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Smooth Caress Underwire Bra

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Style: 27029213 SKU: N/A
Beautifully designed, full-coverage bras provide the support and style you have been looking for. Seam-free lightweight coverage makes the smooth caress the perfect everyday bra.
• Seam-free full coverage cups offer support.
• Embroidered inset between cups add an elegant accent.
• Adjustable cushioned straps for comfort.
• Ballet back with hook-and-eye closures offer additional support and helps bra stay in place.

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Smooth Caress Underwire Bra
 
1.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

13%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good size/fit (7)
  • Stylish (4)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (13)
  • Wears out quickly (7)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (10)
  • Wear to work (9)
  • Going out (7)
  • Special occasions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (9), Classic dresser (5)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

bring back the former quality/fabric

By CarolAnn

from Seattle

About Me Classic Dresser

Pros

    Cons

    • Fit Has Changed
    • Poor Quality
    • Terrible Fabric

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

      Horribly disappointed! I've owed literally dozens of this exact bra style. However, the manufacturer has changed the fabric/fit. It is now a synthetic-feeling fabric, rather than the soft, cottony-feeling fabric it used to be. This has also changed the way the bra fits.

      The cup size now has less "give" making it too small-- though my own size has not changed a bit, the new bras no longer fit.

      The quality feels substantially lessened.

      All my new bras I ordered are going back because of this. I'm going to have to limp along with my old bras until I find a comparable (to the old style) bra to replace my worn out ones. Terribly inconvenient, since I used to be able to buy this style without even trying on, knowing that they'd be my stand-by perfect fit.

      BRING BACK THE OLD STYLE!!!!!!

      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      wire breaks easily/pokes through seams

      By TS

      from TX

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Fit

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

      Would be my favorite bra due to fit and comfort but unfortunately the quality of the wire is very poor. Wire breaks easily even with hand washing bra only. Also have had problems with the wire going through seams.

      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      So sad that these bras have changed

      By teabird

      from New Jersey

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

        These used to be my favorite bras, but I agree with the other reviews. Something happened a year or two ago, and the bras are no longer the same. They ride up; the underwires break, sometimes within a wearing or two, or the wires poke through the fabric. I'm so sad because these used to fit, feel, and wear wonderfully.

        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Why does the underwire always break?

        By TS

        from TX

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Pros

        • Good Fit

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • Wears Out Quickly
        • Wire Will Break Soon

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out
        • Wear To Work

        Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

        Bra straps stay up.
        Underwire always breaks no matter how well you take care of bra.

        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor quality~ I agree with the rest

        By Tina

        from Michigan

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality
          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

          I have bought these Bra's for years and years because these WERE the best...but because of the change in material/quality I can no longer stand to wear them. They itch and they ride up in the back and that was one of the BIG reason's I bought these bra's is because that didn't happen before! They no longer hold me up like they used to. It's really sad because now I have to look for a NEW bra and that is NEVER an easy process!

          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Barely last 3 mths before the wire break

          By jen

          from Bay Area

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

              I've bought this style multiple times and they always break less than 3 months....the quality in any department at the Avenue has went way down! I'm done wasting my money here!

              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not the same!

              By SLK

              from NJ

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Pros

              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Wear To Work

              Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

              I have worn and loved this bra for years but it has changed. The fabric is different; they went from 5 hooks in the back to 4; and the length is shorter and it rides up as if it were too small. Very disappointed.

              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              True fit

              By Amy Lee

              from Springfield, MO

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Fit
              • Fits Well Doesn't Roll
              • Good Fit
              • I Own Several Of These
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Going Out
                • Special Occasions
                • Wear To Work

                Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                No problems here. I own several and they are true to size and give great support.

                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not the Same Quality

                By Janine

                from Georgia

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Pros

                • Good Fit
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Poor Quality
                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Going Out
                • Special Occasions
                • Wear To Work

                Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                I have bought this bra for many years since discovering Avenue stores, however a few years back something happened to their quality and this bra is a perfect example. These bras lasted for years and I bought them in every color, but the last time I bought a whole slew of them, the underwire snapped in most of them within a few months or it pops through the material at the edges. Please make them the way they were before or lower the price to equal the quality.

