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A bra is a bra, you might think, but that's where you'd be wrong. As every girl knows there are 4 different kinds of bra. There are sexy, playtime bras, sports bras, sleep bras and straightfroward support bras. If you want a playtime bra then go to Ann Summers. If you want a sports model then try Sloggi. Both manufacturers are quite expensive and you only get one bra that does a specific job for your money. This is where Playtex comes into it's own. A Playtex bra is carefully made and if it fits you properly it will be suitable for most purposes. (Mmm! maybe not the playtime things though!) Playtex don't make flimsy, fashion bras that fit just where they touch. Maybe a little explanation about bras in general would help to illustrate my point here. A bra, or brassiere is an item of women's underwear. It is designed to help support a woman's breasts. This sounds like a simple matter but its not as easy as you'd think. There are lots of variation in people so one size certainly won't fit everyone. The first modern bra was invented in New York in 1922. It was called the Maidenform and by all accounts wasn't very comfortable. So, you've decided on a Playtex bra because they are made in so many different sizes and cup sizes. How do you choose which one is best for you? Apparently most women, especially those with large busts, are wearing the wrong bra size. When you choose a bra you should pay more attention to fit and comfort than you do to style and construction. Test a bra with your eyes closed! When you finally choose your bra and get the correct size you should always lean forward when you put it on to ensure that you always get the best fit. To sum up, if you like a bra that fits properly and is designed to provide correct support and fit, then buy Playtex. These bras cost around £17 each which considerably more than a supermarket own brand one but you
do get superior fit. You will also find that if you wash a Platex bra correctly you will get years of wear out of it. Girls, if you have read this far, you should now know how to choose a comfy bra. Guys, if you've read this far you now know what not to buy the lady in your life (get yourself to an Summers Shop, or to La Senza if you've a bit more taste in that department, it's much more romantic!)
I like Playtex bras, they're just nice really. Definitely the sort of bra for everyday wear here, nothing too fancy or sexy, but supportive and comfortable, without being too "old" in style. I like them. I've got two Playtex "Affinity" bras, one black, one white. The black one has been fantastic, but in all honesty, I've had problems with the white one. I'll explain later. Basically, these bras are made of microfibre, and are very stretchy, so you wouldn't expect a lot of support. They are no wonderbra, and if you need super duper support these aren't the bras for you, but I find that they feel really nice and I definitely feel adequately supported. The underwiring helps. Back to my "white bra problem". It's two-fold really. Firstly, when I was on holiday, I scagged the fine material on one of the cups. I don't recall doing it, but a hole developed which was really irritating and I had to get a new one. The material is really fine and you have to be careful with it, but if you are, it's great. Secondly, my Mum washed my bras by hand in really mild detergent over a period of about 2 months abroad. When we got back, I noticed that despite the careful handling, the white bra had gone really dark and off-white, almost light grey, on the thinner areas. Just be really careful when you wash these ones. All in all, I like Playtex, I think their bras are great. If you take goot care of them, and don't do what I did, you'll be fine. Definitely a comfortable bra for everyday use.