Both of my jeweled magenta goodies are here! I got the jeweled magenta energy bra and heathered jeweled magenta cool racerback. Here’s a quick review of both:
Heathered Jeweled Magenta Cool Racerback
Everybody seemed to be waiting for this one, including me. I ordered it on upload last week in my usual size. It takes til Monday for me to get my orders, so in the meantime, I was reading everyone else’s reports. Most people said theirs were sheer (showing the bra underneath and/or the waistband of their bottoms) and I saw the pics to back it up. Many people sent theirs back for this reason. So, I readjusted my expectations as I waited for the package to show.
When it arrived yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to discover mine actually wasn’t really sheer at all! I’m not sure if I just got a good batch or what. In my pics, I’m wearing a fatigue camo energy bra, and maybe if you look closely you can see that it’s darker where my bra is, but it’s not nearly as dramatic as other pics I’ve seen and, in my opinion, only noticeable if you’re looking for it. YAY! (Of course, your mileage may vary!)
That said, the fabric is on the thinner side, as many CRBs (especially the heathered ones) have been lately. It *is* quite soft, however. The fabric is slicker than a solid-colored CRB because it’s a polyester/nylon blend instead of just nylon. I don’t mind that the fabric is a bit thinner since it’s also soft. Some of the other CRBs lately have felt both thin and not as soft, which is not my favorite combination. But a thin-ish, soft CRB can be a nice option to have for summer, especially since my workouts really started heating up this past week.
I popped the tags off this one already–definite keepers. Also, the color looks awesome with my ray speed shorts!
Currently, only size 12 is in stock on the website (US side), though I expect more will pop back up as returns come in.
Jeweled Magenta Energy Bra
As soon as I pulled this one out of the package, I was surprised by how small it looked even though it’s my normal energy bra size. To check whether I was just seeing things, I held it up to my harbor blue energy bra. Sure enough, the JM is a bit smaller all around. I checked it against a few of my other energy bras and the result was the same.
When I put it on, it didn’t really feel different from normal. Of course, anytime I get a new bra, it always feels a bit on the tight side at first, but not uncomfortably so. For me, I don’t really see this as a bad thing, since my bras inevitably lose some of their elasticity over many wears and washes anyway.
I’m currently planning on keeping this one, too, since my bra stash desperately needs shades of pink (and other lighter colors, for that matter).
The jeweled magenta energy bra is still available in all sizes online as of this writing (on the US side).