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Wacoal Zip Front Underwire Sports Bra 853222 Reviews

Zip Front Underwire Sports Bra
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rating Size: 34DD

Offers good support and a nice fit. Carol from ALTOONA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2018
rating Size: 32DDD

After several attempts at sports bra purchase - this is good, recommend (def better than wearing 3 at a time). Suggest limiting long runs in this, but otherwise - excellent. SS from NJ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2018
rating Size: 34DD

I found this bra extremely difficult to close.

Wacoal Response: Unfortunately the nature of a front closure bra requires a size change 100% of the time. When a bra hooks in the front as opposed to the flat surface of a back, more room is needed to make up for the breast tissue surrounding the closure. So you should try a 36D instead. JANET from Boston, MA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2018
rating Size: 40DD

I'm a size 12 and 40DD. After all of these years, I finally found a high impact sport bra that fits perfectly. There is no bounce when I do Zumba. I never had a front zip bra that wasn't difficult to get on either. This is well made, zips up easily, and everything stays where it should be. Diane from PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2018
rating Size: 34D

Crazy tight, impossible to zip up. Can't breathe! Found it in my size but boobs too big somehow? Other Wacoal fits me perfecty so I DK.

Wacoal Response: Unfortunately the nature of a front closure bra requires a size change 100% of the time. When a bra hooks in the front as opposed to the flat surface of a back, more room is needed to make up for the breast tissue surrounding the closure. So you should try a 36C instead. Kat from USA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2018
rating Size: 34D

Well made and designed. For me not as comfortable as I’d hoped for my very active and therefore high impact lifestyle. A.G from MT USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2017
rating Size: 36G

I ordered two bras by this company. Two different styles but the same size based on your fitting chart. The minimizer bra fit perfectly. This bra is at least two inches too small around my chest. There was no directions to order it larger.

Wacoal Response: Unfortunately the nature of a front closure bra requires a size change 100% of the time. When a bra hooks in the front as opposed to the flat surface of a back, more room is needed to make up for the breast tissue surrounding the closure. Up a band and down a cup ( 38DDD) When a bra hooks in the front as opposed to the flat surface of a back, more room is needed to make up for the breast tissue surrounding the closure. Jan from Palm Desert

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: November, 2017
rating Size: 36G

This is quite literally the only sports bra I have ever purchased that does a great job. I love it and ended up ordering another one. I am completely satisfied! In fact, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it arrived. Lisa from San Tan Valley, AZ, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2017
rating Size: 32DDD

I couldn't get it to zip :/ it was too small

Wacoal Response: Unfortunately the nature of a front closure bra requires a size change 100% of the time. When a bra hooks in the front as opposed to the flat surface of a back, more room is needed to make up for the breast tissue surrounding the closure. So you should try a 34DD instead. If the front closure is not a necessity, try style 855229 in 32DDD, it has the racerback feature and fits true to size. Alexandra from Connecticut

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2017
rating Size: 40DD

This is the best work out bra I have ever owned. I now own three different colors and I cannot say enough good things about them. Great for any work out class I take and feel very secure without feeling strangled. Kristin from Chandler, AZ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2017
rating Size: 36D

It was mostly comfortable. I need to get the straps adjusted better, due to an injured shoulder. It fits well and I like it. Jane from Oak Forest, Illinois
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2017
rating Size: 36DD

It does what it is supposed to but I have to have help getting it on. It runs very small and I can't zip it by myself. Linda from Usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2017
rating Size: 34G

I am a small large busted person. Good fitting sports bras are hard to find especially in racer back. This one fit the bill. Comfortable and FINALLY a bra where the straps stay up while I'm exercising. Sue from St. Charles MO
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 34C

Very very comfortable.. Fits perfectly. Have worn for yoga and body sculpt (higher impact). Hold everything in place well. Very happy with it and showed it /recommended it to some other women in the classes. mitch21131 from MD
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 36D

My absolute favorite sports bra. This is the second one I've bought. Keeps the D-cup girls well supported in high impact activities. So wonderful not to struggle overhead to put it on!!! Very comfortable. Has underwire but I've found them very comfy and don't interfere with movement. Nichole from Los Angeles, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 36D

FINALLY!! A racer back bra I can put on without being a contortionist!! I play tennis 5x a week and I normally wear Wacoal's l Sports Underwire Bra 855170 which is awesome, but not a racerback. I played 6 hours of tennis on Saturday and wore it all day. It was FANTASTIC...I can now buy cuter tennis tops and wear what I have without multiple straps showing! I really need this in WHITE please!! Dana from Skillman, NJ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2017
rating Size: 32G

This bra runs extremely small. Unfortunately they don't carry/make any larger sizes. Debbie from Lancaster, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2017
rating Size: 36G

I love this bra! It was a little tough to get on at first, the zipper kept wanting to open, but I figured it out and felt so secure in it. The straps were adjustable in the front, which is SO nice especially with a sports bra where you may want to lift things back up mid-workout. It fits really well under my racer back tops. Elle from Mass. USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2017
rating Size: 36D

Couldn't even get this bra on as "the girls" kept popping out before I could even zip up the zipper. M from Washington, D.C.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2017
rating Size: 34G

probably the best fitting sports bra I have ever owned. I read all the reviews prior to purchasing and I didn't understand why women kept indicating it was difficult to zip up. Now that I own it, i get it. It is in fact difficult to zip up. Nonetheless, its GREAT for larger chests and high impact sports. I will be purchasing additional colors. tarah from miami beach
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2017
rating Size: 30DDD

The bra fits well and is well made. I plan to buy more. Angela from Georgia
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: March, 2017
rating Size: 32DD

Not "the one" but will add it to the rotation. This bra offers good support and separation. I've used it for vinyasa yoga and barre, and everything stays in place and no adjusting necessary. I love the zipper, but dislike the hook-and-eye. I understand it's purpose (zipper would not stay zipped if not for the hook-and-eye), but it's hard to fasten. The underwire is stiff and creaky - hoping that eases up with wearing and washing. For reference, I'm 32DD/135lb/5'7". Tina from Austin, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2017
rating Size: 36DDD

Size ran smaller than expected. Kay
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2017
rating Size: 32G

They fit nicely, are full support, and a surprise! I normally don't wear Wacoal products, but these are great. I bought 2 and might go back for more if they offer different colors. Angelina from RSM, CA, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2016
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