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Va Bien Full Figure Longline Bustier Bra 513 Reviews

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rating Size: 42D

This bra would have been wonderful had I ordered the correct size. I'm normally a 40-42 D, so I ordered a 42D. I should have ordered a size down in both the cup and around. It fit ok, but didn't do it's job because it was a bit big. But that's my fault and not the bras! Calli from WI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 38B

love this. was purchased for a special occasion, but am willing to wear it much more often. Sue from Fowlerville, MI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 42D

Beautiful garment! I usually wear a 42DD, but all of the DD bras I tried on at the wedding gown shops had too large of cups. So, I decided to go for a smaller cup and found this. The cup size is perfect. The bust size was not. It would barely close at the top and the bottom was pretty lose (probably because it wasn't nearly as long on me as the model). I bought a bra extender for the top 3 clasps, and voila!. It was a great fit. I would still like for it to be a little longer, but it does the job and my gown looks gorgeous with it. All in all, I'm very pleased. Candice from Plano, TX 75023
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 40D

The bra didn't fit. I sent it back for an exchange. However, it is a beautiful bra. Julie from Lake Lure, NC, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 40C

I ordered this item one band size larger and one cup size smaller as suggested by previous reviewers. I do need to use middle line of hooks, and the bra fits perfectly! It is a very comfortable long-line bra, the boning is very flexible and doesn't dig in as I have experienced with other long lines. It looks terrific under my wedding gown. Amy from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 42DD

I was very disappointed with this product upon receiving it. It was very well made, but not true to size. I had a 6" gap in the back, therefore, I was unable to clasp the garment while wearing it.

VaBien Response:When ordering a bustier, we suggest that you take your body shape into consideration. Remember that your traditional bra band size measures the circumference around your upper back, and that bra backs are usually stretchy. A bustier however runs all the way down to your hips, and is often made of rigid fabric. Therefore if you have a pear-shaped silhouette, you may experience tightness in the garment when ordering your traditional bra size. In such cases it is best to size up in the band size to accommodate your silhouette, while also sizing down in the cup size (because if you size up in the band, the cup of that garment is graded larger as well – so you need to size down to make sure the cups will still fit). Brittany from Jacksonville, FL, US

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 42B

The bra is lovely although if I had to order it again I'd order it a size, maybe 2 smaller just to ensure that it would 'cinch' me in. This size will be very comfortable though for wearing all day long! I haven't had the chance to wear it yet - my wedding is a month away - but I'm sure this will not be a torture machine to wear! Big plus! The cups are a little on the large size too - even for a B. I'm considering putting little push up pads in the bottom of the cups. Otherwise, the bra is lovely and a great value for the price! Kathleen from Chambersburg
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 38DD

I liked this bra very much, but the band size ran pretty small and the cup size ran big. I was surprised about the band size because I have two other bras like this from the same brand which are big on me. It must just be the style of the bra. It would have been great if I got the next band size or two up.

VaBien Response:You are correct, it is the style of the bra. Style #513 has an extra rigid bodice, which really brings the bustier fitting tip into play of sizing up in the band and down in the cup. If your sizing point of reference is a regular bra, remember that the bra band size measures the circumference around your upper back, and that bra backs are usually stretchy. A bustier however runs all the way down to your hips, and is often made of rigid fabric. Therefore if you are not as narrow around the midsection as you are around your upper back, you may experience tightness in the garment when ordering your traditional bra size. In such cases it is best to size up in the band size to accommodate your silhouette, while also sizing down in the cup size (because if you size up in the band, the cup of that garment is graded larger as well – so you need to size down to make sure the cups will still fit). Kacie from Warwick, NY

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 38DD

This bustier looked amazing on! I wore it under my homemade sally jupiter costume & it helped me win prizes. The cups were spot on for me and it fit comfortably snug around my waist. My only issue I had with it is that the back cut into my back fat a little bit. The cups got a little bunchy. Maybe use a different fabric so they hold form better without wrinkles? Overall I love, love, loved it! shellzvong from Orange, CA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 36DDD

