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jcpenney.com | Playtex® 18 Hour® Comfort Strap® Bra - 4693

Playtex® 18 Hour® Comfort Strap® Bra - 4693

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  • 44
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

With exceptional support and outstanding comfort, women come back to this lace-accented Playtex 18 Hour bra again and again.

 
  • padded cushion straps relieve shoulder pressure and help  prevent strap “dig-in” lace accents and a pretty floral pattern add a feminine touch 
  • exclusive Spanette fabric provides all-day support and stretches to comfortably support your every move
  • polyester
  • machine wash, line dry
  • imported
  • manufacturer's style #4693
Rated 3 out of 5 by from uncomfortable under arms I have worn Playtex 18 hour bras for years and mistakenly ordered this one, thinking it was a different style (it is similar to one I purchased regularly). I don't know if the problem is due to the extended width of the shoulder strap, but the sides of the bra coming up under my arms are cut too close to the underarm area and cut into it. I loosened the strap adjustments and that helped some, but it is still very high cut on the sides. The cups are also "taller" and although there is great support without wires, it feels extremely tight at times. I have worn my other styles to compare, and this one is one I would not buy again. It is beautifully made, lovely design, but just not what feels right. If you do not want a bra cutting into your underarm area, then forget this one. The bra I find most comfortable is Playtex 18 Hour Comfort Lace Wirefree Bra Style: 18367 and I have never found this a problem in fit. Another one which fits well is Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift & Support Wirefree Bra Style: 23480
Date published: 2012-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps 'Em Standing Tall & Natural Ok, seriously I am a very large woman with narrow small shoulders and melon sized gals! This is the ONLY bra that keeps the gals where they need to be without killing my shoulders or digging into my underarms. Have tried them all, none come close to this classic, well priced bra. Just wish they made this bra in more colors for size 52D and with matching cute underwear. Not sure why this site does not practice upselling because I would seriously welcome suggestions for matching underwear. Big gals want to feel sexy too!!!!!! Bonus they send bras to my house and no one else has ever tried it on before because years ago I got a fungal infection below breasts and doctor traced it back to trying on bras before purchasing. Took a lot of medicine to cure it and I never want it back again. Very efficient way to shop for an excellent product.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the girls are happy ! I have just reached my 65th birthday and the girls were looking for some support. This bra is great for us girls who refuse to let everything droop down, it makes me feel young again and gives me some shape. the straps are nice and wide so there is no digging in and the cups keep everything where it's supposed to be. I have tried other bras but I keep coming back to Playtex as my favorite. I was always a fan of underwire but even without the wire it supports just fine.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bra I was greatly pleased with the bra. Best feeling and it made me look younger with the lift than you could imagine. At the age of 84, I look great.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy great support Glad I got this! The fit is great and it is nice to have support for larger chest sizes
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stiff Wont buy another. This bra has extremely wide, stiff sides. Very uncomfortable!
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Used to Be a Good Product but Not Any More ! I found a number of bad reviews on this bra online relating to overall quality: (1) bad plastic smell, (2) hooks bending after a few wears, and (3) bumps in the material showing through to the clothing. The reviews were by people who'd been purchasing Playtex bras for years. When the woman who had the issue with the bumps cut into her bra to see what the bumps were she found small plastic pellets inside. After reading these reviews I opened the packaging of the two bras I recently purchased for my mother and they did have a horrible plastic smell, a smell that lingers on your fingers, a smell similar to car tires and rubber balloons. I felt nauseous and got a headache after smelling it a few times. My guess is that it's the 84% natural rubber latex Band Facing they are now using--probably more "cost effective". I'm returning the bras and looking for a company that can provide quality without toxicity and inferior materials. It appears Playtex is more profit oriented than customer or product oriented. If not I look forward to your response.
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bra for woman who need extra support. This is the only bra that I can wear. Great support. Great full coverage. Straps are the only ones that don't dig into my shoulders. I read one review of someone complaining that the sides were too high and cut into her underarms. I have never had that problem and I have only worn This style bra for over 15 years. I suspect she is wrong about what size of bra she wears.
Date published: 2016-10-05
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Help with sizing
I am a 40B and love the fit, style and comfort of this bra "Ambrielle®Woman Mystique Embroidered Balconet Bra". I have gone to a couple of your stores local to me and have been told that Ambrielle does not make a 40b anymore. I have tried a 40c and the cup is way to big. help
5 years, 8 months ago
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I can only tell you what I did and do - I'm hard to fit. Measure the band on the bra you have that your like - without stretching it. Write down that measurement. Then with the help of a yardstick or friend with a tape-measure, stretch that bra's band as far out as it will 'go' - write down that measurement. (Make sure you are only measuring to the line of hooks you use - not the looser ones or tighter ones if you use the middle.)

