This is easily the most surprising bra I've ever put on. Support for days and days, and comfortable too. It's held up amazingly well, considering its been worn daily for six months (same bra). The center gore doesn't quite tack, and the cup clips are just now starting to break in to be one hand, but those are small considerations.
As a testament to the comfort of this bra, I developed acute mastitis about 5 months into nursing, and this bra was so much more comfortable to wear; I was advised to go without, which was absolutely excruciating.
Its not pretty, it's very utilitarian, but the shape, the ...comfort, and the function make for up it in spades. As long as it continues to fit, I will wear it, though I'm starting to shrink back into some of my other girls, so I will put them into rotation as they fit. If I were to get pregnant again, I would grab another of these bras in a heartbeat. I can't say enough about how happy I am with the support! Read more 72 more words
ABOUT THIS BRA This is a seamless, unpadded, full-cup, underwire NURSING bra.
Purchasing: * Purchased while ~8 months pregnant guessing at my post-partum size. Guessed wrong so tried on but never wore.
Band: * One layer of smooth stretch mesh. * Wing support: seaming. * Full band - band is straight beneath wires. * Back close with 4 columns of hooks (yes, 4).
Straps: * smooth elastic * soft (don’t stand up on their own) * full adjust * leotard back * single position nursing clasp - side squeeze style
Cups: * seamless full cup (nearly a full cup, straps are just outside of apex) * Inner support is a single circle (donut shaped) with a seam below the apex (not just the ...usual strap of elastic). * unpadded, soft underwire * Inner top edge of cup is edged with stretchy seaming. Outer cup edge is elastic that continues to top of band. * Both inner and outer cups are contructed of a single layer of non-stretch, opaque knit. * Soft, barely molded cups (no foam). * Drop cup nursing access.
ABOUT ME: petite with wide, horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection (not shallow nor super projected) * average-set (one finger width of space between breasts) * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line) * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full) * short root height, average vertical placement * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away) * conical shape (but will squish to round) * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FoB due to short roots and soft tissue * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame * front (anterior) rib flares (not usually a fit issue, but I like that longlines make them disappear)
FIT DETAILS Note: This is how it currently fits me. I don’t remember how it fitted post-partum, just that it didn’t fit.
Band: * length: band rides up * wings: height good, smooth line
Gore: Tacks. Height & width fine.
Straps: * Feel wide-set but don’t slip with movement. * Adjust short enough.
Cups: * Wire sits on axillary breast tissue. * Top of cup: wrinkles or gaps (expects more upper fullness) * Bottom of cup: wrinkles or gaps (not enough immediate projection at wire). Wire pushed down to find more cup depth. * Cup apex: fits (not too deep, too shallow, nor off-center) * Give a round, projected shape.
Assessment & Plan: * Didn’t fit when nursing and never returned, probably due to new parent exhausion. * Have weaned last child so no longer need. SELL. Read more 291 more words
I bought this bra purposely large thinking my boobs would widen and grow after giving birth and continuing breastfeeding, I'm more closer to a 32j and although this is a sister size, the underwires hurt badly because they are so wide and the band is too long. Also, I have two of these in different colors and both of them, the hooks on the band are seriously misshapen.