shape, if I Wear a bra with not enough depth, the bra pushes my tissue back into my armpit and the fold where my breast meets my pecs gives me heat rash. So anything less than 16 in seems to do that to the point where I can’t wear the bra at work.

      Ideal dimensions thus seem to be
      Band 42 in
      Width 8 in
      Depth 16-16.5
      Gore: 2.5
      Wing: 4.6

      This bra does not exist. There are no bras on the market with this cup depth and less than a 3 in gore.

      3. Assymetry: my breast base is the same height on both sides. My smaller breast is shorter and less full on top. I find cutlets to be hot, uncomfortable, and bulky. I’ve even made my own and I just don’t like them. And pushing up from the bottom doesn’t stabilize the bra much, just gives me less room at the bottom. I used to adjust the straps super tight because they constantly slid off.

      4. Pics to come

      5. I only get the pain I described when wearing too small bra cups. This has happened with both my 40HH - Elomi » Amelia Spacer Moulded Bra (8740) and feels like burning everywhere. I feel instant relief when I take it off. It has also occurred with my 40N - Goddess » Keira Nursing Bra (6092) on pre-period week. The general sense is of painful compression in the breast, much like occurs with a too-tight band. I also experience slipping and digging into my stomach, like with my beloved Wellfitting bras when they got too small.

      Currently I have no bras that fit me where I can wear them without some discomfort over the 14 hour work day. I have a few I can wear with minimal discomfort.

      40JJ - Elomi » Soraya Plunge Bra (4270) and 40K - Curvy Kate » Poppy Balcony Bra (CK10011) I can wear with only slight riding down and burning where the gore digs into my stomach at the end of the day.

      By the way, when I push in the gore to my Soraya to get it to tack at the top I get a tiny bit of side boob.

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      thanks for taking the time to answer all that in one go!

      It's great news that your asymmetry affects where the breast ends on top and not the base--at least that means your band sits horizontal.

      The fact that your everything seems to go a bit haywire in certain places where wires contact your ribcage makes me wonder if you would be better served by wire-free but I am concerned that the Goddess Keira caused you pain. You measured the cups at about 17.6" deep but I know measuring soft cup bras is a little bit unrepresentative of the actual volume available-- so do you think it was simply too small or was it a matter of a tight band?

    • The band stretches to much bigger than my ub measurement and sometimes rides up, and I quad a bit on top sometimes so I think it’s the depth in total.

    • Here, take a look at 40J - Curvy Kate » Dragonfly Plunge Bra (SG5411). My arms are up in my side picture but when they are down I fill the whole bra except for the little triangle at the top where my root is slightly shorter than the bra. Don’t you think I need all the depth, considering how much I fill the cups? Btw, this is a very comfy bra except i can’t do the straps over the whole day. I’ve thought about replacing them.

    • Also I get a soft tack at the very top of the gore which is good because otherwise it would hit me in the bad spot. :)

    • Yeah, measured the band of my Goddess again- it stretches to 46 so that’s not tight at all. The compression comes when I’m retaining water a lot.

    • Ohhhh I have next to zero breast sensitivity (as in I can do any high impact activity with just a reguilar bra and not the slightest discomfort) but when I got on a poorly-chosen pill and water retention caused boob growth, my breasts were SUPER painful! I am not sure if there is something that can be done if you're prone to water retention in general, but perhaps there are options--I hope so because I really feel for you, I was in a lot of pain with all but 2 or 3 of my bras at that time.

      If the band on the Goddess was unsupportive that could definitely be the cause of discomfort and lack of containment so I have some hope for you that other nonwired and/or better-sized nonwired bras could work well--they are much more forgiving and offer more flexibility for fluctuating size.

      Re: the Dragonfly, ok I am not sure where your root ends on the side, but that is a perfect illustration of mismatch between cup shapes offered in wired bras and actual anatomical shape of the wearer's breasts: yes you definitely need all the depth... that is, all the depth that is at the FRONT of the cup. This particular bra's cup also has a lot of depth on the sides that is just no use to you because you have no breast tissue on your sides. This is how I fit into shallowish plunges like the Passionata Brooklyn (just citing it since it's a popular bra with many images/reviews here). The Brooklyn lacks space for center fullness and projection. I am normally a 32E/30F but being very projected and center full, the only way I can wear that bra comfortably is by sizing up to a 30G. In that size I fill the inner/lower 60% of the cup perfectly and it has enough containment and depth for me not to quad (in my normal size I quad hugely). The remaining 40% of the cup is wrapped round my side and there is a ton of empty space above.

    • wendybien I take a water pill that does more or less a good job normally but not the week before my period.

      So here’s a picture where I drew my roots over the bra wire: https://www.bratabase.com/picture/dpd2z/
      as you can see they are shaped like a loaf of bread: flat on the bottom, round on the sides and curving around. _] If you know of a wire that wraps back at the top of the cup let me know. Vertical U shaped bra wires cut in on the bottom sides of my roots and are usually too tall. Otherwise the wires I currently use are shaped like this \_| and work the best of any wires I’ve tried.

