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
This review is for the Cosmic print colorway, ordered from Figleaves (I'm in the US but ordered from the UK site which saved me a good 10 bucks!). Like the black colorway in the same size and model, this one fits my narrow FOB projected breasts well with minor gapping at the top that is totally not an issue for me at all. It wicks sweat, is bounce-free, supportive, yada yada, but let's be honest, I got it for the space print, which is straight. up. GORGEOUS! The print is a pink, coral, red, navy, and white galaxy print (with shades of cranberry and purple) with navy trim ...and hot pink rings, sliders, J-hook, and piping. It was really hard to tell online if the trim was navy or black, and while the navy is super cute, I almost wish it had been black as it would match more of my workout bottoms. Minor complaint. That said, I think it would pair well with either a navy short or a plain black workout legging. I bet it would look fabulous with a dark purple or gray workout short as well. I can't stop staring at the fabric and it made me feel great wearing it. Space boobs...what's not to love?? Read more 102 more words
Eh. I had a bad feeling sizing down in this but I read a bunch of reviews that FOBs should size down, and the way my 30GG - Panache Sport » Sports Bra (5021) fit I felt like that had some merit so... I sent back my 30GG and got a 30G instead.
Bad idea. If you are extremely FOB, with zero upper fullness, size down. If you are like me, FOB but with tall shallow roots, do not do it. As is obvious from the one angle photo, this bra is cutting into my chest at the collarbone fiercely. On my larger side it's pretty extreme, on ...my smaller side not as much but it's still happening. In some photos it doesn't look like it's happening but the thing about (any, not just sports, but sports especially) bras is, you're not stationary when you wear your bra. You move around, you raise your arms up, you pull them back, you lean forward, you lean backwards, et cetera, et cetera. So, moving around with this bra cutting in gets pretty damn uncomfortable at some point.
The band is comfortably snug, and the gore is a soft tack, being pretty tall it gets to be a bit too much cause the cups are having that push up effect so I get some buttcrack cleavage into which the gore cuts in as well.
Overall, a disaster. Maybe this bra is just not for me? Read more 130 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
Best sports bra I have tried yet! The band is really firm on this one which does give after a wear so if it feels too snug on first wear give it a chance. After all, snug is better when exercising. I totally appreciate the underwires and them being padded enough for moving around without wires digging in. The back also has a hook to allow you to have a racer back if needed. The fabric at the front between the cups is also vented for breathability. I probably could have gone down one more cup size but if you're like me I am always fitting my larger side which means some room on my smaller side. Made by Panache Sport and highly recommended! 👍👊👌
This is a great option if you're looking to get a Panache Sports bra at a discount. The bra is identical to the standard wired Panache Sports bra, and has tall moulded cups with narrowish wires. I would advise anyone with short roots or a full on bottom shape to size down in the cup. The wires are padded, and overall the bra is very comfortable. The fabric of the top is very swim-like, and in fact I wear it as a swimsuit pretty frequently. The band is fairly true to size, and I was hoping it would be tighter.
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
First, a bit about me: I have even fullness, short/narrow roots, very soft tissue, and am fairly high set and close set. I wear between 70J-70K in Ewa Michalak (depending on style), and 32HH in Cleo Marcie. My UK size for brands other than Cleo is probably 32J.
Knowing that, it probably doesn't make much sense that I am wearing a 34GG in this bra, right? Well, I've found the Panache Sport runs a bit differently than a *regular* bra. I tried it in 34H (last year before the HH & J cups were introduced), but the cups were WAY too tall and the wings were incredibly uncomfortable ...under my arms. I had empty space at the top of the cups and my underarms were being rubbed raw, so that's no good! The cup and wing height in the 34GG are much more comfortable for my somewhat high-set boobs with short roots. And honestly, the cup depth isn't off by that much. Sure, I could use a tiny bit more room, but it's not a deal breaker. I mean, this is a sports bra after all. I don't expect a perfectly flat sitting gore (which would be impossible since it's 2.5 cm wide and I am super close set!) I think if I were to actually try this bra in my actual UK size, which is around 32HH or 32J, it would be much too large. With that being said, if your boobs are anything like mine, I strongly suggest sizing down 1-2 cups if you find your actual UK size doesn't work.
The store I got this from didn't have any 32H in stock, which is why I went with sister size 34GG. It actually worked out okay because I got this bra more for comfort daily wear rather than exercise. I was able to wear it on the loosest set of hooks for the first couple of weeks, but now I am wearing it on the 2nd and 3rd rows. Of course, I normally wear 32 bands, so this isn't a result of the band being too stretchy or anything. Some days I will still wear it on the loosest set of hooks because I DO NOT like tight bands at all, and some days I don't feel well and need a very loose band. Since I bought this bra pretty cheap, the 34 band is totally fine for now until the 3rd row of hooks is too large; however, if I do buy another one, I think ultimately 32H would be the best size for me (so I need the same band + 2 cups smaller than my UK size in this bra.)
