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Smoothing Foam Underwire Bra
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rating Size: 44FF

Fits perfect , very comfortable, sides don't roll! liane from n.c.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 36H

I was relieved to finally find a seamless bra in a big girl size. I have the elomi 8030 that fits perfectly. This bra fits well except there is excess fabric under the armpit which makes the bra uncomfortable when worn on a long day. The bra fits well in the front, so I have kept the bra and am dealing with the bagginess under the arm. T from Las Vegas, NV
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 36FF

Love this bra! Lifts and keeps em where they should be! Smooth look under my t-shirts and blouses. And oh so comfortable! Never thought I'd like an underwire bra till I found this one. Barbara
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 36G

This bra is awesome! I first tried the 36FF but the cups ran a little small and I went with the next size up. This bra is incredibly comfortable and supportive. Definitely go one band size smaller since this bra runs large. melanie from astoria, ny, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 44GG

I just got one of these today and am so happy with it! It holds me up and doesn't feel uncomfortable doing it's job ;). Even when I sit down the wires DON'T poke me in the arm pits! This bra rocks! It is also lined/padded enough through that my nipples won't show through. I just wish they would make this bra a little prettier! Jen from Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 36GG

Love love this bra...fits great and is soooo very comfortable ! thanks her room. s g from new jersey
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 42F

Today is the second day for me to wear this bra. I LOVE it so far. It's comfortable, although I am used to wearing underwire bras. It took me 2 times, but I finally got the right fit. If it is too big, it will bunch up at the top. I was leery about a smoothing foam in my bra, but have found it only to smooth, not accentuate. I also bought the same bra without the foam and love it too. I feel I will have to be a little more careful washing the one with the foam, but time will tell. Overall, I love the fit, I love the feel, and I really love that the wires between the breasts sits flat against my sternum. That's a miracle for me! Stephanie from Biloxi, MS
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 34G

Overall, it's a great bra, especially for fuller figured women.

Pros: 1. Very comfortable. Seriously, the most comfortable bra I've ever owned. 2. Wide straps that do not dig in, but narrow enough to wear with strappy shirts. 3. Lightly padded cups are perfect for wearing with t-shirts. The padding is solidly connected to the outer bra fabric, so it's all one smooth piece in the cup. 4. Narrow band with two hook closure. 5. The center of the bra perfectly separates the breasts and lifts them nicely. Smooth, round and beautiful. 6. After 8 months of machine washings, these bras still look a few weeks old, with the exception of the under-wire that has come out.

Cons: 1. The price. But worth it. 2. I machine washed these bras, and I've only had them 8 months and the under-wire came out on all 3 of my bras during the same wash. The trim on the inside of the cup that holds the under-wire in place could be stronger. I'm ordering more today and will hand wash them. I recommend you do the same. 3. The sides of the bra could be a half an inch narrower. Sometimes the sides dig in under my arms a bit, but only when I slouch. Ruth from Panama City, Florida

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 42FF

This bra definitely gives you shape and lift-being an H cup, that's so hard for me to find. However, you should know a few things about this one. If you are short waisted, the boning in the sides of the bra can poke into the armpit sometimes, causing MAJOR discomfort. Also, I discovered (after getting on the floor with my toddler) that while the foam cups retain shape, your boobs do not---so they shift inside the cups and you get shallow "dips" in the bra because you're not upright. The elomi model 3911 is far, far better!!!

Elomi Response: Very often under-wires and boning can poke if you’re not positioning the breast tissue into the cups properly. And yes, a foam mold will not conform to the body as easily as a bra without foam lining. However, over time and with washing and wearing, the foam mold does soften and will move with the body more readily. Dbart91 from Hollywood FL

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 36H

I loved this bra to begin with - it fits great and looks great under clothes with no "show through". However, as time has passed, the material has separated from the foam underneath. Now the outer cup material shows through clothes as wrinkles. I would rather have the "show through" than the weird looking wrinkles. Why doesn't the 3911 come in an H cup??

Elomi Response: We’re so glad you loved the bra! We’ve not had this problem with #1220 in the past so I’m wondering whether you’re laundering the bra in the washing machine and then putting it into the dryer… We recommend washing by hand, but if that’s impossible do use a protective bag in the washing machine –warm –not hot –water, and never ever put bras into the dryer! Your question about #3911: We don’t believe in “cheating” our customers by taking a particular style up to a cup size which can’t really “deliver” the necessary support. Presently #3911 will only truly work to a GG cup. Our bras have to work on the body, and not just on the hanger. Dana from Griffin, GA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 36FF

I like the bra but the cup size for me was one size too small. I returned it for the larger size but haven't received it yet to try on. Overall its very supportive and comfortable Melanie from Astoria, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 38G

I LOVE this bra! I already had the Elomi Smoothing Seamless Underwire Bra 3911 that I purchased from a department store (professionally fitted) and loved it, but wanted something with molded cups/padding for underneath t-shirts. I ordered this bra in the same size as the 3911 and it fit perfectly! I was pleasantly surprised. Gen from IN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 38H

I love it. Finally support that doesn't feel like it and it really does support! Jacque from Michigan
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 34F

The bra bulges at the sides. Denise from Auburn
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 36GG

I love this bra! It has a great fit and is very comfortable. S.G. from NJ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 38G

I love this bra, it is very comfortable, it has great support. Looks good under shirts. My only problem has been the under wire, it works its way out in the front after a month or less sometimes. I think if the company would put a bigger round tip on the end of the wire it wouldn't come through so easily. That is my only complaint. This is the only bra I have ever owned where the wire comes out at the front. If they could fix this defect I would give it five stars!!!

