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rating Size: 32H

Beware. This bra runs small. I bought this bra in a 32H and the band did not stretch and it would not wrap around my rib area. I am a 32 inch- and this was super tight. I've sent it back and exchanging it for a 34I which I'm hoping will work better.

Va Bien Response: This style runs small in the band in H and I cups. That said, there could be 1 of 2 things happening here: 1) the band could be too tight, in which case we would suggest the your try 34G, it will have similar-fitting cups to 32H and it will have a bit more space in the band. 2) the cups are too small, which will cause the bust to push the cups away, resulting in a too-tight fit, in which case we would suggest you try 32I, which will have the same band measurement as 32H but offer a bit more room in the cups so you can “drop in”. T from pittsburgh, pa

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 34H

For years I have searched for a good fitting strapless bra and always settled because there were not many options for one with a small back and large/heavy cup. I cant explain how wonderful it is to wear a garment and feel comfort from the support of the bra. The boning that aligns the front of the bra give the support a heavier breast needs. I love it!!!! Finally big boobys can be sexy too. nquisitiv1 from Elkridge, MD
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 36G

Great fit and comfortable Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 34H

I purchased this garment for my 17 year old. I was having a hard time finding her a strapless bra for the prom. The bra is wonderful and I will be doing business with you again. It is hard to find size 34 or 36H bras. I really appreciate it! It is a life saver Orlanda from Villa Rica Ga USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36G

This is the only strapless I've ever tried that didn't slip all night. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36H

Suprisingly, great support for such heavy breasts. Just wish cups were a little deeper as molded cups cause spillage from top. Otherwise, really good fit. Sabrina from Norfolk,, Va
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2012
Size: 32H

I can't rate this one. It ran really small. I couldn't even get it to close! I should've gotten a 34.

Vabien Response: In H and I cup sizes in this style runs a bit small in the band. If you do size up in the band in these cup sizes, we suggest also sizing down 1 cup. Alma from Downey, Ca

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 32D

excellent fit, wonderful support Julie from Dartmouth
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 38G

Yikes! So heavily padded it felt like I was putting on a bulletproof vest. Very uncomfortable; sending it back

VaBien Response: For customers used to wearing unlined, lightweight everyday bras, 1506 may certainly seem heavier – that’s because it’s structured to provide the necessary support to hold up a full bust properly without straps. Also FYI in order to produce the bra’s patented cups, there has to be at least a bit of thin foam layering to seal the “magic fingers” inside. Lynn from Lemon Grove, CA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 36I

I'm accustomed to paying a lot for my bras, so the price didn't phase me, but the quality standards do not meet the price. I tried my size (36I) even though there were reviews about a too tight band - alas, the reviews were right - I couldn't even come close to fastening it. I returned it and ordered a 38H, which was so big that I had to hook it on the tightest row, and it still didn't feel snug & started slipping down right away. I think there's a quality issue here - it sounds like if you can get one that fits, you're in luck....but it's a total cr*p shoot to get one that fits. I've been ordering my bras online for years and have never come across such inconsistent sizing - Va Bien is at the bottom of my list - I won't order them again.

VaBien Response: This is a mix up between the effects of cup and band sizing. At first glance, if a bra is too tight one would think a larger band would be the solution, right? Not always. Sometimes the bra can be too tight because there is not enough capacity in the cups. If the bust cannot drop into the cups completely and properly, the garment will stand away and be too tight, even if the band measurement is correct. You probably needed a 36J, which unfortunately is not available in this style. In general however, if the cups do fit perfectly and the band seems too tight, what your did is correct – size up in the band and down in the cup. It’s just in this specific case it seems that the cups were too small, which caused a tightness that cannot be relieved properly by sizing up in the band. (Note: the cups of this style do not generally fit small, we do not recommend sizing up unless done so in combination with a step down in band size.) Cheryl from St Augustine, FL

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 34C

Fits a lot better then I thought it would. I usually have problems keeping strapless bras up but this really stays snug to your body Shar from Riverside, NJ USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 38H

The construction of this bra is really great, it has good lift but I needed a bigger size. I am actually a 36H but have struggled to find a strapless that size that supports me. I've purchased 4 others from various places and this one fit the best. Amanda from Partlow, VA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 34G

I wear between a 34g and 34h depending on bra style. I chatted with someone re this bra and what size to order for my wedding, they recommended 34g so the cups don't show. I received it today and there is NO WAY I can get it closed!! The band size runs WAY small and now I'm out a bra for my wedding in three weeks! shan
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 40E

This is a fabulous bra. I wore it under a formal gown for my daughter's wedding and it did not move or pinch. I am large busted and it is very difficult to find a strapless, supportive bra. This bra was so awesome that I purchased another one. Definitely a five star item. Connie from Ossining, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 32G

Love the bra. Its supportive and comfortable. I tested it by wearing it out for the evening, which is daring for me, I am not used to a strapless. I thought it ran just a tiny bit small but am totally satisfied, it was comfortable all night. I will be a repeat future shopper. Helen from Amston CT
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 46B

This was the only strapless bra in my size, and it was quite expensive. However, the old adage "You get what you pay for" held true. The bra is extremely comfortable and the support it provides is outstanding. I definitely recommend this undergarment. Pam from SC
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 32I

My usual bra size is a 32H, but since I prefer more coverage in the cups I ordered both a 32H and 32I in this bra to see which cup size would give me more coverage in a strapless. To my surprise the band size of 32 in this bra was 2-3 inches too small for my frame in both. I called and customer service suggested 32J after the call I went online to order size suggested to my surprise they don't even sell in that size. So I'm still on the hunt for the perfect strapless bra. Tres from NE
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 34F

