I'm one of those 10 billion women who wore the wrong darn bra size for 20+ years. In retrospect, it seems like, "Duh?" I assumed bras were a miserable fact of life, so discovering that I was wearing a band that was too large and a cup that was too small was a real life-changer. However after that I dealt with years of deep lines in my skin from under-wires and soreness from unnecessary bumpy padding. Just like realizing I was wearing the wrong size, it finally occurred to me that there might be a better bra style for me. For years I wore bras (in the right size) that attempted to make me look, "Va va voom" every day, but in reality didn't really look too great under everyday clothes. I decided to try some new styles. The idea of "custom flexfit" intrigued me. It used to be that wire-free, "basic" bras that had coverage = "smooshed flat chest", which certainly isn't any more comfortable, or flattering than having half-circle shaped wiring poking through your shirts. The Barely There Custom Flexfit is one well-constructed bra...it's beautiful under clothing, it's extremely comfortable, and it's cut so that it's uplifting and even has some support. I get the same "cleavage" I got from push-up bras, but I don't have skin indentations and sore "girls" at the ends of the day! When I first wore one of these I thought the cups must run quite small, however, the "flexfit" claim is realistic. This bra really does stretch, not smoosh, so if the cups seem tight at first, after a little while they loosen up and form to you. It feels great to breathe freely all day long. While not exactly "Hollywood" lingerie, this is a pretty bra (I have ones with a pattern, not the ones with polka dots). It bears no resemblance to those dreaded old-fashioned "soft cup" bras that look like they were designed by someone who never actually saw a women's breasts, but imagined them to be too triangular mounds of flesh that stuck straight out, but required girdle-fasteners to stay in place. Custom Flexfit Fuller Coverage is truly a great bra - plus great price! Definitely worth a try.
Shani A from Phoenix AZ
Petite (5'3" and under)