I really appreciate the suggestions on where to buy great sports bras for bigger chested woman. I have an extremely hard time finding QUALITY sports bras that provide excellent support in regualr stores like Target, Wal-Mart, and even Lane Bryant! I already bought one bra from Moving Comfort (I've tried on Enell before, they're INCREDIBLE, but way to expensive). I'll let you know what I think when I get it! I am so excited about getting a high quality, high impact bra for bigger busts!
In my humble opinion, this article makes sports bras WAY too complicated. I have several sports bras I bought at Target 9-10 years ago & am still wearing--they show none of the "wearing out" signs listed, though after washing them I dry them in the dryer (low heat). The most expensive sports bras I ever bought are Champions, about $17 at Target; they are extremely comfortable & will also last a long time.
Granted, I'm not a marathoner, but I do run & work up a good sweat. At least for those of us who are not big-busted, sports bras need not be a major investment.
It would be a good idea to mention what kinds of sports "bras" are available for men. A surgeon I consulted with recently told me that men who run a lot are susceptible to "runner's nipple"--irritation of the nipple caused by T-shirt friction. I imagine garments have been designed to help guys prevent this--?
3/17/2009 11:21:33 AM
These measurement instructions are general and don't work for everyone. I've seen them a hundred times and they just don't work for me at all. If you have an odd chest-to-body-size ratio (larger or smaller than normal breasts for your size and shape), then trial and error may be your only hope.
So don't just take the numbers for gospel, do try things on. I buy everything from Victoria's Secret... not because they're great (they're ok), but because at least their sizes are consistent across the board. Sports bras are especially hard if you have a smaller band size and a larger chest... the smaller size bras constrict the breasts TOO much, but the larger sizes aren't snug around the band and end up shifting :(. I can imagine someone with a larger band size and a smaller chest having the same issue.
What a well put together article! I really need this and was pretty overwhelmed at the thought of even starting to look! Thanks SO much!!!!
3/17/2009 9:53:26 AM
Wacoal-America makes a great sport bra in which the size range is from a 34B to 40DDD.
3/17/2009 9:46:57 AM
It's hard to find sports bras for bigger sizes. I've only found one in my size, and it would only be medium support, though it would be maximum support for an A or B cup. How can bigger women get the most support?
That's very interesting, and reminds me I should probably look at getting a new sports bra as I'm fairly sure I've grown in the chest department since I last purchased one. I'd like to reccomend Hogengård of Sweden's sports bras (designed for horseback riding) for women in Sweden, as these are by a huge margin the most comfortable and best-designed sports bras I've encountered. Unfortunately they do not have an English language option on their website.
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