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I love the pattern on this bra. It is really the best looking sports bra I've ever seen, so I can't compliment it more on appearance. It is also very well made and sturdy. The J-hook is not something I'd ever look for in a bra, but I can see it being useful mainly because it allows the straps to get even tighter and improves side support.
The bra is an almost perfect fit for me. The support I get from it is excellent. Previously, I had only worn compression bras. Even though I know the encapsulation style is better/healthier, I can only accept a sports bra if it stops movement and bounce and this one does.
Since I have already reviewed the Panache Sport Sports Bra (5021) , I will put some comparisons here. The coverage is full at the top and sides, so the side panels don't jut outwards like they did for me on the 30FF - Panache Sport » Sports Bra (5021) and I don't quadboob out of it. The J-Hook also does not hurt me on this model, while it did on the wired version. Furthermore, the wired version was notably uncomfortable on the straps for me. They are very scratchy and irritating on my skin. I was getting bad red marks right away. I also found the underwire uncomfortable on my ribs. The non-wired version has none of these issues.
I was concerned from reading other reviews that this bra would not be suitable for someone short in stature and with high roots. I would say that it is not *perfect*, but it still does the job. If the straps could tighten about one more inch, it would be ideal. Also, I think short women will find that they have to really make sure the bra band - because of lack of underwire - is positioned as high as possible against their IMF to avoid wrinkling at the bottom of the cup. Unlike compression bras, the lack of underwire here requires some positioning to get the right cup fit, at least for me. But once it's on, it's not going anywhere.
This is partly because the band at 30" is very snug; tighter than I would want for comfort in a regular bra. I can only speak for it as new and unwashed. I haven't worn it enough to test it for longer. I have a 29" underbust and 28.5 tight underbust (not much squish). If you have 30 or above I would recommend sizing up in the band.
I can't stress enough how great it looks on. I love the black with geo pattern. I'm not a fan of solid black sports bras, so this adds something different even though I'm not likely to wear it without a shirt. I still like knowing it's pretty. The seams on the bra are somewhat visible through a shirt, but for sportswear I really don't mind that.
If I had to nitpick, my only concern is that there is still a little wrinkling at the base of the cup. They are probably a tad wide and shallow for me. I don't feel it when I'm wearing it and it doesn't affect support, but when I take the bra off, I can see some creases forming on the inside of the foam cup, even after only a couple minutes of wear. (It is not a cup size issue and in fact this problem was worse for me in the 30FF). I don't know what that will mean for longevity. I hope it will be ok. Finally, how the heck am I going to pack this ginormous bra into my luggage?!
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