I love athletic apparel (like, LOOOOOOVE it), but I'm kind of "meh" when it comes to sports bras. Yes, they're important--they're functional and a necessity, kind of like a cardigan or a scarf--but rarely is it something that i I get EXCITED about, especially since it's hard to find sports bras (or regular bras!) that actually fit me well. So I usually stick with inexpensive ones that get the job done, but the quality or design definitely isn't anything worth writing home about. While I do have an appreciation for a well-constructed and comfortable sports bra, I'm typically a little averse to the fitting and purchasing process.
HOWEVER... I actually get EXCITED for Title Nine's Fit Fest. Although Title Nine has knowledgeable Bravangelists who can help you with a bra fitting any day of the year, FitFest is extra special. There's snacks (OMG RIGHT?!), a gift with purchase, an expanded selection of size and styles, and a Bravangelist working one-on-one with you to help you find THE PERFECT SPORTS BRA. I went last Thursday for a media preview of this year's FitFest, and it was a borderline magical experience.
I arrived at the FitFest preview and was instantly excited. I introduced to Lucy, who was going to be my Bravangelist, several Sweat Pink ambassadors were also in attendance, and there was TONS of fabulous apparel to look at--swimsuits, athletic wear, casual wear, every day bras, and accessories. Lucy took me to a fitting room and took my measurements (32D), then asked me a few questions about what I was looking for (something comfortable and cute). We headed over to the wall of bras, and chatted a bit more. I thought of a few other criteria that I would like (medium/low impact styles, good coverage in the cups), and Lucy easily re-navigated to find half a dozen options for me to try on. After I tried each one on, she took a look at the fit and offered more information about how each of the sports bras actually performed. I loved all of the ones that Lucy had picked out for me, so it was really hard to choose one! Eventually, I decided on the Moving Comfort Form First bra (although the Marvel Underwire Bra was also great). The Form First sports bra was just so incredibly soft and comfortable, offered just the right amount of support, and the straps on the back look awesome. I'm so happy with my sports bra that I'm planning on ordering some more in different colors! (Although they do have a hassle free return/exchange policy, so if you're not stoked about your purchase, you can return it within a year!)
If you're not a huge fan of shopping for sports bras, try out Fit Fest. If you've been to Fit Fest in the past, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought, and which sports bra you ended up with! :)
Title Nine Portland's Fit Fest
Wednesday June 1 & Thursday June 2, 2016
1335 NW Kearney St; Portland, OR 97209
To RSVP for a personalized bra fitting, call (503-243-2220), click "Going" on the Title Nine Portland FitFest event page (someone from Title Nine will contact you), or just stop by the store!