2nd Annual Sports Bra MEGA-Extravaganza Review + Giveaway


It was so much fun to do this last year that we decided to do it again this year!

Yes, it’s time for our 2nd Annual Sports Bra MEGA-Extravaganza Review + Giveaway, where we share with you our thoughts on some great bras and at the end, we giveaway ONE of each of them.  Totally awesome, no?

First up……

Sturdy Girl *Miami* Sports Bra (Retail Price $66)

Bra Sizes Available: 32C-38DD

Bra Features: Runner’s World September 2013 Top Performer…..Flaunt your cha-cha-cha in our smokin’ hot V-neck shape Miami Bra. With its crisscross-back and pullover style, you’ll look South Beach sexy but still get high-impact support. Order your regular bra size. C cup can work if you’re a full B. Our bras run somewhat small. Do not order a size down. If you are in-between sizes, order up a size.
Spectacular Features:

  • Patented Sturdy Support System (S3) uses (1) compression, (2) encapsulation, (3) suspension, that supports each breast within the M & W overlap frame.
  • Wide rib band and cushioned shoulder straps for superior comfort.
  • Honeycomb padded liner that bans the “headlights” and wicks sweat away practically before you even feel it!
  • Cute keyhole back design catches attention and keeps you cooler.
  • Designed for high impact, but comfy enough for any activity.

Reviewer: Lisa
Lisa’s Bra Size: 34D
Lisa’s Preferred Fitness Activities: Running

The Sturdy Girl Miami Sports Bra is a beautiful, solidly constructed bra. It is most definitely sturdy and kept my *girls* in place. I was a little weary that the bra would be uncomfortable during my workout because it was such a workout to get ON but I was wrong. The bra comes with explicit instructions on how to put it on- I followed it to a *T* and voila- got it on. Once I wiggled myself into the bra, I knew there was no way in heck my breasts would move one ounce during my run and I was right.  Plus, the bra was comfortable- SCORE! The bra had great wicking and support. I did find getting the bra OFF a bit of a challenge- I am still learning to master the reverse wiggle out of the bra. I very much like this bra and have to agree with Runner’s World awarding Sturdy Girl all kinds of awards for their bras.  I pretty much wash and wear this one over and over.


Moving Comfort Fine Form A/B  (Retail price $50)

Bra Sizes Available: XS(30AB-32A), S(32AB-34A), M(34AB-36A), L(36AB-38A), XL (38AB-40A); also available in C/D sizes

Bra Features: • Moderate contoured unicup design • Bonded neckline, straps, armholes and back • Drilayer Adapt® straps stretch for a personalized fit • Back J-hook secures straps together to create a racerback • Soft, brushed bottom band stretches for a personalized fit • Adjustable soft padded back closure

• Encapsulation

Reviewer: Melissa S.
Melissa’s Bra Size: Medium in this style
Melissa’s Preferred Fitness Activities: running, hiking, HIIT

I really liked the style – it is unlike any of the other sports bras I own (probably because I buy mine at discount stores like TJMax and Old Navy) – it’s fun and funky. I also really love the purple color (so superficial, but it’s very fun). I’ve never had a sports bra that hooks like a real bra, and with three hooks, I felt very strapped in. I’m used to putting my bras on the tightest hook, which is what I did with this bra and then proceeded to go on a 7-mile run. Right away I could tell that the bra was too tight, but did not have the chance to loosen it. Next time I will use the middle hooks instead. The bra was extremely supportive and didn’t rub or chafe. Over all, I am very impressed. It might make me rethink my super cheap sports bra purchases in the future.

There’s really nothing I disliked about it!


 Panache Ultimate Sports Bra (Retail Price $68)

Bra Sizes Available: 28-40 B-H

Winner of sports bra brand of the year at the UK Lingerie Awards 2012 & 2013, this sports bra doesn’t just reduce bounce from your workout it also adds a touch of style to it. The super smooth shape with flat seams looks great under any sportswear. The wide padded straps and silicone wrapped wires add that extra level of comfort as well as support.

