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Old 07-06-21, 09:19 AM  
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Looking for sports bra similar to the Brooks Fiona bra

Brooks (Moving Comfort prior) discontinued the Fiona (and also the Maia and Juno) sports bra, which I wore exclusively every day for 12 years. But after gaining 30 lbs in 3 years (another perimenopause rant!), my 36Cs are a distant memory likely never to return. I'm now stuck with 44DDs that are so huge and heavy and bother me every day. So I've been trying to find something similar to the Fiona for the past year but I can't find anything that provides the support, encapsulation, compression, and minimizing effect that the Fiona had.

Why Brooks discontinued its most popular bra is beyond me. I tried their new ones but they are *nothing* like the old ones, absolutely no support and no compression. I wear the Fiona every day instead of normal bras since mine are so are heavy and normal bras just don't work.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-06-21, 10:07 AM  
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Nooooooooooo! This is my sports bra too!!! I also wear the Fiona, and while I am not a 44DD, I love this bra. This bra worked for me in both sizes - when pregnant and I was a 36D to when I shrunk back down to a 34B. These bras were worth every penny. Ugh!!!
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Old 07-06-21, 10:21 AM  
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Nooooooooooo! This is my sports bra too!!! I also wear the Fiona, and while I am not a 44DD, I love this bra. This bra worked for me in both sizes - when pregnant and I was a 36D to when I shrunk back down to a 34B. These bras were worth every penny. Ugh!!!
I know! I wore the Fiona 36C exclusively, and then after gaining all this peri weight in my boobs, I went to look for larger sizes over the last year and have been on quest since to find any remaining online. They're all sold out now.

I've tried a few other brands that I found on Amazon that looked similar to the Fiona, but none have come close.
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Old 07-06-21, 12:19 PM  
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This is a sad day for active boobs.
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Old 07-06-21, 01:31 PM  
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I just saw an ad on Face Book for SHEFIT. Has anyone tried them? I've never heard of them before today. SheFit
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Old 07-09-21, 11:02 AM  
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I just saw an ad on Face Book for SHEFIT. Has anyone tried them? I've never heard of them before today. SheFit
I never heard of them either. They have Limited Edition Tie Dye Sports bra I really liked but they sold out on sizes except XS. I might order me a black one.
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Old 07-09-21, 04:44 PM  
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I did find an old New Balance Shockingly Unshocking Bra in my drawer today and gave it a whirl. I definitely need to go up a size or two (sigh) but it's somewhat similar enough for my minimizing and compression needs. I also swear by the Enell Last Resort bras but those are hard to wear all day since they really dig into your sides. Alas, still nothing compares to you Fiona!
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Old 07-09-21, 05:19 PM  
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Why do brands discontinue popular things like the Fiona bra???
I was going to get another one.

I like the SheFit but I really like my Fiona and Juno bras. But mine are older and not as good as they were.
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Old 07-12-21, 08:21 PM  
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Brooks (Moving Comfort prior) discontinued the Fiona (and also the Maia and Juno) sports bra, which I wore exclusively every day for 12 years. But after gaining 30 lbs in 3 years (another perimenopause rant!), my 36Cs are a distant memory likely never to return. I'm now stuck with 44DDs that are so huge and heavy and bother me every day. So I've been trying to find something similar to the Fiona for the past year but I can't find anything that provides the support, encapsulation, compression, and minimizing effect that the Fiona had.

Why Brooks discontinued its most popular bra is beyond me. I tried their new ones but they are *nothing* like the old ones, absolutely no support and no compression. I wear the Fiona every day instead of normal bras since mine are so are heavy and normal bras just don't work.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
While I preferred the Fiona, my runner up sports bra was the Champion Spot Comfort/Double Dry bra (style# 1602). Or at least it used to be my second fave. I had to size up one cup from the Fiona for whatever reason (I have a large rib cage so this could have factored into it). This was quite a few years ago.

Currently I weigh more so can't fit into my old Fionas or Champion 1602's so now I'm wearing some plus size C9 sports bras from Target (I'm sad that Target discontinued the C9 line of activewear btw; I think that C9 moved to amazon but no plus sizes that I can see).
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