Here 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.
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.
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.