Playtex 18 Hour Posture Back Front Close Wirefree Bra
Great Support and Comfort
This bra does what it advertises and more. The comfort is great. No binding around the middle, it supports like it had wire and the straps stay put. I've had a broken collar bone and have to wear a bra where the strap rest higher on my shoulder. This is the only bra I've found that does it with comfort and style.
April 14, 2012
Cup sides dig in/wrong size
I liked the back support but the cups are too close to my arms and dig in when I lean forward. I tried this bra on back in December and couldn't decide if it was worth keeping. I have since ordered the next band size up to overcome the front bottom clasp digging in, about which others have complained which does help some but the bra band is really too big now. Only last week, when I told myself I had to make up my mind to keep or send back, I realized the first two bras were not the DD I thought I had asked for but a DDD cup which might explain part of the problem.
Overall, I like the back support but agree that the front closure is weirdly too bulky and shows through clothing as a strange ridge and not multiplke rows of hooks is a bad idea since you cannot adjust it at all. I've decided to send the two I first bought back but am keeping the lager one for weekend lounging.
January 9, 2012
I have other front-hook bras that I LOVE, and can no longer find. I saw these and thought I would give them a try. Runs small, and the plastic pieces on the adjustable straps dig into my skin. The ones I have don't have that slider style adjustable strap, which never stay put IMHO - they have adjustable hooks. Wish these were more like the ones I love, but nope, will be returning them!
January 6, 2012
Overall, not happy, but it has its positives...
I have terrible back problems and wearing a 38DDD doesn't help. I work from home, at a desk all the time, so I wanted something that would help me sit straighter in my chair since I tend to lean into my computer monitor. This bra does help straighten my shoulders HOWEVER, like most other reviewers I found the following.
1. It's really tight and as a result, getting the hooks to close is like fighting with a small rubber band. I find myself releasing all but the middle hooks to avoid the digging-in.
2. The length of the hook strip and resulting contour makes it very unflattering...NO WAY I would leave the house wearing it, unless I was in a very bulky sweater with layers beneath it. The top two or three hooks actually push forward so you look like you have something stuffed in side your top.
3. The cups do not have any spacing, so like others, you get a lot of cleavage but not much shape.
4. Would be nice if the shoulder straps had more give (gel or longer for more adjustments).
I thought about buy it in a larger size but that won't help the contour issues from the very long hook strip... in fact, it would probably make it worse.
December 13, 2011