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Carnival Two Part Lace Underwire Minimizer Bra 509 Reviews

Two Part Lace Underwire Minimizer Bra
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rating Size: 44DD

It is a nice one , but it was to small so I gavr it to someone else. marjorie from Porterville. CA.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2012
Size: 42DD

I have ordered about 6 of these bras. Absolutely one of the prettiest bras I've ever owned. Each time I have ordered, the underwire either pokes trough the fabric or in 2 cases came right out of the bra. The actual underwire is smaller than the casing, I don't know if this has anything to do with it. What to do with all of these nearly new bras missing their underwires? Suzanne from Derby, CT 06418
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2012
Size: 44D

I loved the bra and how it fit, but the lace was too lumpy under clothing and looked awful.

Carnival Response: This bra is made with embroidered lace. Embroidered lace is thicker than just plain lace but it is much more luxurious. I would avoid wearing this bra under sheer or thin tops. Kristy from Rochester

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 40DD

Did not fit well. Underwire was poking out of the fabric. Returned it. I am awaiting refund. Also, made in China.

Carnival Response: The care instructions on the bra call for hand washing and hang drying. Although it does not usually happen, machine washing can cause the underwire to poke out in the bra. Jaci from Boulder, CO USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 36D

I like the style but the band around my torso is not snug on the last hooks so the underwire is not as supportive. Probably could have tried a 34 vs. 36 but I have another 36 and it fits well around my torso.

Carnival Response: We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with your purchase. Styles from different brands do not fit the same. Even within the same brand different bras have different cuts and fit differently. Geri from Powder Springs, GA USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 44DD

I thought this was a beautiful bra but unfortunately had to return it. I have measured myself by HerRoom's instructions and came out a 44DD but this bra was too small in the cup and too large in the band. I returned it for a 42DDD but have not yet received it. I am looking forward to getting it though because it is a lovely bra that I feel feminine and pretty in. Deborah from Palm Coast, Florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 36DD

I ordered the 38DD and it was too large so I ordered the 36DD, also too large. I washed them and the underwire came out completely on both bras. I would absolutely not recommend this bra.

Carnival Response: The care instructions on the bra call for hand washing and hang drying. Although it does not usually happen, machine washing multiple times can cause the underwire to poke out in the bra. Shelly from NM

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 34C

Bra fits well for my standard size. However workmanship is poor. I might have thought this item was a "second" or "factory reject" since on first wearing one entire row of hooks pulled out because stitching unraveled. Upon closer examination I can see that this is a potential problem for the entire garment. Too bad, since fabric is good and fit is perfect.

Carnival Response: We do not ship seconds to HerRoom. We don’t ship them to other retailers either unless they are marked clearly as irregular. We have many outlets to buy the few seconds that are produced and have no problem disposing of them in a proper manner. Marie from New York, NY, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 34DD

I initially ordered the 36DD, which is my usual size, however the band was way too big. I then exchanged it for the 34DD, which was still too big. I wore it for one day and hated it. The lace and seams were bulky and my cups were spilling out. Would not recommend.

Carnival Response: If the band was too large and the cups too small in the 34DD then you should be wearing a 32DDD. Unfortunately we don’t make this style in DDD cups. Lisa from Pottstown, PA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 38DD

This is a beautiful bra. It is cut very low and on me it fit like a push-up bra. I was looking for more coverage so I returned it.

Carnival Response: Minimizers work by separating the breasts and pushing the extra breast tissue to the sides. If this garment is not worn properly it can have the affect of a push up. Mary from NH

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 38D

It fits well and is comfortablel all day. That is a real plus in my book! Kati from Missouri USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2012
Size: 34B

I'm 5'4 1/2", weigh 125. I am a 34 barely B and cannot fill the cup enough to wear the bra. It's quite a beautiful piece.

Carnival Response: Unfortunately you need to be a full B cup to fit the cups of a minimizer correctly. I would suggest you try our Seamless Full Figure Bra 503. Audrey from New Jersey

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 36B

Very pretty and exactly what I was hoping for! Marina from St.Helens, Oregon USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 38B

Very sad to return this beautiful bra. I am between sizes- it was just a little too big for me. This bra is so pretty though! I've never heard of this brand before- I was very impressed with the quality and price. I will look for other styles. skyvixen from Smyrna,TN
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 44D

I guess I should have checked my Universal Cup Sizing because I ordered 2 different bras in the same size and this bra is way too small. I will be returning it but reordering it in a larger size.

