When I placed my Carbon38 order for the Charge Tank (my review), I also ordered the Action Bra from Chill By Will. I’m wearing more neutrals and muted colors these days, and I love the idea of a statement bra to wear under neutrals for a pop. I loved the metallic silver bra with the mesh back.
Chill By Will is a small brand started by two women. This would be my first piece from them, and I was excited to try it.
When I got my package, I was surprised to find Chill By Will crops instead of the bra. Oops! I contacted Carbon38, and they immediately put in a new order for the bra, which I got a few days later.
These are the crops I got. Cute, but I thought I’d look like the Tin Man in them. They seemed tiny, so I didn’t even try them on. The fabric is really thin, and I was afraid of ripping them if I tried them on.
The bra was, unfortunately, also tiny. I would say it runs a full size small. I ordered a medium, and while I could get it on, I had one of those moments where I panicked because it was so small I wasn’t sure how I’d ever be able to get it off. I did manage to get it off without ripping the mesh back, so at least it seems well-made. It was highly supportive—I could probably run in it—but gave me a smooshed look. Maybe it was so supportive because it was so small? It was extremely uncomfortable, so there was no way I could keep it. It probably would have been more comfortable in a larger size, but I wasn’t sure how a larger size would affect the support. Because returns and exchanges aren’t free from Carbon38, it was just too risky to try for another size that I wasn’t sure I’d like. So back this went. (I didn’t take pics with it on because I was too scared to put it back on once I got it off.)
While I didn’t try the crops on, it seems like Chill By Will in general runs small. If you order something from them, especially this bra, I’d suggest sizing up.