Booby Bracer (D-E cup)
The search is over!
In the past year, I started doing Crossfit and running (super high impact). My short upper chest area makes it hard for me to find adjustable enough straps and my larger chest and petite frame made for a very hard search for a no-bounce sports bra (5'2, 110, 34DD regular bra). I've tried: Freya Active Underwire, Glamorise Full-Figure, Champion Powerback Underwire, Panache Underwired, Under Armour Zip Front, Bendon Sport Max, and all the Victoria's Secret Sports Bras.
But finally, I've found the booby bracer. I had to order a few different sizes, but this last time was a charm (there's no stores in my area)! I ordered a 34D and felt that the band was too loose. So I ordered a 32DD and 32D, but was spilling out of the tops and sides, but I knew I'd never felt anything so supportive before. So this last time I ordered a 32E. It fits perfectly. I see that many people are saying it's too tight, but I don't see how that can be. I measured my under-boob area and I fit within the suggested sizes for 32. And now that it's a lower price, I'm going to have to order a few more. I could care less that it's not a racerback. I would prefer a little more padding for modesty, but there's not really a significant nipple-showing problem at all. Plus, it's super breathable. Lastly, with Lululemon's generous return policy, everything's been a breeze. Finally, my search is over.
March 4, 2014
Best Sports Bra Ever!
It's true that the sizing is strangely off for this bra (I wear a 34DD in "real life" and in the TaTaTamer, but had to order a 36 E in this bra). Still, once you order a band size up and a cup size up, you'll be able to fit into it the first workout and then adjust the straps and band as the bra stretches out to your form over the first few sweaty workouts.
Now that it's molded to me after 5 workouts, I cannot say enough good things about this bra - it's the first one I've ever owned that lets me run freely without thinking about the bra I'm wearing. I wear it for HIIT, spin, running, everything! (I'm 5'4" and medium build, about 130 lbs.)
Please, please make more colors, Lulu!
February 24, 2014
I completely agree with MSPRUIEL, who asked why there was no racerback! When I play basketball, or volleyball, or even lift or run, these stupid regular-like bra straps make me feel so uncomfortable! I love the concept of the lock down of the tamers and the look of the itty and bitty racerback are awesome. Why not give busty girls the same?
The all-sport it fine, but because it's not connected in the back, sometimes I feel like I'm bouncing. Also, they aren't "high support" as you call them. They are classified as "medium support." The racerbacks are cuter, more comfortable, and just better in general! Make a high support one for busty girls!!!!
February 17, 2014
I really wanted to love this bra, but I hate it
I was soooo excited that Lululemon was making a high impact bra for running and especially one that was made for D or DD. I watched the videos and was sold! I went to the store and they didn't have (they said that they had carried it but no one liked the fit) it so I ordered it online. Arrived today, put it on, it wasn't quite as tight like I expected it to be from the other reviews and I was prepared to give it time since it "warms up".
Cliff Notes: This thing is so uncomfortable (shoulders, ribcage), I have a smashed up uni-boob and the thing is just ugly. I won't even go into how it actually looks under clothing. It might be supportive, but only because it is the ultimate compression bra.
February 14, 2014
I found this bra fit well. My tts is 30DD and is very difficult to find . . so I was pleased to read these bras are snug as the 32E fit well. I would purchase if the zinfandel colour was still available.
February 12, 2014
While I understand I am well-endowed in the chest area, I have never had issues fitting into a bra. The band size (36) was WAY too small, I nearly popped my shoulder out of place trying to get it fastened. I finally decided to fasten it while in front then spin it into place (painful given how tight the band was). I went with one size up (DD) and couldn't get 1/4 of my chest in the cups. So, I tried an E. It was still horrifically small.
I think the proportions and sizing are way off; perhaps a reminder that Lulu has never catered to larger sizes and/or bustier women. (mind you I'm a size 8, simply big on top)
February 11, 2014
Love this bra. I use it after I had my baby, and is great for those sensitive days when I was breast-feeding. Now my breast are smaller and still fit perfectly.
February 6, 2014
99 problems is right!
I really should have read the reviews before buying this bra. I wouldn't have wasted my time! I am so happy that I can return it.
First - the price is ridiculous. There is no reason why this bra should be so expensive. When I spoke to someone from Lulu about this - the reason I was given was that there was more material. The Free to be bra and the Energy bra are a $6 difference in cost ($42 vs. $48). The Itty and Bitty Bracers are $68 while the Booby Bracer is $88.
One reviewer commented "99 problems and the straps are one". She is correct. The straps are too short and the bra really does have a number of other problems.
Another reviewer commented that she had to go up 2 (yes 2!) bra sizes from her regular bra. I normally wear a 34E. I knew from trying the tata tamers that the band size is very tight, so I sized up as far as I could go to a 36E. It was still too small. I even followed the instructions on the tag. Getting it on is a work out in itself.
A bra really shouldn't need step by step instructions on how to put it on!
I am really surprised that a 38D and 38DD would be offered, but no 38E considering how tight the bands are.
I've worn Energy bras in a size 10 for years now but I've noticed some small changes which is why I started looking at the bracer and the tata tamers.
I am not happy with this bra. Lulu seems to excel at making bras for those with smaller chests (C and below). Back to the drawing board for us busty girls.
Busty girls shouldn't have to compromise with back and side fat because the band size isn't what it says it is. Nor should be have to compromise on style and colour. I can't even count how many different Free to be bra's and Flow Y's have been available over the past few months.
Try again Lulu!
February 4, 2014
Save your money
This looked promising at first, finally a sports bra for larger busts (I'm 34D normally). When I tried it on, I was told that it would be slightly snug at first, but would mould to my body. The first few wears the bra didn't give at all and it felt like it was cutting off my circulation. Then all of a sudden the material completely gave but NOT in a good way.
Nothing will ever be as good as Boobs on a Wire...please bring that back and get rid of this!
February 4, 2014
Uh... why'd you take away the racerback for D-Es??
I'm super annoyed that Lulu and just about every other athletic brand except VS (until recently) does NOT offer any racer back bras for women with large chest YET 99% of the tanks offered are... Idk if it's just not profitable to make (cant see how this is possible since literally no one makes it so it's a gap in the market) or for some reason it can't be engineered, but step it up. Women with big boobs don't like bra straps either and want to look cute while working out.
February 4, 2014