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Ultimate Side Smoother Seamless T-Shirt Bra
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rating Size: 36DDD

This is a good, supportive T-shirt bra for large breasts. Suzy from Macomb,MI USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2020
rating Size: 42DD

Well made and fits perfectly The straps are a little thin Carolyn from Orlando
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2020
rating Size: 38DD

This is my new favorite bra. It is so comfortable Carolyn from Albuquerque
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2020
rating Size: 40DD

This looks good. I didn't realize it is a pre-formed bra. That creates a storage problem for me, so I'm glad I only got one. It is a little tight and is not all that comfortableunder the elastic sides, but it is not that bad. Sue
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: March, 2020
rating Size: 32G

This bra is very pretty but it does not have the support that I was looking for. With a bigger bust, I need more support so this bra does not give all the support I need. The straps are thinner and the cups just are not big enough. It is comfortable material but just needs more support. Kelsey from Missouri
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: February, 2020
rating Size: 34DD

the fabric for the back was very scratchy. I wore it a couple times to make sure it wasn't a first time wearing issue. The fit was ok for the band, but the cups were stiff and a little too large.

Wacoal Response: You might consider sizing down in the cup, but make sure to size up one band as well. DM from Coon Rapids

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2019
rating Size: 42D

A good fit but the straps on this bra slip off my shoulders all the time, which is impressive because I have wide shoulders. Even if I tighten down the straps to the point of leaving red marks they still slip down four or five times during the day. The lower elastic band also flips up and twist inside the larger mesh band, needing a lot of adjustment and it never stays flat for long.

HerRoom Response: If your straps keep falling down, you may be in the wrong bra size. Try sizing down one band and up one cup size to see if this helps the slipping. Wacoal also suggests checking out Wacoal Awareness Full Figure Seamless Underwire Bra 85567 which has the comfort straps and are kicked in in the back. Zee from Alexandria, VA, USA

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2019
rating Size: 38DDD

Modest, great for sheer wear Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: September, 2019
rating Size: 36G

WOW! The design of the underarm band is fantastic. So smooth, flexible and yet strong. CB from Washington
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2019
rating Size: 32DDD

Perfect, comfortable, quality style, flattering. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: September, 2019
rating Size: 34G

Great support and lays well under clothes Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: September, 2019
rating Size: 32D

This is the most comfortable bra I have ever purchased. It hides back fat! I am purchasing additional bras. Joyce from Ga USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2019
rating Size: 36DDD

This bra is fine if you don't move. But bend over, and everything gets moved around, and you get "spillage" over the top, which will be seen if you're wearing a t-shirt. That's why it's so frustrating to purchase bras online. But stores don't typically carry the right size for me.

Wacoal Response: This bra has a firm large cup capacity so you might benefit from sizing down in the cup which would hold your tissue in better if you bend over. Ann from Windsor, CO

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2019
rating Size: 32G

I wear a 32G in other styles of Wacoal. I found this style to run much smaller in both the band and the cups. I felt like I was spilling over the cups and constantly had to readjust. The band was too tight and the really rubbed under the arms. The side smoothing didn't really do much--flesh just spilled over the top.

Wacoal Response: You might be wearing the wrong size as this bra historically runs large in the cup. We suggest checking out the Bra Fitting Center to find your perfect size in this bra. Michelle from USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2019
rating Size: 30C

Great bra! Will be purchasing another Andrea from California
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2019
rating Size: 34G

The side smoother is a plus. I have a little fat on my sides and this helps smooth them out. Most importantly, this is comfortable (you can wear it ALL day) and keeps the breasts in place too. I recommend :) Natasha from Chicago
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2019
rating Size: 32D

I returned this one...it may be fine for some, but I prefer more of a minimizer for a tee shirt bra.

Wacoal Response: Consider trying Wacoal Slimline Seamless Underwire Minimizer Bra 85154 for a slimming minimizer option. Sandra from Winter Park

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2019
rating Size: 32DDD

Best fitting bra, EVER. I have taken measurements myself and professionally. Bought bra after bra. This is a great fit, quality and feel. This has become my go to bra. Mglaze from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2019
rating Size: 32DDD

Finally found the perfect bra. Size, feel and fit are wonderful. Melissa from Garden City
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2018
rating Size: 36G

first Wacoal bra, need a little sizing assistance, I will try to reorder in a different size

HerRoom Response: We are sorry to hear that this bra did not work for you. We suggest checking out our Bra Fit Center to find your perfect size in this bra. Sherri from FITCHBURG

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2018
rating Size: 36DDD

I love how the V shape under the arm and didn't bunch up the fat, however, it would roll. It appears to need a little more wider lower band. Otherwise, pretty good. Jacqueline from S.F. CA USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: August, 2018
rating Size: 34DD

The bra is very comfortable but I had some spillage out the top of one side and I wasn't pleased with the shape it gave my breasts. I have worn the Fantasie balconette bras for years and love the shape. I wanted something with a little more coverage. I'll keep looking.

