Warning: This post contains pictures of a middle-aged, overweight woman (me) in a bra. May not be suitable for all readers 😉
It’s always hard to find a bra that fits!! Ladies- I know you know what I mean. The measurements are supposed to be standard across all brands, but while I might be a 36C in a Vanity Fair bra, I might be a 40B in a Victoria’s Secret. There’s so many issues – is it itchy? Will it ride up? Do the straps dig into your shoulders? Does it give you back bulges? Do the underwires dig in? I could go on and on. Sometimes, wearing a bra makes me feel like I’m in jail.
So when I heard that Spanx had come out with a new line of bras, I was very excited to try one. I picked the Bra-llelujah!® Lace Underwire Contour in nude. There is a very helpful size chart which tells you how to measure your chest and how to use the measurements to determine your bra size. According to Spanx, I am a 36C (take that, Victoria’s Secret!!). The Spanx website says that the Bra-llelujah is the first-ever bra with an all-hosiery back to keep you smooth.
I went to the UPS Store to pick up my package (we were between houses at the time and had a mailbox there.) My one complaint is that the clerk kind of smirked at me when he handed me the package. It came in a plain brown box, but did very noticeably say “Spanx” in the from section on the label, so I’m guessing that was what the smirk was about.
Anyway, I got it home and opened it up. The inside of the box is really cute and decorated with all kinds of cute sayings about “looking good” in different languages. The bra came on a nice hanger like you would see at a department store and it was wrapped in red tissue paper.
From the moment I tried it on, I loved this bra!!
As you can see the straps are nice and wide, so they don’t cut into your shoulders. The underwire is well padded so you can barely feel it and the back strap is so comfortable. Art’s only complaint is that it’s as thick as a bulletproof vest.
Here are the picture of old bra and Bra-llelujah so you can see the difference:
I think you can definitely see a tiny bit more cleavage in the picture on the right, don’t you?
Now here’ s an old bra/Bra-llelujah comparison from the back:
The photos speak for themselves.
My rating of the Spanx Bra-llelujah!® Lace Underwire Contour: 5 out of 5 v-neck t-shirts!!
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