Va Bien 1503 Ultra Lift Longline Convertible Bustier Bra Reviews
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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: 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
rating Size: 36C

I was very happy with the fit, I did not feel uncomfortable the entire time wearing it, I could sit and dance without a care! Linda from Ny,NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 42C

I really needed a 46C, but it was not available. I am going to wear this bra under my wedding dress on July 31, 2011. I wish I could get it in the correct size, but that's impossible. Sandra from Lexington, TN USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 42C

I normally wear a 40D but ordered a 42C because of other reviews. It was still a bit too tight yet the cups were too big. Sadly had to send it back. If you can get the right size, the item is well made with nice material. K.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 42DD

Does a great job minimizing a large chest area. The corset area isn't very supportive, but if you have a smaller figure you can probably be fine. Not very comfortable to sit in, but corsets never are. Heather from land o lakes fl USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 34B

Fits great and looks great under all the gowns I tried on. I thought the cups were too far apart at first, but once you have the dress on over it, everything looks perfect! emily from wi
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 36C

I really like this item. It gives really nice support and goes low enough on your waist to hide those nasty love handles. I would definitely recommend this item to my friends. Katie from West Salem, WI United States
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 34DD

I had to return this item. When it arrived it appeared used. I'm hoping my replacement will be in better shape! Dania from Los Angeles, Ca
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 36DD

I really loved this bra, but the cup size was a bit too small. I've ordered the DDD and will see how that fits. DJ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 34C

I ordered this to go under my silk, sheath style wedding dress to add a little support for the strapless gown. I needed it to be invisible under the delicate fabric and dropped waist so the hemline didn't show through. The garment comes down the farthest on my hips of many I tried and even under my silk dress is nearly invisible! I have a long waist and am 5'7". The size was true to fit, possibly tending on the small side. I am typically between a B and C cup and I originally ordered the 34 B, which was too small. I returned it for the 34 C, which fits just right -but definitely NOT big! I'd err on ordering the bigger size, if in question between two sizes. Customer service on the exchange was great, and they were very timely. Over all, quality product, great for formal wear, and great service with Herroom! Alexis from Cardiff CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 36D

This bustier bra gives a lot of support and is also very comfortable. Marci from Holtville, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 42C

I bought this bra to wear under my wedding gown. It's actually very comfortable, which is a plus since it'll likely be a long day for me. The only thing I wish it had was stronger boning and firmer tummy control. But it's well made and very supportive! Carrie from San Jose, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 38C

For a bit better fit, I should have ordered a 40C instead of 38C (my standard size). I have a wide back. However, I am still very pleased with the overall fit and shaping. I'm ordering another one in 40C and keeping the 38C. I love the shaping. Exactly what I needed. It is the best fitting strapless bustier that I have ever worn. Really holds and shapes the girls! Eva from King of Prussia, PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 34C

I'm pretty happy with this bustier. I was hoping it would be a little longer. I'm 5'8", 123 lbs, and I usually wear a 32D or DD. The 34C fits on the tightest row, and the cups fit fine. There isn't as much "ultra lift" as I expected, but I'm actually pleasantly surprised rather than disappointed. I bought it to wear with my wedding dress, and it fits great with it. The back is low enough that it doesn't show on a pretty standard strapless. It's "seamless," but it's still a pretty bulky bustier. For my wedding dress, this is actually perfect. I needed something thicker to help fill out the size-too-big dress. However, I can't imagine I'll be wearing this again any time soon. I tried it on with other dresses I own, and they are all too thin; it's very obvious I have a thick bustier on. But, like I said, in the wedding dress you can't tell. It might help that my dress has sashes that cover the bottom of the bustier. Summary: 34C fits a 32D or DD, and it's great under a substantial dress. Anything slinky or thin... no way. Heather from California
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 34DDD

The cups are wide set so they won't show under low necks. The resulting shape is a little odd without any other coverage, but with clothing over it, the bra shapes me beautifully and is supportive. Doesn't slip or slide, even jumping up and down. I'm between a 34 and a 36, so ordered the 34. It's tight but not uncomfortable, though it does take an extra person to put on because hooking in the front and turning is a little harder with a long-line bra. Casey from Bloomington, IL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 38DDD

I gave this a 4 star rating only because I ordered my true size and the cups were huge (as others mentioned). I returned the item without a glitch and reordered a cup smaller than my size--which fits perfectly! I have never been able to wear a strapless bra due to my cup size--until now! Great product and I look forward to being spectacular on my wedding day =) sceezix from California
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 40D

This bra fits perfectly. It is incredibly comfortable and I really like the material- it isn't rough like some bras, and it works perfectly under my wedding dress. I sometimes wear a 42D but I'm glad I ordered a 40D- the 42 would have been way too big, so if you're in between sizes, order down. Calli from WI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2010
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