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This is my (almost) perfect go-to bra. I have one breast slightly larger than the other and the bra fits the larger breast, but since the cups are molded, there's no sagging of the fabric and you can't tell the size difference in my breasts once the bra's on.
This is a great basic everyday t-shirt bra. I find it has a minimizing effect on my breasts (which are large for my ribcage). It's not a sexy bra, but it is pretty comfortable. It is a full-cup bra, so (depending on how you fill out) the tops of the cups may poke out when you're wearing lower-cut necklines. The cups also may show up under your armpits in sleeveless tops, since they extend under the armpit and the underwires are rather high.
My breasts are wider-set and I have a lot of tissue underneath my armpits; the underwires contain that tissue. The cups don't push my breasts front and center as much as I'd like (and maybe that's not possible), but they do a decent job of it and give a nice (rounded, natural, not saggy) shape underneath clothes.
My one complaint is that the straps are wideset, so they're often not covered up by the shoulder straps of sleeveless tops, and since the straps are not very thin, they look a bit dowdy. I have narrow shoulders so the straps are forever falling off my shoulders (and I maybe adjust them to be a little loose for the sake of comfort). Since the straps begin so close to my armpit in the front, they sometimes chafe when I am moving my arms a lot, which can be irritating.
Overall this is a very comfortable bra; it doesn't pinch, poke, or smush and it isn't too tight in any places. I've been wearing it for a year and it hasn't stretched out (as far a I can tell) though the band is made of stretchy material. I still wear it on the loosest set of hooks. Two of the key reasons that it's lasted so long are: (1) I wear it in rotation with a few other bras, allowing adequate time (>1 day) for it to have a break from my body heat and retain its shape; (2) I hand-wash it once in awhile (probably not as often as I should though it's not visibly soiled) with a very gentle liquid soap for delicates that requires no kneading or rinsing ("Soak" ). I do not put this in the machine wash.
It's a workhorse bra that you can wear all day without discomfort and gives you adequate support and a nice shape under most clothes. I highly recommend this bra.
Updated on Sep 17, 2012 Flag this