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Surprisingly supportive and comfortable--Plus, important sizing information,
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This review is from: Medium Control Full Figure Wire-Free Sports Bra (Apparel)
I bought both the industrial-strength (Enell Women's Sports Bra) and this medium-control Enell and have been surprised that the medium-control version is what I wear most often. I would have expected that the medium-control would be unsupportive and that the front would droop and the back ride up. I haven't found that to be a problem. It's become my everyday bra and I'm thrilled finally to have found a bra that is comfortable all day and yet supportive and good looking.
This is not the bra I wear when doing very active exercise, though. It will allow bounce if you're running or jumping. The heavy-duty Sports Enell is what I wear for that. I think it's a good idea to have both versions, because the heavy-duty version is less comfortable (because it compresses tighter), is heavier material and, therefore, hotter, and it gives you a uni-boob look. I find the Sports version to be comfortable enough for several hours, but I start to feel almost claustrophobic if I try to wear it all day long.
One of the biggest benefits of both versions of the Enell bra is the way the straps work. They are wide and closer to the neck than normal bra straps. They are engineered in such a way that the straps don't dig in the way most bra straps do. What a relief not to have straps digging in. A style drawback to this design is that the straps will show if you wear a boatneck style on a top. But, for me, that's a small price to pay for the much greater comfort and support compared to every other bra I've tried.
If you've been looking for a good, comfortable everyday bra for large breasts, this is worth the price.
It's important to know that Enell has its own special sizing and that it's not part of the product information here on Amazon. Here is the sizing information from Enell's website.
00 for busts 32-35", rib cages 27-29" bra sizes 32C, D and DD
0 for busts 34-37", rib cages 29-31" bra sizes 32DDD, 34C-D and 36C
1 for busts 36-39", rib cages 31-33" bra sizes 34DD-DDD and 36D-DD
2 for busts 38-42", rib cages 33-35" bra sizes 36DDD, 38C-D, 40C
3 for busts 41-45", rib cages 35-37" bra sizes 38DD-DDD, 40D-DD
4 for busts 44-48", rib cages 37-39" bra sizes 40DDD, 42D-DD, 44D
5 for busts 47-51", rib cages 39-42" bra sizes 42DDD, 44DD-DDD, 46D
6 for busts 50-54", rib cages 42-46" bra sizes 46DD-DDD, 48D-DD
7 for busts 53-57", rib cages 46-49", bra sizes 48DDD, 50D-DD
8 for busts 56-60", rib cages 49-53", bra sizes 50DDD, 52D-DD
DON'T DESPAIR if you wear a larger cup size than a DDD or there is a larger difference between your bust size and rib cage than in these measurements. That was certainly the case for me, and I was fine with an Enell size based on my bust measurement.
Because Enell bras do have this unique sizing and they fit differently from other bras, it's a very good idea to visit their website to learn all you can about them before ordering. Also, they have very helpful fitting specialists you can call to help you decide what size to order. You can even order a custom bra if absolutely necessary.