I posted last week that I was excited to see that Elle MacPherson Intimates had brought our a range of bras up to a G cup – so today I went for a test drive – unfortunately the hype doesn’t live up to the reality.
What I noticed first was that for a larger cup bra they felt very flimsy – we bigger girls need some serious strength in our lingerie and the very fine laces and elastics just didn’t cut it.
When I tried the bras on (and I tried 3 different styles) there was NO lift at all (and I need lift), so my breasts sat low and flat and kind of wide at the bust peak – not attractive.
A well fitting bra needs to have the underwire fit firmly against the chest at the cleavage point – these bras did not do this either – so there was no separation either – and who wants a flat mono-boob?
Pretty as the styles may be, I’ll definitely not be buying any as they just don’t work for me. I don’t find generally that Bendon (who make the Elle bras) work for me particularly well, but I do have a few Freya they they also produce.
They are what I’d call boudoir bras – pretty for the boudoir, but not up for everyday wear.
If you want a more comprehensive review – check out , The Bra Queen who also road tested the entire range.