Bra Features:
In addition to superior fit and support, the Panache sports bra also offers these features:

  • Adjustable straps give a secure, personalized fit with the option of regular or racer-back for freedom of movement
  • Smooth, moulded inner cups reduce friction
  • Firm underband anchors the bra to the body
  • Underwires are wrapped in silicone and sewn between fabric layers for comfortable support
  • Lightweight microfiber fabric wicks moisture away from the skin and breathable mesh panels keep skin cool
  • Wide, padded straps disperse pressure on the shoulders

Reviewer: Ann
Ann’s Bra Size : 36D
Ann’s Preferred Fitness Activities: Distance walking

What Ann Liked/Loved about the Bra: I liked that the bra held “the girls” secure on my 10 mile walk, and the wicking material worked well, as the girls didn’t sweat even though the rest of me was sweaty. I LOVED the color! 😉  Also, the band was VERY tight, so I would suggest a bit bigger than normal sizing on band size.


Enell Sport (Retail Price: $64-$66)

Bra Sizes Available: 1-8
(They have a different way of sizing and ask that you do not base your size on your current bra size. Instead, they walk you through the specifics of how to take your bust measurement and rib cage measurement. You select your Enell bra size based on these two factors.)

Bra Features

  • 90% Nylon, 10% Lycra. Features include:
  • SHOULDER COMFORT – Wide non-stretch straps distribute weight to reduce shoulder fatigue.
  • MOVEMENT CONTROL – Wide elastic band and motion control neckline eliminate up and down movement.
  • SECURE CLOSURE – Fastens your girls simply and securely with hook and eye closures.
  • COMFORT CONTROL – Wide band provides a secure fit that moves with your body.
  • CONTROL AND COMFORT BACK – The full back with cross-strap design provides posture enhancing back support.
  • NATUREXX® MOISTURE MANAGAGEMENT PERFORMANCE FABRIC – Fabric wicks away moisture to keep you cool during the most intense workouts.

Reviewer: Mary
Mary’s Bra Size: 4
Mary’s Preferred Fitness Activities: Running, walking, HIIT, kickboxing

What Mary Liked/Loved about the Bra: I loved this bra because it is specifically made for well-endowed women. The support provided by this bra is nothing short of amazing. The girls do not move! At all! No budging during a run and during a kickboxing session. The wide shoulder straps stay in place and don’t slip at all. Basically, once you put on this bra, you are good to go – you never have to fuss with it or “re-adjust” the girls or the shoulder straps. It fit snug to the body in a soothing, comforting way.

Any Dislikes:   I wasn’t a fan of the front-closure and the number of hooks you need to buckle up into this bra, but the support and the way the bra holds the girls in place is an easy trade off. I also didn’t like that the front seem shows through clothing. Generally, I try to wear loose fitting tops when I work out so this is not a problem.

For any of my fellow Shrinkers who, like me, were “blessed” with a bit more on top, this bra is a must!


Moving Comfort Maia (Retail Price $56)

Bra Sizes Available 32-40 C, D, DD, E; 42-44 C, D, DD

Bra Features

  • Generous coverage in an underwire style that’s built as two bras in one—a well-rounded option for full-cupped women.
  • Molded cups maintain shape and provide light modesty
  • Back-adjustable, gel-padded straps improve fit and enhance comfort
  • Underwire supports each breast individually
  • Adjustable, soft-padded back closure for proper fit and support
  • Encapsulation/Compression

Reviewer: Nancy
Nancy’s Bra Size: 40D
Nancy’s Preferred Fitness Activities: Walking, cardio circuit and yoga

What Nancy Liked/Loved about the Bra:  I have never had a sports bra before that had underwires or clasp back. I was worried about the comfort, but I didn’t have to worry about that. It was still comfy and held the girls in place quite well.
Any Dislikes:  Surprisingly, I had none. I was worried at the start about the underwires, but they were fine. No poking at all.

So that’s it- five of us ladies here reviewed five different sports bras- we hope you enjoyed what we had to say.  Now it’s our turn to giveaway ONE OF EACH BRA!!!!!  Enter this contest by clicking on Rafflecopter below!
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*Disclaimer – Product provided by Sturdy Girl, Moving Comfort, Panache and Enell free of charge for review purposes.  As always, the opinions are all our own and we were in no way compensated for our opinions.

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I’m a runner, on my way to becoming a marathoner. I am 42 years old and have found a peaceful acceptance of my body. Through running, I have discovered who I am, besides a mom to three kids and a wife to one. I truly enjoy sharing my love of fitness with others while empowering and motivating women to conquer their fear of the unknown. In my spare time, I manage the Run with the Sisterhood Facebook page, work here and there for Zooma Women’s Race Series, and work part-time at our local YMCA.