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Inspire Sports (AU27)

Since SS2012 - Non-padded underwired sports bra. More...

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  1. 3
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    30K

    Didn't fit

    Okay, so I haven't used the bra as yet.. I'm just typing up a quick thing. I'm down and out with a nasty cold but figured I'd just put this here.

    So this is review is for the black and aqua colourway model for the Bravissimo inspire sports bra. The main colour of the bra is black and has an aqua border along the top of the bra and the border of the straps.

    It is a four part construction with a side sling connecting to the straps, a horizontal seam, and a vertical seam on the lower section of the cup.

    The straps are not fully adjustable, which I assume ... is, in part, due to the padding on the first half of the straps. The straps ranges from 1.25" wide to 1.75". The latter being the section going over the shoulder.

    The cup depth was measured and recorded at both maximum and minimum. The maximum cup depth was measured by stretching the cup over the knee. This was recorded at 14 inches, and this is what I had entered in the measurement table. The minimum cup depth was measured by hovering the cup between the knees and hanging the tape measure. This was recorded at 13 inches.

    The band is quite firm for a 30 and would recommend ordering a band size up. For comparison I usually wear a 30 band on the tightest or second tightest hook, for this loosest was quite fine for me. And as the measurements show it is a 22 inch band that stretches to 27.3 inches.

    I haven't done any heavy exercise with it as yet but I did a few jumps for testing purposes. While it doesn't reduce the bounce completely, it does reduce it significantly, and your breasts do feel secure when in it. While I do believe this could be a good bra for moderate to-heavy impact excercise, for me, it's cutting in at the top of the larger and smaller side.. But more noticeable on the larger. As well as empty space on the bottom and the sides. And I think these are what will contribute to it being not as effective as it could.

    Also of note, the gore is similar to that of the Freya active sport and the Panache wired sport, in that, where the wires of the gore end, the gore continues..so there's a bit of some floating gore (if that makes any sense)

    That being said, it fits better than my other sports bras, and it does it's job, so I'm sure I can get some mileage out of it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh, one thing I'm not a big fan of, is the pointy shape.. But I'll live I suppose.

    EDIT: Pictures should be up. I will note again, that it does cut into my breast tissue considerably, but I suppose, I can sort of hide it depending on the blouse I'm wearing (if only to get the mileage out of it). So the search for a proper sports bra continues.

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    • 1

      Hmm, this sounds like something I'd want to try. Thanks for your review!

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      Cool. I hope it works out for you, if you do try it. I just realised, I forgot to mention that the gore doesn't tack in the review.

      Idk if it's a deal breaker for you but it's worth noting...

    • 1

      If the gore is super wide like other UK bras that is ok! So long as the band isn't moving around so much when I exercise.

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      From what I got the band stays pretty much in place. So this sounds like a safe bet :)

    • 1

      Sounds very promising! Hope you feel better soon. <3

    • 1

      It does seem promising. Thanks MamaPagan. I hope so too.

    • 1

      Ah, sports bra and gores not tacking.

    • 1

      Thanks, I have been looking forward to reading your review of this.

    • brasaremean , I know right?

      @veggiechic no problem ;)

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      For real, if someone makes a sports bra with a gore that will tack on me I will probably make them a shrine and worship them on the daily.

    • 1

      All hail to the bra goddess! ;-)

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      brasaremean Do you really want them to though? Imagine them stabbing you in the chest when you bend over during yoga...

    • But you know how they say "no pain, no gain" haha

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      Eh for yoga to be quite honest I find compression bras a lot more comfier.

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      Pics are now up. veggiechic I know you were interested in this one. So hopefully the pictures can be a better guide. (I swear there wasn't that much cutting in before, but maybe it was the new bra shine getting to me, lol)

      I will say, that I'm probably going to stop ordering the Bravissimo brand, because they don't ever seem to fit me. *sigh*

    • 1

      Thatโ€™s a lot of quadding! Sorry ๐Ÿ™

    • Frazzleberry I think you should start buying 60Ls with me......That looks painful!

    • 1

      Sovavosi thanks..It's funny, because I'm not too certain there's much of a diff between their 30JJ and 30K. at least visually.

