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Thoughts on the Genie Bra

I saw the television ads for the genie bra and I thought, “That seems too good to be true.” You just can’t find a bra that is both comfortable and provides full support. I’m afraid it does not exist.

And yet…I totally fell for the hype. I didn’t actually order the bra after seeing the ad on TV, but then I saw it at my local Walgreen’s and I said, “What the heck.” So I bought one. In spite of myself, I had kind of high hopes. I don’t know why, but I did. It cost around $20, give or take a bit. It was sort of a spur of the moment impulse purchase, and I didn’t think it through very well.

 Then I got home and tried it on. It was….well…it was definitely comfortable. I have to give the manufacturer a few points for that I suppose. But comfortable was all it was. It was like a sports bra without any support, if you know what I mean. 

Now, if I had a smaller chest, I think I might have been happier. For instance, I think women with double A or A or even small B cups might find this bra to be a really nice alternative to a standard, regularly designed bra. But if you are a C cup or above, I think you would be out of luck. At least that’s how I felt.

 I certainly felt far too self-conscious to wear it anywhere outside of the house. Maybe inside the house, it would be okay. And maybe some women would like to wear it as a sleep bra. (I know some ladies like to have a bit of support when they go to bed.)

Since making my little impulse buy of my Genie bra, I have read a few reviews of it on other websites, and my opinion seems to jive with the general consensus, in the sense that women with smaller chests tend to like it, whereas larger chested women do not. This is not 100% true across the board, but it seems to be the case overall. 

I have to say that I admire the makers of the Genie bra for trying to create a bra that is both supportive and comfortable and that can be worn by women of all shapes and sizes. It is a worthy goal for a company to have. I just think they didn’t quite succeed in achieving their goal. Maybe if they come out with future models they will fare better.