Extended Plus Size Lingerie Review: Glamorise Magic Lift Support Wire-Free Bra
Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. This bralette was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.
As a size 42D, I recognize I have more options than someone with a fuller bust or who wears a bigger band size. My size is often the largest size available for bras covering up to a size 20. Even my sister size, 40DD, is available at major retailers, like Victoria’s Secret. Based on the access my bra size provides, I know some of the pieces I've reviewed for the Lingerie Addict are not accessible to all plus size babes. With this in mind, I wanted to review a bra with a really wide range of plus sizes.
The Glamorise Magic Lift Support Wire-Free Bra, available at Bare Necessities, accommodates sizes 36B- 56J and fits the bill. It works for both smaller busted plus size babes and those who wear larger band sizes. In addition to the wide size range, the bra is available in seven different color options. As of this writing, this bra retails for $45.
I selected Burgundy and found the color looks pretty similar to the deep wine hue shown online. The construction of the bra features a combination of stretch microfiber and lace in the cup and is completely unlined.
The straps are much wider than I'm used to, but understand it's likely to provide the necessary support for breasts larger than mine. They are billed as “comfort non-stretch front straps,” and while I didn’t necessarily find the straps uncomfortable, I was conscious that they were there.
Aesthetically, I didn’t have any issues with the bra itself, but I don’t feel like it delivered on fit. The band underneath the cups rolled up pretty much the whole time I wore this, which made it uncomfortable. I had to physically hold the band down in some of the pictures just to get it to stay.
I am a big fan of wirefree bras for everyday comfort, but I don’t count on a wirefree bra providing much of a lift. I was curious to see if the lift in this bra was truly magical. Sadly, even when I scooped my breasts into this bra, it provided a downward facing, cone-like shape that didn’t really reflect the shape I would want from something billed as a Magic Lift (or at all). It’s possible I just don’t have enough breast tissue to lift in this style. I would be curious to see how the bra fits on someone who is larger-busted.
Although the fit of the bra wasn’t ideal for me in the front, I really love how it fit in the back. Starting with 42 band sizes, it’s common for my back roll to spill over the back of certain bras (particularly those bras where my size is the largest size available). It’s sheer mesh, but far from flimsy.
The straps in the back are thinner, which for me made them more comfortable. Additionally, the back of my bra came with three hooks, but sizes 42-56G, H, I, J and 36-56 I, J all come with four hooks.
Overall, I think my goal of finding a bra fitting a wide range of plus size women, both in band and cup size, was a noble one. However, it highlighted why so many of the styles I’ve tried in the past aren’t available in all sizes. It’s really hard to find a bra that can fit the needs of all plus size bodies.
As a smaller-busted plus size woman, this bra didn't do much for me in the form of lift, but I can’t say for sure it wouldn’t have had the desired effect on someone who is a J cup. What I think of as lift may be very different than what a larger busted woman may need.
This bra has all the bones of a good, well-fitting bra. The support and construct elements are definitely there, but unfortunately, the magic of it was lost on me.
Have you found a well-fitting bra that fits a wide range of plus size women?