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Sports bras [Apr. 13th, 2006|10:56 am]
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Cycling season is upon us, and I am faced with the sad fact that none of my alleged sports bras is anything more than a glorified cropped tank top. Every bump I hit this morning on my ride to work caused serious jiggles.

So does anyone have good sports bra suggestions? I'm a small-band, large-cup girl, which means I've given up on ever finding anything inexpensive.

Has anyone tried the Enell Sports Bra? According to their website, Oprah apparently endorsed it, but then Oprah also endorsed A Million Little Pieces. Their sizing chart looks like they start at a C-cup, which is encouraging, but before I order, I'd love to know if anyone has any other suggestions.

[User Picture]From: rackletang
2006-04-13 03:33 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I seem to get away with a cheapo Hanes Her Way thing I bought at Target a couple of years ago. It hurts from the squishing, but I get away with it.

Any bra that was designed with the needs of larger racks in mind, though, I'd be willing to give the benefit of the doubt.

Now that I think about it, Oprah's got some boobage, so maybe she knows what she's talking about - on this. (I knew I couldn't get through that without a disclaimer.)
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[User Picture]From: zingerella
2006-04-13 04:50 pm (UTC)
Well, and she did train for a marathon, which means that she's needed a sports bra.
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[User Picture]From: rackletang
2006-04-13 05:44 pm (UTC)
True. I'd check it out, if I were you. :)
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[User Picture]From: pretzelsalt
2006-04-13 04:18 pm (UTC)
"I'm a small-band, large-cup girl"

Me too - and also small strap - which is a problem I find with sports bras - even if they fit around and in the cup - I have extra strap to pin or tie or cry about.

The sad thing is I still wear the same 2 sports bras I have had for like 5 years (and my sister had before me) - I wear them both at once and it seems to work out. I have gained weight though and they are starting to become embarassingly ugly.

I have actually tied a bra down with an ace bandage before too - but I wouldn't recommend that as it turned into a scene from "the mummy flops out" mid bike ride.

YAY for this community.
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[User Picture]From: zingerella
2006-04-13 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah the strap thing.

I seem to do o.k. with racer-back bras, in terms of fit. Problem is they just don't support anything. I might as well ride topless.

Whatever I try, I'll report back on.
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[User Picture]From: pretzelsalt
2006-04-13 04:28 pm (UTC)
" Problem is they just don't support anything"

That's why I wear two at once - they are both useless on their own.
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[User Picture]From: zingerella
2006-04-13 04:33 pm (UTC)
Doesn't that get a bit warm, though?
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[User Picture]From: pretzelsalt
2006-04-13 04:45 pm (UTC)
Nah - but I don't wear them that long - just for a ride or a workout.

I should add though that I am not human and don't sweat like normal folk - so that could be a reason.

It's definatly not sexy - a big uniboob that does get a little moist - but then if they can breathe they can bounce.

Also - I live in Oregon - being too warm isn't usually an issue.

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[User Picture]From: zingerella
2006-04-13 04:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Here in Hogtown, summers can get warm and muggy. And I hate, hate, hate being too hot.

Sexy isn't really a concern when I'm cycling. Cycling shorts are not very flattering on me, and helmet-hair is really not my best look. Plus my face gets blotchy. So really, I just want not to jiggle too much and not to overheat, if at all possible.
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