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Enell every time keeps the breasticles in place and doesn't rub, they do look awful though but I'm all about the comfort. I am a 28FF and wear size 0 Enell. Shock absorbers only work for low impact stuff for me.
I had high hopes for the enell, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to suit my shape and there's no way to adjust it! I ordered a bunch of different brands so I could compare, but some are still delayed so I'm a bit annoyed. the freya active one isn't bad, but may need something over the top too.
Does anyone know if there is anywhere in Central/South London area that stocks the Elnell where I could go and try one on? I've only managed to find online stockists so far.
I'm a 38FF and I don't really understand the Elnell sizing guides I've seen online. My other concern is that I read somewhere that the Elnell's aren't made of wicking material - does this cause a problem? I'm currently using just a cotton lyra type thing and I find it rubs my ribcage as it soaks up sweat so much, so it couldn't be any worse! But given the price tag, I'd rather invest in something that will last and do the job properly (even if it does give me the 'giant uni-boob' effect).
Thanks for the link - how do you find the underwire? Can you feel it when you are running?
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Completely new to running, the advice in this thread has been helpful, but when looking up the Enell on a webpage it says suitable for C-E, i'm a 34G is there something that would be more suitable?
I'd just like to comment on the number of people (men!) who have viewed this thread in comparison to the number of people who have posted a comment!
Shame on you, you lurkers!!
(I use Sportjock bras and they are superb - and I am 32DD)
I was wondering about Sportjock ST I might give one a try.
God knows what the lurkers think they will see (pictures?) sports bras are so deeply unsexy (or do we have lurking sports bras fetishists). Perhaps it's just discussion of the size of our boobies that titillates.
<peeks out carefully from under the invisibility cloak>
Nah, they haven't spotted us, I think we're still safe chaps.
<disappears back under the cloak>
Hello, I hope you found one that fits by now too.
I always recommend www.lessbounce.com Yes, you have to go through ordering and returning if the size isn't right, but they're really good at giving advice by email. So if you've tried a couple and found the fit or support isn't right, they'll be well placed to advise.
Personally (32D) I like Champion Action Shape but find it a little hot in summer (it's a double layered, thick stretch cotton) and am going to try the shock absorber level 4 crop top with the racerback as an alternative.
The other advice I would give is to look out for vests with the "built in shelf", e.g. http://www.sweatshop.co.uk/details.cfm?ProdID=4626
In conjunction with a good bra, they do help to keep everything still.
I think all the larger ladies on RW should have a "bounce off" to see who's the erm, mammy.
I can lay my hands on a camcorder to record the event for posterity.
I'm another fan of the doubling up method - best I've ever found is the Sportjock D3 (the one with a zip) which is as supportive as the Enell (and as unflattering lol) but much less sweaty to wear. I also like the Freya Active underwired bra which I wear for gym sessions.
Best option is to buy from Boobydoo or Less Bounce, both of whom provide great customer service and try on in front of a mirror (including jumping up and down) and send back anything which doesn't fell or look right.
If you pop into any Sweatshop store we have dedicated 'bra' staff to help you find the best sports bra for you. Our staff are now working with Dr joanna Scurr from Portsmouth University, also if you go in this weekend and buy shoes you can 15% off any non-sale sports bra.
I would recommend Boobydoo an online sports retailer specializing in sports bras!
They have fantastic range and advice and free returns!
The Panache range are gorgeous!
Important factor behind wearing sports bra is comfort while running. You should feel comfort and relax while running.