Elomi Response: I’m so happy you love this bra: We do too! We pride ourselves on producing a fabulous quality product, so thank you for pointing out this inconsistency, it truly helps us to be better. I must ask however, if you’re putting this bra in the washer and/or the dryer? One or both of these can wreak havoc with under wires. We do recommend washing by hand, but if you must wash the garment in the machine, at least put it into a lingerie case or bag. Please never ever put bras into the dryer! KIm from Modesto, Ca. USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 34GG

The fit recommendation said to go down a band size, so I ordered the 34GG. It was WAY too tight, and the cups were too small. Try both your real size and a size smaller when you order this bra. The bra itself is nice. Morgan from Freeland, WA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 38G

I returned this item. I followed the suggestion about ordering a band size down and a cup size up. It did not work. I ordered the elomi Asia 3913 and fell in love. I wanted the same bra in more basic colors and Elomi suggested this one or the 3911 style. The sizing suggestion was all wrong I should have stayed with my original size and I discovered I don't like the pre-formed cup. The 3911 solved the problem and ordering my regular size was perfect. Allison from New Albany IN. USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 42E

Bra runs big. I have other Elomi bras and ordered based on my experience. However it may be due to the "smooth foam" construction vs the 4 section cup I have of the other styles. I'm returning it for a smaller size.

Elomi Response: It’s easier for a cut-and-sewn bra (with seams) to conform to the actual shape of your breasts in comparison to a foam mold, which tends to have a shape of its' own when it’s new. I’m sure a smaller size will work beautifully for you and it will soften and become more a part of your body as you wear it and wash it. rmg from Guam

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 44H

One of the better, more supportive good bras I've found for larger cup sizes! Looks great under t-shirts, alleviates the "pointy-boob" "uni-boob" or "weirdly squished" looks that are common in bigger cup sizes. With the thinner shoulder straps, I thought that there would be support problems, and there isn't. The only drawback is that the band that connects at the back tends to stretch quickly - next time I might try to order a lower band size and see how that goes. Anne from Washington, DC
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 36H

The cups did not fit at all. They were too "tall" as well as too big at the top. I will be returning this bra.

Elomi Response: This bra provides a generous fit. If you’re finding the cups too big it’s easy to remedy, just go down a cup size to a 36GG. Also I want to make sure you’re bringing all the breast tissue forward in front of the under wire to fill the cup. This step can make all the difference in how a bra (in any brand) fits! G. from MO

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 40FF

LOVE IT!! Now at 4 months pregnant I am uncomfortable, sore, and was in desperate need of a new bra. The fit is perfect to size and gives a nice shape. Soooo comfortable that I'm getting another! Suzette from MI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 36H

I absolutely love it...true to size...great separation I need 3 more!!!! Karen from Pleasant garden, NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 36H

I was hesitant in ordering this bra mainly because I didn't think I'd need the additional foam padding for my size. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on and it fit almost perfectly...and was comfortable as well! I still get a little bit of "overflow" at the top of the cup, but it's really only obvious to me. Overall, I loved it so much that I ordered another. karen from Ohio
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 34GG

This is the only bra I have worn for over a year. Love it. It's comfortable and well constructed... My bras are machine washed every week (lined dryed) and have not fallen apart. Julie from Maryland
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 42FF

I returned the first bra (42FF) I ordered because the cup was WAY too big. So I ordered at 42DD, and I'm still trying to adjust it to be comfortable. The band rides up in front, so the bottom of the breast will actually poke out. The back rides up as well. I do like the two row hooks in back, and the close setting straps. The straps stay put which is very important to me and almost impossible to find. I feel like I'm constantly adjusting my bra.

elomi Response: Sounds like You are still not in quite the right size. If the band is riding up it means it’s too big around and won’t be able to properly support the breast tissue. I suggest you try a smaller band, and go up two sizes in the cup, as the DD seems to be too small for you. If the cups are too small, the breasts will push the wire away from the body, and will actually fall out of the bottom of the cup. I think a 40F or 40FF (maybe even 38FF or 38G) would work for you. Ideally the band should be snug enough around the torso to anchor the bra and the cups should be big enough so the wire surrounds the breast tissue and lies flat against the chest wall. If the bra fits properly you should not need to keep adjusting throughout the day. Jo from Spencer, IA 51301

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 44G

The quality was excellent and the coverage was extensive. The point of the cup was too high for my aging girls. The center where the bow is was very high and gaped away from my chest even though the cups were a correct size.

elomi Response: I can’t help but wonder if Lillian is placing her breasts into the cups correctly. After swooping-and-scooping the breast tissue forward into the cups sometimes there’s a bit of breast tissue “fluffing” between the cups so that the center gore can’t sit flush against the chest wall… When this happens just smooth the tissue back into the respective cups. Alternatively, perhaps the foam mold is a bit too much for Lillian and she would be happier in our elomi 3911 –a seam-free bra without foam molding. She could try it in 44FF as the cups run slightly larger than #1220. Lillian from Rock Hall MD

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 38H

I Love this bra, its amazing! I previously had one in beige that I purchased at a different site and it was a lot more money. I was so glad when I found this site, I've been looking for it in black and every site had it on backorder for at least 2-3 weeks. This site had it in stock & ready 2 ship. Jackie from staten island
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 34G

Gives the best support! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 34G

Finally a bra to keep the girls in place and is comfortable! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2010
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