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rating Size: 34F

I have never encountered a bra that pushed my breasts away from each other and outward into points. Such a strange shape I actually showed my husband so we both had a laugh. Back it went! Kept the Fantasie Aura, which was super comfortable and gave a very nice uplifted and forward shape. A from Columbus Ohio USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2020
rating Size: 42B

Pretty and fits perfectly. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2018
rating Size: 42B

Very comfortable. Joan from New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: April, 2018
rating Size: 46C

Very uncomfortable. Cup too large and fits improperly.

HerRoom Response: I'm sorry this bra did not work for you. Take a look at our Bra Fitting Advice Page to make sure you are in the right size. Sarah from New York

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2018
rating Size: 46C

My first strapless bra in many years and I'm very pleased. It took one return to downsize the cups. The band size was perfect. I'm very pleased with HerRoom in general, for their hints on selecting an underwire bra that works best for a heavy person, and also for the ease in ordering, shipping and returns. This seems to be a very nice company and I will certainly order again. Kathleen from Florida
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: October, 2017
rating Size: 44C

Bra is comfortable and quality is excellent. Cheryl from Interlaken/NY/USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2017
rating Size: 46B

Ran just a bit small. Nothing an extender couldn't fix. Other than that it's just lovely and I can't wait to wear it under my new snug fitting bodycon dress soon. JT from Indiana
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 42B

Just what I was looking for-Perfect! Michelle from Raleigh NC
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 34C

convertible is the best Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 32C

It fits well and does not slide. the shape is natural and it is quite ok in comfort. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 32G

Though the quality is great, the cups are designed very strangely. They are too sharp, and pull the breasts down too. The 2 star rating is just for the fabric quality, and nothing else. Angelina from CA, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 36I

I had hoped that finding a strapless bra in my size finally would help with my problem with straps cutting into my shoulders. As well made as this bra was, it still did not work. It would not stay up at all! Kris
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 34H

This bra is tight, so you definitely have the support you need. However, the cups are shaped so your tatas cone outward. It does seem the cups are true to size, though. I'm hoping the cup material relaxes after a few times of wearing it to eliminate cup issues. The straps are very painful and narrow. The underwire does not sit flush with my sternum. I would buy this again because it's the closest I've come to a strapless in my size. Susie from Washington
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 36D

This is the BEST strapless bra on the market. It stays up and in place for hours. It runs large so order down a size. I normally wear 38DD. I ordered 36D and it's perfect. Jo from New York, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2016
rating Size: 32E

I purchased this bra because the descrlption said that it would lift your breasts without padding, which is exactly what I need. I have the breasts, I don't need the padding. I just need the lift. When I tried it on, it DID have the lift, however, it doesn't lay flush to your breast so you can still see it underneath my shirts. In short, Very obvious bra lines can still be seen under various garments.. That is why I'm giving it 2 stars. Kristen from Texas, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2015
rating Size: 40E

Fits perfectly. Shirle from Atlanta, GA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2015
rating Size: 32G

The band definitely runs tight, and you need to wrestle the cups into place so that the breasts don't point slightly outward, but it stays in place nicely and the inner structure does give breasts a nice lift. Bea from Mexico
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2015
rating Size: 32GG

Stays put and doesn't hurt. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 34I

Nice quality. Good coverage with true to size cups. It is a bit snug in the band but I'm okay with that because they usually give some after a couple of washes. My breast are very heavy and I could never find a convertible bra I could wear without the straps until now. Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase. Shun from Tampa, FL USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 34I

The bra seems to be of good quality and has a great fit, which for me has been really hard to find in my size. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 36F

It didn't fit at all-- way too small. Cristie from Georgetown
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 34G

Amazing lift without looking like my breasts were being offered up on a platter. However, the band was quite small. You may want to order accordingly. Caroli from Cleveland, OH
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2014
rating Size: 32G

