These are my first impressions after trying out my first proper-fitting sports bra. I'll update the review after a couple more runs. As this is a sports bra, I won't delve deeply into how it looks (not a big fan of the lime color) or what shape it gives under clothes (pointy but minimising, which is a plus!).
The band is quite tight, so even though I generally feel better in 28 bands, I'm really glad I chose a 30 band in this one. I could probably even get away with a 32. The band is not at all stretchy, and the closing consists of four by four ... hooks, which is quite awesome. The material itself is very soft and of an almost foam-like consistence.
The whole bra is very constricting - great when running (reduced bounce), but terribly uncomfortable when sitting down. I would never want to wear this bra during non-sport activities, but, then again, I suppose that's the point of sports bras https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I'm also very happy with the underwires - they are wide just enough and very flexible, and don't poke anywhere.
I had a bit of a problem with the center gore - it didn't lie flat against my chest, so I figured I'd need a smaller band and larger cup. However, the 30 band was really the tightest I was willing to endure, and I swam in the 30H and couldn't tighten the straps enough. In the end, I attributed this problem to the closeness of my breasts and my ever-so-slight chest hollowness, but I'm not sure... I just felt that the tightest possible band was less tight at its upper edge than at the lower one.
So, with a slight wink, I fit into a 30GG, which is my normal Freya size.
All in all, I'm glad to have at least one sports bra in my wardrobe. It's priceless for heavy-bounce activities (running), but I think it's too uncomfortbale to be worth wearing for less bouncy stuff, such as inline skating.
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