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If you like Moving Comforts Fiona or Juno youll LOVE this!,
This review is from: La Isla Women's High Impact Wire Free Non Padded Powerful Seam Free Sports Bra (Apparel)
I'm a 36DD and love to run so finding the right sports bra that has little to no bounce can be a challenge at times. Then you add in the fact that I am frugal and I don't want to pay $45+ for a single bra and it makes it almost impossible. About a year ago I was able to snag a Moving comfort Fiona sports bra for around $30 and I liked the sports bra alot but had a hard time with spending $45 on getting another. So when I came across the La Isla which looked exactly like the moving comfort and it was under $20 I decided to give it a try. I was definitely skeptical because of the super low price but I'm glad I took the chance because this is identical to the Moving comfort sports bra minus their little logo symbol on the front. Fits great and really holds "them" down. The packaging recommends a level 4 for my size if your running but I have run in this one and have almost zero bounce. It really keeps them in place so I will be stocking up! I've used it for over a month now and been having to wash it at least once if not more times a week. Quality seems good as it has been holding up through all the washes.
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Initial post: Jul 7, 2013 5:43:14 AM PDT
I have some La Isla shock absorber knock offs, and they're amazing! I wonder what's up with this brand? Anyone know? Are they copying the MC & SA, or are they just changing the label?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2013 12:30:49 AM PDT
Prophecy Ladykins says:
I don't know but I can't believe the price of this bra, I'm buying one today. Thanks for the helpful review!
Posted on Oct 14, 2013 11:28:07 AM PDT
Thanks for tipping us off about this brand. I just wore my La Isla bra today on a 3 mile run and think it is even better than Moving Comfort. The straps are wider and the band doesn't curl up.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2013 7:07:37 PM PST
Carol S says:
They're Chinese copies of MC and SA. The quality is pretty good though :)
Posted on Dec 29, 2013 5:59:39 PM PST
Happy Crafter says:
I am a 36DD too I. US size but I don't see a conversion to fit, their scale says E or DD and there are none in 36
Posted on Mar 31, 2014 7:52:43 PM PDT
I'm curious about this bra. The pictures show criss cross straps but then it also shows open straps. The description says open straps. Are they convertable? could you please describe the straps on yours? thank you!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2014 11:27:36 PM PDT
Tall Traveler Lady says:
I just ordered 2 La Isla Bras. One of them is a minimiser and I just feel to squished on the upper part. The other one doesn't separate, but has good bounce control. I am trying to find proper conversion of sizes also. I am 34 dd in USA sizing.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2014 9:48:30 AM PDT
A Reviewer says:
Velcro holds the straps in the front. Undo the Velcro, criss cross the straps, then re-do the Velcro.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2014 2:21:21 PM PDT
I cannot say for certain about this sports bra because I do not own it, but traditional advice for buying sports bras was to go UP a band size and DOWN a cup size. I've done this for years with my Glamorise sports bras, and the advice has always held true. I always measure myself before buying, because regular exercisers can change band and/or cup size without even realizing it at times. With that being said, now that clothing is made...ahem, overseas...I don't want to tell you that's still the gospel truth with bra-buying. But I gave that advice in my review to other women regarding the Glamorise sports bra here on Amazon, and they were THRILLED to get the info. It made all the difference in the world for them in fit.
I believe altering the sizing gives a sports bra what a woman often needs- motion control without feeling like she has no stretching ability in the upper back, shoulders and arms. I wear a 38DD in a regular bra, but buy a 40D in sports bras. I generally buy Glamorise, and I'm very happy with both types of bras- they are just designed to do entirely different things. I do aerobic weight-training every day, which requires all kinds of motion control, flexibility, AND a lack of "spilling over". Due to my large cup size, reducing bounciness for plyometric jumps and jogging is an interesting challenge! I find sizing for sports bras as I've described gives the best of both worlds. When going with my "real" size in another brand of sports bras, as I did one time on the advice of reviewers, I found that the band started to feel stiff and uncomfortable. This is not the norm for me. The cups got irritating under the arms, without allowing as much flexibility in the upper body as I usually possess. The band was not in a good place on my back, either, and adjusting the hooks didn't help. The motion control was off, probably because the cup size was miscalculated.
However, this is all just my two cents. I hope the recommendation might help, to go with a different size than with a non-sport bra. It probably goes without saying, but if you're an odd-size measurement in band size, I recommend going up and not down with band size on a sports bra, too. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2015 12:15:12 AM PST
Carol S says:
Yes, they're convertible :)
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