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  • Is the CoTH article about Alicat?

    AliCat
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    https://www.chronofhorse.com/article...er-fitting-bra

    How cool! And definitely makes me think I need to look at new bra options for next year

  • #2
    I think it must be! Nice article!

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    • #3
      That was a very informative article, thank you.

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      • #4
        It is me!!!

        The shop has grown so much since I started posting bra advice on here. I've expanded my assortment tremendously, and have been working hard to get to know my local riders. We even presented prizes for leading lady rider at Briarwood Derby Day in July.

        I'm hoping that this encourages more riders to come out and get fitted. I've already received a bunch of messages (and I'm out of the office enjoying a government agency process), so I'm trying to respond as quickly as possible. Based on responses, we will likely have private fit events for barns who want to outfit riders, along with some other super, super exciting partner events for riders that should be going on in the next month or so.

        My social media info is on the article, so follow along so you can be in the know when the details are posted!

        Thanks again to COTH for helping spread the message that good bras make a difference.
        The best sports bras for riders are Anita 5527 and Panache! Size UP in Anita, down in Panache (UK sizing)

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        • #5
          Those ladies are Fs and GGs???
          COTH's official mini-donk enabler

          "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl

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          • #6
            Oh this would be amazing, I wish you could come and help us out in Europe too!

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            • #7
              I wish I could blame my bad riding on a poorly fitting bra but alas I'm barely a B
              http://trainingcupid.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
                Those ladies are Fs and GGs???
                You need to look at sister cup sizes then you'll understand how they're Fs and GGs. 30F is the same as a 34DD for cup volume.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
                  Those ladies are Fs and GGs???
                  Seems reasonable to me - F is typically correlated with a 6” difference in bust vs. ribcage measurement. Perhaps a bit more different than average, but hardly extreme, and we don’t know the models’ height or frame. I think the whole enterprise of bra sizing is really deceiving! Someone 5’4” measuring 32/38 theoretically wears the same cup as someone 6’0” measuring 40/46. Very different frames!

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                  • #10
                    Hey Alicat, so great to know. We actually moved very close to you this past summer (West Coast to NJ) so I’m going to stop by your shop soon for a fitting. I didn’t realize it was so close to my new home base. 😊

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TequilaMockingbird View Post

                      You need to look at sister cup sizes then you'll understand how they're Fs and GGs. 30F is the same as a 34DD for cup volume.
                      That's precisely why I had my model put on that 34DD bra in the last picture. Band size is critical and most stores don't carry them in smaller sizes with filler cups.

                      The smaller bands are particularly important for the eq riders.

                      I read a Noelle Floyd Fashion article that interviewed Jordan Allen who said she couldn't find the right bra for the eq, and this article became a mission. I hope she comes to see me!
                      The best sports bras for riders are Anita 5527 and Panache! Size UP in Anita, down in Panache (UK sizing)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AndNirina View Post
                        Hey Alicat, so great to know. We actually moved very close to you this past summer (West Coast to NJ) so I’m going to stop by your shop soon for a fitting. I didn’t realize it was so close to my new home base. 😊
                        Can't wait to see you!
                        The best sports bras for riders are Anita 5527 and Panache! Size UP in Anita, down in Panache (UK sizing)

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                        • #13
                          That was a great article AliCat. Thank you!
                          www.laurienberenson.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AliCat View Post

                            That's precisely why I had my model put on that 34DD bra in the last picture. Band size is critical and most stores don't carry them in smaller sizes with filler cups.

                            The smaller bands are particularly important for the eq riders.

                            I read a Noelle Floyd Fashion article that interviewed Jordan Allen who said she couldn't find the right bra for the eq, and this article became a mission. I hope she comes to see me!
                            So go down a band size and up a cup size and see if that works better?

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                            • #15
                              Awesome article, AliCat! I am in that part of NJ fairly often for work - I'll have to see if I can work a fitting into my schedule one of these trips
                              "So relax! Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun goddamnit." Crash Davis; Bull Durham

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Palm Beach View Post

                                So go down a band size and up a cup size and see if that works better?
                                That's a good starting point, most of the time. In this case, the rider would go down 2 band and up 2 cups.
                                The best sports bras for riders are Anita 5527 and Panache! Size UP in Anita, down in Panache (UK sizing)

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by AliCat View Post

                                  That's a good starting point, most of the time. In this case, the rider would go down 2 band and up 2 cups.
                                  Interesting article and photos, thank you. I might try to go down 1 bands and up 1 cup and see if it's better.

                                  Also, since we're talking sports bras - I hate that most of them have to be wrestled on. That is a workout in its own right! I am looking for a FRONT close, wireless, racerback sports bra that doesn't have a ton of material.

                                  This one looks promising but I wonder how comfortable that zip might be...
                                  https://www.amazon.com/Maidenform-Wo...%2C178&sr=8-25
                                  Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by sophie View Post

                                    Interesting article and photos, thank you. I might try to go down 1 bands and up 1 cup and see if it's better.

                                    Also, since we're talking sports bras - I hate that most of them have to be wrestled on. That is a workout in its own right! I am looking for a FRONT close, wireless, racerback sports bra that doesn't have a ton of material.

                                    This one looks promising but I wonder how comfortable that zip might be...
                                    https://www.amazon.com/Maidenform-Wo...%2C178&sr=8-25
                                    Front close and wire free will result in zero separation of your breasts.

                                    After having some zip front styles in my store, I will no longer carry them. They simply didn't hold up and were very, very difficult to get on.

                                    Racerback is a personal preference, but that style generally lends itself to more "fluff" on the back.

                                    I'd personally recommend going to a specialty store and seeing what they suggest for you specifically. The right size/style may be much easier to put on.
                                    The best sports bras for riders are Anita 5527 and Panache! Size UP in Anita, down in Panache (UK sizing)

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by sophie View Post

                                      Interesting article and photos, thank you. I might try to go down 1 bands and up 1 cup and see if it's better.

                                      Also, since we're talking sports bras - I hate that most of them have to be wrestled on. That is a workout in its own right! I am looking for a FRONT close, wireless, racerback sports bra that doesn't have a ton of material.

                                      This one looks promising but I wonder how comfortable that zip might be...
                                      https://www.amazon.com/Maidenform-Wo...%2C178&sr=8-25
                                      I also really dislike the ones that you have to wrestle into - having hooks that allow you to get in and out, as well as adjust, is just so much better. Mine all close in the back though.
                                      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

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                                      • #20
                                        Recently bought a SheFit and so far, it's OK. SOme wrestling, and sometimes the front zip is hard to start. sophie the straps can be arranges as an X like a racerback. AliCat if you have an opinion on them I'd be interested in hearing it. A few friends swear by them. I'm usually a 38B or C.....

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