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- 100% Nylon
- Hook and Eye closure
- Hand Wash
- Make the most of your curves! Lift panels in cups five beautiful natural-looking shaping
- TruSUPPORT bra design delivers comfortable 4-way support-in a gorgeous floral jacquard fabric
- Cushioned straps papmer your shoulders and stay put
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Wrap a tape measure snugly around your body and below your bust. After breathing out, take your measurement. If it’s an even number that is your band size, but if it’s an odd number, round up to the closest even number.
The Playtex 18 Hour Collection introduces a unique uplifting bra that works all day to offer ultimate lift and support. The comfortable wire free design lifts and supports from the bottom to provide a great natural shape.
playtex 18 hour introduces a unique ulifting bra that works all day to offer lift and support
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.68 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00551OTBK
- Item model number: 4745
- Date first listed on Amazon: August 8, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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You advertised this bra under "full figure" and used words like "lift" and "support."
I do not think those words mean what you think they mean.
I am a full figured woman. Gravity, children, time, and the weight of my full figured chest have conspired against me. If I'm not wearing an adequate bra, I can punch myself in the face during a windstorm. My boobs are doing their best to become intimately acquainted with my waistline. When I see the words "lift" and "support," I expect LIFT and SUPPORT.
Instead, this is a bra made of a very soft, pliable fabric with zero shape that isn't provided by cranking the shoulder straps as tight as they will go. There's no actual lift. There's a bare hint of padding--akin to the width of a folded up square of toilet paper--that is crushed beneath the weight of my curvaceous face-punchers. It never had a chance. The only support provided by this bra is the promise that in a windstorm, both of my breasts will lift as ONE when they punch me in the face.
Full figured girls need actual lift. That means a slice of padding in a sturdy, non-crushable material that is lodged beneath our boobs to give us the illusion of having some sort of super anti-gravity power. We need support that doesn't involve cranking the shoulder straps so tight that they cut into our skin. We should look in the mirror and see perky breasts that would never dream of putting out anyone's eye in a windstorm. Instead, I looked in the mirror and saw droop.
I can get that look for free.
I have to say that I have finally found the most comfortable bra, for me!! Everything about it fits great. The straps support so no giggling when walking, plus they don't slip off my shoulders, and the band fits well and doesn't ride up. The cups are not only pretty but they support very well.
According to an article I read about how to measure to find the perfect fit, I may be able to order a 38DDD. The article said that when you fasten a bra when it is new, it should be in the loosest hooks. As the bra wears over time, you then have the other tighter rows to move to so that the bra stays snug. On this bra I am using the row that is the tightest setting. I just wish all bras, at least by the same company, measured the same!
One small tidbit of information that I learned from this article I thought I would share with you. Did you know that the cup's actual size is different for each band size? For instance, for a 40DDD and a 38DDD, not only is the band size 2 inches small but the DDD cups are also a different volume. A 38DDD's cups are actually a little smaller than a 40DDD. I thought that was interesting because for 52 years I always thought a cup size (B, C, D, DD, DDD), was the same size no matter what the band size was.
This Playtex bra is an 18 hour bra meant to lift and support all day. It doesn't have an underwire and it's lightly padded on the shoulder straps. The cups aren't padded and there are three hooks for each of the three closure sizes for a total of nine hooks. I purchased the nude color which is a nice, light color that is good for a lot of light-colored and dark-colored clothes. Washing instructions are machine wash cold with like colors and tumble dry low. It is made in El Salvador of 81% nylon and 19% spandex (cup and center belt) and 92% nylon and 8% spandex (back). I always put my bras in lingerie bags in the washing machine and hang them up to dry.
For sizing purposes, I am typically a 36D and ordered a 36D in this bra. It fits perfectly so I'd say you will most likely want to order your normal size. This is a full-coverage bra so it goes up a little higher on your chest. I like the fact that it fits me nicely, the straps are padded and comfortable and the design is attractive.
The reason I'm not a big fan of this bra is because I don't feel it's very supportive. I usually wear underwire bras and thought I'd try this because it seems to be a popular choice. Even though I tighten the straps, I still feel like I'm drooping because I don't feel the bottom part holds me up enough. I end up adjusting myself several times throughout the day (fortunately, I'm a stay-at-home mom). The other reason I don't really like this bra is because it isn't padded. I don't need a lot of padding but I like some padding to hide the fact that I get cold. It was very easy to see that I was cold when I wore this bra, which my husband was delighted to point out to me.
Since this particular bra doesn't suit me well, I ended up purchasing Playtex Women's Secrets Body Revelations Underwire Bra, Black Jacquard,36D which I LOVE and ordered several of them! I opted to keep this 18-hour bra because I can just use it for when I'm relaxing at home so it will get some use but I don't see myself purchasing anymore of these anytime soon (I'm in my mid-30s so this could change when I get older). I think if you are smaller-chested, this is a good option because it's comfortable, especially if you don't like underwire. I'm bigger on top and prefer padding and underwire so this bra doesn't suit me but others may like it.