*Size*: Band runs a little bit small so sister size up one band. I had to go from my normal 28E to a 30DD in this bra, because the band is a bit smaller and less stretchy than most I have encountered, though the cups are true to size.
*Fit*: Great for shallow/FOB or equal/pointy/far apart/narrow shoulder boobs. Probably bad for FOT/narrow/close together/saggy boobs. Though I get a *TINY TINY TINY* quadboob on top, it is entirely unoticeable unless I run my hand along the area very carefully and it actually helps the upper edge to stick and stay invisible under shirts. The gore tacks perfectly to my sternum, though be ...prepared for this bra to sit a bit low since it has about a 1/2 inch of stiff material that extends below the underwire. This feature is actually helpful since it keeps the cups from folding over and getting caught in your fat rolls when you lean over, and it preserves the smooth line of the cup and provides a place to anchor strong elastic. The sides of the cups and the straps are PERFECT for my narrow shoulders, but the sides come up far enough to contain my wide boobs. The push up is great for someone like me, but would not be great for someone who has boobs that are heavy on the top or nipples that stick out frontwards or upwards when bare. My nipples always want to point out to the sides, and as it is the push up padding in this bra bring them right front and center.
*Comfort*: Very comfortable Probably my most comfy one yet. It doesn't shift, it doesn't itch or irritate, it doesn't stab me, and it doesn't make me feel like I'm walking around with boob-shields (a common problem I run into with push-ups). I could see this becoming my everyday bra. However, I still hate that padded bras are so freaking hot.
*Quality*: Three tiny steps away from perfect. Overall, it is a beautifully made bra. The fabric is bonded to the cups and the rest of the bra, which creates a very smooth, high-quality appearance. The cups hold their shape very well and the hooks and latches are well-sewn. All the elastic is high-quality and thick, will definitely last. The push up padding is thoughtfully placed and not stupid, and the tops of the cups feel secure despite having no seams. The foam is REALLY good quality, will never break down. BUT: 1) Instead of a tag it has wording printed on the inside of the band. Many might enough this feature for comfort, I find this annoying because it eventually wears away and one is left with an orphan bra. 2) Plastic underwires. GAH. They may be more flexible and comfy, but that means they are more flexible, more breakable, less bendable, and less long-lasting. 3) Detachable straps have crappy hooks/are incredibly difficult to detach and reattach. So, not only are the hooks badly designed and made of a flimsy-feeling plastic, they're pretty much useless because they are so tightly anchored in the little loops.
*Appearance*: Pretty good for a casual bra Compared to its sisters like Cleo bras, this bra is pretty boring. But considering its incredible smoothness and the pretty colors and nice details like the scalloped edge, its a pretty dang good looking bra.
*Stretch*: Moderate stretch Stretches enough, but not much because of the very stiff no-show fabric. I am okay with this. Thats why I went a band up.
*Wear*: Will update.
*Bottom Line*: Great bra, definitely my favorite ever-day for tshirts, tanks, cotton dresses, and the like. Read more 487 more words
Short roots, center full, close set, somewhat narrow, omega shape, projected, and soft...
After trying 200+ bras and waiting two months for each special order bra, I was desperate. Desperate for one wired bra I could wear for more than two hours without my lymph nodes screaming ("pins and needles" sensation in my armpit). My wireless bras are fantastic, but sometimes I need more support than they offer. This is it! Eureka! Hallelujah.
Previously, I had tried this bra in Blithe (aqua), and the band was too long. Shortening the band caused the somewhat sharp cup edge to abrade my arm pit. Knowing black dyes require higher temperatures, I hoped ...the Black model of this bra would present a smaller band that wouldn't require an alteration. I'm thankful for black bras https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
This is what I appreciate about B.wow'd bra: 1. Very low and narrow gore--both characteristics are essential for a bra to fit me 2. Room for center-full breasts at both the top and bottom of the gore 3. Foam encapsulated, flexible underwires 4. Enough padding that I don't instinctively cover my chest to protect my very sensitive nipples. 5. Tolerates projected breasts 6. Soft fabric 7. Rounded, smooth profile under thin knits 8. Seamless 9. $20 10. Immediately available 11. Graduated padding
Detractions 1. Limited cup sizes. I'm wearing a 36DD because a 30FF is not available 2. Narrow Straps (.4" ) 3. 2x3 Fasteners 4. Somewhat sharp cup edge 5. Cup wrinkles easily
Although this bra is recommended for the wide set and shallow community, I can strongly recommend it for the close set, center full, short-rooted community as well. And, I would have never discovered it without Bratabase. <3 Discontinued and available for a steal on Amazon and Ebay. Read more 171 more words
I've read many reviews that say that this bra is better suited to those with wide-set breasts, and they weren't wrong, but it wasn't so bad for my close-set breasts due to the padding in the cups.
The material on this thing is weird. The band isn't very elastic, for all that it doesn't stretch much. It's a little on the tight side for a 30, which is fine for me, but reviews say that it stretches out quickly. I can see this happening. Although it appeared to hook fine on the second hook, it didn't feel at all supportive. The tightest hook might have been more supportive, but ...I had already decided not to keep it at that point and didn't want to stretch out the band too much.
The cups themselves are quite shallow, due to the padding in the cups. The padding is located on the bottom-outside portions of the cup, which worked great for me, since that's where I have the least fullness. However, the top/inner edges of the cup curved in a little too sharply for my shape, and I had the tiniest bit of quadboob. I found that the cups fit better when worn as a racerback/halter top. The cups no longer cut in then. That's not the way I like to wear bras though, so it wasn't much of a solution.
