Feb 122011
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GH Abby Plunge Bra, size 32AA

Review written by: Renee
Bra size: 28A – 30AA
Age: 20
Overall rating: 3/5 stars Rating = 3 out of 5 stars.

Gilly Hicks’ “Abby” bra is well-made. It’s fairly plain, but I’m not one for designs and frills so I like that.

It has a soft, plush band that does not dig into the skin. The fabric (89% Nylon, 11% Spandex) is lightweight, comfortable, and smooth.

It also has features that make it easy to adjust: convertible straps and a convertible front strap (with two size settings) that connects the cups.

With my having such a small band size, I obviously chose to convert the front strap to the smallest setting (this was not an easy feat – I had to use a safety pin to remove one of the pieces of the strap – but at least that shows that it will stay in place!).

Even with this adjustment, the bra was too wide on me.

However, I was impressed that the cups aren’t obnoxiously large. They are on the small side. I filled them out fairly well in comparison to other cups that drown me, and they provided a nice lift.

I like that the cups are plunge – this bra is perfect to wear with v-neck tops. It really does not have a lot of padding; I personally wasn’t a fan of the shape it provided when I tried it under some of my tops, I felt it made me look flat.

But if you are at least a 32 AA and like a very natural look, I would recommend this bra.

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If you are interested in other plunge style bras, Aerie has recently introduced the “Brooke” plunge. The overall style is comparable: it’s just as plain as GH’s Abby except for a small bow in the middle.

The Brooke has more padding than GH’s Abby and, in my opinion, a nicer shape. The cups on Aerie’s Brooke are larger than GH’s Abby, and unfortunately drowned me.

At aerie.com. Free shipping for a limited time! It has a similar plush strap and overall, was very comfortable (78% Nylon, 22% Spandex).

I’d recommend the Brooke to anyone who has at least a size 32 band, and who is perhaps on the fuller side of AA (this is difficult for me to ascertain as I am so tiny all-around).

*Editor’s note: Somehow Renee survived her drowning!

She may be small, but she is righteous and mighty.

Review text copyright Renee Foss, February 2011, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

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  2 Responses to “Gilly Hicks Bra Review #2: Abby”

  1. I’m a 28B/30A, and this bra gives me such a beautiful lift, but the band, as stated, was of course too big. And I agree with the Renee! It does give a flatter profile to the breasts!

  2. Jessica said the same thing in her review of the Jordan push-up balconette bra. I guess the GH boob-smash effect is not limited to Abby.

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