Oh, wow! I didn't know the Enell bras were the Biggest loser bras! Thanks for your reply because I was looking for a bra to support almost all of the activities you listed. I'm definitely going to by a couple of them now. Thanks again!
WHEW! ...Been there with sports bras. I'm pretty heavy-chested/full-breasted. For regular bras, I buy bras for the cup and modify the bands for proper fit. (Thank goodness Mom taught me how to sew!)
Anyways - the absolute best sports bras I've used invested in are Enell brand bras. Well worth the money, and can last a very long time with proper care and rotation. The way I see it, I save on not stretching out my 'regular' bras, not having to buy a ton of 'trying-to-accomodate-larger-sizes-but-not -considering-bounce-and-weight' bras..
I've worn Enell sports bras for more than 12 years and they are exceptional. I have done cardio kickboxing, HIIT training, Stairmasters, elliptical machines, jogging, moving people in/out of apartments..Well, you get the picture - wearing Enell bras.
BTW - you may have wondered about what bras of the 'larger chested' ladies on the Biggest Loser were wearing. Yes, they were Enell bras.
~Dhamana, a.k.a Dmshaykz - not a spokesperson, but an avid fan! :) p.s. - feel free to send me a message if you have questions.
You probably already know this, but another common trick is to wear two together, or wear both a bra and a longer fitted bra-style top.That may especially be useful as you lose weight, when you're between sizes.
Thanks everyone for your tips! @ Azulvioleta6 I've heard good things about the Champion c9 sports bras and I went ahead and ordered the plus size bras from the champion website in a 2x and 3x, so we'll so how they work out.
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I've not tried the Old Navy bras. It's so hard to judge quality with Old Navy unless you can actually SEE the item, and I don't think they carry plus sizes in the stores.
Even though I am only a DD, I find that sports bras don't really work for me for intense exercise. They are fine for walking or wearing around the house, but not for dancing or running. What I do is wear a well-fitted underwire bra (Cacique) plus a shaper top (the inexpensive ones from Target work well and last forever...I think they are called Self Expressions) over the bra. This seems to distribute the force over a larger area--less bouncing, less pain. This way I don't feel like I am going to fall out in the way that I do with sports bras either.
Just a thought.
I like the Champion c9 sports bras at Target, though again, not enough support for heavy exercise. I wear a L as a 38DD...I bet the XXL might fit you.
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Buy the best you can afford. Bouncing beauties HURT!
I bought 2 expensive ones years ago that I used off and on and now use regularly that still support well and they have held up beautifully.
I watch Double Diva's on TV they make bra's and specialize in them and they have a website that you can contact them and they'll give you advice the name of the site is livi rae lingerie. I've seen them make bra's for people who have girls that are almost as large as an ottoman I'm not kidding, they're really good. Good Luck!
I'm a size 40K bra size, and I'm having an extremely hard time finding a sports bra that holds and supports (not to mention prevents too much bouncing). I've found the Enell brand, but I'm using the Enell bras as a last option because they're so pricey. Can anyone with my size or similar cup size recommend other brands or recommendations for my size? I've also seen the Old Navy Plus size sports bra, but should I even give them a try as well?
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