Eleanor Grey DD - G Cup Bra
The epitome of old time elegance, the Eleanor in a sophisticated dark grey combines indulgent silk lined cups, paired with beautifully intricate black Leavers lace. The classic shape makes the Eleanor a perfect choice for a special occasion, whilst providing a beautifully supportive fit for DD+ bra sizes. Gold toned components and hook and eye ensure no detail is forgotten, with a delicate teardrop pearl at the centre for a finishing touch.
Size and Fit
Available in UK sizes 30-38 DD, E, F, FF, G
Model wears 32G/Medium
Underwired full cup with side sling
I got this in a 30F, depending on brand I usually wear a 28FF or 30F. After some trial and error with other colourways I have worked out that my ideal size in this bra is 30G. With the 30F I experience the same shape issue as Quinne did in her review on The Lingerie Addict, though not as bad. There is a downward pointy thing going on, and some double boob. In the 30FF this is a little better, but not quite a good fit still. However in the 30G the shape is natural, the apex lines up with that of the breast and nothing cuts in. Whoo! It could be that I should be wearing a bigger cup in my normal bras, but I don't like sizing up because then the wires become too wide. They work on this one.
My breast shape is slightly full on bottom, projected and close set. I normally wear plunges but the wires on this do not go too high in the center for me. I have skin sensitivities, and am prone to rib pain if wires are too stiff and sit too low. I can feel the wires on this bra, and they can hurt a little if I sit around for too long because my posture is awful and I'm basically shoving them into my ribs. Sit up a little and they are very comfortable. The silk is like balm on the skin. There are really only two points of irritation, and they are the hardware on the straps (I have them set to a length where the adjusters sit right on the part of my shoulder that takes the most weight) and the wire casings and closure bits. This is a problem I have with all bras. The reinforced end of the wire channel thing pokes me in the sides, because it is so stiff, and so does the point where the band is joined to the closures. They are made of a soft and comfortable fabric, it's just the stitching. But those things feel hard, not scratchy, so are easier to tolerate for me in any case.
The lace is SO beautiful and the silk is dreamy, the best I have ever seen! Perfectly elegant and easy to wear, very special and lovely but not so opulent it's scary. It truly works for any occasion!
This is my first bra from Harlow and Fox, and I am very impressed with it. First, it's beautiful. The fabric, the design, the packaging - all beautiful and luxurious. Second, the fit is perfect. It fits exactly the way a bra should fit. Third, it's comfortable. Really, really comfortable. I can tell that much thought went into the design of this bra. I love wearing something that's both beautiful and comfortable, and I feel a bit like a princess having it on!
This bra is amazing. Fits beautifully, makes me feel like a pin up model. My husband loves it. The presentation is perfect, so fun to open when it arrives!
My search for beautiful lingerie in natural fabrics brought me to Harlow & Fox. I’m sure my search terms included “silk.” I was gratified to find a lovely looking bra in my predicted H&F size in the Outlet section. I was worried about fit, and it was easier to take the risk at a lower price. Now that I am confident of my size here and the quality of the products, I have forwarded the catalog to my husband and expect many future purchases by myself and (quite probably) gifts from him.
My Fantasie (UK brand) swim top is a 34F with a full cup, so that’s what I ordered from H&F. The fit is comparable.
With my pendulous natural shape, the Eleanor Grey Full Cup is only *just* full enough. The lacy upper cup allows my tissue to “flow like water” as I think of it. I wouldn’t wear this one for strenuous activity because I prefer more all over support for the breast tissue. That said, this is more comfortable than any other bit of “fancy” lingerie that I’ve ever purchased. I wouldn’t be afraid to wear it out of the house under formalwear or other finery. The “lack of support” is more equivalent to wearing heels when one prefers sneakers—an expected trade off to achieve a certain look.
The requirement for hand washing will limit my everyday wearing of my H&F splurges more than anything else. I wear a lot of silk, but almost all of it stands up well to careful machine washing using delicates bags for extra support and separation from other items. I use the hand wash cycle in a Miele machine, then carefully air dry. I will try to follow H&F’s more strict care instructions, because I love the pieces I bought, but only time will tell. As they age, I may run the risk and try laundering by my usual process because I am lazy!
For comparison, my usual everyday bras from mainstream brands in the USA are sized American 32G and made by Wacoal or Chantelle. Best fitting styles for my rather pendulous shape are Wacoal Awareness and Halo Lace or Chantelle Révèle Moi and Rive...
Beautiful and very well-made bra. The band does run tight since it's silk, so that's something to keep in mind. I've never seen such a well-made bra at this price!
I wish there were a camisole as well!
Bra Fitting Guide
We do not advise the use of a tape measure for finding the correct bra size, due to the many variations in body size, shape and preference that a rigid tape measure cannot account for.
