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RED
05-12-2010, 02:06 PM
Sports bras!
I'm a 34/36' D
I've bought 5million of them. It is actually hard for me to find sports bras in my size anyways. If you have big cup sizes, they assume you are over weight so the band sizes are usually 40 inches plus for D cups. And if you find 34-36 inch bands the cups are usually B's and C's..Meh
I've tried Different types, high impact, to the weird boned kind. It doesn't survive Aikido Ukemi for me. It down right hurts. I've tried duct taping the bra tighter recently... but duct tape don't breath and isn't very flexible... and itchy!

Any other small framed,well endowed ladies who have found an answer to this problem?

:confused:

Anne-Marieke van Rooij
05-12-2010, 03:47 PM
'fraid not, Maggie. What works best for me (D-cup as well) is wearing a very tight sleeveless shirt ( mine his of 80% cotton, 10% elasthan). Bras hurt that's for sure :(
No more aching breasts, even my nipple piercings don't get hurt in them just because I'm kind of "packed tight" in this shirt. Hope this helps.

Janet Rosen
05-12-2010, 06:28 PM
I always use Natori sports bras and they come in a full range of sizes. You can order online via Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Natori-Womens-Underwire-Sports-Bra/dp/B00361ESA8
or if you are near a Nordstrom they carry them.

Shadowfax
05-12-2010, 06:53 PM
you can also try enell. They do carry a wide range of fits and tend to cater to the hard to fit person. Expensive but I have heard very good things.
http://www.enell.com/size_and_measurement_chart.php

RED
05-12-2010, 10:24 PM
I might need to try a mixture of the tight shirt and super supportive bra thing. I'll keep the duct tape in the gym bag just in case!

Janet Rosen
05-12-2010, 11:45 PM
I'm going to guess you'll find a Natori will work well.

ninjaqutie
05-13-2010, 12:20 AM
Have you looked into Nike or Victorias Secret? VS is more size specific (cup and band) instead of M, L, XL, etc. So they may give you a better fit. I don't know if it states in their description what level impact they are geared for. I know you can search Nike based on impact level of the exercise. Anyway, I have and use both and both are great. Mine are for higher impact because I used them for tennis.

lbb
05-13-2010, 07:59 AM
Go to Title Nine Sports and use their guide.

RED
05-13-2010, 08:59 AM
I've tried VS in the past. They held good, but honestly they fall apart easily.

ninjaqutie
05-13-2010, 10:32 AM
Then try Nike. If they make sports bras that can contain Serena Williams on the tennis court, they HAVE to have something for you. :D

RED
05-13-2010, 10:55 AM
LOL good point :p

Anita Dacanay
05-13-2010, 01:51 PM
You know, I had great luck for a while with a cheap Danskin high-impact sports bra in a 36D. Only $9.99 at Walmart and it was both comfy and gave great support - I was so geeked! Unfortunately, the last time I was there the only 36D high impact had a big old zipper up the front - not so good for Aikido!

RED
05-13-2010, 03:09 PM
You know, I had great luck for a while with a cheap Danskin high-impact sports bra in a 36D. Only $9.99 at Walmart and it was both comfy and gave great support - I was so geeked! Unfortunately, the last time I was there the only 36D high impact had a big old zipper up the front - not so good for Aikido!

I never understood the point of the zipper front bras.. :/

ninjaqutie
05-13-2010, 05:09 PM
Must of come from the 80's.... they had zippers on everthing :D

Mikemac
05-13-2010, 06:04 PM
Just wanted to swing by and say that this is a forum topic I fully support! ( Pardon the pun ) :rolleyes:

RED
05-13-2010, 08:27 PM
Just wanted to swing by and say that this is a forum topic I fully support! ( Pardon the pun ) :rolleyes:

*smack*

Simone
05-14-2010, 01:40 AM
Hi Maggie,

I use a kind of bra from champion (we call it "bustier", but the dictionary doesn't know the word...). Keeps everything tight and I like it better than a shirt. It's also made of material that takes the sweat away from your body to the outside of the bra. Doesn't have any zippers. Very comfortable.

Simone

Anita Dacanay
05-15-2010, 07:03 AM
I never understood the point of the zipper front bras.. :/

Me neither! I actually went ahead and bought the silly thing because I can use it for the gym. Not only does it have the stupid zipper, but it is black with florescent pink trim, so it does indeed look very 1980's. Seriously though, the two Danskin sports bras I had purchased last year I really loved.

Shadowfax
05-15-2010, 08:19 PM
I really like the Fruit of the Loom Sports bras from Wally world too. But not sure if this would help the OP since her size requirements might be harder to find off the rack.

tenshinaikidoka
05-18-2010, 01:14 AM
Uh.................................

Narda
05-18-2010, 07:42 AM
Under Amour makes some good ones. :)

http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/search/results/pid1204393-Women-s-UA-Stability-D/1204393-001

RED
05-18-2010, 12:12 PM
These are great tips. Sorry for scaring the men.
I just want the pain to stop.

