I’ve written a lot about my love for Wonderbra’s Ultimate Strapless bra: their revolutionary strapless bra that as well as being sweetheart shaped, longline and low-backed, truly delivers on its promise to stay up for as long as you do. In the ultimate test, I first tried mine a couple of years ago as a bridesmaid in my Dad’s wedding. It didn’t slip an inch.
I do feel a certain degree of responsibility in my recommendations and reviews. I am aware that people may spend their money on the back of what they read here – and that’s why I am always as honest, and as balanced, as I can possibly be.
So I’m a little alarmed to hear that the Ultimate Strapless – which I have championed – seems to have recently caused allergic reactions (from the silicone strips, that stop the bra from slipping). This includes in several readers who have e-mailed me to describe identical blistering of the skin, and a good friend who started having the reactions when she replaced her Ultimate Strapless earlier this year.
It could be a coincidence of course, but given the numbers and the sudden reaction in my friend [not to mention the numerous unanswered complaints on their Facebook wall] I have reached out to Wonderbra to ask if they have changed the formula of their silicone strips. Disappointingly – especially as a blogger who has been such an advocate for their product – I am yet to hear back. If you’ve experienced a reaction to the Ultimate Strapless, I’d urge you to send me an e-mail/comment below with details [or contact me on Facebook in confidence if that’s easier], or reach out to Wonderbra directly. The Ultimate Strapless bra may defy physics – but there’s no point if the price is painful blisters that prevent you wearing bras for days.
Will keep you posted.