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High Impact Convertible Sports Bra (2941)

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  1. 5
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    65F

    Hasn't set fit

    I tried this bra on locally. It feels pretty good, and very similar to the Panache underwired sports bra. I almost didn't try this because my hands and wrists were getting sore from trying on multiple sports bras that all had multiple hook and eye closures. This one is encapsulation instead of compression, and the lady didn't think that I needed encapsulation, but I surprised her as this was clearly the winner of the batch.

    I'm not sure if I need a cup size up or not as this converts more to a 30E than 30F, and I think I might have had a smidgeon of tissue cutting ... in on the top, but I do think it was pretty good. I like the colours and it seemed comfortable, but I had wanted to try comparing it against the Fit Fully Yours again, as I think that it fit similarly (including the adjustable j hook), but the FFY is about $65 and this one was $100. And I also wanted to try one cup size up to compare.

    So while I don't own this, I thought that I would share the pics and review as I have with the other sports bras I have tried (that have had any potential).



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      All info is appreciated, even when the bra isn't owned by you, as each little bit adds value to the site and strengthens what it offers to all. So thank you for adding it. :-D The only thing that would have made it better would be the measurements, but I'm sure you didn't have a tape measure handy in your purse, haha. Too bad it's not a common purse essential. ;-)

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      I wasn't aware that there was a certain kind of breast that a women must have to "need" encapsulation, sorta thought that was a preference thing. lul.
      But I think it looks great on you! You prolly could get away with another cup size up, but IMO you want to avoid having extra space in a sports bra or else you just end up jiggling around which just sort of defeats the purpose to me.
      Shame you did have an extra measure tape on you for some quick measurements. XD

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      Maybe encapsulation works better if you have soft breast tissue?

      I wouldn’t go up a cups size unless it really feels to small. I tried the panache sports bra in both 30E and 30F and get much less giggling in the 30E.

    • MamaPagan and LeProfessor yeah, I didn't think to bring a tape measure. On the other hand, I was the only person there and thus had regular communication and contact with the sales assistant so it might have been a bit awkward.

      I do still want to try a size up though, if for nothing else, bra science. It might be too roomy and defeat the purpose, as said, but my soft tissue might be able to pull it off. The Fitfully Yours I tried was a 30F, but I don't recall if it's a US or UK 30F, since the company is Canadian and I don't know what sizing system they use.

      As far as having the type of breasts that are better for encapsulation or compression, I don't remember exactly what the factor was that made both assistants at different locations suggesting compression over encapsulation for me. It might have been the lower size range or it might have been my soft tissue. I forget. I'm not doing a lot of exercise that's high impact (mostly just waking) so I don't know if that was a consideration or not in the suggestions.

      That all said, I'm currently looking at a shock absorber bra that compression though. It's a listing here. I tried the same model last week, but in a larger size (which was just a little bit too big still) when I met up with my new bra friend, so I am trying to determine the shipping from Europe and customs limits. It won't be like this, but for the price, it's a start. :)

      Thanks for the comments and feedback.

    • aboobaccount it's possible that the encapsulation is better for softer tissue. I think that this size is the right one, but I do want to compare. I'm going to find and link the Panache and Fit Fully Yours that I also added here a few months ago.

    • Here's the Panache review and pics:

      http://bra.pe/XYu6/

      Here's the Fit Fully Yours review and pics:

      http://bra.pe/XYu5/

      Adding both of these was an afterthought, so not a lot of information, and limited pictures, but I added what I had. I'm still not used to adding the stuff that I don't own/didn't buy, but I am trying to be more mindful about that.

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      I think I may just have to set out on trips around my lovely state of Delaware and see if I can't find some lovely bras to measure and try on. I had all but given up on finding bra's in store anymore since I am a band size 28. But I have started to see size 28 bands in Wal-Mart! Albeit they are for children and marked as needing a freaking 23" rib cage to wear they are like MC.TINY (i'll probably end up trying one on anyway XD), there is some hope I may find something some where or I may end up finding a nice taught 30 band bra to fit (or not), and post more measurements for the base. I still have a bunch of bra's sitting around here that need measurements taken, but my measure tape is just too stretched to be reliable any more.

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    65F

    Fits

    As many other reviewers have noted, this sports bra is very, very similar to the Panache underwired sports bra. I love the fact that this one comes in solid colors - some of Panache's solid/print mixes are hard to match (hey, it matters to me! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> ), and the bra I'm reviewing is the Peacock colorway, which is a deep, vibrant aqua. I love that it's not on the lighter, pastel side, but that it's not too deep and dark either.

