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Wacoal Sports Underwire Bra 855170 Reviews

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Size: 38DDD

Very comfortable bra. Still doesn't hold the girls still during bouncing exercises. And for some reason, it doesn't lie flat against the breast bone. But I definitely feel supported and held in place for most activities. Deb from UT
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2010
rating Size: 32dd

This is the best bra I have ever purchased. Very comfortable, especially for the larger cup. Well made. It minimizes as well as supports. It is also nice looking. I will buy this over and over. Worth the price! I went one cup size larger and glad I did. Back fits perfect and for a small back (32) that is difficult to find. I would highly recommend it to anyone - and have! Debi from Fresno, CA, US
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2010
rating Size: 40D

This bra is very comfortable and I will definitely wear it when I am walking on the treadmill or lifting weights or light/medium cardio. My girls bounced a little too much when running or doing heavy cardio. Still great, nice material, but a little bounce. tamara from rsm, ca
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2010
rating Size: 38C

This bra was just not supportive enough for my exercise classes-too much bouncing when I run and jump. So I returned it and am trying some different styles. Karen from NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 34DD

Not my favorite, but it's okay. For the price I preferred the Freya Active or a better price, the Moving Comfort Maia, either wins for comfort and support hands down. Both of those support me better. I had to size down to a 34DD (from my usual 34F) to get a firmer hold, but it's still not quite the hold that I prefer. (FYI: I go down to a 34D or DD in all my sports bras.) I'm going to use it for the days I lift weights, but use one of my other bras for biking and other vigorous activity.

HerRoom Response: We don't suggest this strategy. Manufacturers build sports bras to support your true bra size. As we state on this bra, in your size it is a medium impact sports bra. Venesa from Maryville, TN

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 34DDD

After a breast reduction I have been struggling to find a bra that doesn't irritate the scars under my breasts which are very sensitive to material, both in underwire and non-wired bras. The wire on this bra is on the outside rather than up against the skin, and the material that touches my skin is silky and so I don't suffer from irritation anymore. I am so happy to find a comfortable, perfect fitting bra that also gives me good shaping and support. Caryn from Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 40ddd

My favorite bra, not just for workouts, but for everyday as well. No uniboob look. Looks great under t shirts. Somewhat of a minimizer, which to me is a good thing. Downside is that it comes up very high on the chest, so nothing even slightly low cut. Smooth, supportive & wicks moisture wonderfully! (No more under breast rashes in the summer!) Peggy from Watsonville, CA, USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 32DDD

This is a nice sports bra. It gives a snug fit in the band which is what you need with large breast so you don't feel like you are going to fall out the bottom. The four hook closure in the back keeps things from riding up. I feel very much contained in this bra. It doesn't give quite as much bounce support as I would have hoped, but I understand that with large breasts that becomes more difficult. Overall I really like this bra. It gives nice shape and separation of the breasts. I also think it helps to make my breasts not look quite as large. Lotte from United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2009
rating Size: 38DDD

I love most of the Wacoal bras but was ordering without trying this on. Due to your customer service people, I was able to pick the right size and I am very happy with the support this bra gives. I wanted to use it for heavy duty walking and my Curves class and it has enough support for both. Judy from Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 36DD

Quite unhappy...!! This bra looks better on the website than it fits... I am very disappointed. As much as this item cost, it definitely was not worth the price. It is unfortunate I removed the tags... Most of my workout wear include tanks with normal straps. This bra has very wide straps that are wider than my tanks. As a result, I have only wore this bra once. Also, it lays so high that the top part of the cups are visible. Not attractive... In addition, being that it is not flesh toned, but lighter, it's straps are more noticeable when they peak through than my other nude colored bras.

Overall, I am very disappointed in this purchase. As previously mentioned, for the price paid it is definitely not a good sports bra. I will be sticking with my Lilyette for the time being. I do not recommend this bra for the gym or for those women who like to workout.