As I mentioned above, the cup depth is a little too small, but not so much so that I have massive amounts of quadboob or anything. It helps that the band is not super snug on me, which can exaggerate too-small cups sometimes. This bra does not fit anything like a typical balconette, so I believe it's unrealistic to expect the same measurements and fit criteria to apply. Also, as I previously mentioned, the gore is quite wide. However, the wire channels are heavily padded and are OH SO COMFY, so I don't mind at all. The gore doesn't lie flat and floats away from my chest quite a bit, but I still get enough separation to feel comfortable. No major problems with boob sweat here. I'd say this bra, at this size, fits more as a combination compression/encapsulation bra. My boobs aren't completely separate as they would be in an encapsulation bra, but they're not completely smooshed flat as they would be in a compression bra. Sure, my boobs would be completely separated if I got it in my proper size, but then the cups would be obscenely tall and would kill me under the arms. I'll gladly sacrifice a bit of cup depth for the rest of the bra to fit better. **Edit: One thing I forgot to mention -- the wires in the gore only go up about 2/3 of the way; there is no wire at the very top of the "gore" section, so that adds to what I think is an unrealistic expectation to have the gore lie completely flat. I just don't think it's *supposed* to! I've seen several people disregard this bra because the gore doesn't lie flat, but I think their expectations are just not in line for the functionality of this bra.
The best thing about this bra is the straps. I LOVE the strap placement. It's much closer to my neck rather than towards the edge of my shoulders, so I find the straps very comfortable (plus they are padded). There's a j-hook on the back to make it into a racerback, and I use this feature occasionally when I want more support. I like how the wires/wings are lower under the arms as well, so I find I wear this bra in rotation just to help relieve any discomfort I have been feeling from underwires that are too high under my arms. I love my EMs, but they rub me raw under the arms sometimes!
The shape the bra gives is quite nice as well. I've added pics of myself wearing just the bra itself and also with a t-shirt. The shape is nicely rounded and uplifted. I find this bra to be a great t-shirt bra, so I tend to wear it when I'm just wearing a t-shirt, if I want to be comfortable on the evenings/weekends, or if I'm doing active work and don't want to wear one of my nicer Ewa Michalak bras. All in all, it's one of my favorite bras of all-time. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 849 more words
The bra I purchased was actually the Grey version of the Panache Sport. However, I dyed it using Jacquard iDye Poly Pink, and the pink dye + original blue/grey color resulted in purple! The pink trim also turned into a more vibrant magenta. Unfortunately, the inside of the cups and the thread are made of a different material and did not change due to the dye, but I am still pleased with the overall result of my dye experiment. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> So yes, you CAN dye the Panache Sport -- just make sure to get dye for polyester fabrics and be aware the thread and the inside of the cups will likely stay the original color. Jacquard iDye Poly can be found on Amazon if it's not available in your local fabric store.
I love this bra! I've spent years in ill-fitting compression-style bralettes from various places but, after reading numerous rave reviews, I finally picked one of these up, and I'm so glad I did. I purchased it in black from Breakout Bras (via Amazon). The pros first:
-The band is veeeery comfortable. I've read many people saying it runs really tight but, as I measure under 26" comfortably and most 28's feel big on me, this one feels great. It's also a sports bra, so it should be pretty snug and secure, right? There are three hooks, and they're a little padded, so it adds an extra feeling ...of stability and comfort.
-There is a racerback option. It cuts into my shoulders near my neck a bit, but it does feel like it might be a good option for higher impact activities.
-It actually looks great under clothing! It could easily be worn under normal shirts and would never be suspected of being a sports bra. It does have a bit of a minimizing effect, but there is also still good definition.
-The F is a bit small, but I really think the FF would have too much extra room, especially at the top. The wires could be a little higher on the sides as well. The fit is close enough I don't think sizing up is necessary.
-The center gore is a little wide, but I think I might be more close-set than I realized previously. It requires a little adjustment to get things situated properly. It doesn't really detract from the feel of the fit too much, but would be better if it were more narrow.
Overall, I'm very happy with this bra, and would definitely consider getting a second one.
It's a very comfortable bra. The padding is rather thick but it adds only 2 cm to my breast perimeter compared to a regular bra. The wires are rather wide and the cups come up rather shallow. The bra is made to push the boobs close to chest and seperate them at the same time. The gore is very wide in this bra, so it does not tack. If I would made the gore tack, then I had some light overspill because the cups are rather shallow and not tall enough for my boobs.
