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Elomi » Mariella Banded Bra (EL4420) » 34JJ 34:14
I think this Mariella is pretty close. There is still some wrinkling in the outer cups, and the cups still aren't quite deep enough at the wire, leading to a little folding over, but not bad maybe? I'm wondering if a 34J might be a better choice, but I'm afraid I will lose my tack.
I have an Elomi Morgan in 36HH and the gore doesn't quite tack. The Morgan in 34JJ tacked, but there was more wrinkling in the sides of the cups. Which is more important for the best fit?
I like that the Mariella has some uplift and projection, which is hard for me to achieve, and it's pretty front and center. Like all the other bras I've tried, it does slip down out of my IMF up to about an inch.
I'm still trying to figure out my shape, too. So far I know I'm very projected and pendulous and outer full. Leaning I appear to be even, but maybe functionally FOB, but with tissue on top that has been stretched so it's vertically shallow? I think my roots may be wide? The IMFs are shallower than a U shape and my left side in particular has a Nike swoosh shape, so it's hard to get wires to fit snugly and stay. I get a torpedo shape in the Cleo Hettie and a... football?... shape in the CK Princess Balcony. Any clues from how this bra fits? Other brand or model suggestions?
I have a Prime order coming soon with a Curvy Kate Ellace and an Elomi Lydia in 34JJ; a Panache Thea, an Elomi Matilda, and an Elomi Morgan in 34J; and a Cleo Marcie in 36HH.
Bras I've tried that haven't worked are Panache Envy in 36HH and 34JJ, Jasmine in 34JJ, Elomi Raquel 34J, Cleo Hettie 36HH, Fantasie Alex 36HH, 34J and 36J, and Freya Hero 36HH. I think I've posted reviews with pictures for most of these.
Is this Mariella a keeper? Should I try it in 34J? (The 36" Elomi bands seem to be too stretchy for me, so I am using an extender on 34" bands, and that seem to give a better hold.)
(I posted my review as an adventure, and this is my first fit request, so I wasn't sure if it's wrong to post to both? Apologies if it is!)
Thank you for your help!
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If this one is too shallow at the wire, sizing down a cup will only be worse so I wouldn’t recommend it. The cups look like a good fit.
The outer cup wrinkling under the arm doesn’t look to me like the cup is too big as much as the top of the cup is meeting arm/upper tissue resistance. As long as this one is comfortable to you, I’d say it’s a keeper. Hopefully the band will soften with wear and allow it to be comfortable without the extender soon.
In regards to what you describe with Cleo Hettie and CK Princess Balcony, I wonder if the cups were too small on the ones you tried, more than they were the wrong shape. Is it possible to try both in a larger cup through Prime?
Posting both the review adventure and a fit request is perfectly fine! It gives you more exposure for comments that may help since not everyone looks at the fit requests.
Updated on June 22, 2019 Flag this
I'm very close to your size and I dont look at any of these details very much. I mean, the folding over at the bottom i worry about a little, as I can get rashy if my boob is folded over inside the cup - but if it is comfortable, gives good lift, and the straps dont fall off my shoulders - i'm pretty happy - esp if its purple!
I havent tried any elomi because i thought they would run too wide for me, i've been wearing Ewa Michalak's FB - when I was wearing a 32J/JJ, I was glad to know the FB line was there to grow in to just in case - and sure enough, I grew.
(Glanced at your Jasmine review - Jasmine was my favorite before I reached 32JJ - the pointy look is good under winter clothes to give a more defined look!)
Updated on June 22, 2019 Flag this