                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Disappointed-Quality not the same

                By Lee

                from New Jersey

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Pros

                • Good Fit

                Cons

                • Poor Quality
                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Going Out
                • Wear To Work

                Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                I have bought these bras over the years and just loved them. Now I find that the underwire snaps easily and pokes through, and the material under the underwire that rests on the skin is scratchy after a few washes,. Please go back to using better quality materials otherwise I will have to look elsewhere for my bras.

                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Soooo Sad, this Bra has Change!!!!

                By Annie

                from Hebron, Ohio

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality
                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                    I have worn this bra for years and absolutely loved it! The bra still looks the same but by no means is, the quality and fit are completely different and I am at a loss of where to go from here! I'm glad to hear others are having the same issues and it's not just me! Hoping the manufacturer will see all the negative reviews and bring the wonderful bra back!!'

                    • Comfort vs Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not the same bra I used to buy in store

                    By Helena

                    from Mass.

                    About Me Casual Dresser

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                        I used to buy these bras in Avenue stores, and I loved them. They used to be made of good quality, thick, stretchy material, comfortable and with great support. When they closed the store near me, I thought I would be able to buy the same bra online. Although the picture looks the same, it is not the same bra. The material is thinner, doesn't stretch the same way, and is rough. It used to be a GREAT bra, now it is barely OKAY. I will now have to look for another great stretch bra.
                        Why do companies change great products?

                        • Comfort vs Style:
                        • Comfort Driven
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (34 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Big disappointment!

                        By Ann

                        from Boynton Beach, FL

                        About Me Classic Dresser

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                            For years & years, these were the only bras I bought. They were comfortable and durable, they looked good and supported well. I was shocked to see the difference in what they are selling now. Cheap fabric. Not finished well. Not worth buying.

                            It may look the same in the photograph but it's not the same quality as it was.

                            • Comfort vs Style:
                            • Comfort Driven
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best Bra I have ever had.

                            By Happy

                            from CT

                            About Me Casual Dresser

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Fit

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Casual Wear
                              • Going Out
                              • Wear To Work

                              Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                              I have finally found a bra that fits! Very comfortable. Can wear with anything.

                              • Comfort vs Style:
                              • Comfort Driven
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Changes were made....not happy

                              By Momof3boys

                              from Missouri

                              About Me Casual Dresser

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Digs Into Underarm
                                • Itchy
                                • Poor Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                                  I am very disappointed. I have worn this style exclusively for years and really loved it. I still like the style, but I just bought 3 new ones and the inside lining has changed. It is very itchy and uncomfortable. It is also a different color, but that doesn't cause me a problem. Also, the wire digs into my underarm. I have bought this very style and size before, so it isn't because of the size. Of course, I made sure they all fit before washing them, but I didn't know they would be itchy and uncomfortable. Now, I obviously cannot return them.

                                  • Comfort vs Style:
                                  • Comfort Driven
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  careful of underwires

                                  By Ed8r

                                  from Marina, CA

                                  About Me Classic Dresser

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Fit
                                  • Stylish

                                  Cons

                                  • Uncomfortable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Casual Wear
                                  • Wear To Work

                                  Comments about Smooth Caress Underwire Bra:

                                  I was skeptical about the interior fabric at first, because it is a rougher texture than nylon. I buy seamless bras because my nipples are irritated by seams. But the fabric didn't irritate them.

                                  I love the look of these bras. Single-ply nylon is not enough to provide any modesty under today's knits. This bra, with it's thicker interior fabric, is a good solution. BUT I found the underwires to cause minor discomfort that developed into actual dull pain in my underarms!

                                  Although I like the look, I have to send them back. ;(

                                  • Comfort vs Style:
                                  • Comfort Driven
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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