My first sports bra from Bravissimo. I bought this at a very good price in used condition to figure out my size. So I have worn it on 2 days already. It is not bad, it feels very supportive. The exercise I would like to use it for is light exercise at home, hiking or cycling and for that the bra is supportive enough. But I think that it is just a bit too small, the gore just does not tack on me.
Also I feel that the cups are quite shallow and wide. On the first day I have worn it it felt good but I removed it as ...soon as I got home. Today I wore it for a full day to test it - it started to hurt in the afternoon around the underwire and felt constricting.
The band is not even tight, I wear it on the tightest setting already. I think it is the cups that are too shallow and small for me. I'd look to try a 34JJ now. This bra is known to have a very tight band so I will stick to 34s for now. It is comparable in constuction to Elomi sports but less pointy in shape. It also runs 1-2 sizes smaller compared to the Elomi which currently fits me in 32J. Read more 112 more words
So I have tried Bravissimo Inspire sports in 2020 in 3 different sizes and different prints. I had two 34JJs which did not fit the same. So just getting this out there, the different colorways can run differently. I tried 34J, 34JJ and 34K. None of them is really "it".
What I can say about all of them is that the band runs tight! Size up 1 band size! I have no issues wearing 34 band in these but wear 32 bands usually. Also size up in the cups! Actually I think I could even go as large as 34KK in this as it is kinda shallow!
I tried to break ...it in by wearing it a full day just to do daily errands. Totally does it's job of keeping my boobs up and out of the way. So yes it's supportive. Would I do intense exersice in it? Not sure, maybe only lighter like hiking, biking or the likes. Is it comfortable? Not really. The cups are like I said kinda shallow. Which makes sense since you want to minimize movement and keep your boobs close to chest for exercise. But it also makes it feel a bit constricting. The top part of the cups is very close, which is good so no breast tissue escapes but also feels constricting on my FOT boobs.
Wires are kinda wide in this size but also were in the smaller sizes I tried. I think on this kind of bra it's ok, the wires did not bother me under my arm. The gore is suepr tall and it floats away as the center part of the cups has barely any room. The bra really wants to seperate but it cannot do it since my boobs are too full and projected for this bra. So honestly I'm always happy to remove it. I probably only wear this if I really need to wear a sports bra, not for everyday wear. Quality feels good, materials appear sturdy - but I think Elomi Sports I prefer, it just less shallow in cups therefore more comfortable to wear. Read more 240 more words
This size did not work for me. I have the same bra in the Lilac Marbe colorway which runs a tiny bit larger and has less stiff fabric than this one. So Lilac in 34JJ fits me better. So keep in mind that this colorway might run a bit smaller / tighter than others in the same size. This bra was also too shallow in cups for me, not enough room at the gore for it to lie flat. I also had some cutting in on top. It felt overall very stiff in fabric and uncomfortable. I would size up 1-2 cups in this style and go with your bigger band size if between sizes or size up 1 size. For more info on the Bravissimo Inspire bras see my review on 34K - Bravissimo » Inspire Sports (AU27) .
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 😉
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. Read more 389 more words
I reviewed this bra in other sizes such as 34JJ - Bravissimo » Inspire Sports (AU27) or 34J - Bravissimo » Inspire Sports (AU27) so I keep it short here. The bra is the same construction, support and fit. Just want to put it out there (again) that you need to size up in this bra! Go up in band size at least 1 full size and 1-2 for cups depending on your shape. I can barely close this bra in a 34 band, and I usually wear a 32 band. I probably be better with a 36JJ! For the time being I wear this one with an extender since it was a bargain find on ebay.
I had this bra for a while but I don't wear it that often. Since I just wore it yesterday I decided to review it finally. First about the sizing of inspire Sports bra in general: do size up in band! I wear 32 bands and need a 34 in this. It is still firm enough to support! The cups run small. Size up as well. I wear 32JJ but size up 1 - 2 cups in the Bravissimo sports bras! This colorway is a bit more generous than the 34JJ - Bravissimo » Inspire Sports (AU27) in navy lime. So I assume the darker colour run a ...bit smaller. The band is thick and has 4 hook clousure and feels very supportive. The straps are thickly padded over the shoulders (very comfy) and therefore not fully adjustable. The wires are about regular heigh for the size, but at the gore the fabric goes higher than the wire making it very high coverage for support and bounce control. The cups of this bra are more shallow and give a more close to chest size (thats why I need to size up 1-2 sizes bc my boobs are not shallow) There is light compression but it feels mostly like a regular bra. I wear it for walks / hikes and light exercise and for that it is good. Sometimes I just keep it on for a full day and it's good too. It's not the most comfortable bra but not unwearable. I recommend this in large sizes for lighter exercise! Read more 151 more words
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 PanachePanache 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
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 PanachePanache 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 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.