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Bras » Panache Sport » Sports Bra (5021) » 28F 28:7

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Fits ribcage67.5
B. perimeter23.5
Stretched Band71.5
Band Length60.2
Bust perimeter85.2
Cup width12.7
Cup depth21.1
Wire length23.0
Cup height17.3
Cup separation2.7
Gore height12.6
Wing height9.1
Strap width2.7
Hooks3

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  1. 5
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    Used to fit

    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 good:

    -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 bad(ish):

    -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.



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  2. 3
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    Didn't fit

    Measurements for 28F:

    Bust perimeter: 35.5"
    Stretched Band: 27" end to end. From smallest hooks to eyes it's 25.5"
    Band Length: 24" end to end. 22.5" smallest hooks to eyes.
    Cup Width: 5.5"
    Cup Depth: 8.75"
    Wire Length: 9.25"
    Cup Seperation: 1.125"
    Strap Width: 1" at widest point

    Compared to most other bras from Panache, this one fits me in an F. The only problems are the top doesn't come up quite high enough, as mentioned by another lady on here, and the straps when worn as a racerback style dig into my neck a bit too much. I think that latter part has something to do with the fact that I have some muscle there, so ... it's just pressing on it. And I think if I had gotten this in an FF the cups may have been a bit too big. It is a sports bra afterall. It's supposed to be tight! And because of that it does have a slight minimizing effect by about a half inch.

    I love the fact that the straps are cushioned. My shoulders are bony and straps are always uncomfortable no matter how tight or loose I have them. Plus these are center pull straps so they fit my narrow frame much more approriately than every other bra I've ever tried and worn. I wear this as a regular bra because of the support and comfort. It doesn't look bulky under t-shirts and it doesn't give you uniboob.

    Another plus is the band is quite snug (I gave the two different measurements above because when I first joined this site I could have sworn measuring the band stretched and unstretched was done so from smallest hooks to eyes, and I believe that is what I have most of my other bras measured at too), and having the 3 hooks as opposed to 2 is even better. I can close this on the largest setting brand new! Something I've never been able to do. The wires have some slightly cushioning on them as well as the hook and eye closure.

    *Update Sept 2012*
    It's now too small. My full bust is an inch larger so I need this in a bigger cup =(

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    • Hi, the bust perimeter is the measurement around the fuller part of your bust while wearing the bra :)

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  3. 2
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    Fits

    This is the best sports bra ever! It's a great fit and is incredibly supportive. There is practically no bounce at all. It is so comfortable and much more flattering than compression sports bras. The straps are wide and comfortable and can convert to a racer back. It has no irritating label- the label is printed onto the band. Love it!

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    Updated on Aug 30, 2017 Flag this


    • Yeah!!

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  4. 2
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    Didn't fit

    I don't do a whole lot of cardio, so even though I love my Shock Absorbers, I don't need to be squashed down mot gym days. So, I wanted something else, something more comfortable.
    I tried the Panache on recommendation from a friend and I really quite liked it. It is comfortably projected, it isn't terribly wide, and the wires are crazy cushioned. I like that the cups are high. I'm high set and I don't like showing a lot of cleavage at the gym, so this works well for me. Because it is so high coverage, I can also easily wear it on its own during summer which ... is my preference.
    The volume was appropriate for me in the cups.
    The band is TTS 28 and the tension distribution is really excellent. It's a firm 28 and I had trouble hooking it myself (you can see I missed the middle eye, oops). Once it was on it was pretty comfortable. But I opted to order a 30E instead. I'm not doing cardio and the band is wide enough that the top was digging into my lats. That may or may not have been uncomfortable at a later time. I don't need the ultra snug band since I'm not running, jumping, climbing trees in this.
    This went back, I'll review the 30E more thoroughly since I'll be using it beforehand.

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    Coral/Grey colorway

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    Updated on Apr 22, 2016 Flag this


    • I don't know if they have changed their bands since my last purchase, but the band in this bra, IMO, isn't suitable for people with a large thorax amplitude - I mean the difference in circumference when you breath in and out. I used to wear the 30E for horse riding and it wasn't always comfortable, but the band was perfect, or even too loose, at rest.

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      I agree, this band size isn't suitable for me at all. It was comfortable at my underbust, but I am about 36" around my upper lat and pecs. I have to be able to flare and rotate and all that goodness when I lift and a 28" band that was that high just isn't going to accommodate that flex comfortably, if at all. I didn't try since I didn't want to hurt myself or pull a hook since I was returning it.
      That is one really nice thing about the Shock Absorber Gym Bra, there's that other portion of the band that can be adjusted differently to fit those flares. It's nice.

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  5. 2
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    Used to fit

    This bra is just the most comfortable bra! I got this bra from a friend with some others for trying out different sizes. I am so glad she sent me this one! Even though the 28FF I own does fit, this one is great too! I do get a little (just a very little!) Quadboobs in it, but it feels so secure, even without the racerneck! And due to sizing down the wires aren't that much too wide anymore! Wuhuu! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" />

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  6. 1
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    Didn't fit

    This Panache sports bra in 28F did not fit. The cups were SO wide, it felt super wrong.

