If anyone here remembers me from a couple of years ago, you may remember that I was half mad trying to find an underwire, unlined cup bra. I guess unlined is something not thought of often when it comes to small sizes. I tried the Tango II Balconette in about 8 different sizes before I admitted defeat, due to being shaped completely wrong for that bra. I loved everything about it, but the way it fit, lol. Even the cups that were glaringly too large for me cut into my tissue and quad-boobed! I had a few Andorras, but, ultimately, I didn't like their pointy shaping, ...or their price tags. Cleo bras always dug into my skin and left bruises...so I took a break from my unlined-underwire search. The Happy bra is new to Aerie and I decided to try it right away. I ordered it online, so I didn't know what the fabric felt like or if the wires were long enough. I am ecstatic to say that everything about this bra fits just right, and it is so comfortable I could sleep in it. It somehow feels both "silky" and "cottony" soft. The lace is beautiful, and the fit is practical. This is perfect for an everyday bra. The lace is tight enough that it's not bumpy under most shirts. The straps have a remarkably wide range of adjustment, which indicates Aerie really listens to feedback. Aerie is the only brand I've encountered that seems to understand wide roots' need for shallower cups and long underwires. The stretchy cups allow for hormonal changes without having to change bra sizes, too. Read more 172 more words
I am IN LOVE with this bra and I'm going to buy as many in this style as I can afford. It's what I've always wanted...gtently supportive UNLINED cups! This bra is a lot like a bralette in shape and wearability, but it does have underwires in the cups, and it has regular bra hooks in back, which, frankly, as much faster for me than pulling bras over my head (I always get all tangled up). The Real Obsessed Unlined Bra feels purely luxurious. It's so soft and beautiful it seems like something for special occasions. However, it's a very sturdy, comfortable bra, and ...I've been wearing it regularly, sometimes 2 days in a row. I've even slept in it! Here in the US "Aerie" is marketed to teenagers, and maybe young women. I didn't realize American Eagle was a brand for me until I realized that they cater to petite women. I am definitely within the size range of some of their models American Eagle uses in its campaigns, but I'm 5'2, 95-97 lbs, with a short torso. A couple of their models seems to be very similar to my size. I wish it hadn't taken me so long to realize the Aerie line wasn't just "teen" style. If you want sequins, beads, bows, and chicken cutlets, go to Victoria's. For comfortable, lovely lingerie that flatters and fits, AE is the place to be. Read more 136 more words
LOVE LOVE LOVE this multi-way pushup bra!!! My new favorite and will be buying more. I usually have problems with quadding, gapping, band slipping down, and boob flattening when it comes to strapless bras, but this has been the best so far! Not too much pushup padding but enough to give me some oomph, gives a nice round shape, and doesn't make me look completely flat-chested. Very comfortable to wear for a long time and stays up. Love the nude color with the smooth cups and pretty lace band.
I have wide set, tuberous, bottom heavy breasts, and short roots. This bra will work well for you if you have similar breasts. It is difficult to find bras because I have such a unique shape. A lot of the bras recommend for my type of breasts are usually D cup and beyond (Freya, Cleo). I haven't been able to try those because my breasts aren't large enough. I was pleased to find an affordable option that is easily accessible to me. Although, this bra isn't going to make you look "bigger" it doesn't enhance whatsoever. Keep in mind, I haven't worn it for an entire day yet this is just the fitting room first impression. I will update after a full day of wear.
I wanted a comfy bralette-like thing that I could show off under sporty tops. This is it!
Very comfy and surprisingly roomy, I believe the Aerie Chill lineup might have some things in store for those of us who traditionally have to deal with poor coverage and too large bands in Aerie bralettes.
I would estimate the size S fits 30DD-F comfortably. If you're a 32 band and like a firm band, I'd say 32D-E, but I think the M would be more comfortable and would probably fit 32DD-F. Sadly I don't think this bra can really go beyond a F cup, but it's comfy as heck and provides good support for what it is (it is NOT a true sports bra however, I wouldn't recommend it for any kind of impact sport, even light impact).
Very tempted to get a second one, since they just added a nice blue and a red colour to their lineup for this bra. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
This is my favorite Aerie bra so far. I have a couple in size 30D, but I think this, in 32C, is a better fit! The band is almost loose...so I hope it doesn't stretch out too quickly. The cups fit like they're tailor-made for me. They have support but no poking, quadding, or squishing. The cups are "lightly lined", which, in this case, means a moulded cup with no padding whatsoever. The pliable underwire in the cups gives uplift without comonly used awkward crescent cushion pads. This bra is unbelievably soft and comfortable. It's also beautiful, with delicate lace trim and overlay. This can be worn with anything. The lace is so fine it doesn't show through most t-shirts, and if it does show, it looks pretty. I'm really loving this one!
I believe that even though I have small breasts, the "issues" I have with them are shared with many who have larger breasts. My problems are underarm boob, side-escape, and quad-boob even though I have shallow, FOB breasts. On average, I weigh between 95-98 lbs. so people think I'm delusional if I try on 32Cs and find the cups are too small. I've caused many a bra fitter to eat her own words when checking on me in fitting rooms. "Oh, you're right," they will say," but that size band doesn't come with larger cups," etc.
