Old-fashioned bras like this are an untapped GOLD MINE for full bust customers. Don't let the vintage-style sizing fool you into believing you are sized out. This 34 band is rock solid and does not ride up no matter what I do; indeed; it is slightly tight on my 29" underbust even after 4 days of wear, and to be completely comfortable a tiny length of extender is helpful. The DD cup is a great fit albeit on the roomy side for me (FF/G in most brands, basically I require at least 11" of depth in an underwire cup).
Comfort and support are stellar. ... The band is nice and wide, in fact with 4 hooks some trendier brands would try to pass this off as a longline! There is no side boning anywhere, which is great if you are a bit fluffier.
Uplift is every bit as good as what I can get in a wired bra. It is slightly pointy brand new, although not bullet-bra-ish.
Granted this is a cheaper bra and it does not feel or look luxurious. However, if you like that neat, discreet and slightly retro shape under clothes; if you are sick and tired of searching for affordable wired bras that fit your breast shape; if you are post-surgery, or a mature person with drier, delicate skin that does not tolerate wires, or if you have a health condition that makes comfort a major priority--you should definitely give this a whirl.
Compared to regular UK full bust sizing, I would recommend going UP 1-2 sizes in band, and DOWN anywhere between 2 and 4 cups. Read more 170 more words
Wow! This wireless lifts FANTASTICALLY. The band and straps are supportive and soft. For a comparison, look at this wired bra: http://www.bratabase.com/bra/difm9/ Wired bras require very specific fit characteristics to lift, but this wireless Playtex fits surprisingly well. There is some puckering at the end of the cup. I hypothesize a washing will remedy that issue. Out of the box, the fabric is a bit scratchy. Again, washing will likely remedy that.
The straps are fully adjustable, plush, and short enough to accommodate the most petite or high set customer. If you are tall or low set, these straps will likely be too short.
The ...cup doesn't allow as much center projection as my breasts require. So, tissue is pushed from the center to the outer quadrant and into a seam. If you have less center projection, this bra may be perfect. My body is sensitive to seams and pressure. A 32DD might be perfect, but I have not yet found this model in that size.
The cup is tall, but the lift is so good even my shorties were quadding a bit along the cup edge. I totally understand the popularity of this bra!
Immediate projection is excellent. Lift is amazing. And, the profile under clothing is perky without padding. Lovely.
My daughter thinks this looks like "a wedding bra." She approves of the floral lace. This bra requires a significant amount of fabric, and it won't hide under my summer attire. But, when I need lift and comfort, I choose this bra.
My breasts defy gravity in this marvel of physics. Thank you, wendybien for your review. These bras ARE worth their weight in gold.
This bra is just a bit wider than the 32D and fits well on the tightest hooks. With a few washes, the fabric will soften and the puckers will disappear. Under sweaters this winter, I will feel significantly less frumpy
After wearing this twice, it is not the best choice for center full breasts. If you want separation, This model delivers.