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FIBERARTIST219 Posts: 122
7/17/11 7:48 P

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I am a 32G, and I wear a Shock Absorber bra. They are ugly as sin, but they completely eliminate the bounce. I had to get an extender for mine, because the band was way too tight, even though all my other bras in that size fit just fine. I couldn't return it since I took the tags off while I was trying it on. I made it work though.

I got mine from www.figleaves.com. They have others there too. I also recommend www.barenecessities.com and www.bravissmo.com for larger sizes. If you like buying things in a store rather than online, I would go to Nordstroms, or a specialty bra shop.

I hate it that it's so hard to find bras that fit in larger sizes, when there are so many of us out there that don't fit into normal bras. I wish lingerie manufacturers would look around at all the large chests running around and start making ,more stuff for us.

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5/3/11 7:51 A

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for us bigger chested girls i reccomend justmysize.com more cup and band sizes emoticon

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4/18/11 11:17 P

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Rismommy:
Fair warning, the Underarmor bras are both very tight. At first I thought I'd never get used to them, but after wearing them to a few workouts I can't imagine ever being without them again. From a certain point of view the tightness makes sense. I'm only 36D, not DD, but still, the only way to keep them from flopping all over the place is to literally tie them down.

The thing with the Underarmor is that it's tight where it needs to be, but not so tight in the strap around my ribs that I can't breathe. They have form-pressed types of cups that kind of "grab around" and then nail the rebellious tissue down against the ribs behind them, and though certain moves tug at the shoulder straps it hasn't been painful yet. And they are really easy to keep clean, as long as you remember to put them on the gentle cycle, and to not tumble dry them on anything above "low". (The print inside it says the fabric's special "restrictive properties" will be lost from high heat.)

How's that for a review! emoticon

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I bought mine at Dick's Sporting Goods, and their fitting room was large enough that I was able to do jumping jacks and running in place and even a couple of push-ups on the floor, to make sure my shoulders could move properly. That's how I ended up with the Underarmor, the other brands I was trying on all failed The Jumping Jack Test. So if you're not sure, I would strongly recommend trying them on in the store and run or jump or whatever you need to do in them. That will give you a good idea of how effective they will be for aerobics and running.

Edited by: GRAYWARDEN at: 4/18/2011 (23:25)
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4/18/11 9:06 P

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I'm glad to hear the underarmor ones work!! I've lkooked at em a few times but i've spent so much money on ones that say their so supportive and their not!!! I have a champion one also that isn't racerback and has like velcro straps which sounds weird but it's not..and nothing at all moves but their super tight to so somtimes it kinda feels like I can't breath..which is just more motivation to loose weight I spose hahaha maybe 10 more pounds and I'll be able to breath when I do cardio who knows!! I jusdt got a moving comfort one and it's not bad..i'd do yoga or like weights and some low impact stuff but I wouldn't run in it. and I'm a 36DD btw

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4/18/11 11:50 A

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I'm a 36DD and I have the same problem. I have to and always wear 2 bras (I call it double bagging). I have yet to find a sports bra that I can wear solo, let alone a regular bra that never bothers me at some point during the day. Plus I get intense trapezius (shoulder tenden/muscle) pain from wearing razor back sports bras but they're the only things that work. I like running so I've just had to deal with it, but the intense shoulder pain can really take my focus off of my running and ruin a workout. I'm definitely going to look into the nike and enell bras, so thanks for those suggestions. For now I've been using champion.

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4/14/11 11:55 P

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After reading this thread, and the excellent Spark article on what to look for when buying a new sports bra (I desperately needed a new one, since working out was physically painful for me), I ended up splurging on two Underarmor sports bras that claimed they were good for "high impact" support. One of them is a pull-over, the other zips up in the front, and they both have wide straps that cross in the back.

I wore one of them to my workout tonight, and did the usual warm-up -- and nothing moved!! Nothing! Not even during jumping jacks!

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This was so worth every single penny spent on them! I love my new sports bra, and I am now going to go wash it in gentle detergent and follow the was hand care instructions to the letter, so it lasts as long as possible. I will treat it with tender love and gentle affection.

