Apollo Sports bra is a new bra but based of the pattern of Bravissimo Inspire sports bra. The Apollo has now a racerback function and cup sizes J + have improved narrower wires.
I really like this bra, it's even nicer than on the photo because there it looks like navy and orange while in real life it's navy & pink a color combo I love. The bra feels comfortable as far as I can tell after trying it on briefly.I noticed the difference in wires, this has more narrow wires and the cups are deeper. The gore tacks in this bra while in the old sports bra in ...the same size it never did.
The band runs very tight, while I usually wear a 32 band I had to size up in this. I also size up 1 cup in sports bra. The straps are thick and padded, they feel very nice. But because of that they are not fully adjustable. If I don't use the racerback option the straps are just a bit too long for me. If I use the racerback option then they feel too tight. I prefer to wear the straps the regular way, as the racerback gives me too much pressure on my neck. When I first tried it on I had almost a little room in the top of the cup, it comes up bit higher than the old sports bra. I really like this improved bra and wish it works for me. I think the cups are slightly too tall on me. I am not sure if I could size down to 34JJ ... that could also maybe straps issues? Read more 167 more words
So I got it on myself for only an hour and I don't want to overpraise it yet, but it is so damn comfortable ! I don't feel I m wearing a bra. May it only be as comfortable in long run as I feel in it now https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
* The wire measurement is from wire end to end, but the gore is much taller than the wire, but I didn't include that in the wire length, only the gore height. ** The straps are at the widest part 4 cm, and the narrowest part 2 cm.
The straps are half adjustable. The non adjustable straps are padded. Straps can be hooked with a J hook in the back.
The cups have a slight foam padding , the hooks are also padded on the back.
Seems like a decent quality construction, unfortunately it is a very poor fit for me.
I asked Bravissimo beforehand what size to order. They said ..."The Apollo sports bra does come up a little higher than the Inspire and so far the new wire shape had made the cups a little more generous in other styles. I think your regular cup size would be a good starting point in this one" so because I wear 34JJ in Allie and 34HH in Gemma, both with the newer wires, I chose the in between size 34J.
I assumed it would also be more projected, as they said it would be! It's not very projected at all. I've not tried any other sports bra so I can't compare it to them but this to me is very very shallow. I know a lot of sports bras are shallow and close to chest but they don't have to be, and since they've got the new wires on this one it sounded like they were actually making a projected sports bra. Not everyone wants to be squished in a sports bra :/ But sadly this one is a fail in that regard.
The gore doesn't tack anywhere close, there is about 2 cm floating space between gore and my chest. If i push the gore in, my breast tissue escape on the sides, because this sports bra has quite low sides. So even if it had the support of the gore, it would just make my tissue jiggle around in my armpits lol.
The band is insanely tight. It runs over 1 band size small. I had to use 2 extenders with it for it to be comfortable enough to try on.
The wire width is quite decently narrowish. I like the wires. I like the colors and look of the bra is okay, not crazy weird colors like some brands, and not terribly boring. it feels nice and soft and padded. But I hate everything about the fit https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Read more 316 more words