Nice bra but band size was way too small. I know this is a strapless but there was no way to hook it because it was such a short band. Cheryl
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: 44D

The first strapless I have worn that stays in place and, of all, is comfortable. Linda from St Louis MO
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2014
rating Size: 32H

I typically wear a 32G or 32GG. I felt like the cups on this bra were really shallow and it was way too small. Tonya from TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: 36G

Very please with both the construction and fit of the bra. This is the first time I purchased this brand and it ran very consistent in sizing to other bras purchased from other manufacturers. Will definitely fulfill its purpose as a convertible bra. Dolores from Port Orange, FL USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 36I

Love that they have a strapless bra that fits so well and is so supportive! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 36G

I LOVE THIS BRA! I have searched all over creation looking for a bra that would compliment a sweetheart neckline for my wedding gown and it was an absolute nightmare. I was on the verge of tears several times and completely frustrated. The sales woman at Nordstrom recommended I try this website and I am so happy I did. I lost a great deal of weight and it has completely changed the shape and form of my breasts. There wasn't one bra that looked good on me and then I met the Va Bien Ultra Lift! This bra lifts my breasts, gives them volume and makes them attractive again. I had the perfect gown but was so sad because I couldn't find a bra to compliment it. Now my wedding apparel is complete and I immensely happy. A word of advice: THIS BRA IS SNUG. It's supposed to be because this is how you get your support. It absolutely will NOT move on you. Because of this, it's imperative that you order this in your correct size. I would recommend getting measured first as well as following the size recommendations. I am a 36G and ordered this in that size and found it was snug, but not overwhelmingly so and after 30 min of wear seemed to be tailored to fit me. It doesn't "stretch" but it does give a little. But this does not affect the support. I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend this to any woman looking for a lift and support! I'm not a customer for life! I will purchase more from Va Bien & Herrom.com Mackie from STL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2013
rating Size: 36H

Had to send it back for a better fit - the band was too loose and the cups too small. Me from chattanooga, tn
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2013
rating Size: 32D

This bra did not fit well. It created too much of a conical appearance which was simply not attractive. Maybe I should have gone up a cup size because the top of my breasts seemed to "overflow" out of the cup so the top of the cup would cut into them, creating a clear line under clothing. I considered trying the larger cup size, but with the shape of this bra, I think the style simply does not work for me, unfortunately.

Va Bien Response: We do not recommend sizing up in the cup of this style, unless accompanied by a downsize in the band, because the cups run full. However if you were spilling from the top, either the cups were too small or the band was too tight. We would encourage you to measure yourself to ensure you are ordering the correct size. Maryetna from Blacksburg, VA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: 36H

Might have been a fine bra. Per the size charts on this site, I take a universal size D6. Using that size, I have purchased several bras from HerRoom which fit perfectly. But, I could not fasten this bra--it was too small/tight around. ComfortLover from Houston, TX USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 38H

I never thought this bra would work. I bought it as a hope filled wish. I works! I have heavy old breasts that have nursed four children and been through...well, anyway. I get support, lift, and comfort!! I have not been able to wear a strapless or halter or one sholder anything since grade school. I'm so excited! Melissa from California
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 40B

I've looked for a strapless for my size for a very long time, and was so pleased to finally find one. I've purchased 2! I love the bras, and have worn them all summer under my tanks, and sleeveless blouses. Can't say enought great things! Terri from Wenatchee, WA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 36I

There was absolutely no support for me and the cup was too small. Definitely returning sadly.

