Self magazine thinks a full bust means a C cup, maybe a D. Self Magazine left me sobbing in a lululemon dressing room last night.
You see, when I saw a link to an article about the best sports bras for big busts I was stoked, it wasn’t until I looked closer at the article that I realized many of the bras didn’t go above a D cup.
I guess when you’re talking about super athletic people, D+ is fairly uncommon. However I manage to get around the gym just fine and you know what I have up top? An au naturale set of 32Fs. I’ve been a C cup since junior high, grew to a D by 18 and after my first pregnancy rounded out at a DD. My second pregnancy blessed me with the Fs I have today and even after giving birth and losing 25 pounds I still clock in at a busty 32F. Not a 34DD like some salespeople would want me to believe. “You are all breast tissue hun, that stuff isn’t going anywhere.” is what I heard at my last fitting. I wholeheartedly believe in wearing the right size bra, even when it comes to exercising. So when I set out to find a bra to contain the bounce my girls are capable of producing, I came up very squished (and pretty sad) after taking the advice of the Self Magazine.
So I set out to find the REAL best sports bras for even fuller busts on petite figures. We’re talking DDD and beyond. Just because we have big boobs doesn’t mean we don’t go to the gym, because we do. It also doesn’t mean we want giant ugly bras with a thousand closures that go from our collarbones to our diaphragms. Here’s the bras I tried, the bras I cried in, and the bras I ultimately bought. I hope my experience can other busty yet petite ladies in my same situation.
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