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#213435 - 06/15/11 09:23 AM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: yonuh]
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yonuh, I'll let you know; my main concern is fit. But I think they do conform to a person's form. I'm really considering buying the Wish Lace and Wild Prints, because I like fancy
undies, but comfort is of upmost importance. Anything under $20.00 seems like a good price. Even with shipping these average out to $15.00 each. Plus I don't wear them everyday, just when I leave the house to go shopping, geocaching, or to a restaurant. So IMHO they ought to last the rest of life. LOL...however long that may be!!!
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#213508 - 06/21/11 10:11 AM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: jabber]
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Anne,
I can't make up my mind about these bras. I've only worn the
2 black ones; haven't tried the other colors yet. It's warm and muggy here and I don't feel like being confined; currently only covering with a beach dress. Like I said before, I think, the 1st time they bug me a little, but the 2nd time they seem fine.
Let's see what Chatty thinks when she gets hers. I'm keeping mine. But am going to order the next size up, when I send for
the prints and lace.
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#213509 - 06/21/11 03:00 PM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: jabber]
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Hi Jabber,

I know what you mean about not wanting to feel confined when it is hot and muggy.

I actually bought a couple of "bras" at the store the other day as they were cheap and seemed worth a try. They are from Hanes, and called "the bandini." They come in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL... Supposedly, according to the package, these bras feature "comfort flex fit" and their "smart sizes shape to fit you."

These things pull on over the head -- no hooks or anything -- and they have an X-back. According to the pictures on the label, they can be worn strapless, or with one or the other strap up...

I would show you what they look like, but their web page seems to be missing a pic: Hanes Comfort Flex Bra

Anyway, even with the air conditioning running, it seems like a lot of work to "climb into" one of these things, due to their tight-fitting pull on nature. So I got a black one and a white one, and I, too, have only worn the black.

It was quite comfortable once I got it on, though the level of support was probably pretty minimal...

My next challenge is my niece's wedding in August. I've bought a nice, soft V-necked dress from Coldwater Creek, but I don't think this bra is going to be something I want to bother with in the steamy heat of August. So I am still on the hunt for a comfortable and supportive bra that might also be considered pretty...

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Edited by Anne Holmes (06/21/11 03:02 PM)
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#213513 - 06/21/11 04:46 PM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: Anne Holmes]
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The only complaint I have about the 'sports bra' type styles is that I end up with a 'uniboob'; no definition at all. I'm not particularly fond of that look!
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#213515 - 06/21/11 05:09 PM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: yonuh]
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Yeah, I agree. I'd say this thing does keep you from "bouncing" but not much else...
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#213516 - 06/21/11 05:55 PM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: Anne Holmes]
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I am having decent luck with bras I ordered through Kohl's online. They are wirefree and made by Vanity Fair. They do give some support and are attractive. I just hate wearing a bra at all.
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#213519 - 06/21/11 08:35 PM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: yonuh]
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I had to buy all new bras because my size changed after my left breast implant blew a flat (LOL--that's an entirely different story) and I had both implants removed and boobs lifted. I went from a 36C to a 38B, a hard size to find.

I like Vera Wangs' bras at Kohls but most are underwire, something I'm not a big fan of. I'm thinking of trying Spanx.
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#213526 - 06/22/11 10:13 AM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: Dianne]
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Anne,
I like the idea of having a choice of straps, since some new styles have one shoulder bear. These genie bras are comfortable after the 1st or 2nd wearing but it does take a bit of doing to get into them. That Hanes Comfort Flex you mentioned looks similar to the genie. I actually look for tops with built-in bras for the summer. Good luck with that August wedding; Coldwater Creek has nice garments.

yonuh,
Next time I'm in Kolh's I'll check out Vanity Fair.

Diane,
I'll size up Vera Wangs' bars too,[pun intented]; I used to wear Maidenform underwire but can't seem to find them lately.

All I want is comfort. Sizes are really crazy nowadays!
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#213528 - 06/22/11 10:44 AM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: jabber]
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I couldn't find my size in any stores so had to order online.
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#213530 - 06/22/11 11:27 AM Re: Genie Bras.. [Re: yonuh]
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Jabber, Kohls has Maidenform!
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