Va Bien Response: We are sorry to hear that this bra did not work for you. Please note that this bra is sized under US standards whereby “H” follows “G”, “F”, and so forth. It is not a UK “H”, which follows “GG”, “G”, “FF”, “F”, etc. A UK “H” is much larger than a US “H”. Nicolecherie from Ca, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 32H

Runs small. I have returned the item twice attempting to get the right size to no avail. 11/27 Lisa (pend) from Spring Hill FL
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 34H

I have tried many size 34H bras and not all of them fit because the size and shapes of the cups differ according to the manufacturers. However, even with my husband trying to fasten it from behind for me I wasn't able to fasten it. This is the first, and only time this has happened. The other bras I ordered along with it all fastened easily. The band size was way too small. BRAZIE from ORLANDO, FLORIDA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 38F

After trying a few different styles I kept this one. It does a good job with lifting "the girls". I sit nicely because I got the correct size. I could see how this bra would not work if incorrectly sized (empty space @ top or spilling over top). For me I wish the back strap was a bit wider. Amanda
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 38H

this was my first time ordering a strapless bra. I am one who honestly felt those of us over a DD need straps at ALL times. The bra served its purpose but I wish there was just a tad bit more space in the cups. Nice bra, good price. Emma
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 32D

comfortable and supportive. Patricia from sparks nv
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 32H

I could not wear this bra. It must have been a 28 and miss labeled. Had to return it.

Va Bien Response: This style runs small in the band in H and I cups. That said, there could be 1 of 2 things happening here: 1) the band could be too tight, in which case we would suggest the your try 34G, it will have similar-fitting cups to 32H and it will have a bit more space in the band. 2) the cups are too small, which will cause the bust to push the cups away, resulting in a too-tight fit, in which case we would suggest you try 32I, which will have the same band measurement as 32H but offer a bit more room in the cups so you can “drop in”. Vicki from Titusville, Fl USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 38H

Difficult to attach the straps and they ripped easily. Little support.

Va Bien Response: This is very surprising. I can only assume that you may have been too aggressive when attaching the straps and in doing so damaged the garment. Julia from Chicago

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 32H

Beware. This bra runs small. I bought this bra in a 32H and the band did not stretch and it would not wrap around my rib area. I am a 32 inch- and this was super tight. I've sent it back and exchanging it for a 34I which I'm hoping will work better.

Va Bien Response: This style runs small in the band in H and I cups. That said, there could be 1 of 2 things happening here: 1) the band could be too tight, in which case we would suggest the your try 34G, it will have similar-fitting cups to 32H and it will have a bit more space in the band. 2) the cups are too small, which will cause the bust to push the cups away, resulting in a too-tight fit, in which case we would suggest you try 32I, which will have the same band measurement as 32H but offer a bit more room in the cups so you can “drop in”. T from pittsburgh, pa

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 34H

For years I have searched for a good fitting strapless bra and always settled because there were not many options for one with a small back and large/heavy cup. I cant explain how wonderful it is to wear a garment and feel comfort from the support of the bra. The boning that aligns the front of the bra give the support a heavier breast needs. I love it!!!! Finally big boobys can be sexy too. nquisitiv1 from Elkridge, MD
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 36G

Great fit and comfortable Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 34H

I purchased this garment for my 17 year old. I was having a hard time finding her a strapless bra for the prom. The bra is wonderful and I will be doing business with you again. It is hard to find size 34 or 36H bras. I really appreciate it! It is a life saver Orlanda from Villa Rica Ga USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36G

This is the only strapless I've ever tried that didn't slip all night. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36H

Suprisingly, great support for such heavy breasts. Just wish cups were a little deeper as molded cups cause spillage from top. Otherwise, really good fit. Sabrina from Norfolk,, Va
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2012
Size: 32H

I can't rate this one. It ran really small. I couldn't even get it to close! I should've gotten a 34.

