Is there anyone that hasn’t seen the adds for SheFit Bras yet? I mean…they seem to pop up everywhere for me…and I finally gave in and bought one of each (good job marketers…touche). I’m going to give you my thoughts on both of them in separate write ups, and today I’m talking about the SheFit Flex Sports Bra.
Since we’re talking about bras, I may mention body parts that might make some people uncomfortable. If you’re uncomfortable with boob talk, maybe click the back button and find another article to read! Lol.
This is the “fancier” model (or at least the more expensive one). It’s a medium impact and has a very soft fabric. Just like the original one, it has the same innovative velcro construction that allows you to change the fit around the chest and the shoulder straps. This particular feature I find EXCELLENT when you think about gaining or losing a few pounds and not having to go buy a brand new bra or wear an ill fitting one. Super clever design.
So first of, I was most excited about this model because it is pretty and looks soft (and when I got it, it does feel soft). It is very high quality in terms of fabric, sewing, printing, and hardware and comes with a really cute washing bag. Unfortunately this one didn’t quite live up to expectations for me (but those expectations were very high). Style wise, the color and print are very cute and if you’re going around working out without a shirt on or with large portions of your bra sticking out this bra is a good one. They also have lots of limited edition colors which is awesome.
The support is great and there’s quite a lot of compression even for a medium impact bra. It’s perfectly acceptable for riding (even sitting the trot) for me. However I’m only a C cup (D from nursing up until very recently), so take that as you will. No complaints there.
It starts to go downhill a bit here though (not terrible, but it’s for sure a bit of a disappointment for the price). This bra doesn’t look great under clothes (and if it’s cold can be a bit dicey by itself). The middle zipper in the front + compression = a decidedly uni-boob appearance under clothes. Because of the design and the compression if you want really secure boobs, it can give a little bit of a back fat look as well. Even better…because of the compression style of the bra and the boob adjustment you are supposed to do to get lift, your nipples absolutely do not end up were they normally are… This fabric is thin and doesn’t have “removable modesty padding” in this particular model…so you can see where I’m going right? Not a great look! LOL. Sorry, I didn’t take pictures of myself in it for you. Didn’t think that anyone really needs to see that! I mean…I’ve had bras that look worse under clothes…but I’ve also had a lot better.
Comfort also takes a hit too. Strangely for me this fabric feels really rough while riding, especially in the arm pit area. I got rubs…bad. VERY strange. Like…I wore this one time and it was uncomfortable to wear a bra for a week after. Ugh. I did undo the cross back and made it an H back and that seemed to help the issue, but it also makes me tug on my bra straps because they feel like they’re slipping. So while the fabric is supposed to be softer, I found the fabric of their other bra more comfortable (I know…not supposed to review that one yet, but can’t help but compare them). I also feel this bra the whole time I’m wearing it…if you know what I mean. The sign of a good bra is that you forget you’re wearing one (or that it just doesn’t annoy you the whole time).
It does wash well (put it in the wash bag and follow washing instructions) and it doesn’t look anything but brand new after several washes now so I’m happy with that. There is that quality shining through.
Because of the issues I have with this one, I don’t think the value is great (even at the excellent quality) and I wouldn’t buy another one. In theory I could have returned it, but then I wouldn’t have gotten to use it enough to review it, it would have gone to the landfill, and returning stuff is a pain the ass right now with Covid and I don’t want to go to the Post Office.
If you want to try SheFit, I suggest you opt for the original version instead. If you’re looking for something that has decent support and wont break the bank I have a recommendation… If you’re not super big on top like me, my new favorite is this one from Amazon. Looks good under clothes (two boobs and no wonky nipples), is pretty and has good enough support…oh and it’s under $30. It’s also hard to get in and out of, but it wouldn’t be a sports bra if you didn’t have to wrestle with it right?