I wish it came in a 34 DDD, but since it doesn't...this is great! Seriously, one of the first really supportive strapless bras I've ever seen. Am ordering another one in black. I can see why it's a bestseller. aarwenn from Seattle, WA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 40DD

I'm tall (5'10"), so my main concern was it being long enough. It goes past my natural waist, but not as far as the model in the picture. It was low enough to hold in my not too big, but still, tummy. I wish they made tall long line bras, but oh well. I also had to go one band size and down one cup size from my normal bra size. This ended up being just enough at the band, but a little loose at the waist . Overall this is a really well made bra. jennifer from texas
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 42DD

I have recently lost 40lbs and had no idea what bra size to even order. The online instructions for sizing were fantastic! I love this bra!!! I was looking for a strapless bra that could TAME THE GIRLS!!! I even jumped up and down, danced around, generally embarrassed my 12 year old daughter, trying to "fall out". Everything stayed in place. There was no binding, pinching or chaffing. I only wish it was a tad longer for us tall girls. I am long waisted (low rise jeans hit my natural waist line) so this stops about 2 inches short. Overall, does the job and looks good doing it. Kim from Eureka SPrings, AR, USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 40B

I wish I would have listened to the other reviewers, you definitely need a smaller cup size than what you would normally wear! I really liked the way the corset held everything in but didn't feel stifling. I can't wait to wear this under my wedding dress!! Megan from Ft. Wayne, IN USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 42DD

Quality of item appeared good. Ordered for my wedding and took suggestion of adding to band width and it didn't fit for me. Rachel from Rural Midwest
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 36D

As indicated, this item does have a tendency to gap when worn without straps. I ordered my true bra size, and it fit very comfortable and well. Dawn from Rural, SD
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 40D

Beautiful garment but where it flares out to go over the hips, is too high for my body. If I lower the garment to fit over my hips, the "flare" won't appear as 'baggy' but then the cups are too low on my chest. I need something longer. Lovely material, top fits nice and cups hold my breast forms nicely, just too short for me. Allison from Calif
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 38DDD

I absolutely love this bra! I ordered it in my actual bra size and it fits perfectly! I am rather large chested, and quite frankly...I have never seen my girls up so high! They are well lifted and feel incredibly secure. The cups provide enough coverage that you feel secure, but not so much that you feel like you are in an "old lady bra". Also note, the back is higher than most bustiers that I have seen. It is fine with the dresses that I am wearing, but it does sit at my bra line or slightly higher. If you are looking for a lower back, this is not the bra for you. I would imagine that it is because the back is higher than most that I feel so secure, so I am definitely not complaining! I will warn that I am petite through my hips (they are almost non-existent), so if you have hips, you might want to do as suggested and order up in the band size and down in the cup size. Shannon
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 42C

Don't get me wrong on the 2 stars, this is a beautiful foundation garment. Snug and the cups fit very well, though a little 'loose' at the top section, with my breast forms. The main problem was the the bottom of the garment was too loose. This would be the area where it flared to fit the hips. If I pulled the bustier down to fit around my hips, the top area was much too low for my bustline. Would love to keep it but unfortunately, I have to return it and must look for a longer length one. The material, feeling and construction is beautiful. Allison from Calif
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 32DD

I have so much trouble finding bras to keep my breasts up (strapless bras always fall down) so I was so very happy when I found this. I just couldn't believe how well it fits both my torso (it nicely flattens my stomach) and bust. I look forward to wearing it under my wedding dress and not having to worry about picking up my bra every 5 minutes. The only thing I didn't like is the color. I ordered Ivory and it's very yellow (not very sexy) but my dress is ivory so I don't want to wear white. I still gave this 5 stars because function is way more important than color for me. LC from Boston, MA USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 38B

