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Posted: 14 December 2006 are offering 5 readers help in finding their ideal sports bra, plus the bra itself, for absolutely free!

Just post a review (positive or negative) in the Clothing section of our Product Review area by midnight on Friday, December 29th, and we'll contact the 5 most helpful reviewers in the New Year to arrange their consultations.

Try to make the reviews as helpful as possible, and give an indication of which bra sizes you think the bra would suit best. The more informative the better! Existing reviews will be considered, so don’t worry if you’ve already sent us your comments, you are still in with a chance of winning.

The best reviews will also be featured in an online article next month, when we’ll put together an overview of the most popular bras (as voted for by you).

NB: Please make sure your email address is up to date on your My Details page. We’ll be notifying winners in the New Year, and if you don't reply within 48 hours, we'll pass the chance to someone else.

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We are always being told to weat sports bras - but I am small 'up top' and it's almost imposible to find anything in those sizes - M+S even do one that caters for A-D cups! I currently use a Sweaty Betty crop top type which seems to do the trick.
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 12:36

<passes Nicky the duct tape> ;-)
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 14:23

bras in all sizes including AA

Posted: 21/12/2006 at 14:25

As I am also blessed with a baby bust, I got down to Primark and bought a padded sports bra- Ideal!
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 14:45

Hi, I also have a small chest but have found that Lonsdale do a lovely comfortable "sports bra", it's also quite cheap from Sports World. and they do it in a 32A. I did think that i needn't wear one but after running in this, I find it impossible to wear a normal bra to run in. Wonderful and comfortable!
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 14:47

and the peeps at less bounce are v. friendly and helpful.
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 14:53

Have you tried a technical vest with a built in support shelf instead of a bra? Companies like Sweaty Betty and USA Pro do them. They're great for this weather as you get an extra layer of the vest under your outer layer.
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 14:57

there is a sports company called aalingerine (if thats how u spell langerine) that do sports bras for the smaller of us!

if you can get the correct spelling its a good site, theres also a mail order catalogue you can get
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 16:14

Posted: 21/12/2006 at 16:15

Hi, can I help anyone???

Sorry girls, I'll go now.

Have a happy christmas.
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 16:33

lol hipps
you beat me to it emma!
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 16:52

that bear looks too cute to be so naughty
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 16:53

<Slap to Mick W!>

Happy Christmas!
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 17:01

Think yourselves lucky, I have the opposite problem and struggle to find a good supporting 'over the shoulder boulder holder' for my DD's!
And until I do I guess I'll just have to keep strapping them down!

Merry Christmas to all!
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 18:21


less bounce lovie

they go up to g and beyond

the Enell is recommended
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 18:23

I would like to offer my support.
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 18:58

AA posting: The best bras i've tried are 'Sportsjock' (stupid name) - can get from they are really supportive - much more than any of the vests with built-in bras I have tried. after shoes, bras are my single most important bit of kit, even being AA - much comfier with a proper bra.
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 19:14

I struggle too - I've got relatively big ribs and then nothing on top of them, and anything in my band size doesn't start anywhere near small enough in the cup. I've had some success with sportsjock and tops with built in crop tops, but I'm starting to notice bounce again because there's just too much room in the cups.
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 19:35

I've found the key to stopping bounce is to realise that breasts wobble side to side and up and down: if you've got 'quirky' breasts you may find that 1 bra doesn't deal with both directions of bounce, particularly if you're between cup sizes. The combination of a sports bra with well shaped cups and a tight crop top has been a life saver for me and my quirky breasts over the years.

I'm a D/DD though, so I eventually discovered the enell - it turns breasts into a solid plate of bosom.
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 20:13

Hi Nicky, glad you started this thread as I have same problem. <tootles off to check lessbounce site>
Posted: 21/12/2006 at 21:39

I've been looking for a sports bra for months. I've HUGE knockers and not even the Enell is enough. I'm running to lose weight but in order to do that I need something that supports these mamouth mammories...(cup H). Buying bras mail order (lessbounce) just got really boring as I had to keep returning them as the size wasn't right. It's hard to get a large cup size with a small back size.
All ideas are MOST welcome.
Posted: 22/12/2006 at 09:46

Huge you say???

