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LadyPurl
04-15-2013, 07:49 PM
I need a good one - I'm a 40F. I am not a fan of cross back sports bras they put too much pressure too close to my neck and end up making me feel dizzy for some reason. And I would like something that takes the divide and conquer route with the girls, sweat pooling between them makes me itchy and drives me nuts.

I've never had a good sports bra before so I have no clue where to start - I usually just go buy the cheapy squish the girls together version from Walmart but I'm never happy with them. I really want to try and run a 5K as one of my far off goals and if I am going to work at that I need to find a good comfortable sports bra. Hopefully affordable but I realize that when you aren't standard market sports bra size you usually have to pay more.


Sum38
04-15-2013, 07:52 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Panache-Womens-Underwired-Sports-Bra/dp/B005X5FG2O

One of the 3FC ladies called it as "boob armor". :lol3: But for real this bra is amazing!!! I am BIG breasted like you and my girls stay nicely put during my walks and workouts.

LadyPurl
04-15-2013, 08:23 PM
It says it is underwire - can you feel that when you are wearing it (as in does it come up high under your arm and poke your armpit - I just ditched a bra for that offense).


Sum38
04-15-2013, 08:27 PM
It has wire but I don't think it is restricting. A good bra store will have one of these bras. Go and try one on...but Amazon has them cheaper.

LadyPurl
04-15-2013, 08:54 PM
There is no such thing as a good bra store where I live :) I buy most things from amazon or online. The nearest Walmart is an hour away.

Sum38
04-15-2013, 08:58 PM
Ouch! No Wally's!!! Order on line with a return policy! But I have a feeling you will like it. The only thing... I had to go larger on band. My rib cage may be strange... so don't take it as "advise".

elvislover324
04-15-2013, 09:03 PM
I can't remember what brand mine is but I just started the C25K and it's awesome (my sports bra, that is!).

I got a zip up one (front closure obviously!) and it's the best one I ever had, absolutely no movement at all. Somehow it just seems so much tighter and secure than the ones without closures that you just put over your head.

Just wanted to give you something else to consider!

LadyPurl
04-15-2013, 09:03 PM
Thanks! I found the Enell sports bra as well which may be easier to get in.

Sum38
04-15-2013, 09:07 PM
Enell makes great bras!

lunarsongbird
04-16-2013, 10:16 AM
I should also probably buy a bra, but I'm being stubborn, because I feel like in 10-20 pounds...it will be money wasted, because it wont fit right anymore.

BeachBreeze2010
04-16-2013, 10:43 AM
I have a Victoria's Secret one that I love, but honestly what I always have done is just wear two. Get one with more support and then another one that is just stretchy and wear them both.

Silverfire
04-16-2013, 10:53 AM
I should also probably buy a bra, but I'm being stubborn, because I feel like in 10-20 pounds...it will be money wasted, because it wont fit right anymore.

THIS!^^

I just bought a new one a couple of weeks ago and already it feels like it isn't fitting right. I think I might be able to make it work longer by shortening the straps a bit.

I hate bra shopping. Right now I am kinda in between regular bra sizes and plus sizes. I have a smaller cup size and a larger band size and the plus size store's sup sizes are just a bit too big, and the regular stores band sizes are too small!! I need to find a magic anti-gravity bra for this wedding in June too!

As for sports bra's I am in the wear two camp at the moment. I just wear a regular bra, with an old ratty sports bra over top to keep the moment to a minimum. It works for now :D I don't want to be forking over big money for a new fancy sports bra just to have it not fit right in a couple of months.

berryblondeboys
04-16-2013, 11:00 AM
I wear this one and it works well for me. seems similar in style to the Panache one. I might give the panache one a try too for some less drab colors!

http://www.movingcomfort.com/Maia/350011,default,pd.html

In that brand I can wear their DD just fine whereas in most bras I need an F.

elvislover324
04-16-2013, 01:02 PM
I tried on a smaller sports bra that I had in my drawer this morning after thinking about this thread again. I almost choked myself with it half on. Thank God I managed my way back out of it. But it sure was funny after I was safely free!! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

At least I know now I have one to wear in a month or so!!

LadyPurl
04-16-2013, 01:08 PM
LOL!

I have one that does that to me. It is compounded by the fact that I have a bum shoulder so the act of getting off once it is choking me is comical I'm sure.

Sum38
04-16-2013, 01:16 PM
LOL Elvis

I can't stand the ones that you have to pull over your head. I can't count the times I fought to get one off my sweaty body!! I don't know if you were referring to one of those...

I think ideally I would love a front closure one, but so far I have not run into one. This panache one closes like a bra on the back.

Like Berry mentioned; I as well went with a smaller cup size and it seems to fit fantastic.

berryblondeboys
04-16-2013, 01:21 PM
I can't stand the ones that you have to pull over your head. I can't count the times I fought to get one off my sweaty body!! I don't know if you were referring to one of those...

I tried an over the head one once. I thought I would strangle myself and then, damage my boobs by smashing them flat to my body before having a chance to get them into the cup. NO WAY!!!! A miracle Suit swim suit is bad enough, but at least that pulls up from the bottom, not over the head and across the widest part of you and such... HATE THOSE bras!

ubergirl
04-16-2013, 08:22 PM
Enell is a lifesaver. I can RUN with no problem and the girls don't bounce at all. In fact they don't move. A miracle.