I bought two of these in 30c. The shoulder strap on one broke the first time I attempted to wear the bra. This made me nervous about the construction. Plus this size feels very tight, so likelihood of it snapping under pressure is high. That said it was comfortable in the gore which is hard to find for my bony chest.
Some other cons: -I felt like the sides were sitting right at or on the very edge of the sides of my breasts. -The deal breaker though is that when I went home and scooped the top seam cuts across the top of my chest, creating quad boob. ... -Flagging that the straps are super thin and have the tendency to roll off my shoulders if I shrug my shoulders or raise my arms. This may be because I'm on the last hook so the straps are pushed further out, but I'd rather have normal width straps.
I'm becoming disappointed in the bra fitters at my local Nordstrom. This fitter was in there with me yet brushed off my concerns about side boob and quad boob, even taking her finger to smooth my my quad boob back in. I know you're probably wondering why I bought the bras then. I admit I get excited when the band and gore fit, so got carried away despite observing fit issues. I thought the fitter should know how to fit the bra properly too but realize now that's not necessarily true. When I returned the bra today a different fitter also disregarded quad boob in some other styles that I tried. I did try in the 30d in this style and the cups are too large: I didn't fill out the cups and still had cutting in at the top. So I think this style is not for me but I'll be on the look out for a similar gore style. Read more 211 more words
The straps are super skinny. It seems like it's designed to hold in much larger boobs than mine, but sized for mine -- it's just more coverage and containment than I need, particularly with the high sides. It's odd, though, because the straps and hook section are so skinny, which contradicts the apparently containment.
I think it's confused about what kind of bra it wants to be. It doesn't work for me. It's going back.
This bra is incredibly comfortable with the perfect amount of padding on the cups. The straps don't dig into my armpits painfully and it stays in place very comfortably.
This bra would be a 10/10 IF they had more than one hook on the back. I have an active job and was assured that this bra would be fine for it. Within 3 weeks of owning it the hook started pulling out. I reinforced it with thread and looked online - apparently it's because it's got a single hook so all the pressure is on it. I'm so annoyed! Now I have to find another bra that will be able to hold up to my lifestyle and won't feel like it's held together on a wing and a prayer. This bra would have been perfect if they just added another darn hook.
I actually kind of like this bra. I think it's a good work horse bra for average root/average projection/average sized breasts. Despite the narrow straps and band, it is very comfortable. My only complaint is that the cups could be closer together. This is my complaint about every bra, however. I also think it gives a somewhat minimized look, as it kind of pushes the breasts to the side. (This may happen to me, because I'm rather close set. If you have wide set breasts, this may not be an issue for you.) Having said that, the center gore does not stab my breasts or leave red marks, no easy feat.
Surprisingly, this bra does not cut into my tissue in the front of the cups, and it actually accommodates my shallow tissue. I do get some empty space at the top of the cups near the straps, but the top edge of the cups lies smoothly across my chest. I think the edge cuts in too sharply under my arms, and it creates a lump of tissue near my underarms. I did appreciate the tall wings and long wires though! This is a full coverage bra which is very plain and entirely unembellished.
Pros: Well made; this bra has been frequently worn over the past 2 years at a job that required a lot of moving around for 8-10 hours a day. This bra kept me in place and was comfortable to wear over long periods of time. The appearance under clothing was nice and rounded - lifted, but not overly projected - and the material was soft enough to maintain a little bounce without discomfort. Also, thin straps meant I could wear it under tanktops without embarrassment.
Cons: The cups are made of a pretty thick material, so it's not the most breathable. The bra is somewhat plain in appearance, if that's a concern for you. Also, the band is pretty stretchy, so definitely take note of the stretched length of the band if you are considering buying it and not sure about size.
Although this bra no longer fits me, it's something I would consider buying again if it came in smaller band sizes.
Super comfortable T-shirt bra! The material is soft & stretchy and dries quickly. The straps are not wide but they don't seem to dig ig. Love the navy blue color (rare in my size!). Downsides are that there is a band across the top of the cup that does create a line (for me). I don't know if that would have been remedied by a larger cup size and a band size down? I ordered online so I didn't have the chance to try out other sizes. Also, the bra has the definite effect of flattening and widening the breasts. argh. Not much in the way of uplift. :/
Update 7/04/11: After wearing this cup a full day it is obvious that the quad-boob effect will make this bra sadly unwearable for me.