      I remember the time when I went into their store and tried on their 30JJs and then fit their 30Ks there wasn't much of a difference, aside from the wires maybe being wider. Still I held out hope, because the rep I spoke to online mentioned the cup fit bigger on their sports bra. So I thought I'd give it a go. I'll still use it though...I really need to get cracking on doing some exercises.

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      MamaPagan , ..It's just the bravissimo brand. that fits this way.. I hope. If not, I'll join you in the 60L group ;)

      Funnily enough, or maybe because my breasts aren't tender at this time of the month (or maybe because I only tried it on for pics), it actually isn't painful right now. So yaay on that front.

    • Give it a few hours of wear though and I am thinking it will be painful with that quadding.
      Hopefully you will get some wear out of it regardless!

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      MamaPagan I'm hoping I get some mileage out of it also. The good thing is that I'll probably be wearing it for 2hrs max because that's how long my jogging/work out sessions may go up to. So I'm hoping that's enough time before before things start to get really painful. ๐Ÿ˜ถ

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      Fingers crossed it works. :-)

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      ooof that looks small on you, hoping it won't be too uncomfortable. Feel free to update your review after you exercise in it :)

    • 1

      veggiechic I'll definitely be updating the review after my exercise sessions ;)

      MamaPagan thanks ^_^

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  2. 1
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    34GG

    Didn't fit

    This bra is a second-generation Inspire, released in 2013. It is supposed to be the same as the original Inspire but with the slider on the straps corrected.

    In addition to this bra, I tried the 32H and the 36G. I wrote a description of the bra itself as part of the review for the 36G: http://bra.pe/RCH5/ so I won't go over the same material but will instead just talk about how this bra fits me.

    The straps do adjust short enough, but I have them as short as possible already. The wire width is fairly good for me but I do have some wrinkling ... in the bottom of the cups, most likely due to the bra not having as much immediate projection as I require. The fit in the cups is pretty much the same as what I got from the 32H and the 36G. Here is a comparison with the 32H: http://www.bratabase.com/compare/dhnz7/

    The bra gives a much better shape than I would expect from a sports bra. Maybe it is a little bit torpedo, but it's quite lifted. I don't expect to look good while I'm working out, but it's nice to have a slightly less hideous shape from a sports bra. From the side, it actually looks like a normal bra. I've taken pictures wearing a white t-shirt and the 32H bra: http://www.bratabase.com/browse/bravissimo/inspire-sports-au27/32H/

    The bra does not go high enough to contain the upper part of my breast. You only see a hint that the top is cutting into breast tissue unless I lift my breasts up with my hands, as I have done in one of the pictures, when the tissue becomes visible. In a filmed bounce test, I found the bra quite good when I was jumping, much better than any other bra I have tried. If all my breast tissue were contained it would be perfect, but instead I have about 4 cm of breast tissue 'quadboob' bouncing above the top of the cup. For any woman with tall breasts this will probably be an issue. The tissue at the top of my breasts is not very thick, so you can only slightly see the top cutting in. In the picture I've included, I am lifting up the bra slightly to demonstrate what breast tissue bounces in the bra. It looks like this at the upward part of my bounce test.

    Some of my breast tissue also escapes into the armpit. I think this is due to cut. I have the old version of the Inspire bra in one cup size larger and I do not think a larger size helps contain either the top or the side breast that is escaping. I would go with your usual cup size in this bra. For the band size I would round down rather than up, but not go down a size.

    Despite the problems I have with this bra, it is by far the best sports bra I have tried. Here are my other sports bra reviews.

    Freya Active: http://bra.pe/RBY8/
    Shock Absorber: http://bra.pe/RBPf/ and http://bra.pe/RBPe/
    Elomi Energise: http://bra.pe/RCB9/
    Panache Sport: http://bra.pe/RBPg/

    If I could get the coverage of the Panache (which goes up to my collarbone and gets all the side tissue) with the support of the Inspire, I think I'd be completely satisfied!


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    • Branarchist - When it's approved, this review includes a picture of a sports bra cutting into my top 'tail'. Is this similar to what you have?

      prettyNpetite - Maybe this sports bra would work for you? We do have different shapes, so maybe not, but like you, I've tried just about everything else.

