Mimi Holliday Mojito Review
This bra gave me many problems, but I managed to make it work for me. I may not have put in all the effort if it weren’t so darned cute though, just look at this thing!
So the problems with this bra were:
- Wires did not sit flat
- Straps too loose, could not tighten them enough
- Cups a bit baggy, partly because of the straps, party they were just a bit too big
- Fabric from the sides of the cups dug into my arm pits
Okay! So that’s a lot of problems. Luckily these problems were all countered by the fact that it is extremely comfortable (aside from the fabric digging into the armpits) and it is adorable. I managed to fix most of the problems and am now happy to wear it, though it will primarily be a home bra because it is just not as supportive as most of my bras.
Fixing the straps wasn’t hard. I just took out the seams where the front part of the strap met the adjustable part and tightened them. You can see my news seams in the picture above! I could’ve picked a colour of thread that would be less noticeable, but I didn’t really care. Doing this fixed almost all the bagginess in the cups, and improved the shape very much. Sorry I don’t have any pictures from before the alteration! I was in a rush to wear it.
The cups were still a bit too open at the top at this point, and with the newly tightened straps I found that the sides of the bra were digging into my armpits. So I decided to wash this bra in hotter water than I should in hopes that it would shrink the cups a little bit. And luckily for me, it did. It rests more comfortably near my armpits now, and the tops of the cups don’t gape open so easily.
Unfortunately, the gore still doesn’t sit flat and I think this is because the wires are so thin. Normally thin wires work for me, but these are ridiculously flimsy. An upside to the way this bra doesn’t completely tack to me is that it is extremely comfy. It’s a light level of support, but that’s all I really need at home. For those of you who don’t know, Mimi Holliday is quite expensive, so I wouldn’t really recommend keeping one of their bras that didn’t fit perfectly. I got this on sale, and there were some other circumstances that made keeping it a good idea, so it was okay in my case.
The band is firm, and has 4 sets of 1 hook closures. Yup, just one hook. But once again, it is very comfortable partly because of this, even though you don’t get maximum support. The materials are so soft that it almost feels like I’m wearing nothing despite this bra being quite tight.
So in the end I’m happy with this bra, but do wish the gore would lay flay and that the cups were just a bit smaller. I’m not sure if an F would’ve been better or too small though, but it wasn’t available in that size anyway. Next time I order from Mimi Holliday, if I have the option, I’ll be sure to order two sizes to compare which fits better and send back the other. And let me just say… they have two green lace comfort bras coming up in their autumn/winter season. TWO. One is a dark mossy green with a bit of a blue tone (arielle), and the other is a bright vibrant green (elferine). Boy am I excited to get my hands on them! Hopefully the sizing ends up working out better in that shape, as the Mojito was not a perfect success.
I’m so glad to see a Mimi Holliday bra reviewed! I also have this bra, as well as the padded plunge, but bought them on sale as you did. As pretty as all Mimi Hollidays are I couldn’t afford to buy so many if I were buying full price
I have to say that I also experienced the issue with the centre gore not sitting flat, which I found particularly odd as I own another MH comfort bra (Panna Cotta, chartreuse green/yellow) in a 30FF that sits perfectly flat against my sternum. It’s particularly obvious next to my right breast because it’s my bigger one, and the wires come up higher than the Panna Cotta, so I thought that was why… until my friend tried the Mojito on and pointed out it was a 30F, not the 30FF I had ordered D: I was so devastated. I wish I’d known as soon as it arrived (from Amazon.co.uk) as they still had a 30FF left at the Damaris site where I made an order from not long after. I am convinced the cups would have sat/fit better in the FF. Oh, and I also got the whole rubbing/cutting in at the armpit area the first time I wore it.
Have you ever tried any other MH bras? I’ve found that the bands tend to run rather large, if not they just stretch really easily. Normally I am a 32E (questioning my actual size now though – my underbust is 30 inches) but have had to re-order a smaller back size and bigger cup size in MH.
On a positive note, Mimis are basically my everyday bra – I wear them out as well as at home because they are usually so very comfortable. I’m not a big fan of the projected look either, I like the natural/understated shape of non-padded bras. I love the quality of MH materials and all the beautiful colourways. I am so excited for the Elferine and Arielle, green is my favourite colour!
I hope your review and this comment are helpful to anyone looking to order some Mimis 🙂
Thanks for this comment! It gives me hope that the elferine and arielle will be a better fit. I’ve also tried the Caipirinha plunge and Dacquiri lace comfort bra. The Caipirinha would have worked for me in a 28FF (I tried my friend’s 30F) and I’m really unsure about the Dacquiri. I tried it in a 32DD (so way off) but the cups would have been equivalent to a 28F. They were a bit too small, but once again if I sized up they may have dug into my armpits. The band actually felt more firm than 30’s from Freya, so in a 28 it should work well. Maybe I’ve only tried firm styles from Mimi, but I’ve found the bands are all quite tight.The gore also did not sit flat in the Dacquiri btw, but that may have just been because of the large band size.
So much sizing confusion! I have some credit right now with Mimi Holliday because I returned a sale item (no refunds, just credit) so I think I’ll just order the elferine or arielle in both 28F and 28FF when the new collection launches, and just return whichever doesn’t fit. I also love green if you can’t tell 😛
I bought some items during the same sale period from Mimi Holliday only to find that they were not fit for purpose or representative of what they were advertised to be (boy shorts – too big/baggy). They refused to give me a refund even though one of the products was clearly visibly faulty (stretched beyond repair). Have you purchased any other MH products? I love their collections but am so put off by the disgusting customer service. As I share the same cup size as you, I also wanted to know what your experience is with regards to the durably of their bras.
Hi! I’m not Windie but I do happen to own a LOT of MH products (bras and matching undies) and I can definitely say they their knickers run pretty large in general, especially any with all lace/large areas of lace. I’m normally a small but all lace back ‘classic knickers’ I’ve tried in that size were ridiculously large! Granted, I have a small bum but I doubt anyone who’s normally a small/10 would be able to fill it out even if they were blessed with a shapely buttocks! Their extra smalls fit and look much better.
In regards to the durability of their bras, I’d say they hold up fairly well, if bought in the right size. I had a 32E that I wore basically everyday for the longest time (it was my favourite bra for sure!) and it’s only now that it doesn’t fit me that I can look at it and see that the band has stretched immensely since I first got it. I probably needed a 30 back at the time though, and since I’ve started buying 30s I haven’t had this problem – I wear them comfortably on the loosest or second loosest setting, but never any further. The stretchy part on the straps of that bra did distort at the bottom too, but I do think that was with excessive wear.
I hope this helped, and sorry for it being so long 🙂
Thanks for the info, Mara! I’ve only had one lace comfort bra from them (Arielle) for an extended period of time, as I ended up selling the Mojito. I can’t wear the Arielle as it’s too small for me right now, but I can say that for the three months or so that I was able to wear it, I loved it very much. I want a comfort bra in my current size BADLY, and am just hoping a sale will hit on their website sometime soon. It held up well, I didn’t find that it stretched much, the lace or the band. It’s fairly durable considering how delicate it seems. But it’s definitely one to hand wash, I think the washing machine might kill it.