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underwear question for the girls

Please don't laugh!

I have fairly big boobs - not enormous, but in proportion to the rest of me they're definitely not small. Anyway, I do quite a lot of exercise, but I'm finding it really difficult to find a sports bra that actually does the job! At the moment I mainly do running, and when I was at college I used to play sports such as basketball. In October I'll be going to uni and I'm planning to take up basketball again and try some new sports as well. I especially like the look of trampolining, but I'm worried my boobs will be a problem here!

Does anybody else have this problem, and if so what do you do about it? Can anybody recommend a really good sports bra that actually works? And if anybody with big boobs has done trampolining or similar, (e.g. gymnastics maybe) how do you manage?

Thanks :redface:

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Reply 1
i just don't run... but when i do sport i have a nike sports bra that is ok... you're best off going to an underwear specialist... not a high st name, there should be a small locally owned place near you... these places look like they should only be visited by old ladies, but i promise they sell fantastic bras and swimwear, including sports bras...
Reply 2
I tried a generic sports bra, and it was so crap I had to wear two. [Wow that sounds lame]

Anyway I went to JJB sports and was wandering around and found an adidas top, which is quite short so works pretty well as a bra. I guess it's a training top/bra combo, it's pretty short lengthwise. It's light blue, has strappy... erm, straps over the shoulders and has a tight elastic 'band' of fabric inside the top. It sounds uncomfy, but it's just quite tight - it's really really supportive!

Hope that helps. :smile:
What about for sports where you might have to wear a leotard type thing? :redface:
Fyska
I tried a generic sports bra, and it was so crap I had to wear two. [Wow that sounds lame]

Anyway I went to JJB sports and was wandering around and found an adidas top, which is quite short so works pretty well as a bra. I guess it's a training top/bra combo, it's pretty short lengthwise. It's light blue, has strappy... erm, straps over the shoulders and has a tight elastic 'band' of fabric inside the top. It sounds uncomfy, but it's just quite tight - it's really really supportive!

Hope that helps. :smile:


I thought those were only any good if you're fairly flat chested... :confused:
Reply 5
Well I remember trying mine on and seeing how much I jiggled. Heh

I'm somewhere around 34D/DD, so not necessarilly...
Did you jiggle much?

*sorry that sounds so perverted*
Reply 7
Nope :smile:
Hehe that's good news then! So this thing is like a crop top or something then?
Reply 9
Yeah, it's quite like this one.
susiemakemeblue
Did you jiggle much?



olololol.

Erm sorry, I'll leave now.
Reply 11
Yeah bitch, off you go!
Fyska
Yeah, it's quite like this one.


Was it a D&G one like that one? How much did you pay for it?
Reply 13
Nah, Adidas. About £10/15, I can't honestly remember.
I'll have to have a look. Unfortunately Winchester is rubbish for sports shops!
Reply 15
I wear a sportsbra underneat my crop top, like the one in the picture! Try it!
Reply 16
I have a Berlei sports bra, as advertised by Anna Kournikova, which is good but I find it pushes them together so much I get spots down the middle of my chest from all the sweat. Not very nice at all.

Edit: that D&G one looks like it does absolutely nothing, it's just a top. You need proper support or else running will be painful and you'll get saggy before your time.
SammyD
I have a Berlei sports bra, as advertised by Anna Kournikova, which is good but I find it pushes them together so much I get spots down the middle of my chest from all the sweat. Not very nice at all.


Probably looks sexier than flattening them though....? :p:
SammyD
Edit: that D&G one looks like it does absolutely nothing, it's just a top. You need proper support or else running will be painful and you'll get saggy before your time.


Yeah that's what worries me. I SO don't want that to happen!
Reply 19
http://www.figleaves.com/uk/product.asp?product_id=BB-109&size=34DD&cm_re=1-_-3x1-_-Image

That's what I've got, I reckon the sweating problem I have might just be because mine is a bit too small now. You can see better on the white one that the black one but it has really structured cups and holds like steel (I'm 34DD).

Generally underwear shops are better than sports shops for this kind of thing, and you are definately better getting one from a bra company than a sports company like nike. Bra companies have more specialist knowledge and experience when it comes to these things.