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Anita Rosa Faia Twin Seamless Comfort Underwire Bra 5490 Reviews

Rosa Faia Twin Seamless Comfort Underwire Bra
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rating Size: 42C

Too tight for comfort but would support well. I returned it and re-ordered a less constricting bra. Sally from Rochester, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2009
rating Size: 40E

I love this one ~ it is so soft and comfortable and works well on my shoulder that had been broken while mountain biking. Linda from Berea KY USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 30H

It doesn't fit me right and I don't necessarily like the way it fits. But if it fit right I bet it would be a great bra. Emily from Libertyville, IL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 40D

This is THE most comfortable bra I have ever worn. I'm done with trying on 20 bras just to find one that fits and then have that style disappear the next year. At 58 it's hard to find support and comfort without all kinds of extra material, extra wide back etc. The padded strapes feel SO good. Thank you for quality workmenship. Joei from Gold Canyon, AZ, United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 32H

I agonized over this bra, but finally returned it. Putting it on felt really good, the band size was perfect, but the cups were just a bit too small, leaving me feeling like I was wearing a sports bra, and with a bit of bulge at the cleavage and on top. The straps and band were a nice width, and didn't cut at all, which is rare. I would have happily exchanged it for one with slightly larger cups, but unfortunately, the one I had already maxed out the style. I really liked the smooth fabric, though I would point out that the "seamless" cups don't quite apply to the larger cup sizes - the "support panel" for the larger cup sizes is actually seamed inside the cups. That said, the seams are unbelievably smooth and itch-free - and I'm picky about such things. Meredith from Newport, RI USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2009
rating Size: 34H

Very comfortable bra! Like wearing nothing. Fits perfectly, I am pregnant and it is so nice to have a comfortable bra. It has good support now and the only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because I can see it stretching out as I wear it and offering less support then in the beginning. Not enough to make me return it though. Overall a great bra Emily from ca
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2009
rating Size: 38H

I'm top heavy and have a difficult time finding a bra that fits. These bras not only fit but are comfortable everyday bras that will work well under knits (t-shirts) this summer. They give me a more softer rounded shape rather than a pointed bullet shape that most larger bras provide. The only reason that I didn't rate it higher was that they aren't pretty they are basic t-shirt bras. Karen
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2009
rating Size: 36C

THE MOST COMFORTABLE AND SUPPORTIVE BRA EVER! ONLY DRAWBACK IS THAT THE STRAPS ARE REALLY WIDE. Donna
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 32D

This bra is super comfortable. The problem is that it is not supportive in the cup. The cup is made of a very soft and stretchy material. For a larger breasted lady like myself, I didn't like the feeling that my 'girls' were just poked through some wire support and just hanging there free. Even for just everyday use the cups were too 'soft' for me. Too bad the cup material isn't more supportive. Leah from United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 40D

I've worn this particular bra for years, and once upon a time, they wore like iron. The second-to-last bunch of them I bought were ready to be retired after a year or less. I just bought four more in the same size as last time, and my straps are constantly falling down. (I don't believe I myself have changed size.) The cups do also tend to pucker rather than conform to their contents. I used to like this bra a lot, but next time I buy bras, I'm going to choose something different.

HerRoom Response: This bra was introduced in September of 2006. It's possible you have been wearing a different style. A common cause for straps falling down off the shoulders is when women start loosing their breast fullness and a hollow space above their breasts starts appearing. Your symptoms sound lik eyou need a smaller cup size. Linda from San Francisco, CA USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 30H

Doesn't show under clothes. Fits well, and is very comfortable. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: 30H

Doesn't show, fits well, is very comfortable. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: 40H

I like this bra a lot! The only complaint I have is that it falls off my shoulders occasionally...not sure why, it fits everywhere it is supposed to just slips from my shoulders now and then April from Eagle River, AK
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: 38D

This is, hands down, the most comfortable bra I have ever had. When I put it on for the first time I didn't want to take it off. (Didn't ever think I'd say THAT about a bra!) The fabric is stretchy, so there's a little bounce when I walk, but at the same time I feel supported. I also appreciate the nickel-free hardware, since I am allergic to nickel. No more constant itching! The only reason I didn't give this bra 5 stars is that it stretches out quickly. After one week it is still returning to its original size when I wash it, but I'm a little concerned because it was expensive and I need it to last.

