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How Perfect Wire Free Bra (852189)

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    32DDD

    Didn't fit

    These cups are not as projected as I require. The cups instantly collapse. However, adding a full extender dramatically minimizes the cup collapse and quad boob. Although I have a 28" underbust, this bra works well with an extender around my projected, short breasts. The extender also dramatically reduces the support. But, there is absolutely no pain. I'll happily wear it and consider purchasing one other.

    In the winter, I will need the thin padding here. It is more supple padding than even Comexim uses. It subtly corrals tissue into round mounds. The fabric is delightfully soft, peached, and seems relatively easy to pill and snag. The design ... is minimalistic. This works for me.

    The straps are half adjustable which meets with my approval. There may come a day when a StrapSaver is required: I'm armed. If you are high set or petite, you may find the straps too long. But, a StrapSaver will help you, also.

    This does create a more east-west orientation. When I swoop and scoop, I fall into the center. A bit of tucking and I'm "good to go" for several hours. This is not the best bra for center full breasts, but the gore width will beckon those of us who can't tolerate gore wires.

    Soft, comfortable, and pain-free. There is nothing more I require. Thank you, learningaboutbras for sharing your fit experience at Nordstrom's. You were right https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />

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      This looks super comfy and will be good to recommend for people looking for wire free bras. :) I'm going to keep my eyes open for one in 30DDD

    • Ebay.... :-) Very comfy....effortless to wear.

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      Lane Bryant makes something like this. I wonder if it would be similarly nice for me as this bra doesn't come in my size.

    • cupandahalf It would be interesting to compare the design and construction....

    • 1

      It just looks so soft and comfy. :)

    • 1

      Love4Pollinators , I'm glad the Wacoal wireless worked out for you! The softness is so cuddly, I feel like petting it sometimes, lol. I also really appreciate the center pull straps. I'm traveling with this bra this weekend, as a matter of fact. (The fact that I'm traveling with my bf to celebrate his birthday and yet am checking bratabase indicates...what?)

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      I'll have to check this one out! I've been wanting a wireless sleep bra and this looks perfect!

    • KBoo_21 You may also appreciate Bali Comfort Revolution #3488. If I were to pick a sleep bra or "most comfortable" it would be 3488. I tried resting in this Wacoal and my breasts fell out into the middle and the fabric tugs. But, pure bliss in 3488....unless it is warm. It will be my winter bra :-) http://www.bratabase.com/browse/bali-smart-sizes/comfort-revolution-shaping-wirefree-3488/

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    34DD

    Didn't fit

    My shape is soft, lower set, narrow and short rooted, even to FOB, with some centre fullness. I usually wear 30FF padded, so this is a sister size equivaalent to a 30F in volume. The band is obviously too long, but that can be tailored to a 29", which I like. The volume is a bit small for me, as I get some bubbling with a scoop and swoop, but because it's wide without underwires, and the band is looser, things settle in after a bit of wearing.

    This is a super comfortable padded bra. The material is like a soft washed cotton, and it just feels amazing on the skin. No rubbing, chaffing, cutting, or anything else. I've been after an unwired bra for a while, and I think I'll get a lot of wear out of this one because it's a great 'lounging' / 'errand' bra. The shape it creates is nice and round, and I think with a band alteration, it will also offer nice support.

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    • Not ideal for us center-full wearers, but workable. Looks great, and I hope it remains comfortable for a long time :-)

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      Love4Pollinators , I can't get over how SOFT it is! I'm sure it'll be getting a lot of wear!

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      If you need a nude or deep pink,.... ;-) ;-)

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    34DD

    Didn't fit

    Even though Nordstrom didn't have a 30F or even 32E for me to try on, it turns out the 34DD on the tightest hooks fits well. The shape is great for a wireless bra. The Wacoal How Perfect bra provides less lift than my Ewa Michalak 3D underwired bras, of course, but I'm quite happy with the Wacoal's profile, which is rounded. It's fuller and more rounded below the nipple and less cakes-on-a-plate above the nipple than I get from my underwired bras. By comparison, my Natori Yogi wireless moulded bra's shape is uninspiring from the side, less rounded and less perky.

    From the front, the How Perfect kind ... of makes the bust look fuller, but not every bra has to make my upper body look slimmer. The cloud-like softness of the cups and the smoothness of the band make up for the maximizing shape. The texture of the entire bra is soft and comforting.