    Now the fit...like the Panache underwired sports bra, I do feel a little room at the apex standing up, and this ... translates to feeling more room at the top of the cup when lying down (e.g., to do abs) - I notice this more in this bra compared to the Panache model. And again, I could try a cup size down, but I was in a bind and needed something so I pulled the tags off and said screw it. It's not noticeable enough to be uncomfortable or what I would deem a bad fit - just maybe not the most ideal. I'm wondering, being projected and FOB, if this might be a better fit for shallower or FOT ladies? The cups are tall enough in any case that the issue really isn't visible and doesn't become a big deal.

    It feels slightly less supportive, secure, and bounce-reducing than the Panache model, but I haven't yet tested it for high-impact cardio yet (just out for a walk), so we'll have to see. Issue could potentially be solved by using the J-hook to convert it to a racerback, but, I doubt I will ever be flexible enough to make that happen, so I personally don't include that as part of these reviews.

    It's very, very comfortable - so comfortable, in fact, that when I put it on I thought I had received the wrong item by mistake as I couldn't even feel a wire anywhere! It has the same design as the Panache underwired sports bra with a tall gore that extends up past the end of the underwire - so again, for me, I'd feel comfortable wearing this out of the house with no top for a run - cute, sporty, but no visible cleavage (or nipples, which I prefer to not have visible).

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    Peacock colorway

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      Gorgeous color on you! More options for those who love Panache 5021. Yay! Thanks!

    • Thank you!! I am in love with the color.

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    65F

    Fits

    So I just reviewed this bra in the bright blue "Peacock" colorway, and as sometimes happens, the bra fits slightly differently (in this case, better, for me) in a different colorway. This "Raspberry" model fits about a half cup size smaller despite all of the same measurements listed on the tag - much closer to my 30F Panache Underwired Sports Bra (5021) than this bra in the other colorway. I'm wondering if they were manufactured at different times/facilities as the tag styles are slightly different? Who knows. This model feels more secure and less gapey, with no noticeable fit issues at all for me.

    I did find it ... odd that I ordered this bra (and the other color) in size 30F through Amazon, but the UK size on the tag reads 30E and the US size 30DDD (which I understood to be UK 30E equivalent). So I'm guessing Amazon is using the EU tagged size of 65F for their size selection of 30F that I ordered - just something to know.

    Overall, positive review. I am in love with the deep, saturated raspberry hot pink - again, would totally wear on its own outdoors for a run in the summer. Appeared to wick sweat and control bounce well while doing mountain climbers, jumping rope, etc. during a 40-minute plyometric workout. No visible cleavage or nipples which are things I prefer to not show in sports bras. There's some orange contrast stitching, but to my eye it's not noticeable in the front unless you're looking very closely, and I like that it's not distracting from the solid-color appearance of the bra even where it's more visible on the straps.

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      I love my chantelle sports bra. Panache is fantastic, but I think the Chantelle cuts just a hair little lower on the chest and I love the J-hook for racerback (the panache hook is right up on my neck but the J-hook I can move to between my shoulderblades).

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      Yes! I do think the Chantelle is just a bit lower. I think it's nice that it has the J-hook for the racerback option, but I'm totally not flexible enough to hook it behind my back, or to put the bra on with the J-hook fastened and then do the regular hooks behind my back once it's on. Glad you like it though!!

    • This color is so beautiful, too. Glad it fits even better :-) Thanks for the sizing information.

    • 1

      Well this looks like an exact copy of Panache sports bra :O Btw I just bought 2 Panache sport bras from a clearance yesterday ;)

      Good for you that the bra fits and works well! :)

    • Yes, it's so similar to the Panache bra! The materials are a little different but for me, the fit and the construction are very, very close, nearly identical, like many people say.

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  4. 2
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    65E

    Fits

    I got this bra from another user. I have wide, even breasts with tall roots.

    This bra is quite similar to the Panache Sport, so if the Panache Sport fits, there is a good chance this will, too!

    The accent blue thread against the black bra is super cute. There is an optional j-hook in the back to convert to racerback. The main difference between this and Panache Sport I have is that half of the outer cup is a matte mesh (like the gore section) rather than the soft/sleek mesh. Even the gore height and the height of the underwires in the gore are the ... same. The cups maybe feel ever so slightly less firm? The Chantelle bra seems to be ever so slightly more projected in the bottom of the cup.

