Grenier 8505 Cotton Molded Sports Bra Reviews
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Grenier Cotton Molded Sports Bra 8505 Reviews

Cotton Molded Sports Bra
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rating Size: 36D

This felt comfortable and breathable in cotton. I was hoping I could go up a sister size since they don't make a 34DD, but the band was true to size. A 36 was too big for me. Fern from MN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: 36C

Loving this bra. Very comfortable, and well made. I wouldn't call it a "pretty bra" ... more of a comfortable every day bra. Olympia from Boston, MA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 34C

Not real sturdy for sports and very thin and see through. Nice fit, but it isn't enough support for high impact activity. Angelica
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2014
rating Size: 38D

I bought this bra because I would love a cotton bra that did what this is supposed to do. It looks like a durable, yet soft, piece of fabric, but it did not offer enough support and was too see through. Becca from Florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2013
rating Size: 36D

This 100% cotton bra should be a winner because the cotton fabric causes no irritation. The wearer feels as if there is no bra, at all. It has a superb design, fit, feel, and wear! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 34D

Is very comfortable to wear as a 'regular' bra. Lasts well. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 34D

Very comfortable and cotton! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 36D

Not as much support as I would have liked, but it runs true to size. I hope it will work for golfing. Practical & Comfortable from Kingsport,TN USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: 36D

Not as much support as I had hoped for, but very comfortable. Purchased for golf and I think it will be ok. Size seems to be correct PC from Kingsport, TN USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: 38B

I ordered two 38B cotton bras. When they came, I tried one on and it fit fine. When I put the other one on the next day, it was too small. I checked the sizes before removing the tags to make sure they were the same and they were marked the same, but one is too small. The other problem is the the thread used to make these bras is very irritating. I ordered cotton bras because my skin is very sensitive to artificial materials. After wearing the one bra that fit for 10 minutes, it made red marks on my skin. Sam from Pagosa Springs
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2013
rating Size: 36C

I like less constricting bras with support, and this bra was surprisingly comfortable. I think the lower band may roll over time as I've only washed it three times so far and have had to make sure the elastic lies flat. I usually wear an underwire, so after reading the reviews for this thought I'd give it a try. I don't think it will win any bra beauty awards for how it shapes, but I'm finding that I want to wear it as often as possible, and have ordered another in nude. It's SO good as a workout bra for me since the slip on squashers really hurt my neck where the T junction is, and this is a dream to wear with a lot of movement. It's very breatheable as it's cotton and it absorbs sweat well without showing onto my tshirt. I don't worry about "show through" and I absolutely hate padding or filler in cups. I like that it's a 2 hook closure, as the 3 hook bras are just too much for me. The straps don't slip off, though there is a very slight amount of slip on one side for me. This is amazing since unless I'm wearing some sort of T back, I always have slipping problems. I had to file with a nailfile around the back closure edge area to keep it from scratching, but that took about five minutes and I think the bra is well worth it. That and the potential rolling of the band are why I've given it 4 not 5 stars. It's quickly turning into my every day bra. It's not my preference shape wise, but it's not as bad as champion slip on sports bras. I can wear it for daily walks and I do forget I have it on at the end of the day and don't need to pull it off when I'm vegging out on the couch. Surprisingly comfortable and wearable bra. I don't usually buy at this regular price, but as noted, I've ordered another one! First no underwire bra I've worn in 20 years. Definite support, and I'm way picky. I do active martial arts and my day job is hard physical labor in my studio that requires a lot of leaning in to work. This bra fits both bills very nicely and I can wear it under regular clothes with a lower neck and it looks good enough. On me, it isn't a good enough shape for business meetings, but for every day it's just fine. I think it needs a bit more side support, and that would give a better shape for me. Also, I have a narrow ribcage, and I need to use the tightest set of hooks in the 36C once I washed it. I've ordered the next one in a 34C to see how that band size works. Cup size was true. The bra seems to be well fabricated. If something fails, I'll update this review. Deb from Providence, RI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2013
rating Size: 38C

I measured for the size according to your instructions, which indicated a 34 DD or 34 E. I wasn't at all confident that a 34 would fit around my chest - it's been a long time since I've worn a 34 bra and I've gained 30-40 lbs since then. Also, I don't have very large breasts (which a DD or E indicates to me). So, I ordered a 38C, which is rather tight around the band (at the max extension possible) also it's snug in the cup. I'm guessing that a 40D would have fit better! So, the measuring guide isn't very helpful at all!! Other than that, I like the softness of the cotton.

