I received this bra a long time ago from the wonderful Magda, as usual her service was great. Life just got in the way and I haven't had any time to add any review. But I'm doing up a review now..so yaay.
Okay first thing's first, the model name is the Active Black Sports Bra..I tried to add the model name to the bra, but for some reason the when I selected the link, there was a window appeared, but it was so tiny that the only thing I could see was the 'x' button, so I'm placing the model name here in the review for the time being... ... now onward to the measurements!
Unstretched the band measures 26 inches, and stretched it measures, 29.7 inches. That being said, as with most Kris Line bras that I've tried (not that much to be honest) the band fits, but it does have that feeling of stretch? I'm not sure if I'm making sense with this at all. Cup depth wise, I took both the minimum and maximum cup depth. The minimum cup depth was measured by hovering the cup between the knees and hanging the tape measure. This was recorded at 10 inches. The maximum cup depth was measured by stretching the cup over the knee. This was recorded at 13.5 inches.
This sports bra uses the encapsulation method, rather than compression (something prefer because I am not a big fan of boob sweat *especially* in the cleavage area. So because of this there are two separate cups, and a gore. The height of the wires at the centre gore measures around 4.5, but there is fabric extending above that hence the 7.2 gore height listed under the measurements.
The straps are padded at the front, with a width of 1.2 inches, and non-padded at the back, with a width of 0.75 inches in the back. Because of this, the straps are only half adjustable, a downside for short people. You could by-pass this issue though, by making use of the j-hook with converts it to a racer back and can also help for added support.
The cups are lightly padded and unlike Panache Sports bra, do not keep their own shape. There are 2 major sections to the cup, an upper double-layered stretch material, that follows the contour of the cup from gore to top, and the remaining portion of the cup. I do believe, if you can find your size in this bra it would be a comfortable fit.
Unfortunately the cups for this bra were a bit too small. Front and side boobage was the main feature of this fit, lol. It's not a drastic overspill just a lot of compression going at the upper-front section. The reduced overspill at the front, is also due to this upper stretch section of the cups, which could maybe be a good feature for people with full-on-top or tall roots. The gore, since it doesn't fit, doesn't lie flat. But to be honest, in most of my bras aside from EM, the gore does not lie flat. Also, even though the wire is under the bust, I sometimes get the uncomfortable feeling that it's not lying there? Idk if I'm explaining myself properly, but it's almost as if the bra is rest on the tissue and not under the bust. That's probably also due to the small cups though.
Unfortunately I can't speak to the support as, this doesn't fit me, but hopefully this helps someone.
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Updated on Oct 15, 2019 Flag this