Sports bras - something most women hate to 'harness' themselves into, but it is a necessity for being active. Trying to find a great sports bra can be challenging as we all have our own different needs. lululemon's Speed Up Bra is created specifically for C/D cups to provide high support and keep a natural shape while you run. It is made with a Luxtreme fabric which is a four-way stretch material and also sweat-wicking. I really like the mesh fabric panel in the back for ventilation - I am a major sweater (especially on my back), so any extra help to get air moving is a bonus. There are special features to help prevent chafing such as bonded elements that are strategically placed throughout to keep the bra in place and staying supportive.
Oh, and NO UNI-BOOB! The form of the cups help keep everything where it belongs and shaped nicely. So many sports bras smash everything down in a way that makes you look completely flat chested or gives you the look of one solid boob going across your chest, but this was not the case with the Speed Up Bra. It is actually a bra that you could wear out in public proudly post workout and not feel self conscious.
Keeping it real here - I am not a tights person. I don't like having to wear long pants in general let alone tights. I think part of it is the material of pants being clingy on me (especially my calves) and I feel like I can't breath. The lululemon Fast & Free Tight are different though. They are made with lululemon's patented Nulux fabric which creates a barely-there feel that is also quick-drying and sweat-wicking - perfect for sweaty runs and workouts! BONUS! They have not one, but two great side pockets which are perfect for stashing your phone, gels, lip balm or other necessities. Some of my favorite features of the lululemon Fast & Free Tight are:
- Waistband Pocket
- Interior Drawcord to customize your fit
- Shine-Bright Reflective to help keep you seen in low light
- High-Rise Fit to keep you feeling covered/secure
- Side Pockets