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Sports Bra recommendations please - what/where?

(21 Posts)
MrsMcGregor Mon 26-Aug-13 21:20:20

Where's the best place to buy a sports bra - is it the likes of Adidas or would M&S/John Lewis be best. Maybe neither of those two! Something suitable for the small of nork - into week 3 of The Shred and sick of wearing my good, under-wired lngerie with straps slipping.


DorsetLass Mon 26-Aug-13 21:28:13

Have tried lots and always arrive back with shock absorber bras - they may not be the most glamorous (although I think smaller sizes are better) but they are really good (i use for running/high impact classes). Can get easily on line if you know your size - or John lewis stock them. I've got one really nice vest top with built in bra i love.

FrickingFracking Mon 26-Aug-13 21:28:38

I am a B cup and I wear a Shock Absorber, like this one but in black. It is very good, nothing moves!

DorsetLass Mon 26-Aug-13 21:30:07

Also try here: they stock all makes. Good luck minimising the bounce!

GrimmaTheNome Mon 26-Aug-13 21:32:27

Yup, Shock Absorber. I got mine from JJB or sports direct - one of those sort of sports shops.

Mehrida Mon 26-Aug-13 21:41:01

Another vote for shock absorber. You'll never regret it.

MrsMcGregor Mon 26-Aug-13 22:05:11

Gosh, unanimous! Thank you. Like the bra you linked to Fricking and will order it now. Thanks all, didn't think it would be so easy!!

SorrelForbes Mon 26-Aug-13 22:13:29

Can I just check that you are absolutely certain about your bra size?

MrsMcGregor Mon 26-Aug-13 22:20:58

What's the sizing like ladies? Some reviewers say they had to size up. Did you all just order your usual size?

MrsMcGregor Mon 26-Aug-13 22:22:39

Sorrel - yes, was fitted not too long ago but not sure whether I need to size up or not.

FrickingFracking Mon 26-Aug-13 22:26:12

Glad you like the bra, it is lovely. I did size up now you mention it, just in cup size though, not in band, I tried on loads in the sports shop.

CelticPromise Mon 26-Aug-13 22:28:41

Fitted where MrsMcGregor? Lots of shops are pretty rubbish at fitting and straps slipping down indicates too big in the back.

Shock Absorbers come up small I believe.

I recommend the Panache sports bra, keeps everything in check without monoboob.

cardamomginger Mon 26-Aug-13 22:30:17

Shock Absorber is great. I'm also quite impressed with the run bra from Sweaty Betty.

EagleRay Mon 26-Aug-13 22:33:47

Another recommendation for Shock Absorber here - thanks to having had a baby in Jan, am doing The Shred with F cups blush Thankfully they don't move an inch despite the jumping jacks...

I find the sizing a bit more forgiving than normal bras - just took a bit of a guess when ordering as my boobs keep changing size at the moment...

MrsMcGregor Mon 26-Aug-13 23:11:41

Celtic - specialist lingerie shop. It fits well - the shoulder straps only slip with jumping jacks grin. Will check out the Panache bra.

Fricking interesting. I'm in a 32C - not sure whether to go up or not. Might order C and D to compare.

Thanks again.

SorrelForbes Mon 26-Aug-13 23:11:49

Hmmm, I usually find that sports bras come up smaller in the band.

Littlepumpkinpie Tue 27-Aug-13 00:09:02

Shock Absorber and Panache are what I use Did have some from M&S and found them rubbish.

MissDD1971 Tue 27-Aug-13 15:57:36

Shock Absorber. they do 30 backs too. amazing, they wash well and support the norks.

MrsMcGregor Tue 27-Aug-13 17:30:46

Finally found the Shock Absorber bra which Frick linked to in my size (and in the purple/pink colour way) and have ordered it. Hope it comes before the weekend - excited about a bra hmm

MrsMcGregor Tue 27-Aug-13 17:31:18

Oops, meant to add on a thank you for all the recommendations.

SneezySnatcher Tue 27-Aug-13 19:07:25

I have the one that Frick linked to (in black) and it's doing a good job of supporting my 30J boobs through the Shred and Couch to 10k. I found it a little small fitting but not uncomfortably so - I like 'em squashed down and immobile! Enjoy!

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