A molded cup, full coverage, underwire bra. This was my favorite bra for a long time (until pregnancy/nursing changed my shape). Looks great under a T-shirt. Reasonably priced and easily available. Often available in fun colors (seasonally).
UPDATED REVIEW JULY 2019 About this Bra
Purchasing: * Paid $21.55 on Amazon with free Prime shipping & returns (not Amazon Wardrobe) * Available in white and beige.
Band: * opaque stretch knit * Elastic at top of band. * Wing support: no seaming nor boning * 3-piece band, short gore (nearly a plunge, but not quite that low) * Back close with 3 columns of hooks.
Straps: * front is same non-stretch knit as cups, ...back is smooth elastic * front part is stiff (stand up on their own) * full adjust * straight back
Cups: * seamless molded foam full cup * unpadded, flexible underwire * Outer fabric is a non-stretch knit with a damask floral pattern. Inner fabric is a smooth, non-stretch knit.
About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection * wide-set (3 fingers 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
Band: * length: good * wings: too short * axillary skin spillage
Gore: Comfortable, tacks, good spacing, height fine.
Cup: * Gives breasts a round, projected shape. * Wires too narrow. Breast pushes the flexible wire away from body. Even when I manage to scoop all tissue inside the wire, it just leaks out again. * Top of cup smooth * Bottom of cup: filled
Straps: * not too far apart * barely adjust short enough to prevent slipping when new (when stretched out, do not adjust short enough)
Appearance Under Clothing: * Smooth under a thin T-shirt. * Not visible under a v-neck. * Barely visible in armholes of sleeveless shirt (only with extremes of movement).
Assessment and Plan: * When my breasts were firmer (before pregnancy & breastfeeding), this bra was a favorite, particularly under T-shirts and tank tops. * Now, the wires lack the strength to keep my breast tissue inside the cup making this bra uncomfortable to wear for very long. I often wear it on laundry day and scoop & sweep hourly. Read more 307 more words
I think this bra is great for women with loose, floppy breast tissue and wide shoulders. This has been the only bra I've found that can hold my boobs attractively in place since I lost weight. They've escaped out of the bottoms and sides of all the others I've tried. I still have to adjust them a couple of times a day with this bra since the band isn't perfectly tight and the bases of my boobs never truly make it to the underwire - too flat/oval-shaped... but I don't like wearing the band as tight as most seem to. I have a lot of axial breast tissue that no bra seems able to touch, so bands and straps of all sorts cut into the flub and muscle in my armpits and back, and it's visible through a shirt. This bra minimizes that effect while keeping the girls in line.
This bra was too big for me from the start so I cannot give this size a fair review. I have been making due with it because I was unable to spend the money on new bras. The 34DD is too small in the cup. A 34DDD (or similar) would be perfect but they do not come in that size. The fabrics are nice and cool on the skin. The smooth cups are excellent under t-shirts. The padded straps are comfortable but way too long. I permanently altered the straps shorter to help lift and close the armpit gap along the cups. The band has stretched out most likely because of the improper fit. The design and floral fabrics are simple (no bows, lace,) but without looking too matronly.
This is not a good fit for my body shape. Because I'm bulkier on top, I tend to look like a power-lifter when I wear this bra. I think there's too much coverage for me...if that's possible. The cup size on me is too big but every fitting person I've seen has put me in this bra, swearing its the perfect fit. I admit, when I first put it on it seems to fit well but after my boobs have settled in there's too much extra space above and below my breast. The band seems comfortable but tends to feel tighter at the end of the day. Seems like a decent bra for someone who is not me.
This one drives me crazy. Out of my collection, it fits me the best but that's not saying much. My boobs fall out of it; I end up with quadboob. The band is far too big and since mine stretched out, it's worse now than it used to be. It rides up in the back and my boobs sometimes feel like they're slipping out the bottom.