Elodie Side Support Bra
4-part seamed, unlined underwire bra
U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion.
Side boning for added support on mesh wings
Adjustable, close-set, restricted stretch straps
3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure
Best shape, troublesome material
After loving this bra and then hating it and then loving it again, I have finally decided that I do indeed love this bra and it is my favorite.
This was my first bra in 32G (UK sizing) after I was fit properly. I loved it in the beginning but eventually the scratchy lace got to me. More so because I am short and the sides come almost to the armpits sometimes and that was NOT comfortable.
Now after having returned a tonne of Panache, Freya, Wacoal, Curvy Kate and what not, I realised that this gave me the best shape.
The most important thing is that it holds up and forward and doesn't push to the sides (which only makes you feel like the boobs are being smashed and looks large/shapeless both from sides and front). Indeed, I haven't even found a bra which does it as much as this does. Secondly, it has excellent side support- also very flattering. The other things about this bra is the thick straps, imagine having heavy breasts on noodles straps! And it has a thick sides and band.
I would definitely change the lace to a softer fabric. For people which unusual (read large) breasts, who have so few bras to choose from, we would be okay with cotton! Don't try to make it pretty, make it strong!