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Sports bras that hold up during the working trot?

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  • #21
    So much depends on your individual body and preferences. I can’t wear underwire bras, and I’m busty but small around. So some brands that others swear by don’t work for my build. Shefits and Enell don’t work - any bra with no cup size tends to be wrong on my body. Champion has worked best for me, but it has to be one of their maximum support models. If you can can, go visit a sporting goods store, or a bra store. We have a factory outlet store that carries several brands including Champion and Walcoal. So a chance to try on and bounce hard in the dressing room.


    • #22
      Mine are Natori. Not sure what model, but they wear like iron. I'm a 32G and can run in it, ride and those puppies are locked down.


      • #23
        "So a chance to try on and bounce hard in the dressing room."


        • #24
          Yet another vote for SheFit. The adjustability of the bra makes it feel truly custom to my unique body type. Another point in their favor is that it's not a pullover so I'm not exhausted by the time I've corralled the girls. Although the seams in the front of the cups are obvious when wearing a thinner fitted shirt, losing the tube boob look is totally worth it. (The seams do not show up under my show coat.)


          • #25
            I have Anita bras but they can be very expensive depending on where you buy them and what color you get.

            Champion bras are good if you can find one with max support. I picked up this exact one at Target a couple months ago and it works very well. It's half the price of the Anita bras. I am very top heavy so I put it to the test. My only complaint is it can be difficult to put on at first because you have to close the snaps with it behind your back because of the criss-crossed straps. I'm used to it now and can put it on quickly.



            • #26
              If you search for Enell you'll find the old threads.


              • #27
                I bought an active wear crop top from Autograph. You do not wear it alone. You wear it over a sports bra. It doesn't matter what sports bra. With this on I no longer have to cross the straps at the back. It has changed my life.

                It does have plastic on the zip. Where we live it gets colder than when I bought it and the first cold snap the plastic snapped off the 2nd half of the zips. I just added a key ring with a key and now it is much easier to zip up.
                It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.


                • #28
                  I'm a 36DDD and here are rankings on sports bras:

                  VS sport - comfy, but even their 'max' doesn't hold much( might be great for less busty gals). better for yoga or Pilates than riding.

                  Enell - definitely works - but it smooshes your boobs down, kinda hurts actually so I only wear while running or when I know I'll be riding and not spending the whole day at the barn.Other downside is that nips are visible if you are chiilly and wearing a sun shirt or t shirt.

                  Shefit - I've only had this for a week but so far so good. I have not put it through the sitting trot or running test, but I have really high hopes for it. I LOVE how easy it is to get on and off!


                  • #29
                    VS Knockout Front-Close sports bra works for me. Keeps the girls locked down. Anything that has both the interior wire support and then the zip front for "smoosh" seems to keep things locked in place. I have another cheapo version from amazon that works just as well - the double support is what is needed. I fluctuate between a 32D and a 36B/C. The VS sports bra has lasted for 3 years with weekly washings.


                    • #30
                      I'm a 36DDD, and this is the only thing that keeps everybody still.
                      Cheata’s strongest, most stable, and minimizing sports compression bra structure. Worn by top equestrians, competitive athletes, law enforcement, military, competitive tactical, and first responders. Rear downward directional zipper. Putting on thi


                      • #31
                        I also love my Panache Sport!


                        • #32
                          I have a fairly unique situation. I have reconstructed boobs due a mastectomy in the last 18 months. The new girls are pretty perky, but I'd still like to wear a sports bar. All the ones I have HURT. I feel bruised on lower part from the band. I can't wear an underwire. Am about a 40 or 42 C or D, which narrows my options obviously. Also, I don't really need a super amount of support since they are fairly perky-just a little lift and support.
                          You hate that, don’t you? Do you like oysters? You have to acquire a taste for oysters and the deep distance.”
                          -- George H. Morris on learning to love the deep distance


                          • #33
                            I got the Panache sport with underwire because of this thread. It arrived yesterday. While I have yet to ride in it, I did a short workout this morning in it and loved it. I personally prefer the sports bras with underwires, so this was perfect. It's super comfortable. thanks!
                            "I am but a passenger on this ship"
                            -- Stendal (epitaph)


                            • #34
                              I'm not generally a fan of their normal bras but Victoria Secrets high impact sports bras are really nice. I'm fairly narrow up top with C/D sized girls and VS keeps them in place without turning them into the dreaded unaboob. And if you can hit their semi-annual sale, you can find them for $15.00 a pop.


