Jill
 
 
 
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  • First review
    November 2, 2011
  • Last review
    October 4, 2013
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    2.9
 
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    February 18, 2012
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Jill's Reviews
 
Advanced construction features offer no-bounce support and a precise fit in a flattering, sporty design., Style Number: 350042 Maximum control, seamless wire-free sports bra, Deep V-back prevents straps from slipping, Straps adjust in front, secured with Velcro, Plush threads and elastics minimize chafing, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure, Stretch moisture-wicking microfiber
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Cups? What cups?
PostedOctober 4, 2013
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:36DD
No Padding
Moderate Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
Somewhat Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
Full Size Too Small
Fits Large
I purchased this in the 36DDD. I feel there are no "cups" in this bra. It just smashes me in and doesn't support at all. Might work for a C cup, but even then I would suggest size up in cup.
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This gravity-defying powerhouse has it all-offering everything fuller cups need for a custom fit and no-bounce support., Style Number: 350025 Maximum control, unlined seamless wire-free sports bra, Molded double-layer cups offer shape and support, Racerback prevents straps from slipping, Comfort front straps are non-adjustable, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure, Stretch moisture-wicking microfiber
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
If I were smaller...
PostedOctober 4, 2013
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:36DD
No Padding
Moderate Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
Half Size Too Small
Fits Large
I could not begin to get this bra on. I think it would work nice for a B or C cup.
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Anita goes beyond the basic bra to satisfy your specialized needs. Their nursing, sports and everyday bras are marked by comfort, quality and intelligent design., Style Number: 5527 Maximum control, unlined wire-free sports bra, Seamed double-layer molded cups, Soft terry cloth lining & comfort front straps, Back adjustable, close-set, stretch straps won't slip, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Moisture-wicking stretch poly blend
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I guess I need underwire
PostedOctober 4, 2013
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:36DD
No Padding
Very Thin Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
Somewhat Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
Half Size Too Small
Fits Large
I had high hopes for this bra but it does not lift me up at all. The material was much thinner than I expected, I thought it would be more like the Panache sports bra without the underwire. Runs small.
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Designed for women by women. No matter your shape or size, Shock Absorber sports bras are unlike all others: cooling performance fabrics, unique support levels, impeccable designs. It's time to maximize your workout! , Style Number: S00BV High impact, unlined flexible underwire sports bra, U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Seamed, molded double-layer cups with inner slings, Wide padded front straps for optimal comfort, Back adjustable, close-set, stretch straps won't slip, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure , Moisture-wicking, stretch microfiber
 
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Useless underwire
PostedOctober 4, 2013
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:36DD
No Padding
Very Thin Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
Somewhat Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
Half Size Too Small
Fits Large
The underwire only sits under the breasts. It does not separate them or encase them on the sides, and does nothing for support! The bra ran small but I could tell even in a larger size it would do nothing for me. The material was thinner than expected.
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Style Number: 26711 Comfort front straps with rigid back adjustable straps, Close-set straps won't fall off shoulders, 3 column, 4 row hook and eye back closure, Moisture-wicking, stretch micofiber, Maximum control seamless underwire sports bra, Lined with spacer fabric for breathability, Side panel inside cups for extra lift and support
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pleasantly surprised for the price!
PostedOctober 4, 2013
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:36DD
No Padding
Very Thin Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
More Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
True-to-Size
Fits Large
This bra is similar to the discontinued DKNY (my old fave!) and the Wacoal underwire. It's a bit scratchy but already softened after the first washing. This is not "bounce free" but nothing at my size is, even the pricey Panache. The nice thing is this bra is cute and could peek out of a racerback bra tank for more support. (The DKNY had ugly silver metal hooks). The side support is perfect, I feel my breasts are fully encapsulated without anything poking my underarms. The top of the cups have elastic for a customized fit. . The straps are plenty long on this bra. I have tried the Wacoal but find the straps are too short for me and dig. This bra offers a bit less coverage than the Wacoal which is perfect for my size. I am between a DD and DDD and the DD fit perfect. I have no idea how long it will hold up, but for the price (especially on sale) I don't mind, especially since I am losing weight. If this bra was just a bit softer I would give it 5 stars.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Now you can have the signature fit of Wacoal while working out. Reap the benefits of advanced moisture-wicking and cups designed for medium impact activities. , Style Number: 855170 Maximum control, unlined underwire sports bra, Underwire on the outside for superior support & comfort, Molded double-layer full cups for a natural shape, Back adjustable, close-set, stretch straps won't slip, 8 row, single hook strap adjustments, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Seamless stretch moisture-wicking microfiber
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable and supportive
PostedFebruary 17, 2012
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:38G
No Padding
No Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
Very Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
True-to-Size
Fits Large
I had been wearing the DKNY 35137, but I am 23 weeks pregnant and it doesn't come bigger. Since this is almost identical in design, I decided to go with this and I find it very comfortable and supportive, but a bit more stiff and bulky than the DKNY. A comparison:
Band Size: Wacoal is true to size, snug as a sports bra should be. DKNY, runs small, size up. I actually found the new 38 Wacoal to be almost 1 inch longer than my slightly worn 38 DKNY.
Cup size: True in both. Difference is that the DKNY has support slings and Wacoal does not. DKNY points them forward (in a natural way) while Wacoal minimizes more.
Straps: Same wonderful padded hook adjustment straps. The strap is smooth all the way through, and hardware does not touch you. On the Wacoal, the hardware matches the fabric, on DKNY, ugly silver.
Fabric: Both are comfortable but I find the DKNY to be a bit softer.
Wire: Though it may be the cup size difference, it seems the Wacoal wire comes up much higher in the middle. Also, the wire in the Wacoal is much more stiff. It does not dig, but the wire on the DKNY moves with you a bit more.
Hooks: The Wacaol had 4 rows of hooks on larger sizes (DKNY 3) which is better support to the back.
I also want to add that customer service has been wonderful in working with me to get the correct bra and fit. It's frustrating enough to find a large busted sports bra, but with a changing body it makes it even worse!!!
 