Note: I was curious what the more reinforced version of this bra would be like, so I ordered a 36E (equivalent to 36DD). This had the same size underwires as my 38D with reinforced cups, slightly wider straps, and side boning under the arms. These features made the bra even more comfortable for me, but the 36 was too snug in the band, and a 38E would be too big. If any Anita reps read these reviews -- please consider adding the extra support features to D cups as well! We could really use them. Heidi

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: 40H

It's true that this is not the most supportive bra, but since I sit at a desk all day, I don't need a lot of support. My main priority is comfort, and this is a comfortable bra. By the end of a long day, I'm still pretty happy to take it off, but I'm not in tears by lunch time. The bra does push breast tissue out to the sides, so looking down, the apex of my boobs is about an inch to the right of center and, looking forward, my boobs appear very wide. That's fine, though - again, comfort is my main priority and this bra does the trick. I will probably buy more, especially if they expand the range of available colors. Jennifer from Chicago, IL, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: 32F

Love this bra. I keep ordering cheaper ones to try and replace it and have to go back and re order this. It fits me perfectly and supports me beautifully. Not the prettiest bra but makes me feel pretty and comfortable! I do have to be careful to make sure the hooks are hooked when I put it in the washer (if i can't find my lingerie bag. The top hook comes off in the wash if I don't. Irene from California
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2009
rating Size: 40H

This bra is made for comfort! But, if you have large, heavy, pendulous breasts, do not look to it for support and lift. The stretch cups, again, very comfortable, do not lift and support large, heavy breasts. If you have average, perky breasts that are still up where they should be, this would be an excellent choice, although, in my opinion, this bra is terribly overpriced. Five stars for comfort, one star for no support and lift of the heavily endowed woman. Katrina from Northern Heartland
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2009
rating Size: 40F

Very comfortable and very supportive. My third purchase of this bra. Joyce from RI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2009
rating Size: 40E

This is the most comfortable bra. Heather from Lake Station,IN, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2009
rating Size: 32F

I love this bra, due to comfort, support and the extra wide straps. The order process is simple and delivery is fast. Thank you Susan from Cincinnati, Oh USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2009
rating Size: 38C

Love the fit and smooth lines. The shoulder straps fit well and don't shift. Easy to wear all day long. I just ordered 2 more 2 days ago. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN YOU INVENTORY!!! dinaetherese from Ranho Mirage, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2009
rating Size: 34F

Very comfortable. Straps do no hurt my shoulders or slide off. Great support. Makes me look a full cup size smaller. I love this bra. Andrea from New York
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2008
rating Size: 34C

Most comfortable bra. Had one many years ago and saved it for traveling. Thrilled that I found it online and have ordered several. Prefer no bra at home, but this one doesn't bother me. Good support on sides, soft, and great all around. RNS from Westport, CT usa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2008
rating Size: 34F

Those straps never budge! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: December, 2008
rating Size: 34F

This is my favorite bra. I have 4 of them and they are my general everyday bras. The straps never move, they are comfortable and fit great! I am very happy to have found this bra by Anita! Heather from Chicago, IL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2008
rating Size: 44C

Manufacturer needs to improve quality control. I am a previous purchaser of this style of bra, and the same thing happened both times -- the band size varies widely. I'm talking about 3 inches! The first time, all three bras had to be sent back (I'd purchased them through a boutique, so took the bras in, showed them the problem, and they handled it). The replacement bras fit fine. This time, of the three bras I ordered, one fit perfectly, one acceptably (the band is a bit tighter, and the cups seem to be cut a little lower or skimpier or something, so there's a slight bulge at the cleavage -- something not present in the "perfect" bra). The third bra was between two and three inches shorter in the band, so I sent it back. I'm hopeful the replacement will fit. Please note that I went back to the boutique to be measured before ordering the bras; the fitting consultant at the boutique didn't know how long it might take them to get the bras, due to orders on backorder, so gave me your web address so I could order them myself. I was delighted that I was able to save $18 per bra.

When I can get a bra that fits properly, I'm delighted. And the Anita 5490 is the best solution I've found -- on both visits, it was the only one in the boutique that really fit me right, and I love the soft, non-itchy fabric and the seamless cups. Now if they can just improve the consistency of their product, so that one 44C is the same as the next, I'll be a customer for life.

HerRoom Response: Thank you for your comment. We have forwarded it on to Anita. Jeanne from Fairfield, OH, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2008
rating Size: 42D

I usually buy the Anita Twin Romance but this fits better. Only problem was a poky wire on the first wearing but that seems to have resolved itself. Judy from Lansing MI
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2008
rating Size: 32G

This bra is smooth and does not poke or pinch. Thin blouses require using dimrs or a similar product. The fabric curls under the underwire at the sides of the cups. And the shoulder straps constantly have to be hiked up because they move almost off my shoulders (because they are attached to the band at a bad angle). I wish the straps were attached to the band at a 90 degree angle so that this would not be a problem. It also makes it impossible to wear with tank tops because the straps show out the sides. Anita could improve this one so easily and make it into the perfect bra if they would fix this. I also wish they would make a racerback version. Jennifer from Tampa, FL USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2008
rating Size: 44E

I am short in the waist & I am very hard to fit. This bra was not comfortable for me & the band rolled. pt from Dallas, TX
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2008
rating Size: 34H

This is the all time best daytime bra, I've ever owned. Thank you. Claudette from Perth, Ontario Canada
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2008
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