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Looking for a Good Sports Bra?

January 6th, 2009 · 7 Comments

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This is the time of year when people tend to be fired up about their resolutions to get healthier.  One impediment in the past, for me, was that I never seemed to be able to find a sports bra that actually held these suckers in well enough for major motion.  Then I found the Enell sports bra.  When I found it, I had just started wearing bras in the proper size—-which is to say, very expensive bras primarily from Nordstrom.  I was new enough in this fit-is-important-enough-for-you-to-just-buy-the-damn-thing that I found the $60 or so price tag of the Enell bra painful.  But I bought one to try anyway, and I have never looked back.  My body is worth it; my ability and comfort during exercise are worth it.  The Enell bras work (I’m a 34G, yes, ABCDEFG, and I can run in this bra with no problem), they look okay, they have to be snug but aren’t painful, and they last a long time. (Also, because the bras work for a range of sizes, I haven’t had to get smaller ones as my ribcage has shrunk.)

I’m not a spokesperson for Enell, but maybe I should be! For larger breasted women, I’m an Enell evangelist.

If you’re interested, I’ve bought my previous ones from Two Roads Fitness, an online women’s exercise store.  Patty, who runs it, has always shipped me my bras very promptly, and she is having a sale right now on the Enell bras (and all the other ones, though I can’t speak for those).  She’s out of the size 2 bras today (I know, ’cause I emailed her about them), but she’s getting more in later this week.  $47 for an Enell bra is a steal. (You can see them for sale at Amazon for $60.)

Tags: running just as fast as we can

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hannah Celeste // Jan 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for the great tip. Sounds like we’re both G’s. UGH. It is hard to find good bras. Even the expensive ones aren’t that comfortable sometimes. With breastfeeding and weight loss and gain and all that it’s hard to keep up, too!

    I have to admit that having a large chest and working out/running or what have you felt really prohibitive. I always have HATED bouncing and running because of this. I’ve noticed this since I was a teen.

    I saw something hilarious (related to your post) just yesterday. It’s not very helpful but it’s really funny.

    Check it out:
    http://blogs.parentcenter.babycenter.com/momformation/2009/01/05/theres-a-party-in-my-bra/

  • 2 carolyn // Jan 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks for the info. I have the same problem. I thought I was going to die when I was told that I was now a D, a G would definitely put a nail in that coffin for me.

    I finally decided last year that I would quit buying the crap at Walmart and suck it up with something of a better quality (BTW, for those that read this, in my opinion Victoria Secrets is not that great of quality). For us bigger girls I like the brand that Lane Bryant offers. Primarily because it offers decent padding for the headlight issues, w/o being uncomfortable or making the girls look even bigger. Plus they hold up well and don’t make break out in a rash or need constant adjustment like the VS brand does. Not to mention that wearing the right size makes you also look thinner. Seriously, it’s all about proper adjustment.

  • 3 Hannah Celeste // Jan 6, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for the great tip. Sounds like we’re both G’s. UGH. It is hard to find good bras. Even the expensive ones aren’t that comfortable sometimes. With breastfeeding and weight loss and gain and all that it’s hard to keep up, too!

    I have to admit that having a large chest and working out/running or what have you felt really prohibitive. I always have HATED bouncing and running because of this. I’ve noticed this since I was a teen.

  • 4 Marianne // Jan 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I loved my Enell while I was 38G! Now I’m a 38I (seriously.) and it just doesn’t cut it anymore. Anyone have any suggestions for me?

  • 5 Hannah Celeste // Jan 6, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Oh good–my comment posted. My computer completely froze and such after I did that and I wasn’t sure if it worked.

    I found this hilarious link I wanted to show you that I saw just yesterday:

    http://blogs.parentcenter.babycenter.com/momformation/2009/01/05/theres-a-party-in-my-bra/

  • 6 Hannah Celeste // Jan 6, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Oh crud–I didn’t see that I’d already posted that. Hahhaa…god I’m so out of it lately.

    Sorry Sally! I’ll have to actually read all the comments next time…

  • 7 Julie // Jan 7, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Marianne,
    ENELL does custom orders, you can have a bra custom made to fit you. (You have to buy direct from ENELL though, not one of their retailers). Hope this helps!

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