Although I adore the wide variety of colors available in this model, the cushy straps, the padded wires, I need more center projection. Wacoal Bodysuede ( http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dinh4/ ) has better center projection than Awareness in this size.
Really nice bra, very comfortable everyday bra, the shape and lift are very natural, the straps are super comfortable,they only adjust half way, the band is pretty snug for a 32 band, it feels like my size 30 Cleo bands, I have a few wacoal bras, all of them 32, and none are as snug as this one.
Super comfortable!! Love it for an everyday bra, I have one in 32 DD, wich fits but it is a little tight, but this one is the best!! The band is super comfortable, I like it better than the 32 DD because it has three hooks and that is super nice, the gore in this one lays almost flat, but not really, the one in the 32 DD does, The straps are wide and does not adjust all the way, it gives a round shape and the lift is very natural, and the support is great. Really en love with this bra!!
I've outgrown this size now, but I wore this style/size for a long time because in the past I had found Wacoal bras to be the most comfortable and best fit for me, and once I had outgrown Wacoal's DDD bras. this style was the only Wacoal that was available in a G cup in my local department stores.
This bra used to fit me all right, and was comfortable, but did not gift a ton of lift or shaping (even compared to other Wacoal styles). Although the front of the cup is seamless and smooth (which I like under t-shirts and other knits), there is a side support sling which provides some shaping, bringing breasts to the center.
In general, I have found Wacoals to be very durable.
This, along with the Wacoal Alluring bra, I purchased after getting a fitting (kind of against my will) at Nordstrom. It's okay, I wish the gore tacked better, but it's got a pretty pattern on it, and I think some portion of the proceeds from sales of this bra get donated to charity for breast cancer? I didn't see "Susan G Komen" anywhere on the tags when I purchased it, so I'm pretty sure whatever that donated amount was, it went to a good cause.
**Update: I've gained weight so this bra no longer fits me.***
This bra fits me great everywhere except the band, which is unusual for me. I can get it on but I have to yank on it. Once it's on it feels okay, but I'm usually glad to get it off at the end of the day. I tried the 34D on in the store but while the band fit, the proportions of the rest of the bra were way off. The cups were too wide and the straps didn't sit in the right place on my shoulders.
Despite the band issues (which I plan to get an extender for), ...this is an excellent bra if you want good support. I get a great round shape, no show-through, and I don't have to adjust my boobs at all during the day. This is great for being able to do what I have to do without worrying that I'm jiggling or falling out.
If you're looking for a pretty bra, keep looking. While it's not super-ugly, it definitely covers everything (so no low-cut tops) and is made to be practical not decorative.
I ordered this bra along with one in a 32D after hearing it was great for women with reconstructed breasts with implants. Unlike the 32D this one fit around my breasts but the wires were way too wide and ended up resting halfway under my armpit. I don't have breast tissue there anymore, so it just felt like I had hard, flat wires against sensitive ribs. I already knew I was not keeping it, so did not try bending the wires to see if that would make a difference. I also found the wires came up so high under my arms and dug into my armpit, which meant ...I could not put the wire right under my IMF and it left empty space at bottom of cup. Maybe my torso is too short for this bra. It almost made the bra feel too big, but it was the correct size to encapsulate my breasts. The centre gore came up high, but did not dig on me.
The wires are themselves very strong, but they are also flat and not incredibly flexible which might not be comfortable for those with bonier ribcages, even though it does have padding on it.
This is definitely a sturdy, well made bra. The fabric is high quality with nice stretch. It would have a minimizing effect on natural breast tissue due to its construction. It would would show under a lot of necklines, but would be perfectly smooth under higher necked sweaters and the like. It is not what I would call an attractive bra, but it's not horrendous either! The fabric manages to make even the nude colour stay somewhat pretty.
The band felt nice and snug for a 32. There is a nice /\ in centre bottom centre of band so that when you bend over the band does not dig into your ribs.
I know a lot of women with breast reconstructions just love this bra, but for me it just did not work out. It felt like a lot of bra to me though and looked and felt overwhelming on my petite frame. It is full coverage or full-figured rather than "full-busted". Read more 250 more words