Lift & Separate IV
I really do love this bra. I'm a devoted fan of the Ta Ta Tamer, but I don't always need something THAT supportive. Plus, it's nice to have a "cool" bra in my rotation- at 34D, I am perpetually jealous of the smaller-chested among you who can wear Flow Ys and the like without a second thought! Please continue to make this, and in more colours!
September 9, 2014
I bought this first in a 36DD which is my normal bra size... It was waaaaay inappropriate! I also purchased the 36E and thought 'ok, this one works!'. Unfortunately I had a looser fit, black tank on with it and didn't realize until I tried a more fitted tank in a lighter color that there was still spillage from the cups Unfortunately I have already taken the tags off and worn it. This seems like it would have been an amazing bra to work out in and not have to struggle out of after getting all sweaty. I may try the 38DD to see if a looser band helps but my hopes are dashed : (
September 4, 2014
Great, till the tags came off
I purchased this bra, I wear a DD36 and so like the suggestions in many reviews I ordered an E36. it looked awesome once I took the padding out it seemed to fit good.
I kept tags on and tried it on many times and I even wore it around the house for about 20 mins before I removed the tags. it seemed to fit well and my breasts were mostly in position, until I removed the tag. I cannot seem to get the bra to hold and SEPARATE! it is worse than uniboob I went on my stationary bicycle yesterday and I was constantly shoving my breast as close to my armpits as possible.
I have small children and so I'm constantly up and down and lifting etc. its not the bra for me. I am very frustrated with this bra because it looks so good when things are put into place, I wanted it to work for me but it doesn't. I don't mind the front closure.
Also on closer examination I'm finding that parts of the bra are sewn unevenly, specifically the sides where the padding is removed. not sure if that is a part of my problem or not.
September 4, 2014
Love this bra!
I love this bra! I am always on the hunt for any lululemon front clasp bras. After having kids, I can no longer rock the tank tops with the built in shelf bras on their own. My favorite top is the Racer back top, and I pair it with a variety of sports bras. However, I love the front clasps the best. Before I purchased the Lift and Separate, I wore the Breath of Fire bra, which is just as comfy, but has a seam on the front. The Lift and Separate does what it says (lifts and separates the ladies), but the mesh back also makes it really comfortable, and the lines in front are really smooth. I am usually a 34D, but I had to go with a 34C in this bra.
September 3, 2014
I bought this bra, 2 total, one in black and one in white like another reviewer. It was some months ago, but within the year. I always wash on delicate and hang to dry, both clasps on both bras broke on mine as well. Shame, I loved the fit but now they don't stay closed correctly and they were expensive to not be able to wear still.
August 31, 2014
Broken Clasp - super disappointed
I bought both white and black in February and March of this year. I ALWAYS wash on delicate and with like garments but the clasp has broken on both. This, of course, is very disappointing and feels like $$$ down the drain.
August 30, 2014
This bra fit tts on me in 34C. Some other manufacturers bras, not sports bras, fit me in a 34B, but not many. I wear a 6 in the Energy, Flow Y, All Sport, 50 Rep, Run Stuff Your Bra, and On Your Way bras. I love the extra exposure of this bra (very comfortable) and have no issues with the girls staying put. The bra is EXTREMELY comfortable on me. It is wonderful having a front close - so easy to get on and off. I will be careful with the little pins on the clasp as their diameter is small. 34C must be a popular size as I have been unable to get one in white, bruised berry, or pow pink light. Seriously, I want them all!!! Would love a nude color too :-) as I could replace most of my "normal" bras with these.
August 29, 2014
wearing it RIGHT NOW!
This is definitely my current favourite sportsbra/bra. It took a couple of tries to get the sizing right (ended up ordering 4 different sizes) but I think it was worth the effort.
I used to be a small busted girl (32D) but as I am now pregnant the girls have totally changed and as such NONE of my beloved lulu sports bras fit comfortably. (And NO going up to size 6 rather than my usual 4 does not help - the band is too loose, moves around and is simply not supportive enough) Ended up going with the 34DD which is 1 band size UP and 2 cup sizes UP from the size I originally ordered going by the size chart.
You really just have to give it a chance and try on different sizes and see what works best for you.
The bra is GREAT! It is comfortable and supportive and the girls look great - NO uniboob whatsoever.
LULU - PLEASE RESTOCK!! and add more colours
I was looking for this bra in stores because I wanted to try it on before buying and I had a really hard time (yes I know there are free online returns but this is very time consuming rather than just trying it on ONCE in stores.) Would it be possible for the store to at carry ONE SIZE RUN of this bra not for sale but simply for sizing purposes?
August 21, 2014
love hate relationship
i love and hate this bra. first i'm athletic muscular build. 5' tall and 125lbs i measure a 34 but i usually always buy a 36 in bra band. i am a not quite so full B cup and when i read another reviewer who stated that this bra is not only for the well endowed i jumped in and bought 2. i own 6 pairs of a motion comfort bra that is built the same way as this bra only it doesn't have the clasp in the front for easy on and off. now this was the biggest selling point for me. after a super sweaty work out i hate hate hate trying to wrestle out of a sports bra. love the look of this bra. the deep v provides lift and truly does separate the girls preventing the unsightly uni boob affect. trust me when your barely a B cup the uni boob look makes me look like a 11 year old boy with no chest at all. for the most part i love this bra but for the price i expect it to be near perfect and although this bra does what it claims to do. yes, it does lift and yes it does separate, and by George the darn thing keeps the girls supported. i don't worry about a boob slippage flashing everyone with a nipple head light in their face. what is the most disappointing is quality. i bought a white one and this thing is sheer and quite flimsy. not what i expect from lulu. when i usually pick up a lulu product right off the bat i say wow.... this is quality and will last me a lifetime. super strong seams, thick fabric, and built to last. investment pieces. this is so thin that you can see the pads underneath. looks tacky. not that i am comfortable enough to walk around a gym or class with just this on when my guy saw this he said he can see "boob patches" i understand that those removable pad are necessary to eliminate "head lights" but that doesn't mean that the actual fabric of the clothing item should be so thin that all you see is pad. so sad. i thought i found my perfect bra but i guess the search is on. oh and one more thing. this does seem to run on the small side. the 36 was semi tight but its supportive so i don't mind and B cup girls don't be afraid to give this a try. i would probably just wait till its on sale. i bought a 36 C by the way.
August 13, 2014
Broken clasps make this hard to love
I bought this bra in two colours about 4 months ago, and despite the fact that I've hand-washed and hang dried them, the clasp has broken on both of them--the first went after about a month of light use, the second just this week. It seems like the clasp is made of plastic rather than metal and therefore are easy to snap, even though I'm not being any rougher on them than what I assume to be normal.
Also, the lining as a tendency to poke out the top, with or without out those dreaded foam shoulderpad thingies lulu puts in all its bras (because god forbid a woman have a visible nipple outline while she's exercising.)
Too bad, I quite liked these both for the support for the quick release feature, and but beware the quality!
August 12, 2014