    • Also I only see a few bras in 40:15 on here that are wireless. Do you know of other brands besides Jeunique and Royce?

    • cupandahalf occasionally I have seen wires that had a BIT more curve on the side but not enough to head all the way back in the opposite direction--that shape of wire would not be able to sit flat on the ribcage on most people.

    • Many people need to size down at least one cup in seamed, nonwired styles, especially those like you or me who often size UP in wired bras to fit center fullness and have unused space at the sides and/or top; and some of the brands also run small in the band (like Triumph or Elila) so sizing is a bit of a different animal... PLUS often these bras are not updated in Bratabase so this is not necessarily the optimal place for research. But generally the brands I would expect to try to get a fit in your general cup volume, with a lot more projection, would be Goddess, Glamorise, Aviana (possibly), Elila (definitely read RollsAndCurves ' blog and reviews and also the reviews by Holly on The Lingerie Addict), and Triumph for starters. Elomi has some nonwired but you definitely want the seamed ones to allow better apex projection. I'll add some if I think of more.

      I noticed the other day that you have lots of sports bras--are you physically quite active either for your work/ordinary chores or for leisure? Because I'm still wondering if some of these super-tall wires may be hitting your pec muscles.

    • I was buying sports bras as wireless bras with a less pointy profile. I swim a lot though. My pecs are significant. I can flex and make my breasts bounce.

    • Triumph only goes up to a 42:10. I’m wearing the largest cup size in a 40 band Goddess has to offer and the seams are already behind my arms (40:14). Glamorise only offers up to 40:11 and the band looks tts from reviews. Elomi only offers up to 40:14 and the cut is the same as the Goddess I have.

      I guess that leaves Elila and Aviana. Not a lot of options once you get into the K cup range.

    • ok yeah that is what I was wondering about re: pectoral muscles. So it sounds like the vertical space nearer the front of your torso that would be needed for an underwire proportional to your breast root is severely limited by physical obstacles above (pecs, actual armpit and slight symmastia that you mentioned) and like many people you aren't comfortable when the wired structure settles well below your IMF, so the only thing the wires can do is settle at/near the actual IMF and tip outwards at the front--rendering them useless. Ultra narrow wires sitting so far forward that they're completely clear of pecs and armpit are would probably be a bit TOO far forward, i.e. would sit on the edges of your actual breast tissue, based on how you drew the root, if I understand correctly?

      For wireless the fit and sizing can be so absurdly off compared to wired, even for bras which come in almost identical-looking cuts with a wired and nonwired version (cf. the people who need different sizes in the Panache Sports depending on whether it has a wire or not). So, I honestly can't/shouldn't hazard a guess as to which of those size ranges you might actually be in--this is where the trial and error will come in (probably a job for free-exchange-and-return retailers only). To give you an example, in my own former size range where obviously each cup size jump represents a bigger difference in proportion to the whole cup, at one point I was wearing a 32F/FFUK in wired bras but in more traditional nonwired bras I was in 34D on average (34DD in a few and even 34C in a few others). And my 32 was NOT a tight band at all (I was under snug 29" underbust).

    • I made myself a bra frame tonight by cutting out the cups of a frankenbra I already have and trying some different wires in it. I noticed two things: My wires are definitely too wide but the ones that are the right width are too short and jab me. So I tried a compromise pair that are about .25 in wider but taller on the side and they are just about perfect...if I wear an extender. So I think I need a 42 band after about 9 AM, lol. I’m going to try a few more 42HHs and see how they feel. I’ll see if Comexim will make me something in 100M or N as well. Who knows?

    • Pretty exciting! Yes, delicate balance to strike cos you have limited real estate under your arm but with the weight and height of your particular bust, the wire can't be too short otherwise it will just not work. I know some people have done tutorials on cutting underwires to the exact height they wanted and refinishing the ends so if you can find some super tall ones that are precisely the right width...
      Have you tried altering cups before? I think that would be an awesome skill to have.

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  6. Tia Bandless Bra (4280)

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    ETA - a few months later, I've gained a bit of weight and have to admit that this bra just doesn't have enough projection for me. I can wear it just fine, but I constantly feel like I'm about to fall out the bottom and it's just a bad sensation. Still a lot to love about this bra for someone that it suits better.

    TLDR - It's narrow! It's projected! It has short, soft(er than Panache) wires! It comes in a 32 band! It's FREAKING BANDLESS! If you like Panache Envy but want shorter wires and can tolerate a wider gore, BUY THIS.

    I'm kind of in love with ... this bra. It has a lot of the things I love about Panache Envy Balconnet Bra (7285) , while not being Panache Envy (variety is the spice of life, also, jfc, the WIRESSSSS). Did I mention it's bandless?

    First awesome Envy-like feature: the left to right seam that is almost completely horizontal. In bras that have a more diagonal seam along with a mesh or lace upper portion of the cup, I find I get pillowing/in cup quadding where the mesh/lace and other material meet. I'm not sure how the seams are causing this or why a horizontal seam works better, but it definitely does.

