Bitty Bracer (B-C cup)
swim fabric :(
I ordered this bra online and it arrived today and after trying it on I was very disappointed. The fabric it is made out of is very rough and the edges cut into your skin. It is super stiff and not flexible at all. It does not stretch at all either. I definitely plan on returning the bra. Great look, but lulu just missed the mark on the feel of the product.
April 15, 2014
Good -sizing is interesting.
Ok. First of all, I really like this bra. I find it supportive for long distance (12-26.2 mile) runs.
Most importantly, the sizing: I am 4'11" and 105-115lbs depending on the time of year :) Right now, I'm about 108lbs. I carry most of it as muscle, so I wear a 2 in all lulu bottoms and a 2-4 in lulu tops.
Like most women, my bra size changes based on the type of bra. I am a 32B or 32C for most bras, but I wear an XS in sports bras because my frame is very short, and straps are usually too long on my shoulders.
After reading all of the reviews that insist on sizing up, I went with the boobie bracer in a 34D. Wrong! WAY too big. If the shoulder straps could have been adjusted 3cm shorter, it *might* have worked, but I sent it back because Lulu has an awesome bra return policy. I then ordered a 32C in the bittie bracer and REALLY like it. When I first put it on, I had my roommate hook the back for me because it was so tight. It gave me weird pointy cleavage and back fat BUT I didn't have any painful bouncing on my run, which is all I care about. It did constrict my breathing a bit around my ribcage. I DO wish the straps on the shoulders were adjustable, however. I have a small frame and my one problem with all sports bras is that the straps are too long.
Second most importantly: It stretches out over time! Now that I've worn this bra about 10 times, it goes on with ease and I'm using the tightest hook closure. It fits like a second skin but the support isn't quite as awesome as when I first put it on. But the tradeoff right now between support and being able to breathe is excellent. I really hope it doesn't stretch more, because it's my go to bra right now. But it's definitely a different bra than when I first put it on.
Third: putting it on. It's so important to bend over and shake the girls into place. Feels weird but totally works.
Fourth: if you want a fashionable bra that gives you two perfect boobies and doesn't squeeze you like a tube of sausage, try a different bra. If you want something that gives you something that resembles NOT uniboob and keeps things in check for high impact sports, this is your bra.
I would suggest ordering your actual size (but size up if you're in between cups or bands!) and just give it a handful of wears before you relegate it to the bottom of your closet!
April 15, 2014
Got it while travelling in oz as we dont hv it in jkt. It fits tight n no bounce, but aft a12k run, i discover it chafed under the boobs. Dont think im gonna wear it anymore n its very pricey for a bra. I hv followed the instructions but wonder what went wrong.
April 7, 2014
Best sports bra EVER!
Love love love this bra. I got my usual size 32B and although a tight squeeze at first, it does stretch out a bit after you start moving. Gives the best support ever. I use it for rock climbing, trail running, and crossfit, and it's perfect for the half marathon that I'm training for. Please make these in more colours!
March 27, 2014
Love this bra!
This bra has been life changing for my runs. I'm used to wearing thick moving comfort sports bras but always had chafing, switched to this and not even mild discomfort on my half marathon. Tough to get into at first but you get used to it. I'm petite, normally a 34c and the 34c fit perfect. Only wish that the cutlet inserts were sewn in rather than removable! Hard to get back in after washing.
March 26, 2014
wish it did fit
well I had high hopes esp since it was designated by cup size.
wasn't meant to be. I am a 34-36C ...there was no way the girls were staying in. I watched the video , followed the instructions.
have never been so constricted in a bra.
oh well...its being returned , & i'll try the next style in the store.
sucks as I really wanted this to work out.
March 23, 2014
I love the bitty bracer! I bought this in black a few weeks ago and loved it so much I ordered one this week in a new colour. I'm very happy with this purchase! Size specific sports bras are hard to come by, I've tried a few from other brands and they always seem too big on me, or way too bulky. This one is perfectly seamless, snug and fits just right. Yes, it is hard to get into, but it's meant to be tight or it wouldn't be doing its job! I ordered this in my usual bra size and it fits perfectly.
February 19, 2014
I wanted to love this bra. I tried the 32B at home (my typical size. for reference I'm 5' 5" 120lbs. I typically wear a 2 or 4 in Lulu bras), and it was WAY too small. It made my skin spill out over every edge in a painful (and super unattractive) way. It was miserable to get on, and even worse to get off. I sized up to a 34B, and it was too big in the band and the cup. The 34A was also too big in the band.
I sized up the cup and went for a 32C which was much better. I could get it on and actually take a deep breath (unlike with the 32B), but after an hour of wearing it around the house it was digging into me like crazy. I've never worn such an uncomfortable bra. The edges dug into my skin and left red marks that lasted a while. The straps were so tight on my shoulders that I started to get a neck ache. The fabric just doesn't stretch enough and even after an hour I don't feel like it molded to me.
After 4 tries and 2 hours in multiple bras, I'm sending them all back. There's no way I could run for hours in it or wear it all day.
February 14, 2014
I'm surprised everyone has had problems with this bra. I'm a 34C and was thinking of sizing up but I'm so glad I didn't. I got the chance to try these on in store and found the size up way too big. For reference I'm 5'7" 140lbs and normally get a size 6 in Lulu. This bra has great support and I love running in it. If you can go try this on in store. Thanks Lulu! Please keep this bra around!
February 14, 2014
Reading all the reviews was a bit daunting as they were all over the place for sizing. I took a chance and bought my usual bra size (32B) and am glad I did. It took longer to get on than a usual sports bra but once I figured out how it was easy peasy. Definitely snug once you get it on, just need to scoop everything into place and once it warmed with my body heat it stretched and was perfect. Perfect for the half marathon I'm training for. More colours would be great
February 13, 2014