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Ladies - sports bra advice!

Hello fellow female runners! I really need to invest in a good sports bra, any recommendations? I don’t want a ‘crop top’ type bra as I don’t think that will give me enough support! I’d like one that would go with racer back tops. Thanks in advance! 🏃🏼‍♀️

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Hey, I like the classic Nike ones and Under Armour also do a similar style.

I buy a size smaller to the point everything is squished and I have mono-boob but it keeps everything stuck in place.

Only issue is getting them off and on while sweaty 🙈

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Hee hee, thanks!

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If you’re on the medium to larger size make sure it’s ‘high impact’. If you’re losing weight (like me) you might consider a crop style rather than cup size (I went for a zip front one), and I’m glad I did - I’ve lost a couple of inches from my bust so a more general size (but high impact) means it still fits!

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Great, thanks!

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I use the Classic Nike ones too.

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I use M&S zip front extra high impact as I’m a D cup. Super comfortable but very squished! 😉

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I have a couple of those bras too KR. I’m a C cup and I find them comfortable. Everything stays nicely in place and they’re so much easier to get off with the zip fastening. 😀👍

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I’m sure my husband will be thrilled to hear that! 😂

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🤣🤣🤣

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I use an M&S zip front one too, it’s brilliant. I can wear a 38 or a 40 depending on style so went with 38. It was quite tight at first but is getting more comfortable as the weeks go by n the support is excellent

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I found one on Jd williams website it has a zip up front and I've been using it for 18 weeks now it's really good no bouncing around 😂😂

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Zip up fronts seem to be the popular choice.

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I'm not keen. The extra material behind the zip makes me sweat even more. My fav is shock absorber ultimate. 2 fasteners at the back and you need to be flexible to reach both but super secure, comfy and look good with racer tops I think.

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Where did you get yours from?

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I actually bought mine on eBay from a shop at a massive discount. They normally go for around £30 but I've bought 3, all under £20. I keep losing weight so keep needing smaller ones!

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The panache sport is very good - also converts to a race back. Very supportive but a bit expensive

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My favourite one is just from Tesco. Cheap and cheerful but does a great job.

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I actually got zip one from Sainsbury’s, really comfortable (I’m a 40DD) really struggled to find one that fits.

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Not a racer back but I have Freya Active sports bras. At a 34F they get some punishment but in all the years of exercise they've never let me down. Shoulder straps are broad & comfy and back strap is deep ( has 4 hooks). Does make your bust look a bit pointy (think 90's Madonna), but at least it doesn't shove your boobs into your armpits 😂. I had M& S underwired crop top style before these which were also fab, but getting out of them could be a struggle.

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Shock absorber nothing moves 😂

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Freya and panache are great sports bras through bravissimo website. Very supportive and comfortable

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I have 32GGs and I wear either a shock absorber (size up and try on as their bands are SUPER tight) or Victoria secret front fastening (get them in the sale though as they’re mega expensive £45, as opposed to £15 in the sale)

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Another vote for shock absorber- expensive but worth it in my opinion (look out for sales and try on)

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I use Tikiboo sports bras and leggings for running. They are so pretty, comfortable and nothing moves that shouldn’t!

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Another vote for Victoria Secrets front fastening. Keep an eye on website for sales!

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Shock absorber, one size up, sportsshoes.com. Everything stays where it should and very comfy too!

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Def Shock Absorber for High Impact sports. There are quite a few different styles depending on your chosen sport and some also come up in large sizes G and H cups too.

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