So I’ve wanted to review a spacer bra for some time now – they look like a regular moulded t-shirt bra but are made from a lighter weight foam fabric that supposedly makes you feel like you’re wearing nothing!
Elomi were kind enough to send me their new spacer bra, Amelia, to try and, although I don’t feel like I’m walking around in the buff, it certainly is way lighter than traditional moulded t-shirt bras.
It is a minimalistic bra through and through – seamless, with quite a narrow background and only the slightest lace panel the bra really is perfect for creating a smooth silhouette beneath your clothes.
The cups give a rounded shape to your boobs and hold them nicely in a natural position – meaning that, unlike most moulded bras, it does not give substantial uplift for cleavage boosting. This is really refreshing actually as I don’t always want my boobs beneath my chin on a daily basis.
The cups themselves are made from the spacer (which is so very soft against your skin) with a lace side panel meaning that the cup is actually a two part construction without the usual visible seams.
The lace side panel means the cups are quite wide on this bra which really encases the misplaced breast tissue beneath my armpits and moves it back into the breast wear it belongs.
I’m wearing a 36GG in this style and it fits me perfectly but there is no room for growth – I think, as I’ve started exercising again, my boobs are likely to get bigger over the next few months, so I may be sizing up quite shortly. This means the bra is cup is fairly true to size for a GG cup where I’m always on the periphery of ‘Oh, I’m going to need a H cup in this if I grow at all’!
The back band is very firm and I couldn’t have sized down to a 34 like I can with brands such as Panache and Curvy Kate. This is actually different for Elomi as I found their other styles (the Bijou & Bijou Soiree) fairly generous.
As I’ve already mentioned, the back band is fairly dainty for a fuller bust bra. This is really refreshing as it means I can wear this with swooping back tops come summer (I love a swooping back top) without the band peeking above my t-shirt line.
The bands are still fairly wide but I don’t think you’ll ever get super skinny straps on a fuller bust bra as they will likely cut into the shoulders. Maybe some brand will soon prove me wrong though?
The pants have the same lace panel as the bra and the XL fit me pretty perfectly although I could have sized up to a XXL if I’d wanted a higher waist coverage.
The bra is priced at around £46 for the bra and £22 for the pants which is on the pricier side of fuller bust lingerie but Elomi lasts the distance and a classic bra like this would give you so much wear all year round so I think it’s definitely worth the investment!