Fall is just around the corner, that season where days get shorter, cooler and the wind gently breezes through our hair. Unfortunately, it breezes through our bras as well (sorry men). And as our boobs are smashed in our sport bras, we get the all too familiar fall fashion statement: Happy Boobs.
Picture disguised to protect the innocent.
Not exactly the look you want for those race day pictures. Kidding aside, sport bras are meant to provide a variety of no-brainer functions such as support and moisture control. And for most average-sized women, they do. I may be the only one, but the Ally McBeal in me wanted more. Or, actually, less. Is a little less compression and a lot less nipple too much to ask for?
After searching through the local running store, I came across Champion’s Shape 2000 Bra, which due to the form shaped cups could easily be referred to as “The Madonna Bra.” I like Madonna, so that was OK by me.
My reaction to this bra is mixed. It does most of the things a bra needs to do like wick away moisture and provide support. The extra padding provides the bulletproof protection I needed to conceal the extra happy expression not on my face. The molded cups served a duel purpose by separating my cleavage and eliminating the uniboob and the molded cups made my boobs look bigger. As a B cup, I’m all for bigger boobs.
The bra does however have many seams, and while they are lined with a felt-like fabric, I did chafe a little under the arms. Nothing a little BodyGlide couldn’t fix. While I think most women would agree that less nipple is a good look, more boob may not be such a good thing. The bra does come in a D cup. While it’s great that Champion carries larger sizes, the molded cups may not work for extended sizes; there’s a fine line between Madonna’s lingerie and Viking breast plates.
Edit: The Champion Shape 2000 Bra is available at Amazon at this link: Champion – Shape 2000 T-Back Bra