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Va Bien Ultra Lift Longline Convertible Bustier Bra 1503 Reviews

Ultra Lift Longline Convertible Bustier Bra
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rating Size: 38DD

Very comfortable, wore it all day for my wedding. only complaint is when I had hooked up the plastic straps for later in the day the hooks on the cups were in very odd locations and ended up digging in to my arm pits. Iris from Wausau WI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 42DD

I ordered this bra for my sisters wedding. This was the third bra I had ordered. I cannot believe how hard it was to find a bra for a girl my size. I took the advise of many of the other reviews and went up a size in band and down a cup size. I normally wear a 40ddd so I ordered a 42dd. It was too big. I should have stayed with my regular band size and could have went down more in the cup size. A d for sure maybe even a c. I had to roll up two pair of dress socks for each cup and put them under my boobs to fill up the cups. Other than that the bra worked really well. I am wide threw the hips so I was surprised that the band size was too big. So I would suggest sticking to your regular band size unless you have a big belly, I am wide but not round, if that makes since. But I would go down 2 cup sizes if I had to do it again. I am 5'11 and it was plenty long enough. I hope this helps. Kristie from Indiana
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 38B

Love the slim clean look. Texas Bride from Allen/Texas/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 42DD

its great Rhonda from Campbell, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 34DD

This item was very well made. That being said it was not flattering at all. I would recommend this for women with smaller busts. I tried it on with a strapless dress hoping that would disguise the shape but it didn't. The cups are set too far apart for a larger bust and then they seem to point in opposite directions... Anna from wi us
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 40B

I followed the advice on the website and it fits perfectly!!! I will definitely be back to check out more items from this site (probably clearance stuff - the prices are higher than I would prefer but if it's good quality it's worth it and especially for that special day/Night ;) ) Desiree from Colorado USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 42B

The fit is great. It's very comfortable. Dorothy from West Milford ,NJ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 34D

I love this bustier! Perfect fit for a petite like me. The material is also form fitting and smooth. It really emphasizes your curves. But be warned because it's not true to size. I'm a 34D and this comes one size too big. So I took the 34C. Overall it really works without feeling tight and inconvenient. Smich from San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 38B

Wanted a bustier that will not show through my wedding dress, which is rather slim line, and this bustier fits the bill perfect. Its understated, classy look makes it a perfect fit for me. The fabric feels nice to the touch and the cut on me (I am about 5'8'') is just covering my "love handles" yet is not so long that it is not comfortable to sit down in. I followed the sizing advice in previous reviews and got one up in band size and one down in cup size, and even then the cups are a bit big. Shame. The cups are also not as rounded as I would like but a bit pointy. Overall though I would say it is a nice bustier and I look forward to wearing it at my wedding. Ulli from Sweden
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 36DDD

I ordered this bustier in my true size: 36DDD, but in this case the DDD was not a big enough cup size for me. This was disappointing because this was an extremely comfortable bustier with very good overall cinching. I liked the length over my tummy, and it gave me a pretty, curvy waist. ali from fayetteville, ar
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 36D

Great fit, really comfortable, didn't get any weird things popping out. It really holds up my bust, I am very happy with this product. Marilyn from Chesapeake Beach, MD, US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 34DDD

6'3" with large natural bust, but small waist. This bra looks great under my bridal gown, and is long enough that it sits just over my hips. As a result, I don't need Spanx to smooth out any lines, which is great! 30 from Chicago
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 36DD

At first I thought this item would be great, but I was mistaken. When you sit down the wire digs into your sides. I would recommend going up a band size, but not changing cup sizes.

Va Bien Response: It sounds like in fact sizing down in the cup would have been the right move – if the wire is too long and extending beyond the bust, and into the side, the cup was too large. Jess from MN, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 38B

I purchased this bra to wear under my wedding dress. I was hoping it would provide me with support as well as hold my stomach in. It did not hold me in at all. In fact it just kind of pushed in at the wrong places and made me look worse. It was very uncomfortable. Cory
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 34B

Definitely order band up cup down; I own about 8 bras from several stores and brands, all 32C. Ordered 34C for this one just in case and the cup was way too large. So I had to return it, the 34B fits perfectly. -Smooth, soft material yet good support -Comfortable, works great under my wedding gown -Long enough to cover love handles-! I would recommend it, just make sure to get the right size. broca from ny
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 42C