Vabien Response: In H and I cup sizes in this style runs a bit small in the band. If you do size up in the band in these cup sizes, we suggest also sizing down 1 cup. Alma from Downey, Ca

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 32D

excellent fit, wonderful support Julie from Dartmouth
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 38G

Yikes! So heavily padded it felt like I was putting on a bulletproof vest. Very uncomfortable; sending it back

VaBien Response: For customers used to wearing unlined, lightweight everyday bras, 1506 may certainly seem heavier – that’s because it’s structured to provide the necessary support to hold up a full bust properly without straps. Also FYI in order to produce the bra’s patented cups, there has to be at least a bit of thin foam layering to seal the “magic fingers” inside. Lynn from Lemon Grove, CA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 36I

I'm accustomed to paying a lot for my bras, so the price didn't phase me, but the quality standards do not meet the price. I tried my size (36I) even though there were reviews about a too tight band - alas, the reviews were right - I couldn't even come close to fastening it. I returned it and ordered a 38H, which was so big that I had to hook it on the tightest row, and it still didn't feel snug & started slipping down right away. I think there's a quality issue here - it sounds like if you can get one that fits, you're in luck....but it's a total cr*p shoot to get one that fits. I've been ordering my bras online for years and have never come across such inconsistent sizing - Va Bien is at the bottom of my list - I won't order them again.

VaBien Response: This is a mix up between the effects of cup and band sizing. At first glance, if a bra is too tight one would think a larger band would be the solution, right? Not always. Sometimes the bra can be too tight because there is not enough capacity in the cups. If the bust cannot drop into the cups completely and properly, the garment will stand away and be too tight, even if the band measurement is correct. You probably needed a 36J, which unfortunately is not available in this style. In general however, if the cups do fit perfectly and the band seems too tight, what your did is correct – size up in the band and down in the cup. It’s just in this specific case it seems that the cups were too small, which caused a tightness that cannot be relieved properly by sizing up in the band. (Note: the cups of this style do not generally fit small, we do not recommend sizing up unless done so in combination with a step down in band size.) Cheryl from St Augustine, FL

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 34C

Fits a lot better then I thought it would. I usually have problems keeping strapless bras up but this really stays snug to your body Shar from Riverside, NJ USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 38H

The construction of this bra is really great, it has good lift but I needed a bigger size. I am actually a 36H but have struggled to find a strapless that size that supports me. I've purchased 4 others from various places and this one fit the best. Amanda from Partlow, VA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 34G

I wear between a 34g and 34h depending on bra style. I chatted with someone re this bra and what size to order for my wedding, they recommended 34g so the cups don't show. I received it today and there is NO WAY I can get it closed!! The band size runs WAY small and now I'm out a bra for my wedding in three weeks! shan
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 40E

This is a fabulous bra. I wore it under a formal gown for my daughter's wedding and it did not move or pinch. I am large busted and it is very difficult to find a strapless, supportive bra. This bra was so awesome that I purchased another one. Definitely a five star item. Connie from Ossining, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 32G

Love the bra. Its supportive and comfortable. I tested it by wearing it out for the evening, which is daring for me, I am not used to a strapless. I thought it ran just a tiny bit small but am totally satisfied, it was comfortable all night. I will be a repeat future shopper. Helen from Amston CT
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 46B

This was the only strapless bra in my size, and it was quite expensive. However, the old adage "You get what you pay for" held true. The bra is extremely comfortable and the support it provides is outstanding. I definitely recommend this undergarment. Pam from SC
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 32I

My usual bra size is a 32H, but since I prefer more coverage in the cups I ordered both a 32H and 32I in this bra to see which cup size would give me more coverage in a strapless. To my surprise the band size of 32 in this bra was 2-3 inches too small for my frame in both. I called and customer service suggested 32J after the call I went online to order size suggested to my surprise they don't even sell in that size. So I'm still on the hunt for the perfect strapless bra. Tres from NE
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 34F

A really good bra for full figures. It holds my chest up much better than most strapless bras I have tried. I don't have to readjust anything and it keeps me in place even after wearing it for hours. I had to buy a cup size larger than I usually wear so I didn't have any "spillage". It provides nice shaping as well. Ireland from Saratoga/NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 32G

