Addition-Elle provided me with one of their “daily wear” bras for review. By daily wear I mean the bras we tend to wear more than any of the other bras in our drawers for the activities of daily living — going to work, shopping etc. Typically there is nothing spectacular about them like lace or bows to get in the way or distract us or anyone else for that matter.
The Smooth Embrace Un-padded Underwire bra has a deep underwire so it does not poke into the breast or the inside of the arm midway up the side like the shorter ones tend to do. (FYI: I realize the pictures make this bra look greyish but it is pristine white.)
The cups are made of microfiber which is silky soft to touch. I thought it would have been warmer to wear than my regular bras but it was remarkably breathable (Side note: I wear a bra liner with my bras in the summer). The underwire is lightly padded with brushed material for softness. The only thing I did not like was the little satiny overlay at the top of the underwires between the breasts. For some reason this irritates my skin there with an annoying itchy sensation.
The bra has immaculate stitching.
The boning at the side is moderately soft.
The straps are lightly padded at the shoulders and sit in a wide position on the shoulders so they do not dig into that tender meaty section.
The band is reasonably thin without providing extra lumps under tops. I also like the extra width in the side back panels.
The brand tag is a satiny soft so no picking.
This was a perfectly comfortable bra for all day wear.