It is comfortable but the the design adds a lot of space between the breasts because the cups point outward which is weird. Would not recommend this if you are looking for cleavage. Also I had to return the first one I bought and go down a cup size because it was so huge. I originally had the 42D and now have the 42C, it fits better. Jessica from Munster, IN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 36D

Very Very Pleased! I have worn many many longline bras, and this by far is the absolute best. Quality construction, comfort and incredible fit. It looks great under dresses, or by itself for that matter. Yes, like other reviews have commented, it is difficult to put on; an assistant is certainly required. I don't see that as a big deal because this bra is not everyday wear by any means. Yes, and is tight at first, but does stretch to fit somewhat as it is worn. Having said that, I do recommend, as other reviews have, that a cup size smaller and a band size larger than what is typically warn is ordered for this particular garment. I am looking forward to wearing this item under my wedding gown . . . and maybe with nothing else afterwards. Alexis from Moscow, ID, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 36DD

The cups point outwards- east and west. It looks like my boobs are trying to get away from the center of my chest. Awful effect! This is because the "fingers" in the bra are pointed outwards and to the side. I cannot figure out how this would be flattering. Otherwise it is well made but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone Kim from Danville, KY, US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 38DD

I ordered a cup size down and a band size up as recommended but the cups are too small. I'm pretty used to too small cups and my wedding dress has a tight bodice that will hold me in so I will deal but my breasts definitely overflow and the underwire doesn't fit against my torso. The band size is just fine. The boning isn't as seamless as I was hoping either, I can still faintly see it through my charmeuse dress. I am 5'5" and the length is a couple inches shorter than I need to cover my tummy bulge (my most worried about part). I will have to end up buying a second piece of shapewear to cover the lower part of my stomach and layer over the boning to cover it and hold me in better. I took a chance buying something online but next time will stick with a store where I can try on all the sizes and not wait a week in between each one.

Va Bien Response: CK, why should you be used to wearing too small cups? Today there are lots of brands out there that can provide you with the proper size cups! In this case, sizing up in the band was a good move, as you indicated that the bodice fits nicely ; however your starting point for the cup size was too small – you did not need to size down in the cup because you were already wearing a size too small. Regarding the length, most customers find that 1503 has quite a long stride (torso) measurement – longer than other bustiers on the market – and that it runs down to the hips, covering the tummy bulge. However, in the end it is a bustier, not a bodysuit, and if one’s torso is long enough, then pairing up with a control brief is required. CK from Seattle, WA

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

Item was not accurate to size.

Va Bien Response: One common fit issue with all bustiers is that on pear shape body types they fit tighter than desired around the midsection – this is because the bra band size, which typically measures around the mid-upper back, is not a measurement that will apply to the midsection. If you are a pear shape, we suggest sizing up in the band – and also down in the cup, to balance the fit. Alisha from Chino/CA/

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 42B

Item runs small. Order one band size up and one cup size down for item to fit well..(as stated in other comments). Item was a bit bulky under light colored clingy dress. You can see the seams and "magic fingers". Probably better under different materials and darker colors. The cups to this bustier were good support and flattering. Unfortunately could not wear under my wedding dress because of being able to see it through material. Donna in Delaware
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 36D

I ordered this item to wear under my Mother-of-the-Bride dress. I had looked online for a front closure design with minimal success, but thought I'd try the back closure. It was nearly impossible. Most of us don't have (or want) an assistant to help us dress, so front closure long line bras would be so much more practical. Deborah from Bakersfield, CA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 34DD

Very nice quality. Need to order larger cup size than you would normally wear---runs small, therefore it must be returned. Teresa from Ripley wv us
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 36DD

It fits well even though I am short with a large bust. It smooths as it should and works well for my dress. I am pleased with this item and think it shapes well. Sue from PA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 34B

It makes formals fit very well. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 42D

Very pleased with the item, ordered the wrong size at first but returned the item and the turn around time was great, would be buying from them in the future. Overall very pleased. Shari
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 42C

I ordered a smaller cup size and a larger band size and it is perfect. Kristina from Rochester, MN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 34DD

I accidentally ordered 2 back to back due to computer shutdown and emailed minutes after it happened and couldn't get the duplicate order canceled. So I ended up with 2 bras and having to pay to return the 2nd. But the bra is exactly what I was looking for and great quality it seems. Lisa from Forest va
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 38C

Well made, reasonable price, detachable straps and garters. It works! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 40D

As a plus size women, finding a strapless bra that both lifts and holds breasts securely in place is beyond difficult. This bra does both and is comfortable. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
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