I tried this bra on in a couple of different sizes last Friday when I was at the local specialty shop. This was the first style we tried. It’s not my best shape/style/fit. It was a struggle to fit the “wires” in the right spot, and the fitter was concerned about the straps positioning and whether they would fall off. As a result, she brought me a Momentum Pro, which is my next review. I tried a Chantelle sports bra that was wired in a few sizes (reviews are already up), and we mutually agreed that it fit better than the Anita bras. That said, if I had a spare bit of cash and found one of these for super cheap, I’d consider it because it was comfortable. I did measure the band but have completely forgotten what I got. I believe that this was comfortable with the last hooks and I fit comfortably in a 29-30” stretched band.
This is the only wireless bra you will ever love. COLD HARD FACT.
Okay, that's a bit inflammatory, generalizing and misleading. Let me restate that:
This is the only bra you will ever want to wear. HARDEST OF COLD HARD FACTS.
I wish this wasn't true. It's not like this bra is even that comfortable, when it comes down to it. The band is big and stretchy (the stretch hasn't increased by much with wash and wear, though, which is a point in its favor), and so it moves when I lift my arms up, and is not really supportive. The straps are annoyingly wide, but once I've got them set ...up, I can forget them for as long as I wear the bra, unless I'm wearing a top or dress that has a wide neck and a tendency to reveal them.
After a couple hours of wear, the initially comfortable fabric at the bottom of the band starts to feel like a thin line cutting in under my breasts. If I wear this bra for a long time (3+ hrs), I am almost guaranteed to feel sore and chafed along my underbust, and if I repeat this a couple days in a row (or even just wear it all day, where that means like 8+ hours or so), I'm probably going to have mild scars, which do fade if I go braless for a couple days, but still. Scarring.
My breasts aren't really separated. It can be a pain getting my nipples lined up with the bra seams so they don't show as much, and even then, the way the seams are sewn means that they show through even thick-ish t-shirts. The shape the bra gives is the blue one from Brasihate's diagram here: http://brasihate.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-exactly-is-good-shape.html
So yeah, this would be one of those bras that you'd throw away on a makeover show. Except for the fact that it is STILL literally the most comfortable one I own, even with all the shortcomings it possesses. It's comfortable when I put it on-- it doesn't dig in, doesn't irritate (much), and doesn't feel constricting-- and it actually stays that way for a couple hours.
Compare that to the Freya Ada, aka the only underwired bra that I found comfy enough to buy a couple pairs of despite the useless color options. An hour in that has me adjusting straps, adjusting the band, lifting up the bottoms of the cups to give myself a bit of relief, you name it, and my breasts feel oddly tender after I take it off, and they jiggle a lot when I have it on, and it still ends up hurting as much as the Anita Claras, only sooner, and in more places.
Every now and then, I return here to Bratabase as part of my monthly bra pilgrimmage. I eyeball the new bras at Nordstrom and Figleaves. I check some bra blogs for recent reviews. I maybe even end up buying a new bra or three, and subsequently returning all the ones I can return. And maybe I decide to try my Freya Ada again, or wrestle on my Panache Sport. And in the end, when push comes to shove, I find myself wearing the Clara. Again.
I now have four pairs.
FYI: I have firm, full-on-bottom, close-set breasts with medium-to-wide roots. I can totally imagine how this bra wouldn't work for someone who's really wide-set, or has full-on-top boobs, since the bra has non-stretchy mesh panelling at the top of the cups. Read more 473 more words
This was the only nursing bra I bought in more than one size. Now that i am buying uk brands such as panache and freya, curvy kate etc I find that I need to size up 2-3 cup sizes. I was able to wear the bra happily for at least a year with heavy use before the band gave out on me.
I bought this while pregnant, the first of my bands below a 34/36 so at the time I thought it fit great! But now....I fit 28 bands pretty consistently and this one will now stretch to 38-40" without much trouble so while it was comfortable for pregnancy there is no way it actually fits me properly. It's been worn a lot but the band was always at least a size to big.
