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Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?
A Guide for Women of All Shapes and Sizes
7/23/2009 10:07:34 AM
As someone who failed the infamous Glamour Pencil Test at the tender age of 21, I have serious, longstanding appreciation for this article! It's a must-read for all of us who can't even remember what perkiness once was!
Champion has some really great bras. I wear a 38DD and mine kinda sag a bit from my 100lb weightloss...but the champion one w/ underwire and molded cup that have velcro adjustable straps and clasp in the back are AMAZING. i wish i knew the model name..maybe powersleek or something. It's about $42.
"I am a 38J and I swear by Shock Absorber Level 4and I get them from figleaves.com. I don't bounce at all. I love my Shock Absorber bras."
I just bought a new one last week, and they only went up to HH : ( I would've grabbed the J if they had had it-the HH is a little snug (I'm in between 34HH and 34J right now) I also wish this article would post resources for larger-breasted women. Most women I know who wear larger cup sizes (DD+) don't have a clue where to shop.
unfortunatly, the larger your breasts are, the harder it is to find one. i'm a 44J and everyone recommends the enell, but i've never tried it because of price and the fact that most of the sites i've seen them on have a no-return policy on the larger sizes because they're "special orders". the most comfortable and most reasonably priced sports bra i've found is from old navy plus. it's a compression style, but it's cut to allow for larger breasts (the sisters don't come out the top like they do with most compression styles i've tried), it's made out of a moisture-wicking fabric, and it comes in a 1X-4X - based on their size chart, i'm a 4X but i get good comfort and motion control with a 3X. Highly recommend to other busty women on a budget! it's only $14.50!!!!
I have always had the wors time trying to find an effective sports bra for my size 38DD-DDD chest. When I was in basic I wore two sports bras at the same time to minimize bounce and pain when running. What I do now is the most comfortable. I found an excellent bra at Lane Bryant, I dont know what it is called. It's a regular day to day bra that has an amazing amount of support, and the straps can be changed into multiple styles or worn without. When I work out I put my compression sports bra on over this bra and have never had such comfortable work outs. I get the support (Uplift) I need and the restriction (Compression) to reduce the bounce. Plus I don't look like I have a uni-boob that has been flattened into one large pancake. Looking good at the gym is always a plus!
I'm not sure I agree with how this article recommends finding your size. On many sites I've been to (and from an auntie who works for Victoria's Secret) the old rule of adding 3 inches to your rib measurement to get your band size is out. I never used it anyway. That's way of measuring is why there are so many women out there with bands sliding around and adding no support.
I get my bras from breakoutbras.com. Even if you get yours somewhere else, their sizing guide is the best by far http://www.breakoutbras.com/sizing.html
I wish the article had mentioned sports nursing bras in large sizes. I wear a 40I and haven't found a tolerable one anywhere yet.
You can find sports bras in your size AND compare for the best online price at intimateguide.com. If you go here: http://www.intimateguide.com/products/bran ds/ you can search by brand. I recommend Enell (Oprah's fave) and Freya.
There is something missing from the measuring instructions. You should take measurments with your arms down at your sides. Thus, you should usually have someone else take them for you.
Remember the support comes from the right BAND size. If your band is too big and you can reach behind you and pull it out 4 inches from your back, you are not going to get proper support. Thus - sagging. ugh.
FREYA makes an ACTIVE bra line that comes in BIG BRA SIZES and their bras are encapsulation and dry fast. I run in them and LOVE them!
NO way, with this way of measuring it says I'm a 38 B, but I'm a 38 DDD, measured by Lane Bryant and at Vic. Secrets. I'm def. not a B cup.
3/19/2009 10:48:23 AM
Thanks for the information. I didn't know there was more to wearing a proper sports bra than stopping the jiggling while walking and jogging. I went to my favourite store, and lo and behold, a very good line of sports bras was on 45% off! It feels great and fits properly.
There's a sports bra fitness line I've come across that I really love and it will fit up to a DD size cup - Gracie's Gear. The website is www.graciesgearandtraining.com and it's sold in most states at local run/walk stores. CHECK IT OUT and I think you'll love it.
The main feature with this bra is a "power pouch" on the front to hold your IPOD, gels if you train for long distance events, cell phone, medicine...etc. The pocket is designed so it never NEVER bounces when I fill it with all my stuff. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
3/18/2009 10:02:14 PM
I wear a 38H bra, where can I find a sports bra in my size?
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