Guys (and other women) may find them fascinating. Small-breasted women may wish they had them. But, let me be straight-up. BIG BOOBS SUCK ASS! They tend to not be perky. They get in the way of a lot of things. PMS bewb pain is worse (from my research). They cause back and neck pain. And your bras are expensive as hell without being remotely pretty OR sexy, much of the time.
So, one gets over worrying about have an entire drawrer full of pretty bras and just wants bras that decrease pain, pull the girls up where they should be, and don’t cost 1/4 of a paycheck to purchase.
And I’m happy to say I’ve found some! Yes, it’s true. Unlike the unicorn, leprechauns, and finding a decent man as a life partner after 40, they do exist!
*All the bras I’m reviewing have been worn more than once, washed, and put through their paces of all day wear, workouts, and even (GASP) sleeping in them.*
When you first put this bra on, you’re going to think “no way, this is too tight. it is not a good fit”. This thought will be wrong. The amazing thing about this bra is that it stretches in a way that forms to your body. It’s like the Birkenstock (shoe) of bras! Even better? IT’S WIRELESS! No poking, pinching, too long, too short, gapping between your boobs wire issues to be seen. Plus it does a great job with the moisture wicking. Let’s face it, those of us with big girls have serious under-bewb sweat issues and it’s not fun.
It’s also reversible (with a second set of matching straps) and can be worn standard or X-style across the back—or even possibly the front if you’re wearing a high front, low back dress or some such.
For the $55 price tag this means you’re only paying $27.50 per bra. Actually, if you want to get nit picky, it would be approximately 5.50 “per bra” (they say 8 ways to wear it, but that X front will give you 10. You can’t even find a bra that cheap at the dollar store!
This bra will also have you thinking what the 8-in-1 did. Same rules apply. This one isn’t quite as “versatile”, but the V-neck is obviously great for your V-neck needs. It also “sports” a wider strap that isn’t removable, so it offers a bit more support. I wore it out for a quick-paced walk and there was minimal bounce of my DDs and it moves with your body nicely so it’s great for yoga, tai-chi, or qi-gong. I don’t think it would be great for a hard run, but for less impactful exercise, it’s quite comfortable. It can also be worn stand or X-style.
I’m one of those women who’s boob are close to east-west facing instead of front facing. Even with a DD, it’s nearly impossible to get cleavage–how sad is that?
Let’s also add in that in my dotage I’ve been having a lot of shoulder, back, and neck pain that is exacerbated by the fact that I lay on the sofa with horrible posture and spend a fair amount of time hunched over a computer. The pain was getting bad enough that 1600 mg of ibuprofen was barely cutting through it.
Weeeellll. Enter the Delmira.
Sure, it’s not the sexy-time bra you’re gonna wear to get lucky. It’s the bra you’re going to wear to feel good. The sides are wider than most bras so it ‘pushes’ the girls to the center. The front hook/eye closure creates a great deal of support, even without a wire. But the best part is the reinforced X across the back. These panels put a little pressure on your shoulders when the bad posture monster rears up, causing you to almost automatically adjust your shoulders in a back & down position that is better for your back. The straps are slightly wider, so there’s no cutting into your shoulders causing serious discomfort.
This is the bra I willingly wear at home (typically a bra-free zone) when I’m going to be spending a fair amount of time on the computer. It also offers enough support for light exercise. And….
BEWB BOUNCE HURTS, BISHES!
Baywatch may have glamorized the running boob-bounce, but women with big or small bewbs will tell you that shit HURTS!
When I started cycling and hitting bumps, lumps, gravel, and everything else on my bike, I realized that the cheap-o sports bras I had were not going to cut it. My chesticles needed to stay put, not hit me in the chin!
And the hunt began. I won’t even tell you how many different sports bras I tried. The number and $$$ spent is a bit embarrassing. But FINALLY, I came across these Glamorise beauties. And they really are quite cute (I bought the black/pink and the turquoise).
This bra keeps things where they’re supposed to be without giving you the full-on smashy uniboob. I also like that it is higher in the front than most sports bras (exercise is not a time I care about having or showing off the cleves). The reinforced back band gives great support across the bottom of the shoulder blades, which is great for anyone on a bike, as that area gets a lot of pressure and fatigues, even if you don’t realize it. I’d guess because of the arm pumping motion, a similar issue could exist for runners too.
Bottom line, this is the bra that you can wear on a serious, foot-pounding run and know you won’t be in discomfort during or after. Or you know, just wear it for the hell of it!
And there you have it…reasonably priced, non-sexy, quality bras for those of us who have been “blessed in the chest”.
For the record, I don’t think I’ve ever typed or said in my head the word “boobs” at any given time as much as I have in this post
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