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Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Bra Review

It is normal for ladies to question whether a bra can provide good lift and support when it is wireless. This Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Bra Review will answer the same question and even reveal more of how great (or not}) this bra is. 

Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Bra Review

It is impressive how Playtex 18 Hour Bra is so comfortable to wear even for long periods. Do not expect the lift as when wearing push up bras, yet for its design, you will thank it for creating perky girls.

Playtex womens 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support...

Pros

  • Wide, padded straps allow for comfort for long hours
  • Partially separated cups do not create the ‘uni-boob’ effect
  • Soft and comfortable under cup lining support with no discomfort
  • Full cup and wide strap design provides plenty of coverage and support

Cons

  • Not padded; thin lining might make your breasts noticeable under clothes during cold weather
  • Wrinkly fabric on the upper area of the cups
  • Might need an extender with the band a bit short
  • Strap adjustment lacks tightness
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Playtex womens 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support...
  • Make the most of your curves! Lift panels in cups five beautiful natural-looking shaping
  • TruSUPPORT bra design delivers comfortable 4-way support-in a gorgeous floral jacquard fabric
  • Cushioned straps papmer your shoulders and stay put

What To Expect

Between a full-figured or petit woman, the Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Bra will fit the former better. This bra may not be for you if your breasts have lost elasticity and droop. That being said, let us take a look at what you can expect from this particular product.  

Design, Style, and Fabric

This full cup bra features the TruSUPPORT design by Playtex which claims to provide back support while also improving posture. It uses a floral jacquard fabric outside and 100% percent cotton for the cup lining. That makes this a breathable bra.

Is the style sexy? You won’t say that. With its full cup design and wide straps and sidebands, this bra is somewhat comparable to maternity and nursing bras

The Playtex 18 Hour Bra is a conservative version. It has full cups with a high middle section. This is not something you would wear under outfits with a low neckline.

Fit and Comfort

Choose your normal size for this bra. Although it is comfortable to wear even for long periods, you may have problems with the fit. You will learn why later. On the other hand, it is quite surprising how a wireless bra as this gives good support and lift.

Cups

The cups are undoubtedly soft to touch. They are comfortable to wear even for a long time, no discomfort, no itching. You should also know that the cups are lined. Without enough padding, you have to be more careful wearing the bra in cold weather. 

Playtex 18 hour ultimate lift and support bra

Aside from the under cup lining, you would also notice the parallel stitchings along the outer side of the cups. This is perhaps a part of what they call the TruSUPPORT technology. These detailed linings provide the lift and somehow contours the breast into a flattering shape.

While the full cup design plus the wide straps all together provide efficient lift and support, the cup fabrics may not look as flawless on the outside with some wrinkling formation on the top part. It is okay to assume that there is more room that needs filling. 

If you’re a woman with fuller breasts, you are less likely to experience this as the fabric gets stretched out a bit more. It would not give much of that needed lift especially with the absence of underwires. Also, the loose, wrinkly parts of the cups do not create flattering silhouettes. 

Straps

The front part of the straps is padded giving you comfort to last the entire day. The back part though is the typical straps you would see in other bras. There is a difference in the strap width between the front and the back, which is wider in front. 

The wide, adjustable straps are something you would appreciate because they do not slip easily. However, while these straps help lift and carry the weight of the girls, unfortunately, they tend to get loose. You would need to adjust and tighten them time after time. More often if you are in the bigger cups class.

Under Cup Lining

No wires mean no stabbing pain. Although not all bras with underwire cause discomfort, this one is a sure no-frills bra. While Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Bra may not have the wires to create fuller looking breasts or cleavage, it does give just the right amount of lift and contour. In fact, good enough for a non-wire brassiere.

Band

The bands run a bit short. The last thing that you want to do is make adjustments with the cup size so you can get a longer band. Even so, the band is not really long enough. You might need to work with an extender if you have a wideband size.

On the positive side, the sidebands are wide. They help conceal the bulges, especially along the armpit. 

Closure

Just like the ordinary bras, you use hook and eye to lock Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate. To be more precise, you need to finish three hook-and-eyes.

Lift and Support

Do not expect a lot of lifting from Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Bra. Again, it is not wired and it does not have thick, contouring pads that will produce those head-turning cleavages. However, for a simply lined bra with no wires, it does a good job in creating the perky breasts look. 

The full cup bra also deserves recognition for not creating the uni-boob effect, which no full-figured woman would like under a shirt.

Durability

You should only hand wash Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Bra. With not much stretching, this could last a long time as the materials are quality and finely stitched.

Conclusion

The Playtex bra will give you 18 hours of lift and support with no discomfort. The fabric is stretchable and the linings are soft. However, this Playtex 18 Hour Bra review also proves that some adjustments are necessary to make the most of this breathable, wire-free bra.

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Playtex womens 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support...
  • Make the most of your curves! Lift panels in cups five beautiful natural-looking shaping
  • TruSUPPORT bra design delivers comfortable 4-way support-in a gorgeous floral jacquard fabric
  • Cushioned straps papmer your shoulders and stay put

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