We are pleased to hear that you utilized our fit features we offer. However, we suggest when altering your size in a bra that you only do one of two things. You are saying the bra in a 34 band was too tight. In this case you would want to go up in the band size which would take you to a 36 band. Then you would need to go down in the cup. Since you were measured at a DD or E you would need to go down to a D cup. That would allow the 36 D to fit like the 34DD/E. This is what we call the sister size to your actual measurement. Only it will give more room in the band to tailor to your comfort preference. The cup then will still provide the support and coverage you originally had in the DD/E. I hope this helps when using the Universal Cup Size feature in the future! Anne from California

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 34B

no padding -- yea ! supportive. I am active -- working with horses -- care of horses -- riding dressage and jumping and very comfortable in this bra. Wendy from MT
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 34B

I have been wearing these bras for the last 10 years, which says in itself how pleased I am with the product. It gives me exactly the right support without leaving me feeling constricted in the ways that under wire bras do, which I wear for more formal outings. Very comfortable, versatile and when properly care for, last a very long time. sylvia from florence, ma usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 34B

very much like this bra. like the look and the fit. Wendy from Montana
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 32C

Love the cotton, which is difficult to find nowadays. Great support for me. The only downside is that the support is provided by extra material on the outer edge of the cup, which makes the central area rather thin. Some of this can be seen thru a more delicate top. It's rarely a problem, however. Etta from Arlington/WA/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 36C

This is the second time I've ordered this bra. Very comfortable and adapts well to my situation (breasts of different cup sizes). I ordered one white and one black this time, and once before a few years ago. Both times, the white bra is a bit more snug with less "give"--the knit seems to be a little heavier. CJ from Northern California
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 36C

One of the best bras I've ever worn. Great fit, absolute comfort!! Eileen from Bronx, NY USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 36B

Ultra Comfortable. Feels great. The only thing I question is the classification as a sports bra. It is very light and feels almost like wearing nothing. Most sports bras are quite sturdy. Laurie from Mesa, AZ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 34B

Fits beautifully ... comfortable .. never a wrinkle under clothes. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 38C

Extremely comfortable! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 38B

Extremely comfortable bra. Band size runs a bit big chris from ca
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 32C

I liked this bra and ordered two more. The only reason that I gave it only four stars was that the cup fabric is a bit on the thin side. I would have appreciated cup fabric about double the thickness. That said, I haven't been able to find ANYTHING that fits as well or is as comfortable and reasonably supportive. Sherrie from Diamond Bar
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 36B

This Grenier fits perfectly and works beautifully as an everyday and light sport bra. Only complaint: something slightly scratchy in the back strap closure area, a small irritation that I can manage. Stanifer from Topanga, CA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 36C

This bra has become my every day bra...I need one without wires, and this one is a great comfortable basic. Bonnie from Nevada, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 36C

I think I am going to send them back. I wanted to know if they changed the fabric. I have been wearing the same bra in a 36B for years. Loved and ordered a 36 C. It fits the same as the 36 B without the support. so I was disappointed in the fit and the support. Jeanne from Longwood, Florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 32C

I've been wearing this Grenier bra for years because of its high cotton content. (I dislike synthetic fabrics next to my skin) This bra is comfortable, well fitting, and I use it as a daily wear bra. It is also good for light exercise workouts too, if that's our primary purpose for buying it. Durability is good as well. I just bought one for my teen daughter and it's now one of her favorites, along with the Grenier tee shirt bra. Michele from Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 34D

I purchased this as a sleep bra. I'm not sure why it's even listed as a sports bra, it has no support whatsoever, but works for my purpose. My main complaint, the reason for only two stars, is the scratchy seams at the top and bottom of the straps. I couldn't wear it until I sewed some little patches of soft fabric inside to cover up the rough patches that were so unbearable I had to get out of bed to take it off. It looked to me like the ends of the straps were burned to keep them from fraying and that resulted in hard ends and red skin have wearing for minutes. I'll use this after my adjustments, but would not purchase again. Venesa from TN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 38D

It is very comfortable as an every day bra.I ordered a cup size larger (less compression) and it was more comfortable. Jules
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 34B

I have worn this bra to work for years (decades?). It is much, much more comfortable than underwire, but with decent support, comfortable straps, wide band. I am a huge fan. Karen from New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2011
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