    I saw a 30DDD in this bra in the navy color at Nordstrom Rack a couple days ago. The band was so tight, I couldn't fasten it. I'm going to exchange this 34DD for a 32DDD from Love4Pollinators. I expect the 32 band will fit like a 30 band in most other bras.

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    30D

    Didn't fit

    This bra is completely not my style. I wear wireless bras, but usually nursing bras. This bra is super bland, even for a nude bra and it has a bit of padding. Nursing bras don't usually have any padding and come lacy and pretty now. They are also lined in cotton. Anyways- this is none of those things, but the sales lady suggested I tried and holy moly! It is comfy!!! The brushed mircofiber is so soft, not sure how breathable it will be til summer, but I paid $60 for it without thinking twice. I've never spent so much on a bra. Though it is shallow in the bottom of the cups, therefore it is not a perfect fit. There are wrinkles at the bottom of the cup. Though this may be a deal breaker with wires, in a wirefree it is not such a big deal. Love how comfy this bra is. If I ever find this cheaper I will buy more.

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  5. I would prefer to wear a wire free bra, and at smaller back and larger cup sizes your choices are limited. I am actually closer to a 32, but I was advised to go up a band size in this bra. I originally ordered it in a 34DD - which was definitely too small - so I ordered the 34DDD, which fit. It was never perfect - the straps don't adjust short enough for short people (5'0"), and the straps were a little far apart. I never got much separation, but my boobs are close together, so that's not a surprise. But then there are the bones. This ... bra has boning in the sides, and while I understand that they may be needed for structure, they dig in at the bottom and leave bruises. They aren't so bad in the morning, but by the mid-afternoon you want take it off. There are nice features as well - the fabric is very soft, there is some but not too much foam in the cups for modesty, and it has a decent shape.

    So then I lost some weight and this bra got to be too big. I put it away for a year or two, during which time I wore the same bra in 34DD. And then I gained back some weight, so I got it out again. I have found I can get the most comfortable fit on the tightest hook, though there is some gapping under the arms, and I wonder how much of that is from it being stretched out. The bones have not improved with age. They still hurt progressively as the day goes on, and I am currently wearing this bra because it fits better than anything else I have right now. I expect it to be retired again as soon as I get some new bras.

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    36D

    Didn't fit

    I already wrote a review for this bra in black. It's comfortable, but doesn't currently fit me. I would add here that the fabric is very soft against the skin which makes it very comfortable to wear.

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    36D

    Didn't fit

    I bought this bra in the third trimester of my last pregnancy when my wired bras started feeling uncomfortable. I found this to be comfortable overall then, and bought it in a different size post pregnancy. Right now the cups are a bit small for me during pregnancy number 2, but it's ok as a back-up bra. Because it doesn't have wires, the center gore will not lie flat if your breasts are close set, as mine are. I found this to be good for everyday wear, provides a smooth silhouette under clothes, and I even wore it for yoga.

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    30D

    Didn't fit

    The bra is very soft and probably very comfortable. The band is rather tight for a 30, tighter than the 30 band of the b-splendid wire free push up bra. The bra doesn't look that great on me though, it almost gives me no projection.
    I should say that a larger cup size would likely look better, as this one is super quaddy on me. I didn't fully full the bottom of the cups, maybe because the cups were not wide enough in D, or maybe this was just the wrong shape for me.

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    34DDD

    Didn't fit

    I have gained a few pounds and my outer breast tissue required more space than the 34DD How Perfect Wire Free could provide. This is an effortless bra to wear and provides more support than most of the wireless options I've tried so far on my 300+ bra journey. This band, on the tightest setting, provides admirable support on my 28" underbust. Because I'm short-waisted, there is a bit of empty space near the strap, but I'm comfortable in the bottom of the cup. The cup is 1/2" too tall, but I'll suffer the tall cup for this level of comfort. Finding enough space in the bottom is always a challenge in wireless bras.

    The shape under thin knits is pleasantly round. And, nipples are protected by a sufficient amount of lining. However, prominent nipples may be visible.

    This is my 5th Wacoal How Perfect Wire Free Bra. Although it 's not ideal for close-set, center-full breasts, it is better than most. Sigh.

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    30DDD

    Didn't fit

    Cups collapse on me, as expected. They're very wide, worse than other wireless bras I have tried, but pleasantly deep which is nice. It's better if I don't swoop and scoop, but that just feels wrong. The band is true to size. The cups are so soft - softer than the wire free Deco.

    For now I prefer the wire free Deco for its more plunging cut and lower gore. It's more attractive. Slightly lower coverage, less wide. Feel that it gives a better shape for me.

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