So just a quick heads up - I find the Elomi bands come up quite large so I sized down in the Lucie and Matilda. The black Morgan bra was didn't need to size up in the band, it was too tight and the cups too small.
Anyway, the Matilda is a sexy silky mesh fabric with beautiful design. The mesh fabric isn't itchy or tight. The top of the cup edge that curves over the top of the breast tissue is smooth and soft and stretches a little.. helpful especially with size fluctuating on my period.
The straps are very comfortable but for me are quite long so I had to tighten quite a bit. Love the J-hook. The best way to wear the hook is with completelt loose straps, close the hook clasp and then put over your head.. much easier!
The gore is a nice low height compared to something like the Panache Clara which is too uncomfortable for me. This is a nice plunge bra which is so very comfortable and beautiful. Definitely make effort to handwash to protect the fabric.
So size wise, I fit a 38J/JJ in the Panache Clara, and in comparison I ordered a 38 J in this Elomi Matilda as understood the cups can be big. I didn't realise the bands come up quite stretchy so I ended up ordering a 36J in the Matilda.
It seems I am in-between bands, so I bought a bra extender from Bravissimo (a 3 pack of 3 hooked white, black, and nude colour extenders) which is perfect for the 36J.
Once I've lost a bit of weight the 36 will fit perfectly without the extender.
Overall this is my very favourite brand of bra. I am bottom heavy and styles like the Panache Clara as a comparison don't hold me up well and the positioning is not as good as this Elomi Matilda. The Matilda helps my boobs position in a more forward direction. I would really like Bravissimo to stock more styles of Elomi as I would buy them all lol.
Beautiful bra, I'd like to get this in the teal colour too. Make sure to swoop and scoop! :)