This bra at a glance
Type of bra: Side support, full cup bra
Why I like it: It provides a flattering shape and all the support and comfort you’ve been searching for
Where to wear it: Perfect to wear it on daily basis.
Recommended sizes: DD to K cup
34E, 34F, 34FF, 34G, 34GG, 34H, 34HH, 34J, 34JJ, 34K
36E, 36F, 36FF, 36G, 36GG, 36H, 36HH, 36J, 36JJ, 36K
38DD, 38E, 38F, 38FF, 38G, 38GG, 38H, 38HH, 38J, 38JJ, 38K
40DD, 40E, 40F, 40FF, 40G, 40GG, 40H, 40HH, 40J, 40JJ, 40K
42DD, 42E, 42F, 42FF, 42G, 42GG, 42H, 42HH, 42J, 42JJ, 42K
44DD, 44E, 44F, 44FF, 44G, 44GG, 44H, 44HH
46DD, 46E, 46F, 46FF, 46G, 46GG, 46H, 46HH
Where to buy: BareNecessities
Why I recommend this bra
I’ve always loved Elomi bras, each and every one of their products is extremely well designed and they are all made for busty women. The Cate Side Support bra is all about comfort and support with the full coverage it provides. The fabrics are very soft and they feel great, very high quality bra. Trust me, there’s no other bra out there that makes your big girls stay in place like this one. I work as a professional fitter and lingerie consultant at a very well-known department store, and Elomi is one of the brands that I recommend the most to women with big breasts.
This is one of my favorite underwire bras, and it’s also one of my first choices in those days when I need that extra support. This bra is also my savior whenever I have back pain, so if you suffer from backaches, this bra is perfect for you. This bra is especially designed for DD+ sizes and this is something to take in consideration because some bras are thought for smaller sizes and the manufacturers simply scale up from there without modifying the design in any way, and this results in uncomfortable bras with not enough support.
This price is a little bit high, but I’ve used Elomi bras for years without them wearing out. The quality of this product is amazing and you’ll be able to feel it at the moment you hold it for the first time. You just need to remember to hand-wash it and never EVER put it in the dryer machine.
All about the bra
I’ve never been so fund of bras with no cleavage because most of my clothes have at least some. But this bra is so great I even ordered a second in a different color a couple of months after I got my first. I love it when bras come in different colors because I had enough of neutral colors back when I didn’t know where to buy bras. This particular model comes in six different colors: black, black cherry, latte, pansy, pecan and Caribbean turquoise. The quality of the fabrics allows the colors to remain intact for a considerable amount of time, even if you use it and wash it regularly.
This full coverage underwire bra features a flat embroidery that will look very good under your clothes. The lift it provides is very natural thanks to the multi-part underwire cup. The side panels will bring your breasts forward and it will keep them centered. The straps are wide to avoid hurting your shoulders and they are actually set close enough together to accommodate someone with narrow shoulders like me.
How does the bra fit?
This is one of the best fitting bras for me, and I’ve read many reviews about this and other women seem to agree with me. It doesn’t ride up in the armpits and stays in place for all day support. The Cate Side Support bra will fit you perfectly if you know your exact size in the UK. There’s actually a conversion chart right under the cup size section at Bare Necessities webpage once you click on the model that you want to buy.
I’m a 34E on this model, when I’m usually a 34DDD in American brands. It’s very important that you get your measures right before buying anything online. Elomi is a great referential brand because their sizes are quite accurate and they don’t change much from one model to another. The Cate Side Support design is based on their number one best seller: The Caitlyn. If you already have that model, you should know that your size would be the exact same on this one.
This bra provides all the security and support every active women needs, and some of its features regarding this very important aspects, remind me of sports bras. I know that once you give this bra a try, you’ll do just like me and order another in a couple of months.
Is the bra comfortable?
This bra is all about comfort, so, yes… This is one of the most comfortable bras that you´ll ever wear. When mine came, I started using it almost every day, especially during cold days because it looks amazing under every sweater that I have. I don’t usually buy side support bras but this one is definitely a wardrobe must-have.
Elomi bras are some of my favorites and I always recommend them to my clients, but when someone approaches me desperately searching for a bra with all this comfort related features I automatically think about the Cate. Having really big boobs can hurt your back if you don’t use the appropriate bras, that’s why Elomi made this for us!
How does the bra look?
When I learned my correct size after years of wearing the wrong one, I became addicted to comfort, but it wasn’t easy to find bras on my size and when I did they were usually not that pretty. I remember thinking “I don’t care, it fits, it’s supportive and comfortable!”, nowadays I never settle for anything less than perfect. This model looks really great on, it make my big girls look incredible and people have told me that I look a thinner with it.
Just remember that this bra is seamed and it won’t work with deep v-necks, square necks or t-shirts with a lot of cleavage. Apart from this, this bra will look very good under pretty much everything you decide to throw over it.
Where to wear this bra
This model was created for the full busted women so we can be comfortable anywhere, with any outfit and under any circumstances. I’ve used this bra every where and it has never let me down. It holds up pretty well even after a long day so I recommend it for women who stay out late for work or school. But it also works just fine with pretty much anything that you decide to wear if you are not trying to show or accentuate your cleavage.
My bra review
The Elomi Cate Side Support bra makes me feel very good. I must say that it feels like it’s hugging me al day long and it’s perfect for every women wanting to feel cozy and pretty all day. All the colors available are very beautiful and because it comes in so many cup sizes it’s perfect for every curvy women. If you already have enough push-ups, plunge or balconette bras and you would like to try something a little bit more modest, or if your big girls need to be fully covered from time to time, you should definitely get this bra!