Instead, please follow our guide to ensuring the correct fit visually
The band should fit comfortably around your body in a horizontal line, fastened on either the loosest or middle set of hook and eyes.
Some women find that fitting on the loosest hook is best for them, so they are able to tighten it over time as the band loosens with wear. Others prefer to fit to the middle hook, to vary the fit according to fluctuations in size. Our silk bands have less stretch than conventional powermesh, so don't be afraid of adjusting the fit according to your personal preference.
If you find the band is riding up at the back, this is usually a sign the band is too large, so you may want to try a smaller back size. If the cup is fitting well however, you will need to go up one cup size whilst going down one band size - for example, if your 34E is too loose in the band but perfect in the cup, try a 32F instead.
If you find the band is feeling uncomfortably restrictive, try going up a band size, and down a cup size if the cup still fits well - for example, a 32F would then go up to the 34E.
If you find your straps are digging in, it can sometimes mean the band is too loose so support is being forced to come from the straps, so do check the band is fitting horizontally around your body.
All of our bras have gold rings at the back to allow rotation according to the width of your shoulders, and many also have them at the front for even more adjustability. Several of our bras have wide, flared silk straps to maintain the comfort of a wider strap with a more flattering shape. Lengthening and shortening the back elastics can also help with getting the fit just right for your body.
Wires should lie flat against your chest at the centre front, and contain all of your breast tissue within them at the side. If you find the wires are digging in to the side of your breasts, not lying against your ribcage, see if a larger cup size will work better for you
The cup should fully contain your breast, without spilling over at the top, or having loose gaping fabric. It is natural to have one breast slightly larger than the other, so if this is the case try to ensure the best fit to the largest side.
If you find the cup is wrinkling or gaping, try a smaller cup size.
If you find the cup is spilled over at the top, try a larger cup size.
International Size Charts
Our sizing overlaps to allow for a greater variety of fit. Please use the international size conversion chart for a guideline of the correct size, or use our body measurement chart for a more accurate guide.
For Briefs, Thongs and Waist Cinchers
|Harlow & Fox||XS||S||M||L||XL|
For Suspender Belts and Nightwear
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Body Measurement Chart
This is taken at the narrowest point of your natural waist, around your bellybutton. Ensure the tape measure is parallel around your body, and fits snugly against you. Take your actual measurement next to your skin, not over clothes, as this is most accurate.
This is taken at the fullest part of your bottom, approximately 20cm/8" below your natural waistline.
For Briefs, Thongs and Waist Cinchers
For Suspender Belts and Nightwear
Returns & Exchanges
We hope that you will be delighted with your Harlow & Fox lingerie, but we understand there may be times when you will need to return or exchange your items. If you are unsure which size you would like to exchange for, our sizing guide may help, or if you would prefer to contact us we would be happy to advise you.
For all returns and exchanges, please fill out the returns form enclosed with your order and send it back with your goods within 14 days for UK orders, and 20 days for international.
All items must be returned unworn and unwashed, in their original condition and packaging, with all tags and labels attached. Please take care when trying garments on, and always try on briefs over your own for hygiene reasons.
Please allow up to 14 days after we have received your returned goods for inspection.
All Harlow & Fox lingerie is handwash only. Please see our guide to caring for your lingerie for more information. We are unable to offer refunds for garments damaged by not following these instructions.
Harlow & Fox cannot be responsible for goods lost in transit. Please ensure all returns are either sent via a trackable service, or proof of posting is obtained.
For exchanges, we will pay for the cost of delivering the new items to you, however you will be responsible for the return postage. With the exception of mutually agreed faulty goods, we are unable to offer refunds for postage costs.
In addition to the above, we are unable to refund customs or import charges for overseas customers. Please mark your package as "Returned Goods" to avoid any customs delays.
We take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our garments, however if you believe you have received a faulty garment please contact us before returning.
All orders are dispatched in our beautiful signature gift box, complete with a handcrafted gold wax seal.
Rates & Times
Standard delivery is complimentary on all UK and International orders over £200.
|UK Standard||£5||2-5 working days|
|UK Express||£8||Next Day|
|Europe Standard||£10||2-4 working days|
|Europe Express||£20||1-3 working days|
|US & Canada Standard||£10||6-7 working days|
|US & Canada Express||£25||1-3 working days|
|Rest of World Standard||£15||6-7 working days|
|Rest of World Express||£35||3-4 working days|
Please ensure your order is placed by 12pm GMT for International Express Delivery, and 3pm GMT for UK Express Delivery.
Taxes & Import Duty
All UK prices on the site include VAT at the current rate of 20%. Overseas customers may incur further taxes and import duties, which will vary dependent on location, and are the responsibility of the customer.