This is a made-to-measure custom fit bra, so the measurements won't probably help you much, so I'll concentrate more on the Enell custom fit process. As you likely know, Enell has its own sizing system, which won't suit those of us with small underbust and big (H+) cupsize. Also, if you're very petite or very tall, the bra will likely be too long of too short as the shoulder straps are completely solid. As the Enell Sports does deliver the best bounce control I've come across, it may be worth the slight extra time the custom fit process takes to ensure you have the best possible support for ...high-impact sports.
To get your own custom fit Enell, contact their customer service fit experts. I did this via email, as I live on the other side of the globe and I hate calculating time zone differencies. I outlined my problem with their regular sizes, namely, I need a size 0 or 1 band with size 2 across the boobs plus some modifications in the back and under the arms. I was directed to a fit specialist in their custom orders department, who asked some more questions about the fit of my regular size 1 and 2 bras and I send her some pictures and information about my exact measurements and regular bra sizes. She then made a "test version" according to my measurements and needs, and sent it to me for trying. As it was, she was a real pro with online fitting - the test version was practically perfect. I requested only one modification, a slightly tighter band. The test version works fine, but since I had the option of getting exactly what I want, I went for it all out.
The custom fit bras are available in the basic colours of black, white, pink and powder, but there's also a selection of other colours which vary according to what material they have at their disposal. They'll tell you the options. The price of a custom fit bra is (at the moment) $64 plus custom fit fee $15. For every additional change to the basic pattern you pay $7.50. For a custom made bra I find that quite reasonable, especially since the Enells I have have proven to be very durable despite the heavy wear they get.
Pros: - fits perfectly - no bounce in high impact sports like running and martial arts - durable - can be worn alone as a sports top *Edit: - the possibility to custom the colour scheme of your bra is great! I love my lime bra!
Cons: - none in my personal opinion but keep in mind that - the process takes some time - if you're in a hurry for your half-marathon next week, forget this - the Enell is based on compression, and I know some people don't like any compression on their boobs. If that's the case, forget the Enell. - costlier than a regular off-the-rack sports bra - but hey, it's _custom made_ Read more 412 more words
I got this Enell Sports bra off Ebay for a reduced price because it's faulty. The rib band measures 1'' less than it should. Size 2 in my case means 38-42'' bust measurements / 32-34'' underbust.
Since my bust measruement is about 43-44'' and underbust 30-32'' it wasn't quite the right size. The „cups“ are a bit too small for me which causes sideboob & quadboob. If there had been a faulty size 3 (bust 41-45'', underbust -3 or 4'' ) it would probably have fitted me better.
Anyway the one I got is not an epic fail. It is actually quite a great bra for me. I was desperate for ...a non-wired sleeping / lounging bra but it's quite difficult in my size range. So then Vee recommended the Enell to me. I'm glad I tried it. It is actually the most comfy bra ever. I did wear it for sleeping & hanging around. The bra does also support me when I do some housework at home. I can wear a comfy bra without the pressure of wires & still get proper support for light activities.
I have not tried any jogging or aerobics because I just have to alter the straps first, because they are too loose and I get overspill. I think once I altered the straps I'll get a even better fit, because I get more compression = therefore less jiggling & better support.
This model is among my favorite bras for evenly flattening compression. Extremely durable, smooth, and shiny like a superhero costume.
Enell's sizing and therefore fitting is unusual because there are only band sizes-- no cup sizing and no underwires. This won't work for everyone, but for my purposes it is a godsend.
The rationale of this style: an Enell controls bounce and protrusion by flattening in all directions. A small ribcage and lots of chest tissue=a big squish. A large ribcage with less tissue=a mild squish.
This is the thunderjacket of sports bras: pressure is evenly distributed with wide straps, broad full-shoulder coverage, and a broad underbust elastic band.
The bra does have a lot cup shaping using horizontal seams, so it lifts up a good deal--unlike a basic sports bra, it's not just a cylinder with straps.
My ribcage is about 26 inches and bust perimeter 34 inches. Enell size 00 is recommended for ribcage 27-29 and bust 32-35. So technically size 00 would be good for me. First time I tried the bra on I thought it is totally unwearable. It was painfully tight for my ribcage! The second time I tried it on, it was much better. So I decided to keep the bra and hope it will loosen up a bit more.
