Bitty Bracer (B-C cup)
not great for distance
This bra fit great and I love how it held everything together! Thought that I had found my new favorite for long distance running-after being fit for the proper size. I wore it while training for a half marathon, only going as far as 15 km, on race day when all was said and done, and I had done ALOT of sweating, I have a major complaint-along the bottom seam of the bra I have a MAJOR cut into my skin where sweat must have been gathering and the material rubbed. I would not recommend this bra for long distances, and wont be wearing it again for that purpose. A week later and still nursing a very long and painful scab.
September 11, 2014
Doesnt seem to last
Like most reviews this product was very tight at first but it does stretch out with time. That's where I have a problem with it. I bought my first one about 4 months ago and I've started to notice that the girls seem to bounce more than when I first got it. I have even noticed excess material on the sides which was not the case initially. I'm tempted to put one in the dryer in hopes it will shrink. I always air dry all my lulu stuff. Maybe 4 months is the life expectancy for a running bra but it's not like I use it every day because I actually own 2 and I wash them after every run. A shame but it really was a great bra for about 4 months. The best one I have ever tried. After 2 kids I do not want my girls bouncing and I need the support.
September 1, 2014
Happy at first...
When I first got this bra I was thrilled! Finally, a bra that I could run in and actually feel comfortable (no threat of injury to me or those around me, hahaha).I'm a 34C and the running bra is a critical decision. Just like everyone says, the first couple of runs were pretty tight...but after that it was amazing...for a while. After wearing this bra as my main runner for about 6 months, it has stretched out and no longer holds everything down like it used to. Maybe 6 months is a good lifespan for a sports bra for some folks, but I am not likely to keep a cycle going swapping out two of these a year. It's too bad, because I raved about this bra to everyone (awkward in some circles...but people need to know when something is awesome!).
August 25, 2014
Favorite bra... May even be my favorite item!
Wow. This bra is fantastic. It is extremely supportive, but still looks minimalist and attractive (unlike the TaTa Tamer, in my opinion). It feels light, holds everything in place, and yet it does not make my chest look flat. The fabric feels great and dries very fast. However, the soft internal elastic band that goes around the ribs can get unpleasantly wet and does not dry quickly as it is made from a different material. This remains a minor flaw on an otherwise very well-performing product. I hope that this bra is going to stick around as a staple lululemon item in case my size ever changes : )
August 20, 2014
I think there's something problematic with a bra that needs to fit improperly to begin with, in order to eventually fit and function properly. When I put it on, it felt really tight, which some reviewers said would mean it would fit well once worn a few times, but i've worn it running twice, and the band is too loose now. I got a lulu gift card for my 25th birthday and was excited to get a new bra for high-impact activities, but this bra has used up most of my gift card and left me regretting my purchase.
August 19, 2014
despite the positive reviews, I was skeptical about this bra. But I took a chance, and ordered my normal size (34C).
First off, the teal color is stunning. Stunning. It's a shame I have to cover it up with a tank.
After I got over my giddiness from the color, I was really worried when I felt the bra. It felt like cardboard. BUT, I dutifully followed the instructions and put it on.
Though I felt like I could hardly breathe for a few minutes, I toughed it out. I was ecstatic! Sweat like a beast today and no chafing, great support!!! I was a stuff your bra devotee before, but the support on this bra is even better (though I miss the pocket)!
Lulu, you've pulled through again!
August 17, 2014
Wanted to love it
I really wanted to love this bra but I couldn't even pull it halfway down over my boobs and had to have my daughter pull it back off me because it got stuck. Would love to see adjustable straps on the C cup version as this may help solve the problem.
August 12, 2014
Im not sure anyone can help me with this question on here but i have read so many reviews yet none of them really tell us how the bras wear overtime . Like as in do the bras loosen to the point wear the support is not the same? . if so how long do they wear?. Im a 16 yr old Cross Country and Track nd Field runner Im extremely competitive and take my sport serious. I have very large breast for my size (32D 119lb , 5'7) and i fear saggy boobs as i age nd i figure its smarter to invest in quality made sports bras since im in them literally 99.8% of the time. im buying this with my personal money because my mom doesnt belive in paying $70 for a bra nd this is my back to school purchase . So that is the only serious quqestion i have . can someon please help me !!!
August 3, 2014
Try this Bra!
Okay, I just want to write a review to say GIVE THIS BRA A CHANCE! I'm not going to lie, the first time I tried this bra on in the change room I hated it! It's tough to try on! Probably why it actually comes with instructions on the tag about how to put it on.... But once you get into it correctly it is AWESOME! Best fit and support I have ever found in a sports bra. The girls are absolutely fully supported (I'm a C-cup), ie. NOT GOING ANYWHERE! Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!
August 2, 2014
Love This Bra!!
I love this bra!! I have used the Tata Tamer for my running and training since it first came out, and figured it was time to upgrade to the Bitty Bracer, and am very glad I did! I usually wear a 34C, but after reading reviews upped my size to a 36C. Initially getting the bra on was a VERY tight squeeze, and after lifting everything into place it fit very snug. After my first run with the bra, I could already feel it moulding to my body while keeping everything very supported. I have now had it for just over a month, and love it just as much as the first day I got it!
July 30, 2014