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!
At a 32B, I wasn't sure how this bra would do for me but I was super interested in the padless support and loved those wide (adjustable) straps, so I bit! ...and I'm VERY glad I did! I'm not really sure how it feels so supportive while not plastering what little boob I have to my ribs, but it's doing it! I love not having the pads and the chest band feels secure without being constrictive. I do have a little room in the cups, but the band and straps keep everything in place so it's a nonissue for me, but if you don't like that it might be something to keep in mind!
This is my favorite sports bra! I have tried for years to find the perfect fit. After having kids and the (sorry ladies - sag) that sometimes comes along with it, this bra picks you up and puts everything in place. No chaffing at all after running 10 miles. No need for glide either. Its also changes from racer back bra to regular bra to wear under a shirt to work. The best bra every. I bought size 6 and 34 Cish size. Don't discontinue please!!
I wear 36 D and this was ok for medium impact/very easy runs. It didn't hold up to my regular pace or to the higher speed workouts. It was just bouncy enough to be annoying. It'd work in a pinch, but not an every day running bra for me.
My boobs have grown over the pandemic and I found that my go to bra, the hi-20, wasn’t supportive enough anymore. I tried the Esther on a whim about a year ago and I am in love! I wore a 2 in the hi-20 and wear a 4 in this bra. My normal bra size is 30B/C. I love that it’s supportive without feeling overly tight.