    The wire felt like it cut way far back into my side, almost to my back. I have no padding so far back there, where the cup ended-- just skin and bones-- it was incredibly painful.

    The band was fairly tight, although I could close it. I tried it with an extender - with two extenders, to judge if I should try band size 30 -- and more room in the band really didn't fix the problem at all. The cups were the problem. They were SO wide...

    This ... is not the first Panache bra that I felt this way about -- their T shirt bra also felt grossly wrong shaped & wide, exactly like this. But other Panache styles feel perfect; I own a few balconettes in 28F that work really well.

    Perhaps this shape works better for girls with more soft tissue on top? That squish outwards when confined to a sports bra? My boobs just don't work like that. They are super pendulous, like teardrops. And outside the boobs, I am skin and bones. I simply have no padding, unless the wire lands in front of me, not to my sides.

    So this shape was just very wrong for me personally.

    Not even trying any other size.

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    Updated on Feb 09, 2021 Flag this


    • I have the same issue with back I am skin and bones I ask store helps me to fitting and they say this is my body I have issues under my bust too can’t breathe. (. 30) back and J cup I think the cups need more roomy more covered.don’t give up its wonderful bra when you find the right size.try one more size in cup and in band.

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  7. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Fantastic bra, just bought the wrong size!

    Pastel Retro colorway

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    Updated on Dec 17, 2020 Flag this


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    • Hi why is wrong size?

    • Hi maraki, I got this early in my bra journey so was still testing out different sizes :) Back then this was a little too small in the cup and band for me but I hadn't figured out my actual size yet - so not the bra's fault!

    • Do you measure?I understand you it’s very difficult I try a lot of sizes ,as you can see.I use some calculator and put me inn32HH

    • maraki At first I used this: https://www.abrathatfits.org/calculator.php, but now I just update my measurements on bratabase every so often. Bra calculators gave me a rough estimate, then it's more research (e.g. bratabase reviews) and trial & error (i.e. trying different sizes). I learnt a lot about chest shape (e.g. FOT, centre full, short roots) and bra styles (e.g. balcony) to find my best/ better fitting bras - bratabase has been super helpful :)

    • Yes I see but I use boodyboo calculator in inc and lumilingerie in cm. they put me in 32HH I sent pictures to stores for helping but they confused me.I buying what they say I thought it was ok but after that something it’s not right if you see I had trying many sizes I believe that iam ok in this size I hope

    • maraki I'm glad you've found your size! If a bra doesn't fit quite right and you're unsure what's wrong, you can upload photos here on bratabase and ask for fitting help from other users :) My favourite tip is to, 'scoop and swoop' to help the breasts settle into the bra properly.

      For this sports bra, my current best fit is probably 28FF/ 28G, but a few months ago (when I had a little more weight) a 30FF was perfect. My latest bratabase measurements are: Ribcage = 68.5/69.5/70.5 cm and Breast Perimeter 27.0 cm.

    • It’s very strong i use your calculator and put me 30 HH and J .I feel 30 tight and 32 after use not feel good what I do I don’t know the sister size is not fit same

    • maraki By 'not feel good', do you mean that the 32HH band feels too loose after wearing? If so, you could try the sister size 30J and use a bra extender until the band loosens up a bit. Black bras tend to run a little tighter/ smaller so might also be something to take into consideration.

      A good source of information for sister sizing: https://bustyresources.fandom.com/wiki/Sister_size

    • I buy again 30 J to give a try I think you made wrong with your measurements 27 your bust ? I think 28 G you must try it

    • maraki Good luck, hope it works out for you! I have one 28G Panache Sports bra which fits quite well, I think a 28FF could fit even better - will have to try :)

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      You are like me we are confused a lot with sizes when I get I write it 30J

    • Hi I get the 30 J if you had time have a look

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  8. 0
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    Didn't fit

    This is the only bra I've found that works for running (no bouncing or chafing!) but it cuts into my armpits a tiny bit more than I'd like. Still my default sports bra though.

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  9. 0
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    Fits

    i never thought i'd have a sports bra that actually works! it's extremely comfortable while still being firm, and it also gives a flattering shape so i'd even be happy wearing it under regular clothes. it does a great job of minimizing movement and running is so much easier now that i don't have to worry about my bra falling off. the design is pretty cute too. i really recommend this model to anyone of a similar size that has trouble exercising with regular bras or needs more support from a sports bra!

    Updated on Apr 11, 2020 Flag this


    • Hi it’s very lovely color but I think it’s a little small in the cup

    • maraki really? thanks for letting me know. what seems wrong with it? it's so comfy!

    • In second pic it saw bust issues I believe have a big journey to this bra I have in many years from 30H to 30J now and if you notice your side you understand what I mean.if you can try one up

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  10. 0
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    Didn't fit

    There are already so many reviews of this bra, so I won’t make it very long.

    As usual with Panache sports bras, the cups run large and the band runs tight. I’m wearing 30F in most bras, but the cups of this 28F fit well. I need to use an extender for the band, though.

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    Updated on Mar 27, 2020 Flag this


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