Despite the label explaining that this bra is meant for high-impact exercise, it failed the high impact bounce test for me. This would be a good bra for low intensity workout. And Yoga.
For a 32 the band is quite tight. As a matter of fact, it only stretches out to 77cm and that was pushing it to the limit. It wouldn't budge past that. So it feels more like a 30 to me.
The molded cups sort of fit. The gore doesn't tack (my guess is because it is too shallow for me), but curiously, the gores never tack for me in sports bras. Not Freya Sonic, not Panache, and ...not this one either. I wonder why that is. The wires are also extremely flimsy, and very very wide (around 17.5cm wide in this size).
With all that being said, it might look like everything I'm writing is negative, but I assure you I am actually pretty satisfied with how this bra fits. Out of all encapsulation sports bras I tried, this one definitely fits the best. And the bra is very comfy-- the only issue I have is the black trim on the gore sometimes bends for me.
I love the straps on this. They're not adjusted the normal slider way but with a hook. So you can detach the hook and make it into a crossover as well. So much nicer than it being a J-hook (I hate the J-hook).
I got this bra pre-loved but in excellent shape, and I am happy with it.. I really needed another sports bra. The one I have is grey with black trim. It has underwires and padding - encapsulation style. Normally I wear 30FF, but this one actually fits quite well except for the too-wide wires. I wonder if the 32G is US sizing, which I think would be the equivalent for a 32F or 30FF UK. The only thing I found while moving around in it was that the straps came up a smidge high under my arms, but not enough to irritate my skin while working out. The straps can be adjusted, and I was on the tighter setting, so maybe lowering this would help. The wires are too wide for me at 6.1", as I normally need 5.1-5.4", but it didn't seem to affect things much. I worked out with this bra, but I'd still prefer my shock absorber compression bra for jumping around. This bra will be better for 'gentler' exercises.
For reference, my measurements are: 1: 30.5 2: 27 3: 36 4: 37.5 5: 35.5 Size: 30F or 28FF Full on top, slightly wide roots.
Good: This bra is sturdy and comfortable. It holds breasts in firmly without being painful. I like the double-layering of fabric—the smooth material on the outside lays over the cups on the inside.
Neutral: My breasts look squished and flat in it. It's a sports bra, though, so I expect it.
It's not the bra's fault, but the gore doesn't tack. I was talked into buying this size by the sale's lady and I regret it. I need my proper cup size. It's really a shame, because this is a high-quality sports bra that I would recommend.
Bad: I don't like the hook straps. The extra fabric hangs out and can itch. It's difficult to get it to stay under the strap.
This colorway is the hot pink with bright yellow/green trim. Cute for a sports bra. Wayyyyy too shallow for me so sizing up in the cup (even if they made a larger one) wouldn't solve it. The underwire isn't anywhere near my boobs and the girls are squished together under the gore. All that being said, it's pretty comfy and controls movement pretty well. The 34ff panache is a surprisingly good fit by comparison. The bands on both are very firm so I took a 34 instead of a 32 which is more typical for me. The bottom of the band folds up but isn't uncomfortable. If it wasn't so far down my chest (consequence of the too-shallow cups) it probably wouldn't happen. I appreciate the almost infinite adjustability of the straps and the 4-hook band.
My shape: soft, deflated, full on bottom with tall shallow top, measure to 36E
Pros: -Supportive band, holds everything in place during exercise/activity -Soft wicking fabric, thick double layered cups and front -Comfortable enough to use as a daily-wear bra.
Cons: -Band runs big in this style -The straps are adjustable, but the system uses clips with discrete slots instead of the typical sliders and these can slip out or cause the strap ends to twist or stick out in back. -I suspect that more serious athletes would appreciate firmer/stronger support. This is marketed as a more medium intensity/impact bra.
Loooved this bra until pregnancy changed my shape. Held onto it hoping that I'd eventually fit back in it, but ... nope. It got approx 6 month's worth of use only. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":-(" />
This was the first sports bra that I found in my size that kept me from bouncing all over the place. I really love the overall comfort of the bra, but the straps are too long so I had to cut off the extra as I only use the first few loops. Tried tucking the extra under the strap but it wouldn't stay. Wearing as a racer-back is difficult as you have to set the straps first then put over your head and removing after a workout is a workout in itself, but I guess it's what you get used to when needing more structured support for the ta-ta's. I have this in multiple colors so that I can rotate my bras and give them time to dry out.
Super comfortable, the band is wide with 3 hooks which in my opinion makes it more sturdy, it fits snug, i would say maybe more like a 30 band, I usually wear a D cup, but this 32C fits just fine, so it runs a bit on the bigger side on the cups. The straps are also wide and comfortable, they adjust half way and you can wear them as racer back too. I jumped around in it and the bounce is minimal, it is full coverage so you don't have to worry about anything popping out Jajja I really love this bra.
I have owned this bra for about 2 years. It is incredibly comfortable and feels great to wear under t-shirts and all exercise-related clothing. I would purchase another one, but they are quite pricey and I was lucky to find it on sale. It does not push my breasts up under my chin and promotes a natural look. I like the concept of the straps (which use a hook and loop system instead of a sliding buckle or Velcro), but as other reviewers have expressed, the left-over strap does tend to peek out and need "tucking". I wear it primarily for walking, using cardio equipment, yoga or weight-lifting, but I would hesitate to do high-impact running or aerobics in it, as I prefer stronger compression for those activities (perchance I would do either!) This fits perfectly in coverage of my breasts, which are fuller at the bottom.
I don't have much experience with Natori, but based on this bra and a few others, they definitely run large in the cup. The sizing is US, so this should equate to a 32F in UK sizing. I typically wear a 30F in freya and a 65FF in Ewa. This bra was way too big on me, so keep that in mind with my review. I also reviewed a 32DDD (still too big).
This bra is an awesome shade of purple, and I'm really sad it didn't fit. The cups were far too large, and while the band *fit*, it would probably stretch out very quickly. This ...is an encapsulation style bra. The straps are nice and thick, and you can cross them in the back. They are a little unique (its not your usual doubled over strap slider thing, but the same hook you would see on the end of a multiway bra, with multiple discrete loops for it to hook on). It took some getting used to - if you have to hook the straps all the way up, you have a long tail of strap that just kind of hangs out back there. However, this could be because the bra was way too big for me, so I needed the tightest straps possible to assess fit. I really like how they cross however - the j-hook on the Panache sports bra seems way too close to my neck for comfort, while these straps put the cross square in the middle of my shoulder blades.
I strongly recommend sizing down in this bra (remember, I'm a 30F/FF and the 32DDD was still too big for me). The bra also seemed very tall at the sides (and rubbed in my armpits), but if you have enough boob to fill it out, that may not actually be an issue - it just was for me because it was too too big. . Read more 216 more words