Review Wednesday: Breeze Comfort Perforated Push Up Bra

 Today’s 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.  I’ll 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, I’ll tell you.  And when I don’t, you’ll know that too.  Otherwise, what’s the point of a review?

Today, I’m talking about the Breeze Comfort Basic Black Push Up Bra.  Manufactured in China, the Breeze Comfort line is the “world’s first padded and sports bra that breathes.”  It’s designed with ventilated padding, which lets heat and moisture out but allows air and circulation in.  These tiny perforations aren’t visible from the outside, so you don’t have to worry about the bra being sheer or see-through.  The bra I’m reviewing here retails for $27.99 (with free shipping to the U.S.) 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 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 can’t review the breathability function, as it’s still rather cold and wet in Seattle but I can say that based on the discomfort associated with the padding, I’d 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?  I’d 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.

7 Comments

  1. sexylegsandbody
    28/04/10 at 2:41

    Such a pity the bra is such a disappointment, it is very nice of you to share this with your readers. At least now they will be careful before buying one.

    Thanks for leaving a thought on my blog, always love hearing from you.

    Have a stunning day.
    Colin.

  2. Hera
    28/04/10 at 2:46

    http://www.freyalingerie.com/Lingerie/Deco.aspx

    The Freya line of Deco t-shirt bra's is great. They're soft, they don't show, they're comfortable to wear and (most important for me) come in smaller withs (from 28 onwards, I believe).

    They're not push-up as such, in the sense that they don't have actual padding in them. But, due to the shape and model of the bra and the fact that they're moulded, they do give a beautiful cleavage.

    And contrary to some other Freya models, they're low on the front, so that you can wear nice summer dresses with cleavage without showing everybody your bra.

    The Deco bra's come in black, fuchsia pink and tan/nude colour. I have bought one with a marshmellow design in the past and for the autumn collection there's a red one and (HURRAY !) purple leopard print coming up.

  3. Panty Buns
    28/04/10 at 10:52

    The Breeze Comfort Perforated Push Up Bra does look quite traditional and has a nice appearance. i wonder how that would work out for me under one of my more conservative dressy blouses with my smaller falsies under it. Since i'd be in drag i wouldn't be expecting much other than looks. Am i setting my sights too low? It might work for me, and when the weather gets hot perforation can't hurt.

  4. Haute World
    29/04/10 at 5:28

    I'm not a huge fan of push-up bras so I can't say I've tried a lot, but I have tried a few padded ones, and I definitely hate a bra that's way too padded. It's a shame this one didn't work out,

  5. frankufotos Lingerie
    30/04/10 at 18:53

    What was the old line about 'better to look good than to feel good'? I'm guessing not so much. If my girlfriend ends up with a piece of lingerie that's uncomfortable, it's not long for this world – but, that's another story ; ) – and that label may never get another sale from her, especially if it was pricey. I suggested she write a few reviews for me, but no dice. Keep this going, Treacle, it's a great idea.

  6. Jane
    03/05/10 at 5:07

    I have actually tried them and thought the padding was like any other push up bras I've tried. The fabrics was very smooth.

    I wasn't able to feel the difference in breathability, but then again I wasn't able to feel the breathability in my Geox shoes either. I guess it's personal preference at the end of the day.

    I do believe in the breathability story though. I just imagine myself being in a room with windows closed and one with windows open. Even though I can't really feel the difference per say, I am sure it's better to be in the room with the windows open.

  7. Tracy
    28/12/11 at 18:51

    I bought two of the perforated push-up bras when they aired on the Today Show. Normal size is 36D-DD. This is the worst bra that I have ever tried. It rides up in the back, even on the tightest hook. As if that were not bad enough, the front of the braw would ride up exposing my breasts below the under wire. I have never tried a push-up bra before and perhaps it is not meant for someone with large breasts, but this would have been a disaster if my work scrubs were not so loose. Just sorry that they are not returnable. Would not recommend this bra.

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