In spite of the 3-stars rating I gave this bra, I truly love the fit and the support. In fact, I began buying this bra from a dept. store many many years ago. The past ten years, I've been buying them in "quantities" from HerRoom when they've been on special pricing. I still have two in reserve, but have noticed the quality has not been the same within the past three years. (1) The straps do slip; yes, I'm older now and my shoulders are no longer "upright", but I had this problem from the first bra. Annoying, but the rest of the fit was worth the money and the strap problem. (2) Big problem: the inner shaper band bunches up and/or shifts. Sometimes, I can readjust it, but I'm wearing one right now with a "lump" that cannot be adjusted. (3) The elastic "threads" pop out all over the sides/backs. Two of the most recent ones started this "thread popping" after only a couple washes. This truly ruins the smooth, well-made look of this bra. Since these bras are a large financial investment, I don't abuse them; usually handwash and pat with a towel and then air dry. I have, at times, washed one in the washer. NEVER put one in a dryer. Personally, I like the 4-hook back, but would like the straps to be relocated more toward the center of the back. Bottom line, I believe the quality has declined over the years and am considering changing brands for my next purchase. [By the way, I have the T-back, front closure bra also in quantities and there is no slippage at all -- in fact, I sleep in my "old" T-backs.
The Bodysuede group is known for it's padded straps and comfort. If the straps are
Slipping off your shoulders you may want to look into a kicked in back strap bra. You mentioned the T-back
Which does have the kicked in straps and it fits you well. Also if there is bunching in the cup it typically means the cup is too big. We recommend women getting measure by a fit specialist once a year. As we age and our body changes so does our bra size. To give you the same seamless appeal and support you enjoy from the Bodysuede group I would suggest trying Wacoal Basic Beauty Full Figure Underwire Bra 855192. This style has the kicked in straps and will stay on your shoulders better and comes in many colors each season.
Barb from Winter Garden, FL
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")