I cannot give an accurate assessment this bra because I cannot even get it on without hurting myself. The back does open completely, and having such a small band size makes it impossible to get on over my head and shoulders. Can't pull it on from the bottom because it won't stretch over my hips. Horrible design, IMO.
This sports bra is well built, it's really supportive and looks good. The downside - I'm sure that I'm not the only one to complain - is that it is quite odd to put on as the racer back part is in one part and doesn't open. But nothing impossible once you understand how to put it on!
Unfortunately, I've lost a lot of weight and the band is now way too big for me, therefore not supporting anything..
It's really hard to get this sports bra on, as you have to put it on over your head. It's easier to get on than off, but it still feels like a strait-jacket. Once it was on I noticed it gave a great rounded shape, but cut into my underarms/rubbed them (maybe try a 28G)? and the cups weren't lined enough for my tastes (would prefer lightly padded, these are just lined).
Bought 1/2013 from HerRoom for $69, returned it.
The panache underwired sports bra is much bettter!
I'd read reviews from others who have complained about the back of the bra and how annoying it in to get and out of but I have to admit my first reaction to trying on this bra was to turn it over and think:
REALLY? Are you kidding me?
The back isn't really firm where the hooks are - it's tight as all hell across the racerback meeting point that you can't open up! ARGH
After squishing my boobs down to my chest, wriggling into this and then scooping my sore boobs into place I was really hoping the bra would redeem itself.
Because this thing doesn't have underwires I wasn't expecting that it would sit flat against my sternum in the centre (I was hoping, but wasn't expecting it). It didn't. But it did give separation - huge "east / west" style separation.
The bra really cuts in around my underarms and across my back and kind of presses down tight high on my chest. But the bra doesn't actually supports my breasts at all. I wouldn't even want to jump up and down once wearing it.
How is it possible that it's tight in all the places I don't need support and useless where I need it? Lifting and supporting my boobs?!
I don't get this bra and why it wasn't axed by Freya.
They have an underwired Active bra. Lots of people love it (shape doesn't work for me, but that's cool). They also have a soft cup Active bra which I've tried in both 30G and 30FF and the 30FF was a better fit (the first and only Freya bra that I've needed smaller than a 30G so far).
I think I'd need the 30FF in this too. There's way too much room on the side of the "cups" and maybe in a 30FF I'd feel a bit of boob-support. Maybe.
The fit and feel of the soft cup sports bra is identical to this one. The shape this moulded bra gave me reminded me of it exactly and I find that the soft cup bra pushes down on my upper chest a bit too. Like this one.
But the soft cup sports bra felt a bit more supportive than this. I still wouldn't use either for jogging, but for a brisk walk/hiking/cycling I'd wear the soft cup from Freya Active.
There's no need to try this bra. Move on and save yourself the hassle! Read more 300 more words