I was 11 or 12 when I hopped on my black + hot pink Huffy 10-speed and biked to my friend’s to pick up a brown paper bag.
Inside: My first (sports) bra.
Our moms had conspired – because my friend wore a bra first – so I got a hand-me-down… and, was utterly embarrassed to bike home with that bag, certain that everyone knew what was inside. Ladies, if you were born in the late ’70s or early ’80s, you know which sports bra I’m talking about: JCPenny’s basic cotton-with-a-hint-of-spandex racerback that came in black, white, heathered grey and nude. The epitome of fashion! ;)
In the 25 years since… well, things have changed a bit! Today’s sports bras actually fit and have amazing support – as I found at a recent preview of the Title Nine Fit Fest (lucky me got to attend with my of my favorite local bloggers and friends, Hyedi and Jessie).
Bra buyer + bravangelist (a fit specialist), Molly, from Title Nine’s headquarters in California (she was fantastic!), took my measurements (both band and cup) and then brought me several bras to try, including the New Balance deuce bra, the Moving Comfort booby trap bra and the Moving Comfort tech athena bra. They were all super comfortable, but didn’t quite pass the bounce-a-thon hippity hop or jump rope tests (not enough support, not racerback and too high under my armpits, respectively)!
The winner: the New Balance fits-to-a-t bra (the striped turquoise one pictured above right). It features my preferred racerback style, super soft fabric, minimal seams, adjustable straps and is one of my favorite colors. And, most importantly : it fits awesome, too… my boobs definitely won’t be going anywhere during a long run!
Head to Fit Fest
If you’re one of the countless women wearing the wrong size sports bra – the average woman wears a 36C, but most sports bras are made for A and B cups – head to Title Nine’s Fit Fest at the Edina store on June 29 + 30. RVSP here. There are a ton of bras to choose from (as well as some really fun workout clothing!), and a bravangelist will hook you up! Not near a store (find yours here!)? Use the online bra genie or call 800.342.4448 to chat with a bravangelist.
Enter to win a sports bra!
Do you need a new sports bra?! Because one lucky reader will win a Title Nine bra of her choice + a personalized fitting!
To enter, leave a comment below about sports bras! For an additional entry, tweet about the Fit Fest, tagging @TitleNine, #T9FitFest and me @erinklegstad so I know you entered. I’ll pick a winner at random at noon on Wednesday, June 29.
Open to U.S. readers only. If within driving distance of a Title Nine store, winner will be asked to redeem the bra at the closest / preferred retail location. The personalized fitting is either in-store or by phone, depending on location.
With friends + fellow MPLSTP bloggers, Hyedi and Jessie!
The whole crew from preview night with bravangelist, Molly (on far right).
Full disclosure: I received a free sports bra. Views are mine. That said, I only post about products I believe in and use!