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. Read more 171 more words
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.
I've lost weight, so in true form, up went my breast size! I bought this bra today after realizing I could no longer hide that I was quadding out of all of my 36Gs and the return of consistent upper back pain. My chiro would adjust me and instead of it taking weeks, I would be back out in days.
I tried on 12 bras in store, partly because the sales associate wasn't listening to me. I dug through the drawers and found this gem. I was hesitant to try it on because of the size (how could I be a J?!) but I am so glad I ...did. This bra is magical. I put it on and it was like a sigh of relief. I'm supported, the cups are full, the lace doesn't dig in, it isn't a full cup, and it has a cute little strap you can add for a sexier look. I also own the Sachi (in a 36HH) and I find this works better for me simply because the cup straps of the Sachi can dig into my soft tissue after several hours.
I will update this review once I have worn it for a day. Read more 92 more words