Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Taking Recommendations!

Last Wednesday evening as I finished my run, I had my first summer reality check. I was dehydrated from being sick all day, but I decided to try to run anyway. By the end, I was so dehydrated I decided to just stop my watch and walk it in.
As I walked, I lifted my tank top. It's one of my favorites, with a built-in bra, so I couldn't take it off completely. I folded it up and let my stomach breathe. In that moment, I remembered what a difference one less layer makes.

So, I am officially renewing my summer membership of the Sports Bra Squad. I have two bras I really like to run in shirtless, and the rest are just meh. Both of my favorites were given to me and I can't seem to find them on the company websites, so I think they're discontinued. They are from Victoria's Secret and North Face.
Favorite bra #1, from VS.
I've realized I feel most comfortable running shirtless in slightly "longer" bras - the kind that come down a bit on your ribs, instead of stopping right at the bra-band. I also tend to chafe where the band sits if it's too high.

Favorite bra #2, from North Face.
So, I am looking for recommendations! I don't mind paying a little bit more for a comfortable, supportive, breathable option, but I'm not a snob; inexpensive options are always welcome. I don't need anything extremely compressive, but I like something with thicker straps that cross in the back. Those bras with thinner straps are super cute but just don't work for me.

What is your favorite sports bra to run in?

ABK

9 comments:

  1. This is my new favorite vra. Also the first sports bra that I haven't gotten the rib chafe or the under armour chafe.
    https://www.oiselle.com/shop/running-bras/bae-bra

    I've also been toying with the idea of buying a crop from either oiselle or rabbit, but haven't committed yet.

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    1. So many phone auto corrects ! 🙈

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    2. Thank you Christine! Do you mind if I ask your bra size? It looks like the Bae Bra is recommended for C-D, so I'm not sure if it'll fit me.

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  2. I will run in any kind of sports bra but tend to own the most basic kind. I run shirtless a lot in the summer, I hate wet fabric stuck to me!

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    1. I'll run in any of them if it's hot enough, but I feel like I'll feel more confident if I get some new cute ones!

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  3. This is my current favorite sports bra:
    https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/nike-womens-classic-cross-back-sports-bra-18nikwpdddcrssbckapu/18nikwpdddcrssbckapu

    It's honestly super comfortable and comes down a little longer like you mentioned you like. As someone with a D-cup I like that it goes up a little higher on the chest to really keep things compressed, but I think it also meets your requirements and is worth trying on at Dicks if you have one near you!

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    1. Oooh, this is adorable!!! Thank you for sharing, I may just pick one up!!

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  4. I know Heather likes these: https://www.runinrabbit.com/collections/womens-new/products/crop-hop-blackrabbitknit

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    1. These are cute! I am not sure how I feel about wearing crops myself...they all seem really high-cut on the neck. I prefer the scoop of a traditional sports bra.

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