More than 40 years ago I wore front-closure bras made of similar sheer material. Back then I was "smaller", so the fact the bras didn't have the ability to adjust the straps or "girth" didn't matter. They fit very well, and I felt very sexy wearing them when my husband and I had an evening out!
I never thought I'd see them again, I've spent years (and a lot of money) on various bras, never finding a comfortable one that fit, that had a proper cup design so my chest didn't look like I had 2 doorknobs attached, or wasn't made for 20 - somethings, or doesn't have padding that makes cleavage so massive it looks like your hind end. I hate wearing a bra, I have RA as well as OA, I'm thin and have petite bones, and bras have become torture for me to wear. Whenever I can get away with it, I go bra-less, which is easy to do during winter with layers of a cami, a t-shirt, and either a sweatshirt or zip up fleece like The North Face. However, I do go out and "dress" often, so etiquette demands I wear a bra.
I found Her Room and this bra a couple months ago. I was so excited to see the style and no padding! I bought one in the size a saleswoman recommended to me sometime ago. It was a 34DDD. Well, the only thing DDD in my whole life has been my lips, I was 5 feet 4 inches, 100 lbs until I was 60, wore a 32D ( try finding THAT size anywhere). At 71, I'm barely 5 feet 3 inches and 120 lbs, and age has reconfigured my figure. Now that the "puppies" have matured and are in proportion, they're unfortunately more a part of my waist than my chest.
Anyway, the first bra was too big, I should have returned it, but it was better than using any of the 6 or 7 losers in my drawer.
I ordered a 34DD a bit later, and it's perfect! My recent order was for 2 more, another nude color and one in black. My only question/suggestion is, can a little elasticity be woven in, or would that cause stretching out problems rendering the bra "saggy"?
Her Room has been excellent with selection and service (merchandise comes surprisingly quickly), though a bit pricey. Worth it to find a bra I'll actually wear.
Eva from Plymouth, MN
Petite (5'3" and under)