66 responses

  1. Pearl
    May 13, 2009

    ahh Meghann – thanks for sharing all that information! I never knew that sports bras had different qualities to them; I just got my Champion one from Target. I’ll look into the other bounce-protection ones 🙂

  2. brandi
    May 13, 2009

    i love the idea of all the gracie’s gear ones – i need to look into those.

  3. Run Sarah
    May 13, 2009

    Awesome review! I definitely need to pick up some better sports bras too.

  4. j
    May 13, 2009

    I’ve gotten most of my good sports bras at Marshalls or TJ Maxx! Obviously it’s hit or miss but I’ve gotten several Nike sports bras there for $15. (They retail for at least $35 elsewhere!)

  5. Mel
    May 13, 2009

    Thanks for the review, I know I need some new sports bras, so you definitely helped me out!

  6. TorontoGirloutWest
    May 13, 2009

    Ooooo I’m in need of some good sport bras. I’ll keep those in mind!

    My personal favourites are the ones from Lululemon. They have a bounce breaker which is great but the one I heart (!) the most is their lift and separate bra. Mind you I don’t think I’d recommend running just in that bra alone as it might be a little too sexy! lol

    Basically I love it because it doesn’t give me uni-boob! 😉

  7. runnerskitchen
    May 13, 2009

    Haha, love the sports bra post! One of my favorite sports bras is a dri fit version NIKE. It’s very tight fitting, so there is absolutely NO bounce (not that I have much on top to bounce anyway…oh well).

  8. Meganerd
    May 13, 2009


    Thanks soooo much for posting this! I was just doing laundry and thinking wow I really need some new sports bras. I have had the same ones since high school and they really suck. I have been wearing two at once bc i can’t find ones that are supportive enough. I’m definitely going to try at least one of these out!! 🙂



  9. Tyler
    May 13, 2009

    i love the c9 sports bras from target! those are the only ones i wear 🙂

  10. Diana (Soap & Chocolate)
    May 13, 2009

    EXCELLENT! I appreciate the advice because as much as I would like to ignore buying new workout gear, I really shouldn’t since I do workout regularly. I don’t think I’ve bought a new sports bra in the past 5 years! I know! Mostly because it’s not the kind of thing I like to blow the bank on, so I am grateful for budget-friendly suggestions from someone who has run around the block in them many times! 🙂

  11. Shannon
    May 13, 2009

    LOVED this post. I really like the moving comfort one, I am gonna go buy it. 🙂

  12. FoodsThatFit
    May 13, 2009

    I wish you would send some of that boobage that you lost my way. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have cleavage 🙂

    I keep telling Jason he needs to go into plastics so he can give me an “upgrade.”

  13. Julia
    May 13, 2009

    Like veryone else, I loved this post! I’m rather well endowed and I can never seem to find a bra that fits really well and stops the bouncing! Thanks for sharing your drawer/closet with us!

  14. Melissa
    May 13, 2009

    great post.

  15. Sarah
    May 13, 2009

    So informative. My girls are so tiny they can rock the Old Navy…little girls section…

  16. Michelle
    May 13, 2009

    I really liked this post! It was really informative! Thanks for sharing Meghann!! 🙂

  17. Casey
    May 13, 2009

    Very cute idea!!! I’ve been wanting to buy a new sports bar. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Carrie H
    May 13, 2009

    Yeah, I’m wonderin’ about undies … I wear my most comfortable cotton ones under more expesive wicking bottoms/shorts … I think it’s kinda counter-intuitive! What do you do? Thanks!

  19. weight and meditate
    May 13, 2009

    Great and informative post! I feel you on the still-there skin with not as much meat boob problem. Not TMI for me!

  20. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 13, 2009

    I LOVE this post ! I have to go back and read again! I have a lot of sports bras too and I categorize them in a similar manner! 🙂

    A good sports bra is SOOOO important!!
    I should do an inventory of my own 🙂

    Have a safe flight!

  21. Justy2003
    May 13, 2009

    Thanks for the sports bra reviews! I could definitely use some new ones, but they’re always so expensive and I’m never sure I’ll like them. Since I’m rather busty (nickname was Busty Justy in high school after all!), I need to make sure I’ve got some support!
    Thanks again!

  22. carolinebee
    May 13, 2009

    i LOVE this! haha it was totally informative and to the point on such an important subject! I really want to try the alexis one it sounds great. Bouncage is just no good. I love the Target ones too, have a great trip xo!

