Todays the start of a new Lingerie Addict tradition, one that I hope will become as consistent and enriching as my first tradition, Photo Friday. One of my goals when I first started writing this blog was to have a place people could find honest, unbiased reviews before purchasing lingerie. That goal is still very important to me, and to make sure it happens more frequently, this week marks the beginning of Review Wednesday.
Full disclosure: many of the products I review here will be free samples. Ill be sure to let you know when they are. However, you can rest assured that every opinion presented here is my own. When I like something, Ill tell you. And when I dont, youll know that too. Otherwise, whats the point of a review?
Today, Im talking about the Breeze Comfort Basic Black Push Up Bra. Manufactured in China, the Breeze Comfort line is the worlds first padded and sports bra that breathes. Its designed with ventilated padding, which lets heat and moisture out but allows air and circulation in. These tiny perforations arent visible from the outside, so you dont have to worry about the bra being sheer or see-through. The bra Im reviewing here retails for $27.99 (with free shipping to the US) and is available in sizes 32A through 44DD.
My first impressions upon taking the bra out of its packaging was that it was very smooth and basic. It was tag free, had double straps, and a low plunge front, which are all nice features. Upon putting the bra on, it added both shape and lift to my bust. My clothing was filled out by about an extra cup size, and the bra was perfectly seamless underneath both dresses and t-shirts.
However, there was a major downside. This bra has way too much padding, and the padding it uses is both hard and uncomfortable. It felt a bit like having two sandbags on my chest, and people I hugged while I wearing it (including my boyfriend) remarked on the amount of padding between their bodies and mine. While the bra looked nice under clothing, I felt odd while wearing it, as though it was dramatically obvious that I was wearing a push-up bra. That kind of discomfort is definitely not sexy.
I cant review the breathability function, as its still rather cold and wet in Seattle, but I can say that based on the discomfort associated with the padding Id be reluctant to purchase this on my own.
Has anyone reading this tried the Breeze Comfort bra? And do you all know of any comfortable push-up bras? Id love to hear your thoughts!
Disclosure: I received the item discussed above free of charge for review purposes only. The retailer/manufacturer/designer did not influence this review in any way, shape, or form. All opinions presented here are the authors own.
Author: Cora Harrington