Thursday, 17 June 2010

Can A Strapless Bra Change Your Life?

Hmmm maybe not your life but the one I bought today will change the way I dress forever! I was in town with my mum sorting out some wedding stuff and we happened to pop into Debenhams to check out the underwear section.  Mum has been looking for the perfect strapless bra for her wedding outfit.  Now, this is easier said than done when you are a lady with a larger bust.  Both myself and my mum are 34E and holding those babies up is no mean feat! To be perfectly honest with you I never wear strapless bras because I've never found one that I can rely on.  I always end up hoicking it up all the time in fear of it falling down, plus you get that double boob effect which is always oh-so attractive!  This all meant that I generally never wear strapless dresses/tops and I hated the fact that I had to restrict myself to garments with straps...it gets boring wearing the same styles all the time.

My mum was going on about a new strapless bra from Wonderbra called 'The Ultimate Strapless' that she had seen online and I kinda thought "yeah, yeah, I'm sure it's great...for smaller chested girls...but not for us".  I saw the bras hanging up and I started to change my mind because they instantly looked alot more structured than your run-of-the-mill strapless.  The whole concept behind these bras is that they will stay in place throughout jumping/dancing/wriggling around, twisting your body etc.  It has a patent pending design that mimicks your hands pushing your boobs up and together...sounds funny I know but you can see on the inside of the bra there are rigid structures on both sides that look like moulded fingers!  Creepy and cool all at the same time! (see the pic of the back of the bra above).  I wasn't even looking for a bra for myself but since mum was trying it on, I decided to try one on too so I could say "see, I told you it doesn't work".ha ha.
I got into the changing room and quickly realised that these bras are made quite small around the back and more generous in the cup size so instead of my usual 34E, I had to get a 36D instead.  I could not believe it when I fastened the bra up, it made my boobs look amazing! We're talking serious cleavage...remember that ad...Hello Boys! I've NEVER tried on a strapless bra like this before.  My boobs were lifted and pushed together exactly as if I was doing it with my own hands.  So basically there's no underwire under the bra, just a rigid deep plate that sits very securely into your body.  All the structure is in the cups.  The bra is so comfortable to wear and has the usual rubber lining to keep it in place.  It gives your chest a really nice shape, with smooth lines and no double boob effect!  I couldn't resist jumping up and down in the changing room to test it and I'm amazed to say that it stayed perfectly in place.  The staff must have wondered what the hell I was doing in there. I can testify that the bra makes you feel incredibly secure.
I am not exaggerating when I say that this bra is unlike anything I've seen before...it's INCREDIBLE! Everyone needs one of these babies.  It comes in black and 'skin' which is a creamy beige so I got one of both.  It comes in A-F cup sizes and normally costs £32 but the bras are discounted at the moment and are currently priced at £26.40.  I went home and tried on a few strapless dresses and tops that I don't really wear normally and they looked great with the bra underneath.  I am so happy that I can get more use out of my clothes now!
If you want to read more about the bra, then you can check out the website here where you can view how it works, watch videos of them testing it out as well as a few other things.

This is going to totally change the way I dress from day to day, especially in summer.  Finally I can wear strapless dresses and tops! Hurrah!

28 comments:

  1. i'm exactly the same size as you and will DEFINITELY be checking this out!! it sounds incredible and i have been looking for a really good one for soooo long! thanks so much for sharing :D xx

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  2. this sounds great, i have exactly the same problem. checking it out ASAP! x

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  3. abbzzw - I did think twice about posting on a bra on my blog...but this bra is so amazing, I just had to share it...I couldn't believe how good it was and I know loads of girls have the same problem. Let me know how you get on when you get yours!

    @lizzy - glad to help out, also let me know what you think of it when you try it on :)

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  4. I hate strapless bras! but this looks very interesting... :)

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  5. @Make Up Nonsense - Believe me, I was really skeptical until I tried it on. I normally hate strapless bras but this is something altogether different! It's a total revelation!

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  6. I saw these, looks great but I'm tiny conpared to you, boo hoo lost all my boobs to breastfeeding! I'm loving bandeau bras at the moment so nice and comfy but prob not great for the bigger breasted as no support. Have you ever tried one?xx

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  7. It looks great!! I am a size 32D and use a pathetic thing from Primark but am constantly tugging at it so it may be time to trade up!

