It works great when it comes to support. It's fairly comfortable . It's held up really good for the 10 months I've had it. I wear it 2 days a week usually. It's has four hooks in the back which I had a hard time fastening at first but became easier after a few fastenings.
It works, but that's about all I can say for this bra. I'm sure if properly fitted this would be a wonderful bra for someone. Where I live going to a store and getting a bra in my size just doesn't happen. This was the closest thing I could get to work even though it is way outside of my size range. It is definitely a workhorse bra (seeing as how it can hold me together). Straps are short evenly when fully extended. Side under wires dig in when new but when its worn in that doesn't cause a problem.
This is an industrial strength bra meant for serious containment. It does not fit as well as some of the other recent purchases. It does fit better than the bras recently purged which meant there are none of those to wear while gardening, cleaning, or exercising. I have never had a sports bra that has worked well enough to keep. I hate pulling a bra on and off a sweaty body so prefer bras that fasten. I can exercise in this bra with very little movement and very good support. The bra appears to be stretching out and conforming to me better with each wear. At first, there was wrinkling along the seams. That has disappeared and the bra seams are not showing under heavier t-shirts. It was a relatively inexpensive purchase compared to my other listings and a bra that I may wish to alter at a later date by lowering the center gore.
This bra is snug and comfortable. No poke, no stretch, and I think it will last forever. It has a shiny satin finish and nice appearance. Except for my top wrinkling problem this bra comes SO CLOSE to fitting!
This isn't a bad bra for yard work, manual labor jobs (which I have) or for under a sweatshirt. It's a minimizer bra, so it has major grandma appeal (comfy wide straps included). My complaints: the bra stretched an obscene amount in the band, very quickly, and it is unforgiving about quad boob, since the top edge of the cups has a thick seam. It's not the most supportive bra, but it was a great transition bra to get me from my old, improperly fitting (UK)38DD to what I should be wearing a (UK)34HH.
My one big suggestion: size down in the band at LEAST 2 sizes. Towards the end, the band slipping around made for a lot of chafing.
This bra is the 1st minimizer I've ever worn and I am suprisingly pleased.It is very supportive and gives me good shape.It has 4 hooks in the back which I think is kind of un-nesassary and 3 would have been just fine. This really isn't a problem. The underwire is comfortable and the straps are padded. All-in-all, It's a good bra!