Recent finds: regular bras, sports bras, and workout clothes

This isn’t a comprehensive post, just a list of a few good items I’ve found recently that I wanted to share.

Bras

I had been wearing old, worn-out, unsupportive Lane Bryant/Cacique bras forever, because the one kind that fit me had been discontinued (boo). Multiple trips to Lane Bryant failed to find an adequate replacment, as did a few rounds of online shopping.

But then I came across the Playtex 18-hour bra. It had literally hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon, so I decided to give it a try. And damn. Cheap, comfortable, supportive without an underwire–this is pretty much the perfect bra.

I’ve found that the back rides up once I’ve been wearing it for a while, but that’s a pretty minor complaint. Otherwise, it stays comfortable and supportive throughout the day.

Sports bras

I’d never worn sports bras before, because finding them in my size was so hard. But I kept reading good things about the Enell sports bra, one of the few that actually comes in band sizes above 40. (Seriously, why do companies seem to think that no one with a chest bigger than 40DD ever works out?) I gave it a try, and I’m glad I did!

There’s no power in the verse that could keep these boobs from bouncing, but the Enell comes pretty close.

Workout wear

On one of those aforementioned failed bra-hunting ventures to Lane Bryant, I did find something else awesome–a tank top that’s long enough to keep my belly from escaping during yoga. It comes in both solid colors and a lovely variety of prints, so I can finally fulfill my long-held dream of working out in a watercolor-floral-print top.

And, combined with a cardigan or bolero, it makes great office wear.

Also, it is so hard to find workout plus size workout bottoms that aren’t black or gray. But LB also has a solution. Behold, hot pink and royal blue capris! I bought a pair of the pink ones (of course) online, and they’re too big in a 22/24, so I’m going to exchange them for an 18/20. Once I get them in the right size, I’ll do a workout outfit post!

Have you made any lucky finds lately?

3 thoughts on “Recent finds: regular bras, sports bras, and workout clothes

  1. I’m angry at Enell as they seem not to offer custom sizing any longer (and the arm holes are always too small on the standard sizes I’ve tried). But for regular bras, I’m currently in love with my Elomi Eva. Not cheap, nope, but nothing in my size range is. And while I couldn’t do a strenuous workout in it, it held up just fine for some light travel recovery yoga (sun salutes, but knees down and no jump ups or backs) and a short jog — before also going through the rest of my day. It runs large in the band, which is going to be an issue for me in the future (and also in the cup, which is not going to be a problem) — but a tailor visit down the line should suffice.

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