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This bra has underwires, foam cups, padded straps, and a moderate number of hooks in the 32HH size I bought. I also bought a few other sizes to make sure I could find the one that fit the best. This one was the best fit, and I compared it to a Freya bra I have been using for years to see if I could tell a difference in bounce control or other comfort criteria. I came to the conclusion that they were roughly similar in bounce control for me, and I liked that the underwires were a bit narrower in this model than the Freya bra. I felt supported.
Two things tipped me into the 'no' column for this model. 1) I have forward shoulders, which makes my upper chest look 'hollow' and the top of the center front of this bra stands away from my sternum by a good half inch. This affects how my shirts lay over the bra. Being fair, the Freya also stands a bit away from the sternum, but not as much. If I work hard to throw my shoulders back, I can reduce the amount the bra stands away from my skin, but that is unnatural and isn't gonna happen in real life. 2) The foam and material of this bra is overall much thicker than the Freya bra. To me, this translates to temperature while working out. I go for long bike rides in hot weather sometimes, and I want a bra that will be thin and allow the sweat to evaporate. I think the foam's thickness will inhibit that action, and be warmer overall.
Other points I considered: * I really would like a seamless bra, the Freya has a horizontal seam across the cup that really looks kinda frumpy to me under a tee shirt. This bra looks seamless over most of the cup in the pictures, but that transition at the top from one fabric to the other comes with a raised line of stitching that definitely shows through an activewear tee--the texture, not the color.
Considering that the bounce performance of both bras on my body was similar and I believe this bra will be hotter to wear, and there wasn't really any advantage in the seamlessness, I decided to stick with my Freya bras for now.
I have used Panache bras in the past for everyday wear and I will be trying them again in that respect shortly. The narrower wires are a definite plus for my narrow band/large cup size.