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Basic Beauty T-shirt Spacer Bra (853192)

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  1. 4
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    30DDD

    Didn't fit

    I have a love-hate relationship with this bra. I got it about a year ago, after losing my pregnancy weight and struggling with La Senza bras for a while before finally giving up on them. I've since found better bras and I don't really reach for this one anymore. I wore it today though, because my only other nude bra needed the day off and I wanted to wear a white t-shirt. I felt my review needed an update.

    I love it because it's the first non-nursing bra that actually fit me. Ever. It gets a lot of bonus points for that. I love it because it's nude and ... seamless and disappears under my clothing. Unless I'm super cold, it does a good job hiding my nipples. I also spent *a lot* of money on this thing because it was before I discovered boutique markups and all the fantastic deals you can get online.

    I hate it because the band is really, really tight. It feels fine for a couple hours and then feels like it's trying to saw me in half. To be fair, that's more a shape problem. It's shallow and I'm not. The foam cups are made of that spacer fabric and it's very forgiving, so it tricks you into thinking it's a fabulous fit when it really isn't.

    I hate it because of the shape it gives. Again, not it's fault. It's very minimizing, mostly due to its shallow shape. It has a sling inside the cups supposedly to bring your breasts more front and centre, but I'm pretty sure that's just a marketing gimmick. My breasts are very centre-full, but this bra pulls them as far apart as they can go.

    I hate it because it looks like such an old lady bra. Again, not it's fault. Some people like that look. It's very practical and utilitarian. It's just not very cute.

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    Updated on May 10, 2018 Flag this


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      Excellent assessment of the fit! Thanks for a great review.

    • Thank you :)

    • 1

      I have a wireless Wacoal whose band is also really tight, Keylime . I had to size up a band. I even could size up another band.

    • 1

      This is so similar to my experience with this bra. I adore the wide, super supportive band but the gore width is too wide for close-set breasts: love and hate. ;-)

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  2. 3
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    32DDD

    Didn't fit

    Very short, projected, slightly narrow, even, close set, center-full breasts...

    Because I thought I could easily find a more beautiful, well-fitting, supportive bra, I started my bra fitting adventure after being professionally fitted in a 32DD Wacoal Basic Beauty Full Figure Seamless Bra. Nine months and 96 bras later, I return to a very similar Wacoal bra, much poorer and having experienced significant discomfort.

    The wire does push out of my IMF, but that happens in 95 of the other bras, too. Unlike the other bras, it doesn't hurt in the Basic Beauty. There are no deep red welts under each breast after wearing. And, for those of you ... familiar with torturous Cleo and Panache wires, Wacoal wires are soft, supportive, and comfortable. There is substantial padding around the wire in this Wacoal model. Thank you, Wacoal!

    Like all the others, the gore is too wide; a few cut threads and stiches will remedy that issue. I had been ordering "overlapped gore wires" from Comexim. This resulted in a gore .7" wide. And, once overlapped, much more effort was required to disassemble that alteration. I've discovered Wacoal gores are relatively easy to disassemble, narrow, and overlap. This creates a .4" wide gore. With very close-set breasts, I will take the most narrow gore I can buy or easily alter. Advantage Wacoal :-)

    Although the straps are partially adjustable, surprisingly, they easily shorten enough for my petite stature. In some Freya bras, I was not able to shorten the straps enough. The straps are wide (.7") and lightly padded in the front.

    Although the cup is tall, it is closed. Taller roots may experience cutting in, but this is a fantastic bra for short roots who appreciate full coverage cups. In fact, the cup is cutting into my shorties. I've ordered the 32G which may remedy that issue....and create a few other issues ;-) The material is just thick enough to cover prominent nipples. However, it is remarkably thinner than Ewa Michalak, Comexim, Curvy Kate, and LuLu Tout padded/t-shirt bras. This does not add bulk, but it does collect, round, and draw breasts near the chest. According to Wacoal, this cup is made from two layers of fabric and designed to breathe. Soon, I will know how it "breathes" in 100+ degrees F with high humidity. Hoping for the best :-)

    For those of us who value comfort, supportive bands are cherished. I was delighted the 32DD had three rows of hooks. Imagine my elation when discovering four rows on this 32DDD. Not one of the 96 other bras has a band this supportive. A 32" Curvy Kate band rides up instantly. 30" Curvy Kate rides up within 15 minutes. 32" Wacoal stays firmly in place all day. I strongly suspicion the wide band distrubutes the weight of my projected breasts away from the wire under my breasts. And, the narrow Ewa Michalak bands just can't provide this level of comfort for me.

    The back is a thoughtfully designed leotard back with the straps sewn on more narrowly. If you've experienced problems with straps falling off, you may love the "strap security" of this bra. I find the center strap placement helps lift the weight of my breasts off the wire better than wide-set straps. I would not jog or jump on a trampoline in this bra, but the support is sufficient for 95% of my activities. And, the straps will never fall off my shoulders :-)

    Now, the part I loathe to discuss: aesthetics. Because my favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla, I suppose it is predictable I would like this vanilla (a.k.a. "bland") bra. No. It looks like a viking breast plate before the ornate decorations. It is, however, simple, tasteful, and elegant in its own way. Because the cup is tall, it is often visible in more open necklines: my wardrobe will adapt. Thoughtfully, this bra is available in basic colors as well as several "fashion" colors; a pleasant array. This summer I discovered fabric dyes--fun :-) And, after 95 uncomfortable bras, now I know comfort is more important to me than aesthetics.

