Skirt Sports Kelly Bra Review

by MCM Mama on April 12, 2013

I really wanted to call this post “locked and loaded”. LOL

I’ve waxed poetic a number of times about the Skirt Sports Happy Girl Skirt. I LOVE those skirts! So, when Skirt Sports reached out to me to try out one of their new running bras, I jumped on the chance.  I love what they do for my thighs, so couldn’t wait to see what they’d do for my “girls”.

I’ll admit that I’m cheap when it comes to running bras.  I’ve been firmly in the uniboob, smoosh ’em down camp for most of my running career.  When I actually had a rack, thanks to nursing?  I just smooshed them with two bras.  And I was pretty much ok with that.

I have seen the light.


The first thing to note here is that the bra has shape even when it’s not on. It’s very lightly padded with a bit of structure to it and a back closure.  I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about that once it was on.  After all, I’m used to running in these:


Yeah, total lack of structure. Just smoosh ’em down.

Turns out, I had no issues with the structure.  The Kelly Bra was actually extremely comfortable.  In fact, I basically stopped noticing it at all after a few minutes (something I can say about all of my favorite non-running bras).  But, how would it function on the run?  After all, I didn’t feel completely squished.  I was afraid that I’d find myself bouncing around on the run.


Nope.  I’ve now run in the bra three times and washed it three times.  I had zero bounce, there was no chafing at all, and I was comfortable all the time – even on the super sweaty interval run I did in the Virgina heat and humidity.  Even better, the bra still looks like new.

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Would I buy one with my own money?  Yes, but we all know I’ll be waiting for a sale LOL.  I’d really like a couple of white ones.  Why?  Because we all know I am much more likely to exercise when I put on a running bra first thing in the morning.  (Skirt Sports also sent me the “bling” straps, but I’m unlikely to ever use those.  I don’t run without a shirt on except on the very hottest days, so no one would ever see them.)


Look!  I still have cleavage! The Kelly bra actually looks good under “real” clothes, so I’ve just increased my likelihood of running on days when I have morning meetings tenfold.

So, yeah, two thumbs up (or is that two boobs up?) for the Kelly bra from Skirt Sports!

Disclaimer: Skirt Sports sent me the bra for free to review.  All opinions and cleavage are my own.


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1 Kerri (@KerriOlkjer) April 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I clicked over and saw they have a DD bra, excited!
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2 Ashley April 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

This looks similar to the technology in my fave sports bra: Moving Comfort. Being a curvy lady I definitely get picky (and spendy) about my sports bras and HATE HATE HATE chafing! So good to know there may be another option.
But in NO WAY would I EVER wear a sports bra all day!! OUCH!! Good for you, though. Good. for. you.
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3 Char April 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Who would have thought that you could have cleavage, a decent shape and no bounce??? I love progress.
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4 Suzanne April 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I may need to check this out. It sounds like it is a good one!
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5 Mom's Home Run April 15, 2013 at 7:33 am

Sounds like a great bra! I always wear my regular bras during my runs, since my girls aren’t very big.
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6 Laura April 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I might need to check these out. I love my cheap target sports bras (champion), they work great but I also have some expensive ones from Moving comfort that really are comfortable and make a difference. It’s hard for me to justify that much money on bra’s though, because I wasn’t really well endowed and I don’t always think it’s necessary for me!
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7 Teresa @ April 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

The best part about this bra is the structure. I love my VS sport bras for this very reason! I am going to have to check this bra out. Thanks for the review!!


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