This is a great bra! It encapsulates the breasts instead of squashing them. The straps are semi adjustable with a j-hook. The band closes with a standard 2 hook hook closure, which is great! Gone are the days of wrestling a sweaty sports bra off over your head! The cups are pretty high, so my breasts don't feel like they're going to fall out when I bend over or do inversions. The band is very snug, I recommend sister sizing up.
This bra fits just like the Panache wired sports bra. The wire gore with is a little too wide and hurts after a while of wearing it. Otherwise super supportive and looks good underneath workout shirts.
So, this bra is quite obviously a direct ripoff of the Panache sports bra, even down to the logo. I've never had a Panache sports bra, but this seems pretty quality. I normally wouldn't support buying a ripoff, and I do feel guilty about it, but I'm super broke and need some boob control so I can exercise!
The band on both of the La Isla sports bras I bought run QUITE tight, under 31 in. I think it will work for me although it will be a bit tight for a while. If you're between sizes, definitely choose the larger band.
I had heard to size down the ...cup in a sports bra if you have short roots because they're generally quite tall. This worked quite well for me in this instance. My boobs don't feel squished, but they do feel encapsulated and held in. I jumped pretty hard and they didn't move much.
Between this one and the non-wired La Isla sports bra, I would recommend this one much more. It's much more comfortable. Exercising in it felt great, it held me in but was totally comfy and didn't chafe anywhere. Read more 85 more words
This bra is amazing! It's just like my Panache sport bra, but only cost $20 instead of $80. The band is nice and firm. The wires actual work for my very close set breast. I fill the cup just fine with my wide and shallow conical breasts. The cups are molded and lightly padded.