Rated 3 out of 5 by JCPShopperNJ Painful shoulders
After reading all the reviews about how comfortable this bra was for large chested women, I decided to give it a try. While I give it points for fit, I have to say it is probably the most painful bra I've ever worn. I bought 2, gave one a few days thinking I might get used to it. I even washed it, but nothing helped. I referred to it as a torture-device the entire few days I tried it, and then decided there is no hope. The other one is being returned. My shoulders still hurt! And I hated the front closure -- very difficult to deal with if your boobs are in the way, which they probably are if you are a well endowed woman like I am.
The problem with bras is you can't really tell how comfortable they are or how well they support until you've worn them for a day. I always feel at that point, it's too late to return them, which is why I have a drawer full of uncomfortable or unsupporting bras, to which I will add this one.
March 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sue2202 Sizing is an issue
I think the bra would have been comfortable but I could tell from other comments that something was up with the sizing. So let me be specific what the issue is -- the cups are way bigger than the letter designation and the around size is either a bit big or on the button. I know my cup size, a D, and these were huge cups in this bra -- way, way too big. As to size around, I'm hesitant to be as sure of my opinion -- I'm recovering from a surgery and have gained about 25 lbs so I thought the 40 around would be too small since that's my normal size but it wasn't and it wasn't quite snug on the smallest set of hooks.
Now this all sounded bad and it's not. I plan on ordering it again but I will try a 38C this next time -- on size down in cup and one size down in the measurement around. It's a shame they don't carry one in each size, not for sale, but just for try on and then order right there in the department.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wvnan312 The bra with comfort and lift.
I ordered this bra on-line without first seeing one personally. I have been extremely happy with it. The bra fits well, is comfortable and provides the necessary lift. I would order this style again.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cyndi34 A bra with great support, that's well made, and offers relief of shoulder pain.
This bra has been a "day-saver' to say the least! It has made my days more productive, as I was previously experiencing bad carpal tunnel symptoms due to pressure from my old bra's straps to my shoulders. I was in pain, and this bra, with it's racerback, and relieved me of all my symptoms! Thanks JCP for carrying such well-made bras, at affordable prices, and in the larger sizes, beyond DD!!!
August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maire7 Good support for full-bust
I bought this bra to wear home from the pool. It is so hard to put a bra on a damp body, which is much easier with a front closure bra. This bra does that. It is comfortable and pretty for the amount of support it gives. Some of the hooks did come off. I hooked it on the tightest row of hooks when I put it on, and when I took it off at night, several of the hooks had slipped to the loosest row. No big deal, but if I had it on the loosest row to start with there could have been a problem. Still, I would buy another one because it does work well for the purpose I purchased it.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mvscales This product fits really well for large sizes
I am disabled and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and support from this bra. The fit is very comfortable for me and not having to wrestle with a traditional hook-in-the-back bra was very helpful. I would recommend it to anyone who might be having similar issues or if you just want a really comfortable but still supportive undergarment.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rgesheep The fit is excellent
I've been buying another brand for years and years, but haven't been comfortable in that style since putting on weight years ago. When I looked at your tips on bra sizing, I realized why my bras weren't comfortable anymore. Even though I had gone up in size, I didn't realize that I was still wearing one cup size too small.
This bra is quite a bit more expensive than the others I wore before, but not only does it fit much better, but being disabled now, I was ready to change over to a front hook bra.
After buying two of them I ordered two more.
November 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by WarmFuzzyFeelings Relieves stress on shoulders
About 6 months ago I was diagnosed with severe tendonitis and bursitis in my shoulder. As a full figured woman, my bra straps were causing additional pain. The extra back support and placement of the straps closer to my neck has significantly reduced my pain. I bought 6 different styles of Glamorise bras and this relieves the stress the best as it has the most back support. The front close is a plus with my shoulder issue also.
June 3, 2011