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ballard bra

ballard bra

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The Ballard Bra (named after one of our fave Seattle neighborhoods) combines both weight-distributing straps and mesh inset detailing. Made of our crowd-pleasing Nyelle™ Compression, it's also incredibly soft, stretchy, and comfortable.

- Nyelle™ Compression (nylon/spandex)
- Nyelle™ Mighty Mesh detail trim (nylon/spandex)
- Plya™ Power Mesh lining (micropoly/spandex)
- new removable cup wtih more coverage
- 4 straps for comfort and support
- compression level: 2

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Average Rating:
18 reviews

true to size

true to size
  • more than 1 year(s)

Greatest. Bra. Ever.

This bra is amazing! It's so soft, and not constricting, but also so supportive. After 20+ miles, I forgot it was there and, for the best part--nothing chafed!! I cannot wait to buy all of the colors, since I have been in search of a new running bra for a while. I'm 5'6", 118, and wear a 32C or 34B, and the size 4 was perfect.

  • Soft, colors, support, higher neckline
  • Nothing--it's amazing
true to size
  • 24
  • 5'4"


I seriously can't believe that a bra this comfy can also be so supportive. This is my new favorite and I can't wait to buy it in more colors. It is made of the softest material... but don't let that fool you... this is one of the most supportive bras I own.

  • supportive, soft, cute
  • nothing
true to size
  • Buffalo
  • 24
  • 5'3"
  • more than 2 year(s)

Comfortable and Supportive

I love this bra! I am a 32D, so I struggle to find sports bras that are comfortable but also supportive. This bra fits both. The straps are well placed so that I do not get shoulder and neck pain from wearing the bra for a longer run. And, it does not chafe. I appreciate that it has a little extra fabric and mesh on the chest, so I do not look like I am bursting out of it. For size reference, a 4 fit just right.

  • Supportive without neck and shoulder pain
  • Nothing
true to size
  • Austin, TX
  • 29
  • 5'3
  • more than 1 year(s)

I love this bra!

This was my first time buying and wearing a oiselle sports bra, and I honestly didn't know sports bras could be like this. The bra is SO comfy. I wore it on a workout that was 10k of combo hills and speed work and I never noticed my bra which is amazing- normally (with my other brand bras) I would have some chaffing, or it would feel too tight, or sweat would accumulate too much and that would be uncomfortable, but with this I had no complaints. I was worried about trying a new bra on this run as well because I was on my period and experience breast tenderness, but it was not an issue! I couldn't recommend this bra more, also I got the cosmos color and it is very cute. I'm 5'3, about 118 and wear a 34 C bra- I got a 4 and its perfect.

  • So comfortable and cute
  • Nothing- this bra is perfect
true to size
  • more than 2 year(s)

love this bra for running or yoga or anything

comfortable, supportive enough for a long run, but also comfortable enough for yin yoga. may have to get another in a different color. I'm a 34B and got a S

true to size
  • 31
  • 5'2"
  • more than 2 year(s)

This bra is everything

Super flattering fit in many gorgeous colors. This one is definitely a home run and can be layered with a cute top or worn on it's own.

  • Style and fit
true to size
  • Evergreen, Colorado
  • 59
  • 5'4"

Best Bra Ever!

This is the most comfortable and supportive bra I have bought for running. Please keep making these and maybe in some brighter colors for Spring/Summer!

  • no chafing and great support
  • nothing!
true to size
  • Seattle, WA
  • 22
  • 5'6

In LOVE with this

Due to my cup size, I dont fit into many Oiselle sports bras. Before this, the only thing that really worked for me was the Spandos Racerback and that was it! BUT THIS BRA IS AMAZING. Did a trail run in it and it fits fabulously! The straps are thin and dont dig into shoulders, it is super comfortable and honestly is probably the best sports bra I have ever owned! In love, and will be buying in every color!

true to size
  • Alabama
  • 46
  • 5’4”

Best bra ever

This is the most comfortable running bra ever. It feels like butter. Comes just a bit higher in front than most which I absolutely love. Holds the girls in place (34B). I wear size 4. I have all the colors and want more.

