I'm OK wearing a really good sports bra (there aren't too many that work well). Champion makes a really nice one. At shows, however, when I really want to look "sleek", I tape those puppies up with an Ace bandage.
BTW, I bought one of those "Minimal Bounce" riding bras once and I HATED it. It gave me total "uni-boob" (where it looks like you have 1 big boob right in the middle of your chest), and the "one big" boob still bounced around.
I know what you mean, Portia! I truly hate my boobs. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
"I can justify anything!"
\"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.\" -- Ralph Waldo E
When I'm in shape I'm a 34DD, but right now I'm between a 36 and a 38DD; there's a lot to go in those strapless dresses, but it's hard to defy gravity when wearing one!
When I ride I wear one relatively new Body by Victoria full coverage bra. By relatively new, I mean it hasn't lost any of it's bracing elastic strength, the back and straps stay put, and generally nothing moves. If all the relatively news are needing to be washed, I wear a relatively worn out and just do a lot of walking, or two relatively worn outs and hope for the best. In all cases, three hooks in the back are the absolute minimum.
I just don't like sports bras. Well, I have a nice Champion lycra sports bra that I sleep in, but that's about it.
pregnancy wreaks havoc on your bra size .. I went up 4 sizes, which moved me from ordinary to massive. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
Title 9 has a good collection, including bras that have a lot of support but you don't have to pull over your head. My favorite bra is the Athena by Moving Comfort - no uniboob, and a closure so you can get in and out. Unfortunately, it's discontinued now, but I was able to search the net and find it on closeout (and stock up).
If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket
Prekids I was a 36 C. Riding setup is Champion sports bra over hanes sports bra (the kind with cups to prevent the uniboob), every ride every time. They are real and I love 'em but sometimes I suffer (especially after 2 kids and all that that entailed) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]
When do we get a thread for those of us who, when having their annual mammogram, find the skin from their back being stretched and whirled forward like salt water taffy so there's actually something under the machine?
Bra stuffers of the world, unite! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]