    Second awesome Envy-like feature: stretch lace upper portion of the cup is not lined with any sort of ribbon or elastic or other material. While this often helps create a nice rounded shape, it acts like a rubber band on my soft tissue and creates another type of in cup quadding.

    (I am not 100% sure that a horizontal seam in and of itself has that much effect on fit for me, but every bra I have tried with a horizontal seam and no elastic at the top of the cup has also had very firm fitting stretch lace/mesh, which seems to have something to do with pulling my tissue away from the seam and avoiding the pillow/bubble/in cup quad there. In something like Cleo Hettie Balconnet Bra (9011) that has a horizontal-ish seam, firm mesh but also elastic, I get LESS pillowing at the seam but it's still there. Shoutout to cupandahalf for talking some of this out with me on another review. Anyway, where was I?)

    Here's where this bra beats Envy: THE WIRESSSSSSSSSSSS. They're shorter so no poking, and soft so the not exactly tacking center gore isn't painful. There's a good half to 3/4ths of an inch gap at the end of the wire channel, which allows for the wings to be taller and hold in my side squish.

    The gore is a little wide for my average set but center full breasts - it's just barely short of an inch wide at the top. However, the gentle wires and accommodating stretch lace mean I can kind of just scoot things around and be comfortable and contained.

    I have no issues with the quality of the bra. The print is kinda whatever for me - I suppose it's romantic in a noir sense? It could look pretty sexy with the right pair of panties, I guess. The embroidery kind of has an odd feel on the outside. It feels just like a very old, very nice embroidered arm chair at my grandmother's house. I'm pretty sensitive to textures and how things feel and it's exactly like that. You can't feel it at all on the inside of the cups, thankfully, just touching the outside.

    I would be happy if the cups were 14" deep. At 13.5", they feel just deep enough. I did a bit of yoga in this bra and didn't feel like I fell out too much, but I haven't done anything really physical yet.

    This isn't a full coverage bra, but it's not going to give you a ton of cleavage either. I haven't seen Elomi calling it a balconette, full coverage or anything, just a "bandless" bra. I felt comfortable wearing it under a v-neck t-shirt from Target, but if you're TRYING to get cleavage, look elsewhere.

    Lastly, I hope this review was helpful. If there's anything I could do better or information you'd like to see. I know my reviews tend to be a bit long, but I like to cover everything that seems relevant about a bra.

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      Awesome!!! Looks lovely!!

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      Pretty. Comes in my size. But Envy was the most painful bra I ever owned . . . too shallow for me. Not sure its worth the risk.

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      I love this review! I was just thinking of getting this bra and I think you've sold me on it. It's funny, I thought BANDLESS! just like you when I saw it.

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      Bandless? Awesome! I'd give it a try, but I need a 30 band in most UK bras (have tried a 32 Elomi already and the band was riding up on the tightest hook). I wish there were more bandless bras for larger cup sizes. Being short and having a bit of squish, I find some banded bras to be excruciating, especially when I'm sitting for a while (*cough* Jasmine *cough*).

      Looks great on you, and it looks perfect under that t-shirt!

    • Thanks y'all. :)

      dbmamaz How was Envy painful for you? Wires? This is a bit less projected, so probably a pass there anyway.

      cupandahalf I'm really glad I tried this bra. Bandless bras are so rare the only one I can remember trying is Elomi Etta, which I just hated. I thought maybe I didn't like bandless bras, but I definitely do!

      LadyInBlue :( If Etta is ever available in a 32 band, maybe try it. I found that it was a much firmer band than any other Elomi style I've tried. Have you tried Andorra? I find bras that have a lot of band in the front are more comfortable than something like Envy or Jasmine. The extra fabric helps everything lay flat rather than getting bunched up and ouchy.

    • I've never tried Andorra, all that lace under the cups makes me wary. If it's soft, it may not bother me. I really do not need any new bras right now, but maybe next time I'm looking for something different, I'll give it a try, as long as I can find it on Amazon Prime.

    • Yes, for me the envy was too shallow and it got pushed down to, apparently, the exact most painful spot on my ribcage? No other bra has hit it.

    • Wow! You are the first person to measure and review Elomi Tia Bandless Bra (4280) !

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      It did just come out. triumphof doing the hard work others won't do ;)

    • triumphof I just noticed the back of this bra is really interesting. How does it look/feel with the wide band and lacy wings?

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      cupandahalf The band is really comfortable! It's lined with the same light tan fabric as the cups, so no lace really touches my skin except at the very back of the band along the straps as seen here. On the outside of where the strap and band meet, that's just lace. Honestly, I hadn't noticed that it was just lace there until I read your comment and looked at the back of the band. I have a lot of squish that's not even remotely breast tissue so I appreciate the wider band with the narrowish, short wires.

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      cupandahalf not sure if I managed to tag you in my previous comment or not. Also, next time I'm wearing the bra I'll try and get a picture of the back but no promises as to the quality :D

    • Thanks so much!

    • Hi triumphof thanks for your review. I'm curious to try a Tia as an alternative to my favorite Jasmines. I need to order online, and so I'm curious to know how the sizing compares for you between Elomi Tia Bandless Bra (4280) and Panache Jasmine (6951) . Thanks!

