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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).
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 Flag this
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! ), 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).
Updated on Jul 22, 2017 Flag this
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.
Updated on Jul 22, 2017 Flag this
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.
Updated on May 17, 2015 Flag this
I've had this for a while now and I love it! It's a great bra for when you're moving and sweating and don't want to worry about boobs. It isn't the best technical fit for me, but it's not bad either. I will definitely buy another if they are still being made when this one starts showing signs of wear!
Updated on Oct 31, 2016 Flag this
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Added on Jun 27, 2017