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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. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> 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.
Updated on Sep 08, 2016 Flag this
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.
Updated on Jun 10, 2016 Flag this
In summary, this is an excellent bra. It fits well, feels great, and holds the breasts firmly in place.
Special attribute: This bra fastens in the front! I love it. It is so easy to get in and out of.
Straps: The straps are medium set, sitting on the middle of the shoulder on the muscle -- as opposed to a racer back which is closer to the neck. The straps are wide at a whopping 1.25". Wonderful.
Band: It has a firm 1.25" band that remains seated under the breast fold. This significantly helps to balance the weight between the torso and shoulders. The band is quite elastic allowing ... a huge deep breath with no noticeable difference in the tension on the rib cage.
Support: The ultimate support. The breasts are held in one place and do not budge, neither up and down or side to side. Just look at the pictures I provided: my breasts are held up and do not droop below the breast fold. That is impressive.
Comfort: Very comfortable, like a second skin. It just moves and bends with you, even if you slouch and curl up. There are no pressure points anywhere that could cause irritation.
Material: Enell specifically chose a satin-like material so any cloth can slide along it effortlessly. It really does feel luxurious.
I love this bra, but it does not work for me. Bras are quite difficult for me because I need total support without significant weight on my shoulders -- and no pressure at all on the muscles of my shoulders. Unfortunately, although I love this bra so much, the medium set straps sit firmly on the muscle of my shoulders and triggers pain. The location of the straps is typical for a sports bra, so I am sure it will feel just fine to the average healthy person.
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 Flag this
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.
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 Flag this
I'm about a 32FF UK and I got this in a size 1, which seems to be a good fit. I have a feeling if I tried one size down it would be too small.
The straps aren't adjustable, and I wonder if that's going to be an issue for me. I only wore it for a few minutes, and my shoulders and neck seemed to be straining a bit.
This bra is a bit of a pain to get on, especially the first few hooks, since it fastens in the front and not the back.
Updated on May 07, 2016 Flag this
Best sports bra I've ever owned
Updated on Nov 20, 2015 Flag this
Definitely nothing moves while working out. It is a bit too tight at the band area and I do end up with a bit of uniboob at the end of a jog. Having said that I feel no tissue being squooshed. A good bra altogether.
Updated on Nov 24, 2013 Flag this
As you likely know, Enell has its own sizing system and my bra is size 1. It's too small for me now across the boobs, but when I bought it three years ago (and two cup sizes ago...) it was fine.
- You don't come closer to zero bounce than this.
- As it squeezes your boobs against your chest, visually you lose something like four cup sizes. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
- The material is sturdy, but breathes well. It doesn't wear out even with a lot of washing (I wash mine in the machine... shame on me!) and it doesn't stretch out.
- It's quite massive as bras go, more like a top. Not necessarily a bad thing, as it guarantees performance, but if you're looking for something light and feminine, this is not it.
- The sizing sucks. For us big-boobs-small-band-people it's a problem and I may have to resort to their custom-made service in the future.
Updated on Jun 27, 2012 Flag this
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