Normally a 30DDD, reviewing the 32DD.
I love this bra. I run about 40-50 miles/week and this bra is absolutely excellent fantastic when it comes to comfort and support. There is still some bounce that I can observe if I bounce around in front of a mirror...it is not going to totally obliterate any bounce, but for this active, larger breasted runner, I actually find it perfect. I don't feel any bounce while I am in running motion, which is different than bouncing up and down in front of the mirror motion. It is the only sports bra I will wear now (I have two of these ones).
It does flatten you out, so probably overkill if you are just walking something for easygoing walking and do not need to smash down your curves! It is also nice and light, surprising given the support it offers.
I really cannot recommend it enough. Love love love.
I had no problems with the clasp at the top from the get go. I just looked at how it worked before I put the bra on, then moved the "top" clasp down over the "bottom" clasp and snap, it was together.
A note for those who normally wear bras very close to their true measured ribcage size - the band is definitely tighter fitting. If you are in your "true size" (as in you do not add 4-5" to your ribcage measurement), you may need to look at whether you need to go up a size or not. For example, my ribcage measures at 29" snugly and I normally wear a 30 or alter 32's to fit snugger. The way the Run bra is built is that right underneath the breasts (at the seam between the main body of the bra and the elastic) there is little to no stretch. For comparison, at a full stretch, the band of my 32 Run bra only goes to about 31/32", whereas I can usually stretch a "normal" 32 band to about 35-36" (which is way too big for me).
I find the 32 Run is nicely snug on me even on the loosest hook, and is the only 32 I can wear that I do not have to alter. I am not sure why Shock Absorber did this, but perhaps it is because they realize a lot of women normally size up for regular bras and accounted for this.
If you are someone who sizes up in their bra significantly from what their measurement is, you probably are fine in your "regular size" or even down one. If you are very close in measurement to your band size, or go down a bit for your band, you may need to go up a band size in the run (I did adjust my cup size going up a band size so from 30E to 32DD).
Hope the above little bit about sizing helps, as I know ordering online I really struggle with finding out what size to order in bras as many women report different things about how bands or bras fit, but I know not everyone is in a band size close to their ribcage measurement, or the right bra size, so it makes it hard to know!
Rachel from Canada
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")