Look at what I got!!! A couple weeks ago Figleaves was having a sale and I was able to snag this beauty for £29.40 plus shipping, which translated to about $61 CAD (which is basically the best price I've seen in Canada for the Panache Sports bra). Well, I got this in the mail on Friday and I went for ... my first run wearing it yesterday, so these are my first impressions.
First of all, it's so vibrant in real life! I love it! Secondly, its quality and craftsmanship is absolutely impeccable. There isn't a single thread out of place. Third, it fits pretty well! I was lucky to be able to try on a 30F at Broad Lingerie in Toronto when I was there last, and Sam said that this Cosmic colourway (and the black) runs a bit tighter in the band than the other colourways, so she said I should be fine with the 28FF. It fits well on the second set of eyes for me, and I really enjoy that it has three hooks! The encapsulation is a very different feeling to the compression of my Shock Absorber Ultimate Run that I'm used to. I don't know which I prefer yet. The gore does not tack on me, so I don't feel quite as locked in as I was expecting, but it still seems to support me well. I will probably need to shorten the straps down the road, but for now they're fine. I don't know whether I'll use the J hook or not. My Shock Absorber can only be worn racerback style, and it feels very secure that way, I just don't like the tan lines hahah.
In this size range, this bra seems to run small in the cups. The measurements are in the range of other 28F bras I own from Panache and Cleo. It is shaped best for someone with at least moderate projection and who has some upper fullness and tall roots. For those who are shallow or very FOB, I would say you may be able to size down, but it'll depend on whether you still need the depth at the bottom of the cups or not.
Overall, I'm happy with this bra so far! I'll be sure to give an update down the road to let y'all know how it holds up over time
Updated on Oct 19, 2017 Flag this