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Simya Bestena was my FAVORITE bra EVER, but they have changed. 😢
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018
Update 2019: When these bras first came out, I wore a size xl and loved them, hence my awesome review, below. However, the last time I ordered an xl, it was way too tight. I even tried ordering up to size xxxl and all were exactly the same size, and much too tight and extremely uncomfortable! And I have not gained weight. It seems they have changed something in the manufacture of these bras, a different fabric or something, and that they are trending toward more supportive bras versus more comfortable bras. I am so disappointed. 😢
I bought this just for a comfortable around the house bra and figured I would remove the pads -- but I was surprised that the pads are kind of a small floating triangle and not the usual huge pad that comes in a padded bra. So I thought I would try it on anyway with the pads and I was surprised that the pads not only didn't make my breasts look huge, but actually sort of "floated" into the exact right position to give a kind of minimizing and uplifting effect. The bottom of the triangle falls just below the nipple, and the top of the triangle floats over the top of the breast to give the appearance of "perkiness." I love comfortable bras but since I'm 61 years old, I had just assumed I would always have to sacrifice any kind of support if I wanted a comfortable bra. But these have really surprised me, they are just as comfortable as the usual sleep type bras I wear, but they also give me a little support and make my breasts not look quite so SAGGY, which is what I really hate about the really comfortable bras. This is the kind of bra I've been hoping to find but wasn't sure if anyone made one or what to even look for. It's actually kind of ingenious! I normally wear a large but got this in X-Large and it's perfect. These bras are SO soft and COMFORTABLE. It's like "aaahhh" when I put one on. I especially love the straps -- they don't pull on my shoulders and give me shoulder aches like other bras, even sleep bras, do. I think they don't really give me very much support, but the way the triangle pads float into place, they give the "illusion" that my breasts are more "perky" without adding a huge amount of bulk like other padded bras do. Just a little perkiness with all the comfort of a comfortable sleep bra. I wear them at home and I can also confidently wear them anywhere. I hope they never stop making these!