EDIT UPDATE: 7/15/2013 - I now have bought probably 15 or so of these bras because of the colors I needed (and wanted). They are so comfortable, I throw them in the washer and hang them up to prevent shrinkage, and they still look and feel new. I have not had the heat rashes from previous summers, and I don't notice a difference between them and a real bra if it's cool and I can add an over shirt or top, or sweat shirt. I am 100% sold on these Fruit of the Loom bras because they are cotton and seem to be well made. The plus: COMFORT!!! They have an extra panel in the front to reinforce strength. No more sag, if you know what I mean! Still loving these bras!
ORIGINAL POST: I really didn't expect to like these as much as I do. I needed some nice lounge bras to layer as the weather gets warmer here. I am 5'6" tall and weight 170 lbs. and would normally take a 40b in regular bras but decided to go up to the 42 because of some reviews referencing that they can be a snug fit at proper size. Also, I cannot stand anything tight on my diaphragm. I threw the dart, got the 42s and hit the bull's eye!
These lounge bras are mostly cotton and have two layers in the cup area which is really nice because I am no longer young and lovely and don't need need a sexy thing, but a comfortable bra that keeps "things" in their proper place without feeling like I am wearing a boa constrictor. The straps do not dig into my shoulders. There are no clasps or cup sizer metal on the straps. They went on easily, and fit right where they were supposed to. Very comfortable and well made. I can't remark on washing because I haven't washed any yet, but even if there is shrinkage, I think they will still be fine. They appear to be quite durable. In fact, I JUST ordered 2 more 3 packs (the pretty pink one and the ever matchable white/black/grey). If you are younger and thinner, you go ahead and get the thinner beauties. I remember those days! For the rest of us women I highly recommend these bras.