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Wacoal Retro Chic Full-Busted Underwire Bra 855186 Reviews

29 reviews
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Overall Rating:

63%Rated 5 stars

21%Rated 4 stars

13%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Additional 9 Retro Chic Full-Busted Underwire Bra 855186 Wacoal Reviews

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March 20, 2012

Linda L

from La Jolla, California

Wow, I love this bra. I purchased it inn Heather pink, and the pantie to match! Beautiful, well made, and great support. Wacoal makes things to last. The underwire does not poke, and provides the support I need. I am very happy with my purchase!

Brands I'd also recommend: none compare

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2012

Kathy

from Washington

Best bra ever. It gives me comfortable support, a beautiful shape, no minimizing or extra padding, and the most stylish, sexy look I've seen in a bra that can truly handle enormous breasts. The only downside to it is that the lace can show under clingy, shiny shirts. For those, I have to switch to molded cups, and then I long to switch back to this. (Or my cheap Bali version.) In response to the reviews complaining about the size and shape of the underwires, I love it. For me, the capacity of the cups, particularly the underwires at the outsides, are what give this bra such a flattering shape. There's no bulging armpit "muffin top" with this bra! If you've never had a problem fitting into a demi cup or bras with shallow sides and backs, this bra will probably poke you in the armpits. If, however, most full-coverage bras leave you wondering how to fit all of your breast into the cup, you must try this bra!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bali Lace 'N Smooth Stretch Lace Underwire

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Bridgeview, IL

This is a winner. I did my bra research, thanks to Zappos' free shipping both ways. I ordered four or five styles in two sizes each. This is the winner. It gets four stars because it does dig in but a 38DDD, 55 year old lady has a lot to support; this gets the job done! It is pretty, too.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Livonia, Michigan

This bra was recommended by a friend and it lived up to my expectations. It is attractive and comfortable. Best of all the straps stay put!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2014

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Terrific bra with excellent lift and support! So pretty! I should have ordered two right off the bat!

Brands I'd also recommend: Wacoal bras are the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 2, 2013

Mary M

from Jackson, NJ

Wonderful bra. The cups seemed quite flimsy at first but when worn they, and the boning on the sides, provide all the support you need. The sides do come up quite high in the underarm but so far that has not been a problem.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chantelle, Natori

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 13, 2013

J.C.

from San Francisco, CA

Gorgeous and comfortable. I thought the cups might give me a pointy shape, but they didn't -- totally rounded, lifted (bonus!), and natural. I'm a 38DDD and love the support and retro-sexy style. I wish I had tried this bra a long time ago.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chantelle

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Lizzie Borden City, MA

This bra is so comfortable. In fact, it's the best fitting bra I've ever worn. This bra's cups fully hold your breasts and the back band is nice and wide giving great support. I'll purchase this bra again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

This bra is somewhat limited in what you can wear it with, being full coverage and lacy, and it gets only a fair score on comfort, but it is so rare to find something truly supportive and flattering for large breasts that is also beautiful, that I have to give it highest marks. Seriously, this bra is gorgeous. Plus it comes in my difficult to locate 34 DDD size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2012

Crossdresser

from United States

My wife bought this lovely bra for me because I needed an underwire bra to lift, separate, and support my huge silicone breast forms. This lovely bra does everything I expect. This is one of the best bras designed with a generous cut to flatter and support my very large silicone breast forms in size 40H. This full-cup bra with reinforced side sling design provides exceptional support . The sheer top cup makes me feel even more feminine.

Brands I'd also recommend: Goddess and Elomi bras

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

from new york

I love love love this bra. Fits like a glove and no spillage and great support. I ordered several of these.

Brands I'd also recommend: le mystere

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 30, 2012

Carol

from Chevy chase

I love this bra. It is sexy and fun, something rare in a 36DDD. Because it fits so nicely it has a slimming effect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2012

Anonymous

from So Calif

Love the bra have it in two colors...so far. On the waiting list for Blue & Pink. Wacoal makes great fitting bras that last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

The perfect "forget you're wearing it" bra. Full coverage, with slightly see through lace. I have looked everywhere for a bra with underwire that lies flat and comes up high enough in the middle, and this fits the bill. Super comfy, and the only downside is that the cups are just a tiny bit too "pointy" to be perfect. Also, it makes a nice summer bra - not too hot and gives a very natural shape. I wear a 38D and it was exactly true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 9, 2012

Sonja

from brnj

Very pretty bra (I got 'true blue'). This Wacoal runs true to size, whereas with the Wacoal Awareness Seamless underwire bra 85567, I had to go up a size. Go figure!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Estero, FL

Though the most expensive bra I ever bought it is also the best, most comfortable and flattering. Worth the money. You will want to order up at least 1 or 2 cup sizes higher than other brands as Wacoal runs small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

This bra is so comfortable and light. Great support. My only issue is necklines must be high to not show the bra. I wish it was lower cut.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 6, 2014

JV

from AL

This is my favorite bra. Depending on weight, I range from 34DDD to 36. I love the shape this style gives. It is supportive for activity and comfortable enough for everyday. It is full coverage so it comes high, but I prefer to not wear shirts that would be a problem anyway. This is the only style I have found that frees me from experiencing that horrid pinched nerve from poor support. I will be miserable if they discontinue it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Mississippi

I love this bra! I only wish that Wacoal carried larger sizes. I used a bra extender and it fits just right. The bra is comfortable and pretty which is unusual usually in larger sized bras.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bali

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 16, 2012

Jackie

from Wisconsin

This is the best supporting bra -- and cute too! The band can be a bit rough on the skin, but I have yet to find a bra that can support, be 100% comfortable and look good. Suffer to be beautiful.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

This bra offers fantastic support and very pretty lace for bigger busts (I have the 34H in this style), BUT it comes at a cost. The cup coverage is very high on the bra so I can only wear it with high-necked shirts. In addition, there is a seam right across the center which is visible under thinner or tighter fit shirts which also limits it's wear. The boning under the arms is larger than most bras which is nice for support, but pokes under your arms too. That does get a little better after you wear it while, but still there. I've also found you have to be careful with the thinner mesh at the top of the cup. It's easy to snag and when it does, the hole spreads fast!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 14, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I was excited to see this style on Zappos because it's so difficult finding bras in this size, and even harder to find cute styles! But, I was disappointed that this bra was extremely uncomfortable, with one of the wires cutting in my skin under my arm. Also, I felt sizing was a tad larger than other Wacoal styles I own. Perhaps even a whole cup size larger. Unfortunately, this one's going back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

Side support wires come up high under the arms and are uncomfortable. Cups true to size and fit well. But I will return.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 23, 2013

Torie G

from SF Bay Area

I have been wearing Wacoal bras for about the past six years. I always have trouble finding bras in my size since I am a 38G. I always buy the same one, style #85122 and it is a minimizer and is super comfortable, but I wanted to try something different. I went with the Wacoal 855186 Retro Chic and I am pretty disappointed. The look of the bra is really cute and I was pretty excited about that. I am tired of having to settle for bras that look like my grandmother's bras. The reviews for this were pretty good and I paid close attention to the reviewers with around the same size I am, but for me this bra just does not have the support that I am looking for. Plus it feels like the undewire is going to pop right through any second and poke me and trust me, that is not a fun feeling. So, it looks like I am returning this bra and probably sticking with my same old choice. The bummer part is, the minimizer only comes in one color, nude. How boring! I also have to add that Zappos has stellar service and I love the speedy delivery!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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