    Well, I'm off to overlap the gore of this highly comfortable, supportive bra. :-)

    EDIT: After narrowing the gore, the lack of center projection became apparent. And, the newly narrowed gore still sat upon my breast. Although this bra receives strong recommendations from me, it is not ideal for those of us who require significant center projection. And, tall roots may find the cups too closed. Otherwise, this is fantastically supportive and rounding bra.



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    Updated on Oct 13, 2016 Flag this


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      I like it. If you are not wearing low cut, what could be better than this one? I am of to Amazon.

    • Demitasse Hope you find a great price! I was able to purchase two for less than I paid for the first one two years ago.

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      Thanks for the great review. I just got one of these recently (same color). Mine is a mere 32C and has so much less work to do yet still has 3 hooks, hurray! This is the most supportive bra I have ever owned, and never really new what support was until I put this bra on. Glad you found something you can wear after 95 attempts.

    • :-) :-) Fantastic, thelittleone

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  3. 2
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    32D

    Fits

    I like this bra. The cups look a bit small and shallow off, but have some give to them. It cuts in slightly up top, but it's passed my wear-all-day tests and stays in my IMF. I don't think it's too minimizing, though I wouldn't mind less coverage. The spacer material is wonderful as always.

    I chose this size when 30DDD was a bit big in the cup and tight in the band, so for me sizing down in the cup and up in the band worked. It also helps the cups be shorter, always a plus for me!

    Updated on Aug 12, 2017 Flag this


    • Yay! It passed the wear-all-day test :-) :-) The cup material is forgiving and accommodating.....except across the top. Such a comfortable bra!

    • Yeah! Glad to found a bra you like and can wear all day!

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  4. 1
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    30DDD

    Didn't fit

    Things I'm looking for in a spacer bra: true-to-size band and a lower coverage style, or at a least a style that isn't too minimizing.

    While this bra is obviously full coverage, I am impressed with the band. It is true to size, maybe even a bit tight. It has 3 hooks, something I don't see often in 30DDD bras - I'm not opposed to it.

    Unfortunately this size seems a bit big in the cup on me, so I can't comment on the shape yet. I do expect the shape to be slightly minimized based on other reviews, but maybe not so much as the Fantasie Rebecca was on me.

    There is extra room in the top of the cup that gets worse as I move about and relax. The bra was also not super comfortable due to tall cups and wires in combination with the tigher band, so I may size up in the band and try a smaller cup.

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    Updated on Jul 27, 2017 Flag this


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    32C

    Didn't fit

    This is a a very basic but plainly pretty t-shirt bra. It's really well made, the band is a true 32, nice and snug and doesn't stretch much. The cups run a little deep for my shallow shape, and they are tall. The thin spacer fabric is a nice departure from the normal foam. Being a small 34B/32C I never really thought/cared much about support...until wearing this bra. I have to say it's a game changer for me. This bra provides a ton of support the likes I have never experienced, I think partly because of the high quality band, tall wings and 3 row 3 column hooks (most bras in my size are padded with very narrow bands and thin straps). My only complaint is the stitching on the shoulder straps is a little irritating, hoping it will soften up after a few washes.

    Updated on Sep 01, 2016 Flag this


    • This bra is amazing to me, too. In fact, I'm selling nearly all my undewires, but I'm reluctant to sell this one. So glad you found a supportive bra, too.

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    30DD

    Didn't fit

    I found this bra very uncomfortable, as the underwires come up really high in the center, and push against my sternum.

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    32G

    Didn't fit

    This was my very first correctly fitted bra! I tried it on in the store and couldn't wait to get it home! The cups are very comfortable and the bra itself is very supportive. However, I still have some digging in the gore and under arm area. I believe this is not a size issue but I do think it has to do with the tall cups on my frame. My collarbone to nip measurement is 8 inches so I think I will have to look for shorter cups.
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    Updated on Apr 30, 2014 Flag this


    • I have started replacing Wacoal wires with Bravo Bella wires (size 42 is very similar to what Wacoal uses in 32Gs). Bravo Bella wires are shorter at both the gore and wing plus they are flexible. What were my favorite, uncomfortable bras are now my favorite comfortable bras. Wire length makes a huge difference :-)

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  8. I've been wearing this bra for over a year. It's a good bra, nothing really special to look at, but it serves it's purpose and doesn't show lines under t-shirts. I have lost some fullness in the boob department over the past few months and now I notice that there are little air pockets at the top. The band started out having to be secured on the tightest hooks, so it's ready to be retired. Most likely I'll be sacrificing this bra to the costume gods sometime in the near future.

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    36DDD

    Fits

    Incredibly comfortable, but stretches very quickly. I always buy them small enough that I need to use the largest hook. After about 100 wears, it's so stretched out that even the tightest hooks aren't tight enough. But it's so comfortable, I end up buying another one anyway.

    Updated on Sep 08, 2017 Flag this


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    36G

    Hasn't set fit

    I got 2 of these a couple years ago and they're amazing t-shirt bras – super breathable, fabric is soft (but has pilled a ton on the side panels after many washings), and all parts of it are very flexible, so it feels like it conforms to your body without losing support. The pliability and reliability are, I think, it's biggest strengths – honestly, I bought this back when I was a US 36G and now I'm actually a US 34K. And I still like wearing this bra!!! The band has stretched out soooo much over the years and honestly rides up even on the tightest hook, but for some reason it otherwise still fits reasonably? My guess is because it's so moldable and provides so much coverage that there's room to grow. Definitely recommend this one; it's lasted so well over the years.

    Updated on Aug 04, 2017 Flag this


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