April 19th, 2013
This bra is not for the broad-shouldered or broad-chested. While the cups fit, the band size is so tight it causes rib pain. This isn’t a case of me not knowing my size; I’ve been properly measured by a pro and all my other bras this size fit me. The upper cup on one side digs into my chest and underarm and chafes. I loosened the straps all the way but it didn’t help. Strange that the manufacturer would produce such short straps for someone with G breasts and a band size of 40.
If you are petite and the straps and band work for you, then I recommend this bra. It’s beautiful in the black color, very well made structurally, and the material feels very expensive. Unfortunately I already cut off the tag after wearing it the first time without realizing it was overall too painful to continue wearing. It was not a cheap bra and now I’m out the money.
March 16th, 2013
This bra looks better in person than as pictured. My cup size is F and this fits true to size, yay! Very pleased with the comfort, looks, and fit of the bra. I also really appreciate the nice rigid straps. They don’t flop all over the place. This was my first Elomi bra and there will hopefully be many more!
February 26th, 2013
This is a great purchase on sale and prime!
The style and color are just as pictured. I’m 5’7″ and the dress comes to slightly above my knees. The sleeves are just long enough to cover my heavier upper arms, plus they have cute ruching! The chest is conservatively covered even for my large F cup girls, but it doesn’t flatten. The ruched waist is the best part: easily my favorite waist detail on any dress. It’s slimming. The front pleats fall away from the body instead of clinging. Brilliant!
Despite other reviews of this brand saying these run big, I ordered the 16 and found it to be refreshingly true to size according to their size chart. My only quibble is I wish the fabric were a bit softer, but at the sale price I can’t complain. I wouldn’t spend full price due to the fabric and also I sometimes have to tug down at the sleeves (they ride up my inner arms).
I’d love to have this dress in a maxi as well, at a similar price, with relaxed elbow-length sleeves. Every girl should have one!