Booby Bracer (D-E cup)
Good, but needs some work
After using this bra for 6 months, here are the pros and cons I have noticed:
Pro: I love how this bra looks on me! The bra fits smoothly under my running gear and has a minimizing effect without creating a uniboob. I feel quite confident when I am wearing it.
It is super supportive! This comes as a huge relief to know that I no longer have to feel conscious of anything bouncing around while running.
Cons: After several months of use, it smells quite bad. I try to wash it frequently, but even after I take it out of the wash the rubbery/musky smell remains. Only this particular sports bra amongst my other bras has smells like this. And the scent is quite noticeable whenever I'm wearing it.
I have noticed that this bra is getting looser. Thanks to the many hooks and clasps, it still has a snug fit. However I am not sure how long the fit will last. Over these past 6 month I have been slowly adjusting the back hooks from the loosest to the tightest. I understand that the material is supposed to mold to your body as it warms up, but when does it stop adjusting to your body heat? I have been hand washing in cold water and air drying it, but it is still losing its shape.
Finally this may sound strange, but the straight style straps causes me shoulder pain. Whenever I take it off I have to do stretches. I have tried loosening the straps however that causes my breasts to jiggle around. If the bra had a racer back I think a lot of strain from my shoulders would be relieved.
All in all, I think this is a good product for busty women. It does a really good job of holding everything in place. But considering the price, I would not purchase it again until there are some adjustments made.
September 27, 2014
This bra is beyond fantastic. I was blown away by the support this bra gives, especially when running! It's very comfortable and light so it's awesome for high impact activities. I would absolutely recommend this bra to anyone. Keep in ming that it is pretty tight fitting. I did have to purchase one sister size up because my regular size band did not fit.
The one thing that is unfortunate about this bra is that it doesn't have the racerback option. I find it hard to find non racerback workout tanks, but it's a small price to pay.
September 23, 2014
Life Changing Bra
I've never felt so comfortable in a sports bra in my entire life. I've always been pretty active, but running, doing spinning, or jumping in any way has always been PAINFUL and awkward, despite how much money I've spent on high impact sports bras. In the past couple of months I've started a full body spinning work out class, which requires a lot of movement. At first, while I loved the class, I was so uncomfortable with my chest the whole time. Boobs everywhere. The first time I wore my new Lululemon sports bra, I had a completely different and wonderful experience!! Even going up and down stairs wearing it around the house when I get home I can't believe how painless and in place my boobs feel. The cup size is perfect, the bands are super comfortable, and not having to deal with pulling it off over my head when I'm all sweaty is so so nice. In terms of sizing, I normally wear a 34D and I was exactly that in this bra as well. A lot of girls seem to be having issues with sizing (it running small), but I didn't have a problem at all. I ended up going in to try it on just to be sure though. All in all, I strongly recommend this bra to anyone who is looking to feel secure, comfortable, and pain-free while they are being active. I am so thankful to have discovered it. Thanks, Lululemon.
September 18, 2014
I am a very full 34C. Tried this on in Vancouver along with the Bitty Bracer and bought this bra in 34D. I wear it on the 2nd to last hook- for reference my ribcage measures 29 3/4". I really wanted a bra I didn't have to pull over my head.
It offers great support and it does warm up/ soften up after wearing. I love the chafe free band and how easy it is get off once I'm sweaty. I also like having NO bounce when I run, and this bra delivers. I also like that after time as the lamination begins to soften I can keep hooking the bra tighter and tightening the straps. I am not very concerned about any nipple show through- I need high support and I feel like padding just acts a sponge that soaks up and holds sweat.
Would love to see in more colors. It isn't carried in my local showroom :(
September 4, 2014
I've run with this bra three times and so far LOVE it. I tried it on in store and it was so tight that I could barely breathe, but the sales associate assured me it was suppose to be tight and would loosen up, and it did. I can run now with no bounce. HOWEVER, I noticed tonight that there was some nipple show because there little padding, which is kind of embarrassing to deal with.
September 2, 2014
Booby Bracer is a Game Changer
I never write reviews (though I do read them), but see quite a few negative reviews about the Booby Bracer, so I feel compelled to write this positive review. I am a D/DD cup and have suffered for years with chafing in the 'under boob' area while running. The Booby Bracer changed my life - I don't need to use glide or other lubricants when I run. My gals are strapped in and happy. I love the adjustable straps and band with lots of ability to expand or contract. I am worried they might discontinue it since I don't see much inventory in this bra (except the black) and it wasn't available in my store in OKC. It's much better support than the TaTa Tamer.
August 31, 2014
The TaTas have FINALLY been tamed
I've tried out quite a few bras from lulu and others and nothing seemed to strap down my DDs. The tata tamer was a joke only my breasts weren't laughing.
I'd given up on Lulu coming out with a product made for high impact for bustier women. Until now. I looked around for a location with my size, which is a pain in the butt since you can't do a "find near me" option and each store can't look at each other's inventory. Finally I found one and went and tried it on. While hard to breathe in the store, the woman told me it would warm up with me and it did. I love it. It moves with me but supports my chest during runs.
This is it ladies. Strap them down!
August 24, 2014
i bought this bra after reading all reviews and a girl friend recommended it. the ladies in the store ask what bra size i wear, and i said 36dd. they gave me a 38dd and a 36dd. they said the 38dd would be better because i couldn't get the 36 dd done up. I ran and did a high intense martial arts class and my boobs didn't felt supported at all. once done class i tried it to the top of the latches and all the way in on the back and jumped and moved around and they were still not supported. I put on another sports bra that I had on top of the booby bracer and jumped around and it felt. I guess i am back to wearing 2 bras again. I would not recommend this at all.
August 21, 2014
DD-DDD Finally No Bounce Running Bra
Finally a lulu bra for us lean but chesty ladies. I have tried enellll, freya, and every other bra geared for DD plus. This gets the job done and is refreshing to only have to wear 1 sports bra. The shape is also nice! Not uniboob too much. Be aware that because of the seamless design this will give a lot especially once you warm up and start running it relaxes to your body's shape. When you first try it on it will be SUPER tight and that should be ok after a wear or 2. I have been wearing these for a year now and pray that they keep making them! It will be on me at sea wheeze for sure. :)
August 16, 2014
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