For me, it's all about the band, and ...small bands are scarce, and ridiculously costly. I've tried, for many years (as is evident here at Bratabase) to find bras that truly fit. I've come close, and I've even found bras that I love. Unfortunately, my favorite "classic" bra is Panache Porcelain in size 30DD. The reason this is unfortunate is that Panache is difficult to find in the US, and it's an extremely expensive brand. In addition to the scarcity and cost, finding a size 30DD is not easy. I usually order it from the UK, but, because of the difficulties incurred by this bra, I don't like to wear the couple that I own all the time. I try to keep them from wearing out as long as possible. I also love the Panache Andorra, which, I know, is strange for my small size. It's just as hard to find, and my husband thinks it emphasizes my nipples too much (it is a pointy shape).
I have found a bra I really like, in the most unexpected place, in a most unexpected design. Like many of us, I had assumed all "bralettes" were like camisole-type shirts, and I thought they were too flimsy to provide any shaping and support. For years, I have worn these camisole-type bralettes for pajamas, because they are cool, comfortable, and very loose. When a friend of mine, who is very similar to be in size, told me about Aerie bralettes I laughed and said, "But you've only nursed one baby, not three." Luckily I took her advice and tried several Aerie bralettes...and I love them. For sure, Aerie has lots of classic style bralettes, but they also have many "real" bras, including bras in size 30D! My "Pushup Scoop Bralette" is similar to a Sports Bra, except it's made of gorgeous, silky lace, and it's very sexy. It does not look "matronly" like so many other wireless bras. The biggest selling point for me is that it's actually snug on my small frame. It's snug enough to have support! I usually wear Medium in Sports-type bras/bandeaus, otherwide I plunge out the tops and bottoms of the cups. I am thrilled to say that does not happen with the Pushup Scoop Bralette. I wear XS, because, frankly, I like the "lift" it provides in the smaller size, but I am "squished" a bit. Size small would work cupwise, but the band isn't as stable. The Pushup Scoop does not give me the lift and rounded shaping of Panache bras, but it does hold my jiggly tissue in place very well, and it provides a very "natural" look. I don't know how long this bra will last before stretching too much, etc. but I am very pleased with it as an "everyday" bra. I got it on sale for $15.00, so I have no reason to complain about it even if I wound up throwing it away! Read more 505 more words
After trying just about every other aerie bralette and returning every one of them, I stumbled upon the @Sunnie Bralette and ordered a couple in large. I wasn't hoping for much. but I had to try. To my surprise, they fit pretty darn well. It gives decent coverage and support and that's all I'm looking for in a bralette. My boobs don't smoosh together and they're not falling out. The bralette stays in place and it's super comfortable! This is a bralette I'd feel comfortable wearing under lounge wear around family or friends that are staying over or outside letting my dog out in the middle of the night. I'm more full on bottom, so it's even more exciting that this bra gives me decent support and shape. This was a great find for me and I'm going to buy a couple more!
I tried this on at American Eagle last week, since the top doesn't come in 32DD I decided to try a 34D using the store locator I found it at a store nearby. It was a good fit, but I decided to buy online instead since Aerie was having a $10 swim sale with this top included (sale ends today 7/6). The top is actually decently projected, yet still gives some cleavage, and it actually has narrow wires too (I didn't actually realize until I measure, they somehow look and feel a bit wider). I do have a longer review on my blog with tons of photos including the dressing room shots.
I love this bra! The fabric is so soft it feels like the bra is hugging me when I wear it. It also has a nice sheen to it, and is very smooth. I got this in two colors, a Magenta-like color (this one) called "Retro Glow" and in black.
The band does run small if you're thinking about getting this one (I usually wear a 28 band and this fits perfectly, stretches to 28.5"). I've been looking for a push up bra in a 28 or small 30 band for a while and am happy to have found this bra by Aerie! The push up isn't too intense, I would ...rate it a 2/5 on push up level (5 being Victoria's Secret +2 cupsize bra, but your boobs don't move with you if you turn too fast!). The push up is pretty gradual, I think it looks pretty natural.
The Retro Glow version of this bra has cute little cutouts on the straps in the back, you might be able to see it a little bit in the photo with the label showing, but the black one has normal strap attachments. It's also a wide band which is nice to keep smooth lines under clothes https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Overall I'm happy with this bra and definitely going to keep it! I hope it fits well for my first full day of wear (I'll update this if it doesn't!). Read more 130 more words
Aerie's classic lace bralette (and the lace halter bralette) come in sizes "XS DD" and "XS D" now, but online only. These sizes are meant to be a 30DD and 30D respectively I'm guessing based on their size chart. I got the classic lace bralette in XS DD and have provided the measurements here.
The upper and lower bands are thin (0.3") and fairly stretchy, so there's not a ton of potential for support. The band length does run TTS. I had to use some might to get it to stretch to 30", so 28-band wearers might find the band OK as well.
The straps are thin (0.3") minus ...the decorative lace. They are semi-adjustable and have a J-hook so you can turn them into a racerback which I find handy.
