LetsGoBlue
 
 
 
LetsGoBlue's stats
 
  • Review count
    4
  • Helpfulness votes
    10
  • First review
    April 16, 2012
  • Last review
    July 10, 2012
  • Featured reviews
    0
  • Average rating
    4
 
Reviews comments
  • Review comment count
    0
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First review comment
    None
  • Last review comment
    None
  • Featured review comments
    0
 
  • Question count
    1
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First question
    May 23, 2013
  • Last question
    May 23, 2013
  • Featured questions
    0
 
  • Answer count
    1
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First answer
    April 16, 2012
  • Last answer
    April 16, 2012
  • Featured answers
    0
  • Best answers
    0
 
 
LetsGoBlue's Reviews
 
No, you aren’t dreaming. This beautiful bra is actually made for full figured women. And it works! The key is a unique design that lifts, shapes and supports. , Style Number: EL8380 Supportive, unlined underwire bra, Stretch nylon blend, 3-part seamed cups offer great support, Cherry blossom print, Ribbon bow accents, Firm mesh wings, Flatters full busted figures, Fully adjustable stretch straps, Close-set straps won't fall off shoulders, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure, U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Large chested? Give this brand a try!
PostedJuly 10, 2012
Customer avatar
LetsGoBlue
from Chicago, IL, USA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 month
Body Type:Curvy
Fashion Style:Flirty
Bra Size:38FF
No Padding
No Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
More Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
Half Size Too Large
Fits Large
I normally live in Anita 5490 38H, but I gave this bra a try when it was on sale.
The Band:
Compared to Fantasie and Freya, the band is 2" wider, so you have less back flab bulging out. This bra would be excellent for someone who's ribcage is smaller at the bottom of the band than at the top (a.k.a. NOT short-waisted). On my 5'5" frame, it was noticeable but not a large issue. The band is also 2.25" longer than my Anita bras, so you may want to order one band size smaller (if you do, remember to size the cup up twice (i.e. 38FF to 36GG), since there is a 1 cm difference between UK cup sizes and 2.54in = 1cm).
The Cups:
I was really impressed with the cups on this bra. The center gore actually lay flat on my sternum and managed to stay that way all day. The cups were true to size when compared to Anita, Fantasie, and Freya; they were supportive and comfortable (just remember to look at the cup conversion chart)! The top of the cups lay flat on my chest and didn't create the slight indent I seem to find in other brands. This bra has side boning, but were not noticeable (and I HATE side-boning) but this may have been due to the difference in circumference between the top and bottom of the band.
The Fabric:
The color in the photo is true and did not irritate my sensitive skin. The band seems to relax (get larger) after an hour but tightens back up after washing. You may want to tighten the band up one column more than normal.
Summary:
- This is one of the few bras I've tried that doesn't hurt my back after a few hours wear.
- Try it if you have large chest and a defined waist.
- Order one band size down (and two cup sizes up) from your normal size.
- Fit Note: If you are short-waisted, I read Elomi Spacer bra wears well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
Firm support and a comfortable fit, even for full busts? Wearing is believing. Smooth cups in stretch microfiber are lightly lined for flattering shape., Style Number: 5490 Full coverage, unlined underwire bra, European cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Seamless, molded double-layer cups provide support, Back adjustable, close-set, stretch straps won't slip, Rigid front straps, back adjustable stretch straps, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Soft, breathable stretch microfiber
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best. Bra. Ever.
PostedApril 16, 2012
Customer avatar
LetsGoBlue
from Chicago, IL, USA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 year or longer
Body Type:Curvy
Fashion Style:Flirty
Bra Size:38FF
No Padding
No Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
Very Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
True-to-Size
Fits Large
Pro:
*Only everyday bra I've ever worn where I can hold proper posture without fatigue or pain.
*Great bra for supporting center-heavy breasts without using compression
*Thicker straps don't create shoulder indentation
*Great for women who experience slight breast size changes day to day
*Microfiber material is great for people with sensitive skin
Cons:
*They are expensive (but worth it).
*Quality control: Some bras of the same tag size came with different lengths and underwire sizes. Compare to old bras before taking the tags off! I believe 3/24 were different over the course of 5 yrs.
I've been large chested about a week after puberty started. I've spent years with my shoulders slumped forward and have permanent shoulder indentations because of ill-fitting bras. I had to start seeing a chiropractor because of the back pain. It was only when I had a proper fitting when I met up with this bra. It took some time getting over the fact it's a maternity bra, but it's totally worth not experiencing neck and back pain. I've tried searching for inexpensive bras since but none have given me the support and all-day comfort that these bras have.
**Important** The microfiber in these bras will not retain their support if washed in regular detergent (even Woolite). You need to hand-wash with a lingerie detergent. I use Forever New - Variance granules (dye- and fragrance-free version). It can keep a bra feeling like new for about 30 washings. Just don't wring them out too hard.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
Products related to my review
 
