Curvy Sports Bras for the New Year
By HOLLY JACKSON
Earlier this month, I decided to get a puppy. My last dog had come along when he was two years old. He was consistent: sedate, lovely and mostly trained when I adopted him. He lived to an old age, but when I finally felt ready to get another dog I wanted a completely different option: this time I would try the puppy experience. What I didn’t anticipate was how truly tiring the whole thing would be. I have been living in sweatpants and my sports bras, ready to run around with the puppy at any moment so he doesn’t chew up my house. I’ve been getting up at 4:30 am to take him out and getting up early when he starts running around like an insane ball of fluff. The whole thing has caused me to take serious stock of my sports bra drawer and helped me fall in love with some I hadn’t tried out.
One of the most popular sports bras on the market right now is the Panache Wired Sports bra, which most people really love. A new version has come out recently in a performance lace that looks fancy and dramatic, making it fit perfectly into the continuing athlesiure trend. Sculptresse has also put out a sports bra that really works well and goes up to a 46 band size, which can be incredibly hard to find. I love that Panache has two great offerings for curvy figures out currently.
Frequently, writing about lingerie isn’t always about what works for you: it’s about what sells or what works for a lot of other customers. I’ve heard great things from Ellen and others about the Ultimate Fit Sports Bra by Curvy Couture. She’s amazed by the bounce control, particularly when galloping in the desert on her horse.
Se also touts the virtues of the Maximum Support Air Control Delta Pad Sports Bra by Anita. Ellen loves this Anita bra, but my mother also swears that this bra has improved her tennis game dramatically. And believe me, we are talking about two very different people!
I’ll finish with my two personal favorites: the Microfiber Underwire Sports Bra by Elila and the Energise Sports Bra by Elomi. These two have a similar feel and fit to me, but they’re fantastic on my short waisted and curvy figure. They’re serious enough to stand up to high impact exercise but comfortable enough that I can wear them while running around with the puppy without feeling squished or constricted.