Ashley Boutique striped bra

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Beautiful Bra, Not So Beautiful Fit!

This is a very beautiful bra that looks sexy on my wife. And if it had not caused her pain during long term use, she would be wearing it more often. But as it sits now, this probably will not see sunlight; and be stuck in a lifetime of sexy play time in the bedroom. I will give it 3 stars because it looks sexy and is pretty well made with the excepting of the problems listed.
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Pros:
price, it looks sexy, it fits true to size.
Cons:
Under wire digs into her sides and caused pain.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review
Lets start with the packaging. It comes in a heavy plastic bag, sitting on a plastic hanger. My wife ripped it open before I could get a good look at the packaging. I asked her if she remembers seeing a tag, and she did not. So my best guess is that this does not come with any instructions on the packaging. Which is ok, because the bra comes with a tag that includes cleaning instructions. The added hanger is a nice extra, though it would be better if it was a padded hanger. But for those always in need of more hangers, it will work. The packaging is not rude in anyway, and does not need to be hidden. After all, it is just a bra.

This is a another hand wash only piece of lingerie. I am ok with bras hanging up in the bathroom. The little boys wont think twice about seeing bras in the house; unlike lingerie hanging up to dry, which would give them more questions that I care to answer. And because this is a hand wash only, it is also a drip dry only. The tag also states to not bleach it.

There are no special instructions needed to store this. Just store it like any other bra in your house. My wife keeps hers in the underwear drawer. She has never had a problem with storing her bras in a drawer, plus they are easy to find latter; unlike searching through the closet if she were to hang them up.

The bra is made from a mixture of 90% Nylon and 10% Spandex. The material on the inside of the cups is very soft to the touch. My wife did not have any problem with the material rubbing her nipples. Which has been a problem with some bras she has had in the past. The cups are lightly padded, not much padding; just enough to feel it. The material used for the side panels feels like 100% spandex. It is very stretchy and forgiving. She also had no problems with the side panels. The side panels are designed with vertical black and white stripes.

The outside of the cups and the center gore are a little on the rough side. The basic design is the same, vertical black and white stripes; but they are covered with a outer white lace. The center gore has a small black bow right between the cups The lace is rough to the touch. Normally this would not be a problem, seeing how the outside of the bra does not come in contact with your nipples during normal wear. But this outside panel wraps over the top and down the inside of the cups about 3/8 of a inch. This is where the problems start for my wife. The rough outer/inner layer starts to rub her breasts slightly raw. Now, I am not a bra wearer, but if my boxers were rubbing my junk raw I would have a problem. So I don't blame my wife for not enjoying this feeling.

The shoulder straps are fully removeable. You can choose how you would like to wear your bra. This is a nice feature. My wife does not wear strapless bras very often. I could probably count on one hand the number of times she has, and still have enough fingers left over to count to 4. But it is nice knowing that she could go strapless with this bra. The straps have little bows on the front, just above the cups.
Experience
The cups come with a metal under-wire. This is nice. Plastic under-wires just feel cheap to my wife and I. The under-wire is very stiff and unforgiving. My wife has a huge problem with the under wire. It digs into her sides and causes pain and redness. I cant tell from feeling the bra if it is a manufacturing flaw in the under wire, or if it is a design flaw. It is more then discomfort for her, it is painful. She will not wear this bra out for the day, but she will wear it around the bedroom.

Normally I would say that the problem is my wife not being used to a metal under wire bra, but this is not the case. All of her other bras have metal under wires in them. And yet she has no problems with discomfort or pain caused by the bras. So this problem is from the design, or lack of design; of the bra. It is a shame too, this is a beautiful bra. It is very sexy. I wish she would wear it more, but then I don't want my wife to be in pain. So I don't see this being anything more then a play bra around the house.

We purchased this bra in a 34B size. And it fits like it should. She wears 34B VS bras, and this one fits just about the same as the more expensive VS bras. And for 1/2 the price too. It is just a shame that it does not work for her.
Follow-up commentary
My wife has not worn this much, because of the under-wire problem. It is such a cute bra, its a shame that the under-wire pokes her and causes pain. If this did not happen, I would have to say this bra is just as good as a VS bra. It fits her like it was formed for her breasts. It is beautiful and delicate. It has everything a good bra should have, minus the under-wire problem. Such a shame.
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My Ashley Boutique striped bra tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Can be worn during intercourse
    • Can be worn under clothing
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Campus/roommate living
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Breasts
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Comments
  • richsam
    richsam  
    Thank you for the review
  • Shade
    Shade  
    Loved the review! Thanks so much!
  • Tbanda
    Tbanda  
    Nice review
  • Geogeo
    Geogeo  
    thanks, I love this bra though the underwire popped out of mine
  • petname
    petname  
    Thanks for discussing the size; that's the main reason I read the lingerie reviews!
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