I think in my size and with my shape the bra is ...not supportive enough for heavy exercise. (I would not run in it, but then I never was into running, I would rather need the bra to do light exercise and for that it will be good.)
The straps are very thick and comfortable. The whole bra is rather nice feeling, I don't have anything to complain for now. The band runs tight and fits me just a little snug but not too tight (I can fit 2 fingers under the band but not a whole hand) I don't think I would have to size up to a 34 band. I also don't recommend sizing down, If you are between band sizes, always choose the bigger in this bra.
It's said that the cups come up big in this bra. I agree if you have short boobs that are not very full on top it could be that you need to size down. For me it's not the case and I think that a 32JJ would be the best size for me in this bra. (I usually wear 32J or 32JJ)
A note on the appearance and shape. The shape from the side is very round and uplifted. From the front the shape is a bit wide. My boobs look 1-2 sizes bigger in this bra. But they look very nice and round. I would feel confident in this bra. Looking good while exercising is motivation too and this bra will look very good.
I will update here once I decided if I keep the bra and how it held up with some exercise. Read more 261 more words
I have been wanting to try the Panache Sport Top for a while based on good reviews, and the fact that I like their bra. I got the black colorway which has a bright pattern running down the front sides. I have read some reviews of people who use it for swimming, and it seems like it would work well for this as well as regular exercise.
This top has the same fit at the sports bra, which I like. It provides a good amount of support, and a nice shape. The fact that there is a top on the bra makes it more challenging ...to hook the bra, there is tight fabric on top and in the way.
I haven't worn this to the gym yet, but it feels like the same level of support as I get in their regular sports bra. As stated in other Panache Sport reviews, the band is tight and the cup runs big. For reference, I bought this in 30GG, as the 32GG I had bought recently felt big in both the band and the cup. I had to fasten the 32 on the tightest hook. I can hook the 30 on the loosest hook. I haven't done a thorough measurement of myself recently (although I need to). My under breast measurement is a 28.5 tight, and over bust is 38. I would ballpark my UK size at 30HH.
I haven't worn this to the gym yet because I feel very exposed in it. Apparently I need to 1) get over it (haha) and 2) wear it around the house to try to get used to it. It is not any more low cut than the bra, so really not low cut, nor much cleavage. However, the top is form fitting, and I felt like it made my breasts look very large and on display. I can only imagine how they will look during jumping jacks, even with the purported 80 percent bounce reduction.... I am not sure if this is really portrayed in my pictures, maybe the black makes it look minimizing, but in real life I felt very vavavoom. I normally wear a semi tight shirt on top of my bra, but the fact that this panache sport top is tight across the bra and is also tight under the bra and all the way to the hem highlights the size difference between your overbust and underbust measurements. Read more 311 more words
I took a risk on a Panache sport that was cheap in an adorable black, neon orange and leopard colorway, and was only available in a 32GG. The quality is nice, and the shape this bra gives is very nice. So many larger cup sports bras give strange shapes, but Panache really does a good job here.
I normally wear a 28-30 band (preferring somewhere in between these measurements), and am around a HH or J cup (UK). Panache Sport bras are known for being tight in the band and large in the cup. I therefore assumed that this bra would fit closer to ...a 30H. I figured this would be reasonably close to what I need, especially factoring in that this is a sports bra, and some compression is OK with me. All in all I like how the bra looks on me. It is very fun, and fits reasonably well. I have to wear it on the tightest set of hooks, and although it is not riding up, for the sake of exercise support, I would prefer it even a bit tighter, which lets me know that a 30 band in this bra would work fine for me. The bra cups go up to HH in the 30 band, and I think that would be a worthwhile size for me to try.
I feel that my breasts fit reasonably well in the cups. I am close set, and the gore doesn't tack, but I believe the gore rarely tacks in Panache Sport. More concerning to me is that I dont feel that the outer sides of my breasts, under the armpit, don't feel very contained, it seems like they could slide a tiny bit out. The wires dont extend to the end of the channels on the side, and maybe I would feel a bit more comfortable if they did go up a tiny bit higher. It is weird, I am not used to this sensation, and I am not sure it is really a problem. I guess I will find out as I truly try out wearing and exercising in it. Read more 257 more words
Damn is it tight. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> There seems to be a very large jump in cup size from the 30E to the 28E. The shape is much different as well. It has a very FOB shape with an upward point/slope, and very shallow on the bottom half. I couldn't quite feel the bottom of the 30E, but this sits nearly an inch below my boobs! I feel like I'm escaping out the sides, underwires want to sit on breast tissue on the sides, I get major quad on top, and yet there is empty space at the super high apex! No amount ...of swooping and scooping will get my boobs to take the shape of the cup. It's almost shaped like a 7 and my boobs are an upside down seven, so completely opposite haha.