I actually thought I ordered a 32GG, but, I received a 32G. Of course, I was spilling out the cup. However, I did appreciated the upward lift with this bra. I really liked that lift. Previously, I had tried a Panache strapless that seemed to keep 'the girls' too low. So, I returned the smaller 32G for a 34G. I anticipate a 4 star rating after the size change. A 5 star takes a couple of washings to judge handling.Anyway, I can't wait to get the larger size : ) K. Allen from Chicago,Il
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 36I

I actually wear a 36j and could have definitely used some more room in the cup, but this is certainly the closest I have been able to get to a strapless bra in my size for almost 10 years. Its not an every day bra for me, but is very supportive, and works well for the cute summer tops and dresses I've always had to pass up Shema from Richmond, VA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 32G

Was professionally fitted prior to ordering online.. this bra the 32 feel more snug around the middle than the one i tried on in the store..so don't know if the store one was stretched out a little? that one was perfect.. this one feels a little tight... but for a strapless ; it should be snug to stay in place.. cup size fits great. shannon from charlotte/nc/usa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 32F

Cups are too small and the bra is too tight fitting. I ordered my bra size and the cups only came half way up. Returned for 2 cup sizes larger. Waiting for the new size to see if fits better.

Va Bien Response: Most customers find that the cups of 1506 run full. 1506 has a sweetheart neckline – it is not intended to run to the very top of the bust. We're worried that moving 2 cup sizes larger will be too big of a jump – would recommend moving 1 size. Spicy from DallasTX

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 32F

I purchased this for my daughter to wear specifically under her strapless prom dress. She absolutely loves this bra, said it is extremely comfortable and was surprised at how well it supported her without straps or slippage. She had a great time and I attribute some of it to the fact that she had such a comfortable, well fitting bra. We have shopped extensively for bras because of her size and always end up purchasing from HerRoom with complete satisfaction. This was the first Va Bien we have purchased and because of how well it fit and the comfort experienced we will most likely purchase another. She is looking forward to using it with the straps although she did say they might not even be needed since the support was so fantastic! Kelly from USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 36C

Pros: Garment had good construction and materials, and the 'no-slip' part felt pretty solid, but can't be completely certain as the band was a tiny bit large on me. I generally wear a 36C, which is usually somewhat tight, so I was surprised that the band felt large. Also, although several of the reviews mentioned that the 'push-up' was too severe, I didn't experience that, and I was looking for a little of that action. Reka from New York, New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 44A

It stays up without tugging. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 38E

I have nerve damage in my upper body, so strapless bras are mandatory. My condition caused me to grow large breasts which appear to be reaching for my toes. Therefore, lift is good.

Upside: when new, this bra was a real weight off my back -- literally. My "heavenly twins" felt heavenly indeed -- nearly weightless. They were placed properly, not under my chin or anything, but they didn't pull on my posture at all. It was wonderful.

The 'fingers' soon moved around, so instead of providing that wonderful lift, they were off doing something along the bottom or off to one side. I made several stops per day to straighten them out.

Unfortunately, they soon started wearing through the material. This meant that I had 3 sharp little plastic "fingers" digging into the softest part of my breasts.

If your breasts are highly mobile, this is not a good choice. If your breasts are heavy, this bra can be a nice break, but don't expect to get much wear out of it.

It's rather a lot of money for something that doesn't hold up well. It's a very clever engineering trick, I just wish it were better implemented.

For instance, instead of pointer-shaped 'fingers', 'fingers' with a T-shape, the crossbar running parallel to the underwire. This would prevent that gouging and push-through I experienced, and might help the stability. There has to be a low-overhead way of stabilizing the "fingers' inside the cup, so they don't wander off; tacking them down with a couple of stitches would be a nice excuse to add some lace to the cups to conceal the stitchwork, and while that might boost the price, I'd willingly pay a little more for a bra that offered that kind of lift WITH reasonable durability AND lace. I mean, that's 5 stars for sure!

Of course, easier options for securing the fingers might include using a different glue or a better embedding process. It's just that I love colorful, decorative bras, and given my size and my need for strapless, I'm pretty much out of luck.

