Decent Exposures makes bras for women's comfort and I've been wearing them for over 20 years. I just received this lavender cotton velour, haven't had a velour for nearly two decades. Velour is very supportive, comfortable, warm. It is supportive, but isn't designed to give a pin-up sillouette. Since each bra is custom made, delivery is about 3 weeks, but DE customer care contacted me to let me know they had this one in stock (I had just ordered an eggplant Decent Exposures Original Un-bra Scoop Back (110) and a lavender camibra).
This is not a fashionable lingerie ...style, so some may find the bra unattractive, but it is built for comfort and support. no bra can beat it!
Sizing: DE uses a customized sizing that may or may not agree with your US/UK size. For me, cup size tends to be in between the UK & US sizing. The good news is each bra is custom fit -- when you first order they provide guidance on how to get the best fit. You may need to return the bra for adjustments, but if you invest the time you will get a bra that really works for you. PLUS, if your body changes and they are able to do so, they will remake your bra for a modest fee. I bought my last DE bra in 2004 and it is still in great shape (just a little too small, sadly).
PROS: No underwires, no poke, no shoulder dig, wide elastic at the bottom anchors for support and doesn't pinch or dig, custom made, so you can get special extras (none on this floor model), but it does have a loose looper (the ring that makes the cups in front can be slid around to the back (see pics) for a uniboob style that is good for sport or for creating a camisole front. No hooks means no dig in the back. No tags means no tag poking in the sides. The velour is good for larger breasts, but DE has a variety of fabrics suited to different breasts and uses. My past experience is that this fabric doesn't stretch out too much over time.
CONS: only two problems. If you have mobility issues it could be hard to put it on, but then it may be easier than reaching around your back or slidng a tight band around your body. Second, this is not the bra for fashions that require a high bust profile as the darts and tailoring won't match and you may be unused to the look of more natural boobs in more amenable garments. Read more 348 more words
Lavender Cotton Velour, standard looper (loose, standard armhole colorway
I ordered this bra in the lined dri-release wicking fabric as it said it was better for D-K cups. Since they do not have 28 bands listed on their website, they told me to order a 30 and ask for rib size 28 in the special instructions box during checkout. It took them about two weeks to manufacture this bra for me.
When I got it, my first thought was “how will I ever pull it over my head and shoulders?”. It turns out that the band on this bra is pretty stretchy, but goes back to the 28” I requested very well. The fabric feels fairly lightweight, relatively ...cool for the type of fabric, and dries quickly after being washed.
Their cup sizes don’t correspond to UK sizes but they do have a chart telling you how to measure for their sizes. The J cups in the lined dri-release fabric fit my 12” difference very well. I don’t feel squished nor do I feel like my breasts are sliding around. The looper is actually touching my sternum also, I’ve not had this experience with other wireless bras I own. I feel pretty supported, no shoulder aching from a too large band. The top of the cups lie flat against my shallow tissue without gaping or cutting in. The fabric feels stiff enough that I could do yoga in it without much trouble. This bra is also great for sleeping in too. My only complaint is the looper is too wide for me, as my breasts almost touch when supported. Read more 150 more words
I’m really impressed with this bra and with the company’s customer service. I have sensitive skin and some sensory issues with regard to clothing, and a bra made from soft cotton fabric with covered band elastic and no wires sounds like the best thing ever, so I finally emailed Decent Exposures to ask if they could recommend a size for me. (Sizes 30-54 AA-K are available to select on their site, but they’ll make other sizes to order, including 26 and 28 bands and AAA cups.) They recommend +0 measuring for the band in their size guide, but suggested I start with a 28C instead of 26D after ...I mentioned I was sensitive to pressure from tight bands. As I didn’t know what their standard strap length was like, I gave them my measurement from top of shoulder to bra band and they made the bra with straps 1.5" longer than standard, hence the “28C 1 1/2 L” on the size label. I also asked for the bra to be made with a wide front looper (1.5” instead of 0.5”) which turned out to be perfect for my wide-set breasts. There was no extra charge for these adjustments, and I believe Decent Exposures will accept returns on made-to-order items.
The fabric I chose was their 100% organic cotton interlock, and it’s very soft and comfortable. It has some give to it, but didn't stretch out after a few wears. I’m pretty happy with the fit of the 28 band - it's small (only 48cm/18.9” unstretched) but stretchy enough that I can easily pull the bra on over my shoulders. The cups are slightly too big, though, and after wearing the bra a few times I shortened the straps by about 2" to reduce the cup volume. While the style doesn’t provide a lot of lift or shaping, it has the best cup separation I’ve ever seen in a wireless bra. The front looper actually touches my sternum! I love how comfortable it is, and I'm planning on getting one in 28B as soon as I can order again. Read more 239 more words
One year ago, I purchased a 34C Unbra via Ebay. It was seriously small by two to three sizes. Spending $56 on a bra whose sizing I didn't comprehend, however, was a strong deterrent to purchasing another. So, I was thrilled to find one in the listings here. Sincere thanks to lauraredcloud
Decent Exposures recommends 30G for me, but this 30F allows my projected tissue to slump over the band and hang below my IMF. Yikes! Seriously, I would prefer no bra to this shape. Perhaps, because this bra was used, the material has lost some of ...its elasticity. It looks great and there is no pilling on the soft organic cotton surface. But, I definitely require a cup that allows less forward projection. It is likely the lined cotton/lycra material would be a better selection for my soft breast tissue. This cotton/lycra may be better for self-supporting breasts. Decent Exposures is customizable, and seven different materials are offered.
I feel like a broken record: "The Kindred Bravely Organic Cotton is a much better...." If only it was easier to put on and take off when wet. This is where Decent Exposures excels: it is much easier to remove when wet. The band is more stretchy and the more narrow elastic effortlessly stretches over shoulders. But, what I gained in removal ease, I lost in support. Sigh.
Although 30F is just one cup size larger than the 34C's sister size 30E, this 30F feels several sizes too large. It is possible the 34C NWT I purchased from EBay was a second. It was not marked as such. But, whoa how the sizing changed just one cup larger. Or, maybe the straps on this model are too long for my very short-waisted physique. Frankly, I'm more perplexed about Decent Exposures sizing than I was one year ago. And, a future $56 investment seems very unlikely.
The materials are soft, lightweight, and easy to wear. The style accommodates wide roots, center projection, immediate projection, and tall roots. The design seems more forgiving than that of Kindred Bravely's Organic Cotton Nursing Bra. And, the customizations Decent Exposures offers are a lifesaver for many of us. Read more 264 more words
This pullover bralette isn't going to win any prizes for appearance, but it's the most comfortable "comfort bra" I've ever worn. It's what I put on when I'm around the house and I need support and comfort. Basically, anywhere that someone with less heavy boobs would go braless, I wear this. I tend to have sensitive skin, and synthetic bra materials chafe me after awhile, so it's great to be able to change into soft cotton.
I'm adding this to Bratabase late - I was the right size for it when I got it 3 years ago, but I've grown several cup sizes since then (according to the ...size chart on their website, I should now be a 30I, not a 30F). So in the pics I'm too big for it. You can see that the bra is not giving me enough support anymore. I can still put it on and it's still quite comfortable, it's just letting me droop more than it should do. Back when I first got this bra, it held me in better, and I was comfortable wearing it out for short low-effort trips (to the corner store, etc.) I'd like to be able to do that again, so I've just ordered a larger size from Decent Exposures. Read more 105 more words