    • Oops, I meant to ask how the sizing compares to ENVY, since that's the one you mentioned. Thanks :)

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  7. Jodi Plunge Bra (4190)

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    After I realized my most comfortable, best fitting 38JJ - Elomi » Lottie Plunge Bra (4180) cut in to the top of my breasts on larger days and sometimes I needed an extender when I was bloated even after 6 months of wear (that band has not worn out at all!) I decided I needed the next size up. Of course that and the Maya were sold out so I got the latest in the same shape, the Jodi, in 40JJ.

    Besides the wide wires and some poking in the armpit, the fit is perfect. No cutting in/quadding. As I will replace the ... wires with smaller ones to match my omega shape needs I'm not concerned about the wire fit. The fit is essentially full coverage on me because of my short short roots and in this case I like it. I feel quite contained. The band is firm and feels great. The mesh is really sturdy. I love the shape I get as well. Projected and rounded.

    The fabric is really special: soft, silky, but firm and an unusual print they call Velvet but which looks more like microbes under a microscope to me. It is cobalt and turquoise on a black background. Black lace that mirrors the pattern tops it off. It is more delicate than the Lottie lace but still supportive. The gore decoration is a beautiful jewel. All in all, the feel, fit, and look is superb.

    Edit: I changed out the wires to some 30HH Panache wires a few weeks ago. I wore this bra for 12 hours today and forgot to take it off. I actually forgot I was wearing a bra!!!! First time for me after 150 bras.

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      Looks great on you! Makes me want to jump back on the elomi train even though i’ve never been able to find one that works for me yet.

    • 1

      The immediate projection is amazing! Wow! Congratulations!!

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      ennakym even though the fit of Curvy Kate is better I get such better support and comfort from Elomi. They are just made to support heavy breasts. If only they also were made for an omega shape!

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      Love4Pollinators thanks! It's already feeling good. Very little slipping. I've got narrower, shorter wires in already and now that I'm not being stabbed in the armpit I'm feeling very good about this purchase!

    • Wonderful!! I continue to seriously consider an Elomi purchase, but these are not inexpensive bras.

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      Yay, I’m so glad you got it and like it!

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      Loulouliza thanks so much for your help!

      Love4Pollinators I know. Even GB 🇬🇧 prices are similar. However my other Elomi bra (Lottie) I wore almost every day this summer, it went without washing when we were out of water, and I moved, dug up tomato plants in 100 degree weather, and went to 12 hour festivals in it comfortably. So it was worth it to me.

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      cupandahalf That is a workhorse and worth every penny!!

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      I know! And the band is barely stretched. I've washed it in hot water (I know, bad) because I sweated so much in it this summer and it held up really well.

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      I just hope the band will hold up on this one as it is mesh rather than the thicker fabric of Lottie.

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  8. Eugenie Plunge (EL4470)

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    Didn't fit

    Elomi Eugenie bra is based on the Sachi / Soraya cut and it fits similarly to them. I usually would size up in this cut compared to Matilda (non stretch plunge which runs a bit big) and Mariella (stretchy lace cup) but with the size range ending at JJ I can't here. Matilda and Mariella are currently a bit too big on me in 32JJ which means Eugenie currently is spot on.
    The bra is very pretty black mesh cups covered in silver lace on the front. There are 2 extra straps at the gore for a really fancy look. It's one of the most extra styles from ... Elomi and I'm happy a style like this is available in a larger size range.

    How it fits : currently I find it a decent fit on me, it feels firm and supportive! The cups are a bit shallow at the center and therefore I recommend sizing up if you can- on me the extra straps (which are stretchy btw) just cut in a little. I also have center full boobs. The cup height and width is just alright for me, the wires on this bra are firm wires which hold their shape, so it's the new Elomi wire!

    Now one word about the fabric. I wore the bra like 3-4 times since I got it. I'm actually wearing it today. So at first the fabric didn't bother me. But today the front part where the lace is on top of the mesh it feels a bit itchy. If it felt like that when I tried it on the first time I probably wouldn't kept it. So be aware of that, it's not the softest fabric. If you dislike the front lace, try Sachi, it's the same style and cut without any extra lace.
    Also the lace is very delicate and it's recommended that you only handwash this bra carefully, just be aware of that. It's a high maintainance bra but it's also an extraordinary one and really pretty.

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      The 'shirt with decorate straps showing' picture is honestly fashion.

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      Such a beautiful bra, it looks amazing on you!

    • That is indeed a gorgeous bra, and gorgeous on you!!

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  9. Tori Plunge Bra (4370)

    This bra is amazing! I love it so much! It really gives me a much needed confidence boost. It's like the most beautiful bra I own. I just find this color combination so pretty and classy.

