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Spanx Bra-vo! Back-Smoothing Bra 1489 Reviews

11 reviews

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17%Rated 5 stars

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Additional -9 Bra-vo! Back-Smoothing Bra 1489 Spanx Reviews



December 4, 2014

Judith R

from New Braunfels, Texas

A long-time user of various Spanx products, this bra is no exception to their outstanding quality and design. It does wonders to smooth the troublesome back bulges around the bra line which detract from smooth or silky fabrics! I love it, it runs true to size, and is a great addition to any women's lingerie wardrobe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!


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September 6, 2012



Most uncomfortable bra I have ever worn. ever. I had deep red marks from the hooks digging into my skin. The bra was not tight, just the hardware is poorly covered. I am so upset that I removed the tags and wore this as now I am stuck with an overpriced torture device! I gave it 3 stars cause it did smooth the back, like it says. I'll take lumps over severe pain any day.

Brands I'd also recommend: Maidenform

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!


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June 16, 2013


from Santa Rosa, Ca

At first I was happy for the back smoothing and plunge. However over washings the satin band on the edges on the back near the strap has separated and rolls out a bit. The wire supports under the armpits dig in painfully, and the front clasp has insufficient coverage so the hooks dig in as well. The shoulder straps do not bother me and I love that I do not have to keep tugging them up but after less than a year I am so ready for a new bra and they are hard to come by, comfortably in larger sizes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!


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Fit Rating

Felt true to size


Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width


Runs Narrow

Runs Wide


December 22, 2012

Irene S

from Goodyear, AZ

The bra that was delivered looks nothing like the one in the picture. The back was completely different and resembled the Bra-llelujah back and not the full back as pictured. The front did not look the same either, but the tag appeared to be marked correctly. It was way too big all over even though I wear a 40C in other brands. It's a huge disappointment, and it's on it's way back.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!


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December 6, 2012



I am such a difficult bra person to shop for anyways since I have small frame with DD. I am 5'2" and compared to my favorite bras from Soma for the price this did not impress me. It fit true to size but it is a demi cup which is not really described so you have your breast spilling over. It did smooth the back but has a strange low clasp in front. The fabric felt like it would not make it through 2 or more washings. It was really thin fabric which if designing a bra for DD in front you need support in back. I love the Spanx brand their smoothing tanks and hosiery. Bra I have to give a 1.

Brands I'd also recommend: Soma

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!


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September 17, 2012


from California

I agree, this is the most uncomfortable bra I have ever purchased. I can wear it for a short time and then must rip it off. It does smooth the back as advertised, but the torture is not worth it. The metal does stick into my upper abdomen and the wire on the sides digs in and leave marks. Very expensive mistake.

Brands I'd also recommend: ?

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!


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