Bras bras bras...which material to get? Which style?
The stock photo looks peachy - in actuality it is super orange neon. Be spotted a mile away.
[It is the right one even though there is another bra that says neon orange.]
Although the color wasn't what I wanted it is the type of sports bra I love that is comfy, stretchy, and no irritations. The racerback style is fine for me cause it holds well. If you work out in the sun you will get a thick no-tan line. Keeps you a little warm since its thick.
Shell: 96% nylon, 4% spandex; Lining: 74% polyester, 22% nylon, 4% spandex
...is my combo for sports bras.
The purple is beautiful and the cross straps are unique to look at. I like how the front has the thick straps and the back is strappy. This was a toughey getting into it and it felt super tight all around. Don't think I can work out in this tightness. But its sooo cute...! Cuteness always gets me. I couldn't notice the multiple straps so that part was comfy. =) There are small light pads you have to wiggle around to adjust to the right spot. I'm guessing to minimize the noticeability when it gets chilly?
Don't know if I want to return this. When running in place it does the job of holding them in. Even without running they were pretty packed in that bra. Maybe I'll get skinnier and it won't be a problem anymore. ;)
The 92% nylon/ 8% spandex material is stretchy tight to accentuate your body. The pink is fanstastic on the undersides. When I raise my arms its perfectly armpit stitching allows me to and won't rise the jacket up. Keeps warmth since its stretchy tight. Breathability is low. The medium-thick fabric material holds together so you might sweat quick with this one and retain heat...even though there are air pocket sticthing on the back. Extra open pockets inside where the side pockets are sewed. I think it's an inner pocket?!
Great for yoga and light exercises.
Reminds me of something the tmobile girl would wear. Pink and girly.
The only con to this is that it is white.
Staining = Mortifying
Hang dry is a must since it's already a tight fit and probably would shrink drastically if thrown in the dryer. This material is the type that might create fuzz balls. It's not cotton fuzz balls...I have a tank in this material and it has fuzzies. I feel like this is a "baby" because I have to be careful not to put it on anything that could stain/dirty it up and lay it right or it might get fuzzed.
Definite good splurge in short terms.
When I wear this and reach for the skies or out horizontally I bare midriff and feel turtlenecked when zipped up.
Poor sewing around the armpits is what causes this effect. It's stitched down low beneath the armpit so when you you raise up your arms, the jacket levers up. Horrible horrible.
[On that photo you can see her arm slightly up when angled and you can notice how it raises on just that side..so imagine moving your arms in this and how high the ends will go up]
The color is nice, but, not as bright as the photo shows. It's more darker.
The light material of mesh(inside : upper back and around the armpit) and polyester(the DJ spin type with your nail) is lovely. I can throw this on and off and not have to worry about anything. <-- Major plus!! Cause there are some clothes I have to carefully fold or put down and make sure its not on anything that could stain it(like the jacket above)... Felt like it could keep me warm even though it is super light. Breathability great. Not tight overall just around the armpit it feels restrained when I move my arms around. If I raise the jacket up to free myself then I can walk around armpit ok, the jacket will just be up an inch. Same air pocket stitching as the jacket above. Extra open pockets inside where the side pockets are sewed. I think it's an inner pocket?!
So despite the bad sewing and how it raises up my jacket I am still keeping this.
Why? Because there is nothing else like this in color and material I've seen and worn. Just don't make me reach for something high or fold my arms out and up. Good casual jacket wear.
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Ordered online. All sizes were large. If you have a larger chest, the sports bras might be too tight for you. I will definitely keep buying F21 activewear and return ones that are really horrible and not cute. ;)
Photo screenshots from forever21.com