At Oiselle, our vision is to help all women feel strong and free through the joy of running. Our mission is to design great product, build the sisterhood, and improve the sport. May we all experience the transformative power of sports and community.
The Esther Bra is designed specifically for C/D cups that need solid support for high impact sports, but perhaps not as much as that of the band/cup bras, such as Sisters and Queen. The strength of Esther is in the thoughtful combination of elements: our plush ribbed elastic at the chest band, wide padded straps that have stretch and no-stretch where needed, adjustable plush elastic straps at the back that can convert to straight or cross back, and finally, a unique cup design. Rather than molded, padded cups, Esther has a special heat molded liner (without removable pads) that creates encapsulation for the breasts, combined with strong and supportive compression. The net is higher support - without losing the beloved simplicity of a sports bra that is pull-on-and-go!
I ordered this bra based on the quiz on Oiselle.com. Unfortunately, this bra did not offer the support I need for running and I did return it. It was also extremely tight and I think it would have hindered my breathing, especially during a run. Maybe too small, but I ordered the same size as I get in the Flyout bra (love the Flyout). For reference, I'm a 34DD and I ordered a size 6.
I tried this one and I don't think it's a bad bra but it wasn't right for me. I can see it might work best for women with larger breasts that need really good support though. I found it hard to get on, uncomfortable band, not stretchy enough, and the cups slightly loose, not enough support. I'm 5'7 148lb 34C.
For running I'm always looking for the perfect bra that balances compression/support without feeling totally squeezed and unable to breathe. The Esther bra strike the perfect balance. I'm a 34B and ordered the size 6 which fits great. Love that you can adjust the straps and the bird print is classically cute. I anticipate buying more in more colors!
As a moderate to large chested woman, I'm always looking for sports bras that don't feel like torture devices. The Esther Bra is comfortable and supportive. I do wish it was padded or had removable padding like the other Oiselle sports bras I own. I do not love being in an air conditioned gym and worrying about flashing headlamps, so to speak.