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I normally wear a size 10 lululemon energy bra and I actually have probably a dozen of those in my wardrobe. They are getting really worn out but didn't want to spend the $$$ on those again as the price has gone up by at least $20 each since my initial investment. Since these are the exact same style I was hoping they would be a good, affordable replacement. Nope.
First, I did size up based on other reviews and the bra was still too small. My boobs were spilling out the side of the cups. The lack of support was also very disappointing. I think the quality of the material is just really poor, which is why I can't imagine anyone could do anything other than wear these as an around-town, casual bra. Even then, I'm not sure how comfortable it would be if you're spilling out of it. I might have not been running over had I removed the pads, but the support is just so poor that it would pretty much be non-existent if the pads were gone...not to mention the dreaded uniboob...which I'm trying to avoid!
I bet if you're on the smaller end of cup sizes then this might be a lovely, cute option, but for those of us with 36 Longs I'd recommend going with another option.
For reference I usually wear a 38DD and I got the size XL. I've been trying to find a sports bra that will hold the girls up and this one does it. I do wish that there are bigger sizes because this one does run a bit small and sometimes the boobs overflow out of the top but overall I would highly recommend it! Also looks super cute on.. try it!