Va Bien 1506 Ultra Lift Convertible Bra Reviews
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Va Bien Ultra Lift Convertible Bra 1506 Reviews

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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
rating Size: 32F

When I first got the bra, the band size was too snug for me. After I lost a bit of weight I could finally wear it without an extender. However, it’s still a little snug and still leaves marks. Now I’m sure I’m not wearing the wrong size, considering I ordered a 32F and my ribcage is 30 inches, and the cups fit great. Definitely very supportive. The only issue is the band part, but I deal with it. So maybe ordering a band size up would work, but I had no money to return the order at the time. I’ve yet to wear the bra without the straps, but the straps stay on great and never come undone like my other strapless bras would. It was also a little pricey, but most great fitting bras for bigger cup sizes are. Sarah from Columbus/Ohio/United States
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 32D

This strapless is really great. I am a very small (5'0" 100 lbs) girl with 32D boobs (natural!) - they are not perky and I have never had luck with strapless bras. I need to wear a strapless bridesmaid's dress this summer and I was about in tears over it after trying it on, and trying on the bras they had at the bridal store. I ordered this one after reading the reviews and I just got, tried it on - and it stays put, gives lift but looks natural, and is comfy. Some of the corset bras I tried on were so uncomfortable and pushed my girls up near to my face - way too brothel-like for me. This bra is the best I tried and cheaper than many. Totally worth the money. I am very very happy and I recommend the bra esp. for girls that are big busted. Emma from Urbana, IL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 42B

The fit and support are perfect. Margaret from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 40F

The bra felt like a 'straight jacket', too confining, did not look good with clothes. Francesca from Henderson, NV
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 42E

It has been very hard for me to find a bra that fits. This bra was actually comfortable and did not feel like it was about to slip off my breasts. I would definitely recommend. Rachel from Hammett, ID, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 38F

This bra offered no support. It's not good for larger sizes. Melynnda from Chicago, IL
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 40B

This is probably the best strapless bra I've ever had. That's saying a lot because I don't like strapless bras. There are many ways to wear it and I like the extra clear strap that comes with it. It's very comfortable and fitting. I'm especially pleased because I have an odd size, 40B, and it looks and feels great. Lil from Chicago
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 32F

This is the best strapless bra I have ever owned. It is very supportive of my (real) 32 F breasts. Victoria from Los Angeles
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 34F

This bra has such incredible lift. Now I can shop for strapless dresses that I never thought I could wear before. Life changing! I love Va Bien and HerRoom! Jenny
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 36C

This is the second item which I have purchased and this is a great company to order from, who sells high quality merchandise. Margaret from Davidson, North Carolina
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 32F

Good fit and support but it could still be a little lower in the front for deeper V-necks. Emily from Toronto, Canada
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 38F

This is truely the most AMAZING BRA EVER for us bigger chested women!! I typically wear a 36DD so finding the right fit for me was a little difficult (something I've just gotten use to really) but once I did, I fell madly in love with this bra!! Having a bigger chest complicates the whole "strapless" idea, but with this bra, made it a reality!!! Truly an awesome bra!! Doesn't slip down...fully supports (for real support)...doesn't dig anywhere...doesn't give you the "cone" look or "shelf" feel...definitely gives you a lift but not with an awkward "look"!! I'm VERY satisfied with this item and cannot say enough good things about it really!! I was very shocked and excited to find a comfortable, strapless bra that "I" could be happy with...and I'm quite picky to say the least!! This bra went above and beyond my best expectations!! I would definitely recommend at least "trying" it...to see if it will work for you...but I give it a HUGE thumbs up!! Saved me for my "strapless" needs, to say the least!! : ) Natalie from Union City/PA/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 36G

This strapless is AMAZING!! Keeps the girls where they should be and looking great! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2010
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