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Ladies’ Eyes Only: Fruit of the Loom

Just a little disclaimer to let you know I’m going to talk about something a wee bit personal… so any male readers out there – Shoo!

So, I used to work for a women’s undergarment retailer… you know, the one that uses far too much pink? While employed there, I learned a thing or too about undergarment fit. Such as women should be remeasured from time to time, because bra size changes with time, pregnancy, weight gain/loss, etc. Another great tip is the support should be coming from the band, NOT the shoulder straps. If your straps are cutting grooves into your shoulders, you might want to find a different bra style or size.

Recently, I got to work with Fruit of the Loom ‘a fresh collection’ intimate apparel to do a review, which was fun and interesting. Although I must admit I am VERY picky about my bra fit, and my review is a bit mixed.

Fruit of the Loom has an interesting feature in their padded bra selection where you can mix and match right and left bra cups! That’s right, whether you want two funky color choices, or perhaps you have slightly asymmetrical sizing, you can customize your bra to your liking! I found this to be intriguing, even though I didn’t get to test this particular bra out myself! (There’s a special buy one cup, get one free code on their website until March 17th!).

Personally, I tried the Incredible Push Up Bra – I loved the style and colors! Even the inside of the red bra had a fun print! The bras have ample padding for “push-up” if that is what you’re needing (I’ll take it!). I was sent two sizes and one was too small, bummer. The other bra fit pretty well, and the fabrics were comfortable, but I have a few caveats.

I am NOT a large-chested woman, even while nursing. So I was surprised these bras did not offer much support, even for me. I think because the band is very thin, and it’s a one-hook” band. I think two hooks would have offered more support. And, though the bra was my size, I was on the LAST hook, which has never happened to me before, so there was a sense of “barely closed” when wearing this bra (yet I think if I went up a band size, it would not have fit elsewhere). I think this bra would work well for smaller-sized and very thin women, or teenagers. On the plus side, since it’s a push-up bra, I was able to nurse while wearing it. I do wear it throughout the week, because it is pretty, but just wish it felt a bit sturdier.

I was also sent the Spaghetti Strap Sports Bra 3-pack (in red, black, and passion fruit) – I am much more enthusiastic about this style! They are extremely comfortable pull-on bras. Underneath a t shirt they look like you’re just wearing a layering tank. These are my go-to bras for when I am around the house all day. Or, I use them for a nighttime bra. And they work perfectly for nursing. I wish I’d had these all along! I would definitely recommend these as a comfortable bra and a bargain (3 for $12!).

If you’ve tried out Fruit of the Loom products, I would encourage you to check out their shop and write a product review to share your opinions!

Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.

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Lisa L

Tuesday 29th of March 2011

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Lisa L

Tuesday 29th of March 2011

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Lisa L

Tuesday 29th of March 2011

My least favorite features in a bra is the hook closure on the back. That's why I'm loving the Spaghetti Strap Sports Bra!

Lisa L

Tuesday 29th of March 2011

My least favorite features in a bra is the hook closure on the back. That's why I'm loving the Spaghetti Strap Sports Bra!

Pamela S

Tuesday 29th of March 2011

I also don't like bras with only one fastener in back. I prefer at least two or even 3. I also am not a fan of underwire bras unless they are ultra padded. Thanks.

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