Jun 072010

zee bra by Lynn SaussyHere it is, finally: my review of the Zee Bra, Lynn Saussy’s new product for small-busted women. Apologies to Lynn for the delay.

Review summary: highly recommended wire-free bra, especially for band sizes 34 and larger. If you are a petite AA, order one band size smaller than your usual.

I’ve rated the Zee Bra on a five-star scale in three key criteria: fit, comfort, and style. Read my full written review after the jump.

  • Fit:
    Rating = 3 out of 5 stars.
  • Comfort:
    Rating = 5 out of 5 stars.
  • Style:
    Rating = 4 out of 5 stars

I received this exciting new small-cup bra in a 32AA/A (all Zee Bras are designed to fit size AA through A cups). It pulls on over the head like a bralette… but that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

Unlike most bralettes, this product has removable pads, adjustable straps and a wide band (it comes down about an inch below the sternum on me). Above the band and just below the bustline, there is a seam that adds a bit of structure and helps keep the pads in place inside the bra cups.

Wacoal Official Site! Free Ship Over $70

The 32AA/A fits me fine in the cups, with or without the removable pads. However, it is quite loose on me in the band and under the arms. It feels more like a 34, and might even fit a petite 36. But, to be fair, Lynn created Zee Bra with small cup sizes in mind — not petites. If you wear a petite size 34AA, I would order the Zee Bra in a 32 for the best fit. 32AAs like me should order the 30. Available sizes are 30-36.

The really brilliant feature of Zee Bra is comfort. It feels like heaven! Even with the problems I’m having with the fit, I don’t want to take it off. There are no wires and no itchy bits — just smooth, soft, stretchy microfiber with a bit of shine to it.

The style is simple, sleek and attractive, with an elegant V-shaped neckline and smooth straps. With the correct fit, you could certainly wear Zee Bra under a t-shirt — but if you want to ensure ultimate invisibility, wear it without the padding.

The pads are actually double layers of 2 soft, slim liners in each cup. I like this better in theory than in practice. It’s a nice way to allow for individual customization of how the cups fit, but the edges of the pads are visible through the bra… especially with both layers in. A pad designed with tapered edges might work better.

Thanks again, Lynn, and please keep us updated on new developments in Zee Bra! I’m especially looking forward to seeing it in more colors.

Related posts:

  1. Lingerie for Petite Zebras The title of this post was my first thought when...
  2. Biatta Padded Bralette Bras I loved the idea of a wire-free, comfortable cotton bra...
  3. Honeydew Bralette Sizing Clarification Last week I heard from Jim Zafrani at Honeydew Intimates...

  5 Responses to “Zee Bra! Review”

  1. I also wear the Zee Bra and love it!
    My clothes fit better and I feel great when I have it on!
    It has a very flattering deep V in the front! Sexy!
    Thanks Lynn!

  2. I have a Zee Bra and love it! It is hands down the most comfortable bra I’ve ever worn. It’s truly a bra designed for small chested women – not a bra that’s been retrofitted to fit a smaller bust.

  3. I have just ordered and received two Zee Bras after reading about it on this blog. They are indeed very comfortable and have a flattering shape on me. The padding, the material and the fit remind me of a bikini top. Only downside, I would personally prefer if the padding was built in. I don’t like that the cups can move a little and you can see them through the white bra.

    For the size, when it comes to bras in general I think I am a little closer to a size 34 than 32 (32 is a too tight but I wear it regularly nonetheless). But the Zee Bra size 32 is perfect for me in both the cups and the waist band.

    Last thing, the service at Zee Bra is excellent.

  4. Does anyone know if the Zee Bra can be returned or exchanged for a different size? The web site does not address this.

    • Hey Laura! Lynn is very willing to work with her customers, and I think she would be happy to let you exchange your Zee Bra. You can email her at info@thezeebra.com. I will also ask her what her policy is on returns and exchanges on products purchased from the web site.

 Leave a Reply



You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

HerRoom 468x60 Site Features