Have you ever seen those weird, chicken breast-looking backless bras and wondered what they were all about? Do they really work? Will they stay put even if I’m sweating? Will they fit me? Well, I was lucky enough to have had a chance to try the Freebra backless and strapless bra, and I’m here to tell you all about it.
The wonderful folks at Henkaa sent me a Freebra to try and it could not have come at a more perfect time. I was preparing to be the maid of honor at my sis-in-law Loraine’s wedding and I needed a bra that provided some support but was backless and strapless so I could move freely in my Henkaa dress and also so that I could style it however I wanted.
I tried the Freebra with my Henkaa Sakura short convertible dress at home first, reading the directions carefully, so that there wouldn’t be any surprises at the wedding. I really liked the shape and coverage that the Freebra gave my bust. It was very comfortable. But I realized too soon that it was not easy to put on. No matter how hard I tried, the cups were either too low or crooked/uneven and because the cups adhered to your skin with a very strong adhesive, it’s very hard to just peel off and reapply. But nonetheless, I really liked what I saw initially.
Then soon enough it was wedding time, and Wesley (my hubby) and I, along with his mom and other family and friends were in charge of catering the wedding. This left us without a lot of time, with A LOT of sweat, and with a lot of stress. I had to get dressed in my bridesmaid attire and put on my Freebra while getting the food ready, helping the bride get ready, and moving trays of food around. I DID NOT expect the Freebra to last all day on my skin. It was the end of May in North Carolina and it was HOT HOT HOT and HUMID! But even though I was in a rush and the Freebra itself was not applied completely evenly by me, and even though I sweated profusely, the Freebra lasted all day at the wedding and worked REALLY well. I could not have been more surprised honestly.
After the wedding, hubby, his best friend, and I went out to a nice dinner and I decided to use that occasion to wear the Freebra again. It did not disappoint.
The Bottom Line:
A) convertible dresses are awesome. I have MANY of them and I love them. They’re so versatile, elegant, and flattering.
B) the Freebra is surprisingly good, if you’re the right size. My bra size is 34DD/DDD and honestly if you’re any bigger than that, this type of backless/strapless bra might not work for you. It does not really provide any lift for me, just a nice shape and great coverage. But it does adhere well to the skin and stay on (as long as you follow the directions). And as long as you don’t expect miracles re: the LIFT factor, you won’t be disappointed. Just remember that this bra takes a while to get exactly right so make sure you give yourself ample time to prepare. Really relax and take your time putting it on so you won’t get 2 very uneven cups. I really like the Freebra and I’m looking forward to using it again for 2 weddings that I will be attending in December.
Do you have any questions about Henkaa, convertible dresses, or the Freebra? Don’t hesitate to ask!