Materials are very comfortable, soft and stretchy. Cups are US sized and have a lot of give which is great. Nursing clips are easy to use. The lace cups are attractive, very ...thin (definately won't hide nipples/ nursing pads without a liner of some sort) and don't show under shirts but overall it's a very basic nude bra.
Straps are quite wide at the shoulder, again comfortable but they show out of necklines easily. If you fit in the size range (definately go down at least one band size, every review I read said the band runs big) it's a nice maternity/nursing bra. Very much built for function and comfort. I don't think it would be that supportive for large cups but as this doesn't truly fit me at all, I can't judge.
It has been washed and worn a LOT so overall I would say it's held up very well besides the stretchy band. Read more 128 more words
I used it many years ago as nursing. As it is not wires good for sleeping bra. It has three hook. It is good for shorter thorso. As all my previous Anita bras it is very good for shoulders because the sraps are padded.
Borrowed from a friend to add to Bratabase. This nursing bra has very soft, stretch lace cups that unhook at the top where the cup joins with the straps for breastfeeding. Under the lace cups are inner slings made of soft nylon for lower breast support. The center gore has a small. what looks like a pink swan emblem for decoration. This is a very well made bra made from quality, very soft material .
I have close set, center full breasts and this bra is a very poor fit for my shape. The wires are wide and widely set, and the tops of the cups are fairly closed off and cut into me. Overall it pushes my breasts down and out. The band also feels snug, and I would size up to a 32 band for comfort (not uncommon for me). The nursing clips are the usual type, they work well, and I like the smooth fabric of the inner support slings. This bra would probably suit someone with a wide, shallow shape.
The Anita Care Sera Bilateral Mastectomy Bra is a fantastic post-surgery bra for women who need more shaping and support.
The Anita Care 5349X bra is designed to lift and shape the bust and support prosthesis, while still feeling great against your body. The non-underwire bra has seamed cups for extra support, especially at the sides of the bust. The top of the cups feature semi-sheer mesh with feminine floral embroidery. The unique band curves in at the center, which helps the bra band lie flat and doesn't add pressure at your stomach. The leotard-style back helps support even larger cup sizes, as do the lightly padded comfort straps. Bilateral pockets make the Anita Sera a great bra to wear with full or partial prostheses.
This classic Anita style is a guaranteed hit! The Anita Sera Bilateral Mastectomy Bra is sure to be your new favorite bra.
I was looking for a wire free nursing bra that didn't make my low hanging boobs look sad. This bra gives a moderate lift so they aren't sagging (I have long boobs-wide base with not much fullness). The cup is only just too small for me, the gore does not sit on my chest (but I am unsure if because it's wirefree it's not supposed to. In the pictures it looks like it is supposed to.) This is my 2nd bra in this style and I really love it. Its got a comfortable band (they only make 32 and up) it's all around comfortable while still being structured. I can still wear this 32 band alright, I am a 30 now and are planning on getting the I or J next to try out (: Would recommend. It does look a little matronly but is better than a lot of bras out there.
The fabric was wonderfully soft, and it was really cute with the polka dots so I thought this would be a great find. Sadly, the way the cup is constructed gave a horrendous shape. Not only was the shape bad, but it was too "short" across the top for my wide/tall rooted boobs, so in addition to terrible cup shape, I had the top of the cup cutting in on my chest.
I really wanted it to work, but had to send it back.
This bra is pretty comfortable besides the fact that it pushes my boobs out towards my armpits, and it feels weird when moving my arms forward. Otherwise it feels okay. It looks awful though. I'll keep it for working out, housework, etc.
Wearing for the first time today. First impressions - Fabric under wire rolls/tucks under and digs. Seems like this is a common complaint browsing around online. - Great job lifting and separating my wide root, close together knockers. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> - Arm pit feels odd... but I can't tell yet if it is wire or material that is causing the issue.
Not bad for a soft cup bra. I like the way Anita bras fit my body. They tend to lift me in and up. The material on the cups is seamless and a bit thin for my liking. However, a good deal if I can't bear to put on an underwire.