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I am normally around a UK 30F, but this bra seems to fit pretty tightly, especially in the band. There's no way I could get into my usual band size, seeing as the 32 band was about right on the biggest hooks. Unfortunately, the department store where I buy my bras (The Bay in Canada) doesn't carry any bras in double-letter sizes, so I couldn't find the 32FF I would've preferred.
The bra is very comfortable, although because it's a sports bra, it doesn't really separate the breasts. It's also very good at controlling bounce during activity, and the styling is unique. It's ... made so you can wear it as gym outerwear, so be aware that if you want to wear it under clothing, the seams will likely show a bit. It's also thicker than a regular bra, so before you get used to it, it can make you feel a little too hot.
I've got three bras of this model and size, all of which I've taken in a bit at the back. The oldest two are two years old and I still wear them, although I've had to take them in more at the back to compensate for the stretching of the band. They're very high-quality bras and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Updated on May 25, 2011 Flag this
I read it was tight so I ordered a 34 instead of a 32 which is usually my size. I find it fits me fine. It is not too tight nor too loose. The fabric is extremely elastic (in a good way) so I don't think a 32 would be too too tight.
It is a good fit overall, but I ordered a few for choice and preferred how I felt with the Panache Sports Bra. It is definitively supportive and reduces bounce well, maybe a tiny bit more than the Panache one. The material also looks really really great.
What I didn't like:
First, the upper hook is very ... difficult to fasten. (It has 2 lines for fastening, both with 2 hooks).
Then, I didn't feel totally comfortable with it. It kind of presses my boobs on top so it doesn't help me getting the rounded shape that I would like. I prefer bras with underwires because the lift my breast up from the bottom.
Also, being non wired it gives you a mono-boob shape that I don't find very flattering.
It is a good bra, great quality, supportive and comfy. I just felt better with the Panache one.
Updated on Jun 12, 2012 Flag this
In general, Shock Absorber bras run small in the band, so if you're looking at purchasing one you should consider this fact beforehand - I fit into a 32 band size for Curvy Kate bras, for example, but a Shock Absorber 32F wouldn't even fasten - and I tried!
I ordered a 34E instead, and that one fit well in the band. However, the bra kind of cut into my body at the level of the cup sides/tops - I wasn't sure if it was supposed to feel like that, since I'm a bit chubby and what seemed to be the actual breast was contained nicely within the ... bra. I ended up purchasing a 34F from Amazon (bless free returns!), just in case, and the bigger cup size ended up being a great fit.
I tested the 34F out with a 30-minute run and I'm very pleased with the way it works. there was minimal - if any at all - bouncing, and I didn't feel it tight on me - on the contrary, the more I run, the less I perceived it. It was very comfortable to wear, and I quickly got used to the two sets of hooks in the back - it's definitely doable, and especially for the upper hooks, I just needed to lengthen the straps in order to reach them with my fingers.
Updated on Jul 08, 2014 Flag this
It creates mono-boob. I don't mind the shape or whatever. I hate my boobs are touched. It brings discomfort and it hurts when I shake my body or jump really hard. I might have a small cup size, I don't know. See my review of SA Run, I compare https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> .
Updated on Nov 12, 2012 Flag this
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