Hey heifers! What is it about me and sports bras?! I recently reviewed the ENELL SPORT bra and have been happily running along in my new fancy bra.
Then a twitter friend messaged me and said, "Yeah, but have you tried SHEFIT....?" To which I said, "wait whaaaa?" I'd never heard of it. Maybe you haven't either. I figured, what the heck, I'm willing to give it a try. Let's face it. When you've got 34DDDs... you need to know ALL of your options, right?
All options are good. I can't saunter into WalMart and grab a 32A sports bra from the rack and go home happy. I wish I could, y'all. Life would be so much easier and I think I'd have a million more dollars in the bank, given how expensive a GOOD sports bra is when you've got major melons. Humungous Hooters. Tremendous Tatas. Don't make me go on. I had to google slang words for boobs. It's not pretty.
I digress. I do that a lot.
Imagine my excitement when SheFit messaged me and told me they'd be happy to send me a sports bra to try and review. I was skeptical, as I usually am on these things. I mean, I have this Enell bra. It's working for me. It's not super cute (definitely not a DATE NIGHT bra wink wink) but it gets the job done. It is one SERIOUS over the shoulder boulder holder.
But if you have read my blog for a while y'all know I like CUTE things.
I want to be cute.
I want to be a styling heifer, running down the road feelin' fly about my funbags. Feeling like if Ryan Gosling ran up to me and said "hey girl, show me your Bopsy Twins... I'd whip them out faster than my visa card at Christmastime.
Thus, I was pretty stoked when my Shefit bra arrived in the mail. First impression up on opening - OH EM GEE, it's orange and pink. Two of my favorite colors! Girdle-be-gone, this is a really CUTE bra. I can rock this out for SHIZ!
Let's talk about ease of putting it on. It's great to look cute, but we well-endowed heifers KNOW that when we buy a new sports bra, it's going to burn some serious calories just GETTING INTO IT. Can I get an amen?
Here's the thing on this bra. It's VELCRO. The back closure is velcro, as are the shoulder straps. This intrigues me because if you have heavy hooters, you KNOW that velcro makes you nervous. Will it hold? Will it wash well? How long before it disintegrates and I have to replace it. This is all legit fear when you've got ginormo jugs.
Let's have a look at the bra, shall we?
The hardest thing for me was putting the bra on. This one is TRICKY. Here's why. I have carpal tunnel in my wrists. My fingers just don't DO what they're supposed to, nor do my wrists cooperate. The front zipper closure is a pain in the rear end (don't make me google 99 names for Uranus, ok?) Behind the zipper are clasps, as seen below.
Here's a view of it.
It's tricky because you're supposed to loosen the straps and then kind of tuck your tatas in and have at it. Zip it up. Well, easier said than done. I couldn't make my hands/fingers work hard enough to zip it up. I had to work REALLY hard to get the clasps shut first, then zip it. The zipper then separated from the bottom, causing me to scream the F word really loud. In fact so loud that it woke up my dogs.
They're lazy though. They like to sleep past 4am. Whatever. I had to put it on over my head (cue the circus music) because that was the ONLY way I could do it. So I did. I adjusted the velcro shoulder straps and went on my merry way.
Here's a look at the back strap, too. All velcro.
Once I had it securely fastened, like an airplane seatbelt... I wiped the sweat from my brow and got on with my day. I met my friends at the park, whereupon I immediately pulled up my shirt to show them my new bra. Hey. We're chicks. That's what we do. To my amazement, my friend Andrea lifts up her shirt and says HEY LOOK I HAVE ONE TOO! Cue the laughter. Bunch of girls, running at o'dark thirty at the park, all shining flashlights on their headlights. Come on now. Find the humor in this with me, please.
The BIGGEST plus of this bra is that the cups are padded. Ain't nobody got time for nipple parades. Nobody wants to see that, not me, not you (and if you do, eew, you need to go play on another website, not here). Padded cups are where it's at.
The cute-factor on this is pretty high-up also. It's HARD to find a great bra that supports the sisters, while still being cute. This bra delivers. I had my trusty running friends help me adjust the strap in the back so that it felt comfortably snug, and off we jogged, into the sunrise.
Final thoughts on this bra? Love it. It's HARD to situate it if you're alone getting dressed without help (I have a shoulder injury which prevents me from adjusting the back strap once it's on) but if you can manage that - your colossal milk monsters (don't blame me, I learned that one from the internet) will stay locked and loaded, right where they belong.
Here's how it fits on a real woman, not a bra model. The top zipper flap here is not pulled over the zipper just so that you could see how it looks. The cup size could be a TINY bit bigger and I felt like maybe I was bulging out of it just a little - but beyond that - I will definitely wear this bra again for running and I would definitely recommend that you give it a try. Your cha-cha's will stay where they belong - no bouncing, no movement at all, and you'll never give them a second thought while you run off into your own sunrise or sunset.
The bra comes in several colors, which I also liked. For all the information, check out their website at SHEFIT.COM and tell 'em I sent ya.
Me and Shefit. It's a match made in heifer-heaven. I hope to get lots of bounce-free miles out of this bra. If anyone wants to know what's on my holiday wish list --- this is for sure up at the top!