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!
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.
I am a size 32DD, and I ordered a size 6 in the Ester Bra. The fabric is very soft, and there are no weird spots that itch or rub. I like the adjustable straps, as this lets you let a customized fit. The bra itself felt pretty supportive. I might not do a plyo workout in it, but definitely ok for medium impact exercise. I did return the bra, however, because it was ultimately just too hard to get off. The band is not super stretchy, which is probably good for support, but it is very unforgiving when you try to pull it over your hard. I can’t imagine trying to get it off after a sweaty workout.
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!