Oiselle Gifted Verrazano Bra ReviewMay 30, 2017
- Four-strap system reduces stress on shoulders
- Adjustable straps create personalized fit
- Removable cups
- Higher neckline for more coverage and support
- Adjustable straps can bunch up
- Minimal chest ventilation
- Larger cup sizes may have side exposure
- Moderate support for C/D cups while running
The unique design of the Oiselle Gifted Verrazano Bra creates more coverage around the chest and adjustability in the straps than the other bras tested, and it is a versatile bra for a range of cup sizes. The adjustable straps are a convenient feature, but also make for a less streamlined look and feel if the straps bunch up at all. Support for C/D cups is best during medium-impact activities, but the increased chest coverage doesn’t create enough compression for complete support while running.
The athletic material of the Gifted Verrazano Bra is smooth on skin, although the shoulder straps can create some irritability if they move against the skin or are pressed into skin with a pack.
The Gifted Verrazano Bra purposefully fits snug against the body. The higher neckline does provide more coverage, but may come above some athletic tank tops or shirts. Mobility in the shoulders is good, but some skin to fabric chaffing may occur for larger cup sizes where bra fabric may rub on exposed side chest areas.
The fabric is a poly-spandex compression which supports C/D cups, but some of the support is lost during high-impact activities. Four shoulder straps on the Gifted Verrazano Bra can decrease stress points and also hold up more chest without shoulder strain.
The internal cup design of the bra is athletic mesh, but otherwise is a flush fabric throughout. Increased coverage on theGifted Verrazano Bra means more fabric, so the ventilation is average.
The Gifted Verrazano Bra combines the classic athletic bra style of the racer-back, with the over-the-shoulder strap style of a traditional t-shirt bra. The four adjustable straps work together to provide support, but can also feel like a lot going on around the upper chest and shoulders.
These bras were tested for three months while running in both warm and cold weather conditions. Time spent wearing each bra and running ranged from short 20 minute interval sessions to more casual fun runs, to trail and road running races.
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