Mimi Holliday Elferine and Tinkerbell Comfort bras Reviewed
When Mimi Holliday has their semi-annual sale, I cannot help but order one or two pieces that I otherwise could not afford. This time, I had a hankering for comfort bras. Enter Tinkerbell and Elferine. Tinkerbell is the impossibly sweet combination of blush lace and grey/purple satin, and Elferine may be the juiciest looking bra I have ever seen. With its emerald lace, lime satin and bright pink bows, it’s hard not feel a bit peppier than normal with this bra on. It feels like wearing a melon… minus the discomfort that would come with actually wearing a melon…
Anyway. I’m reviewing these bras together because they are almost exactly the same in terms of design. Comfort bras do vary from bra to bra, but these two in particular are made of the same lace, and the bands have the same tension.
As you can likely tell based on their delicate appearance, comfort bras provide a light level of support. With only one seam, they lift from the bottom just enough to give your natural shape some perk and keep them from moving around as you go about your day, but they don’t really change the shape of your breasts. These bras provide by far the most natural shape I have ever encountered from a bra, and it’s something I definitely appreciate when sifting through a sea of padded contour bras. The straps are half adjustable and the thinnest I’ve seen from a full-bust bra. I do wish they could adjust further, as I already have them tightened as much as possible, but less petite ladies probably won’t have this issue. The band feels fairly true to size on both bras. Each bra closes with four sets of one hook and eye closure, and I need to use the second tightest setting to get the best fit. This still leaves plenty of room for the band to stretch out. The one hook and eye closure probably sounds iffy in terms of support, but it’s actually very comfortable and I don’t feel as though I’m losing support. However, the delicate materials coupled with the thin band likely wouldn’t work for heavy breasts.
The wires are a bit wide for me, and the cups a bit shallow. These two factors make comfort bras very “light tackers” on me. The gore does touch my body, but gently. For completely unknown reasons to me, Tinkerbell tacks better than Elferine, even though I can’t find a difference between them in terms of construction. I imagine there’s some subtle difference I can’t see that makes Tinkerbell more compatible with my shape. These bras will suit women with broad roots and shallow breasts better than they do me. I’m not bothered by these slight incompatibilities though, as neither cause any discomfort.
As I said at the beginning of this review, comfort bras can vary quite a bit from style to style. Angelique Jet, from their A/W 2012 collection had an impossibly tight band and very stretchy lace. Arielle, also from their A/W 2012 collection, had a looser band than other styles and stiffer lace. I think the way you tell how a comfort bra will fit is based on the lace. Elferine and Tinkerbell use the same lace and fit almost exactly the same. Coincidence? Maybe, but I think I’m onto something. I’ll need more data though… which means more comfort bras. I’m not too upset.
Comfort bras are, as the name suggests, the comfiest. If you fit into their size range (I think A-G? Don’t quote me on that), dig a natural shape and the “barely there” feeling that the delicate constriction provides, then I highly recommend checking out these bras. The Mimi sale is still on, it’s not too late to snatch one (or two) up!
PS, this is my hundredth post. Suuuuup.
Mimi Holliday, you are just so, so pretty. Those look so nice, and I love the colors! I bet they’re going to be so nice for hot summer days.
Tinkbell may be the best “nude” summer bra ever, I’m very excited to try both of them on the hottest summer days.
Which size (UK) are you wearing? I’m about the same size as you are (just bigger in band) so it’d be nice to know 🙂
I can’t believe I forgot to put my size in the review! Both are 28FFs 🙂 I’ll update the review, thanks!
Wow, the green one looks gorgeous on!
Wow, these are super gorgeous! The one-seamed shape is not for me though unfortunately 😦 I guess I love very round and uplifted shapes. The Miss Mandalay Paiges are as natural as I would go!
Even though these bras are “comfort bras,” you’re still getting a wonderful, natural shape from them. The fit looks beautiful, and I love the colors/designs!
I so so deeply regret not getting some bras while they were on sale!
I had a lot going on the last 2 weeks of their sale and forgot. Am stalking ebay every day for the ones I am looking for..so hard to find in my size.
With the different styles,I could run anywhere from a 36F to a 36G to a 34G or 34GG.
Anyone know when their next sale will be?Maybe fall?
MH doesn’t make my size, but these are SO lovely that I may try to sister-size it!