Harlow Demi Bra
Seamed, unlined underwire lace bra
Molded double-layer demi cups with lace overlay
Back adjustable, stretch straps
3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure
Columns and rows increase with size
Great bra, needs better straps and more durable material
I've been wearing the Felina Harlow Demi bra for several years now. It's the only bra that I've found that is supportive for larger cup sizes, and doesn't look like a "grandma" bra. It's also comfortable to wear and doesn't add any padding or contouring (which I don't want/need).
Unfortunately though, I find myself having to repair these bras fairly often because the underwire pokes through on the ends. It most commonly comes through in the center of the bra, but sometimes on the sides as well. I had one that the entire bottom of the cup split open. Sometimes it happens after just wearing it once, sometimes it takes several months, but 99% of the time, I'm sewing the ends to reinforce them and keep the wire in. The stretchy mesh in the back by the hook closures also has a tendency to get worn out easily and either becomes loose, or just rips.
Finally, the straps, after long-term wear, will dig into your shoulders and leave permanent marks. Like I've said, I've worn these bras every day for several years now, so I have permanent indentations now where the straps dig in to my shoulders. I've tried to add padding to the straps, but I haven't found anything that really works well yet. It doesn't really hurt where the straps are, but you can definitely notice an indentation/mark left after long-term use.
I still buy these bras over and over again though, because even after all of the problems I've stated above, the first few sentences of my review are the most important... good fit, supportive, and comfortable. It's very hard to find a good fitting supportive bra in DDD or larger, and this bra is the only one I've found over the years that I feel comfortable in, even if I have to deal with sewing them and the indentations on my shoulders. It would be great if they could reinforce the wires and mesh, and change the straps, then this bra would be perfect!!!