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55 of 55 found the following review helpful:
IT REALLY FITS!May 15, 2008
By L. Shank I have worn JMS for many years, and they would wear out quickly, and then as a large busted woman the bra just sagged down farther and farther. This bra FITS!! It rides correctly on the back with elastic crosses, and fits wonderfully at the top of the breast. I bought this bra and a JMS in the same style to compare, and see which one I really wanted. There is no comparison after wearing them all day. The Playtex bra was still comfortable, fantastic support, and is my all time favorite.
35 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Great Bra for Big Girls!Nov 27, 2007
By Nancy Sinclair This bra gives great support and is comfortable too. The front opening also makes it easier to put on if you have mobility issues.
32 of 32 found the following review helpful:
Fabulous fit and function but itchy/scratchy in spotsMar 03, 2011
By Fancy Trimmins This is most likely the most supportive bra I've ever worn. I'm almost 60 so you can bet I've tried just about every size and style out there and always seemed to choose an underwire style. However, having just completed 3 years of cancer treatments/remissions/relapses with illness causing me to lose weight, meds causing me to gain weight, the sedentary life style from being so ill as well as the infamous menopausal 50 lbs along for the ride I was feeling like an unfit, sloppy blob. I had pretty much been wearing cheap sports bras (you know, the 3 pack for about $9 kind) simply for the comfort and ease in dressing/undressing at the hospital and doctors' offices. Finally I got fed up with feeling lousy and looking lazy and sloppy and did some comparative shopping. Ordered several bra styles in several sizes and had myself a 'trying on party' when they all arrived. This bra is my favorite right now. The gel straps are amazingly comfortable and don't dig into my shoulders, pull on my neck or fall down the sides of my arms. My 'girls' look perkier than they have in about 20 years and no longer slouch against my midsection (wow, did I just really admit to that?), and the criss cross elastic straps in the back somehow, without discomfort, make me stand up straight and improve my posture tremendously.
Now all that above is the good stuff. What I'm finding now is that at the bottom of the front closure where the two sides meet, it digs into the area at the base of my sternum and in just a few hours has caused a gouge in my skin: almost looks like a bad heel blister from new shoes. A kind of scratchy, digging, wish-it-would-stop sensation and I find myself picking at the base of the bra closure through my shirt and adjusting it more and more as the day wears on. I'm not sure if it will soften up when laundered but I hope so. Otherwise I'll have to find something like a cotton ball to stick under there if I want to wear this bra for any length of time. I have no idea what would happen if I was more active: perhaps I would have noticed this irritation sooner, but I'm not allowed to leave the house for any reason due to my compromised immune system and flu season, so I'm not doing much other than housework and playing with the dogs. So right now I can say this is a great bra for fit and support but the front closure edges could use a bit more padding.
Edit: May 2012 - meant to write this much sooner but I forgot as I stopped wearing these and put them in the bottom of the drawer. Laundering does not soften up the lower portion of the closure. It remains hard and stiff and irritating to the sternum area. As much as these fit extremely well, the straps were a delight and my posture was vastly improved, I simply could not wear these without tucking a cotton ball or balled up toilet paper into that bottom section of the hook/closure area. They are going into the 'donate' pile today.
25 of 25 found the following review helpful:
18 Hour Bra Front ClosureAug 01, 2007
By Susan Kizer
For a large breasted woman these bras are very comfortable and very supportive. I highly reccommend them.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
BRINGS THE "GIRLS" BACK HOME WHRE THEY BELONGJan 24, 2011
By mary beth This bra does it's business.
I am 5'6" tall, 215lbs and a 42D cup. I've tried soooo many bras and they never pick me up and put things where they belong. Wasted my money on the Breezies A51770 bra. When I first got it I loved the structure. Soon after the underwire poked into my sides and broke through the fabric. The elastic under the breast rolled up and was very rough. My breasts have never really stopped aiming towards my arms and stood up like they should with any bra that I have ever purchased...UNTIL NOW!
This bra pulls my breasts out of my armpits comfortably, picks them up and aims them forward without creating unnessary cleavage. There is no underwire and none needed. YAY! It actually acts as a minimizer which is great because it adds to the slimmer more youthfull appearance I'm looking for.
The straps are really nice. They are shorter than I usually find and don't provide the option of a sloppy drooping breast.
If I could design a bra myself it would be close to this one. My skin under my breasts is sensitive to the rough elastic that soooo many bra designers insist on using. The elastic under the breast with this bra isn't satin but, it is softer than the Breezies bra.
I found one of these bras at Walmart in the clearance rack for $10.00. It was a 40D , a little small around for me but, was so impressed that I ordered 2 in a 42D from Amazon.com