    About the fit:
    Yes I'd say that it fits. It's not prefect but I expected much worse. I think 32J is the best size for me in this bra. The only fit issue I have is that the bra is a bit shallow at the center and that the top section of the cups is not very open. This is a problem because I have soft full on top boobs. So when I put ... the bra on there is no quadboob but once I've worn the bra for a while there is just some slight quadding, because some soft tissue just wants to escape the cups. On the other side, I used to have issues with plunge bras in the past. My boobs just "fell out" of them because the gore was too low. With this bra that is not the case, despite the low gore everything stays mostly in place.

    The band fits me quite well at 31 inch underbust and I say that the band is quite firm. The wires are super sturdy (like Panache wires, yay!) and the whole construction feels very supportive. The lace part at the gore can be removed, which is quite good so I can use the bra also as a regular plunge bra too without showing off too much under low cut tops. The only negative thing I have to say... I found the fabric a bit itchy. I hope it will soften with a few washes.

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      That is super gorgeous on you. Congrats!

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      This looks amazing! I am glad you found such a stunner with such a good fit.

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      Wonderful!

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      Looks like a good fit. Yay!

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      Looks beautifu;!

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      This is beautiful on you! You could be a model for this particular bra, for real. It looks so gorgeous.

      For the fabric itchiness... I have zero sensitivity to fabrics and laces usually, but with all-mesh designs, occasionally they do bother me sometimes. Usually for me it is effective to put it on the cold wash cycle in the washing machine (protected by 2 mesh/net lingerie bags), either with no laundry detergent at all, or just a bit of baby shampoo. Cold wash/cold rinse, hang to dry. If you don't have a machine or don't like to use it for bras, hand wash 2x with a few drops of baby shampoo or whatever you usually use, it should have the same effect.

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      wendybien Thank you :)
      I don't ever wash my bras in the washing machine. I'd be too scared to do it. (We also have a really old washing machine here with not many options so I don't trust that it would be gentle enough like newer washing machines that have even "lingerie" cycles.) A Daily Boost that I used as a sleep bra once got by mistake into my washing machine. It was dead after that.

      But I have to admit that I only washed the bra once after I got it by hand with handwash detergent I use for bras. I was so excited wear it the next day and it was so itchy. (I tried to look like I fumble in my handbag when I tried to low-key scratch a bit when I was in the bus :/ )

      Since then I washed the bra 2-3 times more since I have to wash my bras in summer after 1 day of wear and it's now not a problem anymore.

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      I love the look of this bra, so pretty!

      I have a dozen lingerie wash bags so I can double wrap the unlined ones and put the t-shirt style bras into individual wash bags that have little plastic thingies that hold the wash bags in a cylindrical position and accommodate larger cups. We got a new maytag washer dryer set last July that has all kinds of special cycles, adjustments for spin speeds, deep fill option for things like bedding and towels, etc...I still hang my bras up in the closet so they can dry, that way the mister and the minis don't have to move anything out of the way so they can shower. I use my salad spinner for other underpinnings that I don't trust in the washer even on the hand wash setting that I use for bras.

      The Wacoal enchantment style has a mesh cup overlaid with lace (similar to the retro chic style) - the black on nude one isn't itchy, but the nude on nude drives me bonkers with how itchy it can get, and right along the center seam where it joins the t-seam of the lower cup - it's hard to play off having to scratch your actual nipple area!

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      Today I tried on my Elomi Tori again after while that I neglected it... I had to close it on last hooks or it did not feel supportive. Also the band rode up, gaping at the upper cup where it meets the straps and the gore stabbed me. A weird fit... I will keep it since it's unique and special looking but... I won't wear it for a full day. :( :( :(

    • Today I tried on my Elomi Tori again after while that I neglected it... I had to close it on last hooks or it did not feel supportive. Also the band rode up, gaping at the upper cup where it meets the straps and the gore stabbed me. A weird fit... I will keep it since it's unique and special looking but... I won't wear it for a full day. :( :( :(

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  10. Mariella Banded Bra (EL4420)

    Mariella is based on the popular Morgan cut, by elomi which is a full cup cut with stretch lace on top.
    I got the Mariella in the hidden tiger print from AW20 and it was more firmer wires than earlier versions. This bra fits me better than older versions of this bra I tried before.
    The bra feels very supportive and comfortable. The stretch lace is soft and adjusts to your shape. There is an elastic at the edge, it doesn't cut in too badly on me, but I see it could be a problem. I also think it could be removed easily. The bra is made of high quality ... woven fabric which feels very soft and silky. The fit is true to size, I get best fit with a 32 band and the JJ cup size. I tried J -cup before but it would cut in. It's a good bra if you are full on top, have a tall and slightly wide root like me. There is some projection to the cups but it's more bottom and side --- so it could be tricky for center-full or very projected boobs. I just get a away with it as the upper cup allows for extra room. This is my favorite bra for PMS as then it fits me best when other bras feel too small. The shape is then very round. On normal days I get a bit dropy shape as I don't fill out the top as much.
    Overall I highly recommend this bra. THe quality and support is outstanding and it's worth the money esp. in the size range on of the best options.

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      Glad it worked out for you. I love the print and wish it came in my size!

