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Wacoal Ultimate Side Smoother Contour Bra 853281 Reviews

Ultimate Side Smoother Contour Bra
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rating Size: 40C

If you're looking for great support in a bra, this is it! It uplifts my breasts and the side support directs them out. Great fit, unbelievable support, and as a big busted woman, the support is essential. Chris from Pacific Palisades, California
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2016
rating Size: 38G

I so wanted to love this bra. I found it very comfortable with a nice fit along sides and back but it did not center or separate which is my preferred fit. Instead it pulls your breasts together and for me that is too much cleavage. I am also full on top and the top of the cup cut in just a bit. Lisa from TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 40DDD

This is a generally comfortable bra that's worth keeping, but I didn't find the side smoothing all that impressive. Roberta
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2016
rating Size: 34G

I like this item a lot. I have lots of issues with my breasts spilling out of the sides of my bra and with this one that does not happen at all. Jazmine from Amarillo, Texas
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2016
rating Size: 38DDD

HATE bra shopping, and tried on at least 15 before choosing this one. Not sure I think the side support really does much "extra", but the overall support for a big chest is excellent. NO riding up in back, no spillage up front or under the arms, stays put, VERY comfy, and can wear under anything! Sydney from Omaha, NE, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2016
rating Size: 34DDD

Nice quality and true to size. Love it. Cora
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 38C

This was uncomfortable for me and gave me a conical shape. Lynn from Newtown, PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 42C

Holds the girls the best. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: 36DD

This is the best bra I have had on yet!! The design of this bra stands behind its name like others haven't. Saw they just came out with a new color! Please keep making this style! Someone finally got it right! Ellie from VA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: 40D

I had great hope for the back smoothing and fit, but it is the most uncomfortable bra I've owned. The mesh side all wad up and cut into my skin and it does not accomplish any back smoothing. Wacoal should rethink the fabric for this bra. Very pricey too!

Wacoal Response: If the band is bunching the size may need to be changed on this style. If it lays flat that would help to smooth the back. Our bras are hand sewn and wear tested with the highest quality fabrication. We are sorry this style did not meet your needs but we have an extensive line that women rely on each day. If your sizing is correct you might want to try Basic Beauty Spacer 853192 that offers a wider band that smooths the back, and the price point is less of an investment. MK from Powell

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2015
rating Size: 36DD

Bummer--another one for my donation box. Couldn't be more disappointed in a Wacoal bra. The new-fangled side design is acceptable, but I had red marks on the fronts of both arms after a day in this bra because the cups/straps were so wide set in front. The cup fit seemed okay standing up tall with my arms straight down and shoulders back, but a day's worth of sitting and normal movements had me fighting the forearm irritation, slipping straps, and the top of the cups standing out more than an inch from the tops of my breasts--definitely not for my shallow-shaped breasts. In the meantime, I have discovered Wacoal's Halo Lace Contour Spacer bra to be ideal for my breast shape and so perfectly comfortable.

Wacoal Response: Ultimate Side Smoother is a fuller figure style. There is more structure and fabric to this style. The fact that you are petite would suggest this style may not be best for you as it could be overwhelming on your body type. Halo Lace Contour is the better option as it is more of an average fit style. You might also like Embrace Lace Contour 853191 or Amazing Assets 853220 smoothing T Shirt bra. Taunia from Duncanville

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2015
rating Size: 38DDD

Sides were way too flimsy to give support.
Wacoal Response: This solution piece designed specifically to smooth underarm bulging and lie flat and smooth on the back. To create this overall seamless look under clothing the fit is softer. For more support, try another smoothing style with a wider band like 853192 Basic Beauty Spacer Contour. This has generous cups made with lightweight spacer foam and a wide seamless band with center pull straps. Donna from OH
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2015
rating Size: 38C

Comfortable and fits well but the side smoothers are a fit flimsy and I would have liked better support. Linda from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2015
rating Size: 42DDD

overall this bra material was comfortable. However, the straps were too thin for a large chested woman. The side panels were not supportive if that is what you needed. I suggest ordering one cup size bigger and one band size smaller. Band was very big. It also moved my breasts to the sides too much.

Wacoal Response: Thank you for the feedback, this style was designed for the woman in mind who wants a smooth back without bulging and not a rigid feeling band. Everything about this style is soft, soft, soft and especially noticeable if you are used to a stronger fitting bra. Pillow foam cups surrounded by dual layers of heat sealed power mesh all designed to lay flat and form to the body giving a second skin appearance and feel without bulging. If you like a stronger fit with wider straps and more cup capacity I would suggest Basic Beauty Contour Spacer Bra 853192. This style has breathable spacer foam cups with an inner side sling to bring side tissue in and forward along with a wide comfort back that smooths. Also the taller center and sides really give you that strong support and containment. Wider, center pull straps will not dig and feel comfortable and supportive. cwshopper

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2015
rating Size: 32G

This bra is amazing!!! SO comfortable and no back fat!! Bought the nude color and will be ordering the black as well. Samantha from Clearwater, FL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2015
rating Size: 36C

Like always Wacoal's fit is impeccable, though a little expensive. That's why I only give it 4 stars, but I'll still buy it. Belia from Puerto Rico
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2015
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