Valmont Bra Supreme Underwire Convertible Bra
It's huge and difficult to put on
I am very disappointed with this bra. :( I ordered a 48 C, the size I buy when I buy Playtex bras, but this bra is simply huge on me. I bought it to wear with a dress in Las Vegas for my birthday this week, but it's so big I can't possibly wear it without the straps (and there's not enough time to return it for a better product). It just slides right down my torso. So I tried putting on the clear straps to see how it would work with my dress, and in so doing found out how hard it is to put this bra on! The hooks are on the sides of your back, and it's impossible to just reach back and hook the bra like you normally do. So as you're twisting around to try to get the thing hooked, the straps themselves come unhooked. It's a huge, awkward pain. With a little bit of sewing and fashion tape, I am going to be able to make this bra work for my birthday dress, but I'm not happy about it. What I wanted was a strapless bra. Now I have to wear the straps AND do some sewing and taping to make it work. Not a recommended bra. If you do order, order at least a band/cup size down.
October 1, 2012
Great bra...but takes patience
I read all the reviews and was concerned this wouldn't be a good purchase but decided to try anyway because I really wanted one with a choice for clear straps. Based on reviews, I did order it a size smaller than my usual size, both the band and cup (I'm a 44DD usually and I ordered a 42D in this bra). It fit perfectly, so I recommend that too. The straps are a challenge to switch out but they are very secure while wearing, so it's a good tradeoff. I also recommend trying on the bra and preparing the straps you want to use ahead of time, so you aren't rushed as you're getting dressed. I found that tweezers helped a great deal to work the loops of fabric around the hooks when removing the existing strap - and it was only necessary the first time until the loops loosened up a little. Another hint is that it helps to have someone who can hook the back or back of the straps for you when you are dressing, because the way this bra is constructed for versatility makes it difficult to hook yourself. In short, this can be a very well-fitting and useful bra if you can give it some time and patience in the beginning,
April 27, 2013
Easily the worst bra I've ever purchased.
I can admit I underestimated the complications that would come from such a strange back-panel, but good lord I was not prepared for this. This bra was nearly impossible to get into with the straps attached, because the straps hook onto the back panel - which attaches at either side of your back. I am not a contortionist, so I had to unhook the straps from the front of the bra, put the bra on SIDEWAYS, and then shimmy it (which was a rather painful process) to rights, and then work the straps back into place in the front of the bra. On top of everything, the cup size was much, much too large - so if you are the type to enjoy squirming into an uncomfortable, ill-fitting bra, make sure you go a cup size down from your usual.
I'll be returning this as soon as I sort out the mess of receiving the WRONG INVOICE with my shipment..
May 19, 2013
very large cup size
This is not a very good bra to use strapless. I got a B cup when I usually wear between a B or C cup. It was huge.
July 7, 2013