Up until about a month ago, I had two sports bras hanging in my closet that used to be white. Now, there’s this odd shade of gray (but not 50. Zing.) with gnarly brown sweat spots dotting the fabric. If that picture didn’t gross you out, you can probably guess that I needed some replacements, STAT. And since I had a Victoria’s Secret coupon for $25 off a bra, I decided I should stock up. And lucky me, I found my latest fitness wardrobe gem, the studio sport bra.
Since this is Victoria’s Secret, it’s a sexy V-neck with just the right amount of support. I also love it’s racerback and cute V straps that are hidden just well enough under my CRBs from lululemon. This is a great bra for light-to-medium impact activities like barre, Pilates, yoga, light jogging or assorted aerobics classes. It’s sexy, supportive and comes with remove-able cups that can really boost your bust (he, he). The material is light enough to not feel like armor (as some of my favorite bras from Moving Comfort do), but heavy enough to really hold everything in.
If you’re looking for your next sports bra, purchase, may I suggest this one? It’s got all the right stuff, and the colors are adorable too.
Although I’ve loved lululemon since I started wearing the brand way back in 2010, I consider myself an equal opportunity fitness clothing buyer. I’ve also got items from lucy (great brand), Zobha, GapFit and REI. Since I wanted some new T-shirts, but I didn’t want to shell out big bucks for new lulu, I decided to buy three from Victoria’s Secret Sport line. This was during the semi-annual sale so I scored some deep discounts and got free shipping to boot. Wahoo! Sometimes all you need to do is wait to save.
Above’s the black and white striped one I got. I personally love it. It’s my first striped shirt ever. Yay!
The shirts are made out of a thin cotton/viscose material that’s supposedly breathes really well (I’ll test this out come summer). They appear to be high-quality, but since they are thin, I suspect they may be prone to snags. Hopefully not though. They’re all a deep V-neck cut and the ones with the VSX logo are a very pretty red (it’s more pinkish though) and black. These are a nice, sexy (duh) alternative to the typical bland running tee. They are fairly sheer though–the VSX lettering throughout shows your skin. I like the feature, but if you feel more comfortable covering up, I’d suggest you go with a different brand. The lighter colors will show your bra too. If you prefer not showing your sports bras (I’ve got a few used-to-white-but-now-they’re-gray-ish ones tucked in my closet, so I feel you), I’d stick with the dark, solid colors.
Some of the sheerness on display.
Overall though, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and style. These are sexy and hopefully will last for a while. Just as an aside, I also tried on some of the brand’s capris and was impressed with the quality too. I did the “bend test” (he he) and the capris passed. I ultimately didn’t get the pair since the stripes running throughout the crop emphasized my hips, but it’s nice to know I’ve got another place where I can buy my beloved stretchy pants.