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Good support, but at a cost.
on February 14, 2012
I decided I had had enough of my cheapo Wal-Mart Danskin brand sports bra, which had no underwires or any other form of support, and which not only offered no more support than those built-in shelf bras found in tops, but that this time, I would instead invest on a true sports bra. I needed something that would hold me in when doing jumping jacks, rather than having me bounce all over the place and ending up with breast pain as a result. I was told that Moving Comfort bras are perfect for us full-figured gals, and decided to research their models. It seemed that the consensus for this model was quite positive, so I decided to go for it.
I ordered the largest size available, a 38DD, which happens to be my everyday bra size, and it arrived quickly. I was worried it wouldn't fit, but it did. Now I am not sure if it's supposed to be so loose that it clasps on the innermost set of hooks like another reviewer mentions, but mine clasps at the last set of hooks. Even then, I got good support as I did a few jumping jacks at home, and had virtually no bounce, which was a relief, and my breasts appreciated it.
However, this bra sits pretty high on the chest, something I wish I had known (it would have helped if Amazon had featured a model wearing the bra so as to give us all an idea as to how it sits), so it seems I won't be able to wear 90% of my yoga tops due to the fact the bra will peak out, which is a bit disappointing. Also, although I don't mind it so much, it does seem to reduce the cup size. A lot. I look like a B/C cup with it on, which I guess is no big deal considering I can afford to lose some cup sizes, but my husband thinks it isn't very flattering, and definitely not for wearing daily with regular clothes (not that I'd want to). It is comfortable and absorbs moisture as promised, but if your concern is having some cleavage, which you won't get at all with this bra, and don't want to sacrifice a downgrade in cup size or a high rise bra, then you probably should reconsider.
Another con is that somehow, this bra gives me some sort of bra overhang under my arm pits that no bra has ever given me. I am hoping the bra will start to lose elasticity with usage and with washing, so that it stops giving me this ill effect. By the way, I don't ever see this overhang when I am naked in front of the mirror, nor when I wear my everyday bra or even a bathing suit. I guess that when you get something that is meant to tighten and hold in your chest, it will also squish the rest of your flesh, and cause that unflattering armpit overhang to magically appear. I have to remember to not lift up my arms, and to not look in the mirror when I am just wearing this bra, as it makes me feel very unsexy and fat. I guess that's the price you pay for having what others consider to be a blessing...
I will suck it up just because I need the support foremost and this bra has surpassed my expectations in that area, but as soon as I see a more figure-flattering model, I will probably switch.