Bali Satin Tracings Underwire Minimizer Bra
No-Nonsense Bra for Big Breasted Women
This is the only bra I (and my co-worker) wear -- we're both 38DDD and this bra offers 4-hooks for back support (in the larger sizes), thick/padded straps with full underwires (which I bend in at the center and underarms to fit more closely and not show under clothes), no elastic in the straps and only a little spandex at the top of the cups -- it's the only bra I've found that holds me snugly so I don't bounce around when I walk.
Because the underwire can dig into my skin (especially when sitting), I always wear a silky/polyester folded scarf under the bottom of the bra to cushion and absorb sweat.
This is not your friend's 34B bra that sits there all day looking pretty -- this bra works for a living and at a reasonable price.
I just wish Bali would make it in more colors (navy, chocolate, grey/silver, gold) and add back the 4th hook to the 38/40 G sizes! Why would they go up a cup size and down a hook????
August 5, 2011
Perfect for larger breasted women!
Here's the absolute truth about this bra. I own every color and for me they seem to all fit the same. I have been wearing these bras for years and I will continue to wear them. I wear a 42DDD and this is the only bra that I can wear for jogging or any other exercise activities. Its perfect for daily wear and the support for heavier chests couldn't be better. The first time you put it on, it will seem tight but it will conform you your body the more you wear it.
You cannot put this bra in the dryer because the wire is long and it will become distorted in the dryer. In order to have more longevity on this bra, I would suggest hand-washing, then hanging up to dry. If the wires poke you under your arms, then bend them to make it fit better. The wires are only a problem if you let them become a problem. You can't move them but you can bend them. My bra never rides up in the back and if you have that problem then go get measured because you may have the wrong size bra. My only downside, and its a big one ~ The material is hot and my breast are so squished together that it causes me to sweat more underneath my breast. I hope my review helped you.
August 1, 2011
Very unhappy with this bra!
I have purchased this bra maybe 25 times in the past and it has always been my favorite. Recently I ordered 4 more and I have no idea how or why they changed but the center seam on the cup has some extra material or SOMETHING along the seam that creates a weird bump, almost like an extra nipple. I was so dissappointed and because I have worn this bra for years I had already taken off all the tags and felt like I couldn't then return them. What they changed I cannot exactly pinpoint but I will not be getting it again. The pink and blue color fit differently then the black tan and white. Go figure!!!
July 29, 2011
Hate this bra
I have tried this bra in a couple sizes but it never fits correctly or lays flat. It is so uncomfortable after an hour I was miserable.
July 18, 2011