I'm editing this review. After much deliberation I bought it on ebay for $25. Things to note about this bra: it runs a cup size big for Elomi. I fit a 40H in Elomi, and a 40HH in Panache and Curvy Kate. It has soft seam free cups and an inside sling to move the breasts from the armpit. It fits wide like Elomi usually does, and the gore is fairly wide and high, so the breasts remain very separated and slightly East West. However, the side sling keeps my breasts pointing mostly forward and not under my armpits. Around the ... edge of the whole bra which means under the armpits and along the strap edges there is a very soft smooth satiny fabric rather than itchy lace or decoration, which means that even though the straps are fairly wide set and the wing is wide and comes up near my armit and cuts into my pectoral chub, there is no rub or irritation. The wings are made of non-stretch fabric, and then attached to a firm stretch fabric on the back. So the band is less stretchy than a lot of bands in this size and on the first day felt a little too firm. On the second day on the first hook it feels perfect. The non-stretch wing and firm band ensures the wires don't bend back with the band, and the wire is the same width today as it was the day I bought it, and does not appear to mold to my body like other Elomi wires besides the Etta (I like firm, non-bendy wires, but YMMV). The straps are fairly short and only semi adjustable. They are very wide, flat, and firm on top.
The overall fit and feel of the bra is locked in. I feel strapped in like in an encapsulation sports bra. While my soft breasts do have some bounce in the bra, it's nothing like my open cup Panache. Everything is very firm and close to the body, not projected and open. Because of this I quad out slightly on my larger side and have cup space on top on my small side. Due to the shape of my breasts this is something that I expect all bras to do, so it's not a big deal to me. The quadding only occurs during the day and is easily smoothed. Due to the fact that the bra is not meant for a FOT shape, like all full coverage bras, on my big side I get a slight ski slope shape, but on my small side which is more even I get a really nice "green" shape.
The overall appearance is a rounded shape with an apex, very smooth and minimized rather than projected, but there is still room for projection. I am probably a bit too projected and definitely too narrow for this bra, but it's worth it for the profile under clothes, especially all my summery fitted white tops. It is perfectly seamless and a good "nude" for my fair skin. Because it doesn't push my breasts into my armpits the width is not an issue either. I'm so happy to finally find a seamless nude bra so I can wear all my white and cream summer shirts again!
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Updated on Jun 16, 2016 Flag this