    • Yeah - I think I have to update, as I now struggle a bit with this bra. It gives me not the best uplift anymore sadly. I doubt it's already worn out as I only bought it in 2021 but what else would it be? :(

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  11. Nina Bandless Bra (4100)

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    This was an impulse purchase off eBay. It’s a used bra; my first used bra I’ve ever purchased.

    This bra is a parachute bra x1000. The wires are so wide, the widest I’ve ever experienced, and they wrap all the way around to my back. No joke!

    The cups “fit” but they’re obviously too large. They’re very tall and deep (!!!). Deep is what I need, but because the cups are obviously too large, there’s still wrinkling from the excess I stretched fabric. My boobs literally swim in this bra.

    With all complaints aside, I’m honestly keeping this bra because it’s actually pretty dang comfortable and would be a ... fabulous bra to wear on my days off when I still want support but can’t handle an uncomfortable bra all day.

    The fabric is soft! And for being a nude bra (I hate nude bras), it’s actually not that bad looking. A little “grandma” but it’s not that bad. I actually wish I could come across a Nina in black, maybe in a 36GG because it might fit and that colorway is much cuter.

    This has the old Elomi wires, so they’re super flimsy, which is probably why they wrap around to my back. Also, I think the previous owner may have tried to alter the wires a bit because they’re a little warped looking, like they tried to make them narrower but it didn’t work. The band is pretty firm for a 36, but not uncomfortable.

    Overall, like I said, I’m keeping this. With all the fit issues aside, it’s got that Elomi quality that is hard to pass up. Plus this bra seems a little hard to come by!

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      After a day’s worth of wear, I’m very surprised at how comfortable this bra turned out to be! Bandless is where it’s at!

    • Bandless is SO comfortable!!! Elomi bras are often so wide, but I like that they tend to be comfortable anyway. Panache bras definitely fit me more perfectly, but ouch.

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  12. Matilda Plunge Bra (8900)

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    Finally I found the size that fits me in this bra. I had the 32J before which just wasn't good. The Matilda bra is Elomi's plunge cut with no stretch lace. I used to have issues with the gore being too low on this cut. It would poke me and there would be overspill at the centre. After recent size change I was without bras that fit me so I had to try new ones.

    My shape: tall, narrow to average wide roots, full on top, projected, center heavy

    In the 32JJ the gore fits much better, it's about 0.5-1cm taller than on 32J. Also since the bra cups ... are bigger, all my breast tissue is gathered in the cups and nothing spills over. So the gore cannot touch my breast tissue. I love this cut - it's so good for center full boobs but only if you can find the right size. Tall gores often bother me too but I prefer them since my boobs fall out of too low cut bras. But with this bra my boobs are fully supported. It's a very nice construction that gives a lot of support just from band and wire.

    I find the band a bit stretchy for a 32 and think I would start to wear it on a tighter setting really soon. I tried out the racer back option but it gives me neck pain. Wearing the bra regularly feels very supportive but I have to shorten the straps a lot - I think they are generally bit longer to allow for the raceback option. I also have slight gaping at the band upper side on my back --- which wouldn't be there with racerback. As with all Elomis the wires are on the wider side. Since the bra is so supportive I will overlook it.

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    • pretty color and looks like a great fit!

    • veggiechic yeah I love the color too :) wanted a pink bra for years now - think I keep it despire small flaws.

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  13. Matilda Plunge Bra (8900)

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    32J

    Didn't fit

    This bra is currently too small for me in the cups, I get quadboob and the gore pokes my overspilling breast tissue. It's not comfortable to wear. The bra is very well made and supportive.
    Check out my older review of the 32J - Elomi » Matilda Plunge Bra (8900) and my newer review of the 32JJ - Elomi » Matilda Plunge Bra (8900) (which is the size that currently fits me) to get more info on the bra.

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      Hey alisa I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your reviews. Such great detail and they inspire me to continue looking for abtf.

      Actually everyone's reviews are awesome!

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      thank you avakatz I try my best to add to the community :)

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  14. Kim Plunge Bra (4340)

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    I took apart my previous 40JJ - Elomi » Kim Plunge Bra (4340) and wanted a second one, so here we are. The bra fits better now that I have gained weight and solidly fit this size but the bottoms of the cups are still a little too shallow at the wire, and the gore is still too wide. However, the lack of pointiness now that I fill the cups better is nice. After narrowing the gore and changing the wires, my two standard changes, it should be fine, if not my best fit.

    It’s funny to compare this “plunge” with my 40J - Curvy Kate » Dragonfly Plunge Bra (SG5411). This fits very much like a full cup bra on me because of my short roots and the majority of the depth is at the center. With the dragonfly I’ve got a real plunge shape and the majority of the depth is at the bottom and sides. Now if I could get a combination of the two!

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    • It looks lovely on you! I do like the pattern, it is quite nice.

    • This is such a pretty bra! Elomi has such pretty styles :)

    • Looks good :) I like the floral pattern on this one

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  15. Anushka Plunge Bra (4061)

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    I love red so I bought this bra based on how gorgeous the red is. I was pleasantly surprised when I received it and it was a dark wine color! Most photos online are much less saturated in color. The top of the cup on my larger side slightly cuts in but not enough to matter. I like the shape I get in this bra and the gore tacks nicely. Overall pleased and am liking the Elomi brand!