Carnival Response: The new universal sizing is a great tool to help you find the right fit throughout different bra bands. We at Carnival are very glad to hear that you are using this tool for your future purchases and hope that you enjoy your new Carnival bra once it arrives in your correct size. Kathy from Oak Harbor, Ohio

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 40B

It is a beautiful bra; had I bought the right size it would probably be perfect. However, even though I read the sizing tips, spent more than 4 hours measuring & fretting, I still bought too large. It (they; I bought 2) will make do until I get something else (I'm too lazy to fool with returns).

Carnival Response: I’m sorry to hear that you bought this style in a size that is too big for you. You will really see the benefits of this minimizer once you order it in the correct size. Nancy from Cleveland OH USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 34C

Well made; good fit; excellent support. Good value. MB from New York/NY/US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 34B

Felt a size larger (36) and cups wrinkle.

Carnival Response: Your problem seems to be that your breasts run on the smaller end of size B. The only time the cups wrinkle on this bra is when you do not fill the bra out completely. Being that this is a minimizer unless you are a full B cup looking for extra support and a minimizing effect on the breasts this bra is not for you. valerie from memphis tn usa

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2012
Size: 36D

Bad fit over my size, shape breasts. Didn't work for me at all.

Carnival Response: It seems that you do not know your correct size. I noticed that you bought style 511 in a different size and you weren’t happy with that bra either. It is very important to have yourself professionally fitted. You will avoid having to buy different sizes to find a bra that fits you correctly. penny from berger

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 38B

Love the way it fits, the lace is a little itchy. Have to really get used to it.

Carnival Response: Since the lace on this bra is embroidered it is much thicker by nature. It softens up after washing. Patti from Longview,TX

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 38D

Not a good fit for a larger cup size. The cup size is inadequate and it certainly is not a minimizer bra.

Carnival Response: With a minimizer many times the cups seem smaller since the function of the bra is to flatten and separate your breasts. pat from jacksonville FL

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 42C

poor quality...sorry.

Carnival Response: We are very surprised to hear that you did not like the quality of the bra. We at Carnival take great pride in our quality control. Unfortunately since this comment is a very general comment we cannot address your concerns in detail. Anne-marie from Stamford, CT

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
Size: 42C

It is beautiful but it does not cover me adequately. I only tried it on but I did not wear it.

Carnival Response: Being that you are tall we would suggest a size 44C. Gloria from San Jose, CA

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 34C

Great in concept and comfy but the band is a bit loose. I am considering whether I can move the hooks inward somehow with my sewing machine....

Carnival Response: I would suggest you try a 32D, I believe it will work better for you. es from dallas tx

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 38DD

Not really a minimizer bra. Did not fit properly. the cups were smaller than DD and the elastic around the bra was stretched. I ordered 38 and I think it was more like 42!

Carnival Response: With a minimizer many times the cups seem smaller since the function of the bra is to flatten and separate your breasts. Grace

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 40D

I had multiple fit problems with this bra. The band size was a bit large, I had to fasten it on the smallest hooks, and it still felt loose. Although I knew it was a minimizer bra, my breasts fit too far under my arms for comfort. The cups felt oddly sized, as my breasts didn't fit completely in them and I had spillage in the top and front and extra room in the sides of the cup. I also had trouble with the cup lifting from the bottom. The bra is very pretty and the straps are well done. Although I measured, and bought the size recommended, I did not get a good fit from this bra and had to return it. This website has many styles to chose from, and I have had good luck with several other purchases, so I will continue to shop here. Also customer service is very good, which is very important to me.

Carnival Response: You should be buying this style in 38DD. 38DD and 40D are cross sizes and sometimes can be mistaken for the same measurements. melanie from rochester n y

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 38D

Soft, comfortable yet nice fit. An almost demi cup with lovely lace and satiny fabric. True 38D and room to adjust out or in for a closer fit. Kyra from New Jersey
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 36D

The bras are comfortable and attractive. They run true to size and are very affordable. I will buy from this website in the future. Geraldine from Texas
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 36C

This Carnival bra runs rather large. The 36C I ordered was too big. The shiny material looks cheap. It is not a very pretty bra.

Carival Response: This is the first comment Carnival has seen about this particular style running large. Minimizers by definition are made to give the illusion of less tissue in the breast. This usually leads to women commenting that they run small. Your comment is rather unusual considering this bra is in fact a minimizer. Darra from Bangkok, Thailand

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 42B

Love how it fits, good support, beautiful Carolyn from san antonio, tx
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2011
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