The gore didn't quite tack either. The top part of the gore floated just a tad, and wasn't really fixed when the bra was worn as a halter top. I think this may be due to a combination of close-set breasts with a slightly-too-shallow cup. Possible going up a cup would have solved the fit issues in the cups, but it wouldn't have solved the other problems I had with this bra.
I didn't realize why the colorways had two descriptions (xx/xx) until I received mine, when I was faced with unexpected leopard print. Turns out the first color is for the front and the second color is for the back. This feels super obvious in hindsight. I really don't like leopard print, even if it's not something I'll see when wearing it. I'll still know it's there.
The straps on the bra are completely removable for racerback or halter top conversion. It's not a suitable bra for strapless wear though. It's fully adjustable and was quite pretty, as it had a bit of a shine to it.
If I had encountered this bra earlier in my ABTF journey, I probably would have kept it, as I have other bras that fit similarly. But I have bras that fit, and now I'm pickier about fit because I can, and I no longer like molded bras very much. Perhaps if I come across it with a better price and colorway, I'll consider it again. Read more 361 more words
Cappuccino has the tightest band: stretching to 33". Black band stretches to 34". Blithe band stretches to 35".
Dimensionally, Blithe did not fit well enough to keep, but Cappuccino with its 2" shorter band fits best of the three colors. This is one wired bra I can wear for a few hours without intense discomfort. All other bras in my wardrobe are wireless. The other wired bras I, literally, never wear.
Outstanding bra for my close-set, center-full, short breasts! But, I'd prefer an option for close-set, center-full, short-waisted people that doesn't involve a lump of padding.
Okay. I'm calling this a win, despite the band size. My underbust is 26 and this is a 30. I barely have to pull the band in order to fasten it on the tightest hooks (meaning it isn't really stretching to reach around my ribcage), so it is clearly too big -- but it also seems to be staying in place just fine. Let's hope it doesn't stretch out too much.
The cups add a little more size than I'm usually comfortable with, but they fit very well. They provide an attractive push-up effect without any gaps or quadding (when I adjust the straps properly), which is nice to ...have as a bra option. This bra is great for far-spaced breasts that are broad-rooted, and full on bottom and outsides, like mine.
I feel a bit irresponsible keeping this one, since the band is large and the level of padding is more than I expected -- but it fills a serious void in my bra wardrobe. I really needed (and have been searching for) a totally seamless, low-cut, beige bra with convertible straps (why aren't all straps detachable?). This completely fits the bill, aside from the large band. It disappears beneath my clothing, it is incredibly comfortable, and I think it's really pretty. The material is nice, and super smooth. I love that. The scalloped edge helps the outline of the cup to disappear under thin shirts, which I think is clever. If the band gets too loose, maybe I will be able to alter it somehow.
I may start petitioning Wacoal and Timpa to make their bras with smaller band sizes. Unfortunately, the best-fitting cups I've found have bands too large, and it's bumming me out. Read more 176 more words
This is the second B. Wow'd bra I've owned. After about a year of pretty regular use, my first began to fall apart. Some elastic came off and the bra became loose and unwearable. So the quality sucks .. might have better results if you make sure to give the bra's elastic rest by rotating bras daily. However, I did make sure to handwash it. I probably didn't wash it enough, actually, so I don't think my washing habits added to the bra falling apart.
Quality aside, I ended up with this bra again. The retail price is a bit high for only a year of use, but ...it is pretty easy to find on sale for ~$20 at my local Dillards and sometimes online. I've spotted it in TJ Maxx and Ross, although sizes vary widely. It's a good push-up that cures my desire for those old ill-fitting VS push-ups I used to wear. I should probably spring for a Deco or another popular push-up bra but I think this is a cheap compromise and I already know it fits! Read more 73 more words
This was a $4 bra bought “used” with tag still on it, is a full size above “normal” for me, based on other reviews of wacoal and B.tempt’d I gave it a shot since my impression was cups AND band run small. A quick trial in fitting room I thought it fit, standing up straight and trying to hurry. Now I’m actually wearing (about an hour in as I’m writing) the cups are too large but Not in my opinion a full size too big, part of it is my shape versus bra shape I think. I’m full and round on the bottom, on top top is short ...and flat. Balconette style Demi bras “fit” best on my breast, but so far I hate them they don’t cover enough boob. The band fits on the tightest hook, which means a 30 should fit me on loosest hook, which is likely what I will do when I order wacoal because of everyone who says the band stretches out fast. Oh my god this band is comfortable and what underwire? Because I can’t even feel it. My straps are not original to this bra, they suck and are crazy long. Shape looks weird looking down, not quite sure why/how, looks fine in mirror though. Wide set straps in front are probably going to end up annoying me. UPDATE; the wires dig in at front on me, wide set straps are fine though. Read more 131 more words
This bra fits me pretty well, and feels wonderfully constructed. It's practically invisible under clothing because of the super sleek edges, and I was all set and ready to use it as one of my everyday bras - until I tested it out by wearing it around the house for an hour or so and concluded the bra wanted to murder me. The top of the cup, where it meets the strap, is incredibly inflexible and sharp, and dug painfully into my Tail of Spence. The skin was red and irritated even after a short while; I shudder to think of how bad it might have been if I'd worn it for a full day.
This bra may work wonderfully for someone with a different build, but I'm going to be returning it.
(I'm 0 for 3 as far as b.tempt'd goes. I think this brand might not be for me...)
I tried this bra on in black, beige, and the taupe-ish color in a Dillards. All the bras were the newer colorways with the "Animal" lining. I found them all to run true to size in band! Tighter than other colors before. Maybe Wacoal is responding to criticisms? However I found the cups to fit smaller in all colorways as well. Or did I used to wear such an illfitting bra?? Maybe a combination of both haha. It doesn't help that the cups always seem difficult to measure. All my measurements submitted for these bras are pretty similar despite what I'm writing.