The bra is super soft, the band fits comfortable. It looks great under clothing. My wide breasts are supported on the sides. I bet the push up helps with this. I'm not a fan of push up bras though, and was specifically looking for a quick drying wire free bra for travel. I don't think the padding in this bra would dry quick. I should have ordered a 30DD instead of 30D as the cups were way too small.
Short roots, center full, close set, omega shape, somewhat narrow, soft breasts
Never have I wanted a push-up bra. Now, I find myself the proud owner of several. My close set, center full breasts do not accommodate wires. For lift and nipple armor, I began wearing lined (padded), wireless bras. These were comfortable until the cups collapsed and the band would bite. Plus, such bras are rarely available in 30FF, my preferred cup size. I theorized push-up padding may help alleviate the biting sensation when the wireless cups, inevitability, collapsed. So far, this hypothesis is correct.
B.Splendid creates "butt crack cleavage." The world will never see mine, but this bra ...will allow one to flaunt their assets. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> Also, it is important to note the cup edge is closed. This is the feature that causes me a bit of quadding. I reversed swoop and scoop to reduce quadding. If you have tall roots, size up. The cups fit well on my short-waisted frame but may pose a problem for those who have taller roots. For taller users, the straps are fully adjustable and several inches longer than I anticipated.
B.Splendid has a non-stretch band under the cups. The wings and the back of the band, however, are elastic. This provides significantly more support than Play It Cool's 100% stretchy band.
B.Splendid's push-up pad is....graduated and mountainous. Never did I think I would appreciate such a big piece of foam. It is a wall that keeps my soft tissue from slinking into my armpits. Play It Cool has a small knoll in the bottom of its cup. Giggle. Although my tissue wanders into my armpit while wearing Play It Cool, B.Splendid keeps the girls front and center.
I would appreciate wider straps and 3x3 fasteners. But, who am I kidding....this is a push-up bra. @Wacoal, there is a market for supportive push-up bras. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
Edit: Spent 7 hours at the zoo and park in this bra and the cup never collapsed. It stood tall when even wired bras painfully collapse--driving an automobile. I do not like the mass of foam, but this bra holds me front and center in absolute comfort. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Read more 306 more words
After hiking comfortably in the Dark Grey color, I purchased a second B.Splendid. With the exception of B.Wow'd, gore wires are not working for me: too much pain and swelling. However, B.Splendid's wall of foam prevented the cup from collapsing and kept my breasts out of my arm pits during the hour long hike while providing complete comfort. Literally, this is all I require from a bra. Not only was I comfortable, but the shape under a t-shirt is round.
Although I appreciate the foam's support, I would like a wireless, no foam cup that doesn't collapse . Someday.. However, I'm loosing interest, patience, and money in this ABTF journey (this is the 239th bra I've added to Bratabase and there have been others). So, that day may never come.