Va bien Response: This sounds like a textbook case of improper washing. 1506 and all other Va Bien products are hand wash only. If placed in the washing machine – or worse, the drier – the plastic bones inside Ultra-Lift cups may move or become deformed. Thanks for the engineering input on the fingers though! Isabel from California, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 32G

This bra pushes upward much more than I expected, and considering that it, like the other bras I tried this time, was too small. There was just too much spillage. If you are small ribbed and waisted, but have very large breasts like me, this is not the bra for you. Call customer service, they are great! They can help you figure out what you need much better. Halee from Arkansas,US
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 46C

Finally one that fits a plus size gal who loves to show her shoulders. :) Annie from Dallas TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 32F

My new favorite strapless. Fits perfectly and adds a lot of lift so there is actually cleveage! Stephanie from Tallahassee fl
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 32F

I love this bra. Tried it on and I was shocked that it fit as well as it did in addition to staying in place. Nothing feels weird or looks weird. I feel confident in this bra which is saying a lot since I was blessed by the boob fairy...a blessing that comes with a lot of grief. Other stores don't have this size nor do they have this size in strapless. Thanks, Herroom, for making this one easy. I definitely would by this again. liz from tempe, AZ
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 32F

When I first got the bra, the band size was too snug for me. After I lost a bit of weight I could finally wear it without an extender. However, it’s still a little snug and still leaves marks. Now I’m sure I’m not wearing the wrong size, considering I ordered a 32F and my ribcage is 30 inches, and the cups fit great. Definitely very supportive. The only issue is the band part, but I deal with it. So maybe ordering a band size up would work, but I had no money to return the order at the time. I’ve yet to wear the bra without the straps, but the straps stay on great and never come undone like my other strapless bras would. It was also a little pricey, but most great fitting bras for bigger cup sizes are. Sarah from Columbus/Ohio/United States
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 32D

This strapless is really great. I am a very small (5'0" 100 lbs) girl with 32D boobs (natural!) - they are not perky and I have never had luck with strapless bras. I need to wear a strapless bridesmaid's dress this summer and I was about in tears over it after trying it on, and trying on the bras they had at the bridal store. I ordered this one after reading the reviews and I just got, tried it on - and it stays put, gives lift but looks natural, and is comfy. Some of the corset bras I tried on were so uncomfortable and pushed my girls up near to my face - way too brothel-like for me. This bra is the best I tried and cheaper than many. Totally worth the money. I am very very happy and I recommend the bra esp. for girls that are big busted. Emma from Urbana, IL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 42B

The fit and support are perfect. Margaret from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 40F

The bra felt like a 'straight jacket', too confining, did not look good with clothes. Francesca from Henderson, NV
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 42E

It has been very hard for me to find a bra that fits. This bra was actually comfortable and did not feel like it was about to slip off my breasts. I would definitely recommend. Rachel from Hammett, ID, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 38F

This bra offered no support. It's not good for larger sizes. Melynnda from Chicago, IL
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 40B

This is probably the best strapless bra I've ever had. That's saying a lot because I don't like strapless bras. There are many ways to wear it and I like the extra clear strap that comes with it. It's very comfortable and fitting. I'm especially pleased because I have an odd size, 40B, and it looks and feels great. Lil from Chicago
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 32F

This is the best strapless bra I have ever owned. It is very supportive of my (real) 32 F breasts. Victoria from Los Angeles
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 34F

This bra has such incredible lift. Now I can shop for strapless dresses that I never thought I could wear before. Life changing! I love Va Bien and HerRoom! Jenny
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 36C

This is the second item which I have purchased and this is a great company to order from, who sells high quality merchandise. Margaret from Davidson, North Carolina
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 32F

Good fit and support but it could still be a little lower in the front for deeper V-necks. Emily from Toronto, Canada
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 38F

