Playtex 18 Hour Easier On Front Close Wirefree Bra with Flex Back
Great shoulder straps, comfort, support But...
I have worn these bras for a few years now. They are my go to, everything bra. If clothes don't work with the bra, I don't choose the clothes. The bras are comfortable, very supportive, higher on the sides, to hold in fullness. They are true to size chart measurements at the 38D-44DD range. Those are the sizes I can evaluate. I have degenerative joint disease in my shoulders so the easy on front hooks, and the stay up shoulder straps really contribute to my comfort. They last very well also, with machine washing and drying. There are two issues that could be improved however. The cup shape could be modernized to a more attractive more rounded shape. The current shape is a bit flat angled and pointy in a way that is less appealing under soft knits that are so common today. The other thing is that, the bottom eye, for the bottom front hook has rusted out on several of these bras. This should be improved to a rust free metal eye. The hooks have been fine, just the eye rusts out. I replace the eyes myself, as I am quite handy with sewing tasks. however, for most, i think this would cause the bra to be thrown away to an early and unnecessary death in the landfill. This is a manufacturing choice that could easily be remedied at the start by choosing a stainless steel eye, at least for the bottom eye.
April 1, 2013
Shoulder issues mean I need to keep some front hook bras on hand for days when I just can't reach the back hooks. I measured carefully and even sized up one band size, but these are tight. Cup size is great and I like the criss cross elastic in the back. I am short waisted, and the number of hooks / inches from band up to top is too long / too high. Bra shows with everything except a crew neck. I normally wear a button collar dress shirt with one (top) button unbuttoned. Can't wear this to work because it shows. Being able to dress for work was the whole purpose in ordering these. I need a comfortable front hook with a lower rise just because I am short waisted. I am however wearing these. I know the elastic will relax after a few washings. 40 plus years of wearing Playtex and they are reliable and long wearing. I especially like the larger size hooks. I find these bras quite attractive and they provide good support. They serve me best for every day wear - I teach in a very active special ed classroom and I especially like clothing that I am unaware of during the work day. Comfort and support are what I look for in all my clothing. I would recommend these to anyone who wants an attractive supportive front hook, especially if they are taller than me.
March 31, 2013
LOVE THE SMOOTH FIT & SUPPORT !!
THIS BRA WAS RECCOMENDED TO ME(HAD A SLIGHT SHOULDER INJURY) NEEDED THE FRONT CLOSE.....LOVE THE FIT AND BACK SUPPORT,ESPECIALLY NICE WITH HEAVIER ACTIVITY OR MOVEMENT.LIKE THE FLEX BACK & PADDED STRAPS VERY MUCH!! PURCHASED ONE IN EACH COLOR,NICE TO KNOW YOU CAN HAVE THIS MUCH COMFORT,WHEN YOU CAN'T WEAR YOUR NORMAL PLAYTEX DUE TO INJURY....THANKS VERY MUCH,,,,"RITA"
March 24, 2013
Odd cross straps on back
The cross straps on the back are quite uncomfortable on me as they seem to roll over during active wear. Would have preferred a picture of the back of the bra.
March 23, 2013