My shape: close set, center full, full on bottom, average/narrow width roots, tall shallow roots, soft tissue.
So I have two colorways of this bra, this blue version and the aqua version: S (D-E) - Nike » Alpha High Support (AJ0340). When I was trying them out in the store, I didn't notice the size differences between them, but when I got home, measured them side by side and tried them out at the gym, I could definitely notice a difference. I'm not sure which "size" version is more representative of this D-E size. This sports bra comes in sizes: XS (A-C), S (A-C), S (D-E), M ... (A-C), M (D-E), L (A-C), L (D-E), XL (D-E).
The blue colorway feels smaller in the cups (it is wider, but less deep, so I feel more compression), it comes up a little bit lower in height in the front (7.7 in vs. 8.9 in the aqua colorway), and at the sides/wings, just below my tail of spence (3.7 in vs. 4.8 in). I noticed a difference when I tried this bra out for yoga and I was getting cleavage up top and some spillage during upside down movements. It was not a deal breaker, but I noticed the difference when I compare this one to the other colorway, and the the other sports bras I have.
The band feels okay on this bra, I like to use it on the second or third hooks, so it definitely feels like a true 32" size to me. The hooks are padded which feels nice. The straps are semi-adjustable, and I'm still moving them I bit to feel where they fit best. They are already almost all tightened, so I do feel like I won't be able to shorten them enough if they stretch out fast (fingers crossed they don't!). Possibly not really ideal for high-set and/or super petite body types.
The cups feels comfy and soft, and I have worn this as a regular bra all-day long and I had no problems with chaffing or soreness anywhere. Seems sweat wicking enough for mid-cardio activities, but during higher intensity workouts, it did get wet a bit (much less than my 32DDD - Natori » Power Yogi Bra (731050) ).
For high impact activity, there's still a bit of movement for me; there's more motion than my 32E - Panache Sport » Non Wired Sports Bra (7341) and my 32E - Freya Active » Moulded Sports Bra (4892) but I can deal with it. I'm not sure I'm going to test this bra running longer distances, because I think I'll be annoyed with the movement, but for shorter distances and sprints it's passable.
Overall, it's a very comfy bra, looks attractive, and the fabric is nice. It does give me a lot of support, I'd call it medium-to-high. A little less bounce control than my Panache (7341) or my Freya (4892), but still pretty good.
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