Straps are non-adjustable and I think they could be a bit longer for me? This will do, but a bit more room there would be ok. So if you tend to ...need longer straps, Enell might not work for you. It is a compression bra and boobs are really flattened which I don´t like. Boobs are also pushed up to my chin, at least it feels like it. A funny thing is that although it is so tight and really compresses things, the support is not the best I can get. My boobs do move when jumping. I get better support with Panache sports bra and Freya sports bra. But, I still decided to give this bra a chance. I do like the colour and the shiny fabric. Read more 97 more words
I got this bra as a second with a 3/4 smaller band manufacturing error on eBay to wear as a sleep bra as it is a size too big. It is an excellent sleep bra- cool, comfortable, and keeps everything in place at night. See my review of 6 - Enell » Sports (100) for the same bra in a size smaller that I use for exercise.
I got this bra as a second for cheap on eBay. Originally I had hoped to use this as a sleep bra after trying a full price 6 - Enell » Sports (100). However, the underbust is reduced significantly, measuring even less than the 5 - Enell » Sports (100) I tried. Because of that I am able to use it as a sports bra after I take in the straps an inch. Way cheaper than getting a customized bra by them. See my other reviews to understand why I love this bra so much.
See my review for 6 - Enell » Sports (100). The overbust on this bra doesn't fit. There's too much painful compression but there's still bounce because the underbust is too big. Breasts escape at the sides and top because the overbust is too small. So I would need a 6 overbust and 4 underbust to get the right fit here.
I am never going to fit into a regular Enell as I have more than 10 inches difference between my overbust and my underbust. However, I was hoping I might be able to work it somehow, especially since I saw that eBay sells mistakes with smaller underbust measurements.
As far as overbust goes, this fits perfectly. My breasts don't move around and it's a little difficult to get fastened. I am fully contained on the sides and top. The straps are a bit too tall but when I pull them up like I would if I took them in, the band is much too big and ...slides up. So the band is way too big. Because of this there is bounce, only up and down. There's no actual breast movement, telling me I need this size with a reduced band and slightly reduced straps.
I love the fabric. This is one of my favorite colors and I like that it's shiny. This will not hide in the gym: it will be visible except under a tshirt. That's fine: I don't go to the gym to show off all my body. Although I would feel perfectly ok wearing this as a top as it is full coverage.
Everything is very soft and there's no chafing or rubbing. I want it to work for me so bad. If I had the money right now I would keep it to use as a sleep bra as it is so so so comfortable. See also my review for 5 - Enell » Sports (100) Read more 166 more words
Short roots, projected, omega shaped, slightly narrow, close set, center full, even breasts....
In my search for another sports bra, I fortuitously found a custom Enell on Ebay that fit. If you don't like touching breasts, this is not a sports bra for you. Separation is zero: boobs are kissing. I haven't exercised in this yet, but I can imagine the tickle of perspiration beads dripping from my cleavage already. I can handle it, but this may be less than ideal for others.
The stretch satin outer fabric is delightfully soft and smooth. The straps are supportive and I feel like I'm wearing a tight, cropped vest. This particular model ...is a size 0 band, size 1 bust, reduced cup top width by 3/4", and straps reduced 1" each. Dimensionally, this is a great fit.
Because I enjoy yoga, I'm certain the center placket will bother me during my practice. It bends and pokes a bit into my stomach. On a taller individual, this won't be a problem. And, if you are less immediately projected, this won't be a problem. In fact, if the straps were 1/2" shorter, this would not be a problem for me. However, when I'm jumping and running, rather than sitting/bending/stretching, this is my first choice.
It does not have the insulating foam of Panache Sports, and it feels much cooler, although it was only 90F today. I've read some people take these swimming. I can understand why: 100% guarantee there will be no escapees. But, the fabric is so soft I would not choose to expose mine to chlorinated pool water. Saltwater, however, yes.
Although the above bust dimension has been reduced, there still is a bit too much upper space than my short roots require. Reducing the straps another .33" would completely eliminate the upper space. My exercise is gentle enough that this bra will work for me, even with the extra space in the top.
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This bra's measurements have been altered
Straps were shortened 1", the top portion of the cup was taken in 3/4", and the band is a size 0.
I've been wearing this bra since I was 34ff/32g. I'm now 32J (45" bust), and its starting to cut into my upper tissue. I was super upset, because even now i get minimum bounce (previously I would get literally zero), but apparently they make custom sizes. Totally gonna get one when I have the cash.
As it is, I get amazing cleavage in this thing, and zero pain. A few days ago I did sprints on asphalt in minimalist tennis shoes for 45 mins and never thought about my boobs once. And thats with it being too small... This bra is also super comfortable. I used to use ...it as a sleep/lounge bra. you cant feel your boobs in this thing. And when you take it off, your boobs kinda stand up on their own for a bit lol.
I love how it fits even though I'm really high set & short rooted. I suppose its because its much too small for me lol. I hope that the custom sizing can just raise the top and sides without lengthening the straps. that would be perfect. Read more 78 more words