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I've been searching for a good sports bra. I originally got the regular wired Panache sports bra and while it fit, the high gore of the wires irritated my sternum, so I decided to try this instead. When I first put it on it was quite snug which is to be expected but it wasn't terribly tight. I've worn it a few times now and I've gotten used to it.
The inner molding gave me a lifted, forward projecting shape that is quite flattering. The only drawback is that the inside is all shaped foam molding and it can get kind of hot especially when I'm used to cheap compression bras that are quite thin.
The bra gives great support and holds everything in place. I think its also a very attractive bra that has a cool, sporty look to it.
Updated on Mar 09, 2015 Flag this
I usually stick to underwired sports bras and have used the panache underwired sports bra for years. I have lost 75 pounds in the last 14 months though and that bra no longer works for me. I sized down twice but the fit was wrong. Because if that I assumed this one would not work as well but recently decided to give it a try and it is definitely worth it!
-this bra is higher in the armpit than the other bra so my looser breasts (5 kids + 75# weight loss) don’t inch out.
-no underwire to stab ... me; this never happened when I first started using the bra but my shape must’ve changed a little (or the sizes are constructed a bit different) and I just couldn’t find a size that didn’t.
-higher rise; I run ocr races and like something that doesn’t show as much cleavage when going under the barbed wire (where they always take pictures).
In addition this bra has barely any bounce even running downhill the day before my period-lol
It has a nice wide 3 hook closure
Keeps my breasts separated
I think I could have gone down 1 cup size because there is a little bit of room there but it doesn’t seem to make any difference in bounce.
I went up a band size though to a 32 instead of a 30 and it is definitely as tight as I want it.
Worth every penny!
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 Flag this
The band is firm. I often wear size 30 in bands, so going up to 32 was the right call. Even the 32 feels slightly too firm when I first put it on, but it stretches gradually and becomes more comfortable as I wear it - not loose, just more comfortable.
The cups are a bad shape for me. They are a worse shape for me than the wired version of the Panache Sport Bra. (However, the underwire rubbing on that bra was more unbearable overall. The cups being too wide isn't as much as a problem on this one.) I'm very narrow and projected, even to full ... on top, and I think these cups are designed for someone with a wider root and more full on bottom. The cups are also very tall, where I have roots on the short side. If I wear it for more than an hour or so, the wings have a tendency to gradually fold in on themselves under my armpits. This folding causes the band to feel too tight.
While this is currently my best medium-impact sport bra (for activities like hiking and biking), I'm not really happy with the match to my shape. I'm still on the lookout for a better encapsulation sport bra for narrow/projected/FoT.
Updated on Jun 06, 2017 Flag this
Wow! Great support, minimal bounce. I still might not run in it, but I'd definitely do any other kind of exercise. I was hoping to find a good bra for hiking and I think this is it. It's wireless but very structured, with firm, molded, padded cups. They're too wide but it doesn't bother me, since there's no wire to rub into my ribs. For this reason I prefer this to the wired Panache Sport.
Very firm band - I have a 30.5" underbust with little squish, so I can go down to a 30 band in many bras, but here even the 32 is on the tight side.
The Blue Marl colorway has high contrast which can be seen under some shirts.
Updated on May 10, 2017 Flag this
Although my underbust measures 28", the 30FF Panache band was so tight I couldn't breathe freely. This 32F is much more comfortable. However, the top of the cup bites into a tendon. I'll exchange this for a 32E and hope the dimensions change enough to enable comfort.
Updated on Dec 11, 2016 Flag this
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