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Putting without help is a challenge. This is a snug fit as you would expect with a strapless bra. Tried reaching back but could only hook two of the holes. Tried hooking in front with the thought I could then twist around to the back - too snug for this. I finally hooked it up, stepped in and shimmied it up past my hips and in place. I made it but was in a sweat from the pulling and tugging. Once I got it on it fit. I am short waisted so it came down past my waist but was ok. Would recommend anyone size up. I wear a 36" bra and ordered the 38". That worked and the 36 would have been impossible for me to get in and would end up with back fat.
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.
Very nice fit! I fit a 34 of my cup size, but originally ordered a 36 to allow adjustments as my weight fluctuates before my wedding. The cup on the 36 appeared stretched, so I exchanged for a 34. The cup size is perfect, but it also leaves little room for waist adjustment if I gain a few pounds. I'm also a petite woman (<5') and the height is perfect for my short torso.
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!
My first order some how got lost but once I was refunded I purchased again and it fits great! I went down a cup size since other reviews said there was no lift and that definitely helped and it has a low back perfect for my dress.