Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bonton I am very pleased with the comfort thus bra provides.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Katester Well Made, Soft, But VERY Little Support
After trying a number of bras from literally 6 different brands this past month and being professionally fitted twice, I decided to search Maidenform (again). They usually don't sell bras in 40D. But this was available in a 40D so I ordered 3 because of the glowing reviews. It surprises me how many list this as a moderately supportive bra. While it is well made and very soft and comfy, it is barely good enough to wear out in public. The cups aren't really molded at all as reviews and pictures suggest. They are what I would call lightly lined cups. You will have 'show thru' when cold. Also, the sides feel like nothing at all because they don't offer much support and certainly don't smooth you. It is a great house or leisure bra. Almost comfy enough to wear to bed. But not great for all day support.
One of the good things about this bra however, is that the cup is designed for a lesser top full breast such as I have (tear drop shape). Having nursed 2 children and gravity getting the better of me as I age, most of my breast weight/tissue is lower. I struggle to find bras in my size that fit well because of this issue. Bras for full figure women are always made for breasts that are perfectly round and full at the top and bottom. Very frustrating. This bra is pretty much perfect in the cup fit for me. No top gaping whatsoever. If they could just give it a bit more structure, wider straps too, you'd have the perfect bra and I would have given it 5 stars hands down.
I would recommend this bra for smaller woman needing light support and light shaping. It is sort of a demi cup which works great for 'tear drop' shaped breasts. Wish there were more bras cut this way.
Also note, I am 5.9" and the straps are a bit long and loose even for me (they lose their hold even after being tightened). If you are petite, this could be an issue for you.