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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??
Updated on Jul 26, 2017 Flag this
I absolutely love this sports bra! It fits me perfectly in my usual Panache size of 30F, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. I wear it on the loosest hook for light to moderate exercise, but I'll reel it into the middle or tightest for more serious bounce reduction. It's incredibly comfortable, and it reduces bounce to an unnoticeable minimum.
This is the first underwired sports bra that I've ever tried, and I was impressed by their clever design. There is a layer of foam protecting the chest from any underwire related discomfort. The wires end approximately ... half way up the center panel; the foam cups provide the shape the rest of the way up. As a result of the construction, the uppermost central part of the cup is rather square-ish. My breasts don't fill this section, and in this small area the support is less, but I suspect that it makes the sizing more forgiving than other bras.
The racerback option on the straps doesn't really work for me, though it would likely work for someone shorter. I'm 5'7", and I can just fasten the racerback clip if I lengthen the straps to their maximum. However, the X winds up high on my back, and the foam straps dig uncomfortably into the muscles at the base of my neck.
Updated on May 15, 2012 Flag this
Extra measurements (since these weren't options on the chart):
Cup width: 14cm
Cup depth: 21.5
I was so excited to hear that Panache was coming out with a sport bra so I bought it as soon as I could. Unfortunately, this size didn't quite work for me so it will be returned and maybe exchanged.
The bra is underwired and has a moulded cup as well. In terms of sizing, the people at www.lessbounce.com recommended going with your regular Panache bra size which is what I did and would also recommend to try first. The band fits similarly to my other Panache 30 bands. The cup ... width is also fine for me, it's just the volume at the tops of the cups that were a problem. There's a clip on the back for a racer back option if that's what you want as well.
Only the white and black are available now. The grey colourway should be available late October and purple will be available in November.
Edit: I added more measurements to the chart since those options are available now. Please note the wire length has been estimated since I don't have this bra anymore, and I'm unable to leave the field blank.
Updated on Nov 12, 2011 Flag this
Just received this bra and used it for the first time for low-intensity cardio and an abs circuit training session. Wicks sweat really well, the padded straps are SUPER comfortable, and is somehow flattering even though it's cut so high. It feels super secure, though I haven't yet tested it during more high-impact activity. Measurements note: cup width was measured end of wire to end of wire, though the underwire ends several inches below the top edge of the gore; strap width measured at widest point. I'm FOB with squishy tissue and feel this has a little extra room at the apex, but not enough to feel any ... jostling when I'm moving around. The cup width is so good, though, that I'd be hesitant to go down a cup size, especially in a band this tight. I guess I could try sizing up to a 32E, but I really needed something ASAP, so I'm keeping this one for now - may order another to try in the future. Loving the lack of uniboob and the super comfy padding around the wire. I would feel really comfortable wearing this on its own going out for a run, though I've worn sports bras on their own before like that that had even less coverage. As an added plus (for me), the black molded foam cups are covered with a thin, seamed black athletic fabric that I feel conceals nipple protrusion nicely.
Updated on Jul 16, 2017 Flag this
Best sports bra ever! Gives great shape and support! I love how it separates my boobs so I get some air flow. I also wear it around the house a lot because it is so comfortable! Great for staying at home with 2 active boys!
Updated on Mar 06, 2017 Flag this
This bra is very comfortable, I wear it to work out and as an every day bra. It gives a nice shape under clothing. I wish there was a bra identical to this in every way but maybe with a lower cut neckline for when I do want to show a bit of cleavage.
Updated on Feb 17, 2014 Flag this
This is a pretty good sports bra, probably the best I can find in my size, super comfy, and I love the pink colour. The band of this bra and the straps have stretched a lot though. This bra was tight in the band and the straps when I bought it but is not anymore. I have only had this bra for about 1 and a bit months but have worn it a lot - I have 2 the same and wear them most days. I am wearing the bra on the tightest hooks now, I have ordered some with band size 28 instead. If I jump in ... this bra (which I do), my boobs hurt a bit from the bounce - I'm hoping the smaller band size will be more supportive on me, but this one is great for walking and low impact stuff like pilates.
Its a nice looking bra, looks good on and gives a really good shape under tops (round and not pointy), and I've been washing it in one of those bra bags with the hard plastic in both ends in the machine with no problems. One thing is that the eyes for the hooks pull out a bit - but that is easily fixed with a few stitches.
I have found this bra is also good in really hot weather - it seems to breathe and be a lot cooler than a regular moulded t-shirt bra.
Updated on Jan 06, 2013 Flag this
This is such a great sports bra. I prefer it to the Freya sport with moulded cups, because I think this one gives a better shape. I ran with it and had no issues with bouncing or moving.
Updated on Oct 28, 2017 Flag this
This was my exercise plan:
(1) Shop for an excellent sports bra that would use encapsulation rather than compression to support the boobs, for a flattering look
(2) Wait until bra comes in a color I like
(3) Buy bra in my chosen color and most common UK size
(4) Exercise wearing pretty sports bra that makes my workout clothes look good while sweating
This plan worked great until step 4. Don't judge.
As many reviewers have mentioned, the center gore is high in the wired Panache Sports Bra. The cups go even higher. Surprisingly, I can't feel the underwires because they are plushly cushioned. I know they must be resting on breast tissue; ... any gore higher than 1.75" can't help it. When I press on the gore, however, I feel no discomfort. The top of the cups don't gape. If you're looking down my bra, you can see the boob separation, which means the wires are separating them. The cups themselves, however, lie on top of my breasts to give a crop top look. Worn as a top or peeking out from under a warmup jacket, the purple Panache Sports Bra is very becoming. I know this because I've tried it on multiple times. I always congratulate myself on having found a well-fitting, flattering, and supportive sports bra.
Updated on Sep 13, 2017 Flag this
Had to get a smaller cup size since I lost weight. Fits PERFECTLY and is so so comfortable. I might get another one just because it is so comfy. Definitely size down in the cup if you are FOB or have short roots.
Updated on Sep 08, 2016 Flag this
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