Breast shape/characteristics: Mostly even fullness, wide set, wide rib cage, average projection, wide rooted, higher on chest. Broad shouldered and 6'0".
I noticed there isn't much information on here about the differences between the underwired and nonwired Panache Sport. I've owned both, and so far I highly prefer the nonwired. Here's why:
The cups are made of slightly stiff foam that better molds to the shape of my breasts and does not dig into my rib cage. The wires in the regular Sport, while supportive, gave me red marks after only an hour. While this may be a tight band issue for the original Sport, the band of the ...nonwired is actually tighter, yet leaves me mark-free.
The cup shape of the nonwired is better-fitting. The cups have more projection and are not as open at the top. There is more depth at the bottom of the cup, making it more compatible for my slight bottom fullness. The top of the cup is higher on the chest and reduces depth gradually for a more tailored fit. Another aspect of the high rise is the higher side wing coverage, which helps contain more migrated tissue and bring it to the forefront. The regular Sport is too low cut for tall, even breasts and contributes to orange-in-glass effect, as well as not being quite as good at keeping side boob in and forward. I'm wide-rooted, so side wing support is critical for good fit.
The higher cut of the nonwired also contributes to its superior bounce-control. While the original Sport no doubt is true to its word about eliminating most bounce, I feel like the nonwired is close at eliminating 100% of bounce. In the nonwired, my breasts are totally immobilized. Even doing jump rope, I don't feel them move at ALL. I've just gotten it so I haven't tested it with many forms of movement, but it seems to be able to reduce more bounce than the underwired. However, I do understand that it is possible the foam may lose shape over time, which I will be looking out for. So far I believe the band is firm enough that that problem won't actually become a problem more quickly than any typical underwired bra.
May or may not be relevant, but I figured I'd add it in: the nonwired is currently cheaper than the wired and you can currently find it on Amazon for under $50, $20 cheaper than the regular underwired.
I think Panache really did right with this bra. It supports just as well, even better than the underwired without the irritating wires. The shape is so much more compatible for even and full in bottom fullness. In the regular, I'd have to size down to make the bottom of the cup fit my shape better, while adding on the issues of smash and quadboob for my top. This is probably the best part about the nonwired: it's actually true to cupsize. If you're a 34FF, you're probably a 34FF in the nonwired Sport, regardless of FOB/FOT.
I'm strongly considering buying another one. It's so comfortable, supportive, and better fitting. I recommend anyone who was not impressed with the underwired Sport or who wants something like the underwired with better support, to try the nonwired version. Read more 438 more words
For a couple of weeks now, I often don't feel so comfortable in my wired panache sports bras anymore, so I decided to give the unwired one a try and I LOVE it!! It's so comfortable and nicely tight! (I have to wear my wired ones on the tightest hook and they feel less tight than this one on the last hook!) I did wear it for lounging all day today https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" /> It gives less support than the wired ones, but it's enough for my recently started cheerleading. I don't think it will be enough for gymnastics and trampoline though ... href="https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" rel="nofollow">https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> So if you have problems with the immediate deepth of the wired one and are ok with a moderate amount of support, this is your bra!
Edit: this is the first panache sports bra that I can wear without closing the hook in the back! This is pretty amazing for me, but if you are low set you might have problems with the strap length!
Edit edit: wore it the second time for cheerleading today and can't wear it without hooking it up anymore :/ I guess it just stretched for a tiny bit and now it's too long https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Read more 114 more words
Success! I am shocked that the 30F in this bra actually fits me, but it does. After losing weight, I have been sizing down to 30FF or 28G from most of my 30G bras. However, this bra in 30FF was still too big (see 30FF - Panache Sport » Non Wired Sports Bra (7341) for a full review).
In fact, the 30FF fit much like my 30G that I also have in this bra in an older colorway. So there is a chance that the floral/gray colorway runs a little big in the cup compared with the black/geo which, in my opinion, runs true to size. ...The standard advice with Panache's *wired* sports bra is to size down in the cup. Previously, I would not have suggested this for the non-wired. Now I would say do not rule this out if you are less full on top.
When I took the bra out of the box, I was certain it would be too small. I was surprised by, visually, how scaled down the 30F is compared to the 30FF and 30G. The measurements reflect this, saving 1/4 inch on the cup height and gore height measurements. For someone petite, high-set and short-rooted, this 1/4" makes all the difference in the fit of the bra for me. I no longer have a gaping chest panel or bunching material. The straps are also comfortable tightened pretty much all the way. I would still like a tad more length, but it's sufficient, unlike the 30FF where the straps were a little loose.
The band feels even better (more snug) than the 30FF. I am contained in the cups and the gore separates well. There is at least 1/2 inch reduction in cup width compared with the 30FF. The side/underarm area does not reach into my armpits and I am super excited about that. Once again, the Panache Non-Wired Sport in an accurate size for me has pretty much become my best fitting bra.
Appearance: I am pleased with the colorway/pattern even though I realize now that the straps will probably be on show a lot and they are a little bit "loud". I would have preferred solid blue straps. The east/west pointiness is also reduced by being in a better size, but it's still there for me. I wish it were just a little more rounded. It's still a fantastic appearance under clothes for a sports bra.
Quality: My only lingering issue with this bra is that the inside of the cups easily creases towards the bottom after wearing, even just for a minute or two. This is not a projection issue. As I have tried and worn this bra in a few sizes now, I think it is to do with the construction and how the foam cup is anchored to the wireless band.