The cups are shallow and wide and don't have much centre coverage. They run small as well, more like a 30D.
I found there was not much support to be had in this bralette, but I say that with the caveat that the band size is one or two sizes too large for me. I found the sizing of the XS DD to be like a 30D so if you wanted to order the XS D maybe size up. All the materials are very soft and comfy and it looks pretty as well. This is a great bra for lounging and maybe more if it fits you better than it fits me!
Does anyone else own this model? Or are you interested in trying it?? Read more 144 more words
I love this bra! It is so comfortable I could sleep in it. It gives nice support and shaping without any bulk or digging. The tall sides keep everything where it belongs, front and center. The cups are quite shallow...I will purchase DD in my next Starts with You Bra. However, Aerie Wireless bras tend to stretch quickly so there's no need to return this one. I am pleased with its softness and I love the cute back.
Aerie's Hannah bra is nearly identical to the Sunnie Demi Coverage lightly lined bra. The Hannah that I have has a band that tapers to a narrower height than Sunnie, but, other than the fact that Hannah bras are exclusively made of cotton, it is the same model as Sunnie Demi. It's nice to have a white cotton bra on hot summer days. This wears well under white t-shirts and it's a soft, super comfy bra for everyday wear. It's very basic, and it works exactly the way I want my boring white bras to work.
I've wanted a good fitting front-closure bra for a long time. This is perfect! It is lightly-lined with no padding, and the cups are stretchy. The fabric is silky and extremely soft. The straps are adjustible, and the band is snug but it doesn't leave lines in my skin. It's a good, functional t-back that great for casual-wear. I have yet to get a headache from the straps on this one! Very happy with the bra and the fit. Fun color too! (Peach)
The two swimsuit tops I've reviewed are available online only, so I wanted to show my experiences in case anyone here orders from Aerie. This is my second flop with Aerie bikini tops. Honestly, I usually purchased bikini tops in Medium, so I should have known better, but I wear Aerie bralettes in XS and S, and Aerie bras in 30D and 32C. Since I'm so small busted, it would seem like too-small would be unusual, but I'm one of those people with tall wide roots, and this causes fit frustrations. I posted a review previously on another Aerie crop bikini in size XS. The ...straps were not adjustable in the first style I purchased. In this style I purchased S, The straps are completely adjustable, including the band around the rib cage. Overall, this is a better fit, simply because it can be adjusted. However, the cups are SO small! Perhaps those with less pliable tissue could wear this and not look like a cracker pressed against a marshmallow, but not so with me. This top is beautiful! I'm going to try Medium, because I like it so much, but I wanted to let you know that, in my experiences, Aerie bikini tops runs very small. Unless you have full, firm tissue, you may want to consider sizing up. Read more 123 more words
I'm writing this review merely to caution any of you who may want to purchase Aerie swimsuits online. Aerie tends to be inconsistent in sizing amongst their various styles, but this one is especially off. I haven't measured this top, because it's basically a ring of fabric with straps. This bathing suit is sold online only at Aerie. It looks great in Aerie's photos, of course, and it was on sale... Since I wear Aerie's bralettes in XS or S, I purchased this bikini top in XS.
It's too small, in every way except the straps; which are too long. Go figure. ...In this case the problem with the fit is not just my pliable tissue. The so called "cups" are so, so tiny they aren't able to stretch at all. These photos are taken with the liners out of the cup, so you can see the fabric is pretty substantial. It's super cute, and I love the color, and the matching bottoms, in Small, are perfect. I'm going to try this in another size...Often my bathing suit tops are Medium, so I should have thought of that before ordering.
Just wanted to warn you all before you possibly waste shipping charges and time, that Aerie swimsuits seem to run ridiculously small. Read more 111 more words
I am ambivalent toward this bra. I like the band a lot, it is firm and structured and stays in place even if I jump around. The 32 is tight enough to fit my 29" rib cage very snug at the loosest hook. I love the nine points available for strap attachment if I so choose to add them. However, and this is true of every single strapless bra I have tried, the cups are too closed on top for my only slightly FOT breasts. I'm working on stretching out the top edge to reduce the effect, which seems to be lessening the issue a ...little bit, but not enough yet. This bra is VERY heavily padded. It has slots with removable padding and even after taking those out it is still roughly an inch thick in the base of the cup. It is hard to imagine anyone wanting to add more. I have close-set breasts, so I pinched the gore to .9" wide at the top edge, which just barely leaves the center bra strap attachment point usable but helps my fit significantly. Read more 79 more words
The good: - super comfortable - soft & smooth fabric - fits well enough - easy to find & inexpensive!
The less good: - band too large (UB: <26") - too shallow - cups are verging on too far apart (even for me!) and too wide - almost too closed in on top - the 'full coverage' look is really not my style, but in this case, it's working for me
In sum: This is a practical, comfortable, easy-to-find bra that isn't technically a good fit, but works well enough to still be a staple in my bra rotation. I'm going to attempt to alter the band, which may have the consequence of pulling the wires even wider and shallower, but I think it'll be worth it.