Cup-size is more tricky. Back to that last.

Hook your bra you like. Measure the distance between the straps in front and back. Write down that number.

Trace the shape of the front of the bra on a piece of paper - i.e. - does it "plunge"?

Measure the bottom of the band to the top of the bra in the middle of cleavage area. Write that down on your tracing.

Cups - this means you will be trying on a bra that meets the other measurements you like - measure the "length" (horizontal) of the cup from middle of cleavage over to where it goes into side seam.

This should help you get another bra similar to what you have.

Saves trying on a lot of bras -

And remember to take your old bra with you - - instead of trying on a lot of bras (and getting depressed or exhausted) go at this like a "mathmatician" or "dress maker" - use your old bra you like as a pattern and measure it against the new bra, if the measurements seem to check out.

New bra will be a little tight until it stretches out a bit.

Hope this helps!
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Ask the store clerk if she has a comparable bra your size and try it on.
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Try going in for a bra fitting, if you haven't already. You may find that you actually wear a 38C instead of a 40B, for example, which might allow you to order the bra you like.
5 years ago
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Answer: 
try a 38 c ........You go down in band size & up in cup.
40 b = 38c
38c=40b

36 b = 34 a down cup size
36 b = 38 a up cup size
5 years, 6 months ago
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Answer: 
Thank you for reaching out to us! Unfortunately we discontinued the Ambrielle balconette bras due to lack of customer demand for that size. We do have a bra with similar visual appeal and color offerings as the Ambrielle Mystique bra. This Playtex Embroidered Foam Bra is available in 40B online and can be found at the link below:

http://www2.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.asp...
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Take a picture of the bra front and back, and straps. Make sure to show the size/ width of the band.

Fax, or scan and save a jpg of the picture and measurements - send to Playtex for help. Call first to ensure you have a good email or fax #.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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yes at that age I would recommend maybe front closer
1 year, 2 months ago
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Try Underscore® Fashion Plus Comfort Wire-Free Bra @ J C Penny's
Underscore is J C Penny's brand made by Playtex.......
5 years, 6 months ago
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We are always happy to provide options for your intimate apparel needs. We would suggest 2 items similar bras that are available in most JCPenney stores and online.

The 1st is 18HR Active Lifestyle at the link below:

http://www5.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?GrpTyp=PRD&ItemID=1573547&DeptID=70659&CatID=71382&SO=0&SelDim=3%7e+11%7e&x5view=1&NOffset=0&Ne=5+3+11+586+1031+18+904+949+833&shopperType=G&N=4294953586+367&Nao=0&PSO=0&CmCatId=70659|71382)

The 2nd is 18HR Seamless Smoothing bra at the link below:

http://www5.jcpenney.com/jcp/x6.asp...)

I'm sure one of these will work for your mom!
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Call Customer Service.
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I ordered two different colors and got the mulitple discount. You have to order one, then go back and order another. At the end you will receive the discount when you check out.
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Select your desired band size, cup, color then click add to bag. When the pop up showing the item you just added to your bag appears, click the close button at the top of that pop up screen. You can now select another band size, cup and color for that item. Now click add to bag again. You should now have both items in your cart.
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Playtex 18 hour posture bra front closure
Does the bra style #4695 have the full back or just the little 2-3 inch back, I have worn the style 4643 for years but they have changed the back of it and or the straps are different on other styles. I want the full back support and the cushioned wide strap. Is this still available?
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the Bra i bought had great coveage and did not have the small stap in the back that bunches.
it was

Playtex® Perfectly Smooth Underwire Bra 1525
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Answer: 
Style 4695 has the 2-3 inch back strap with the front close hooks. The original 18HR posture bra with the comfort strap was discontinued by the vendor about 3 years ago. Because of the high customer demand, they introduced an updated version (style 4643).

We do offer several other posture bras. Based on your description, we would suggest you try the Glamorise Posture bra at the link below:

http://www5.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?GrpTyp=STY&ItemID=1572a7e&DeptID=70659&CatID=71387&SO=0&SelDim=5~&x5view=1&NOffset=0&Ne=3+11+8+5+586+1031+18+904+949+833&shopperType=G&N=4294953584+4294965542&Nao=0&PSO=0&CmCatId=EXTERNAL|71387

Hope this helps!
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The wide, padded part of the strap did not reach the top of my shoulders, I am long from shoulder to armpit.
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I've ordered Playtex bras and I might have ordered this very one. Their straps are too short. I felt like I was wearing a straight jacket. I much prefer Bali.
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Yes the wide part does fit on top of my shoulders. They have made the strap longer.
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