This is truely the most AMAZING BRA EVER for us bigger chested women!! I typically wear a 36DD so finding the right fit for me was a little difficult (something I've just gotten use to really) but once I did, I fell madly in love with this bra!! Having a bigger chest complicates the whole "strapless" idea, but with this bra, made it a reality!!! Truly an awesome bra!! Doesn't slip down...fully supports (for real support)...doesn't dig anywhere...doesn't give you the "cone" look or "shelf" feel...definitely gives you a lift but not with an awkward "look"!! I'm VERY satisfied with this item and cannot say enough good things about it really!! I was very shocked and excited to find a comfortable, strapless bra that "I" could be happy with...and I'm quite picky to say the least!! This bra went above and beyond my best expectations!! I would definitely recommend at least "trying" it...to see if it will work for you...but I give it a HUGE thumbs up!! Saved me for my "strapless" needs, to say the least!! : ) Natalie from Union City/PA/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 36G

This strapless is AMAZING!! Keeps the girls where they should be and looking great! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 34F

Great bra, perfect fit. Wearing it to my wedding!! Kelly from Stow/OH/44224
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 32E

Stays in place, great shape, no show through. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 32E

Produces a great shape & good support. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 32E

It's the only strapless that I've been able to use that I don't have to keep pulling up. It actually holds the ladies up on its own!!! I love it!! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 32D

Lifting not just flattening! The sweetheart neckline is good for contoured dresses or tops and the shape creates a nice silhouette. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 34D

BEST SUPPORTING STRAPLESS BRA EVER!!! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 32F

This bra does an amazing job of keeping things up and staying in place, even while jumping about. I am quite pleased. It is quite padded/firm, which is why it works so well, so I wouldn't recommend it for all-day wear. Mehful1 from CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2010
rating Size: 34E

This was one of two strapless bras I tried and it was definitely not the best of the two. The fit was disappointing because it kept slipping down my ribcage despite it seeming like the correct size. I sent this one back.

HerRoom Response: Strapless bras really require that your bra size be accurate. Additionally, we notice that you are petite. You might want to try going down a band size and up a cup size.

VaBien Response: For petites I always advise going down one band so 32F would have held up better Remember that Va Bien brand is developed on American women and our fit is on the full side Our cups are fuller and our bodies fuller than the average brand on the market made in Asia Ultralift offers excellent support and lift Ana from Michigan

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 32F

I love the boning in the cups on this bra- the girls look great but most of all they don't move around. Nice to have a bra that supports the breast tissue and is also very flattering. I like it better with the straps than w/o, for me I have to pull it up to adjust it when I wear it strapless. delphine from oregon
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: 44C

It is so hard to find a strapless bra that fits right. Especially in the larger sizes. Now I now where to go. I think I'm going to love this bra. Mary from Hayward, Ca. USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2009
rating Size: 46C

I appreciate even finding my size here at this site, one of two! I love the bra's fit and the wires don't jab and hurt. It really lifts you up and in place. Makeovers any blouse. My only complaint is that the straps don't stay up and constantly fall down when worn normally over the shoulders. It is a "strapless bra" by title but the 2 straps are offered to hook on to it but they just don't stay up when used if needed for larger sized woman... KF from Long Island, NY USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2009
rating Size: 36D

The best strapless bra I have even tried on. Firm, stays in place and even tries to give some lift. Okay, girls, it's not miraculous or anything, but really does a good job - and you don't have to be pulling it up all the time. I am very happy with it. Gabriela from Fremont, CA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2009
rating Size: 36D

This is the only strapless bra that I have ever worn that stays up and is comfortable. I wouldn't even know I had it on and that say alot. Mischelle from Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2009
rating Size: 32G

I didn't buy it to be worn strapless--I just want a bra whose straps won't fall off my shoulders. It is not as comfortable for my purposes as I would like. Perhaps that's because it has sticky stuff at the base as do strapless bras. I wish I had tried it on before I took off the tags so I could return it. Nancy from Palo Alto, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 34D