HerRoom Response: Consider trying Flawless Comfort 853226. This bra has spacer cups for breath-ability and should provide the shape you're looking for. Michelle from Vineland

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2018
rating Size: 32DD

Nicely made quality undergarment which does smooth the "back fat". Annie from Charlotte, NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2018
rating Size: 38G

I felt it ran a bit smaller, and didn’t have nearly the side smoothing my Chantelle 3681 (amazing side smoothing for G+ cups. This bra just kind of smashed my breasts, rather than shaping them.

HerRoom Response: We are sorry to hear that this bra did not work for you. We suggest checking out our Bra Fit Center to find your perfect size in this bra. AnnaMaria from United States

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2018
rating Size: 30DDD

This is my second Ultimate Side Smoother. I want to buy my size in every color. It's very comfortable and keeps the girls where they belong. I will buy this again. Teddi from Orange, TX
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2018
rating Size: 38G

Simply perfect Jan
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2018
rating Size: 38G

Very comfortable from first time wearing it. I will be buying again! Jan from Atlanta
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2017
rating Size: 40DDD

This bra did nothing to hide my fatty armpit. I thought the coverage was skimpy and the sides were cut far too low to be useful. I would not recommend this bra to anyone needing side or lower armpit coverage.

Wacoal Response: For a softer band with silkier textured fabric and lighter weight cups, try 853192. The band is silky and wide for smoothing and the cups are made of an ultra lightweight and breathable spacer foam. Viola from New York State

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: November, 2017
rating Size: 32DD

I love it! No bulging by the arm pit or under the shoulders. Perfect fit! I ride horses so I needed something full coverage and gives enough support without the bunching or straps digging in or falling down. No worries about bouncing out of my bra as I trot down the trails! Thank you HerRoom for allowing me to ditch the sports bra and having something I can wear at any time! Deborah W. Deborah W. from Brooksville, Fl
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2017
rating Size: 38DD

Horrible bra. Cuts into skin and the fabric is scratchy. Cups are more padded than expected and fit poorly.

Wacoal Response: The sidewings of this bra are meant to fit softly on the body as opposed to a traditional structured band that can create bulges. The soft nature of the fabric means you may have to manually smooth out and manipulate the fabric to get it to lay flat. More than containing tissue this band is meant to feel softer on the body. You should try style 853192 with it’s wide smooth back for more containment of the back and side’s. Krista

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2017
rating Size: 42DDD

The side strap smoother thingies were confusing and didn’t offer any support at all for side-boob.

Wacoal Response: Thank you for the feedback! The sidewings of this bra are meant to fit softly on the body as opposed to a traditional structured band that can create bulges. The soft nature of the fabric means you may have to manually smooth out and manipulate the fabric to get it to lay flat. More than containing tissue this band is meant to feel softer on the body. You should try style 853192 with it’s wide smooth back for more containment of the back and side’s. Amanda from Oklahoma, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2017
rating Size: 36C

I was hesitant to spend this much on a bra - but I am SO GLAD that I did!! It has nice full coverage cups and the side support helps center my breasts too. Just the right amount of lift. Just what I was looking for! PrairieGirl from North Dakota
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 34DD

Love the way it fit, and it was effective in controlling the bulges! Wish it was cheaper for the other colors. CC from Fresno, CA , USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 38DD

It holds me up and it holds me in even when I bend over to pick up something. For a DD bra that is pretty amazing. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 30DDD

This bra fits well and is comfortable. It is my go to bra. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 36C

Love how it smooths the sides. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 32DD

Great! Maria from Mc Kenzie
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2017
rating Size: 36DD

I was curious to see how this compared to the side/back-smoothing greatness that is the "Amazing Assets" style also from Wacoal. The sides of the Ultimate Side Smoother are cool, but they do not smooth as well as the Amazing Assets, and I also experience a lot of bounce with this style despite the large and seemingly substantive cups. Sticking with the AA for now! Sara from Dallas,TX US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2017
rating Size: 36DDD

The comfort is great. The bras purchased with this company has fit me better than any I've worn for DECADES. Karen from Richmond Hill GA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2017
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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