I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season this year! Several weeks ago, Erica reviewed the Fantasie Elodie, and let’s just say she wasn’t enthusiastic about the fit. Today I am defending my bra’s honor by reviewing it. Since I have had the bra about two months now, I can also comment on how well it wears over time.
Size & Fit: The last time I bought a Fantasie bra, I was about 15 pounds heavier and wore a UK 32F. Given my recent weight loss, I wasn’t sure where to go with sizing, but Erica recommended trying my normal 30F. It worked out perfectly! The band was snug on the loosest set of hooks, and the cups fit rather well too. On my smaller side, I have the slightest wrinkle, but it’s not visible under clothes and does not otherwise affect the fit of the bra. In her review, Erica mentioned how she found the bra hit high on the sides and was extremely pointy from the side. Personally, I don’t have either of these issues.
Is it as round as my Freya Deco? No, but I like the variety, and I think this gives a natural shape under clothes. Underneath my blouses, the Elodie reigns supreme. Not to mention, you can also see the marks in the above pic from where my Deco Charm was hitting me on the side, and the Elodie sits much lower. The front has moderate coverage, and in the future, I would like to try one of Fantasie’s plunge styles. The bra is also incredibly comfortable and has worn extremely well over the last two months. For those of you new to the blog, I work as a manager in fast food, so I need bras that are going to withstand everything from being a cashier to cleaning the charbroiler. I never have issues with this style feeling uncomfortable, and the support is great.
Materials & Design: Erica, Debbie, and I have a bit of a tradition. Whenever the new catalogs arrive, we flip through the pages making wish lists. Elodie was my favorite for Fall 2013. Even when Erica told me the bra was $78, I vowed to cut back on Pepsi to afford it . . . plus the matching briefs. It was totally worth it! When the shop first opened, I snagged a Fantasie Vivienne, and I wore that bra every other day for a year. So I knew Fantasie made a quality bra, and Elodie is no different. The bottom interior cup is this stiffer satin fabric while the top is a mesh with lots and lots of intricate embroidery. Truthfully, the part of the design that really had me salivating was the gorgeous teal and black color. It just felt so regal and expensive. Okay, it was expensive, but it feels like I am wearing a $100+ bra instead of a *gulp* $78 one. I still can’t believe how addicted I have become to gorgeous bras, especially $70+ ones. It’s probably because when I put on my Elodie, I feel ready to take on the hungry masses and kick butt.