GH Abby Plunge Bra, size 32AA
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.
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.
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).
She may be small, but she is righteous and mighty.
Review text copyright Renee Foss, February 2011, all rights reserved. Used with permission.