Final notes: this bra arrived with the center of one cup a tiny bit dented right at the middle. It wasn't packed harshly and I don't know if it will loosen with time, but it's not noticeable when wearing, anyway. The wrinkles/buckling on the seams that you can see in the photos only appear when the bra is not being worn.
Pro-tip: Short rooted and/or pendulous and those with flared ribs, do not forget to hike this bra up into your IMF before S&S to make sure it's sitting right. Read more 452 more words
I’ve been meaning to try this bra for a while and hadn’t gotten around to it, but since I recently decided that I need to take better care of myself and start going to the gym, I needed a sport bra. The typical S/M/L/etc ones you can buy off the rack don’t work for me because I need like a 3XL cup but a L or XL band.
This one fits okay, it is like one of the uniboob off the rack type bras, but like I said, can’t wear those so…
The material is that typical nylon/neoprene stuff that has some stretch. I typically don’t like my sports ...bras padded, but this one is. The cups seem maybe a tad big, I’m not sure if a 36GG would be worth a try or not, may as well give it a shot I guess.
The only other weird thing I have with this bra is the band is snug in the back, but loose at the front. To me that indicates the cups are probably too SMALL, not large, but I’m not sure. Read more 74 more words
This Panache 7341 unwired sports bra in 28F looked very impressive structurally before I put it on. However once on, all that structure basically vanishes. It's just a garden variety uniboob/compression bra. Nothing special about it, except the prestige-bra price.
I can see why people find it comfortable, but frankly I own decent sports bras in XS that do the same thing. A little cup structure in front, then hard compression. That's what this Panache 28F does, and I don't think it takes $70 to find a bra that does the same.
The padded straps are nice -- but the lack of innate racerback structure comes at a ...cost to stability. This is a fairly standard design choice for lingerie-maker-sports-bras, but I find it puzzling. On a sports bra, that's a lot of compression stress on that one tiny little metal hook! Not even a fancy hook or extra-stable, extra-flat, or anything. The same cheap little breakable hook as any other bra.
I'd accept this structure if I find a bra that otherwise offers an improved fit. But this bra is not. It's so similar to my other compression bras that I'm struggling to sit here and figure out the difference. The lack of innate racerback is the one major structural difference that is obvious in feel -- and it is not a positive difference.
I had (barely) enough strap length to shorten the straps enough. So that was good.
I found the shoulders fit really weird & uncomfortably, in the standard strap config. This vanished when I tried it racerback, so that's the only way I'd probably wear this, if I was keeping it, which I am definitely not.
Not impressed. Another pass. Read more 177 more words
What iam saying about this bra I have been in love seance I saw it in the beginning is very very tight I put it in soft clean washing it by hand I left it inside the ball some hours with lenor and I wearing it after it not wet.is very nice bra and has very good shape
Iam fun of 5021 .in size 30 J ,when I saw that the no wire came in this cups I want to try it I choose my size in 5021 .it’s a little tight in the beginning but after two days it’s was perfect.round shape lower cut in the front.perfect
Short roots, projected, center full, close set, slightly narrow, omega shape, short waisted,....
The band is a bit short. You may want to size up. My under bust is 28" and the 30FF was too tight for breathing https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />
This size fits much better than I anticipated. The cups fit my short-waisted physique well. In several other sports bras, my one complaint was the cup digging into a tendon in front of my shoulder. 32E is one size smaller than I usually wear and my tendon is happy.
However, this smaller size creates a different issue. My lymph nodes begin screaming within a few ...minutes from compression. The cup doesn't quite accommodate my full on bottom tissue. So, it spills over into the gore and into my underarm. Because this is wire free, the gore spill is comfortable and acceptable. However, the underarm spill and subsequent compression hurts.
Because my exercise is often short in duration, the discomfort may be tolerable. Certainly, the bounce is minimal which is my primary concern.
This bra is the most projected wireless bra I have encountered. However, like many wireless bras and several wired bras, the cup collapses and the band digs in while I sit. For me, this really is an "exercise only" bra. The shape is round and my prominent nipples are shrouded. Although I won't choose to wear this all day, I can create an impressive list of reasons why someone else would want to wear it all day.
Ordered this one recently as I have been trying bras consistently for quite a while now, on my never ending hunt for the one unicorn bra that will be comfortable to wear for every day, I thought I might try a sportsbra for a change (And hoping a fitting sports bra would motivate me to go for runs again lol)
First of all, I love the design of this bra. I love the color combo. And I love the build in J-Hooks. I love the look the most when the straps are hooked to a ...Racerback. If I wear the racerback bra to often it gets painfull tho as there's too much pressure on the nerves and trapezius muscle that sit right on the neck. Maybe the bands don't adjust long enough too, as you can see I can only wear the racerback when the bands are adjusted to max lenght.
I like that they offer a unwired version because wires are very often uncomfy for me. The Cups are padded and very spacious unlike a compressing sports bra. It's overall pretty supportive and unlike the compressing sportsbra I've been wearing up until now my breasttissue doesn't try to find a way out, everything sits in the cup savely and doesn't slip under the band, quad or squeezes out on the sides.
The paint on the plastic J-hooks comes off super easy, the first time I closed the hooks a chunk of the orange color came off. Not a big issue but it's a thing I'd try to avoid if I was a bra maker.
I'm practically living in this sportsbra now until I find (or make) my unicorn bra. Read more 183 more words