I’ve always kinda envied girls who are not so well endowed in the chest area … the ability to find a cute blouse that fits, not worrying about looking trashy when wearing a plunging neckline, and being able to find a bargain bra that looks pretty.
So, when I saw that New Look were doing a range of bras in DD-G, I was super stoked! I ordered this one the moment I saw it on ASOS … I mean, it is only £12.99
Now the pattern is cute. But that is where my enthusing ends.
This bra is awful. The moment I opened the parcel I was concerned by the quality of the bra – it just screamed cheap!
Trying it on only worsened my opinion of the piece. Cup size was no-where near the G cup promised by the label. I’m frequently fluctuation between a G and GG but this was more than a little too tight. My chest barely fitted in the cups meaning my boobs became flattened downwards … I don’t know about you, but I really dislike the boobs squashed down the knees look!
Not only this, but the back band was as elastic as a hair band – the ping effect of this bra is the dream of a 14 year old boy!
The elasticity meant that the band was at once too big and too small for me. At the front, the bra gaped open beneath my boobs, sitting a good inch away from my skin. From behind, it appeared to dig in and constrict my back. The straps also dug into my flesh yet pulled easily away from my back by a good 4inches when tugged.
I feel I could have gone up (or down) several sizes in the back and experience the exact same problem.
Needless to say, the bra offered no support and I can’t say I can find one redeeming feature about this thing.
The bra is safely on its way back to the ASOS warehouse and I will probably not venture near another New Look bra any time soon.
What about you, have you ever found a bargain bra to sing about?