HerRoom Response: Thank you for your feedback. This bra is designed for high impact sports As such, it needs to be full coverage and have comfortable straps. Ramona

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 40DDD

Fantastic support, wonderful shape, Excellent comfort, great sweat wicking and easy to adjust. Smooth profile under clingy outerwear. No you can't wear plunging cleavage dresses with this, but wow...I haven't been able to run in a bra that didn't squish my boobs into an uncomfortable sausage shape since...well...about 7th grade. Even my daughter, who has more curves than ten miles of bad road loves this model bra. The underwire being separate from the cloth is genius...the extra padding around it makes it so comfortable to wear. Recommend, recommend, recommend. cynthia from belleville, illinois, usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 38D

I love this bra..but there is no padding so everyone can tell when I am cold. If this bra was made with some padding in the front, I would never buy any other bra. It would be my bra for life. Jackie from East Peoria IL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 36DD

Will return this one. It wasn't the support I hoped for. Nancy from PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2009
rating Size: 36DD

I just ordered 2 more of these. Why? Of the 10 bras I ordered, this is the only one that provides a nice shape in the front without too much projection, no uni-boob look with excellent separation, comfortable straps that stay in place, and decent back-fat control (not perfect, but WAY better than any other I've tried so far. I totally agree with all other reviewers about there not being enough fabric on the end of the hook strap - that's a silly oversight for such an expensive bra! And, the elastic on the bottom band is narrow and digs in. Still, this is my everyday bra because of the support and comfort. Although, you can't really wear it with any clothing that is the least bit low cut or revealing. Deborah from Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2009
Size: 38ddd

I wear a size 38DDD in the 85567 (breast cancer bra) and a 40DDD in style #855104. Which size do you think I should consider for the above bra? I do not like to have any scratching in the back area. This seems to be the major complaint of most of the women reviewers...

HerRoom Response: Thank you for this question. We have forwarded it on to Wacoal for a response.

Wacoal Response: ] We would suggest going with the 38DDD that she wears in Awareness. It is a firmer fit and more familiar to sport. They are also both molded bras and the 855104 is cut and sew. Judy

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: 32DD

I LOVE this bra. If it wasn't $64 I would get 5 of them - one for every day of the week! Susan from Los Angeles
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: 32DD

Good fit. Only good for medium to low impact activities. I will wear it more as an everyday bra than a sports bra. I will be purchasing additional colors. Laurie from Oregon
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: 34DD

Useful bra for sports and casual wear. Comfortable, attractive fit. I'm reliably 34DD in Wacoal and this fits as the other Wacoal do. Anon from New York, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: 32DD

This is the best sports bra I've ever owned. I'm small-boned, but large-breasted and it has always been difficult for me to find a good sports bra. In addition I'm 53 years old, so gravity has had an effect by now. And I want certain things in my bras: Separation of the cups and underwires. Oh, and good supporting material, of course. But don't like a seam in the front ot the bra. This bra fits true to size and wears wonderfully! Petra from Colorado Springs, CO. USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2009
rating Size: 36D

I ordered three different Wacoals because of the rave reviews, the other two were not memorable. This one, however is phenomenal! The sizing is correct, the support phenomenal, gives a great shape and is comfortable. The only downside is the roughness at the back by the closure; needs more material there. I'd definitely consider wearing it for normal wear, not just when I work out. I will re-order this bra! Best sports bra I've ever had! AJ from Alaska
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2009
rating Size: 38DD

As all have reviewed- a terrific bra, underwire on outside the best. LmjSH from Charlotte, NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2009
rating Size: 40G

Very good at controlling bounce Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: July, 2009
rating Size: 32D

This is a medium impact sports bra on me. It is really comfortable, but does not completely eliminate movement. Karen from WA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2009
rating Size: 40DD

Second bra of this type & I love it. Only down side is the catch in the back, it does scratch a bit but the greatness of the fit, look, ease to wear overrides that little irritation. I am going to buy more and use them as every day wear they are so comfortable. Toni from Aurora, OR
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2009
rating Size: 40DD

This is a great sports bra. It is one that gives support & shape (no uni look) and is very comfortable. There does need to be a little more material on the closures so that you do not get an irritation. Toni from Oregon
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 40DD

This is a great sports bra. It is one that gives support & shape and is very comfortable. Toni from Oregon
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 36DDD

Very supportive in the front and fits well--wish there was another strap or something across the back--I feel as if it pulls my shoulders forward at times. However, it again is very supportive and it's nice that it gives the girls a natural look (no uniboob with this bra). Julie from Nebraska
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 40DD

The bra is comfortable and fits well. Andrea from Philadelphia
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 36DDD

This is the greatest sports bra I have owned; and I've owned quite a few brands. Great fit and support, large enough cups. The only thing getting used to was the fastening band across the back; slight irritation at the beginning but after two weeks of wear, broken in; they needed to add a bit more cloth when wearing on first hook so it wouldn't press against the back. Ermelinda from Hawthorne, NY, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 32D

Wacoal sports bras are the only ones that have ever really held my breasts in place during a workout. They provide the best support of any bra I've tried, and the fabric wicks away your sweat to keep you dry and comfortable. Amanda from Vienna, VA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2009
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