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Looking for a lingerie review or more information on a product before purchasing? You’ve come to the right place.

In this series, we’re sharing our favorite styles (and a few reasons why you’re sure to love them too.)

Parfait Active Sports Bra

Construction

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Parfait Active Sports Bra P5542 in Rabbit/White

The Parfait Active Wireless Sports Bra is a wire-free sports bra designed for low to medium impact sports. This wireless style is a supportive alternative to a sports bra with underwire. The cups are lined for opacity and feature strategic seams to contour and shape the bust. The minimal stretch fit of the cups helps to keep your bust in place throughout your workout.

This sports bra is more than just a pretty design. Each design detail serves a purpose. The sheer mesh top provides breathability and helps to wick moisture away from the skin. The straps can be worn regular or criss-cross by the sliding the hooks into different slots – making this a great sports bra for anyone with narrow shoulders or anyone who struggles with their bra straps falling off their shoulders.

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Parfait Active Sports Bra P5542 in Rabbit/White

Fit

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Parfait Active Sports Bra P5542 in Tea Berry

Finding a supportive wireless sports bra can be challenging, but the Parfait Active Wireless Sports Bra excels in this area. The snug, supportive band is cut wide with a firm fit to secure the bra in place and keep it from rolling up. The seamed cups provide light lift for the bust without compressing the breast tissue in an unflattering way. The moisture-wicking Coolpass fabric feels comfortable and durable. The sheer breathable mesh panel makes the full coverage fit feel modern and sexy (which can be hard to do with a sports bra in D+ cup sizes when support typically takes priority over style). Lastly, the wide band and multi-hook and eye closure make it easy to customize the fit.

This sports bra fits true to size. When shopping for a new sports bra, remember that a sports bra will likely fit snugger than your regular bras because of its fabrication and function. That doesn’t mean that the sports bra should feel tight; instead, it should feel comfortably snug. Even with a wireless style like this one, you’ll still want to make sure that your breast tissue is completely contained within the bust seams.

If you don’t like how underwire feels in a sports bra and you’re looking for more support than a lightweight yoga bra, the Parfait Active Wireless Sports Bra is definitely worth trying on.

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Parfait Active Sports Bra P5542 in Tea Berry

Related: How To Choose The Right Sports Bra


How to style the Parfait Active Wireless Sports Bra

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Parfait Active Sports Bra P5542 in Black

This sports bra can easily be worn on its own or under an activewear top or zip-up jacket. The design and fit transition from yoga and pilates to walking and light cardio. Add a pair of high waisted leggings and your favorite workout shoes and you’re good to go!

The Parfait Active Wireless Sports Bra is available in three colors: Black, Rabbit/White, and Tea Berry. All three styles feature the same supportive design, wireless cups, and fabulous fit.

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Parfait Active Sports Bra P5542 in Black

Care

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Proper care is crucial if you want your lingerie to last. We recommend washing bras and panties in cold water and avoiding the dryer at all costs. Hand washing lingerie is the gentlest option (as it involves the least amount of agitation), but machine washing on the delicate cycle is also an option if you don’t have time to hand wash. If you do machine wash your bras, be sure to hook them first, separate the colors (bright colors may bleed onto your light-colored bras), and sort them into mesh lingerie bags. Panties should also be sorted by color and placed in separate bags so the bra hooks don’t snag delicate underwear.

To wash, use a gentle detergent or laundry soap designed for lingerie and wash them on a delicates cycle in cold water. Once they’re washed, either hang dry them (drape the center front of the bra over the hanger – don’t hang a wet bra by its straps) or lay them flat to dry (away from sunlight which can cause the colors to fade over time) with the cups facing up.

Lastly, be extra careful when storing your bras. For molded bras, line them up in a drawer with the cups facing up – one bra in front of the other. Unlined bras, bralettes, and non-molded sports bras can be folded in half and stacked on top of each other to save space. Panties can be folded and sorted by color or style in a lingerie drawer.

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One last thing…

Education is a big part of my job as a bra fitter. I feel fortunate to be partnering with Parfait on creating lingerie-related content with the goal of helping readers make educated and empowered shopping decisions. There is so much to bra fitting that we can’t cover in a single blog post, so the goal since the very beginning of the blog has been to tackle it one article at a time.

If you have any questions about any of these products or if you would like us to do a review on one we haven’t done yet, let us know in the comments below.


Related: A 3-Step Guide To Buying The Perfect Sports Bra


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Parfait Active Sports Bra P5542 in Rabbit/White

We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for new sports bras, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Parfait Active Sports Bra P5542 in Black

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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