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Donna Karan Maximum Control Signature Underwire Sports Bra
4.3 out of 5(15)
 
 
 
 
 
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Stay dry and comfortable with this bra’s moisture-wicking COOLMAX lining., Style Number: 11111 Rigid, back adjustable close-set straps won't slip, 3 column, 4 row hook and eye back closure, Moisture-wicking, stretch micofiber, Maximum control, seamed underwire sports bra, Lined with COOLMAX for breathability, Soft cotton wings for easy movement
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
D plus value
PostedJanuary 9, 2012
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:38DDD
No Padding
Very Thin Padding
Adds 2 Cup Sizes
Minimally Supportive
Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
Half Size Too Large
Fits Large
If you are looking for value and are a D plus this is a great bra. I am pregnant so I didn't want to spend $60 plus on a sports bra that won't fit very long. LIkewise, this would be a great option for those losing weight. I would not call it bounce free, I use this for elliptical and weight training. Mine is a bit big (for now!) so it may support better in the correct size. I like that the back of the straps are tapered and it's okay if they show under a top, however the padded part could be a few inches longer. There is a bulky seam where the padded strap meets the tapered strap, and it leaves a mark on your skin. For this reason I can't imagine running in this bra. I was not bothered by any of the other seams, and I can hardly feel the underwire. Overall, it works for me for low impact activities. When I am back to my normal size and invest in better bras (I long for the new Panache!) , I would considering purchasing another of these just to wear outside playing with the kids, etc.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Donna Karan Maximum Control Signature Underwire Sports Bra
Donna Karan Maximum Control Signature Underwire Sports Bra
High Performance Active bra for maximum hold and support. Enjoy the cool and comfortable full fit with great lift and separation. An added bonus of this bra is the 6-position shoulder adjustment and 3-position back adjustment., Style Number: 35137 Maximum-impact, underwire sports bra, Stretch microfiber, Underwire is on the outside of bra for superior support, Full cups provide coverage, Double-lined to add shape not size, Inner slings for flattering uplift and support, Heat pressed "DK" logo on side wing, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure, Perfect for active lifestyles, Ideal for running, aerobics, high-impact activities, 6 position stretch strap adjustment
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best sports bra I have found
PostedNovember 3, 2011
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:6 months
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:36DD
No Enhancement
Extreme Enhancement
Extreme Enhancement
Minimally Supportive
Very Supportive
Very Supportive
Fits Small
Half Size Too Small
Fits Large
This bra is comfortable and supportive. The fabric is soft. It holds me in place without smooshing me. The cup contour is very natural, you can wear this out under a normal shirt for an active day. It's comfortable enough that I wear it to clean, go grocery shopping, take walks with my daughter etc. The only "issue" is the huge silver metal hooks in the back of the straps. You do not FEEL them, which is great, but they are unsightly and need to be concealed under clothing. (Normally I would not mind letting my sports bra show under a tank at the gym). It's not a huge issue- just limits your gym wardrobe to either short sleeve tops or the sleeveless v neck workout tops. I have this in black and if they made the metal black, it would look nicer. Also, the band is very tight, it needs to be for the support. If you are in between sizes, consider sizing up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Count on this underwire bra for comfortable support and motion control. , Style Number: 7234439 Medium control, underwire sports bra, Lining prevents show-through, with reinforced side cups, Close-set comfort straps cushion shoulders & won't slip, Back adjustable convertible straps, single hook 4 loops, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Soft, stretch cotton blend
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfy, but cups fit funny
PostedNovember 2, 2011
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Jill
from Philadelphia, PA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Average
Fashion Style:Athletic
Bra Size:38DDD
No Enhancement
Dramatic Enhancement
Extreme Enhancement
Minimally Supportive
More Supportive
Very Supportive
I had been wearing the Lily of France in Action in a 36DD around the house and in the evening. Since I am pregnant and they do not make a DDD, I purchased the Natori in a 38DDD since it is also a cotton underwire. The cups fit really strange. The underwire in the middle does not come close to lying against my chest (which implies it's too small) while under the armpits and at the tops of the cups it is baggy (which implies they are too big!). In the the center, I had to curve the wire inward so it doesn't show through my shirt. I have very heavy, round breasts so perhaps this bra works better with a different shape. I decided to keep it because it's comfortable and I'll grow into it in the next month or two. It holds them up without putting stress on my shoulders, which is what I need for doing dishes / chores. I like that the band is very wide because you really feel the support from under the breast which helps with posture. If you want to wear this to work out, DO NOT size up in cup of band. However, for exercise, I prefer the DKNY underwire bra for a few dollars more.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
Products related to my review
Donna Karan Maximum Control Signature Underwire Sports Bra
4.3 out of 5(15)
 
 
 
 
 
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As seen in O, The Oprah Magazine - the groundbreaking Panache Sports bra is designed to dramatically reduce movement in all directions, provide incredible support and supply superb comfort to active full busted women up to an H cup., Style Number: 5021 Ultimate underwire sports bra reduces bounce by 83%, U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Smooth inner cups support each breast individually, Cushioned, comfortable underband anchors to body, Wide bra straps disperse pressure for extra comfort, Back adjustable, stretch straps convert to racerback, 3 column, 3 row hook and eye back closure, Lightweight moisture-wicking microfiber
 

size conversion

If I needed a 40 H in a US size (Wacoal) would 40 FF be the correct size in this bra? I am in the 38G Wacoal sports bra now and expect to need a larger size due to pregnancy.
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