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This sports bra fits TIGHT around the back (in the pink/coral colour)
on 6 November 2016
I currently wear a 30E in most bras (Cleo by Panache is my go-to brand) after losing a little weight recently. I've decided I finally want to start exercising again and thus knew I needed to order myself a sports bra in my new size. As I actually already own this Shock Absorber bra in black in a 32E (albeit unworn) from when I used to be a 30F/32E in bras, I knew right away I wanted to get the same bra again for its supportiveness.
I ordered the pink/coral colour in a 30DD and 30E to compare sizing. Firstly, this sports bra is MUCH more brighter than the somewhat muted pink it appears to be in the Amazon photographs. It is a really, really nice and fun neon pink colour in person!
I have a large, noticeably bony rib cage that measures about 29" around and I wear an 8-10 in UK clothes. This 30 band bra measures only 22" unstretched! In fact, given that I could only stretch it to 26" in my hands, I'm sure you can imagine how tight it felt on me. It took me a good minute or so to even be able to fasten this bra. Even though it *looked* like the right size once it was fastened, I could feel the band pressing against my ribs when I tried taking a deep breath. As a result of my aforementioned bony rib cage, bra bands that fit too tight compress my ribs in a very uncomfortable way in general. This is obviously exacerbated and a big no-no in a sports bra where you'll be breathing more heavily from exertion!
I'm going to try reordering in the 32 back size if the price stays the same once I've returned the 30 band bras.
One annoying point I'd like to mention is that I ordered these bras along with some jeans that also unfortunately didn't fit. Amazon have now given me two different returns labels for my order which all arrived in one box, i.e., I now have to buy a box/shipping bag to return half of this order. I've had this happen previously with Amazon orders and really don't get why they do this.