Breathe Easy Bra
good non-impact bra for the well endowed
I'm continually on the lookout for fun, impact and non-impact sports bras. With most bras, if the cups fit the chest-band is loose, or if the chest-band fits, the cups are woefully inadequate. As an endowed 34D (who has breastfed a child), an 8 in this bra provides just enough support and coverage for hiking, yoga and low impact sports with no spillage after bending (although I cringe thinking of having to run after said child in it). I haven't worn it long enough to tell if the straps will irritate my neck, but so far so good.
April 9, 2014
Didn't think I'd like this one due to the halter style, however, the adjustable back straps are cute and ensure it doesn't pull on your neck. I didn't purchase this as I'm hoping for some new colours so I can't comment on how it wears for exercise but it feels as though it would be fairly supportive. The adjustability won me over as I was super interested in the energy bra but found the shoulder straps to be a tad too long. Fingers crossed that some additional colours come out soon.
April 8, 2014
Comfy, Great Back Straps, Good Support
I'm small chested (34A) and this bra provides enough support for me, enough that I've gone running in it.
I bought this bra along with the Energy bra, both in my normal size 6. This one fit comfortably, but the Energy bra was too tight, dug into my rib cage and showed my back fat.
I love the unusual back straps (the main reason why I bought the bra). I would buy more in different colors.
For sizing, I am 5'3", 120 with broad shoulders.
April 2, 2014
More supportive than I thought....
I impulsively purchased this bra as a substitute for the Energy Bra, since the sizing on those bras is now all out of whack. The Breathe Easy Bra was not that easy to get into and I had to tighten the straps all the way to make it fit. Over all I was not impressed and intended on returning it. Two weeks went by quicker than I realized and I missed my opportunity to return. As a result of being stuck with it, I decided to put it to the test. I was very surprised with how supportive it was during my intense cardio workout. It was so comfortable, no adjusting necessary and it held me in just right. I was very glad that I didn't return it and actually am thinking about purchasing another. My only disappointment was when I took it off and notice that my Beachscape Cool RacerBack had bled blue dye all over the back of the orange bra. Sadly it didn't come out in the wash-- perhaps a colour disclaimer should have been put on the beachscape items similar to the disclaimer that was put on the raspberry glo items.
March 29, 2014
Breathe Easy in this Delightful Breathe Easy Bra
I tried on this bra yesterday just to compare it to my favourite - the Energy Bra. While I still love my many Energy Bras (almost every colour - lol!), I think this one may become my new favourite. The fabric is soft and comfy; the bra provides excellent coverage and better than average support. When I put it on it felt instantly comfortable, next to wearing nothing at all, which is always my goal for fit/feel in a bra. I rode bike to work this a.m. and arrived sweaty, as usual, and noticed how excellent the wicking fabric is for sweat. Closer to a C size than a B, I felt like this is the perfect bra for those of us with medium-sized girls, though I imagine it would work great for smaller/larger too. Also, I love the beautiful back which will look awesome under sheer tops or deep backs. I bought the gorgeous Bali Breeze in a size 8 (I am size 34 B/C), then went home and ordered a black one on-line since my size was already sold out in the store. Grab one up quickly; once all of us Lulu luvers catch on to this one it will be gone in a hurry!
March 27, 2014
Enough support without crushing your ribs
This is what I'm turning to instead of the Energy Bra at the moment, that and other brands.
Lets hope the stitching holds up.
March 21, 2014
I have always worn a 4, and last season's clothes fit me spectacularly.
This season, however, missed the mark completely.
While the colors that this bra comes in are AMAZING, it fits and feels very different from previous seasons. Here's what I noticed
1) It's too thin. This makes the pads either bunch and bubble in the bra, or it means that your nipples are visible without the pads. At first, I thought this was a color issue, but I tried all the colors. Then, I tried a size up and the bunching was worse, and there was no support.
2) They changed the sizing. Somehow, this season's sizing mean that the bands, armpits, and back are cut smaller. This is TERRIBLE! I'm a petite but muscular woman with some upper body strength. But I'm not a body builder. I could hardly get my shoulders into this thing, and then once I did, it was pinching my back muscles and pecs.
Some of us are athletic with boobs and muscles, and last season's clothes totally accommodated that body type. It seems that this season's sizing does not.
March 12, 2014
I tried this bra on at the store yesterday and it was perfect. It said moderate support but online it says light support. It feels like it has plenty of support for a long run. Box jumps, high knees, etc. may be a little uncomfortable for a long period of time but I did a few in the store and it was not unbearable. I got a size 4, am 5' 7'', 125 lbs and a 34 A. It is my new favorite bra next to Lulu's energy bra.
March 9, 2014
Once you get in it, it's great
A bit of work getting it on (put antiperspirant on after!), but once on it's a great fit, and very flattering. I usually wear a size 4, no different in this (34B, 105lbs).
March 7, 2014
NEW favorite bra
I love love love this bra. It gives me the right amount of support and lift. Plus the back is super cute. It's an older style and Im so glad they decided to bring it back!
March 1, 2014