Friday, January 9, 2009

Banishing The Bounce

Photo: Victoria's Secret

It has been all quiet on my blogging front this week. I'm sorry for the lack of updates. A mountain of a workload, plus being away from home with all kinds of business to take care of has meant zero time for the blog.

One thing that I have made time for while I've been on the road though, is regular early morning visits to the gym.

Being that I'm rather um, large chested, finding a sports bra that's comfortable
and flattering has always been a challenge for me. Underwire is a must but comfort is also key. I feel like the life is being squeezed out of me when a sports bra cuts off my circulation. For years while playing sports, I wore underwire bras with sports bras over top. Yes, that's right folks, two bras at once. Sure, they kept my knockers in place while I booted it up the hill, or hit a jump shot at the buzzer, but hello "pancake boob" ...not to mention a zillion straps digging in and poking me, bulk city, and being all sweaty in totally unbreathable fabric. I envied the smaller chested women so much, because they didn't have to worry about their ta-tas while getting their sweat on. I wished more than anything that I could take mine off and leave them in the locker room while I went about my workout.

"Your breasts can bounce up to eight inches during exercise."- Jacqui Stafford, Executive Style Director for Shape Magazine

See? You need something that's going to hold 'em in place or you're liable to knock yourself out on the treadmill.

It is for all of these reasons that I was beyond ecstatic when I found this stellar, new miracle bra.

Victoria's Secret VSX Sport Triple System Tech Sports Bra

Here are the features that this baby boasts:

• Body-Wick™ technology moves moisture away from the body to keep you dry and comfortable
• Interior cushioned underwire frame reinforces support and motion control
• Triple-layer mesh for cooling ventilation and superior support
• Molded cup spacer adds subtle shape enhancement and stabilizing support and coverage
• Adjustable, padded hook-and-eye closure allows for precise fit

Finding a sports bra that keeps the girls up without giving me one big, massive "uniboob" is something that I had never thought possible, until I found this bra. Plus, the fact that it actually makes my tits look really good while I'm at the gym is just incredible in my world. This is why I deemed it worthy of an entire blog entry dedicated to its awesomeness.

You too can banish booby bounce and blitz those unwanted jiggly bits wearing this super supportive and totally flattering sports bra- and it'll only cost you $38 US. That Victoria, she's got all kinds of tricks up her sleeve.


PatZ said...

all the baywatch fans are going "nooooooooooooo!"

Anonymous said...

I totally relate to everything you wrote: multiple bras, pancake boob, uniboob ... urgh, memories.
I haven't bought a new sportsbra since before my reduction surgery - and that was almost 4 years ago!
Thank you for the recommendation :)

Keira-Anne said...

Feel free to share some of your bounce with me. I could use some more bounce.

Krista said...

even small boobed ladies like me experience un anted jiggling, and not the good sexy kind, the owwww kind. thanks for the tip on the padded bra find. :)

Amy Burrows said...

YES! I really need one of these. The one I have is so painful and ugly!

Melissa said...

When I started training for the Half, this was SUCH a huge problem for me. I can't believe I went so long without finding a proper bra. Thx for letting us know about VS. My fav is by a company called Moving Comfort. I have two of their "Cara" bras. They're so good, I only have to wear one at a time ;)

Anonymous said...

im always amazed at how women including myself, see their bodies, i can't think of a time i have ever thought a big busted woman looked ANYTHING but good in her sports bra.
BUT i hear you, you want hotness and comfort, im glad you found it, but know that they ARE going to look good no matter what. :)

zona said...

seems the post was dedicated to your boobs, tits, knockers, ta-tas, girls more than it was to a bra. maybe that's just a guy's perspective

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I wish we had VS here but la senza is pretty close but they don't stock as much stuff. finding the right sportsbra can be an all day challenge.

Roshan said...

I'm afraid that I'm going to need solid proof in front of my eyes for all this to be believable ;) So when do I get to meet u?

Roxanne said...


Thank you so much for this post, I will have to visit Victoria's and see this bra in action! I've done the whole two-bra and even those little spaghetti strapped shirts that have "boob" support...not a good idea, but it did help with the bounce and support...sometimes.