Overall, this bra is quite comfortable. The material is soft and is pretty stretchy, but otherwise is supportive for what little breast tissue I have. I fell asleep wearing it one night recently then rolled out of bed and out the door to do some running-of-errands, It wasn't until I was home later and jumped in the shower that I realized I was still wearing it!
The only complaint I really have is the strap length. Even in the pictures of the models wearing you'll notice they're adjusted to full length. For me, this is still almost too short, but I'm able to get by with it.
Overall, I would recommend this bra, especially for anyone with a smaller bust size. I don't expect it would be much good for bigger folks.
Bra "fits" but shapes my breasts like a hamburger bun - flat on the bottom, rounded on top, and very wide. So not flattering.
About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts) * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line) * short roots * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full) * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away) * conical shape (but will squish to round) * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame
Searching for a lightweight, wireless bra for blistering hot weather led me back to Bali Double Support Spa Closure. The band and straps have won me over. I do need some nipple armor from sticks and thorns in my garden: the double fabric is not sufficient. I may add a segment of cotton, nursing pad to remedy this issue.
At this moment, my breasts are at their widest due to hormone fluctuations. And, this cup is not quite wide enough.
Interestingly, this cup is narrower and deeper than the same size/model/color I tried a few months ago in a department store. Because the subject of this review was purchased through Amazon, I suspicion the pattern has been modified a bit to increase the depth of the cup (newer stock). Sadly, these changes are not ideal for me. I've tried the smaller size and found the cup too narrow, also.
Pink Bliss. The fit of this bra is blissful. The materials are soft, supportive, and beautiful. The band is wide and bears 4x3 fasteners.
The cup shape allows for immediate and center projection. The cups are tall enough that I experience no quadding.
Straps are plush, supportive, and fully adjustable. Unlike a few Playtex models that seem designed for petite and/or high set users exclusively, average set breast height and, perhaps, a few low set breasts can be accommodated by these straps.
The resulting shape is round. Because this band is too long, I experience little lift. But, I anticipate a tighter band will both lift and round while I experience complete comfort.
The store did not have a 34DD, but I immediately ordered one when I arrived home.
EDIT: The smaller band highlighted the shallow center projection of this cup. Not a good choice for center-full, close-set breasts. Otherwise, it is worthy of a look if you value comfort as I do.
This bra was incredibly comfortable in size 36D. However, the lift and centering provided by the 34DD exacerbates the center shallowness misfit I experience.
The band is soft, padded, 3x4 fasteners, and supportive. It doesn't budge on my 28" underbust. Celebrating here!! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
The straps don't stretch. Supportive!! I hope more manufacturers emulate these Bali straps. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
The fabric and cup shape round and lift my projected breats. However, because the cup shape is shallow near the gore, my breast is quickly repositioned from the center into the soft boning, seam, and elastic on the side. This ...irritates my breast tissue instantly. I want to purchase a 34DDD, but it is not available.
The apex is located somewhat lower in the cup. This bodes well for shorter-rooted breasts. The cup is also closed. There is a bit of quadding along the top, but it is imperceptible under a shirt. Taller roots will likely experience significant quadding.
Under shirts, the shape is round, lifted, and minimized. The support is not as good as a sports bra, but I could easily dance and practice yoga. The support is surprising from a soft cup.
If you have less center full breasts than I, this is an incredibly comfortable option. Read more 110 more words