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Finding a sports bra shouldn’t be this hard

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    Finding a sports bra shouldn’t be this hard

    Looking for a back clasp sports bra in a light color to wear under show shirts. Not sure why bra designers think we want to wiggle a bra over our heads-esp. a sweaty one. And my shoulders just don’t work for that anymore.

    Front zipper bras will show under my shirt, as will black or the other crazy colors!

    I can’t be the only one—what have you guys found?

    I have a hatred of zippers in general so haven't tried it but the Cheata Trotter has been really highly recommended to me and sounds like it might work.


      I recently got the knix catalyst sports bra and I really like it. Looks like they are out of stock in white currently. I have the Eclipse (grey) colour and it doesn't noticeably show through my white shirts the way black or red would.


        Originally posted by MissusS View Post
        I recently got the knix catalyst sports bra and I really like it. Looks like they are out of stock in white currently. I have the Eclipse (grey) colour and it doesn't noticeably show through my white shirts the way black or red would.
        Ditto. Far and away the best sports bra, quality- and bounce control-wise, that I’ve bought in the last 5 or 10 years. It’s not perfect - finding the right size took two tries (exchanges were easy) and they require a bit of breaking in. But they’ve been a much more successful option for me than Anita, ShockAbsorber, Panache, SheFit, Cheeta, Enell, and the dept store brands.


          I like this one, it comes in beige


            Got front closure sport bras ( little hooks) that I love. I don't know if they would show through your shirt or not. I wear them with everything and don't have an issue, but I am not big chested either. I love the ease of getting them on. I got mine on Amazon , made by fruit of the Loom.


              Go to the under armour site. The have one that's pale pink that I'm tempted to drop some money on. I think it's the Infinity.
              ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~


                Lululemon has one, it's a back clasp, comes in lighter colors. The material is really breathable, and it doesn't chafe too bad (I mean - I am an e and when I go for long distance runs in NC humidty, everything chafes but I can typically wear it all day for anything else)


                  This year I'm in the hunt also. I got a couple of the Wacoal underwire sports bra that has the wire on the outside, fairly comfortable. Just got, haven't worn yet, the Champion Distance underwire 2.0. I bought 3 sizes in different colors and the bigger band was tighter than the smaller size?!? Some people say it's itchy and I wonder if the different colors are different in stretch and itchiness. The Pinksicle was the tight one and I suspect it would be itchy. The Imperial Indigo seemed comfortable, but I found these on Amazon for $24 in white so need to try those on (delivered today.)
                  That's fine, many of us have slid down this slippery slope and became very happy (and broke) doing it. We may not have a retirement, but we have memories ...


                    I like the Anita Momentum bras for riding. They are available in a nude color. Great support and very comfortable, although they look like the bras my mother wore in the 60’s.


                      Syrokan on Amazon has dupes of a lot of the $$$ bras.
                      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                      you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the long as its in a conservative color.


                        I am a 40D and have tried all manner of sports bras. Most of my previous ones have been underwire; however, I've recently been persuaded that underwire isn't a great idea for equestrians. I currently have a Cheeta Trotter and in terms of comfort, compression and no bounce, it's great. I love riding in it, but It is not easy to get on. It has a zipper in the back that is covered by the compression layer, so the zipper would not be visible.

                        I cannot get it on if I am damp from the shower or sweaty, or if the bra is damp from being washed out the previous night.

                        The *best* way for me to put it on is to unzip it, get everything in place and have my husband close the zipper. Needless to say, this is not always practical.

                        It's also pretty spendy.

                        So while it's the best riding sports bra I've had to date, it is not perfect and I'll keep searching for a more perfect solution.
                        The plural of anecdote is not data.


                          The Cheatas keep everything in place, but can be difficult to get on and off.

                          I have some bad neck/shoulder/back problems and cannot have any sports bra strap pressure on my upper trapezius/levator scapulae muscles (I think I got that right). My favorites for comfort, support and durability are the Moving Comfort Fiona (which it looks like has been bought by Brooks Running) and now one from Duluth Trading Company (


                            Originally posted by MissusS View Post
                            I recently got the knix catalyst sports bra and I really like it. Looks like they are out of stock in white currently. I have the Eclipse (grey) colour and it doesn't noticeably show through my white shirts the way black or red would.
                            my go to as well. And I stalk them watching for light colours in my size.

                            Time management tough for you? 42 great tips and support through this course!


                              My favorite sports bar, as someone well endowed and living in a humid part of the country, is this champion sports bra. Tons of colors (so the beige is great under white shirts) and is flattering (or as flattering as a sports bra can be)
                              Champion Women's Spot Comfort Full-Support Sport Bra



                                I live where its hot, and i need a 34 g. I wear a goddess kiera bra that's great as a sports bra. It is not, in fact, a sports bra, but it not only holds great, it makes me look great.


                                  Strongly suggest going to a bra fitting store and get fitted. I did this earlier this year and I love having bras that really, truly fit correctly. You should be able to get what you want there.
                                  Where Norwegian Fjords Rule


                                    Originally posted by IronwoodFarm View Post
                                    Strongly suggest going to a bra fitting store and get fitted. I did this earlier this year and I love having bras that really, truly fit correctly. You should be able to get what you want there.
                                    I have asked this in some other threads and I feel like there is never an answer. How does one find a good bra fitting store?


                                      Originally posted by trubandloki View Post

                                      I have asked this in some other threads and I feel like there is never an answer. How does one find a good bra fitting store?
                                      Google "bra fitter" in your area. If you're not in a big metro area, there may not be many. There are two in my area that are just bra/corset/underwear stores - that's all.


                                        Try searching for a post surgical bra. Front closures are apparently the thing to have post reconstruction, and they are designed to provide a decent amount of support.
                                        For the horse color genetics junky