Yep. I said it... I know it’s the “in” place, and legions of legging-wearing gals might be keying my car later…that’s okay. I am strong and I will survive.
In my book - you have to show me WHY it’s worth my $60+ hard earned dollars for 1 bra… I will not buy your chi-chi clothes unless they pass a few standard tests.
#1: When I jump, everything stays in place.
I cannot emphasize this enough.
Because really, why else are we wearing this special bra?!
This basic request comes to you, courtesy of a small-chested athlete, for Pete’s Sake!
This leads me to the premise of my argument…Lulu Lemon is for looks….
“See me? My whole outfit is from Lulu!”
And yes, the clothes are beautiful!
And yes, I own some!
But here’s the deal - it’s not performance-wear...For athletes.
I’m sure it’s great for yoga.
#2: Full coverage of the chest region
While we’re on the subject of having a small chest….
There is zero reason….ZERO
for a sports bra to reveal your goodies
whilst you are standing upright or bending over.
Because in the beginning, middle or end of my workout, I cannot be bothered to adjust body parts to remain contained.
I can’t even imagine what this is like for the well-endowed! Bless.
Sports bra - this is your one job!
Don’t EVEN get me started on side-boob!!!
#3: Give my arms, back, and shoulders room to do their job
Adding straps does not equal better. It just looks fancy.
For those who lack motivation to workout in the first place, why would you keep going if you feel like you’re strapped into a straight jacket?!
For those who love working out, you will want to rip this sexy, strappy-dappy extravaganza right off. And then where are we?
Certainly breaking rules #1 and #2.
I recently worked my way into one of these cutting edge fashiony LLL bras.
Instead of being really cool-looking from the back, all I saw was my sexy, strong back desperately trying to find some breathing room.
It was a disaster.
I’m not a easy-peasy workout type-girl.
Now, I don’t mean to say every workout I’m flipping tires.
But, seriously LLL?
The only high support sports bra you offer is the “Ta Ta Tamer III.”
Sorry - just throw up in my mouth.
I can see that you can cross the straps in the back for the best fit.
Can’t you just design it so that it already does that?
Because now I’ll be worried about the hooks coming undone and/or digging into my back while I workout.
AND yet, friends, one caveat….
My favorite sports bra is from LLL.
I know. I’m such a hypocrite!
Here’s the kicker.
That’s the bra I went into the store to buy…with a gift card from a client…and they didn’t have it…
Tried my best not to have a small tantrum in the store.
At least I know the name of it…and how ironic.
It’s called the “All Sport Bra.”
Criss Cross straps that are thick and allow your upper body to do it’s thang! You’re fully covered and everything stays in place.
So what’s a sporty girl to do?
Off to Target! Dick’s Sporting Goods! Athleta!
More reviews to come.
I’ll make sure our top picks fulfill rules #1, 2, & 3 and don’t break the bank.
But let’s be honest.
When you find your favorite sports bra, you will fork over the cash money!!!
-Your Constant Support