    Following is the end of my review of the Lime Panache Sport, as they are very similar:

    The underwires are strange--they feel much more flexible than normal wires. It is hard to feel them at all. I didn't realize that the bra was actually sitting well below my inframammary fold at first. I tried adjusting it upward but I find it more comfortable a bit below--however, it's hard to tell where the wires even are due to their strangeness, and I'm not sure the wire placement matters as much for a sports bra.

    It gives a nice round, and uplifted-but-slightly-minimized shape. I would definitely wear this as a normal bra on some days.

    EDIT: I have worn it several times for sports, alternating with my Panache Sport. I do think there is a little more space in the top of the cup than in my Panache Sport, and I wonder if a 30D would be too small or if it would fix the issue. The extra space bothers me a bit! If I can get my hands on another Panache Sport, I would love to resell this bra. It is not a favourite any longer.

    Also, the plastic rings (I presume) are SUPER squeaky! I always notice it every time I put on the bra. I'm not sure how it hasn't gone away yet! I don't notice it after exercising, but I'm not sure if that is just from not noticing, or it actually going away!

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    65F

    Didn't fit

    I will add measurements and photos soon. This is a great alternative to the Panache Sport underwired bra. It is equally comfortable (maybe more) and I think the fit is a bit better. Many different sizes of the Panache work for me (30DD, 30E, 32DD), but none of them seemed perfect in the cup. This one is a little more moldable to the body. If you find Panache sport UW a tricky fit, try this one!

    eta: after wearing I feel this one is a tad big in the cup (a little orange in glass). The 65E is the best fit a little small in cup; still not sure which one is best for me.

    label sizing on this bra is odd; this one says 30E UK, 30DDD US, 65F EU and 80F FR on the sales tag, but the bra tag says F cup for all.

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    70F

    Hasn't set fit

    Last Friday I had a few hours to myself while my mom and aunt were visiting one of the local attractions as part of their package tour coming here. So I went to the only specialty lingerie shop in town to see if they would remeasure me so I could see how it was compared with my calculations (spoilers: she didn’t measure me...she trusted my knowledge and evaluated the fits on what I was trying on) as well as possibly try on bras in the said sizes, and I also wanted to try a few sports bras on again, including Anita which was suggested that I knew that ... they had and larger cup sizes in the Chantelle sports bra (this one I’ll be reviewing soon) because the had tried a 65F over the summer and it felt like maybe the cup was too small and I was not able to try anything else.

    This review is going to be for both the 65G and the 70F as I liked both of them for different reasons. For some reason, I don’t have as many pictures of the 70F on as I do the 65G or the 65F from the summer.

    To clarify, the black bra is the 65G, but I have tried the light grey in both the 65F and 70F. For the purpose of this review, I will only be focusing on the 65G and 70F as I had previously thought the 65F was a little bit small, and that was 4-5 months ago when I was smaller than I am now.

    I really love the shape and feeling of this style. It feels more secure and supportive than the Anita compression bras, though I will say it feels like it is a bit heavier than them.

    Both sizes felt good in the cups and measured between 9-9.5”. I feel like one was closer to 9 and the other was closer to 9.5”, but as sister sizes they should have a comparable depth, so I’m going with 9.5” with both. I think that it’s maybe better to overestimate than under in this style of bra.

    My biggest problem deciding which of the two is best is the band. On the 65G, the band was quite snug. Comfortably snug, but I was concerned that it might feel too tight after activity or in the summer with the heat. The 70F was definitely looser and I was easily able to get the hooks in the middle down up comfortably. For whatever reason, the fitter thought that it was the best first of the two despite being sister sizes.

    So, the 65G is a little bit snug, and concerns are whether heat or activity swelling is going to cause it to be uncomfortable. That said, if I had it now and was wearing it inside for basic stuff, it’s possible that it would fit looser (loose enough) by summer.

    The 70F felt good in the middle hooks which means that if I felt swollen, I would have room to let it out.

    I’m not sure which size is the better size to choose. I did try another one in a cup up the fitter thought that it was too big in the cups.

    As the bras are quite pricey, I don’t know if I would go for it or stick with the equivalent size in Panache or Fit Fully Yours since they are all about the same shape and style.

    I’m open to feedback for others about the sizing. A word about my activity...will probably be walking (walking for the purpose of walking, so not strolling walking), the occasional jog if my ankle is not bothering me, and maybe light exercising at home.