Anita Maximum Control Wire-Free Sports Bra
3.8 out of 5(12)
 
 
 
 
 
 
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
 
 SPANX Higher Power High-Waist Power Panties
SPANX Higher Power High-Waist Power Panties
One of the most popular innovations, SPANX Higher Power Power Panty, extends the control of Power Panties above the waistline for an unbeatably slim hourglass silhouette. Wear as underwear to eliminate VPL (Visible Panty Lines) every day!, Style Number: 032 Super control shaping panty eliminates panty lines, Comfortably slims torso, waistline, hips & thighs, Legband-free design eliminates leg bulges, Cotton double-gusset for your convenience, Stretch nylon, Soft non-binding waistband stays in place, High-waist mid-thigh shaper with maximum control
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Spanx are only good for people who do not need it.
PostedApril 16, 2012
Customer avatar
LetsGoBlue
from Chicago, IL, USA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 year or longer
Size:XL
Pro:
*smooths thighs
Con:
*Thick fabric retains sweat and stretches when wet. Very hot to wear in summer.
*Waistband visible over clothing.
*Overall compression negates any curves you want to keep. Creates cylindrical shape.
*3" too long for my 5'4" frame. And I have a long torso for my height.
There are better brands of shapewear out there. Try Body Wrap brand.
No, I do not recommend this product.
 
Products related to my review
Body Wrap Lites Slip with Lace Shapewear
5 out of 5(1)
 
 
 
 
 
+6points
7of 8voted this as helpful.
 
 Body Wrap Lites Slip with Lace Shapewear
Body Wrap Lites Slip with Lace Shapewear
Control yourself in comfort when you need it most in the Lites collection from Body Wrap. Provides all-day light control and a comfortable fit. Try this collection of seamless shapewear when you want lightweight control without heavy constriction., Style Number: 47832
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Got Curves? Buy this!
PostedApril 16, 2012
Customer avatar
LetsGoBlue
from Chicago, IL, USA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 month
Size:XL
Fits Small
True-to-Size
Fits Large
Very Light Control
Average Control
Extra Firm Control
Pro:
*slims in all the right places without creating cylindrical shape
*right length for my 5'4" frame (length spans from just below bra to about mini skirt level)
*comfortable all night without pain or red lines on body; I've never had that happen.
*stays on without sliding down or creating visible creases/lines
*no VPL
Con:
*tricky to get on - there is a lighter/thinner fabric around the tummy and booty areas that must be lined up, and it's tight when pulling over your thighs.
*bottom lace is tighter than rest of shapewear - had to keep pulling bottom of shapewear down after walking a block or two.
Summary: This is the first shapewear I've worn that I'm happy with. Many brands use overall compression to smush my curves into a cylinder. I need tummy control and booty lift while keeping my waist smaller. I also need it to stay up without covering my 38FF chest. This is the first shapewear that does all those things and yet remains comfortable enough to breathe, dance all night in, and walk a mile home. BUY THIS!
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
Products related to my review
 
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
LetsGoBlue's Review Comments
 
LetsGoBlue has not submitted comments on any reviews.
 
LetsGoBlue's Questions
 
Anita goes beyond the basic bra to satisfy your specialized needs. Their nursing, sports and everyday bras are marked by comfort, quality and intelligent design., Style Number: 5519 Maximum control, unlined underwire sports bra, European cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Molded double-layer cups with soft terry cloth lining, Breathable high performance net wings, Comfort front straps, back adjustable stretch straps, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Moisture-wicking stretch polyester blend
 

How does the sizing of this bra compare with other Anita bras? Should I assume this sports bra stretches out over time?

In other words, if I wear an Anita 5490 in a 36G, should I order the same size? Or should I assume the band is going to relax after a few washes and order one size down? Thanks!
 
Products related to my question
 
1 year, 6 months ago
Customer avatar
by
LetsGoBlue
Chicago, IL, USA
 
LetsGoBlue's Answers
 
The ultimate strapless bra for full busts and full figures employs patented Ultra-Lift construction. The Va Bien Strapless bra (available up to I cup!) is seamless, convertible and it offers ultimate lift. Your quest for a stay-put strapless ends here..., Style Number: 1506 Seamless, foam-lined convertible bra, European cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Patented Ultra-Lift boned contour cups for support, Stay-put silicone lining along wings prevent slipping, Straps convert to halter, criss-cross or traditional, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Stretch microfiber
 

Does this bra have side boning?

I'm very short waisted, and strapless bras always seem to have small pieces of boning on the sides -which are horribly uncomfortable for me as they poke into my body painfully... and I can't tell in any of the pictures if this bra has this or not.
I'm also short-waisted and have the same problem with side boning. Thankfully, this bra does not have them. There's a seam where they would normally go, but it's all pliable fabric.

Also, the band seems wider than other strapless bras, which works to my advantage.

Hope this helps...
2 years, 7 months ago
Customer avatar
by
LetsGoBlue
Chicago, IL, USA