Anyway, the trusty S/M pull-overs have always worked well for my size Bs. No worries.
With every week of this pregnancy, however, the size Bs grow a tad larger. Tads, as you may know, can quickly become scads and I knew it was only a matter of time before I would need to invest in some larger running bras.
So I entered a contest and was lucky to win a Kalyx sports bra from Setting You Free. I was psyched. To add to my psyched-ness, Ashley at Kalyx asked me if I would be interested in reviewing my bra and offering one to my readers for a giveaway. Well, sure!
Which leads us to today when I have a chance for you to win a free bra! But first, my review.
I checked out the Kalyx web site and read about the different bras that they offer. They offer a wide range of styles for a variety of activities and body types. I decided to go with a stylish one that seemed to match my needs: The Stayput (I ordered the teal, which is pictured on the site). It looks like this:
When the Stayput arrived, I was unsure of my choice. I've never worn a sports bra with a back closure, nor have I ever worn one with thin double straps. Would there be too much bounce? What about chafing? Bra chafing rots and I sure didn't want any of that.
Well, there was no chafing. Nor was there any bounce. The Stayput (I ordered a large to contain the no-longer Bs) helped things, well, stay put. I've worn the bra on several runs so far and it has been through the wash five or six times -- it's still good as new (as you'd expect from any quality bra) and I have only had good experiences wearing it.
One of the features that worried me at first was the back closure but I actually really like it. What I like most about the back closure is that it will allow this bra to last longer. Right now, I'm using the second set of hooks-and-eyes. As I get larger, I'll be able to expand the bra so I'll have more room. After I give birth, I hope I'll be able to get some use out of the bra by going to the tightest setting. We'll see.
All I know is that I needed a new larger bra that would offer plenty of support during these pregnant running months. I've found that bra in my Kalyx Stayput.
I've also found a neat company. Each of the Kalyx bras are made from 35% recycled fibers using K-Force Eco-Loving Fabric. It is a surprisingly soft fabric that also does a good job wicking away the sweat. And, Kalyx was founded by a woman who wanted to created better sports bras for women. So, she's dedicated to making sure they really fit, really support and really work.
Keep up the good work, Kalyx!
The Stayput is $44.00 and you can order directly it from the Kalyx web site. Lucky you! Kalyx is offering readers a 20% discount on bras using the code Happy20. So, don't wait: Treat yourself!
Yay for the giveaway!
You can win a Kalyx bra of your choice by visiting their web site and leaving a comment telling me which bra you would like.
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Good luck!Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received a free Kalyx bra. I was not compensated for this review/giveaway.