Playtex 18-Hour Original Comfort Strap Bra Review



No woman typically wants to wear a bra for 18 hours straight, but if you have to, consumers say this is a good one to choose. It provides support even without underwire and is our only pick with padded leotard straps.

Women posting Playtex 18-Hour Original Comfort Strap reviews on Amazon call this bra durable and comfortable. One reviewer says she's been buying the style (No. 4693) for more than 10 years and each one typically lasts close to five years. The brand caters to full-figured women with sizes up to 54DDD, and G cups available for band sizes 38 to 46. In reviews at Kmart, women report that the bra is comfortable to wear for a full 18 hours, as advertised, and is very supportive despite not having any underwire.

The Playtex 18-Hour Original Comfort Strap Bra (starting at $17, Amazon) is an especially good choice for a woman with a larger bust because the cut-and-sew cups provide more support than seamless cups. The back closure has three rows and three columns of hooks and eyes for added support and the straps are padded for added comfort. The bra is made from a supportive mix of nylon, cotton, spandex, and polyester, and it's the only non-sports bra on our list with leotard-style straps that create a U shape in the back.

While most Playtex 18-Hour Original Comfort Strap reviews are positive, the bra is not without its drawbacks. Some shoppers posting at Freshpair say this bra isn't suitable for tops with low necklines and the seamed cups show through underneath T-shirts. One woman complains that the fabric is itchy.

Negative comments seem to be minority opinions, however. Most consumers deem this an excellent bra, especially for women with larger chests. With its low price and high marks for comfort and durability, this cheap bra is worthy of consideration.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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