As for the band, it is sooooo firm; it barely stretches and I have to have an extra 2 hooks of an extender for it not to kill me currently. Either my 30E REALLY stretched out, or the dark dye makes this bra run small. I do know darker colors run smaller, and I bought the 30E a long time ago so the bra could have changed over time, but this just seems to run almost 2 sizes smaller in the cups, shallower with a pointier cup shape, and really tight in the band.
On the flip side, IT'S SO PRETTY. Oh my gosh I love the galaxy!! Usually I pass on navy (black or dark purple would have worked with this color scheme as well) but it's so dark and the galaxy is so nice, I just really love the look of this bra. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I'm on the lookout for great leggings that match!
I don't know if I want to try a 28F, or another 30E in this bra if it really has changed over time... I already took the tags off and wore it as a t-shirt bra for a day (which btw, at least that upward pointed shape looks great under a t-shirt haha) so I guess I'm going to make it work for now. I just work out at home. It won't be an option for a lazy day bra any more, but as it stretches and I wash it, maybe it will soften up.
Anyone else notice a difference between an older and newer Panache Sports bra? The model number is still the same... Yet to me it's so different. Hmm. Read more 313 more words
This doesn't fit me as it is two band sizes too big. However, it works well enough during seated exercises that it doesn't seem to matter. I use this while rowing and it manages to keep my boobs separated and the sweat from pooling underneath them. The cups are generous and run a little bit large. This bra also chafes my armpit area a lot less than my 30J - Freya Active » Underwired Sports Bra (4002) despite it being meant for a wider rib cage. A great sports bra, it just needs more sizes.
Short roots, projected, center full, close set, slightly narrow, omega shape, short waisted,....
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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.
When I first saw this bra, & its promise of 83% less bounce-reduction, was available in my size, I had little faith it would live up to this promise, or be as comfortable as it promises to be either. Wow, was I wrong! I can jump up & down in this thing, & my boobs barely move at all, which is a mean feat given their lack of fullness after a series of weight fluctuations, making them susceptible to escaping the confines of some bras, although definitely not this one. While it's less flattering than my other bras as far as silhouette under clothing goes, ...it's more than acceptable to wear under a t-shirt when going to the grocery store or similar, in my opinion, & it's my everyday bra due to the comfort it offers in addition to its ability to keep the 'girls' under control while running errands, doing the housework, etc.
Much to my sorrow, my poor, long-suffering bra recently popped an underwire, so I'm now looking for a replacement in my current size, & had forgotten how expensive these bras are when they're not on sale. I got mine at a reduced price because it was a former season's colours, & my old school colours too, so I'm hoping my luck is a bit better this time & I can pick up a bargain again, but in a far nicer colour. Read more 130 more words
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
I've tried the wired Panache Sports bra before, but the size was all off... so naturally it left me with a bad impression. I will say that in 30GG I don't think it's half bad.
First and most important -- the gore in this bra tacks on me. It's a soft tack but it's the most tack I've ever gotten in a wired sports bra so I'll take it. The wires seem kind of sharp though, I can't quite figure out why. Like on the outside, they actually have sharp edges. Not sure how good or safe this is for the bra. The wire channels are mega cushioned on the inside, ...so if they are sharp there, I can't tell.
The cups do run a little bit larger. I find I can't quite fill out the apex of the bra, and not because it's small as the cups don't feel compressing or tight or uncomfortable in any way. I'd say half a cup too large. For higher set breasts/short roots it might be a full cup as the cups are extremely tall. For me, I find if I slouch the fit goes all off, I can't at all fill out the top of the cup. So I guess I should just not slouch. I don't know if I'd fit into a 30G is the main issue I'm having doubts about returning this, mainly because I think it would be short on the sides. Maybe someday in the future in which case I will just purchase another one cause screw it. The bra looks nice under a shirt, no pointy, but rather a nice rounded shape. I quite like it. In 30GG for me I fear it wouldn't be very good for anything other than light running/yoga etc. Just cause it's that tiny pinch too large. Another thing, taking measurements for this bra is really difficult so take mine regarding cup depth/width/height with a grain of salt.
The band I'd say runs very tts. I've seen complaints about the band being tight and maybe it's a colourway thing, but I find this one to be comfortably tight.
So overall I'm pretty pleased with this bra. The colourway is fantastic, kind of a little more feminine and elegant rather than in your face this-is-a-sports-bra, and I find it not very distracting which makes it great for yoga I think. I can't stand colourful loud bras in yoga classes (unpopular opinion but w/e). Read more 293 more words