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What's New: Comfort Choice Wire-Free Back Smoothing Bra

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Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 01:28 AM

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Comfort Choice Wire-Free Back Smoothing Bra

Available at fullbeauty.com and amazon.com; $34.99 to $39.99

The pitch: "Now you can wear the most delicate blouses and dresses without rolls or show through."

The skinny: You slip on your favorite dress or blouse, look in the mirror. And there it is that roll of flesh peaking out from under – or above -- your bra; also known as bra bulge, back fat and bra flab … the list goes on. Sure exercise can help, but a quicker fix can be found with the right undergarments.

It's such a common problem for women -- not to mention frustrating -- there are bras specifically designed to banish embarrassing bulges.

The Comfort Choice bra is among them. Like many back-smoothing bras, this one has a wide back strap that helps to minimize any potential for dreaded bumps of flab. It also is made of a very silky material that feels wonderful against your skin. The shoulder straps are a bit wider than usual, which I like, because they offer additional support and are very comfortable.

Now, this bra wasn't a great fit for me (I ordered it online, so I couldn't try it on beforehand). But when I did the mirror test wearing one of my snug T's, there was a noticeably smoother look, which probably would have been even nicer had the bra fit right.

I normally wear bras with underwire, so this one will take some getting used to. But the level of confidence you feel when you have a smoother look in your clothes just can't be beat.

Cloe Cabrera

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