Playtex 18 Hour Gel Comfort Strap&reg; Wirefree Bra
Pinches in the back
I love the way the bra fits and feels but there is a small problem I encountered after wearing it for 10 minutes.. It was pinching me in the back where the straps attack to the back. I even loosened the bra around the middle and no change. The hooks where it attaches are a little larger than on most bras though. It's s shame that after 20 minutes I needed to rip the thing off! Hoping I can break it in a little if I am patient but definately not my go-to bra for any occassion.
April 27, 2013
Unlike other reviews, I have had no problem with the shoulder straps slipping, being itchy, etc.
I am a 38B. I'm not that big, but I do have a wide back. All of the other bras I own, have very small backs that curl or cuts into me. This one doesn't. It has a nice wide back that stays in place and the shoulder straps do not cut into me at all.
My only problems with this bra is:
1. The cut is very high. Definitely not a bra I can wear with a low cut top. I'm actually looking at purchasing the Playtex Secrets plunge style bra.
2. There is no padding in the cups. I have corrected this problem by using some $20 gel padded inserts. I feel they give me more support and help me keep the "girls" perky instead of allowing gravity to take over. Contrary to popular belief...even B cups start to sag. lol
All in all, to sit at a computer for 8 hours a day, this is a great bra to wear at the office. It has nice back and shoulder support and is quite comfortable. For this being my FIRST Playtex bra, I probably should have gone with the Secrets line so that I don't feel like I'm wearing my Grandmother's bra. Especially, since I'm only 40 years old. lol
October 1, 2012
This is a very comfortable bra but it doesn't hold up. I am big busted but I never had a bra tear up like this one. I was all of my bras on the delicate cycle and let them air dry. I have bras that I've had for years and they have never torn up. The bra is comfortable but I wouldn't recommend it.
September 4, 2012
Like it so far
I happened across this bra at an outlet store while browsing as I waited for a friend. Unlike some other reviewers, I grabbed the size I always get and it was fine. So unless my size has changed, I didn't find that it runs small. I've been wearing it all day today and the straps are comfortable, it does what it is supposed to with support (much better than my old bras), and was not uncomfortable when I got a little sweaty. I'm here at the website to order two more.
August 26, 2012