* This will be a short and sweet review because most of the comfort and beauty factors from the now discontinued Luxe (when the line was called 'N by Natori') also hold true for the Elegant Effect. There are some comfort factors that are different, however.
First, here is a photo that may explain why my photo quality is so crap. This is the natural light at 9am in my part of the world, as observed by my unimpressed Sheltie. And, since the sun sets at 3pm, and I am too
For comparison, here is the Luxe:
What's different: Fit *Slightly deeper cups. A big plus for me, since the slightly increased depth is in the upper cup and near the gore.
Sides. The side is slightly higher. In this case, that's a good thing (something I rarely say), as the Luxe could occasionally dig into the fluffy bits during size fluctuations.
What's different: Comfort
Straps. The (very lightly) padded, wider straps are gone. Along with the pretty lace edging that gave a cami effect. They have been replaced with regular, normal width straps. While comfortable enough, this is not an improvement
What's different: BeautyColorways. Sadly, there are fewer of them. Just the cafe au lait shade I have, and coral and pink. That appears to be it thus far.
Lace. The pattern is more subtle, and is lace, rather than embroidery.
Overall:Still a fantastic bra, with great quality. That wonderfully comfortable, stable band remains the same, and the improvement to the cup pretty much balances out the non-improvement of the straps.
Size: 40H, Euro sizing.
(I would ideally need an I cup, or a 42 band, but the excellent construction and comfort features overcome the not ideal fit for me.)