                              • #35
                                Me and the girls are on the large size so comfort and control is always the goal. Rode in the Enell for years to the point that I rusted out the hooks. Fits like a very tight tank top so it is important you get the band measurement right or it is uncomfortable. Holds the girls high and because there is a lot of coverage front and back it can be hot. It does give the uniboob look but it does keep everyone in place.

                                Thought I would try another brand before plonking down for an Enell again and tried the Cheata Trotter. Soft and comfortable but again make sure you get that band size right. Carries the girls low and flat so has some minimizing effect. Also fits like a tank top with a zip closure in the back so a bit harder to get on.

                                I saw the Shefit at congress last year, tried it on over my clothes and figured it was worth a try. It is soft and light as the shoulder straps cross over the back rather than the tank top style and I find it cooler. Best feature (beside the nice colour selection) is the adjustable velcro straps both over the shoulder and around the back so the band is always comfortable. Tighten up the straps and girls are locked down very similar to the Enell. The ability to loosen up the straps makes it comfortable to wear all day without feeling constricted so it feels and looks like a regular bra. Zipper is at the front so very easy to put on.

                                The Shefit by far is the best for me that I have ridden in. Bought another on-line immediately after I got home and put it through its paces. Still love it!!


                                • #36
                                  I ordered the anita to try it and it did not support. My whole front would be bouncing if I tried to wear that to ride. I found this one though and instead of the trusty 2-bra method, I can now wear one bra to ride. I love it and have ordered a second. I am usually a 36 D or DD and I got the 34 DD. The band is snug and it would hurt me if I wore it all day but for riding , it's just what I need.

                                  Amazon.com: Core 10 Women's High Support Wire-Free Cross Back Front-Zip Running Sports Bra, 34DD: Clothing


                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by emipou View Post
                                    I got the Panache sport with underwire because of this thread. It arrived yesterday. While I have yet to ride in it, I did a short workout this morning in it and loved it. I personally prefer the sports bras with underwires, so this was perfect. It's super comfortable. thanks!
                                    While sports bras *shouldn't* get a birthday, if you take good care of the panache, they can last longer. I handwash every 1-2 wears depending on sweatiness and most are a good year-year and a half old. I usually kill the hooks before the support elsewhere dies.


                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by Knubbsy View Post

                                      While sports bras *shouldn't* get a birthday, if you take good care of the panache, they can last longer. I handwash every 1-2 wears depending on sweatiness and most are a good year-year and a half old. I usually kill the hooks before the support elsewhere dies.
                                      So far, I'm really enjoying the fit. I got this one marked down, and think I might get another. I've owned one other underwire sports bra before and while I loved it, one of the underwires did break after a while. That bummed me out. But it makes such a difference to have that support.
                                      "I am but a passenger on this ship"
                                      -- Stendal (epitaph)


                                      • #39
                                        I'm a VS knockout fan and am a DD for reference. I've been wearing them for years now for riding. I do not like compression bras and love that I can hook it up front and then zip over. A front clasp front zip is the only style of sports bra that I find comfortable and no uniboob effect! The only "meh" part is that the zipper isn't under a fold so you can see it through more form fitting or thin shirts... neither of which I wear so it isn't really a problem for me personally. They are comfortable enough for me to ride in, do all my HIIT workouts in, to work all day at a show in, and to do all day barn work in.


                                        • #40
                                          Heads up if anyone is wanting to try a shefit. I just got an email that spring colors are $55 with free shipping using the code LASTSPRING.