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2 sports bras at the same time?

post #1 of 16
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Is wearing two sports bras the only way to get enough support if you are larger breasted??? Or are my sports bras just not that great?
post #2 of 16
I can't answer your question but I can tell you I've been doing this for years! AND I don't have a large chest. I just can't stand the feeling of 'bouncing'. It almost hurts.

I'm always on the search for sports bras that clasp (can't stand trying to get myself free from a gross, sweaty, thing that feels the size of a rubber band) AND separates my chest (no uni-boob if can help it). I can't believe it myself, but I'm wearing/cherishing a bra by Speedo that must be 10 years old because does both things mentioned. I usually wear that one and a elastic-y thing I bought at Target, I think by champion (I got a white one and a green one).

So, not sure if you have a bad bra, but you're not alone!
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post #4 of 16
I used to do that too. Even with a high quality jog bra, I felt better wearing two.

My only piece of advice is in case you are nursing. Don't wear both bras (before or after your workout) for longer than you need to or you risk getting mastitis.

ETA: I forgot to say I also had good luck wearing a regular bra (but soft-cup, no underwire) under a sports bra. It worked well for me and was more comfortable than wearing two sports bras.
post #5 of 16
I'm a 36G. Enell bras are the best. They do swish the girls a bit but once in there, they aren't going to move
post #6 of 16
I'm laughing right now because I thought I was the only one who did this!! thanks for making me feel normal!! I actually wear a regular and a sports bra. Would love to find one that does it all!!
post #7 of 16
Moving Comfort Fiona.

I started wearing it when I was still nursing and an F cup. No bounce.
post #8 of 16
I'm seconding the Enell recommendation. It's like body armor- my boobs don't move at all! I can *jump* and they stay put. Amazing.
post #9 of 16
I am doing that right now as I have an Enell, but just being 6 weeks pp and some pounds to lose still I cannot fit into the Enell. Now, the girls do not move at all in that thing!
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by anniegirl View Post
I used to do that too. Even with a high quality jog bra, I felt better wearing two.

My only piece of advice is in case you are nursing. Don't wear both bras (before or after your workout) for longer than you need to or you risk getting mastitis.

ETA: I forgot to say I also had good luck wearing a regular bra (but soft-cup, no underwire) under a sports bra. It worked well for me and was more comfortable than wearing two sports bras.
That's good advice. I'm BFing a 5 mo old right now. The other night I noticed that my left breast felt really sore. I think it was from wearing sports bras, b/c they are so much more contrictive. I felt like I was going to be a plugged duct or something, but luckily it went away after several nursing sessions.

I'm going to look into the enell bra.
post #11 of 16
I second the Moving Comfort Fiona. I stopped wearing two bras when I discovered it and recommend it to anyone who needs extra support. The adjustable shoulder straps are great and I've never had any chafing problems, even on my longest training runs.
post #12 of 16
Forgot to mention that the Moving Comfort Fiona, while not actually a nursing bra, CAN be used as a nursing bra thanks to the strap design!
post #13 of 16
I looked up Enell bras, but they look like they are absolutely not adjustable - their closure is in front. Is that right?
post #14 of 16
I'm another 'double bagger' I like them immobilized. I'm nursing my 16 mo still, but just a few times a day and I haven't had any problems.
post #15 of 16
It's not just those with big girls. I'm pretty small and have been thinking about it. I'm not going to waste my money on the low support Champion ones anymore.
post #16 of 16
I looked up Enell and it look quite unattractive to me, and it is so wide, that if you don't want the fabrc(which is shiny underwear type fabric)not to show, you have to buy their special top too. I think, I will stick with regular supportive bra.
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