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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Good Value Sports Bra in the Correct Size.
This seems like a really good value for the money if you get can get the size right. It's less than half the price of a comparable Panache, Freya, or Wacoal sports bra.
The band seems pretty stretchy, I fastened it on the tightest hooks right out of the bag, so it would go back even if the cups fit. I'm usually a 34G/H in US sizing and 34F/FF/G in UK sized bras. I measured the cup depth as 12.3" wire-to-wire and the height from the base of the underwire to the top seam is 8.5". Bratabase.com says the Panache non-wired sports bra in 36FF has similar measurements! This bra has US sizing and is available in up to a G cup which I'm guessing will fit like a UK G or GG. The gore is a little wide for me at 1.5" where the wires end. The gore is 4" tall from the base of the underwires to their ends.
This bra seems pretty nicely made for the price. The cups are lined with a perforated CoolMax fabric that is supposed to wick away moisture. The seams are covered and the underwires are well padded. It feels very soft and comfortable to wear. I can't answer for motion control of course but the shaping looks pretty good even if it's a bit pointy. There is a seam along the tops f the cups and there is fabric above that covers the chest so you don't have to worry about falling out if you're doing an inverted pose.
I doubt I'll try a different size as I'm close-set at the top and the wide gore is a deal breaker for me. It could work well for you though if you have average width between your breasts and wear up to a G/GG UK size in a 32-48 band. Order the band size you wear in an everyday bra - this is one sports bra you don't need to size up.
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful.
I have been wearing these sports bras for years and I love them, except for their one big flaw. The underwire quickly (sometimes after a couple of wearings, sometimes after a month or so) works its way out from under its plastic cap, and then pokes through the fabric and into the wearer's breast (big OW!). Alternately, if it comes uncapped on its inside-end, you can suddenly find it sticking out the neckline of a scoop-necked shirt (been there-- middle of the workday), but you're less-likely to be stabbed with it in this scenario.
Other than that, the fit is good, the support is great and I like the appearance of them. I have successfully repaired a couple, cutting open the wire's channel, gluing the cap back on, and stitching them back up (yes, that's how much I like them), but that doesn't always work.
If Lunaire can fix this one defect, it might become the perfect larger-size sports bra.
Update 2014--I bought another one and wore it for months, and the wire did not come out of either end and stab me! Eventually the underwire fractured (also uncomfortable, but par for the course with an well-worn underwire bra). I don't know if it was luck, or if they improved the design, but I just bought another one and we shall see.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. See all 253 customer reviews...
Comfortable. Good Support. Repeat Customer Already.
By Jennifer S.
This is the first 'sports bra' I've owned. I LOVE IT. My size is a 42DDD and wasn't sure a sports bra would give the support I needed and still be comfortable. It is a great balance of comfort & support; so much so that I'm wearing it as an "everyday" bra today. And I actually bought a 2nd one today so I could have a different color. And the price was significantly cheaper than the plus size bras I have to buy from a well-known plus size retailer.
I bought it to wear under my swimsuit for water aerobics (because my swimsuit is getting loose & I am having a difficult time finding a replacement). While I'm water exercising, it's comfortable and secure - I just hope it can withstand the chlorinated water.