Maidenform The Dream Collection Wire-Free Bralette
runs SMALL! :(
I still have high hopes for this bra. I love the design - the wide band keeps it from riding up like so many lightweight bras do, and the double-lined cups are super-soft and prevent nipple show-through. But something is definitely off about the sizing! Thanks to post-cancer reconstruction, I am a a perfect 34C, so I ordered the M. The cups are too small and the band is too tight even on the loosest hooks. Unfortunately, I took all the tags off & tried to wear it anyway so I can't return it :( But I went ahead and re-ordered it in a large because it seems like it would be perfect if it just fit right!
January 23, 2013
Loved it, but ran too small
I really liked this bra - the styling, the fabric (a little shiny!), the shape, and the double layer of fabric. But unfortunately, I will be returning it. I have been professionally measured as a 38B, but the XL size was too tight around. Also, the shoulder straps were too short. This last part is true of many bras for me, probably because I am tall. But, it should have been roomier around, if it was advertised to fit 36C/38B/38C. I am actually a smaller B-cup, and I do think the cups were going to work fine on me.
So, I would recommend this bra if you like a wireless style, or a "bralette." If my experience is typical, you will want to fall in the smaller end of the size range, and maybe order the next size up if not. Oh - and only if bra straps are usually plenty long enough.
December 23, 2011