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This is a bra hack that I read about on Reddit that may or may not work for you. The discussion came up: what can you do about *hiding the seams* of your seamed bra under thin shirts. One redditor recommended (sorry, I don't remember her name to give her the actual credit) wearing these Hanes bralettes, inexpensive (I'm in Canada so the prices show up differently, but it's my understanding these are 2 for $10 on this website https://www.onehanesplace.com/hanes-get-cozy-pullover-comfortflex-fit-wirefree-bra.html) Otherwise you can buy these guys on amazon, available in like 15 different colours.
Tbh, I first tried this with a more colourful bra, BM Chili ... (Ewa Michalak) https://www.bratabase.com/bra/dngre/, and I wore it with a shirt that I actually wouldn't combine with this bra/shirt combination IRL (but it is the thinnest shirt that I own so I wanted to see if it would work). While the Hanes bralette did block out the black and red colour, I could still see some of the stretch lace texture through the shirt. But this is literally the thinnest shirt that I own, so...(also, it's an athletic shirt, and I would honestly never wear this combination).
The second try is with a 100% cotton thin summer shirt. For this second attempt I wore BM Suzy, this bra https://www.bratabase.com/bra/dng9l/, and the Hanes bralette. It worked!!
In the pictures, you can see the seams showing through with just the bra, and when I put the Hanes bralette over the seamed bra, the seams no longer show through : ) YMMV, but I think this is a hack that would either *work in a pinch* if you only have clean colourful bras to wear to a professional event, or if you are adamant about never showing seams. Note: the extra layer DOES trap some heat b/c these bralettes are spandex/nylon.
A note on sizing: in case you were wondering, I determined my size in this bralette by reading through the amazon comments. One woman said she was 30G and wore size small, so that is what I ordered.
Honestly, b/c this is a bit like a compression sports bra, it does add a bit of cleavage/lift, too, if that's the look that you're going for.
Updated on May 27, 2021 Flag this
Okay, I purchased this through amazon and it arrived yesterday. I guess this was more of what I was looking for as far a lounge bra- because I don't need as much structure as the Sugar Candy Crush bra, if I'm just lounging in my house. This was only $13.99 cad, so I will order other colours because this actually fits. So, this is just something to cover the girls and to try to make my Polish bras last longer (like, I don't want to wear them alllll day...I want to give the elastic some rest). With summer coming, I could just wear *this* as a top, and ... walk around my apartment with the windows up when it gets hot.
So, when this package arrived and I took it out, it looked waaaayyy too small - I thought "no way am I going to fit into this." Looks are deceiving because it actually fits! 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex. It is soooo stretchy. It reminds me of a ballet leotard, so maybe - for sentimental reasons - that is why I like this bralette. At the $13.99 price point (the label says $8.99 usd) I have no idea how long it will last and keep its structure. It could only last one summer. The Sugar Candy Crush bra was definitely way tougher and build way more to last, at the $65 price point of course - there was way more detail and sewing on that bra.
I normally never wear solid black bras, because solid black isn't a good colour on me, but I was thinking that maybe solid black lasts longer? I never thought about this before my ABTF journey, however, all of my black undies seems like they last so much longer than other colours - b/c of the dying process, it just makes it sturdier? IDK.
So, also, if you look at the sizing chart (and if one reads how to size herself on the amazon link), I shouldn't fit into this bra, but I do. Lol. I was reading through the comments on amazon, and someone wrote, "I'm a 30G and I wear a size small," so that was how I chose my size and it seemed to work out. I think I will stick with this size, b/c the small size gives some support.
So, I wouldn't wear this bra to work, however, after I got this bra yesterday, I went on a walk, and it seemed okay. It's not professional enough to wear to work obviously, but I think I'm okay running errands with it, unless I deceive myself. So, that would be the difference btwn this bralette, and the Sugar Candy Crush, I know people who want to wear the Crush bralette under scrubs who work 12-13 hour shifts.
Updated on May 12, 2021 Flag this
These are comfy but I don't think it's a good idea to wear these all day because *I tried* to do this last Saturday: it pushes one's breast tissue to the side, ala compression sports bra. (edit: maybe every once in a while is okay ; ) It's okay to wear these as a lounge bra in spring, fall, or winter (In Canada), in the summertime, these are too hot b/c they retain heat. It's better to switch to a 100% cotton lounge bra, IMO.
I prefer to wear an underwired bra during the day for appearance, support and comfort, and wear these lounge bras in the evening, so I don't sweat through my normal bras. I think they're about $9 usd on amazon, although someone posted this website (for USA only?) where they are 2 for $10. https://www.onehanesplace.com/hanes-get-cozy-pullover-comfortflex-fit-wirefree-bra.html
As far as sizing, the size chart appears wrong - I'm not even on their size chart. I determined my size from reading through amazon comments.
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 Flag this
This bra is comfortable, inexpensive, and supportive. The cups are stretchy yet supportive enough to hold up my double Fs! Unfortunately this bra doesn't get any points for sexiness but functionally, it does a great job.
Updated on Aug 02, 2017 Flag this