I never realized how hard it is to find a sports bra for a plus size woman until other day. Not only am I plus sized, but I am also a size D cup.
In all my years of exercising, I never needed one. I always used old bras that I no longer need for everyday. My exercise routine consisted of walking, the elliptical, bike riding, or swimming. Now I am taking Zumba, which requires a lot of jumping and hopping. It became very apparent that I would need something to hold the girls down.
I went to at least four stores, and all were the same. They either didn't have my size or they had the size around, not the cup size. I found that a bra that crisscrossed in the back was a must. Regular straps didn't offer enough support. I also couldn't see a reason to buy a bra with padded cups. Really? Who would need that for exercise?
I ended up buying a bra at Walmart of all places. Only $12 for two. The colors are a little loud for my taste, but it works perfectly for me. They are very comfortable. Another requirement in my opinion. It was much nicer doing Zumba with the girls firmly in place.
Do you have a favorite brand of sports bra? What do you look for when picking one out?