When I look at myself naked, semi-naked or topless (which I probably do at least a couple of times a day), I don’t think “wow you’ve got big boobs”. In fact, I’d say my boobs were pretty average size for my height and weight. (Side note – is there even any way to find out what the average bra size is for your height and weight?) When I was at school, I would even say I had small boobs. I was a B cup, and for a 5′ 9″ girl, that ain’t too big. But as I’ve got older, my boobs have got bigger. Given they’re mostly made of fat, that’s probably in direct correlation to how much I eat (I was a whippet at school) but even now I’ve lost a stone and maintained my exercise regime, my ta-tas have stayed at a strong 32DD / 32E.
My current sports bra situation
I am lucky that I still fall into the range where I can wear pretty bras and not ones that resemble potato sacks and for that I am super grateful. I have found, however, that it is nigh on impossible to find a decent sports bra for those who are blessed with slightly larger lady lumps. I normally go to Sports Direct for this kind of thing because, you know, it’s a sports shop and I like it cheap. But lately what I’ve found there just hasn’t cut it.
I need something more than a glorified crop top and something less than an underwire. I can’t bear the thought of exercising in an underwire. I need a firm, tight elastic back band and I need something that stops the old watermelons from bouncing everywhere. I also need bras that come in BRA SIZES, not clothes sizes, not S / M / L, no thanks, I just want bra sizes from my bra.
I didn’t actually think all of the above was too much to ask, but I was wrong.
Finding a sports bra at Simply Be
So I decided to explore my other options. I looked in department stores, online, on the high street. Then I came across the sportswear at Simply Be. My misconception of Simply Be was that they only offer clothing for the plus size lady, but I was wrong.
Simply Be originally targeted themselves at clothes size 12 – 34, but did you also know they stock size 8 and 10? Not only that, but they also stock sports bras in actual bra sizes. And they cater for those with a slightly bigger bosom than your average bear.
I picked up the Glamorise Sport Adjustable Control bra because it’s brightly coloured (and I love me some colourful sportswear), it’s machine washable, it has a supportive back, adjustable straps and an amazing second adjustable option on the front of the straps, so I can really hoik those bad boys in when I need to.
That means that if I am doing high intensity exercise (HIIT for example), then I can raise the front clasp to the highest hook and it will flatten my chest the most. If I am doing more gentle exercise, I can lower the front clasp to a lower hook and it will give a slightly looser fit. Absolutely genius and it works so well, I love it because I only need one sports bra for all types of exercise now!
So if you are also struggling to find a sports bra that fit your bigger boobs in, then try Simply Be!
Where do you get your sports bras from? Have you tried Simply Be?
The clothing from Simply Be was gifted to me, but all opinions about it are my own.
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