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It was almost what I needed but the bust had no padding support. I still kept it because it was the best ones I found. I wanted a way to have a strapless bra that wouldn't fall while also giving me some compression. I discovered a waist trainer / cincher plus a strapless bra works way better (plus it supports you better without painful straps). I need compression in my mid section due to a health condition (POTS) and this product didn't provide much.
What a horrible experience! I ordered this as a rush because they didn't have it Prime, and I need something to wear with my wedding gown for the seamstress STAT. She recommended a bustier so I found this one and ordered a band size up. Getting it around my waist/body was no problem, and it was fairly easy to turn around to the front. The problem? The "bust" part offers ZERO support whatsoever, gave me NO lift at ALL, and somehow still managed to squish my underarms so bad that they stuck out and looked horrible, like a pool of extra skin that would look awful with my dress. Basically, this provided NO lift, No support, and NO difference that I needed to lift them up in my dress. Returning.
This product is nicely made but I think it is only intended for bodies that are in good shape. Mine is not. I am a senior who is fighting with gravity and some excess pounds. The outfit I have chosen for my granddaughter's wedding has a top with thin straps and requires a strapless foundation that will lift my bust into place and hopefully give some shape to the rest of my body. Since there were no pictures of the back of the Dominique Bra 8541 I had no idea how low the back side was cut. I had expected it to follow under my arms and across my back to support the cups in front. This bra swings down to slightly above mid back. After reading the various reviews about the way to figure the size, I ordered a 40 C. I usually wear a 38 C. The cups fit fine but the 40 barely made it around my body and I had to use the very biggest set of hooks. They did hook, but the result was to end up with lots of skin hanging over the top of the back making a terrible bulge under the top of my outfit. If you have a body with no excess fat or skin then I'm sure this would work nicely for outfits with low cut backs and the need for a strapless bra. It just doesn't work for bodies needing lots of support everywhere.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I haven't worn it for the 12+ hours for which it was purchased. I read the reviews and ordered it one size up (only measurement...not cup) so it fits beautifully. Smooth, seamless and perfect for the corset and very sheer blouse it was bought to showcase. Looks great underneath!