    Also tried it with a harness bra from www.harnessheaven.com (for those who like this look) and I could appreciate this under a plunging neckline of a dress!

    Red/Black colorway

    Updated on Apr 18, 2016 Flag this


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      That is beautiful!!

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      Thank you!

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      Oh my god, yes -- that is *stunning*. I haven't tried Elomi yes, but I've heard really good things.

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      scatteringashes Thanks and yes, I am pleased with Elomi too. I own 2 now and I am sure I will have more in the future :)

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      The black embroidery on the red cups, and the bow on the gore, IS stunning; so pretty!!! 😍

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      Thanks Wannabe ! I think they nailed it with these design as far as embroidery and color :) I'm a big fan of red so I've been watching this bra for ages and it finally went on sale.

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  16. Kim Plunge Bra (4340)

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    Love this bra! The fit feels really great. (Big shoutout to Stephanie with Breakout Bras, who recommended this bra and size to me based on emails alone! It's obvious she knows what she's doing, and I will definitely be buying from them in the future!)

    The fit is really nice on me, and super comfortable. There's plenty of projection at the wire, the gore has a strong tack, the band is snug without being restrictive, and I'm not fighting to keep the straps on my shoulders. The only fit issue is that the wires are a good bit wider than they ought to be (1.5-2"!). However, I don't think ... this causes significant fit issues because of the fantastic amount of center projection and the fact that the underwires don't run high under my under arms. The wires also feel somewhat flexible and aren't pokey at all.

    Important note about this "plunge style" is that it's rather different than other plunges (which is great for me, since my center-full breasts don't like to stay put in most plunges). I'll just paste in Stephanie's description here, because I think it's spot on:
    "This is a plunge shape but not a traditional plunge bra style. Like Tiana, it gives a very forward and boosted side and underbust fit. This cup shape is great for softer and heavier tissue because it keeps the breast tissue from settling in the bottom and putting extra pressure on the wires. This wire shape also tucks closer to the root for ladies who have narrower/higher attached tissue. The center cup depth is very accommodating, and the stretch lace upper cups will hug well to softer tissue while the banded edging keeps the tissue in place instead of letting it slip out as you move."

    The material is very smooth and satiny. I love the stretch lace on on top, which helps provide a smooth line over the tops of my breasts while still preventing my center-full breast tissue from spilling over the somewhat lower gore. I'm rather FOB, but I think this bra could work for people who are also more even or even somewhat FOT, because of it's stretchiness.

    As far as attractiveness, it's not my favorite, especially in the nude color. Something about the particular style of the lace edging and the print used feels matronly on me. I do really love the look of the red floral pattern, so I might get that colorway instead, although I really do need to have a well-fitting nude bra... It's definitely not a "sexy" plunge, like others, but it's also far from the worst I've seen.

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    Caramel colorway

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    Updated on Jul 18, 2021 Flag this


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      Wow, great find - and amazing customer service if she provided such detailed info!

      I believe Elomi do a lot of 'sister styles' with similar fit, so that's great if you can find more colorways!

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  17. Energise Uw Sports Bra With J Hook (8041)

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    Hey! Another sports bra review. Sorry it’s not a new and unique sports bra- this is another bra that I’ve tried and reviewed in many sizes (36HH - Elomi » Energise Uw Sports Bra With J Hook (8041), 34HH - Elomi » Energise Uw Sports Bra With J Hook (8041), 34H - Elomi » Energise Uw Sports Bra With J Hook (8041), and 34J which apparently I didn’t add or review here).

    The 36H appears to be the magic size for me in this bra! The gore tacks. The wires are still slightly too wide, but seem narrower than usual for Elomi. ... The cups have a slight compression, but don’t cause me to quad. There may be slight wrinkling at the bottom, but it’s really not that bad. The band is snug, not too tight or too loose. The straps are an adequate length, instead of being slightly too long in the 36HH.

    What’s odd is that this bra in 34HH vs 36H didn’t fit quite as well. Part of me thinks it’s because the 34HH is too snug in the band which caused some shallowness in the cups. Either way, this size is my magic size in this bra, I guess. Hooray for another sports bra win! I now have 2 sports bras in my collection, which is probably enough for now (I’m not super active at the gym right now so I don’t want to go crazy buying a bunch of sports bras…although I’m liking the two that I have and wouldn’t mind a couple more to rotate…but my bank account says no.)

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    Navy Geo colorway

    Updated on Jun 23, 2021 Flag this


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      Looks good on you, and such a fun print!

      Super helpful for folks in your range seeing a bunch of sports bras reviews <3

      Especially as sports bras are often underrepresented on here!

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      Love this on you! The pattern is fabulous. High-five for the bra win!
      Totally agree with bubblegum, every review is valuable!

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      Thanks bubblegum and Happy2BraShop! I know my range isn’t common so I’ve been trying to post as much as I can. :)

      I like this pattern, but there’s a few others in this bra that I really like, too! The tropical camo is cute and so is that lime green one that I tried in 36HH. I’ll honestly probably end up with at least one more of these before the end of July hahaha. I have 0 self control when it comes to bras lately.