  23. Anne K.
    May 13, 2009

    Thanks for these reviews! They were definitely helpful. All of my sports bras are the Champion brand. They’ve worked pretty well for me, but then again I don’t need all that much support. Haha! That pocket in the Gracie Gear bras looks so convenient.
    I’d love to read more reviews of your workout clothes– I’m always looking for new stuff 😀

  24. Rachel
    May 13, 2009

    Awesome post! I really appreciate all these reviews. I’ve gone from a 38D to a 36C and I’m still wearing some of the same sports bras… ugh. I mean, I think they’re still working fine, but this posts reminds me that I can do better! Environmental factors really affect my workouts and so I’m sure clothes are included in that. Like some others have said… what about underpants? 🙂

  25. Yasmin
    May 13, 2009

    Very informative post! Liking it…

  26. redheadyellowdog
    May 13, 2009

    this is great info!! I used to do the double up method with my sports bras! never again! Thank goodness they’ve developed great support for active women.

  27. Hallie
    May 13, 2009

    Great post! Please keep it up because I’ve been considering upgrading my workout gear, especially my bras. My sports bras are embarrasingly old, worn out, and unsupportive, but because I’m somewhat small-chested, I’ve never cared that much. But I’m at the point where I NEED to invest, especially if I’m going to try to be a more consistent runner 🙂 so thanks for the tips!

  28. runeatrepeat
    May 13, 2009

    I have that many sports bras too! They require a whole drawer just for them 🙂

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  30. Ann
    May 13, 2009

    Thanks for the reviews! I am hard to fit (30E) so I have been through my share of sports bras. I completely agree that the cheapy cotton stretch versions are useless. I have had the most luck with Victoria’s Secret and Title Nine. Title Nine has a rating system based on support, and includes very good reviews. They are a little pricey, but in the end most definitely worth it for comfort and sag-prevention!

  31. Kayla
    May 13, 2009

    This is a great post! Some much needed info!

  32. Rose
    May 13, 2009

    Great post! Moving Comfort is the only brand I wear – I actually own five of the same bra!

  33. PRT
    May 13, 2009

    Wow! Thank you!

    I’m going to look at some of your suggestions. My experience in sport wear has always been a trial-and-error routine, so I appreciate this entry.

    Keep them coming!

  34. jane
    May 13, 2009

    that was an awesome post, and very informative for all your active readers. since i work in a running store, i am constantly trying to tell ladies they don’t need to wear multiple bras just to get support while exercising and also that COTTON IS ROTTEN! especially for bras, considering how much sweat you generate in there (sorry for the gross mental picture). I LOVE moving comfort bras and think every woman runner should try em. I’ve never used the Alexis bra, i’ll have to look into that. I’ve heard the Enell is amazing too- endorsed by Oprah and everything 😉
    You ought to do a workout clothes post sometime in the future to help readers understand what types of fabric (wicking) are best and why and how much it makes a difference!
    Have a great day 🙂

  35. Jennifer @ His N’ Her Health
    May 13, 2009

    Great tips, I never know what kind of sports bra I should buy! I bought a champion dry wick from Target and it is amazing! its only about $16 too!

  36. Trish (girlatgym)
    May 13, 2009

    Love this! Thanks for the reviews. It’s so hard to find a bra that is cute, comfy and also supportive. I am not really busty but I still prefer things to be locked in and not to move.

    I usually get mine from the Champion website – they always run sales where they are all $19. Then I stock up! 🙂

  37. Diana by Design
    May 13, 2009

    that’s awesome! i have a pretty intense one from victoria’s secret that i got like 2 years ago. a little expensive though, i’ve been looking for the best alternatives to the 45 dollar VS ones!

  38. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    May 13, 2009

    Those are some great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Emily in MD
    May 13, 2009

    Thank you for the review! It was nice to read during my hectic workday and also inspired me to finally go out and buy new sports bras, something i’ve been meaning to do for quite some time…

  40. Quinn
    May 13, 2009

    Great post! Thanks for being so informative!

  41. Danielle
    May 13, 2009

    Fun post, definitely some good recommendations!

  42. Karena
    May 13, 2009

    great and timely post! totally in the market for a new sports bra since under armour discontinued my favorite one 🙁 might have to give gracie’s gear a try! just became slightly obsessed with the Nike Dri-FIT Core Bra…it comes in fun colors and it’s super comfy/supportive 🙂

  43. bobbi
    May 13, 2009

    love this artical!!! It has inspired me to open up mu closet:) I too had HUGE boobs before I lost weight..hehe

  44. Adi (oatonomy.com)
    May 13, 2009

    Great post! Thanks for taking the time to review the gear!