My bra size is 36C but I had to exchange the long line for a 38B to accommodate the waistline. The 38B fit correctly and comfortably on the waist. My issues are with the cups. Even with a smaller cup size the cups are shaped to sit far away from the natural bust line which makes the cups hard to fill because of the gap made. I'm going to continue working with this item because the waist line looks great but I will have to find a method to "fill" the extra room in the cups. The exchange process was simple but if you are buying a bridal item, please note the exchange/refund policy for all bridal attire. Christina
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 32C

One of the eyes came loose while wearing it. I purchased the smallest size and it was too big. I wish it came in a 32B. Kim from College Station, TX
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 42C

I purchased this bustier bra to wear under my wedding dress. My dress designer loved it; it was a perfect fit and very light weight. I initially ordered a 42D based on a fitting I had at a foundation shop and when I received the bra it was too large so I had to return it for the 42C. I was really very impressed with Her Room customer service; they received my return and processed my new order within two weeks. I will definitely recommend Her Room to all my friends and family! cruka from Dalla, TX USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 40D

This is the perfect longline bra to go under my wedding dress! The boning is very good (I won't say perfect, because also enjoy steel-boned corsets) and the length is excellent. I'm about a size 20 with some tummy pudge and a good amount of hip. With most longline bras, my hips bulge out from the bottom, but not with this one! It also keeps my tummy under control and accentuates my hourglass without creasing in the back. K from Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 42C

Item had a decent design and looked great on the model. When it arrived to me, I thought that the satin was not the best quality (its like an acetate), and the cups were flimsy. I did order another Va Bien Garment I liked better at the same time, with a push up bra which was far superior for another few dollars. Overall I was glad the price range and selection for both bras were available. Lisa from Modesto, Ca. USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 34DD

LOVE THIS! Great shaping; the waist it gives you is beautiful, and the cup shape is perfect. Incredible support; never seen anything like it! I was doing full out jumping jacks, and hung over at the waist and tried to literally shake my boobs out, and no matter what I did they stayed in place!!! It does come up a little high in the back and under the armpits, so keep that it mind if you'll be wearing anything low. I was also afraid it wouldn't be sexy on, but it certainly was. I was able to get it on by myself in an emergency (a bustier emergency!), but it was not an ordeal I would put myself through again--have someone around to help snap up the back! Also, I had to drive 40 minutes to and back from the dress fitters, and, while it was not comfortable to sit for a long period in it, I was not in actual pain, so that's good. All in all, highly recommended! Christina from Huntington, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 34DDD

I wore his bra under a strapless dress to my Senior Prom and it was awesome. It did everything that it was supposed to do. I never thought I'd be able to wear a strapless dress, but this bra did the trick so I am no longer limited by straps. Thank you HerRoom. Emily from Ohio
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 42DD

This bra was beautiful but did not provide me with the support that I needed for my heavy breasts. The cups were drooping but the bottom part of the bra held in my stomach really well. If I could have gotten more support in the cups, I would have kept the bra to wear with my bridal gown. Kendra from Dallas, TX, US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 36B

Comfortable, slimming. The long line is AWESOME for hiding your tummy and love handles!!! The cups could offer a little more support, but I would prefer to have all of the benefits of the shaping that this bustier provides! I am planning to wear it under my July wedding dress. Tricia from NY
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 38DDD

I am a 30G and have been looking for a long line to wear under my wedding gown. No one makes a 30G longline. I purchased a couple of other options before I found this one that were too high in the breast and armpit. The Va Bien is a great height on the breast and doesn't create the dreaded armpit boob. Because I bought this too big, it doesn't tack flat against my chest between the breast tissue and I will need to have it altered to be smaller around the back. The back is low enough for my dress. It is long enough to cover my stomach, creating a clean line instead of a muffin top like some of the shorter longlines do. The fabric is acceptable and it has a little bit of lace at the top to make it prettier. Overall, a good option. Meghan from Dallas, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 32D

Fits great. I love that it is so long - not only holds your breasts in place but also gives you great waistline, makes you feel taller and straighter. Despite all these positives I returned it - simply because I am looking for something cut a bit lower in the back. Eliza from Detroit
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2010
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