i'm going to make your day...i've found the grail!
It's so FUNNY that you should write about the beloved Holy Grail List.....because I've been thinking about this for a good two weeks...and I'm here to share my newest find!....And I didn't want to jump the gun in reporting this..but I feel now is the time because I've "test driven" the product... OK. Are you ready? Because this is a big thing for me when it comes to bras: Bali Women's Double Support Spa Closure Wire Free Bra #3372.
It's not the prettiest bra, but it gets the job done. What do I want? Support, lift, no endless messing around w/ the straps (all day long!). Actually the straps thing is really important to me so this is a biggie. There is one small thing that bothers me...but it's kind of minor in the grand scheme of things. I would have wished the side support (the boning ) was a bit more sturdy...shall we say? Just a tad bit firmer....but this doesn't make a huge difference in the end.
I've had this bra for a good two weeks now and I found it by pure accident while I did an impromptu spree to my local outlet. I found it at the Bali/Hanes Outlet of all places...And it's only $15-$19 I think...Less than $20. Read the reviews from Amazon (although you have to take reviews w/ a grain of salt....) and buy it here if the outlet price is higher.
Now I should also say that bras are a highly subjective product and because no two bodies are ever created the same (let's just say I'm in the "C" club)...well, you get the point....It might not work for some...but for me it's doing its job!