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Warning: foam pad!
on August 2, 2011
I confess, I do not understand the sudden prevalence of bras with polyurethane foam pads. To my mind, they look and feel cheap, they make a strong outline under one's shirt that has little to do with the natural shape of a human breast, and they are hard to store without creasing or deforming the pads. Ironically, this bra came with a tag attached to it that says "funny shapes solved"--in the first place, even when new these pads force one's breasts into a false shape that is oddly rounded on top. Moreover, in my experience, it is all too easy to crease or deform the bra pads, and once they have any slight bend or wrinkle in them, prepare for that to be the outline beneath your shirt: lumpy, bent, creased. Very funny shapes indeed! It is my best guess that sticking these pads into bras is far cheaper for the manufacturers than designing bras that properly fit the normal, natural shape of human breasts.
So how did I come to obtain this bra, given my hatred for padding? Simple: because the information provided here on Amazon does not reveal that the bras contain any padding at all, nor does the picture display the bra at a good angle or at high enough resolution for me to have been able to tell from it. The list of bra's materials given online does not include polyurethane, although polyurethane is properly indicated on the bra itself, under "cup pad." If the online information had mentioned "cup pad" or, better yet, had listed polyurethane as one of the bra's materials, I'd have known better than to buy this item.
Thus, I give the item 3 stars. It looks like any other bra of its kind (cheap and funny-shaped, in my personal opinion, but I understand others may disagree), but the major issue I have is that its materials and construction were not properly advertised. And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go to the post office and return it.