  • So soft
  • Not enough colors
  • more than 2 year(s)

New Favorite Bra

I'm a size 30D-DD. I ordered the size 2 and size 4 in this bra. I found the size 2 to fit me perfectly and gave me a good amount of compression. This is one size down from my normal bra size. This is the best bra I've found anywhere for me. I wore it today on a 4 hr mountain hike/run then later for a chill 3 miler. I forgot I even had it on. And it comes in black which I love and it's cute which I have honestly never been able to wear a cute sports bra for running before because they never had enough support. I ordered 2 more.

  • good coverage, enough compression for running, cute straps, good color, soft fabric
  • nothing, it's perfect
true to size
  • Los Angeles
  • 30
  • 5'2"

Awesome bra!

Comfortable and supportive bra for running, hiking, and climbing. I'm a 36A and the size 6 fits perfectly. I own one of these, four Leskos, and one Hi Ten. The Ballard feels the most supportive/tightest to me of the three.

  • Great amount of support and coverage. Supportive but not too tight.
true to size
  • Oakland, CA
  • 36
  • 5’5

Most comfortable and cute bra ever

You know what makes this a great sports bra? You forget it’s even there because it’s so comfortable.

  • Comfortable, flattering
  • Nothing
true to size
  • Portland
  • 28
  • 5'7"

Stylish and Great Compression

Ballard bra has more compression and coverage than the graphic lesko and team bra. I like the stylish straps and mesh, but I REALLY like the coverage that goes a little high on the chest.

  • Coverage and Compression
true to size
  • London
  • 35
  • 5’7”

Fab new bra

I tend to find a bra I like and wear it 24/7 and this is my new go-to. Love the strappy design but that it’s still a simple racerback style. The mesh strip on the front is a sweet added detail, too. Good compression for running and super comfortable for everyday wear. I’m wearing the white one a ton and will def get it in more colors as they become available.

  • Strappy design
  • All good!
true to size
  • Washington

Great bra!

I am very happy I tried this bra! I'm a DD+ cup size, and most Oiselle bras don't have quite enough coverage for me. This bra fits great! It isn't quite compressive enough for me to wear on a longer run, but does the job for shorter runs and other, lower-impact activities. The big blue is beautiful, too.

  • fit
true to size
  • Okinawa, Japan
  • 32

Awesome bra!

I'm slightly obsessed with Oiselle and strappy bras. I was super excited when this bra got released. Fits true to size. Super comfortable. Provided great support on my run (I'm a B). And the white it looked great under my tide flyte tank. You need this in your life.

  • Everything.
true to size
  • Indianapolis
  • 29
  • 5'3''

Favorite Workout Bra

When I have a speed workout planned, I love to pick a bra that is form and function, one that feels like it is a little something extra than my every day easy run bra. The Ballard Bra is perfect in this regard because it does the job while also looking the way that I want to feel - put together and bad*ss.

I sometimes have a problem with the straps on strappy bras falling off my shoulders, but the racerback design overcomes this problem.

  • racerback, mesh detail
  • more coverage than I typically wear
true to size
  • NJ
  • 41
  • 5’2”
  • more than 2 year(s)

Supportive, comfortable, flattering bra

I bought this in white to wear under a white running singlet and I love it! I was concerned that it would be too revealing but it wasn’t. The modesty pads are thicker than the ones in the lesko and hi-ten bras and fit more securely in the pockets so no nipple-showing problem. Hallelujah! I am a 32C and normally wear a 4 in Oiselle. This is true to size. It is also more supportive than the lesko and hi-ten bras so I will probably default to this one for long runs between 13-22 miles. The mesh is a pretty design feature and provides a nice peekabo effect under a looser tank. Love this one. I’m buying it in more colors.

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