- Straps adjustment:
- Straps don't adjust short enough
- Top of the cup:
- Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
- Cup's width:
- There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)
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Last year, I found this bra in 30G to be an excellent fit, much better than the Panache Sport Sports Bra (5021)](model:11622) . See 30G - Panache Sport » Non Wired Sports Bra (7341) for a comparison review of the wired/wireless versions.
At that time, I tried a 30FF and found it to be too small (see 30FF - Panache Sport » Non Wired Sports Bra (7341)). I was spilling over the gore. The 30G was a better fit all over, although the cups were wide, and it had enough coverage for my upper fullness without conflicting with my short roots. It also gave me a really nice, rounded shape under clothes.
I have since lost weight and have been sizing down in all my bras from 30G to 30FF. I ordered this bra assuming it would fit in line with my new size. However, I have also had some shape changes and loss in upper fullness. This time, the 30FF still seems too big. The gore tacks fine and the cups feel comfortable at the bottom, but there is a load of empty space at the top. I can pinch a handful of material beneath the straps and across the chest. It also gives an unpleasant east/west pointy appearance.
I have tried it on a couple times and hope that these issues will be resolved by going down one more cup size and not that this bra is now a shape mismatch for me. I need a sports bra right away and would hate to have to start from scratch.
I still have a new 30G version in black geoprint that fits me very similarly to this 30FF in floral/gray, with just a tad more room in the cup. I wonder if the new colorways run larger in the cup? Even though my underbust size has decreased since last year (28.5 snug from about 29.5), the 30" band is still comfortable and supportive.
A lingering issue that repeats from the 30G is that the straps don't adjust short enough. The j-hook helps with that, but just another 1/4" of space would have been nice.
As for the appearance and quality of this bra, I really wanted the coral/gray colorway, but couldn't find a good price in my size. So I kind of settled for the floral/gray one (neither of these are "gray", but more slate blue, by the way), and when it arrived I was very happy with the it. It's a little over the top girly, but it's pretty and it's going to be under my workout clothes anyway, in which I will feel distinctly un-pretty, so why not? Also there were no pics on Bratabase of this colorway, so I've added some.
Notes on quality: In the photos, you may notice some buckling along the front seams of the bra material. I think they are all like this. Also sometimes it feels like the material comes away from the foam towards the band/bottom of the cup, like the outer material shifts, but I only notice it when I take it off and feel it, not when wearing. Again I have found that the interior foam of the cups seems to crease very easily inside, even when it fits well. That's annoying for me because I like my bras to stay in great shape for a long time. It doesn't appear to affect fit or comfort.
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