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Please recommend me a sports bra

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Helenagrace Sat 05-Sep-15 23:07:40

I have foolishly agreed to join a veteran ladies' hockey team despite not having wielded a hockey stick for nigh on thirty years. It was clear from today's match that I am considerably larger of nork than I was in my old playing days and I have urgent need of scaffolding a sports bra.

I hover between a 38G and a 40F. Can anyone recommend me one?

PurpleDaisies Sat 05-Sep-15 23:13:26

I have several berlei shock absorber multi sports bras which are great.

TrionicLettuce Sat 05-Sep-15 23:15:54

Not particularly attractive but the Enell sports bra is amazing for the generous of nork.

I'm a G/GG cup and used to use one for horse riding, literally nothing moved and they're really comfy.

The Panache sport is pretty good, as is the freya

bunique Sat 05-Sep-15 23:41:38

Shock Absorber are excellent. If you have a McArthur Glen outlet store near you, I managed to get 2 for £40 recently which was a total bargain compared to full price

Greenpickachu Sun 06-Sep-15 05:53:48

I have a great high impact sports bra from M&S

Greenpickachu Sun 06-Sep-15 05:54:44

Get one that's wired.

Greenpickachu Sun 06-Sep-15 05:56:33

Mine is similar to this

Hopefully Sun 06-Sep-15 06:22:45

Shock absorber bras are unbeatable. I love the run bra.

Boleh Sun 06-Sep-15 06:44:06

I am another fan of the Shock Absorber brand - industrial scaffolding levels of support yet fairly comfortable.
Try a few styles on, make sure the band is tight enough (none of that adding inches to your back measurement thing) even if that means going up a cup size. Don't be afraid to jump up and down in the changing room wearing them to assess!!

GuessWhoIamToday Sun 06-Sep-15 19:30:56

Shock Absorber quality has dipped imho - the hooks/stitching on my last couple have not lasted.

This however I Lurvvveee... Will never ever buy a different kind - loads of support, comfy and not as much mono-boob as with any other sportsbra. Sizewise I went down a cupsize - normally am 32FF but in this I am a 32F.

Have had a thought though - they normally say you need to go up a backsize with some sports braa (and def the shock absorbers). I found the 32 was OK but I do measure 31 across my back. If I measured 32 I may have needed a 34 iswim

blodynmawr Sun 06-Sep-15 19:35:22

Another Shock Absorber fan, 38G here.

AnguaResurgam Sun 06-Sep-15 19:40:49

36G, and a big fan of the Panache sports bras. Especially the ones in bright colours.

sparechange Sun 06-Sep-15 19:41:53

The Shock Absorber 'Ultimate Run Bra' is the best by a long way.
Comes in some quite loud colours as well!

PickleSarnie Sun 06-Sep-15 19:50:28

Another one for the shock absorber ultimate run. It goes up to an F cup but I read reviews that said to go down a cup and up a back size which I did and it fits brilliantly.

It depends what you like in a sports bra. The shock absorbers work by compression - literally flattening and holding in place. The underwired work by encapsulating, so not flattening but containing. I've owned both styles, I personally prefer the underwired non compression type as I find compression quite painful.

JuneFromBethesda Sun 06-Sep-15 19:59:33

Admittedly I haven't tried a Shock Absorber in years but I never found them much use for my F/G cup boobs. The Freya underwired in the other hand is the best sports bra I've ever tried, supportive and comfortable AND gives a decent shape.

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