<settles back on the sofa>
Posted: 22/12/2006 at 09:53

Hi Mama cass

Its an expensive option
but have you thought of getting a made to measure bra
Posted: 22/12/2006 at 09:56

Good point karma Princess
Posted: 22/12/2006 at 09:57

Made to measure could be an could a couple of diused parachutes from the MoD
Posted: 22/12/2006 at 10:37

The true solution would be detachable breasts. Take them off for activities, slap them back on for motherhood, parties and general insulation.

Sadly, the real world never quite meets my high expectations.
Posted: 22/12/2006 at 10:45

I have a large bust (34F/G) and what I find best is to wear two shock absorber sport bras at the same time, my boobs don't move an inch - marvellous.

Posted: 26/12/2006 at 18:41

Creamy, Do you mean one on each boob????
Posted: 26/12/2006 at 18:49

I also think the shock absorber bras are great (although I only tend to wear one at a time). They also come in some great colours - handy for all those races where there are no changing facilities and you need to quickly whip off your t-shirt
Posted: 29/12/2006 at 13:50

yeah i have a lovely cerise pink one
Posted: 29/12/2006 at 13:51

Dman you are very cheeky!!!
Posted: 29/12/2006 at 15:58

I have just bought a shock absorber bra impact level 4 model B109 and it works very well. I wore it for the first time this morning and it stopped my 34E boobs bouncing around and giving me 2 black eyes. There was still a little bounce though but the info written on the shock aborber states that it reduces bounce by just 74% which I feel is correct. All in all a good purchase and very good value for money though I am tempted to try the more expensive Enell bras to see if they reduce bounce 100%.
Posted: 29/12/2006 at 20:41

Oh my gosh! Just realised I have posted the above message in the wrong place. I wanted to post it on the review place in an attempt to win the less bounce competition so my apologies to all you small up top lot and you big boobed lot and all you fun in between message posters. God damn it! I have drank too much red wine again. How far will I have to run to work each glass off tomorrow?
Posted: 29/12/2006 at 20:54

I want to recommend which is a PUMA bra. I find it really comfortable and and effective - I cannot find it in the choice of sports bras but would like to recommend it please
Posted: 30/12/2006 at 18:00

Can you all tell me when, where, expected finish time, where you will spurt sprint, everything about where you are racing, coz I need to spectate this, purely scientifically of course.

Or to quote George Carter on the Sweeney, "Cor Guv, she's got some lunch on her!!!"

I'll get me coat.
Posted: 31/12/2006 at 00:17

like the starter of this thread i too am less than well-endowed. no bounce whatsoever, which is fab for running. can never find a bra to fit - but feel should wear something in case i strip down to thin running top which would very little to the imagination (though, rest assured there is little to imagine about anyway!). will be checking otu some of the websites for the littler ladies.........keep running girls, bounce or no bounce! love, plumx
Posted: 31/12/2006 at 15:44

I'm small chested as well so wasn't so worried about get the best of bras, but having learnt that the high impact of running can actually damage the soft tissue around the breat encouraging droopyness - i found less bounce and boy even if you're not big, what a difference it makes - now i wouldn't run without one!!
Posted: 01/01/2007 at 15:57

Creamy I am right with you on the '2-bras-at-once' theory! Actually I had this idea many many years ago whilst on the school cross country & netbal teams. I don't think there was such a thing as a sports bra in those days... & even when they become more widely available the price tags are far beyond the purse of little old me! I used to use it as a way of using-up old bras, (sometimes even 3 at a time if they had degenerated a bit too far... I know, gross-oh!) Anyway, these days I use an M&S minimiser in a plain black lycra material. They slap 'em flat just fine & at a fraction of the cost of sports bras... plus they come in black.
Anybody got any idea why sports bras always come in 'show the dirt & wash me separately' white??????

Posted: 27/01/2007 at 08:32

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