  45. Eliza
    May 13, 2009

    Have you spent any time looking at the Title Nine website/catalog. I could spend a small fortune there on clothes. They seem to have an extensive sports bra collection for a wide variety of sizes and impact levels. I have such small boobs that even the thin cotton bras from Walmart work just fine. Seriously…we’re talking training bra size. *sigh*

  46. Kathryn
    May 13, 2009

    Hi! I am a huge fan of your blog. I have been reading yours and Caitlins for months and I want to start my own. If you could look at mine and give me advice. I have no idea to set things up.

    Thanks 🙂

  47. Allison K
    May 13, 2009

    Good post! Bra support is sooo important. I need to try Moving Comfort Bras….
    I have DD breasts (after a 30 pound weight loss) and I have yet to find a sports bra that supports while running. I always strap on two!

  48. kirsten
    May 13, 2009

    awesome post, very helpful ! 😀

  49. Meredith
    May 13, 2009

    I’ll be investing in some new sports bras very soon after reading your post. You’s put my cotton/cheap ones to shame.

  50. Susan
    May 13, 2009

    I’m going to ignore the fact that you own so many sports bras because this is one stellar review!! Good to know that Old Navy carries some good, affordable ones 🙂

  51. RunToFinish
    May 13, 2009

    wow..if I had anything to support this would have been a friggin amazing post… as it is I’m still trying to figure out why I even bother with a bra… oh maybe when i grow up

  52. Danielle
    May 13, 2009

    Bras, bras, bras! So many bras 🙂 thanks though, haha, this was very helpful!

  53. Dori
    May 13, 2009

    Great post! I heard about Enell and suggested to my mom (a DD) that she get one. You MUST try Lululemon TaTa Tamer — that is the only one I will ever wear anymore. I’d love to hear your review of it.

  54. Kath
    May 13, 2009

    Great post!!

  55. Bec
    May 13, 2009

    love the sports bra post, definitely keep up the clothing reviews!

  56. Anonymous
    May 13, 2009

    Its spelled “A LOT”; two words, not one! OMG, that was annoying me. Have fun in San Antonio!

  57. verbalriot
    May 13, 2009

    THANKS SO MUCH for this post! I have relatives who always give me presents and a lot of it is work out clothing (you can never have enough!). The sports bras are useless! I wear them to yoga but I can’t RUN in them because it actually HURTS!

    Thanks for the detailed tips, it’s good info! Can’t wait for shirts!

  58. Amy Pacheco
    May 14, 2009

    Loved this post — Keep em’ coming!

  59. catruns
    May 14, 2009

    Thank you, thank you for the information! I’m on a pretty strict budget but I find that the clasps on my favorite sports bras keep breaking so I’m going to have to do some shopping soon! And I’d love to hear about the rest of your workout clothes too… something else I hope to upgrade in the future!

  60. Beverly
    May 14, 2009

    Thank you so much for posting this! There is so much garbage out there that is advertised as “God for the boobs,” but turns out to be terrible. Thanks for the great info!!

  61. Natalie
    May 14, 2009

    Hi Meghann!

    I ran my 2nd half marathon about 3 weeks ago and at the fitness expo I ended up meeting Gracie and trying on some of her sports bras (I was sure to mention I heard about her on your blog.. lol shameless plug!)

    Unfortunately, I didn’t end up purchasing one because they didn’t seem to pass the bounce test.. I mean I really was jumping up and down as if I were on a trampoline and movement was happening (I’m a busty gal!)

    I usually buy my sportsbras from the sports authority… good ole Champion hasn’t let me down yet!

    Thanks for posting this!

  62. Rosel
    May 20, 2009

    For my 40DDs (“my women”, I guess), I have to go with the Champion Powerback Underwire Sports Bra. Not cute, but it gets the job done like no other. Even the black looks too much like a bra to get the job done, but i just put a really ratty tank top over it.

  63. usasoldier
    August 10, 2009

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE my woman in sportsbras, just because. They are sooo sexy. I have a ? though… Im sure you all have heard of wifebeaters… I have seen one girl in my life with a sportsbra as the same material. I want to know where to find one and I’ve looked EVERYWHERE. Please help 🙂

  64. Julie @savvyeats
    September 13, 2009

    Thank you for this post; I now have two of the Alexis bras and love them! I’d love to see a post/email on the running shorts/ running tops/ running socks portion of your closet sometime!

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