Rated 1 out of 5Â by jimmyboofet difficult
I have my masters and felt that I needed a doctorate in order to construct this bra - not worth it!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by HisGirlFriday Tricky to use!
Overall I'd give this bra a C+. Here's why:
1). No written directions or step-by-step illustrations, just a few photos on the package. My advice: take a few hours to play around with all the options, well in advance of when you need to wear it!
2). Maidenform uses clear plastic loop hooks on the inside edge of the bra instead of fabric loops. If you get frustrated or are in a hurry while changing the straps, IMO you could rip one of the plastic loop hooks.
3). I wear a 42DD bra, so I ordered the size 10. On me, the cup size is alternately too big and then too small. If I wear the bra with the halter strap, my breasts sit in the cups, nowhere near filling up the cups. But if I wear the shoulder straps like a regular bra, the cups flatten my chest, pulling my breasts toward my arm pits, much like a minimizer bra would.
4). I wear a size 16W and there is no way the low back strap is going to wrap comfortably around my 40 inch waist! And, realistically, no matter what size you are, the low back strap is only going to lower the bra strap about 1 inch (and stay there!), certainly not enough to accommodate a deep V or a backless dress that hits at the small of your back.
5). And, most importantly, once I did get it adjusted how I needed, it quickly shifted out of place as I began to move around and try on different outfits.
It's a great concept in theory, but probably works best with smaller cup sizes. So for me, this bra is going back.