How Much Would You Pay for a Really Good Bra?

Beauty & Style 40

BrasUntil a week ago, if you asked me how much I'd spend on a bra, I'd say around $30. Period.

I've always chosen my everyday bras based on what's on sale, and they've all worked out well enough.

A bra is a bra is a bra. Right? Well now, I'm not so sure.

I was sent a bra to try out this past week (from a COMPANY- get your mind out of the gutter!). It was a bra I've heard raves about over the years and I'd always wanted to try it, but there was only one problem.

It cost $62.

When I put it on, all my theories about bras went right out the window.

Want to know more? Read on ....

The bra was the Spanx Bra-llelujah, which has an elastic-free design and promises to banish back fat (not that I, uh, have ANY back fat).

SPanxThis is the bra.

As I said, friends have raved about it, so I was eager to give it a test drive. I put it on and ...

Well, there's no overestimating how wonderful it felt. It is hands down the most comfortable bra I've ever worn. It is the softest-ever-mens-t-shirt of bras.

At the same time, it also offers a lot of support and a welcome little lift. And? No back fat!

I would like to be more critical, but I have to be honest with you -- I can't think of anything I'd change about it. Now if it doesn't hold up in the wash, I'll get back to you, but as of this moment, I'll be honest -- I can't imagine wearing anything else!


That's not to say there aren't cheaper bras out there that are just as awesome, it's just that I haven't found one. And since I've never been partial to any one brand, I have tried a LOT of cheaper bras.

Anyway, this whole experience begs the question --- How much would you pay for a really good bra? And have you found one that you absolutely love and couldn't live without?



Images via Daquella Manera/Flickr and Spanx

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sodiu... sodium_chloride

I have a "special" size so if I manage to find the right brand at TJ-Maxx (or other stores like that) then sure, I get a really good bra at a decent $20 which is awesome. If I can't then I have to haul myself into a department store and probably spend about $70-$80 on a bra. It's worth it though.

I will also highly recommend that you push for getting a bra fitting. 

Akash... AkashaGermaine

I can't find my bra size (38 L) anywhere but a specialty bra shop. Well and the net. And the usually cost $60 to $80. Wish it were easier to find good bras :-/

eberk... eberkshire

O man this makes me want to try one :) I've never heard of them till now but anything comfy gets a big thumbs up from me Hard to find good bras that won't break the bank when you're chesty

nonmember avatar Becky

I'm also an uncommon size (32DD pre-pregnancy, currently 34H/34FF @ 19 wks preggo), so the 'net is about it for me. My fave bras are about $50, but I've gotten them on sale for about $40 before. Worth every penny. If they went up in price I'd definitely still buy them.

space... spacebunny82

Its really hard to find a cheap bra when you have huge boobs, so my bras usually cost about 60 dollars anyway and when they finally  fall apart, so do i cause i dont want to spend the money for another one lol :) But Lane Bryant usually has good buy one get one half off deals, thats where i get mine at.

Sidthe Sidthe

Most of mine are from Aerie and VS and VS doesn't take the $10 off coupons online which is where I get most of my bras from... so yah whatever it costs at VS or Aeries I guess... though Aerie usually has redic good deals like right now it's something like 40% off...and if you ahve a 20% off like I do that 60% off a bra!! Or 2 or 3...LOL No money no money :bad: back away from the computer!!

nonmember avatar Josi

Try Soma bras. They range between $20 and $60, and are better made than VS. And they have one called the invisible back or something like that.

Marsh... MarshaCWP

You had me at the back fat.  Maybe I'll ask Santa to bring me a new bra.

I second the Lane Bryant comment.  Even though I'm not plus-size, I've been happy with the bras I've bought there.  They have band sizes as small as a 36.

Elizabeth Pattison

I have to 2nd for Soma bras. I found some good bras there.

theba... thebailiffs

Of course it only goes to a 42 DD. not for many, many women who are larger than that and more women who are not properly fit and should be larger than that.

The only bras I wear are Eurpoean sizes and are properly fit. I have spent to many years in the wrong size to go back now.

I knew when I first read this story there was no way it would fit a women with a large chest. Maybe one day manufactors will get a clue and make real sizes for real women.

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