Girl Smarts 'This is the one sports bra that's comfortable and flattering for my large boobs'

(Blame it on genetics, hormones, and weight loss/gain.) As such, I've experimented with a looot of sports bras, and most have been just okay.

  • Published:
play (The Cut)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

My boobs have been just about every size you can imagine. After having breast-reduction surgery in 2011 to shrink my 34G/H chest into something more manageable for my 54 frame, I've flip-flopped between everything from a C to a DDD.

 (Blame it on genetics, hormones, and weight loss/gain.) As such, I've experimented with a looot of sports bras, and most have been just okay.

While my girls are much perkier than they used to be and can pull off less serious bras (I no longer need underwire for running, thank goodness), finding the perfect piece has been harder than my surgeon ever suggested it would be.

There are three major things I look for in a sports bra: support (for my current DDs, which are quite dense and annoyingly like to bounce), comfort (meaning zero chafing spots, no restrictive waistband), and shape (as in, no uniboob, overly padded, or pancake effect). For whatever reason, I often find a bra that hits on number one and two but misses on that last point. Which is a huge bit for me'why should I have gone through the pain, scarring, and six-month recovery of reduction surgery and not love the shape of my chest even when I'm working out, which is such a big part of my life?

That's precisely why, when I found the Brooks Running UpLift Crossback bra, I scooped up five of them. On the Brooks site, the bra is labeled as medium-impact for C-D cupped women, but it's so much more than that. Without too much structure, the bra keeps my breasts in place so seamlessly that I completely forget about my chest as I run (the ultimate goal!).

Find out what women want men to know about boobs:

Unlike most big-boobed bras I've tried, the UpLift also has a lower neckline and *gentle* molding that makes your boobs look like actual boobs instead of squished scones. The fabric is soft and not itchy (something I've noticed in several compressive bras), and the straps aren't so thick that they look hideous under a tank. The straps also cross in the back so you can wear a racerback top and not feel like a walking fashion faux pas.

The best part is, the Brooks Running UpLift Crossback bra is such a hot seller, they're constantly updating it in fresh colors. Which means you can pretty much always find a shade or two on sale. But even if not, $44 isn't a bad price to pay for a bra that makes you look as good as you feel, at any size of the alphabet.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Sex & Relationships Everything you've ever wanted to know about using a...bullet
2 Fitness This 9-minute yoga routine will help you ditch lower-back painbullet
3 Lady Smarts These are the best jeans for women who don't have a...bullet
4 Odd Enough These 2-second transformations prove everyone deals...bullet
5 Fitness This quickie workout is perfect for when you can't get...bullet
6 Girl Smarts Jenna Dewan says this simple trick helps her...bullet
7 Girl Smarts Everyone is obsessed with drinking lemon...bullet
8 Fitness Which move will rev your metabolism faster:...bullet
9 Girl Smarts How to treat a yeast infection when you're...bullet
10 Girl Smarts Should you pee before or after sex? An...bullet

Top Videos

1 Women's Health Magazine NAKED ISSUE | ANNA VICTORIAbullet
2 Las Vegas shooting described by nurse, people stepped in to helpbullet
3 Fertility Herbs and spices to help you get pregnant fastbullet

Womens Health