Well, Dear Danglers, the Bountiful Breasted have weighed in! You had oodles of great tips for taming flyaway boobies, so without further ado, TA-TA! Er, TA-DA! (pssst – click on the photo below to see the version that’s actually big enough to read!) 😉
Here’s what you suggested!
The enchanting Miss Eleanor: “Uniboob sports bra! Made by a leotard maker who specializes with competitive gymnasts. She uses a very thick elastic around the waist, elastic arms and neck, lines the front, and most importantly pics materials of fabric that maintain their elasticity. I have not found an ideal solution yet for performing…” (wasn’t able to find a link for these – if you know of a vendor, help some sisters out!)
The terrific Miss Tiffany: “Somehow I came across reviews for the Moving Comfort brand. I’d never heard of it but recently saw it in Runners High. I bought 2 of the “Fiona” style from Amazon. It looks pretty cute, is quite comfortable for a compression bra, is wire-free, and I can jog in it (something I never thought I’d find in a wire-free product!). It has adjustable Velcro straps that have a bit of magic in them (and could even be used as a nursing bra based on the strap design). Tip: but a band size smaller than your everyday bra but keep same cup size.” Moving Comfort “Fiona” click here.
The just-plain-amazing Miss Juniper: “Speaking as someone who wears a 30FF, wearing a sports bra over an underwire bra is hellishly uncomfortable, particularly if both of those bras aren’t actually the right size. This Panache bra is the most miraculous thing I have ever encountered: it has underwires that don’t feel like underwires because they’re coated in some kind of crazy gel stuff, cups that lift and separate and keep all breast tissue firmly in place, and, if fitted properly, is firm and stable without being restrictive. Seriously, I haven’t had a single “oh crap, my cleavage is trying to smother me” moment since I bought this thing.http://www.panache-lingerie.com/us/panache-sport/collection/21540843/Sports-Bra/Granted, it’s not the most attractive bra ever, so for performance I just wear a molded cup bra (that, again, has been properly fitted to me) under a leotard. Seriously, I cannot overstress the importance of wearing a bra that actually fits. Hint: Victoria’s Secret doesn’t actually know how to do bra fittings. They know how to sell you the sizes they have in stock.
The sensational Miss Sima: “Go to Bratenders! Every single bra shopping experience once I passed a D cup ended in a nervous breakdown in the dressing room because nothing fit me. Until!!!! I discovered Bratenders. They will fit you in a ridiculous size that one never knew existed and (most of) your back pain will go away, the indents in your shoulders will go away and you will be a whole new person. Seriously! I have been to many other bra-fitting “specialists”, and nobody compares to this place. Unfortunately, this doesn’t help anyone outside on NYC.Right now I have two different crazy contraptions, one is my “light” sports bra and one is my SERIOUS sports bra. For aerial, I wear my light sports bra (it’s still pretty serious) made by Freya Active. It’s just like a regular underwire bra, but on steroids. Not only does it hold em up, but the upper liner that comes over the top of them boobies & holds them down, so there is no falling out while upside down. Now, the SERIOUS bra, I wear when I am bouncing around. It has TEN hook and eye closures. It makes running possible and actually comfortable. The brand is Enell and it is a compression bra. They barely move. It’s amazing. This I would only recommend for the seriously endowed. At a 30G, I wear a size 0, the smallest size they make. But If someone were to be a lil smaller and wanted their boobs to not. move. at. all. I would say wear this over a regular and behold the freedom of movement of a 12 year old boy. Both bras were around $60 which considering their quality and life-changing ability, it’s worth it.” Freya Active click here, Enell click here
The jaunty Miss JJ: “For classes I wear a high neck sports bra with a high-ish neck tank leotard, with a high neck t-shirt layered over. Leotard is important because some moves (like wheeldown) will rip off a loose t-shirt from time to time. For performing, I’m a big fan of mock turtleneck leos and unitards. If you have even slightly bigger boobs they are the ONLY way to go… use nude illusion fabric if you have to. For a more casual look, I like these turtleneck leos painted with fabric paint to give the more UMPH. A teeny safety pin in the backside of the zipper gives you security to leave it a little unzipped without loosing the ladies.
And there you have it! Hopefully this gives you some support (HA!) in your search for training & performance brassieres. Tune in for next week’s blog about sour grapes, and why you might not be gettin’ hired. Have a glorious spring week! Love and pull-ups, Laura
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