I have this in nude and checked the tag to order another one and was very pleased to find it so easily. Of all the strapless bras I've had this is the only one that if flattering and stays put! KIM from Bedford
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 34F

I will be able to have the support I need and the look I want in my strapless wedding gown! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: 38g

This bra provides exceptional life. Granted it isn't as comfortable as some but once you have work an long line bra under a bridal gown this is heaven. I loved the lift. I ordered my standard size and can say I'd order up a band size and if not there then DEFINITELY a cup size.....Yes it is padded but you know it is done well....It isn't a minimizer and it isn't a push up...but the minimal padding gets the girls where they need to be....It is unfortunate that for me I was coming over the top and the sizes won't go further for me but if you are below my size and want a strapless that gives you support this is it. I just needed a H. =) Caroleen from Memphis, TN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2008
rating Size: 32F

Disappointed in the bra. There was too much padding in this style. For sizes DDD on up, the bra needs to be less thick. Ramona from Pasadena, Texas US
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2008
rating Size: 36F

I returned this bra. I wear a size 36F and it had too much padding for me although it seemed supportive. The padding made my already large busts appear larger. Frequent Shopper from Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2008
rating Size: 36F

I returned the item. It was no different from any other strapless I've tried. The description provided by HerRoom was misleading. Sandra from NY
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2008
rating Size: 38F

Very comfortable. I will be keeping this one! Cassie from Wisconsin
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2008
rating Size: 36F

I HAVE 2 BRAS EXACTLY THE SAME EXCEPT FOR COLOR & THEY FIT DIFFERENTLY. I KEPT THEM BOTH!!! THIS IS VERY COMFORTABLE FOR ME, I WEAR THEM INSTEAD OF REGULAR BRAS. LORI from FL
  • Posted: May, 2008
rating Size: 32C

The bra is cute, but the picture and diagram don't show how to wear it as a halter. The straps don't go in correctly and I found it very confusing. Linda from Wantagh, NY
  • Posted: April, 2008
rating Size: 36f

I purchased this bra for my daughter who has large breasts naturally. It's very hard to find her a bra that fits just right. this bra she loves. She said it fits perfectly and it's very supportive and gives her the full coverage that she likes. Elizabeth from Idaho
  • Posted: April, 2008
rating Size: 32E

This bra is so-so. For some reason I have the hardest time finding a strapless bra in a nude color and in my size. After reading other reviews on this site, I thought I'd found it. The bottom line: this bra works, but is not comfortable (no pain, no gain, I guess!). The bra makes my heavy chest look perky, yet somewhat top-heavy, which can be problematic with some tops. The band didn't stay very well on me. It was either fairly comfortable, but too loose, or not really comfortable, but stayed put fairly well. I don't think it had enough silicon to really not slide around. The material is pretty stiff, and if you're not careful (or have to readjust), it may end up poking you right where the underwire is, and this starts to hurt after a while. So, for now this bra will do, but it is far from the strapless bra of my dreams. starla from Macon, GA
  • Posted: July, 2007
rating Size: 38F

My First time to have a strapless bra........Va Bien Strapless is solid and more than a wonder bras. Very unique and has enable me to wear other styles of dress I have not dreamt of wearing. Solid uplift. Thanks to Va Bien Company Adzo from Chicago, Ilinois
  • Posted: July, 2007
rating Size: 32d

I was very disappointed in this bra! After reading the other reviews and the sellers remarks I thought this was going to be a very comfortable bra....I was wrong! I bought a 32d and it is so stiff and the underwire is terribly uncomfortable. If you are looking for a comfortable bra...look elsewhere! Tracy from
  • Posted: June, 2007
rating Size: 36D

One of the few that can support and shape a full, heavy bust Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 34E

Can we say perky? Such good uplift and stays put. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Posted: April, 2007
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