Rachel, side support is a beautiful thing! The side support panel encourages the breast tissue forward, so as not to get that “East-West” look which only serves to widen the torso. It does sound as though you really do need the 34- band to give you that ultimate lift and support. The great news is that Elomi makes several bras which come in 34- bands. You could try Elomi 8001, the band-less “sister style” to El8000: This style is cut slightly lower under the arms and at the center front –plunging and sexy! I’d also recommend you try one of our all-time favorites Caitlyn 8030
. You’ll feel super-glamorous in Caitlyn which features a side support panel and a sheer embroidered top cup. The fabrication is “satin rich” for a luxurious feel, and it comes in a new fashion color every season. If you feel the cup is slightly small in a 36E, I’d try a 34FF in both Caitlyn and EL8001. This will give you the extra cup size you need with the support of a 34- band.
I know you’ll fall in love with these bras!
Rachel from North Carolina, US
Very often we find that back problems are very much lessened –or disappear altogether –when we wear a bra that truly supports the breasts, taking the strain off the spine and the muscles surrounding it! If you’re finding the wires a bit too much for you, you might want to try Abi (#8100), a brand new bra in our Elomi collection. Abi is bandless (great if you’re short-waisted) and features a lighter, more flexible under-wire. The seams are flat so it’s virtually seamless under snug fitting tops.
Gifted from Chicago, IL
Melanie, this bra should provide plenty of support for your 38FF frame. The fabrication of #8000 might not be thick, but it is extremely rigid providing very firm support. The seams help to lift and shape the breasts. However, none of these features can do the job if the size is not correct: It might be that you’re simply not ordering the right size.
Melanie from Astoria, NY
HerRoom Response: We carry pretty much every Elomi style offered.
tracey from MI
Elomi Response: Casey, you may have to go down yet another cup or even a band size, but very often you’ll find wrinkling when you haven’t placed all of the breast tissue in the cups. Make sure you’re bringing the breast tissue forward (from the back to the front) into the cups. Paying attention to these details can make all the difference in how a bra fits.
Casey from Mill Creek/WA/USA
Elomi Response: Your reference to 'pointing on the sides' leads me to believe that perhaps you didn’t order the correct size. Also, as always it’s so important to swoop and scoop the breasts into the cups properly (making sure the under-wire surrounds the breast tissue and “tacks” on the rib cage between the breasts, and sits behind the breast tissue on bone). When all of the breast tissue is contained in the cup, and the band is snug around the torso, the shape of this bra is lifted and rounded.
Tracey from Philadelphia