I have had this bra for a few months now, and have struggled with reviewing it.
The bra contains no underwire, and instead employs patented plastic "hands" that lift and hold the breasts. The band sits on the mid to upper ribs, a great deal lower than that of a more conventional bra, and is lined with silicone that keeps the bra from slipping. There is no center gore in the traditional sense, and what it does have does not sit on the sternum, but it's not meant to. It is a highly effective, highly nonstandard fit. It is also shockingly comfortable once you get used to it, more ...so than some of the wired bras that I have bought and tried. I could have done with a 30G, since I now wear the bra on the tightest setting and it has stretched. Even so, the bra still works perfectly.
The cups provide support chiefly at the sides, which come up quite high on my small frame. There is no coverage on the inner sides of the breasts. While I'm sure that this design allows the bra to work well for plunging necklines, I don't wear many of those. The high sides sometimes show if sleeveless clothing sloughs past the very top of my armpits.
The bra offers a shape that I have not experienced before. The overall effect is amplifying, pushing the breasts a bit together and projecting them outward. This can be a problem for those with larger breasts, especially if you factor in a small back size. Consider a strapless dress. My dress size, con-breasts, is a 6. With a different, normal bra, it may come to an 8. This bra, however, pushes that size even further, to a 10 or 12, to accommodate my amplified cleavage properly.
This is a good bra. It does the job I want it to do, it is comfortable, and I do not need to adjust it. It has even held up after going through the washing machine. I would buy it again, and recommend it, but would also like any prospective buyer to have all the facts. Read more 245 more words
I am very impressed with this bra. The construction is interesting: instead of wires it has a moulded plastic (?) support at the bottom and sides of the cup, which provides extra support and a more flattering shape than other strapless bras I've tried. The cups are on the generous side, which is good for me as I usually need a larger cup size than this. Even so, my larger breast is barely contained. I find this bra comfortable enough for everyday wear, and unlike other strapless bras I've owned it stays in place all day and doesn't need constant adjusting!
I like this bra. At first I ordered a cup size too small, so I had to send for an exchange. I could tell it was a nice strapless, and I was super excited when the 30G came in the mail so I could tell how it was supposed to fit. The results? Not perfect, but better than any other strapless that I've tried...Anyways, though...
Even though I normally wear 28 bands, I was able to fasten this one comfortably on the middle hook. As to the rest of the fit, it's an interesting bra. I feel like it comes up a little high under my arms, but at ...the same time, the higher the bra sits, the more secure I feels that it's not going to slide down my body. I would feel better if this bra gave you the some kind of multi-way strap option because after a while, the silicone starts to dig in and it's not as comfortable anymore. Too much weight to carry, and all that...
As for the cups, those plastic hand things really do a good job of holding me up and in place (better than any other strapless that I've tried). They give a really nice shape, but at the same time, it's not as centered as my breasts naturally sit. That plastic hand structure adds a much more rounded appearance on the sides of my breasts than I get with regular underwire bras. It holds its own shape. As such, from the front, the hands give you a much more hourglass type look than bras that push you up and center. In profile, my breasts are sitting closer to my body than their usual level of projection.
And then, of course, the bra gives amazing cleavage. Center center gore doesn't lie flat on me, though and I don't think going up a cup size would even fix this. Maybe it's just the way the bra is constructed? Idk. Overall, though, this strapless does a pretty nice job. Thumbs up Read more 228 more words
Theres alot to say about this bra, but more articulate bloggers have already captured most of the issues and highlights of this particular item. My only recommendation is to ignore the cup width measurements on this bra! It doesn't have unwire, it has firm plastic inserts that wrap around your ribs and lift your breasts. It's impossible to get an accurate width measurement. I got this in my usual size of a 30G and it fit damn near perfectly. Though I wish I'd got the 30FF to enhance cleavage a bit more. Oh well, live and learn!
The Ultimate Strapless Bra does what it should do and what it promises, it keeps your boobs up without straps, more so I'd say than any other bra I've ever tried. On top of that it gives really nice cleavage and shape to boot. There is no center gore because of its unique construction but I feel it fits as it should and there is no quad-boob. The band is VERY firm and while this helps with the support and is comfortable even for the first few hours, the plastic 'hands' that keep you in place so wonderfully do start to dig a bit uncomfortably into the ribcage ...under your ribs after that. For me, this is also not a strapless bra that will work under everything. Under certain tops (perhaps with thinner material?) it does give quite the protruding profile, something quite noticeable to myself at least, though no one's remarked on it. Additionally, I'm sized in the biggest cup available in the smallest band and in a G-cup the cups do come up pretty high on the sides. Before this, I'd ordered this bra in the wrong size, a 30F, which was way too small, but didn't seem to come up so high. This I suppose is logical and isn't a huge deal for me as I have a long torso, but it does limit one's outfit options. This is a great bra though for the outfits it does work with. Read more 135 more words