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I ordered this bra in a 32FF after trying it on in Bravissimo. I do a lot of running and training and, quite frankly, it's the best sports bra I've ever used. I've now ordered more in different colours!
The straps at the back can be adjusted to wear in a racer back style. My only niggle with this was that it was a two-man job - I couldn't do it by myself! Wearing it in the racer back style reduces bounce considerably more than the normal way but, either way, it's much better than any other bra I've used.
It's true to size - my normal bra size is also a 32FF. The cups are padded to reduce chafing, the material is soft and the straps are nice and wide. I've previously used the Shock Absorber Run bra, and found the Panache Sports Bra a MASSIVE improvement .
Let me break down what I just said Each of my double D's has the volume of a toddler's head Not bitchin' bout my boobies, they look superfly in shirts But if I swung them in your face, you'd be like, "Oh my God, that hurts!"
Unlike Rachel Bloom, I'm actually a 36F, and this bra, you guys. It held me up through spin class where I go HARD. Totally worth it. I have the BIGGEST boobs - long and full - and it's incredible. (An incident that involved too much tequila, a double-dog dare, and a kitchen scale tells me they are 3.75 pounds each.) It's a nightmare shopping for sports bras that can take me through high impact. This one did the job perfectly.
Being blessed (or cursed in the sports world) with the larger bust (I’m not talking DD here!) I really struggled to find a bra that offered true support for high impact sports (running and tennis). I’ve tried various brands over the years (and a great deal of wasted money) but thought I’d give panache a go... I’ve now ordered 2 of these! Perfect fit (size as stated, no mono-boob) fantastic support, minimal bounce and above all they have the advantage of ‘normal back’ or ‘racing back’ (use of a clasp) so I can now get away with certain tops! I will honestly never waste my time or money on another sports bra make!
I thought I would love this bra. I thought it would hold me down and make me feel much smaller and supported. It was well made but the sizes were way too small. The back was more like a 28 at a guess. I ordered the 32 H after being measured in a department store, so I was hoping to be relatively close to my size. I could not get this on around the back size. I cannot comment on the cup size as I could not get it on, but I suspect that was fairly true in size. Would it have made me feel like I had just one boob all squashed into one place? Yes it would have. I was gutted because it was so well made. I returned it and was promptly given a refund so thank you amazon. I'm sure others will get on well with it if they manage to order the correct size for themselves. I don't want to put anybody off from buying it. Smaller chested ladies might be able to fit in it better than me. A good price and good quality bra just a shame it didn't fit me.
i am a 28 inch chest, and this did come really tight under the bust. so stretched it over the chair back for 2 days. still pretty tight and definitely keeps everything in place while I'm doing sports but I'm aware of the tightness still so dont wear this much. going up a size would make it a bit slack. i was hoping it would slack off but it hasn't. i used to love the secure feeling, if not somewhat clinching but can't wear it anymore as feel like I'm in a straight jacket. IMPORTANT..i think if under the bust is just right... it would be a fine bra, and i am clearly between sizes... the under wiring feels quite an event. i have now opted for underwired bras totally, for breast health and because i think i was obsessed about my breasts staying some ideal shape...as I've relaxed i notice everyone else has relaxed around me...
This top is like a bra within a crop top with two definite layers. It gives brilliant coverage and the double set up means it could be worn as a top on its own rather than just as an undergarment. It holds everything very steady and has brilliant bounce prevention, it also separates very nicely as opposed to many sports bras for the larger chested lady which squishes everything flat together (causing sweating issues). I find this top is cool to wear due to the space it creates and the technical fabrics used, even though it is a bulkier item. There is a clip on the back straps to allow them to form a racerback style and in both wear modes the bra remains comfortable. The back band fastens with 3 hooks, which is trickier to fasten and the bra is firm enough to make fastening at the front and turning difficult also, however the level of support and comfort make this well worth the effort. The straps are padded and don't dig in and the band is firm and has enough padding to prevent digging in. I find a snug, tight back band provides the best support and this could also be why I find the bra harder to fasten (or turn). I do recommend a good fit though as any looseness in the back band will reduce the effectiveness of this product.
This has been my sports bra of choice for 4 years now. I've worn my true sizes from a G to a DD in many different colours - all have been comfortable and kept things where they needed to be (without been too restrictive)!
Yes it is wired which was my initial hesitation but honestly this has NEVER been a problem; either digging in or beaking through.
The material is quite thick, padded almost so it does appear bulky but once on and fastened this is not the case.
I love this bra because - unlike other sports bras it actually looks flattering, I have 2 separate boobs not 1 extra roll!
I've bought a lot of these bras in the past in various colours. I always go onto a different site to check the sizings and measure myself before buying it just in case I've changed at all since my last purchase. Great product, definitely holds bigger sized breasts brilliantly, no problems when exercising. One issue I've had, and for some reason it's only ever when I buy the black bra, is that it doesn't take long for the wires to poke through both the sizes (under the arms) and also in the middle of the bra. This is an issue if you wear the bras regularly. Not really had the same problems with the same product in different colours, so not quite sure what's so different about the black, but it's something to bear in mind if you'll be using them every day. They wash and dry well, though I always keep it on a low temperature wash and do not tumble-dry, so I can't say what would happen if you were to do so, though I personally wouldn't recommend doing so. Overall, great product, despite the issues with the wires, and would definitely recommend for larger sized women.
I bought these with the matching briefs (
Panache Women's Sports Short Plain Brief, Grey, Size 10
) and they've both stood the test of time. I'm a runner (half marathon distance) who would be running at least twice a week. Once you've adjusted the bra, it fits well and doesn't cut into you at all. It gives great support and the padding is just the right amount and the resulting look isn't the too firm look you get with some sports bras can be. Certainly this bra doesn't give any of that over the top compression you get with some of the badly designed bras - e.g. no mono-boob!! It washes well and doesn't lose it's colour or stain. Highly recommended for Running
I bought in a 30F. Most bras I wear are Bravissimo brand and a 28FF, however in other brands I'm always a 30F and this bra fit in accordance with that.
I've done weights, rowing, boxercise, zumba, and crossfit with this bra and it's supportive enough for me and doesn't how nipple which I hate. I wouldn't trust it for running and I wear a cage-like Shock Absorber bra for running. For yoga I wear a size M crop top as they're less restrictive when stretching.