Playtex Women's 18 Hour Original Comfort Strap Bra #4693

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It FITS, it is COMFORTABLE (as a bra can be) and it gives a rather nice shape to these 55 yr old bazoombas.
This bra fits perfect, never chafes, the elasticity lasts forever, and I haven't broken a strap yet.
This bra fits perfectly and provides the support a full-figured woman needs.
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  • Natural rubber latex/polyester/nylon/cotton/spandex
  • Imported
  • Hook and eye closure
  • Hand Wash
  • Fabric Details: Cups Band Interlining Strap: 100% Polyester, Frames 90% Nylon/10% Spandex,Band Lining 50 % Cotton/50 % Polyester, Back Band Facing 84% Natural Rubber Latex/16% Nylon
  • Full-coverage bra with lace detailing featuring padded cushion straps and floral-patterned cups
  • Exclusive Spanette fabric for support and comfort
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Product Description

Delivers comfort and has pretty deluster cups with lace accents. Soft shoulder cushioning provides relief from strap dig-in and lasts wash after wash Fabric Details: Cups Band Interlining Strap: 100% Polyester, Frames 90% Nylon/10% Spandex,Band Lining 50 % Cotton/50 % Polyester, Back Band Facing 84% Natural Rubber Latex/16% Nylon

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0007YY8H0
  • Item model number: 4693
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 21, 2002
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
    • Average Customer Review:
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    18-Hour Origional Comfort Strap Wirefree-4693 18-Hour Seamless ComfortFlex Wirefree-4395 18-Hour Easier On Front Close Wirefree-4695 18-Hour Lace Wirefree Bra-20/27
    Wirefree
    Front Close
    Comfort Strap
    Cups Seamed Seamless Seamed Seamed
    M Frame for Support
    Lace/Pattern Front & Back Front Insets & Back Front & Sides Front & Back

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    By Shelley Gammon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 12, 2003
    I have memorized the model number of 4693 - a bra built for human females. The wide straps are awesome... they are tapered in such a way that they don't look like industrial strength suspenders, but they stay in place and don't flip over or cut grooves into your shoulders.
    These bras do not have underwires - which means they don't get mangled in the washing machine or poke through. I have been buying this model number for almost 10 years now. Each bra has lasted me for almost 5 years with weekly washings in the washing machine and clothes dryer.
    During their productive life span, they do not falter in support or comfort. I've never had a problem with hooks or eyes coming off the fasteners, or loose threads coming off after a wash.
    Like any elastic garment, however, it will not last forever when you wash and dry all the time. Some people hand wash their bras and line dry them - I'm sure they would last much longer if I did this - but I just don't make the time to go through that effort.
    The straps have a tiny amount of tapered padding that also helps in the comfort arena. When they call this an 18-hour bra, they are not kidding. I have had a number of situations at work where I have had to stay late - sometimes stay at work for a 24-hour shift now and then. When I've had to do this in the past w/ other bras, I thought I was going to drop dead from the fatigue and neck aches - but even after 20+ hours with this Playtex 4693 18hr bra, I am barely aware that it's even there - because it does it's job without needing constant fiddling and re-adjusting.
    I don't even try on other bras anymore - this is THE best bra there is for comfort and support.
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    I've been wearing Playtex for years and years (over four decades). Its the best made bra out there (yes, I've cheated a few times and tried different brands from time to time, but I always come back to Playtex). Most of the complaints I see on this board are women who just don't know how to fit a bra or wash it properly.

    I suggest you complainers go to a professional and get yourself fitted properly; and while you're there make sure they show you how to put a bra on properly. That's why you get that cone shape, you're not putting your breast in the cup correctly. Your bra is on wrong! Or its an improper fit. Go to Playtex and watch their video on how to fit yourself properly so you can buy a bra that fits instead of blaming Playtex.

    If you're even a B or C cup(and really probably an A or AA cup), you don't just don a bra and wear it out and think its going to look great. You have to take a minute or less to put it on properly. Mine have no cone shape when I bend forward and place my breasts into the bra properly. The straps are comfortable, no stretch around the band after I've worn them for four or five years. They give me great support without that awful underwire that I have a personal distaste for since I had to wear them in the early 70s and boy were they uncomfortable back then!).

    I wear my bras under tees, under sweaters. They look great and they keep me supported for years, which is especially important for a 42DDD. They've never ridden up in the back, even as they age (one of the few brands that won't ride up on me, eventually). I purchase the size I need. If you want a bra that pushes your breasts up so you can let the world enjoy them, get that style of bra (Playtex has them), don't just buy a smaller bra, thinking it will do the job.
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    I hate to admit that I love this bra. The short of it is, I think it is as supportive as the best underwire, and is comfortable and shapes really nicely.

    I'm in my mid 30s, with a large chest, especially post baby. 38 DDD. I am an underwire advocate - "It's the only thing that lends support" - I've argued this with my mom, who refuses to go underwire.

    Well, Hurricane Sandy hit, and even though I wasn't originally in an evacuation zone, I had to get out of my building fast. I grabbed stuff for the baby and ran, but took nothing for me. So days later, as I lived on a couch with a relative, we made the trip to a big retailer, and I tried to buy some basics. I didn't want to spend the $50+ I usually spend on bras, so I picked this up for 1/3 of the price, along with a pack of granny panties and all sorts of "discount" options - just to get by until I can eventually get back to my apartment.

    All I can say is it's 3 days later since I got this bra, and I love the shape and love the support, and I think this is my bra going forward, which is absurd for someone like me whose entire bra collection is in the $50-$100 range.
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    Size: 36DD USColor: Natural Beige Verified Purchase
    Definitely gives me the support I need , & very comfortable ! Plus my posture improves when wearing it . I'm 69 yrs old & have put on some extra weight :-( so therefore need all the help I can get ! 36 DD & thick -waisted , my clothes fit better & my confidence gets a boost also . Purchased two & will undoubtedly purchase more .
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    Size: 40DDD USColor: White
    This is the best bra I have ever bought. Being a bigger size, its very hard to find the perfect bra because none of them ever seem to fit right or give much support. This bra fits perfectly and provides the support a full-figured woman needs. I really recommend you try one of these, its well worth the money and its the only bra I will use from now on.
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