For the Ladies: Sports Bras?

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Rae1219

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 15:08
Hey Ladies,

Was wondering if anyone had good suggestions for a comfortable/sturdy brand of sports bra? Without going into too much detail, I am quite well endowed for my frame, and bras without an underwire are absolutely out of the question.
Just looking for some ideas before I waste money on another one that doesn't get the job done. Thanks!
Rachel

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daydreemer2

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 15:25
Hi Rachel - Sounds like we're in the same boat. I bought an Enell sports bra and it's the first one I've found that really works for me. It fits tight, but is comfortable and believe me, the "girls" are not going to be jumping around. Just google Enell and you'll find many links. They are rather pricey, but worth it. Good luck.
Jolene78

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 15:30
I am a DD and the best thing that works for me is a regular bra with a sports bra over it. I have found that "double bagging" them even with a cheap sports bra on top works better than expensive sports bras.
Lindajuliot

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 15:33
LMAO @ Jolene I have been doing that since high school, thought I was the only one! Its the only way I can get though a workout.
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Hoser

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 15:43
I run with a fairly supportive but not exceptional sports bra, and over that I wear a sports tank top with a built-in bra-type thing. Neither of them is quite enough by itself, but the combination of the two works very well.
Rae1219

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 15:51
daydreemer2 wrote:
Hi Rachel - Sounds like we're in the same boat. I bought an Enell sports bra and it's the first one I've found that really works for me. It fits tight, but is comfortable and believe me, the "girls" are not going to be jumping around. Just google Enell and you'll find many links. They are rather pricey, but worth it. Good luck.


Thanks! Looking into it now. It seems like my measurements match up perfectly with one of their sizes so I may give it a go!
Rachel

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gnat824

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 16:17
Champion makes some great underwire sports bras that I find work with my C cup- my faves are models that close in back so they're easier to take on and off. I'm really not a big fan of the standard over-the-head style. I've had a couple of the Champion Sport No Poke Wire® Bra Style CH1695 for a couple of years now, so they hold up really well.
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AnnaPo

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 17:37
Sports bras are tricky, but not impossible for me to find--and like Hoser, I like the sports bra plus built-in shelf bra method.

What I'm on a quest for now is a swimsuit (suitable for lap swimming, not lounging) that has some support. Any support. I mean, come on manufacturers, it's not like I'm going for a jog in the suit, but I really would like to keep the girls in place, at least.
relz

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 17:50
I'll also recommend Kalyx bras. http://www.gokalyx.com/

They have special designs for larger sizes. I like their running bras because they have a double strap in the back, the lower of which is adjustable. Hard to describe, but very effective.

If you have questions or any doubts about sizing, just send them a note....They are very kind and responsive via email.

For no-bounce exercise, the "Stay-Put" is the most comfortable sports bra I've ever worn. I love it. For cardio-bounce activities, go for the Extremist or the Embrace running bra.
Rae1219

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 17:51
@AnnaPo
Don't even start me on swimsuits. I don't get why they can't just make them like bras but in brighter colors/patterns and the swim material. It's like they assume that anyone shopping for a bikini or exercise type suit has nothing or is looking to add to what they have!
All we ask for is some support and a little lining!
Rachel

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MandaJoMiles

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 18:17
Rae,
I am very large busted and have always struggled with this. I recently purchased a Danskin one at Walk-Mart that has a zipper in the front. I thought that I would just wear it around the house for chores and such, but I have actually done aerobics and jogged in it! It seems that the zipper in the front is a good thing! (Still not sure how it helps, but it does!)

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missyewhodat

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 19:09
I asked an aerobics instructor one time about this. She gave me the best advice that really works. Find a sports bra and style that you like (I like the Champion from Target) and wear two. You can mix colors or whatever under your workout gear. It works for me, and I am large busted too.
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Lisamooreatc

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 20:24
I got a swimsuit last summer from Athleta designed for giant boobs. It was the first swimsuit I've had that has given me support throughout the day. Normally a day at the pool gives me chest pains at the end of the night from the sagging ladies. They've got some heavy duty sports bras too I was looking at since I had success with the swimsuit. The problem is they're about $50. But may be worth it. Right now I use two but they still bounce around like jell-o jigglers. Only now they're compressed into torpedos full speed ahead.
Green...

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Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 07:03
Shock absorber ones are good - I also like the ones from M&S
DietNinja

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Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 08:21
Target has surprisingly good sportsbras. Look for ones with a seam going across the cup.
ellyfranklin

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Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 11:01
I tried one on by Bali the other night that I really liked. It had snaps, which I love. Who wants to put a bra on over their head??
thqueenbe

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Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 11:20
Moving comfort - one of them has underwire, and usually the cups are real cups that help out w/ - um - showthru. I am a lucky DD girl, and to be honest, I still prefer New Balance Compression type. Feels MUCH more comfy than underwire and the girls don't do any moving around.. Wink
Tubbs McGee

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Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 11:37
I'm a big fan of the plain old Sportek bras. They're reasonably priced (between $10-$25), nicely padded (no show-through), moisture wicking and they're incredibly comfy! I'm a 33D, and they keep my girls comfortable, and strapped down.
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Jolene78

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Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 11:47
On a similar note, why is it that size A and B bras are always cute and frilly, and D or DD bras come in black or brown in the same shades as granny panties?
shmiller

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Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 12:13
Have you tried a MiracleSuit swimsuit? I just bought one from Eddie Bauer (they're always backordered so you may have to wait), and I love loVE LOVE it!! I'm a 40DD { at least for a few more monthsWink } and I searched for a supportive/minimizer. The suit is super cute, many colors and shapes, and was very durable. I wore it last weekend with my kids at an indoor waterpark, and even schlumping up the stairs to the big slides, my girls were intact. They're really expensive, but I would say a good suit is totally worth it.
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