I'm sure I could be more crude than that and I dont claim to have any charisma ! Pr!ck and f#ck arent crude words though are they
I'll see if my local debenhams has a shock absorber run bra over xmas in my size if not i'll go with less bounce I think i'll get a crop top and if the shock absorber isn't enough on it's own, just try that over the top.
I'm a bit paranoid... paid a reasonable amount of money for my boobs... don't want to waste that handiwork
Booktrunk, I looked at the Lime one you linked to myself, but discounted it because it is compression style, which is only really good for A-B cups. Anything larger and you need something with cups.
I used to wear compression tops, until I saw video of myself at the end of a race. It didn't feel like there was so much swinging, but the evidence said otherwise. Not pretty!
If you have just had an operation, as your post above suggests, then I guess you need to be extra careful about causing ligament damage, and the double approach might work well, especially at first.
I don't know if you live near a Sweatshop, but they do a free bra fitting and advice service. I haven't tried it but it might be useful, especially if you are not completely sure what size you are now. Lots of people wear the wrong size you know. I was wearing a 38B until I got fitted for wedding underwear and she said I was actually a 36D. And sports bras can measure up slightly differently to normal ones too.
Hope you find the one that suits you and enjoy your investment.
I'll have a hunt around my nearest sweatshop is a few miles away, and last time i went in there were only male staff, heh, not sure if I fancy a blokey measuring me up for a bra .... might be fun!!
Regarding size.. I got with the M&S online sizing guide which seems pretty accurate as a starting point
Yeah, i'm a bit over the top paranoid about looking after them. But, I really don't want to damage anything, and my surgeon was a bit ohh not sure about running but i've read lots of others have been out 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, so I will try to get sorted over Xmas and go for it just before or after the new year, but I think i'll start off with a shock absorber run bra the website was good seems that you need it nice n tight :0 and i might stick a compression top over it, better to be safe then sorry.
Thanks for your advice everyone. I was thinking shock absorber before hand and that seems to be a reasonable way to go so i'll stick with that.
I've tried all sorts and found that the shock absorber run one is good, also the panache are good too. I get mine from less bounce, tried the M&S ones but felt they didn't have the same amount of support.
I've tried all kinds of different bras and the only one that works for me is the Enell front fastener from less bounce. Very comfy, and the best fit for me - keeps the girls as still as they'll ever be......
Personally I don't like Shock Absobers - got one professionally fitted at Bravissimo, went out in it for a 9 mile run and it ripped my skin apart......very painful! Phoned Shock Absorber customer care who were great about it and refunded me in full, but will still never use them again.
Good luck with your search.
I think i'm just going to do for it and get a Shock Absorber Amazon have them at £26 and i have prime so freebie next day delivery. Now I just have to guess a size they say they should be quite tight so might go 36D decisions, decisions.....
I have the shock absorber ones and they're the best I've ever had (used to be a 34D and they worked fine then). I think it's easiest to put them on like a normal bra and then reach behind you over your shoulders to do the top bit up, but I suppose it depends on flexibility. But whenever I'm buying sports bras I always go into the shops and jump up and down in the changing rooms to test them. I recommend John Lewis if buying in an actual shop, because they'll match Debenham's promotions anyway and tend to have quite good bra fitters around for advice.
I use the Shock Absorber Max support tops. They look like a crop top but are encapsulation style. I just sit my HRM under my boobs but above the band. It works perfectly well and I've never had any problems (I've run a couple of marathons like that). I like them cos they have lots of different colours and definitely no bounce.
As for size I find them quite tight around the band so have to buy a bigger chest size. Usually I wear 30 G but I buy 32FF.
I can recommend Less Bounce, also Boobydoo. I usually buy from whichever is cheapest or has free delivery ...
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