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

Playtex® 18 Hour® Comfort Strap® Bra - 4693

web ID: 1248019
  • Full Figure
  • 34
  • 36
  • 38
  • 40
  • 42
  • 44
  • 46
  • 48
  • 50
  • 52
  • 54
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • D-dd
  • Dd
  • Ddd

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 4693 is my all time favorite bra I was having shoulder pain and back pain from the type of bras I wore. Then about 20 years ago when I was a 40C, I discover 4693 and my problems with the straps digging into my shoulders disappeared. Over the years as I lost weight and gained it back again, I stuck with the 4693 in various cup sizes and I could always count on these bras supporting my breasts most comfortably without the shoulder pain. Now I weigh less and wear a 38B and although I thought could maybe try some of the sexier bras, they just didn't hack it for me. I love the way these bras stand up to the washing machine and dryer if I forget to remove them from the load after washing. They literally last for years. And when JCP has them on sale, that is when to buy a couple to keep your girls in style. Playtex, thanks to taking care of my girls.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really supportive, good shaping...but the seams! Love the support of this bra. Best of any bra I've tried, and I've tried a lot, including underwires. I also like the shaping - breasts project forward, not to the sides, reduced side bulge, rounded cone-shaped cup. Color selection is fantastic. However, even though the cup size was fine (36 C), the seams showed through every top I tried except for bulky sweaters, which I rarely wear. It was worst right around the nipple, where the clothing fabric rests right across the seam. It's made worse by the slight puckering in the seam, which you can visibly see in the cup even before you put the bra on. Maybe I just got two that were flawed in the sewing. But either way, I sent them back. It's a shame because the bras are really well made, and like I said, give great support.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from only bra that works I am 70, wear a 42 D bra this is the only style that holds me up comfortably. The price is half what I use to spend. Perfect.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from reliably comfortable I have been wearing this same bra for decades. Well, not the same bra! I am large breasted and have never been able to find a better fit. I also have scars from lung surgery which will not allow me to wear underwires. So this is a dependable fit. I do wish, however, that someone would figure out a way to keep it from sliding up in the back without having to wear it so tight I can't breathe. Also, I wear the beige. It goes with everything. Yet it is becoming harder to find. I really don't need royal blue or red.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, Great Value I have been wearing the Playtex 18 Hour Bra for um-teen years and would wear no other. The bra is extremely comfortable. I buy several at a time and rotate them, they last a very long time if properly cared for (maybe if not properly cared for), I have never placed the bras in the dryer, air dry only. I just purchased additional Playtex 18 Hour Bras and will continue to do so as long they are available. I usually purchase the light beige and of course one in Black. BEST BRAS EVER!!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fit Runs Small I bought this bra in purple, and also earlier purchased it in white. The fit runs small-all my other bands measure 36 and fit just fine, this one is still tight at 38. If you are a 36, I recommend you get a 40. Also, there is a distinct odor off-gassing from this bra; I think it's from the rubber in the elastic. This smell remains after several washings; in fact, I haven't gotten it out of the white one yet, after several months. A pretty bra, and comfortable, if you can get a good fit.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a great bra Okay, I have the hardest time finding bras. I love wire-free and rarely find a bra large enough to hold and that is comfortable. Everything is held in place and my shoulders do not hurt at the end of the day. This bra does have the larger shoulder straps, but they are not so overbearing that you get uncomfortable. Also, this bra minimizes so I feel much more confident in my t-shirts. I'm so glad I ordered this, and I plan on buying more!
Date published: 2016-12-05
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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
Asked by: lildynamite
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!
Answered by: Bmom
Date published: 2016-11-25

My elderly Mom wears a Playtex bra style 4170 which has been discontinued. Can you recommend a style closest to it that I can purchase for her?

Asked by: Icancook
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 #.
Answered by: Bmom
Date published: 2016-09-24

I would like to get 2 bras but different colors and the system won't let me, What should I do?

Asked by: Rebeca
Call Customer Service.
Answered by: Bmom
Date published: 2016-09-24

Does this bra have elastic straps and what is the difference between D-dd and DDD cup? Thank you.

Asked by: Cathy
The bra does not have elastic straps and I do not know the difference between D-dd and DDD cup as I should have gotten DD cups.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-02-05

Does this bra contain latex?

I have a latex allergy and am looking for a latex free bra.
Asked by: gonepostal
I have no idea if it is latex free. You might consider checking JCPenney's description on their website.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-10-15
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