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really the most comfortable bra I've ever worn
on January 4, 2013
I bought this bra yesterday after literally trying on 23 different bras at J.C. Penny.
I found only three out of 23 that met the criteria I wass looking for. Here's what I look for in a bra, and what I found:
1. Comfort is a must. I generally wear a bra for approximately 12-16 hours a day, so discomfort or irritability is not an acceptable trait in my mind. This bra was comforatable when I first put it on. I immediately knew that the other bras on my "maybe" list just got bumped to a "no" list after feeling the difference in the Vanity Fair 71380. Today I wore the bra all day and kept telling my husband how pleasantly surprised I was. It moved with me, didn't dig in or pinch anywhere, was the perfect balance of support amd comfort. If possible, it actually seemed to get more comfortable as the day went on. I wear a 40DD in this bra. I have no idea what it would be like for someone who was significantly bigger or smaller sized, but if you're anywhere around a D or DD, I think you will be very pleased with this one.
2. Quality of material (how long will it last?). The material seems to be very sturdy but flexible. I like the softness of it, as well as the strength of the wireless band. It suprised me how much support it gave, even without a wire. I love the tagless feature. That's so nice! No itches that i can't reach.
The 4 clasps are a plus. I feel that they hold everything more securely in place.
3. Looks. Ok, so a couple of the Playtex 18-hour bras that i tried on made me look like the movie stars in the 50's whose boobs could be classified as missles - aimed at the sky and ready to fire. That is not the case with this bra. I will admit that it does have a shape all of it's own, and it was not my natural shape. Because of this I almost ditched it. However, when you put your shirt on, there is no wierdness going on, and everything looks totally natural. I do wish they made big sizes in prettier colors...like red or bright blue or canary yellow. Big cup sizes seem to have something against pretty colors.
So far, this is the most comfortable bra I've worn. I'm thankful that, after wearing it all day, I haven't changed my mine or regret buying it. I only bought 1. I wanted to wear it for a while before buying several. I plan to order more on line now that I know.
FYI...I also bought 1 Playtex "shoulder pamper" bra. It has the gell in the shoulder straps for added comfort. I like it too, but it is not as comfortable as the VF. It also has a wire, and I realy prefer no wire if I can get one with all the traits I like. I tried on several Bali bras too. They were also very comfortable. The quality and comfort of the Bali bras had me sold until I tried this VF 71380. I have bought other VF bras before, but this particular modle has them beat hands down.