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Good option if you're a weird size
on March 29, 2015
I tried this on in a store, but they didn't have any size that would come close to fitting me, even though my size isn't all that weird. I wear a 34D or 34DD for regular bras, depending on the bra. I've bought so many different sports bras and none of them provide the support I need, even for low-intensity workouts. So I, stupidly, with fingers crossed, ordered this in a 34D. But the cup is so small that I feel like even if I'd ordered the 34DD, it still would've been too small.
-- I like the color options. It is so refreshing to see bras that come in my size that aren't white, beige, or black!
-- Fit aside, it is pretty comfortable and supportive. The chest band and shoulder straps are very wide and soft, while still providing sufficient support, even for high-intensity stuff. I've recently started running, and while some bounce is to be expected, it isn't excessive and there's no pain. I feel like I could wear it as an everyday bra and still be comfortable. (Aside from the itchyness, mentioned later.)
-- The coverage area is pretty good. Because I ordered a too-small size, my boobs are a bit visible from the top, but there's no visible cleavage. I'd probably feel comfortable not wearing a shirt over the top while running
-- As I mentioned, it's a bit small. It feels fine, but my boobs look pretty smooshed, and touch in the middle, which results in a lot of sweat and irritation in that area. Speculation, but I think even if I ordered a larger size, I'd still have this problem.
-- As other people have mentioned, the stitching on the cups is extremely itchy! And it starts itching right after you put it on, not only after you've been wearing it for a while. I've tried machine and hand washing it, with and without fabric softener, and it's always itchy.
-- The cup lining (or lack of) allows some bits to poke through. Quite visibly. I don't want a lot of padding, but just a bit of something more solid in that area would be really nice.
Even with my complaints, this is the best sports bra I've ever purchased. I'm definitely not saying it's the solution to all your problems, but it's worth a try if you're a weird size and you feel like you've tried everything else.