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  • Topheavy Riders? Support needed.

    Sigh. So here's the deal. I'm a fairly smallish person with an unfortunately overendowed top half. I'm SO self conscious of looking top heavy on horseback! It's as if the powers that be forgot a tush and gave me a double dose of chest to make up for it.

    What are some maximum support, MINIMIZING sportsbras? I need the OPPOSITE of a wonderbra. Also, does anyone suffer from the same issues I do? I'm so self conscious. I just want to even out my proportions, and basically pretend they're not there! Has anyone discovered a sportsbra that offers solid support and minimizes the presence of chest?
    Last edited by KristieBee; May. 20, 2010, 03:01 PM.
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    Enell

    I feel your pain. Enell. Enell. Enell.

    It isn't pretty, but it sure is effective.

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      I'll second Enell. It's like a corset. For your Boobs! I saw a video of me riding last week. Sitting trot, the boobs were still. Can't say the same for my belly! Wish they made one for bellies!
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        #4
        Originally posted by Chaila View Post
        I'll second Enell. It's like a corset. For your Boobs! I saw a video of me riding last week. Sitting trot, the boobs were still. Can't say the same for my belly! Wish they made one for bellies!
        Oh my goodness! Hooray. Thank you so much ladies. I am so glad I finally posted about this. It's a real source of mortification for me. Will check out that brand right away.

        Gratefully - KB
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          I hate my Enell bra. The band is so wide, it digs into me. It also makes you sweat more in areas that you don't really want sweating excessively if you know what I mean. And it doesn't stay put. I'm constantly tugging on the back to keep it in place. Been looking for a better option for a year now with no luck though

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          • #6
            Thanks for posting your questions, I've been doing 1 size smaller sport's bras with a cami that has built in support under all of my cloths for riding to keep the girls inline. I looked up Enell and they look fabulous, just what I needed too!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chaila View Post
              I'll second Enell. It's like a corset. For your Boobs! I saw a video of me riding last week. Sitting trot, the boobs were still. Can't say the same for my belly! Wish they made one for bellies!
              Corset??
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              • #8
                ENELL!

                KB your boobs aren't big, silly. Mine sure are! Enell is the only bra that I can ride it. Sometimes I feel like I whack poor Revy in neck with my boobs over fences
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                • #9
                  The Enell is god-awful looking and not the most comfortable, but it is my saving grace for horse shows. My boobs DO. NOT. MOVE. Love it!
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                  • #10
                    I feel your pain girl! I am a size 6/8 with a 32F chest. It really sucks!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by dani0303 View Post
                      ENELL!

                      KB your boobs aren't big, silly. Mine sure are! Enell is the only bra that I can ride it. Sometimes I feel like I whack poor Revy in neck with my boobs over fences
                      lol Dani thank you- but you've only seen pictures. I'm a good concealer. I'm 5'5, 33 inch hips, and a 34 D bra!!! (i finally recently caved in and purchased thos - instead of the ill fitting Cs i kept stubbornly buying) and even then they don't want to stay where they belong.
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                      • #12
                        Yep, get the Enell. Or the frog bra from Title 9 Sports. When you put the Enell on you will be certain you ordered at least 2 sizes too small, but just keep hooking the hooks and pulling the girls up into place. Once you're in and adjusted it will feel like it fits.

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                        • #13
                          The Enell is really the only way to go. It is ugly and it has horrible seams that make a big and visible "m" on your chest all summer, but it works! Just don't show it to the normally-chested. They find it traumatizing. And DEFINITELY don't show it to any men. Hi honey, let me just undo the 50 hook and eye closures on this steel-reinforced contraption and - what's that? you don't want to anymore??
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                            Originally posted by cbiscuit View Post
                            The Enell is really the only way to go. It is ugly and it has horrible seams that make a big and visible "m" on your chest all summer, but it works! Just don't show it to the normally-chested. They find it traumatizing. And DEFINITELY don't show it to any men. Hi honey, let me just undo the 50 hook and eye closures on this steel-reinforced contraption and - what's that? you don't want to anymore??
                            LOL - I know - DH will be horrified. That's ok, the Hanes Perfect Panty boyshorts I'm addicted to (no show under breeches - so comfy - so fabulous) aren't that attractive either.

                            Post ride- I hide!
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                              The Enell does work great - no doubt - but they're horrible in the summer. Once your chest gets hot underneath the bra, it never cools down. Be sure to bring a another shirt and bra and change into them immediately when you're done riding. You'll be so glad you did
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                                Spanx or the stuff from Title 9
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                                  Wacoal Minimizer. Not the plain one.

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                                  • #18
                                    Can I join this club too? I really want to try the Enell too, but they don't make my size, oustide of custom ordering, and my ego isn't quite up to custom ordering a bra just yet.

                                    What I've found works well enough for me is to start out with a well fitting, full coverage, preferably molded cup, underwire bra. Then on top of that I wear the smallest sports bra I can possibly fit over my head. If I'm feeling especially bouncy on any given day, sometimes I'll wrap an ace bandage or two on top of that, but its not terribly comfortable then.

                                    Glad to hear I'm not alone in the topheavy group though.

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                                    • #19
                                      I just checked out the Enell website--I think its so funny they show a couple ladies working out together in the bras(with no shirts). I couldnt imagine letting anyone else see me in that!

                                      I had breast augmentation a few years ago and the Enell bra is basically what I had to wear for 6 WEEKS afterwards...during the summer! No tank tops, cute dresses, cute anything..it was all Tee's all the time. I have D's now and thought it was going to cause problems with my riding, however, I can ride in just a sports bra..thank goodness no more Enell for me. I know where you guys are coming from though!
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by coymackerel View Post
                                        Yep, get the Enell. Or the frog bra from Title 9 Sports. When you put the Enell on you will be certain you ordered at least 2 sizes too small, but just keep hooking the hooks and pulling the girls up into place. Once you're in and adjusted it will feel like it fits.
                                        That's a good point. I kind of have to do the bottom hook or two, shove the girls around where I want them to end up, and then finish hooking them in. There is nothing sexy about this bra. My boyfriend calls it my armored tank top. But.... again, its the only thing I have found that effectively reins in the DD ladies. I can ride, I can run, I can do anything I want in that bad boy!

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