    • Thank you for pinging me! Excellent review, very helpful! I'm getting more and more into the thought of ordering the Bravissimo Inspire and trying it out. Usually I think that it's best to order several sizes at once just to try it on, but since you said that you should rather round down than up in this... Maybe a 28F would be a fairly safe bet? I'm somewhere between a 28F and a 28FF, it seems to vary quite evenly. I would say though... I'm much closer to a 28F than a 28G. I am very hesitant that it'll be high enough for me because my boobs attach *very* high up. They don't even attach under my collarbones, they attach ON IT. They're actually so high up that I catch people's glimpses when I'm leaning back in the chair at school and looking down at my cellphone screen, it looks like a head rest, lol. The very best would be finding a bra that's tall enough to begin with, but I'm opening up to the thought that I'll have to complement a normal supportive sports bra with a smash-down crop top, crop tops aren't very supportive for the majority of the breast tissue as it's relatively heavy, but for the last top bit bouncing around... I'm thinking it could work :) It feels kinda bad though that I'll have to resort to that... There should be sports bras specifically aimed for those who need ultra-high coverage too.

    • prettyNpetite - I would round down on the band if you can, and go with your usual cup size.

      I can already say that the straps will be too long for you. They widen over the shoulders, so there is a limited range of adjustment. I've got them as short as possible and they just fit me. My breasts start somewhat low but go up all the way to my collarbone, so I probably need much longer straps than you do despite being close to your height. I expect if your breasts are tall you'll have the same issues with the top bit of tissue bouncing. For me it is better to have 6 cm of thin tissue bouncing than my entire breast bouncing, which is what happens to me in other sports bras. When my pictures are approved, look at the one I took of my collarbone.

      I'm wondering if I could bandage down the top of my breast tissue. It is a shame that sports bras aren't made for those of us with tall breasts. The Panache bra is the only one I know of that goes all the way up on me, but I get too much bounce in it. I already asked Bravissimo to make the Inspire higher several times, but I'm only one person.

      I mostly recommended this because it holds me almost motionless and none of the other standbys did (at least for the tissue that fits in the cup). So in some way it is different from many of the others, and if you're in luck, maybe it will be different in a way that works for you.

    • I don't quite get what you mean by "My breasts start somewhat low but go up all the way to my collarbone" ? Kinda contradicting. Hmm... Do you mean that you lack fullness in the upper part of your breast tissue, but that you still would like higher coverage since you do have upper tissue that isn't being contained? Here's a picture for comparison, me in the Panache sports bra in 28F: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AQrkop138bg/UUDinyIPhxI/AAAAAAAAAKM/mKahYJvsyFg/s1600/Bild+2013-03-06+kl.+00.02.jpg

      Here's the blog post if you're further interested in how it fit me: http://prettynpetitej.blogspot.se/2013/03/panache-sports-bra-in-28f.html

      Quite obviously, the breast tissue I have on top is firm. It is by no means soft or saggy. Of course they don't *look* that firm when braless, gravity plays a great deal. Here's two outlines of myself when braless: http://imgur.com/a/dMzhe#0 like you can see, my boobs are very perky, and that in combination with the fact that my boobs attach on my collarbones... Yeah, that explains the severity of my problem with too low necklines in sports bras. Would you say that your top tissue is different from mine or is this the kinda degree of top overflow you get as well?

      Thanks for the heads up about the too long straps. How tall are you btw? I'm 5 feet (152 cm), could be interesting to know when I see you reviewing new bras :)

    • I wasn't very clear at all - I was starting at the bottom and working up. So: the bulk of my breast tissue is fairly low, but my breasts continue quite a bit above where they appear to end. I have about 12 cm of obviously projected breast, and then above that another 6 cm or so that looks flat but is actually breast tissue. It's not a problem in regular bras, and I even wear FoB style bras without getting quadboob, but it becomes a problem in sports bras.

      The Panache went higher on me. It just didn't work for other reasons. Looking at you in the Panache, there's no way the Inspire will hold in the top of your breasts. I would only suggest you try it if the other bras are also failing you on bounce.

