Epic fail with this sports bra! To be honest, I didn't have the highest hopes since this wasn't available in my proper band/cup. If my existing 34D sports bras don't fit right, chance were low a 34DD would be much better. This bra is also wirefree which - while comfortable - was a departure for me. I am on a mission to find a good encapsulation sports bra and this Glamorise wirefree model does not fit the bill. The band is too big, cups too small, and the strap length is a total joke. SO SHORT! I'm an average height woman ...with average positioning of my breasts and I'm pretty sure I heard seams ripping as I tried to get this sucker on. I didn't even try jumping up and down for fear of tearing the stiches in the seams. Oh, and the underwire substitute in the cups is like little underboob slings, which is probably great if you have nice firm tissue, but for me felt and looked bad. This sports bra did not work. Although - plus one for the very generous band height and 4 hooks! Read more 92 more words
Please disregard wire measurement as this is a wireless bra. However, wire length was a mandatory item in listing a bra.
Updated Dec 2012 after tissue migration and new fitting techniques.
Pro: I bought this as a travel bra for long trips where I want support but no wires (not only for my comfort but to not trip the metal detectors at airports! I don't know if underwire bras do that but it did happen at the local courthouse recently). This bra will likely draw TSA attention because it looks and feels like body armor! *Even though it's not the most flattering bra, and the material is stiff and a bit ...scratchy (should get softer over time), it does the job I ask of it which is provide a non-wire, no seam bra for travel.
Con: *Five hooks is a lot, people! It would be OK with 3. Speaking of TSA, all that metal will no doubt trigger some kind of alarm. Bottom of the band rolls up--band is too big on my short (compact) torso. *Armpit boobage. These straps need to be as short as possible and the band up under the breasts as much as possible. Straps won't adjust long enough on most people as there is a small amount of adjustment possible. *You will not win any beauty contests at the gym wearing this bra, nor will you be able to finish any sprints if you are a G cup, but for low to medium impact activities, this should be OK.
I thought I was ordering a UK size 34G. Amazon really botched on this bra, because when it arrived the label stated it was a US size 34G, which is a bit too small. However, I am going to keep it anyhow because I need a sports bra and it's not *that* poorly fitting. It has no wires in it, which I'm not sure I like, but we'll see how it holds up to my hiking and biking.