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Sport Underwire Bra (855170)

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  1. 3
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    32DDD

    Didn't fit

    This sports bra is so comfortable that although this size didn't fit me, I went hunting for a larger cup size. Yeah, I was that impressed after trying 7 or 8 others. I need underwire (my ladies are very soft, pendulous and projected) and need taller cups in a sports bra to contain my tissue comfortably. I also have challenges with tissue (tail of spence perhaps?) being crushed between the strap and wing that can be especially painful in cups that are too short/small/constricting. This Wacoal Sport Underwire Bra was the first model I found that did not torture me so, even though it ... was too small. It passed the bounce test, run test, and burpee test. The straps are wide and supportive, and adjust enough to work for me on the very last hook (beware if this is typically a trouble area for you!). The strap adjustment is only barely long enough though, and it's a little hard to get on because I have large upper arms (33 cm circumference) and am not one of those talented souls that can hook a bra behind my back. These are just a couple of things to be mindful of if you are considering this bra. It has four rows of hooks and feels very supportive, which I like a lot. I prefer the feel of an encapsulation sport bra, and the wires of this bra come darn near to tacking in the actual size that fits me (not this 32DDD - my winning size is a 32G in this bra). The way the underwires are on the outsides of the cups is pretty brilliant - the center gore comes very, very, very high but I am not bothered by that because of how this bra is constructed. This sports bra gets sweaty but feels breathable because it's a fairly thin material. To that end, nipples may show through - mine do, and that's meaningful because this is seldom a problem for me. If you have prominent nipples you prefer to keep on the DL this bra may not be right for you. Also relating to looks, this bra is plain-Jane and very utilitarian - not a sports bra to show off at all. However, under clothing this bra provides a very nice look - not too minimized for my liking - just gently rounded and nicely lifted. I am returning this 32DDD, but was so impressed I've already purchased, received and worn two 32G's and I won't be looking at other sports bra models anymore.
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      wow, great that you found something that is so comfortable and that you're happy with :)

    • What an endorsement--sounds lovely! How are the wires? Do they bite or has placing them on the outside created a "cushion" from them? I may have to try this because my wireless options keep collapsing.

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      What an endorsement--sounds lovely! How are the wires? Do they bite or has placing them on the outside created a "cushion" from them? I may have to try this because my wireless options keep collapsing.

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      Love4Pollinators there is ZERO wire bite. It's pretty amazing, so much so that I thought to myself wow, maybe this should be my everyday bra! Okay, maybe I won't go that far (it wouldn't be compatible with too many tops) but dang, it is comfy! The way the inside of the bra is lined with a stretchy lycra-like material completely isolates the wires. I can't even feel the underwires in the cup size I settled on as my keeper, 32H. In the 32DDD I still didn't feel the wires, BUT, I did feel pressure on my tissue - but no pain. On the several other sport bras I tried (which I will review but won't be posting as adventures because I thought they were all 'meh' or even terrible) even non-tacking wires were very feel-able, and no matter how much I enjoy a tacking gore, it's not a good thing in an active situation. Oh - and I cannot believe I forgot this in my review - this style feels like it has some of the more narrow underwires of the sports bras I've tried, 16 cm in the DDD. That's nice in my book, because too-wide wires (i.e., the Freya active sports at 17.5 cm) smoosh my breasts laterally in a way that I find super uncomfortable.

      I picked my Wacoal UW Sports bra up from Amazon and it was returnable without additional shipping or penalty. After returning my first order of the 32DDD I upsized immediately to the 32H and that proved to be perfect, so I kept it. Then I bought another on eBay and am hoping to win an auction for one more. :) I like a deal!

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      Ebay for Wacoal bras is my idea of Mecca. So inexpensive....especially in the larger sizes where they are close to $60 elsewhere. I'm intensely grateful!

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      Love4Pollinators agree, eBay is a great place to find bargain bras! I bought another Empreinte for $25!! BTW, I have you to thank as inspiration to try this Wacoal - your bras-under-tshirt series starring Wacoal encouraged me enough to drop the $65 to try the Wacoal Sport Underwire in the first place. I'd only ever tried their unlined bras and hated every single one, so I was glad your feedback motivated me to give the brand a second chance, because this sport bra is ah-mazing!

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      That is wonderful news. Thrilled this worked for you! And, you have inspired me to try the Wacoal Sport. Symbiotic relationship :-) :-)

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  2. 2
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    32DDD

    Fits

    To think I wouldn’t feel “comfortable” in a sports bra. Boy was I wrong. This sports bra oozes comfort for me. The band is on the short side and fits more like a 30. No complaints here since a 30 is my ideal fit currently. With the underwires on the outside of the sports bra, the inside is protected by the lining. No chafing or rubbing. It gives a locked and loaded feel without the bulk. Compared to my Panache underwire sports bra, which feels like a Viking chest plate, this is just easy to wear. Gives a wonderful lifted round shape. Love the four bra hook and eye closure. So easy to get off when you’re sweaty.

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    36C

    Fits

    I have been wearing this model bra consistently nearly every day for the last 3 to 4 years. As a man, it's been a huge challenge for me to find something that fits, and just by random choice, this one did it.

