Written by Kate Stone.
How many women who are a blessed with a larger bust struggle to find the solution for a comfortable, non-bounce ride (or run, or, well, any everyday activities!)? I am most definitely one of those women, and I have become extremely self-conscious about it. While I was in Kentucky for Rolex walking through the aisles of shops, I finally found the solution! I walked past and met a representative for the Cheata Equestrian Trotter sports bra! She took me to a changing room and once I got the bra on, she assisted me with the “technique” that activates the bra. I know that “technique” really sounds crazy, but truly I have never been more impressed with a piece of clothing.
The sizing of these bras is based on your personal band size, not your cup size, which is very different from other sports bras. They range from X-Small (31-32) up to XXX-Large (43-44). This means that someone who is a 32C and someone else who is a 32DDD are both a size X-Small. They recommend not sizing down, as the material will not stretch! I have found that mine has not stretched from wear, and I have worn it and washed it a lot since the end of April. There is a zipper with a pull on down the back, along with a hook clasp. The sports bra is very
easy to get on, and it stays on while you wear it. The Trotter Bra comes in 3 colors: grey with black trim, black with grey trim, and nude. The design of the sports bra does help keep your chest from looking all squished and pushed together, while flattening your back and shoulders. This has helped me fit back into my old show coat that fit before my chest got larger. It also helps me feel much less self conscious about my chest even with everyday clothes on.
Cheata Equestrian has a Trotter Tank Top which would be good for the gym or riding on a hot day! They also offer other styles of sports bras such as, the Cheata Lock Down, Cheata Step In, and the Medical Recovery Bra.
If you are layering sports bras, using Ace bandages (which is a huge no-no, because it can do a lot of damage to your body), or self-conscious about your chest flying around in any sporting activities (running, riding, swimming, etc.), I really recommend trying this brand of sports bras. Cheeta Equestrian has finally found the solution to ensure comfort as well as to provide coverage!