Champion All-Out Support II Full Figure Wirefree Sports Bra
Not perfect, but best I have found so far.
I like to run and participate in high intensity workouts. This has meant either wearing multiple bras or wearing bras with straps, snaps, velcro, zippers, buckles, you name it. Comfort AND support have never been included in the same description for a sports bra. After spending a ton of money on brands like Moving Comfort (yeah, comfort, right), Worcol, Nike, and other Champion bras, I was still disappointed. I found the All-out Support at an outlet store and figured I may as well give them a try. I bought two.
I did have to stick with the DDD. I usually buy a cup smaller for extra smashage and support. I found that The 36DDD covered and supported me just fine. The band was a bit tight, though, but given the mesh, I counted on it stretching out, and it did after about 2 uses. Crossing the bands, so I could wear racer-back tanks was near impossible the first few times. I either had to be a contortionist or get help. The shoulder straps aren't near long enough for solo dressing. BUT, like the band, those straps did loosen and I am now able to put it on without help. I do have to reach in the cups and pull my breasts into proper place when doing so.
The Pros: - Better support than anything else I have used
-More comfortable than anything else I have found
- price isn't out-of-this-world, meaning you can buy two
The Cons: -requires an initial "break-in" period
-because it can be broke-in, it means it will stretch out quickly and need replacing sooner.
- cup material is thin enough that the whole world will know if you are cold.
October 6, 2013
Better for me than the Moving Comfort Fiona Bra
I just finished my first run in this bra. I love it. I used to wear the Moving Comfort Fiona bra (36DD) which I loved for its durability, however, it seemed to just smash me. I tried this in a 36DDD and love the fit. There was no spillover and there was very little movement while I was running. The straps were very comfortable. I have no idea how anyone would be able to wear this with the straps crossed without the help of another person. I do worry about its durability with just the mesh in the back. I also wish they have solid colors as well.
September 24, 2013
I really like the Champion brand sports bra. This bra has good support. Sizing is a little tricky though.
September 16, 2013
From a sportsbra novice...
I recently purchased this bra as I am embarking on a new weight loss/exercise journey. I have always played tennis, but have added walking/jogging to my routine. As a big girl, my (affordable) options have been limited over the years. When I found this bra as large as a 42DDD I was thrilled. I normally wear a 44DDD but tried the lesser anyway. It was snug, but I purchased extenders at the recommendation of the sales person. PERFECT! I have worn my bra to play tennis...Excellent. I have worn my bra to walk...Excellent. I have worn my bra to jog (although only for a short period of time)...Excellent. Obviously, it hasn't experienced many uses so I can't speak to the durability of this bra. However, at this point in its life, it is absolutely serving its purpose famously.
With all of this said, the only complaint (if you want to call it that) is that the girls do sort of work their way center and evolve into a uni-boob. Frankly, I'm so thrilled to have some proper support that this is just a minor inconvenience.
Can't wait to purchase another one...and I definitely will!!
September 12, 2013