A really good bra for full figures. It holds my chest up much better than most strapless bras I have tried. I don't have to readjust anything and it keeps me in place even after wearing it for hours. I had to buy a cup size larger than I usually wear so I didn't have any "spillage". It provides nice shaping as well. Ireland from Saratoga/NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 32G

I actually thought I ordered a 32GG, but, I received a 32G. Of course, I was spilling out the cup. However, I did appreciated the upward lift with this bra. I really liked that lift. Previously, I had tried a Panache strapless that seemed to keep 'the girls' too low. So, I returned the smaller 32G for a 34G. I anticipate a 4 star rating after the size change. A 5 star takes a couple of washings to judge handling.Anyway, I can't wait to get the larger size : ) K. Allen from Chicago,Il
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 36I

I actually wear a 36j and could have definitely used some more room in the cup, but this is certainly the closest I have been able to get to a strapless bra in my size for almost 10 years. Its not an every day bra for me, but is very supportive, and works well for the cute summer tops and dresses I've always had to pass up Shema from Richmond, VA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 32G

Was professionally fitted prior to ordering online.. this bra the 32 feel more snug around the middle than the one i tried on in the store..so don't know if the store one was stretched out a little? that one was perfect.. this one feels a little tight... but for a strapless ; it should be snug to stay in place.. cup size fits great. shannon from charlotte/nc/usa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 32F

Cups are too small and the bra is too tight fitting. I ordered my bra size and the cups only came half way up. Returned for 2 cup sizes larger. Waiting for the new size to see if fits better.

Va Bien Response: Most customers find that the cups of 1506 run full. 1506 has a sweetheart neckline – it is not intended to run to the very top of the bust. We're worried that moving 2 cup sizes larger will be too big of a jump – would recommend moving 1 size. Spicy from DallasTX

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 32F

I purchased this for my daughter to wear specifically under her strapless prom dress. She absolutely loves this bra, said it is extremely comfortable and was surprised at how well it supported her without straps or slippage. She had a great time and I attribute some of it to the fact that she had such a comfortable, well fitting bra. We have shopped extensively for bras because of her size and always end up purchasing from HerRoom with complete satisfaction. This was the first Va Bien we have purchased and because of how well it fit and the comfort experienced we will most likely purchase another. She is looking forward to using it with the straps although she did say they might not even be needed since the support was so fantastic! Kelly from USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 36C

Pros: Garment had good construction and materials, and the 'no-slip' part felt pretty solid, but can't be completely certain as the band was a tiny bit large on me. I generally wear a 36C, which is usually somewhat tight, so I was surprised that the band felt large. Also, although several of the reviews mentioned that the 'push-up' was too severe, I didn't experience that, and I was looking for a little of that action. Reka from New York, New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 44A

It stays up without tugging. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 38E

I have nerve damage in my upper body, so strapless bras are mandatory. My condition caused me to grow large breasts which appear to be reaching for my toes. Therefore, lift is good.

Upside: when new, this bra was a real weight off my back -- literally. My "heavenly twins" felt heavenly indeed -- nearly weightless. They were placed properly, not under my chin or anything, but they didn't pull on my posture at all. It was wonderful.

The 'fingers' soon moved around, so instead of providing that wonderful lift, they were off doing something along the bottom or off to one side. I made several stops per day to straighten them out.

Unfortunately, they soon started wearing through the material. This meant that I had 3 sharp little plastic "fingers" digging into the softest part of my breasts.

If your breasts are highly mobile, this is not a good choice. If your breasts are heavy, this bra can be a nice break, but don't expect to get much wear out of it.

It's rather a lot of money for something that doesn't hold up well. It's a very clever engineering trick, I just wish it were better implemented.

For instance, instead of pointer-shaped 'fingers', 'fingers' with a T-shape, the crossbar running parallel to the underwire. This would prevent that gouging and push-through I experienced, and might help the stability. There has to be a low-overhead way of stabilizing the "fingers' inside the cup, so they don't wander off; tacking them down with a couple of stitches would be a nice excuse to add some lace to the cups to conceal the stitchwork, and while that might boost the price, I'd willingly pay a little more for a bra that offered that kind of lift WITH reasonable durability AND lace. I mean, that's 5 stars for sure!

Of course, easier options for securing the fingers might include using a different glue or a better embedding process. It's just that I love colorful, decorative bras, and given my size and my need for strapless, I'm pretty much out of luck.

Va bien Response: This sounds like a textbook case of improper washing. 1506 and all other Va Bien products are hand wash only. If placed in the washing machine – or worse, the drier – the plastic bones inside Ultra-Lift cups may move or become deformed. Thanks for the engineering input on the fingers though! Isabel from California, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 32G

This bra pushes upward much more than I expected, and considering that it, like the other bras I tried this time, was too small. There was just too much spillage. If you are small ribbed and waisted, but have very large breasts like me, this is not the bra for you. Call customer service, they are great! They can help you figure out what you need much better. Halee from Arkansas,US
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 46C

Finally one that fits a plus size gal who loves to show her shoulders. :) Annie from Dallas TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 32F

My new favorite strapless. Fits perfectly and adds a lot of lift so there is actually cleveage! Stephanie from Tallahassee fl
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 32F

I love this bra. Tried it on and I was shocked that it fit as well as it did in addition to staying in place. Nothing feels weird or looks weird. I feel confident in this bra which is saying a lot since I was blessed by the boob fairy...a blessing that comes with a lot of grief. Other stores don't have this size nor do they have this size in strapless. Thanks, Herroom, for making this one easy. I definitely would by this again. liz from tempe, AZ
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2011
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