The girls and I are getting pretty tired of bouncing along the roads of life and could use a little more support. And color! I'd also like to not risk dislocating my shoulder getting in and out of a boulder holder strait-jacket. I need some help, people!! Help me find a bra the girls and I can love which will love us right back!!
Fun facts to know and share: I wear a 34D. I am 5'11" tall and weigh about 145 pounds. I am also in my mid-forties so the level of perkiness has gone from amazing and unappreciated (age 19 or so - oh, the sweet ignorance of youth!) to reasonable (mid-thirties) and has now morphed into.....disappointing.
But I digress.....
Here's what I have tried so far:
|Under Armour style #unknown. White. Pullover with no clasp. Non-adjustable straps. Entry and exit difficulty rating = 8.5. Comfy but has annoying seams IN the cups. Can you say "Chafing alert?" Owie!!|
|Moving Comfort style #unknown. Electric blue!! Pull over with no clasp. Non-adjustable straps. Entry and exit difficulty rating = 9.0. Comfortable once I can get the damn thing on except for the seams at the shoulder which are irritating. Strange little nubbins on the band that leave interesting pattern on skin.|
|Champion style #1612. Hot pink!! Pullover with 2 hook/eye closure. Non-adjustable straps. Entry and exit difficulty rating = 6.0. This one has a strange fit to it - too big and just right at the same time. Quite comfortable but not supportive enough. Ok for when I'm on the elliptical, anything more "impactful" equals fail.|
|Champion style #9516. White. Standard bra with 2 hook/eye closure. Entry and exit difficulty rating = 1.0. Worst bra ever. Ugly. Cheap construction. Is only included here as a warning. Piece o' crap!!|
|Champion style #unknown. White. Pullover with 3 hook/eye closure. Adjustable straps. Entry and exit difficulty rating = 1.0. In it's heyday, this bra wasn't too bad but has now passed its prime. Hate the seams in the front.|
|Moving Comfort style #350025. Bright green! Pullover with 3 hook/eye closure. Adjustable straps. Entry and exit difficulty rating = 7.0. Probably operator error but I have a tough time hooking it together. I really want to love this one but the jury is still out. Just got it and it's finally getting softer.|
2. Color! Color! And more color!! (what is it about bra manufacturers and their unwillingness to bring color to the chests of women with boobies larger than a C cup????)
3. Adjustable straps
4. Relatively easy in/easy out. I don't want putting my bra on to be the toughest part of my workout.
5. Seamless inner cups
6. Separate cups - one for each lovely girl. I am NOT a fan of the uniboob, from the aesthetics standpoint as well as comfort and moisture accumulation. Blech.
Oh, and a bra that will take me back to my 19 year old shape. <she said wistfully>
Any ideas, ladies?? Please help the girls!! What bras can you recommend I try?
And hey!! Any sponsors out there looking for aging runners to test their bras?? Send 'em my way!! I'll post honest reviews - glowing, scathing and in between!