Most women have heard of a Wonderbra; in fact, most have probably tried one. When it comes to push-up bras and enhancing what nature gave us, Wonderbra has always performed. But regardless of that reputation, when I heard about the new Ultimate Strapless Bra developed by Wonderbra, I was a little skeptical. In all my years of searching, I have never yet found a strapless bra that I feel fully comfortable in. I shy away from strapless tops and dresses altogether to avoid the resulting underwear dilemma. But, with an open mind I decided to put Wonderbra's latest product to the test...
LooksThe bra looks fab on the model, but does it also look good on us mere mortals? Well in short, it aint half bad. The bra is seam free and made from microfibre, intended to give a smooth line underneath clothing. Because of the structured nature of the bra, I felt it was still visible but no more than your average T-shirt bra. The uplift you get from this Wonderbra is something that no woman without surgical enhancement could possibly achieve from most strapless bras, and that is one of the biggest selling points. Available in black or nude means most wardobe needs are covered and the plunge shape is an added bonus. The simple, unfussy styling is perfect for what should be a lingerie draw 'must have'.
Support & Staying PowerThe claim is that the bra stays up while jumping and dancing as well as with general wear. The design incorporates a hand-shaped structure that lifts the weight of the bust and gives support where it is needed. It also uses silicone banding which gives extra hold and keeps everything in place. I ran up and down stairs, did the hoovering, and jiggled about a bit and all claims are justified. The wide polycarbonate support underneath the cups is what makes the bra stay firmly in place and what makes it different from other brands. No underwire here! Extensive research and development showed Wonderbra that they needed something new and that is what they have created.
ComfortThe sun was shining this weekend so it was the perfect time to throw on a strapless top and test the new bra. A day of walking and driving is probably not what the bra was really designed for and I wondered whether a full day of wear might end painfully. As it turns out, walking around was not a problem at all. No movement, no slippage, no cup-runneth-over - I was contained and perfectly comfortable. Driving was not quite as comfortable though. In order to achieve the uplift and a good fit the bra does need to sit snugly. This is fine all the while you are standing up, but might be a problem if you are sat down for long periods of time. But ladies, it is a small price to pay for the impressive cleavage you get to go with it, and at least it encourages good posture.
The VerdictIf you are anything like me, and have enough up front to make strapless bra buying difficult, do not give up hope yet; give the Ultimate Strapless a chance. I have tried many different styles of strapless bra and none have ever come close to the results of Wonderbra's latest creation. Uplift and staying power from a strapless bra are hard to come by, but this one definitely manages both. Simple but incredibly effective, with the same great uplift that Wonderbra is famed for - every woman should have one. You could happily dance the night away, safe in the knowledge that wardrobe malfunctions only happen to those without Wonderbra's Ultimate Strapless Bra.
The Ultimate Strapless bra by Wonderbra is available to buy at Debenhams priced at £32 and comes in a choice of black or nude.