I'm used to the underwired panache sports bra so this was a little different when the lady brought it out for my to try. It's as if Bravissimo have taken the shock absorber DD+ max and improved upon it. It gives a good shape and support for running. Before I've done the hooks up I feel supported. It's weird though as the band doesn't feel tight at all, but the next band down I had no chance of doing up. I went up a back size and down 2 cup sizes to find the best fit.
The straps were tightened in the shop for me, but when I next put it on the figure of 8s at the top of the straps slipped - the lovely ladies of bravissimo said to loosen them and it worked fine - I was worried that I might loose support but I don't seem to have, and it feels kinder on my shoulders too.
So far so good on my runs, and I no longer have the friction marks like I got with my panache one.
I'd love some funner colours though on the back as it doesn't hide great under my running vests.