    The underwires are on the outside of the cup, which is interesting. You might think that it would mean you don't feel them, but that's not entirely accurate. The cup lining, as you'll see in my fit pictures that will follow shortly after this post, is pretty thin, and it doesn't do much to reduce the pressure of the wire against the ribcage.

    The band is rather ... solid, which is great. I get so frustrated with bands that make a simple rubber band seem tight. I don't mean that the band is too tight for me, as it gives just the right amount without being sloppy.

    The straps are about my only complaint, but at the same time I love them. Instead of having a slider adjustment, they have large loops and hooks that slide into the loops. I normally wear it on the third loop, which means there's a sort of tail of the strap from the other unused portion just dangling. This really only presents an issue when I put it on, as the straps don't lay flat until you do some sort of contortionist move to fix them. After that, though, they're fine. I learned through the purchase of an Ambrielle clone of this bra, but it didn't have the same strap adjustment: It used a slider. About half way through the day, those straps would slide to full extent just from normal daily activity. The Wacoal straps don't do that though: They stay put.

    The picture's I'm going to add were advertised as "blue". When it arrived in the mail, it was totally purple. It does come in other colors, but I tend to follow the clearance sales and usually end up with some wild colors. My most recent was actually a blue, but still closer to the purple end of the blue range on the spectrum. I've had the nude color and black in the past though.

    All in all, I love this bra. The only fit complaint I have is related to my own personal needs, though. I am starting to need something with much more lower-cup support, and since this bra is a stretch cup, it doesn't meet those needs. I might stitch a woven fabric panel into them to provide that support sometime, but we'll see.

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    38G

    Fits

    Fits well, but the underwire behind on the outside was more of a hindrance than I expected. It showed through T-shirts. I even tried wearing it inside out and that was better, the inside is seamless. Encompassed my breasts well. Without the underwire coming so high, and something to cover the nipples it would have been a great T shirt bra. I liked the 4 hooks and stretchy back band.

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    32H

    Fits

    Contains everything, can run around!

    Cons: can only wear crew-cut t-shirts or something that high cut. Anything else and the bra is visible *sniff*. But with the very full coverage don't have to worry about spilling anywhere =)

    Updated on Jun 14, 2014 Flag this


    • Hi, I think I am 32H aswell, according to this sites measuring guide anyway and I really need/want a sports bra that gives firm support (no bounce)that you can feel as well as see. does this bra do that?

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    34G

    Fits

    Very supportive. High impact running and no uncomfortable bouncing. The strap length adjusts via hook, I'm currently on the loosest, I could see an issue for someone with a longer distance up around the shoulder, do not know if there are extenders.

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    34G

    Fits

    Great for no bounce. Super comfortable. Love it. It sure isn't pretty, but does it's job.

    Updated on Mar 05, 2013 Flag this


    • I really need a no bounce sports bra but It looks like it doesn't give any lift though, does it flatten/compress? is it just firm supportive fabric?

    • It sounds weird, but it kind of encapsulates. The wire is very supportive and it comes up very high in the center gore. The wires actually float above the 'cups' so nothing is rubbing uncomfortably. It almost feels like you have it on inside out at first, but it's on correctly. The fabric is compressive, but not in the way a pull-on racerback sports bra is. I'd say it's kind of like a supportive mitten for your boobs. :) If you get a chance to try one on, you should. It's been well over a year and it's still my favorite sports bra. The only downside is that it comes up fairly high, so low cut tanks will show it.

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  8. Mostly fine, but it has a super high gore/underwires and is uncomfortable on my sternum.

    May try bending the wire to help.

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    32H

    Didn't fit

    Finally, I have enough space in the bottom of the cup and the band is comfortable and supportive. But, whoa!! This is one long wire. My very short-waisted physique is incompatible with wires of this length. Yikes.

    Other than that, this bra is blissfully supportive without the heat-inducing padding of Panache Sports bra. The wires are positioned outside the cup; creating a soft barrier between wires and sensitive breast tissue. The gore is too wide for me, but less center full and close-set breasts may really appreciate this construction.

    Because of the gore width and height, I didn't bother to tighten the straps. It is likely a small strap ... adjustment would have eliminated the wrinkles in the top of one cup. It is important to note: the straps are fully extended in every photo which is very unusual for me! Typically, I require straps nearly fully tightened. Conclusion: the strap length may prevent tall and/or low set users from wearing this bra.

    If you can tolerate a 1" wide gore whose incredible length may collide with a clavicle, this bra is worth a look. Otherwise, run along ; -)

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    34G

    Didn't fit

    This was the bra suggested during my first accurate bra fitting for running specifically, working out in general. The sales lady told me that marathoners use it. (Anyone have verification of that or do so yourself, post in comments!) I've had this bra 2.5 years. I am not an everyday exerciser, let me be clear. But def used more than 100 times. I'm finally using the third row of hooks. Great quality. The way the straps adjust give the bra a custom fit unattainable in most sport bras, even those with a hook n eye band. Fixes a severe issue for busty ladies. I will be purchasing another soon!

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    Red colorway

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