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Although I feel I have moderately-sized breasts and I usually wear only a 34B or (rarely) 34C bra size, I'm having real trouble finding a sports bra that actually holds my 'girls' firmly in place and prevents bouncing. I was wondering if anyone who binds could recommend a type of sports bra or even a specific brand and/or style they've tried which offers lots of support and inhibits movement, without having to use anything other than the bra itself. I've tried doubling up (wearing two sports bras at once), but I find it to be horribly uncomfortable. Even when I get the smallest size, my breasts bounce like crazy, and it's driving me mad. I can't really afford anything over $50.

(Also, sorry if this topic in the wrong forum, but I felt as though it fit in with both gender and body issues, so I had to just pick one).


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I don't bind (don't have a need to) but there is a great little store from the west coast called Title9 that makes clothing for active women. They make some GREAT sports bras for bustier women; the "flattening" abilities are measured in "barbells", so a bra that really holds you down would measure 3-5 barbells.

They make a bra called "The Last Resort" which, while it ain't pretty, will do the job and do it well. You might also look at some of the their lower strength ones.

Either way, I love their sports bras, and while I don't and have never worn "The Last Resort", I've heard wonderful feedback about it.

Here's the link to the page with the bra I am talking about:

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I belly dance professionally, so I wear ALOT of sports bras to practice in. Being a 34D has made it hard to find good sports bras, and my favorites actually come from Target. I've tried all the expensive ones, but really, the 20 dollar bras from target are great!. They seem to give me enough support that I can bounce around and all that without fear, but they still look OK. If you want ones that really look good, you might try Bali Total Fitness. I've only tried some of their thinner ones, but I'm told that they have some really nice supportive ones. If you can't find any, you could always order one. makes a sports bra (15-17$) and the lady who runs it is REALLY great to work with. She'll customize everything for you, and I'm sure she'd work with you to make it really supportive.

Good luck!

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i play tennis every day for hours, and i train hard. i've found that online you can get nike sports bras that are called the "core" ones a lot cheaper if you search. good luck (:
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