Booby Bracer (D-E cup)
Gamechanger? Probably not
I've been a longtime user of the Tata tamer, which changed my life as the first sports bra I didn't have to wear two of to run or play high-impact sports. When I found out Lulu made a higher impact bra, I was so excited!
When I tried it in the store, the girls were so secure there was no bouncing and I couldn't wait to run in it. However: I have run in it twice now (5 mi and 7.5 mi) and both times, as it gets sweaty and starts to heat up, it stretches out considerably and there is plenty of bouncing.
Like many of the comments suggested, I went up a band size and down a cup size, so it is possible I should have bought the smallest size that would still close. I'm not sure how it needs to fit in the store to survive a run, but I would still try another size before giving up completely, if I'm allowed to return it after wearing it. At $70, though, not sure it's entirely worth it based on the one I have now.
In short: is this a game changer bra? No. Is it perfect? No. Is it still better than the average bra? Yes. Whether it's worth the money is up to your wallet.
July 26, 2014
Locked and loaded
I'm 5'11, and 155lbs, with a lean athletic build. I am a distance runner. I normally wear a 34DD at Victoria's Secret. That's the size booby bracer I ordered, and when I first tried it on, I was popping out of the top, and couldn't breathe. I was ready to exchange it for a bigger size until I started reading the reviews. IT DOES STRETCH OUT! It took 3 runs. After the first run, I was still worried that I wasn't going to be able to wear it. But after the third run, its stretched out enough that the girls are tucked and in place. The band fits tight enough to keep everything in place, but not so tight that I can't breathe. This bra is a game changer. It keeps me from giving myself a concussion when I run. I love it!!
July 25, 2014
bonded construction miss
I was able to find this bra in a size that supported me enough and still allowed me to breathe (there was much trial and error involved). Needless to say, a good bra is hard to come by, so I bought 3. I have had them for about 6 months and 2 of the bras are falling apart. It turns out the bonded construction is not such a great idea after all. The adhesive holding the strap to the bra has disintegrated, rendering the bras useless. I was not impressed considering the price point for these bras. I expected better quality bras from Lululemon, certainly ones that last longer than 6 months.
July 15, 2014
not the right size after use
I should have read the review before choosing the size of this bra. I could not find my Bra size in Montreal Lululemon shops. After measurements, I was still not sure which size to choose so I ordered 2 Booby Bracer of different sizes (32 E and 34 E). The 34E fitted perfectly initially and the 32E seemed too small. I kept the 34E and returned the 32E. But after only a few trainings, the Booby Bracer stretched. I'm at the last hook of the adjustable straps and at the last hook-and-eye closure at the back of the bras. I cannot make it smaller from there and there is now room in the bras cups. It seems like a very good and supportive bra. I really enjoy it at first, but I guest it should be bought a size too small to get the right fit after use. Also, I suggest that Lululemon add more hooks to adjust the straps to a smaller length. With few ajustements, this could be the perfect bra for big breasted women, but not yet... ( Excuse my English. I'm French speaking! I'm from Montréal)
July 14, 2014
Not true to size
I'm really bummed about this bra. The construction is excellent, but it did not mold with my body heat, and the cup size is too small. Now that I've worn it, assuming the fit would loosen as stated, I can't return it.
July 9, 2014
Great support and comfortable
I am 36D but required 38D for the booby bracer
July 6, 2014
Booby Bracer Bomb?
I have to say initially I was really impressed with this bra, and I'm still not giving up hope! The compression is amazing if you can figure out your size. My normal 32E would not fit, so I sized up to a 34DD. While the cup was a tad small, I read previous reviews that it could stretch so I did not go up to a 34E. I started out on the loosest back adjustment and 2nd to the top on the strap adjustment. Low and behold....after only a 30 minute run my boobs were bouncing and I could see and feel that some stretching had occurred. Today I'm trying it again, one adjustment tighter in back and all the way to the top on the straps. If it gets any looser on the straps I'm up a creek because there's nowhere left to go. Please Lulu, I hope I didn't spend $74.12 on a bra that has stretched beyond wearability.
July 3, 2014
BEST bra for big-busted girls
I'm a runner who has always struggled finding a good sports bra for my bigger chest (I'm a 32E). This bra is a game-changer! It keeps everything from bouncing around and it sort of molds to my body when I sweat. I can't wear any other bra when I run now because I love this one so much! I did however order a 34E because the 32E was way too tight around my ribcage. If you get this bra, you should definitely go up a band size more than what you normally wear in everyday bras.
June 24, 2014
I bought this bra the same size as my regular bra. Big mistake. The band is so tight i can barely breath and my breasts spill out over the top. On the plus side it is very supportive. As other reviews stated, if you are going to get this bra you need to go up in band width and cup size because it runs very small.
June 20, 2014
Tip on Sizing
I was so excited to try on the booby bracer and have a bra for my half marathon that would actually hold me in place. I was severely disappointed after wearing the bra for my first run at how severely it stretched out. I had to readjust the straps to be on the tightest hook and this left a lot of extra fabric in the cup area that was NOT there before. I am extremely sad to have found such a fantastic (and unfortunately relatively expensive) bra that actually worked only to find I cannot wear it again. I now know that I should downsize to have the bra fit after the first wear but find it quite difficult to pay over 70$ for another one in the near future.
June 11, 2014