By: Erica Mestyanek, Editor of Dallas Yoga Magazine & Co-Founder Cosmic Yogi Movement
Mom Boobs. If you have them, you need no further explanation. If you don’t; well, reading from here on out is entirely up to you and it may not be “pretty” for you “virgin” boob gals.
I remember my younger years and my great perky boobs. I relished the days of not even needing a bra, because the gals just stayed in place because they didn’t know where else to go. These days, I jokingly compare them to bananas. You’ve seen the meme, you’ve laughed, and if you’ve had children you probably related. After having three children and a combined 3.5 years of nursing, I can totally relate.
Being on the petite side most of my life, I never really struggled with “calming the gals” so to speak. It wasn’t until I stopped nursing my youngest that I realized when I was working out or practicing certain kinds of yoga, they were coming out to play!
I remember being in a Buti Yoga class and the pose we were in had me folded over and the next thing I knew, my nipple was saying hello to everyone!! I realized then, I needed to find a good sports bra for these Mom Boobs. However, I didn’t want to have to settle for some old frumpy mom bra. So I started my search.
The first bra I tried out was the “Steeplechase Bra” by Outdoor Voices. This bra was CUTE! This bra is advertised for low impact activity, so I knew from the beginning that this would probably not be my “Buti bra”. It has an adorable little peek a boo slot in between the cups and the elastic band is very comfortable. I also love the shape in the back. It goes perfectly with my tank top obsession. This bra is great for a weight session at the gym, Kundalini Yoga or even just an active wear dress kind of day.
The second bra I tried out was the “Stained Glass Goddess Sports Bra” by Mira Rae. The design on this bra is beautiful! It goes higher up in the front than I am typically used to, but as you can imagine, I felt great support from this cut. It also has a hint of metallic mesh on the front as well as half of the back. It is a blend of comfort and sass with a hint of sexiness. I made sure to carefully measure myself according to the size chart on their website. After all, if I am going to truly test a bra for fit I wanted to be sure I had the right size to begin with.
This bra fit perfectly! It was snug, but not so snug as to suffocate the girls. Seeing as I have had children, I am not one for baring my midriff so I did have to be careful when choosing my tops with this bra. I wanted to show it off, but didn’t want it to look awkward with my top either. The girls were home! They stayed put in Buti, they stayed put on the treadmill (who cares if I only last 10 minutes, don’t judge!), and they even stayed put on the ride home on I-35 with the million potholes.
The last bra that I tried, was the “Stunner Sports Bra” by Noya Yoga. First, you should know, purple is my favorite color so my love started there. This bra has “all the things” working for it. The criss-crossed back straps, the mesh front panel, oh and did I mention the one I got was PURPLE? This bra also passed all the tests. Buti, jogging (OK, fine I didn’t jog), even taking the kids to the jump place and demolishing them in trampoline dodgeball. I also really love that Noya plants TEN trees for every item sold. This is a company that loves our planet, and for that, I love them!
My hunt for awesome mom boobs sports bras is definitely not over. I am LOVING my new stash and can’t wait to add to the collection. Perhaps next, I will embark on the journey of finding the perfect thong for yoga? With me, you just never know!
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Editor of Dallas Yoga Magazine and Co-Founder of Cosmic Yogi Movement and Festivals, Erica Mestyanek is the mother of 3 beautiful boys, ages 3, 9, and 11. Erica has an extensive background in Fashion Design beginning when she was only 17 years old and is currently creating a new Cosmic Yogi line. She has years of experience in planning large scale events in the United States. Erica is also a certified Holistic Health Coach but is currently focusing her career in the yoga community with planning future Cosmic Yogi Movement Festivals. Her passion in life is helping others while raising thoughtful and loving children.