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Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?
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Fruit of the Loom Microfiber Stretch bra, 3 for $12 at the Walsmart, and I wear two at once. Can't go wrong.
I tried on some $70 contraption at Victoria's Secret, but all they carry are the racer back style. I wear a 36DD, and racer back bras put pressure on my upper spine and cause back pain. I tried explaining this to the A-cup salegirl when I handed the bra back to her, telling her I didn't want it, and she looked at me like I was nuts.
I'm not sure this article was all that much help...I always have a hard time finding clothes that fit me, but bras are by far the worst, usually I just get a compression one in the largest size a store has. Most the stores I go to don't carry my size, or charge a ridiculous amount for one that is my "measured" size but still uncomfortable. Every place I go I'm measured a different size. I don't know if I just have a very thick body shape or if I'm just going to the wrong places. I can't afford to spend $70+ on a bra, assuming I even find my size. According to the guide in this article, I need a 42 DDD/F. I have a strapless/convertible one I got for a wedding from Lane Bryant that is uncomfortable but best I could find, it's a 44B. www.herroom.com only found 3 bras it could recommend for me that are available in my size and they are All $70 or more. Ok, rant over.
I really like the Moving Comfort Maia bra. It is comfortable enough for everyday wear, but I am not bouncing all over the place when I am on the elliptical or doing sprints on the stationary bike. I order them on-line from Brooks Running, and they have a 90 day trial period. If you don't like it, you can return it for free, no questions asked. They have free shipping, even to Hawaii (and yes, this is a big deal). They are expensive, but definitely worth it, to me.
The article should have mentioned that the best place to shop for bras (sports and any other kind) is at a lingerie shop or high end department store. Especially if this is the first time you are really going to look for a bra that fits properly, trained staffers that can help you judge the fit are key. Many women wear the wrong size bra. Find the right size for you and you will be so much happier and more comfortable.
I have found that Victoria's Secret has THE BEST sports bra. Wide bra straps, hidden underwire, some zip up the front (which I think is the best option for the busty ladies, like myself), and of course they're nicely colored. Look for sales! When we bought mine, they were buy one get one half off. They might be pricey but they are SO worth it. Any VS bra I have purchased lasts years! And the best part...we spent at least $75 so we got the free tote, lol. I love the free totes.
With all of the technology we have today, you would think someone could make a bra that really fits and offers FULL coverage, I hate boob muffins!!!
I just want a bra that covers ALL of me and keeps my breasts from falling out of my bra when I work out.
Come on America, lets do this!!!
I have tried many times over many years to measure myself using this method and i order a bra and it never NEVER fits.
I finally broke down and ordered the Enell sports bra and it is the only bra I wear now.
and No I DONT work for them, I am not paid to tell this.
I dont buy or wear any other kind of bra
I keep two for every day wear and two for workout.
get different colors to keep track of them.
They are expensive, but you can find sites where you can get 5 dollars off per bra if you order two.
I long for the day when I can buy a bra off the shelf or measure myself and order a bra according to the measurements and have it fit.
I have been trying for a decade to get br surgery and my ins wont pay.
I live in pain every single day of my life.
Yet, they wont pay, they say its cosmetic.
I struggle, but the enell bra does offer me some support and relief.
This doesn't help. All the sports bras I see are Small, Medium, Large, etc. Nobody measures sports bras in the same manner as a regular one.
All of these bras are crazy expensive! Doesn't duct tape work just as well?
I absolutely do not agree with this method, or something is missing. My bust measurement is 35 the band width is 32, but I can barely clasp most 35's. And the difference between my bust and band is 3", but I am not a C cup. I often have to go up to a 36 for comfort and then have to get an A cup. If I can find a 35 that fits right I usually get a B cup. Also a lot of sports bras are S, M, L, XL so not #s
For plus size ladies, the Ulla Dessous Kate Sports bra is a bit pricey but well worth it. You can get it with wire or without and depending on the one you choose, it goes up to a size n!
You can order it online at bbasic lingerie (http://www.bbasiclingerie.com/bras/sports
I always prefer to use sports bra while doing yoga and exercise ..Along with that I prefer to use along with t-shirts so that it gives more comfort
The best sports bra for those D or over is sport by cacique. They have underwires and lightly padded wider straps that are easily adjusted. I wear mine for tennis and aerobic type activities and have no bounce, no digging in, and no neck or shoulder pain even when wearing for a whole day. After I wore mine for the first time, I came home, threw out every other sports bra I owned and bought two more.
Maybe you are not familiar with the sports bra, not to mention the way to choice. When you need a sports bra, you may confused by so many kinds of styles in the market. http://www.amazon.com/Yvette-Closure-Bra-H
My friend owns an underwear shop and I have mine measured every time because each make can be massively different. Even different styles from the same brand can mean you need a different size. It doesn't cost to have one fitted and you can always find the right make and size and then buy it cheaper online when you know that a professional has fit it. To be perfectly honest, now that I have all my bras fitted by an expert I would never just buy because the difference, not just during exercise but for the rest of the time is unbelieveable. Those little pains in your legs, hips, neck etc can all be attributed to poor posture because of incorrect bra fitting. I'm a uk 34 H and I can do any exercise with only 1 properly fitted bra. All these different methods of self measurement do not take into account manufactures difference that someone trained can identify by knowledge.
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