I am so glad I found it. emoticon

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YINYANGWRITER's Photo YINYANGWRITER Posts: 76
3/29/11 4:47 A

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I agree with some of the previous posters that the Nike sportswear is quite supportive. I just happened upon these when shopping a sale at Macy's. I have two sports bra workout tank tops and a regular nike sports bra and all work well...Mind you, I usually wear the regular sports bra under the bra top tank and that is enough support. Also, I often wear a combination of an Enell sports bra and the bra top tank from Nike. I used to avoid Nike because of their known labor abuses though so there is a downside to buying these. The Nike bras are definitely more supportive than any other sportswear that I have purchased though. I am always happen when they are fresh and clean but have just two tops so they don't stay clean for long...

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GIRLUNDEFEATED's Photo GIRLUNDEFEATED Posts: 735
1/18/11 8:47 P

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I will swear by the Cacique Balconette Bras!! You can buy them at Lane Bryant or on www.lanebryant.com .
Now mind you they are not cheap (they usually have some really good sales throughout the year though), but I have never found a better/more supportive bra! They are worth the money to me. :D Hope you can find a solution!

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1/18/11 3:50 P

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When I had a bigger chest I LOVED Bali bras for a regular everyday bra. You can get them at JCPenneys.

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1/18/11 1:43 P

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also have big boobs 40D and higher with some bra's. I do have tons of issues with sports bra's and i wear 2 sometimes 3 to secure them.
but what about regular bra's what do you girls wear because i've been getting severe back pain and can't find a supportive enough bra. it's becoming unbearable especially since I stand in one place literally 7 hours a day at work on solid concrete.

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1/17/11 2:24 P

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I used to have a problem finding a sports bra. At my biggest, I was a 38I. I loved the sports bra by Natori. It is pricey, around $50.00 but it is very supportive and works well. I was glad for my breast reduction. It makes working out a lot easier.

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1/14/11 9:59 P

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I am a little late in this topic but I can definitely contribute. I am 40DD and sports bras have always been utterly useless. For a girl who loves high intensity exercise this issue was both embarrassing and extremely painful, I had gotten to the point of wearing three or four sports bras just for any measure of control. My solution was finally found in the Enell bra. It is not perfect and it is pricey, but it works better then any sports bra I have ever tried, it does not leave me in pain and yes it actually controls "bounce". I can now comfortably do jumping jacks, jump rope, jog, etc. It is like a maximum security prison for your chest! I love it! Thus ends my infomercial. :D www.enell.com/

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REEREE02 Posts: 3
12/30/10 1:06 A

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I also have a large chest, 40DD. I love my Nike sports bra. I had always worn champion, but when I started running it wasn't enough support. I always make sure my Nike sports bra is clean and ready to go when I know I will be running that day. Here is a link to check it out. It is even on sale, which is a bonus! http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?cp=USNS_KW
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11/17/10 5:06 A

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Ladies I have the perfect solution. You each need to donate some of your boobs to me. LOL I am so kidding. On a serious note, I saw on Oprah and in some of my women's fitness magazines that Enell sports bras are the best for fuller chested women. They are a little more expensive but I hear they are awesome, and if you take care of it it probably will be well worth the money. Hope this helps. www.amazon.com/Enell-Sports-Bra-00-B
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AUDRA808 Posts: 3
11/15/10 9:34 P

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Hi, so I have large breasts too, 36DD. I am the same way when it comes sports bras. I hate hate hate running or doing anything that makes my boobs bounce. So i have found and invested in champion sports bras. They have different types of support but of course I go for maximum support and I wear 2 when running. Its the only thing that ive found to work with big boobs. And sometimes I'll wear a size smaller so its snug just for working out purposes. Good luck and hope it helps.

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11/11/10 8:32 A

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44 DD here, with massive chest pain issues. Trying just to find a bra is an insane task. There's one at Wal-mart I've been getting, though it's actually to small. So, at first, I get the muffin tops that make my boobs look silly; then eventually they become these stretched out useless piles of cotton that I don't even know why I wear.

So if you find something decent, let me know too!

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11/4/10 7:22 A

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I soooo feel your pain! When working out, I often wish I had a smaller bust line because it does hurt. I haven't found a sports bra that I like so far.

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10/25/10 4:49 P

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I am actually a D cup and I have had the most success with the Nike sports bras. They are a little more expensive, but they support you ten times better!

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1/1/10 3:53 P

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I wear a size 38 D – DD bra…. It physically hurts to work out unless I wear a razorback bra and two sports bras…. Can anyone recommend a sports bra that will do the job of my three?

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