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Ok, so this is a bit of a taboo subject to review- but i'm going to do it as buying bras seems to be one of the most complicated things for a woman to get right. I can get measured in three different stores and get three different sizes, so getting a perfectly fitted bra seems somewhat of a challenge these days.
Wonderbra the Brand
If i was to ask you to name a major underwear manufacturer and brand, Wonderbra would probably be one of the first you come up with. It has, for as long as i can remember been one of the most highly advertised and publisised brands on the market. Through researching for this review, Wonderbra first hit the market in the sixties and has been a hit with women ever since. It was in the nineties however that Wonderbras became available in the UK, and if i remember correctly thats about the time i first recall seeing one advertised too.
Wonderbra bras has come a long way since the 60s, back then the bras where more fuctional and supportive- compared to those on the market today. These days the brand is more known for its 'push up qualities' and is renowned for giving those with even the most ample of chest a killer cleavage.
Wonderbra provide all different types of bra, depending on the womans needs. These include, plunge, push up, strapless, gel, padded, sports- aswell as underwear and control wear.
Sizes range from a 32 A, right upto a 38 D (according to their website).
I do find the wonderbra to be very pricey, however if you want a great fit and a killer cleavage it is worth paying for. I purchased the plunge bra in a 36 D about 6 years ago, it worked brilliantly and was really supportive. I only wore it with certain items of clothing on nights out, but i did find it to be long lasting and great quality. Unfortunately (or not?) i went up about five cup sizes so the Wonderbra range could no longer accomodate my chest size. I do think Wonderbra could do with expanding upon which sizes they provide, as many women require larger sizes then what they can currently offer.
The plunge bra is made from a very soft, yet sturdy material and the straps are supportive without diggin into my skin. I find the grips on the back easy to attach and can be ajusted give or take a couple of back sizes.
Overall i loved the Wonderbra range, its just a shame they dont accomodate for larger bust sizes.
As I have quite a large chest size I find it hard at time to find a nice comfortable bra that will give me a nice support, one that looks nice but also can give me a nice looking clevage. When i came across the wonderbra i was a little skeptical about how good it could be especially as it is not a cheap thing to buy for just one item of clothing. However I had an invite to a party and decided i would spend and see it would look good in the new strapless dress I had just brought. When I tried it on for the first time it was very very comfortable and found it gave me enough support to feel comfortable in even though it is strapless. This also looked very nice with the new dress that I had just brought and overall feel that it is worth it to spend a little bit more then you normally would with underwear just to make you feel fabulous!
I own a lot of strapless dresses and therefore buy a lot of strapless bras. However, recently I bought a dress with a really deep plunging neckline and though I'm a one for tit tape, find that when I get hot it peels off and I'm not exactly flat chested and so it doesn't do the best of jobs and not lets talk about showing nipples off to the world when its cold...so if I can I prefer to wear a bra!
This is what brought me into contact with the Wonderbra plunge bra. I spotted it in the Freemans catalogue one night and costing £36.00, I thought was a reasonable price to pay considering the make and that I'd get a fair bit of usage out of it!
The Bra Itself:
Available in black or nude, I chose the black option and that black option is satin feel and made from 59% Polyester, 33% Polyamide, 8% Elastane and is fully machine washable (though not able to be tumble dried) at 40c. It comes in sizes 32a-38d and has 3 rows of fastenings to the back of it so you can adjust it to fit your width.
The pads are soft and you get two triangle shaped pads too that you can shove in to enhance your cup size and the whole thing really is very comfortable indeed to wear. It has no bones/wires under the cups and has a real deep plunge to it.
It's a plain, satin feel bra, adjustable and it stays in place and I love the moulded cups which give me a killer, perky looking bust whilst the bra holds it in place for me so I don't have to worry!
This gets a huge thumbs up from me for not only looking great, but adding a shape to my bust and being firm gripping! A great bra!
Available online and from Freemans (www.freemans.com).