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  8. omg thank you so much for this post. i don't trust strapless bras either bc they never work for me. now i'm totally going to give this one a try!

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  9. This has changed my life. I bought this back at xmas and have never looked back. It's such an AMAZING bra!

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  10. @Holly - I would love to just wear a bandeau bra but it just doesn't offer me any support :( The upside to you having a smaller chest is that you can wear lots of pretty tops that would probably make me look matronly.lol.

    @Elle - It's well worth the money, definitely, especially if you get the discount in Debenhams.

    @SimMiChik0 - that's great that I managed to help some people possibly find a brilliant bra. You can definitely trust this bra, whoever designed it is a genius!

    @Giddy Princess - I am so glad to hear that you love it too...it has made me so so happy that I can now wear my lovely dresses without having to cover my shoulders to hide the bra straps!

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  11. I have one on order from Debenhams but it may not fit since I just ordered my usual size. I will be so happy if this works for me!

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  12. sounds too good!
    maybe I am going to order one :)

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  13. @Jules - I would say you may need a different size because I really found that the back measurement was quite small compared to my other bras and with strapless bras, you really want the neatest fit on the cup size to make sure you are supported sufficiently

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  14. @The Stalling - You won't be disappointed, I'm sooooo glad that I discovered this.

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  15. I'm a 32DDD/E I have been looking for a great strapless bra. I've done like two posts about it). I really appreciate this post.

    http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog

    .:Not Just Makeup:.

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  16. Lol if only i had breasts to push up!!!! :s pushups dont do anything with me i just look like im wearing a baggy bra! Ugh would kill for some!!

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  17. Hey Laura, great post. I've seen this as well and always been hesitant of strapless bra's.

    Also, when you get the chance go check out Bustifull, along from Illicit Still. Cannot recommend them enough. I went from a Bravissimo/M&S/La Senza 34 DD to a 32 G, now a 30GG since starting at the gym. I've gone back to them everytime I've needed new bra's.

    Think I will go have to check out this bra now.

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  18. Oh wow, that sounds fantastic! I have lickle boobies, 34B, but because they are so small due to weightloss, they were 36DD.. they don't "stay up" too good in strapless!! I am DEFINITELY checking this out!

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  19. @Make Up By Kim Porter - No problem, I felt the need to share my great discovery with you all!I really hope you guys in the US have access to this new bra.

    @Tali - Sometimes I wish I had a smaller chest so I could wear certain types of clothes...for example, I can't wear things with higher necks or my chest looks huge in comparison to the rest of me!

    @Redz2486 - Ooooh I haven't heard of that shop! I must check it out! It's always an eye opener when you get a proper bra fitting done...you always end up being a completely different size from what you thought!

    @Jo - 34B ain't that small...they do say that more than a handful is a waste!lol. This bra is amazing at lifting your boobs...I kept staring at my cleavage when I was wearing it.ha ha.

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  20. LOL I've been searching for a good strapless bra for so long! I'm currently wearing one right now...and I've got that double boob thing going on :( thanks for sharing.

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  21. OOH this sounds amazing! I'd seen ads for it but thought it was all marketing. I'm going to check it out soon... I've been putting off buying a strapless bra because they're usually rubbish, but I need one to wear under my wedding dress.

    x

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  22. I bought this a few months back but ended up returning it as it did not fit, but I bought my size 32d, so maybe I would have to get a smaller size, I will try again, im dying for the perfect strapless bra!

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  23. OOoooo great find! I love how much we are into beauty products, but then our mom's can show us something amazing!

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  24. I've got this bra as well. At a 30f cup I found strapless bras a nightmare too. But this bra is just totally awesome, so supportive I couldn't believe it. I was so excited I wore strapless tops constantly for the first few weeks after I got it. (don't worry I've calmed down now)
    x
    www.makeupandmojitos.blogspot.com

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  25. I heard about this bra and tried looking everywhere for it, but unfortunately for me it's only available in the UK. =(

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  26. Really is a great bra, supportive and helps you to get those curves working. Finding a good strapless bra? http://www.brabras.uk.com/main/strapless.aspx .. Maybe but still difficult, wonderbra really have out done themselves with this strapless wonder. I'm not huge but its still difficult to find that "Oh" perfect strapless bra.

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