      I'm 160 cm, but I rarely have the typical issues that shorter people have with bras, probably because they are low set (or at least appear low set, if you discount the top 1/3).

      Branarchist and I have been discussing this in a few of her adventures. I need to do a drawing of my shape to make it easier to discuss. I think I have less upper fullness than you do, though.

    • :( ... *sad face* I don't know what to do :( I need a friggin' sports bra! And I need a bra that contains my upper tissue as well because it hurts! :( I've tried the Freya Active in 30D, 30DD and 28DD, obviously the wrong sizes, but they didn't seem catastrophically low cut... I'm guessing the Inspire is cut higher than the Freya. I'm thinking about getting a sports bra that fits the majority of my boobs and then wear a really smushing crop top on top. I'm hoping that'll work... It's hard to find a crop top that fits though, I need a much larger size to accomodate my chest and then it doesn't even come close to hugging my ribs. Do you think it'd be possible to alter one of those crop tops? Take out the elastic in the bottom, cut it shorter and sew it back?

    • I'm absolutely not a seamstress, but I was also thinking of making a sort of 'cami' that could attach to the straps of a sports bra, which would be made of tight elastic to press on the breast tissue on top.

    • That's a clever idea too actually, if you just want to wear one bra. Could work great and actually look quite well if you get a fabric with the same color.

      I'm still thinking about doing it the way I said it because that way I'd probably eliminate any chances of nipples poking through :) Great alternative though, I'll keep that in mind if I get fed up with wearing two bras at once.

    • Pictures have been approved, so you can now see the bit of top breast I'm talking about in the pictures for this bra.

    • Yeah I saw that. It seems to me that my boobs are relatively taller than yours. Yikes, I'm starting to wonder if I'm the woman with the most relatively high-set boobs haha

    • on Bratabase, that is.

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      I'm going to move this to an adventure - I think people may get bored otherwise, when they come here some time in the future!

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    30K

    Didn't fit


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    32K

    Didn't fit


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    36HH

    Didn't fit

    I liked this and everything was fine except the cups being clearly too small. Returning it and ordering a J.

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    34K

    Didn't fit

    I had two bras from this type, both are white. They have definitelly not the same measurements.
    One of this war a bigger, as the other. Comparison with other bras they are smaller as Panache Panache Tango Ii Balconette (3251)
    Pros:
    +very confortabel material
    +very good support after longer time (more than 6 month)
    +very good support during sport
    Cons:
    -extended central gore fit not really (function is not really clear for this)
    -little bit pointed
    -boobs are little bit separately
    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Altered band,

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    34K

    Didn't fit

    I had two bras from this type. They have definitelly not the same measurements.
    One of this war a bigger, as the other. Comparison with other bras they are smaller as Panache Panache Tango Ii Balconette (3251) 34JJ.
    Pros:
    +very confortabel material
    +very good support after longer time (more than 6 month)
    +very good support during sport
    Cons:
    -extended central gore fit not really (function is not really clear for this)
    -little bit pointed
    -boobs are little bit separately
    This bra's measurements have been altered

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    32J

    Fits

    This is my second try with this bra, the previous being a 32HH, which was too small in the cup. It gave me slight quadraboob, which wasn't notiable under clothes, but unfortunately it was also very uncomfortable to wear for a longer sports session as the encapsulation transmuted into painful squashing. Well, this is a slightly better fit, but I'm still not happy.
    Pros:
    - sturdy
    - very tight band, more like 30 than 32, but on the other hand, the bra stays in place
    - soft, well-padded straps
    - keeps breasts in place, the bounce is minimal

    Cons:
    - the adjustable part of the straps is very slippery, you have to tighten them quite often, the more so the harder you run/jump
    - the underwires are HUGE => a lot of poking => not nice
    - the shape is very pointy
    - I'm really not sure if I like the encapsulation thing. For me straightforward compression works better

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jul 16, 2013 Flag this


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    34GG

    Didn't fit

    This is one of three bras of this size/model that I own; please see my review on the first purchase.

    Updated on May 30, 2013 Flag this

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    34GG

    Didn't fit

    This is one of three bras of this size/model that I own; please see my review on the first purchase.

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