A couple of months ago I wrote about finding the right bra size, and making peace with being an FGH girl. The folks over at FullBeauty.com liked what I wrote, and wanted to know if I’d be interested in reviewing a couple of bras for them. I never pass down free (clean) underwear, so I said I would give it a shot. I’ve had them both for a month and given them a rigorous wearing. I chose two bras from opposite ends of the spectrum, and here is what I found:
The first is a leisure bra by Comfort Choice. It has no wires or boning, it’s inexpensive, and comes in a fun animal print. I had never worn a leisure bra before, and was a bit confused at the concept. Bras and leisure don’t really go together in my experience.
I never thought I would say this, but this bra is comfortable. Gives just enough support so I don’t look all saggy but doesn’t try to force my flesh into strange configurations. I’ve worn it hiking, squash picking, grocery shopping and other places where a bra could be considered a real pain. This bra is not a pain. On the contrary it is extremely comfortable, gives just the right hug of support, and as winter is upon us, this bra is warm. I plan on wearing it under bulky sweaters and clothing where my shape is obscured enough that it doesn’t matter which bra I wear. I have even comfortably worn this bra for sleeping, and I normally despise sleeping in a bra.
The only caution I would give it that it works best under high necklines. If you worry about your bra showing then you want to be careful with what outfit you pair this. Overall, a great bra. I plan to order a few to get me through the winter!
The second is an unlined lace bra by Chantelle. I picked it because once I discovered I was an FGH girl I feared I would never wear a pretty bra again, or if I did they wouldn’t be comfortable or supportive enough. Plus, this bra is expensive, and I wanted to know if it was worth the price.
This bra isn’t the most supportive bra I have worn. It doesn’t give the best silhouette of any bra I have worn. It’s comfortable, but the wires don’t always lay flat on the sides. But this may be my favorite bra ever.
All the hardware is metal. No plastic bits to snap and ruin a perfectly good bra. It’s lovely, and the band lays flat and smooth like I’ve never had a pretty bra do before. I went hiking in this bra, and was perfectly comfortable in it. It has good support, but is by no means a bra that pushes up or in or shapes you in any way. But what I love best is it is touchable.
Let’s face it: when you get all touchy-feely with a special someone, you don’t want them feeling up a “granny bra” or something with a lot of foam padding. You want them to feel you. You want them to find your bra pretty. You want your bra to be pleasant to the touch. You want to both look and feel sexy. This bra is the bra you want to wear on a hot date. This bra is a bra you can wear at work all day and still want someone to see when you get home. This is the bra you wear to feel sexy and confident.
This bra is pricey, but I think it’s worth the price. I want one in black really bad. I will handwash it and baby it and make it last, because when I wear this bra I don’t feel like an FGH girl. I feel like a sexy woman. For me, the price is worth it.
So please check these bras out on FullBeauty.com. They are nice folks, and I like their products. I will be buying bras from them in the future.
The materials for this review were provided free of charge for the purpose of review. This did not influence the review. If these items had sucked, I would have said so.