Post # 16
34DDD here. I loved the Shock Absorber Ultimate Run bra and it was my go to for years (http://www.shockabsorber.ca/product/ultimate-run-bra/)
But then I discovered Moving Comfort’s Juno, and I haven’t looked back…this bra is everything!
Post # 17
Another vote for the VS Knockout sports bra – it’s so supportive, and I love not having to struggle out of it after a workout.
Post # 18
Panache or Freya. Freya is my personal favorite, to be honest. I’m a Dear Daughter myself, and what I would do is make sure to get properly fitted (Nordstrom’s is great; so’s an independent bra shop. DO NOT go to Victoria’s Secret), try on bras, find out what fits best/what I like and then order online from HerRoom.com or BraStop, as you can get a better deal there.
I have the Champion Spot Comfort Full Support Bra as well, and it’s good too. It’s compression rather than encapsulation, and it doesn’t provide as much support as the other two but it’s also very good and cheaper.
Post # 19
apra26: Having had people tell me “It’s fine if your nipple pops out, just pop it back in” and “no that back is too tight” at regular and even botique shops, I eventually went to a professional bra fitter – this is literally all she does.
I can tell you with full confidence that Panache and Freya are DEFINITELY amazing. If you are looking at a sports bra and the fabric is stretchy…. then it’ll stretch with your boobs when they bounce. Also, sports bras should separate your boobs and hold them down as “separate entities” instead of creating a mono-boob which is actually harder to support.
Good luck! You may also find that your back size is smaller than you usually have and your cup size will go up some.
Post # 20
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I know that Panache and Freya have already been mentioned but I just wanted to add something to go along with pp’s that might help you the way that it helped me!
Personally I’ve grown to hate Victoria’s Secret (bras) completely. If you normally wear VS bras (not just sports bras) you should definitely look into brands such as Panache, Freya, or Fantasie. It’s a very well-known fact in the retail industry that VS bras are inaccurately sized and lack supportive design techniques almost entirely. Sales associates aren’t trained to turn away girls who are a little too busty to fit in their merchandise, they’re trained to sell their product. A few years ago I found out that my actual bra size is a 32G, after YEARS and YEARS of VS telling me I was a 36DDD or 34DDD. I cannot begin to express how much better I felt once I was wearing the right size bra. Sports bras and regular bras alike feel so much more supportive and to be honest, Fantasie and Freya bras give me better cleavage than any VS bra has. Try getting measured somewhere else – it’s worth it!
Post # 21
VS Knockout. I haven’t tried any others but this gives me a lot of support for my 36DDD/38Dear Daughter boobs
Post # 22
I had a Freya that I adored, but it was SOOOO expensive and the underwire started poking out on both sides. I then discovered Enell sports bras – which are amazing! Not expensive (OK, well, $70, but I’m a 38G, so I’m used to having to buy bras that are $100+). The one I got does NOT have underwire, is so comfortable, and is supportive even for jogging.
I highly recommend going to a Rigby & Peller (used to be called Intimacy) and getting one of their bra whisperers to help you out.
Post # 23
My first Enell bra changed my life! I’m a 32E and nothing moves! They also last forever.
Post # 24
apra26: LOOOOVE Victorias Secret sports bras, I am a 38DDD, and they have UNDERWIRES and are super supportive – not to mention cute, and affordable!
Post # 26
I’m a 34Dear Daughter and I swear by Lululemon’s Ta Ta Tamer. It’s expensive, but the only bra that withstood my half marathon training. Other sports bras (Victoria’s Secret, Panache, etc.) are fine for yoga, barre, and weightlifting, but this one is the holy grail for me.
Post # 27
apra26: I am the same size and I’ve found that I just can’t skimp ($$$) if I need something for high impact. The best bra I’ve found so far is by Under Armor. They don’t seem to make the exact model any more, but I’d go to a store that has a variety of UA products and try them on. I like the ones with the bra back style closures, and I usually go down a band size to make it really tight.
Post # 28
WACOAL They’re expensive but last years – it will feel tight at first
Post # 29
apra26: Champion is what was issued to me on bootcamp and they are the best. They hold without being tight and uncomfortable. 32Dear Daughter here.