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    • That sounds like a fun bra investigating outing! These 2 look pretty similar in the pictures. I am not sure if it is a trick of the light, color, or even the way you are holding your arm, but it seems to me like the black 65G might be a little closer fitting to your breasts, in a good way. I personally like snugger sports bras, but for mainly lower impact activities like walking I dont think that is as important. Overall I would say go with the one that you wouldn't mind putting on. If you feel like the 65G is so tight that you are going to dislike wearing it, then go with the 70 :) Or go with either of these sizes that you can find on sale :)

    • No, I felt like that too, I felt like I preferred the 65G but was too worried that it would be too tight once I got active.

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    65G

    Hasn't set fit

    Last Friday I had a few hours to myself while my mom and aunt were visiting one of the local attractions as part of their package tour coming here. So I went to the only specialty lingerie shop in town to see if they would remeasure me so I could see how it was compared with my calculations (spoilers: she didn’t measure me...she trusted my knowledge and evaluated the fits on what I was trying on) as well as possibly try on bras in the said sizes, and I also wanted to try a few sports bras on again, including Anita which was suggested that I knew that ... they had and larger cup sizes in the Chantelle sports bra (this one I’ll be reviewing soon) because the had tried a 65F over the summer and it felt like maybe the cup was too small and I was not able to try anything else.

    This review is going to be for both the 65G and the 70F as I liked both of them for different reasons. For some reason, I don’t have as many pictures of the 70F on as I do the 65G or the 65F from the summer.

    To clarify, the black bra is the 65G, but I have tried the light grey in both the 65F and 70F. For the purpose of this review, I will only be focusing on the 65G and 70F as I had previously thought the 65F was a little bit small, and that was 4-5 months ago when I was smaller than I am now.

    I really love the shape and feeling of this style. It feels more secure and supportive than the Anita compression bras, though I will say it feels like it is a bit heavier than them.

    Both sizes felt good in the cups and measured between 9-9.5”. I feel like one was closer to 9 and the other was closer to 9.5”, but as sister sizes they should have a comparable depth, so I’m going with 9.5” with both. I think that it’s maybe better to overestimate than under in this style of bra.

    My biggest problem deciding which of the two is best is the band. On the 65G, the band was quite snug. Comfortably snug, but I was concerned that it might feel too tight after activity or in the summer with the heat. The 70F was definitely looser and I was easily able to get the hooks in the middle down up comfortably. For whatever reason, the fitter thought that it was the best first of the two despite being sister sizes.

    So, the 65G is a little bit snug, and concerns are whether heat or activity swelling is going to cause it to be uncomfortable. That said, if I had it now and was wearing it inside for basic stuff, it’s possible that it would fit looser (loose enough) by summer.

    The 70F felt good in the middle hooks which means that if I felt swollen, I would have room to let it out.

    I’m not sure which size is the better size to choose. I did try another one in a cup up the fitter thought that it was too big in the cups.

    As the bras are quite pricey, I don’t know if I would go for it or stick with the equivalent size in Panache or Fit Fully Yours since they are all about the same shape and style.

    I’m open to feedback for others about the sizing. A word about my activity...will probably be walking (walking for the purpose of walking, so not strolling walking), the occasional jog if my ankle is not bothering me, and maybe light exercising at home.

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    65E

    Hasn't set fit

    This bra is indeed very similar in construction to the Panache Sport Sports Bra (5021). It doesn't seem to reduce bounce as well, but that may be because the Chantelle is one band size larger than the Panache that I tried.

    The stitching on the black colorway is not white like it appears in pictures, but blue!

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    65E

    Didn't fit

    This is a great alternative to the Panache Sport underwired bra. It is equally comfortable (maybe more) and I think the fit is a bit better. Many different sizes of the Panache work for me (30DD, 30E, 32DD), but none of them seemed perfect in the cup. This one is a little more moldable to the body. If you find Panache sport UW a tricky fit, try this one!

    The sizing is odd; this one fits ok and the label says 30DD UK, 30E US, 80E FR and 65E EU, plan to try UK30E as well.

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    70G

    Fits

    While I am typically a 32:8 in most bras, that didn't work for me with this bra because there was just a bit too much space in the top of the cups. The 32:7 fits more closely, though it may be a touch small in the cup. That works okay for a sports bra.

    The style and fit are very similar to the Panache Wired Sports Bra, though the Panache fit more true to size for me. As with the Panache, the Chantelle bra does a good job of encapsulating my breast tissue and keeping everything where it needs to be. It has an adjustable j-hook to convert it to a racerback. The nice thing about the j-hook is that it can be moved up/down the strap.

    I liked the Panache Wired Sports Bra better, so I'm returning this in favor of that one. However, the Chantelle is definitely a solid contender and I would consider trying it again in the future.

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