Walter Martindale
05-18-2010, 02:24 PM
These are great tips. Sorry for scaring the men.
I just want the pain to stop.

Not scared, it's a concern for you.
Have you considered compression garments made by "Skins" or other manufacturers?
W

RED
05-18-2010, 02:36 PM
Not scared, it's a concern for you.
Have you considered compression garments made by "Skins" or other manufacturers?
W

No, but I have tried duct tape...it fixes everything you see. ;)

I'll look it up, thanks!

CitoMaramba
05-18-2010, 05:01 PM
Thanks to this thread, I found out that the founder of Natori is a Filipina (Josie Natori nee Cruz)... I'm proud of fellow Filipinos who succeed overseas..

RED
05-18-2010, 08:06 PM
Thanks to this thread, I found out that the founder of Natori is a Filipina (Josie Natori nee Cruz)... I'm proud of fellow Filipinos who succeed overseas..

Sweet, and their stuff is pricey, they must be doing good.:cool: :cool:

Janet Rosen
05-18-2010, 08:07 PM
Thanks to this thread, I found out that the founder of Natori is a Filipina (Josie Natori nee Cruz)... I'm proud of fellow Filipinos who succeed overseas..

Its a great product too!:)

Janet Rosen
05-18-2010, 08:10 PM
Sweet, and their stuff is pricey, they must be doing good.:cool: :cool:

I don't think its unreasonable for a well fitting bra that lasts a long time - I rotate through the 4 I bought originally and they have to be 8 yrs old by now. YMMV

RED
05-18-2010, 08:18 PM
I don't think its unreasonable for a well fitting bra that lasts a long time - I rotate through the 4 I bought originally and they have to be 8 yrs old by now. YMMV

True, I've never had a bra last more than a year before I tossed it. I also never bought a sports bra over 40 bucks.
Funny, I'll spend 60-70 bucks on Victoria Secret underwear, but I never invest the same into my sports bra. Funny how people are, me included, they never invest in the things that are good for them per-say.

Janet Rosen
05-19-2010, 11:00 AM
Funny, I'll spend 60-70 bucks on Victoria Secret underwear, but I never invest the same into my sports bra. Funny how people are, me included, they never invest in the things that are good for them per-say.

:)

ninjaqutie
05-19-2010, 11:01 AM
On another topic Maggie (though similar), VS has some great aikido underwear I discovered!

Mikemac
05-19-2010, 02:21 PM
On another topic Maggie (though similar), VS has some great aikido underwear I discovered!

From a male perspective, I'm sure VS has some great aikido underwear for girls. I just know if you wore it, you could get me on my back in no time! ;)

Elldav
05-19-2010, 05:39 PM
Hi Maggie,
I can highly recommend this Anita sports bra - I am a 32F (which may be too much information to share on here!) so I know your pain for finding good bras. It is fantastic for aikido (and jogging). Here is a link to a pic in white - this is on an Australian site but you can buy on US sites too.

http://www.blestbras.com.au/detail/62/Anita/Sports-5527.aspx

It has a really good mesh back and is very comfortable. It is a soft cup so no wires to poke in. I don't notice it at all when I am training and it has washed and worn very well given it gets a pretty good going over from me thumping on the mats. It's expensive but worth it!

ninjaqutie
05-19-2010, 05:39 PM
Oh jeez... I guess I asked for that!

Elldav
05-19-2010, 05:50 PM
Hello Maggie,
I am a 32F, so I know your pain in finding a decent sports bra. I can highly recommend this one from Anita - it's their 5527 sports bra. It's a little pricey (about US$60) but totally worth it. It's fantastic for aikido and jogging.

It's very comfortable, doesn't dig in or poke and has washed and worn very well, considering the harsh treatment it gets from me hitting the mats. Here is a link to it on an Australian site so you can see it in the white - it's also got a mesh back which is really good.
http://www.blestbras.com.au/detail/62/Anita/Sports-5527.aspx

Good luck!

RED
05-19-2010, 08:18 PM
On another topic Maggie (though similar), VS has some great aikido underwear I discovered!

Aikido underwear? Like sports wear? Or aiki thongs? LOL

RED
05-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Hello Maggie,
I am a 32F, so I know your pain in finding a decent sports bra. I can highly recommend this one from Anita - it's their 5527 sports bra. It's a little pricey (about US$60) but totally worth it. It's fantastic for aikido and jogging.

It's very comfortable, doesn't dig in or poke and has washed and worn very well, considering the harsh treatment it gets from me hitting the mats. Here is a link to it on an Australian site so you can see it in the white - it's also got a mesh back which is really good.
http://www.blestbras.com.au/detail/62/Anita/Sports-5527.aspx

Good luck!

Thanks for the link.
I think what I'm learning here is if I want a good sports supporter, I'm going have to invest and stop being so damn cheap!

RED
05-19-2010, 08:21 PM
http://images5.cafepress.com/product/133180485v3_480x480_Front_Color-White.jpg

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