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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