My Favorite Sports Bras

We all see the adorable sports bras on social media, in magazines, and carried by our favorite stores.  It’s most likely a strappy number with a cool back detail or maybe it is paired with a cute t-shirt for an effortless athleisure look.  Oftentimes they’re shot on a size A or B cup doing an action pose, looking fashionable as they glisten in sweat.  I love these pieces (and the photography is great!) but frankly I can’t realistically wear them.  The “girls” are much too big to be wrangled by a piece of knit material that has no underwire and zero structure.  I envy women who can wear these cute sports bras to their workouts and show off the delicate details.  If you saw me in that most likely you would turn around and run away.  Not for a workout, but to escape having to watch all that painful bouncing.  Ouch!  It makes me cringe just thinking about it.

outfit details: sweatshirt from Luxe Angel Boutique // leggings // nike trainers // fitbit // sports bra

Yes, I realize in these pictures that I have some serious cleavage happening.  That is reality people!  Sometimes my sports bras have to smush my boobs down in order for it to be comfortable.  There, I said it. And I’ll say it again: it ain’t always cute!  But I feel great in these sports bras because they make me feel in control and comfortable.  They also make me feel sexy, too!  I know that may be hard to believe, but they lift everything up, put them in their place, and look good doing it.  I’ve come to the realization that I have big boobs and it is what it is.  I can’t keep hiding them and feeling self conscious.  People pay for this shit!  I got mine from good genetics.  For free.  I’ll take it!

I promise I won’t rant about this much longer, but I have struggled with wanting a breast reduction.  I love them, but they can be uncomfortable when I want to run or do high impact workouts (which is basically all I do), they make clothing shopping challenging, and honestly they’re a lot of weight to carry around.  It can really take a toll on your neck and back.  However, I am not in a place right now where I am ready to do this procedure. Instead I’m focusing on loving them for what they are and finding ways to properly support them.

I’ve tried a myriad of sports bras in my lifetime.  It’s a lot like bathing suit or jean shopping: painful, frustrating, but very necessary.  Some squish them too much, others have zero support and you can forget jumping without fear of smacking yourself in the face, they look frumpy or they make you feel like your chest is up to your chin.  In the end my favorite sports bra brand to-date is still Brooks Moving Comfort.  They offer a great size range and have bras made specifically to support those with a C/D/DD or larger cup size.  Each style comes in a range of colors and prints.  I own the Juno Cross Back and the Rebound Racer in several colors and it is by far my favorite especially when paired with tank tops.  They also have the Hot Shot and FineForm styles, which I haven’t tried yet, but they look like more delicate options that offer the same great support.  You can shop all of these below:

top picks from moving comfort

If you try any of these bras please let me know what you think!  I would love to hear your feedback and see if you see the same success.  I’ve really enjoyed wearing them over the years and think you will too!  I’m trying some other brands that have been recommended to me and I’ll let you know how they work out.  If you have found a sports bra that has really worked for you please send me a referral at thestylelodown@gmail.com.  I would love to try it out and do a side-by-side comparison.

Have a great Wednesday!

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