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This is a pretty wearable bra even though it bruises my ribs if i wear it for too long. I've only been buying them because they are always on clearance and it is really expensive to get bras in the correct size. The quadboob situation only happens when i try to flatten the center go against my sternum.
Updated on Jun 15, 2014 Flag this
This bra has the advantage of being easily purchased at a Lane Bryant store near you (check first, not all carry extended sizing). But I don't feel that it's worth the price. Although they call it a 40H, it is the size equivalent of a normal US 40I or UK 40G. Don't let that "40" fool you - this band stretches like mad. Sadly, though, the wires are pretty flexible, so much of the support in these cups is coming from the padded, seamed shaping. Which isn't terrible, mind you. I can get distraction-level cleavage in this bra. But it's ultra-quadboob, a poor shape, and the straps KILL ... my armpits. The cups themselves are pretty comfortable, even when too small.
The straps! My biggest complaint about this bra. The other stuff I can forgive, as it's too small for me (bought before I knew my correct size, 38J), but these straps are killer. I've owned this bra in a smaller size, as well (I used to weigh less), and it was my favorite - but I couldn't wear it for more than a few hours at a time, because the straps HURT! I'm not sure who these are designed for, but the straps are extremely wide-set, and have left permanent darkening/scarring on my armpits.
For what it's worth, the one I bought in 2013 (40H) seems to be much more flimsy than the one I bought in 2012 (40F).
It's not a terrible bra, and it's not a great bra. If it was $20 on clearance, I'd say give it a shot (if it seemed to fit reasonably well). But don't bother with it at full price.
Updated on Dec 06, 2013 Flag this