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.
NYB stands for not your business - unless you want to know all about the deets of this bra. There's a lot, and it's all fun and different: first and foremost, the center front pocket is big enough to hold almost any smartphone, and has a small flap closure, so you can do hand stands or fly upside down. And we're loving the asymmetrical back design, combining a wider strap with two smaller straps, both providing ample support. The high neck also ensures top-breast coverage and reduced spillage. A wide chestband offers security and support - for all your business!
I've been a long time believer in another brand of bras and was skeptical, but bought this one from someone who didn't want theirs. I was quite pleasantly surprised about how supportive it is. I'd say I mostly wear it in the gym, not for running, but it works for running too. The pocket on the front is too small for my phone but that's ok. It comes up higher on the top end of the chest than I was expecting, and I like that. It probably is kinda long vertically, but I am also kind of long vertically so I appreciate it. It's also just really pretty and the fabric is comfy.
I have spent years looking for the perfect running bra for me, and this is it! It's compressive without being too tight. The fabric is thick which I like because it keeps down the bounce. The high neckline ensures that everything is secure. I ran the Berlin Marathon in this bra and had no chafing at all which I have gotten in all my previous marathons. So glad Oiselle released more colors to add to my collection of this bra!! For reference, I'm a 36B and wear a 6 in this bra.
This one just didn't work for me. It was very long (vertically), which didn't look very flattering. Maybe this would be good for larger busts because of the more conservative coverage which would hide cleavage? It squishes your boobs so not a great look. May be ok for larger breasts. The positives would be the interesting strap design. The middle pocket was too small (narrow) for my phone. It seems to fit true to size. I got the size 4, which is my usual for oiselle tops and bras. the band felt comfortable, just the bra itself didn't look good on me.
On a quest to find something to replicate an old Moving Comfort bra that was losing its elastic, I went through a failed odyssey of returns of other bras that felt more like flak jackets before discovering Oiselle. I bought this and the Lesko bra to try, both in size 6. I never in a million years thought I would actually use the phone pocket.. But I said the same thing about the camera on the first smartphone I bought and you know where that went. That was me, grinning like an idiot on my bike with a big rectangle sticking out from under my shirt. Seriously so useful! I am 5'3", a little heavy right now at 135 lbs, 34b/c cup and size 6 fits amazing and provides great support for cycling and hiking and yoga. I thought I might like the Lesko better but the NYB is by far my favorite - comfortable coverage without cutting into armpits or peeking out from under the collar, super cute and comfortable straps, and I love the wider band. And the fabric... Oh the fabric, butter soft, wicking, smell resistant. Designers please offer more colors!