Champion&reg; Shape Too! Underwire Sports Bra
runs small, good support
I normally wear a 36DD and ordered that size. I struggled to hook it on the last hook - the band was way too tight. The cups were also just a little small. I plan to order the 38DD and hope that the cup size increases just slightly as well, since this bra isn't available in DDD. I can tell the support is what I need for high impact activities, though, so if you can get the correct size I think you'll be pleased. The fabric and fit seem to be comfortable, and there's just enough coverage (not too much cleavage, but also low enough to wear with a tank top).
I currently wear the Champion Distance Underwire for everyday and low/medium impact activities - I love it and it's the most comfortable bra I've ever owned, but just not supportive enough for running. I have tried every other sports bra available in DD cup sizes, and so far nothing else fits me right.
September 21, 2012
Best High Impact Bra for Curvy Petites!
I own this bra in the Purple/Aqua, size 38D. I normally wear 36DD or 38D, but found the 36DD to be slightly to small all over while the 38D is almost perfect.
I love this bra because it has adjustable straps. As a petite, straps on sports bras are often too long. I was able to make these straps fit perfectly. Also, the straps can be "u-back" style or "racer-back" style. If the straps stretch out a tad, I can also make them racer-back so that they can't slip.
I also love that this bra fastens just like a regular bra. High-Impact bras are meant to be snug; most are very difficult to get on and off over your head. This one goes on just like a regular bra and still controls "the girls" for high-impact workouts.
I also love that this bra lifts and separates while compressing and controlling. I do not suffer from "uni-boob" in this bra. This bra also has a little bit of modesty padding.
My only complaint is that the underwire goes all the way up to the top banding. This means that the bra has a two points that stick up under shirts. It's very strange. If the underwire had stopped just under the top banding, this would not have been a problem.
July 5, 2013
Best sports bra ever!
I have found my favorite sports bra! I play golf and run marathons so I am always shopping for sports bras. This has been the best one by far. I love the lift and comfort of the wire. I love the shaping I get with the molded cups. I love the fact that it has the hook-and-eye closure (versus the ones you pull over your head to put on). I love the vents built in for cooling for the hot and humid days in Texas. I love the soft material which is not too thick and bulky like other sports bras. The fit is a little snug but for sports activities its better to be snug than not. I have bought several more in different colors. Best sports bra ever!
November 2, 2013
I really loved this sports bra BUT IT RUNS VERY SMALL. I ordered a DD even though I'm a D since they do seem to be a little snug. It is NOT a DD. It is so snug it smushed me flat and over flowed out of it. There is NO way these area sized right. I am no bigger than D.
September 21, 2012