Hi guys! I wanted to make a review post for the $10.00 microfiber bras sold online at the Fredericks of Hollywood website. Fredericks of Hollywood has been having some amazing sales on their lingerie and has been having free shipping deals with any purchase for the majority of the 2013 year. As of right now, the $10.00 bras are 40% off which makes them $6.00 a piece. I managed to snag two of the bras when they were $8.00 at 40% off, making them only $4.80 a bra. My initial expectation of these bras were for them to be the equivalent of the bras you can buy in bulk on eBay for less than $20.00. But to my surprise, they were a little better quality. They’re not bad for a bra that is less than $10.00. I do wish that they would put out nylon/spandex or cotton bras for this price though. I hate polyester in any form of clothing. However, I do think it will be good for the gym (my reason for buying these bras). I just wanted a bra that could be worn to the gym and be washed regularly. I also wanted a lightly padded bra (in comparison to my usual push up bras) to help quickly dry out that horrid boob sweat.
- Material: polyester/spandex
- Comfort of shoulder straps: 8/10
- Comfort of back strap: 7/10 (the tag bothers me a little)
- Comfort of fit: 9/10
- Overall quality: 6/10
- Padding: lightly padded to prevent “nipping” from showing, no push up support
- How it looks under clothing: It looks very natural. There is minimal padding but there is enough to give some shape and lift.
- My overall rating: 7/10. It’s not a bad bra, especially not for the price. I think it’s worth purchasing whenever you see a sale + free shipping deal.
Comparison between Victoria’s Secret and Fredericks of Hollywood (extra incentive to try Fredericks):
I’m a big fan of Fredericks of Hollywood lingerie and would place the store on equal playing fields with Victoria’s Secret. While Victoria’s Secret is generally more comfortable with softer material, Fredericks of Hollywood’s quality is better as far as long lasting lingerie goes. I have owned 8 bras from Victoria’s Secret and so far 4 of the 8 have had the under-wire pop out within 6 months of my owning the bra. I have owned 7 bras from Fredericks of Hollywood and only 1 bra broke, but it was the lace on the back that tore (after 2 years; a racerback bra). None of the under-wires from Fredericks of Hollywood have ever popped out on me. As far as panties go, the lacey panties from VS, without fail, always manage to tear somehow either at the seam or the lace will rip. But the regular cotton panties last a really long time. Fredericks’ panties have never ripped on me but I also think they don’t fit as comfortably as VS panties do. VS panties are great for those who exercise because they don’t slip easily on the skin but my Fredericks of Hollywood panties usually slip off my butt when I’m exercising or bunch up. On a normal day or for sexy days, I’d choose Fredericks’ panties. For exercise, I’d choose VS. Both brands are great though.