    • I love that pattern! Congrats on getting the size figured out :)

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  18. Tia Bandless Bra (4280)

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    Didn't fit

    I had a 34HH Tia back when I was a smaller size, and while it still wasn’t a perfect fit, it was nowhere near as awful as this!

    For some reason this bra has wrinkles and emptiness on the sides (I’m guessing the wires being too wide is the culprit). But then it smashed my boobs so close together there was no way the gore was ever going to even touch my sternum. It was literally that bad. The fabric also literally has no give except for the lace on top, which was the only part that fit fine.

    So R.I.P. to my dreams of ever wearing a Tia again. Unfortunately, it is not a match for me anymore. 0/10 would not recommend for my body.

    Black colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jun 19, 2021 Flag this


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      I love the enthusiasm in your reviews. It’s almost like hearing you actually talk about the bras. Sorry this one doesn’t work for you. Do you think it had enough projection? Or not? I’m trying to learn how different fit issues can look so I can find a better fit myself.

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      dagmarwulfe thanks! I’ve always been pretty casual in writing, so it just come naturally to me haha!

      The problem with Tia (at least for me) is that the fabric literally has no give. According to its measurements, it should be a more projected bra, but I think because of its build it just didn’t work out for me. I need quite a bit of projection!

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      The Tia is such a weird one. I'd be curious to see if it fits you better in a 36H! Elomi sizing is just weird and confusing.

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      Adler613 when I used to wear a 34HH I had a Tia and the gore never tacked, so I’m not sure if sizing down to 36H would be a good fit but I guess it’s worth a shot!

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      Yeah, it's super weird sizing, like I said! I find 2 sizes too big will seem to fit right, 1 size too big acts too small and doesn't want to tack, and 2-3 sizes below my calculator sizes either fits perfectly or is a clear shape mismatch. So weird.

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      I tried Tia a while back in what was my actual size then, but the fit was totally off. The wires were insanely wide and the cups much too tall for me. (and I usually like tall bras) So yeah this one is an odd one. Maybe there have been some that were okay then they made others with false grading in larger cups? Sorry it doesn't work for you anymore.

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  19. Morgan Banded Bra (4110)

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    34JJ

    Didn't fit

    Morgan…I’ve tired so many variations and I swore the last time was the last time but here we are.

    Actually, I think the 34JJ is actually the best fit I’ve ever had in the Morgan. I was surprised that the bottoms barely wrinkled and had enough projection at the wire. The cups are a little tall, but honestly
    I’m okay with it; I know typically the bras I wear are lower coverage, but I actually like this one being more full coverage because I felt more secure. The coverage actually reminds me more of like a sports bra. The band was a good fit as well. The only main ... issue I noticed was the gore, it floats maybe a centimeter or less, but it’s probably because it’s too wide and tall for me. The wires are long and tall and dug in a little on my side. Also, the cups themselves are wide so there’s empty fabric, but I could look past that if it was comfortable.

    I’m actually considering keeping this one, but I’m still on the fence. I may return it to Amazon and buy it later when funds allow, but I think I’m going to sit on it a little while longer to decide if it’s an okay fit or not.

    EDIT #1: After trying the bra on again, I realized that the wires don’t poke on the sides, but they literally wrap around to my back. The wires are also so wide that I can fit 2 fingers between them and my IMF. So leaning more towards not keeping this one at this point, which stinks but if it’s not a good fit it’s not a good fit, right?

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    Updated on Jun 10, 2021 Flag this


    • Don't keep it. The wires of my Elomi bras are like that too. At first it's kinda ok because the bra is supportive but once your bands stretch out and you need to close on second or tightest set of hooks... the issues will get worse and the bra become unsupportive because the wires don't lift and support in the right place. I had to give up on my Elomis for that reason. I really love everything else about them but they stopped working properly for me at some point.

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      Yeah it went back to Amazon. I decided that the wires are just too wide. The depth was great though, pretty much spot on for what I need, I think.

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      Yes that is also my problem, I need the depth of a JJ cup, but wire width of an HH would be enough. I think Elomi focus is more on larger band + large cups where a more wide shape is more common I guess?

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  20. Kim Plunge Bra (4340)

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    34J

    Didn't fit

    I also tried this bra in 32JJ and 34J, neither did work for me. The band on this 34J was too big and it would not feel supportive enough. The cups are quite wide as it's usual for Elomi bras, the top lace part is stretchy. The fit of the cups was okay for me. The biggest issue with this bra were the wires which hurt me very painfully. Even after just trying it on for a short time, the wires started to dig in under my boobs. I am really not sure why that happens, I assume it might be that this bra is too shallow in cups and my boobs pushed the cups down which ended up in it being painful to wear.
    So sadly this bra is just not for me.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on May 31, 2021 Flag this


    • 2

      Aw sorry it didn’t work out for you. It’s such a cute bra!

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      Yes kinda sad it didn't work, but it is what it is.

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