Olivia of Saint Bras Reviews please........

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DevonLulu Thu 30-Jul-20 20:18:02

This ad has just popped up on my Facebook feed, for an Olivia of Saint, underwire free bra.

I wear a size 32FF from Bravissimo, so quite large. Worn the Panache Tango Bra for longer than I care to think.

I quite like the idea of non-underwired, and front opening appeals, but I am always so wary of anything that pops up on the Facebook feed.

Does anyone have any first hand reviews of these, especially in this size bracket please?

Many thanks

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DevonLulu Thu 30-Jul-20 22:10:45

bump for the late evening crowd....

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SpongeBobJudgeyPants Fri 31-Jul-20 09:38:55

Ok, to save you from eternal loneliness...no particular experience. There are a number of similarish bras going round Facebook Sponsored ads. I have probably seen a lot, because I bite and click. They all look fab, and I think this type of bra is the way forward IME. What would worry me is the zip aspect. I was vair tempted by a Sportsbra in Tu that had the zip, and the reviews mentioned the zip was a problem, in most cases, in that it kept coming down. So I suspect that might happen, but if someone has owned one, this will maybe bump for that person. Other bras don't all appear to have a zip, I think I have seen hook and eye ones, but always put off the price tag of usually about 20-30 quid plus postage. If it was a 'sure thing' I may be more likely to give it a go.

DevonLulu Fri 31-Jul-20 21:15:08

Thanks for not leaving me to eternal loneliness SpongeBob, much appreciated.

Yes, I did read on reply from a woman who had had a zip malfunction - not an ideal scenario, I should wonder!

There must be someone who has parted with hard earned pounds to try them out...........

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SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sat 01-Aug-20 08:20:15

Yes Devon. I'm getting a bit invested in it now myself. Someone please come and rescue both of us. I'm wondering if you had 'front fastening bras' in your title, you would have got more response? Not the one you have mentioned, but a vast range of reviews of bras fastening at the front. They seem to be quite a thing at the moment, and seems to be suggested that underwires are linked with breast cancer (possibly?) so any form of non-underwired bra would seem to be worth a punt.

Miffymad2005 Sat 01-Aug-20 23:44:40

Hi all, I'm a bit confused by this. I too saw a fb ad a week or so back by Olivia of Saints and bought one (not by clicking on the fb ad- I never do that). It's very comfy, the zip doesn't come down, I forgot I was wearing it and I've got massive knockers for a petite lass. (36d)
Today however I see an ad for exactly the same bra, same advert etc by a company called Loovely, also supposedly British, also showing the same scaremongering cancer info. The reviews online are horrendous! People haven't received them, awful quality blah blah. My bra was definitely from China and not m&s quality but it wasn't as bad as people made out. I wouldn't say it's worth £20 each but I liked it! Just maybe don't order from Loovely.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sun 02-Aug-20 16:16:44

Oh that's interesting Miffy. And the plot thickens...

Kattilou Thu 06-Aug-20 13:12:37

I bought a bra from Olivia of Saint after it popped up on my Facebook feed. It looked amazing and when it arrived i was pleased with how it looked. HOWEVER...the bra is useless, the zip does not stay up and so I can’t wear it. I have tried to email them to get an exchange and they have said no because of Covid. Their advice was to sell it or give it to a friend????? 🤷‍♀️ I said no (given the current climate) and that I wanted a refund and so they asked for video evidence. I’m sorry VIDEO EVIDENCE of my boobs falling out of a bra?? Absolutely not. I told them this and they said I was trying to scam them by getting my money back and then I would keep the bra. I then told them that they could have it back and I still want a refund but they are refusing. I have since sent them a picture of me wearing it and the zip at the bottom as it does literally 5 minutes after I put it on (I have covered my breasts) but they are now ignoring me. Terrible company. Terrible customer care. I wouldn’t bother. I also tried to post a review on the website but unsurprisingly it hasn’t been published. Hope this helps!
Kate xx

Miffymad2005 Thu 06-Aug-20 14:33:31

OMG they wanted a video!? Sorry but that's almost very funny! I'd contact trading standards and your bank/ PayPal try to get a refunds through them. The excuse of Covid is laughable.
I'm actually wearing mine now in work and so far my girls are contained! I think I'm one of the lucky ones and have had a decent bra but I know many haven't.
Good luck! smile

Allelou Wed 02-Sep-20 13:13:47

My experience is of Loovely and FashionSafe. But understand Olivia of Saint is same/linked company

Anyone who got bra they wanted in less than a month and it's wearable, is lucky. Loovely have 200 complaints, FashionSafe querying any negative feedback and (I suspect) posting false 5 star reviews.

My advice is avoid.

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