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Oiselle Wednesday: Lesko Bra

I might be a member of The Oiselle Flock, but I've been wearing Oiselle (pronounced Wa-Zelle) for several years now. Oiselle is a company with a mission I believe in, and running clothes that help me believe in myself. Oiselle Wednesday is a day for reviewing my favorite running fashions and showing you the fit on a 5'7, 130 pound Mommy-body!

I was so ready to post this 2 weeks ago.  Until I screwed around and forgot to hit save and lost the post.  And then I was working on the post again last week and got pulled away to do something with the kids.  So now, I am back, and ready to share with you my thoughts about the Lesko Bra!  (I hope you survived and were able to shop Oiselle without me!)

Behold the Lesko.  This is the original Lesko bra that I've had for a few years, but Oiselle has released a "new" Lesko bra in some awesome bright new colors! From what I can tell, the bra has not changed at all which means I can tell you all about the Lesko that I rock ALL.THE.TIME.

First things first, I feel like I should mention that this bra is named after the amazing Dr. Sarah Lesko.  She is a physician and a runner with fantastic legs, and she IS Oiselle to me.  Plus she likes my posts sometimes and that makes me feel cool. She deserves to have this bra named after her, because it is that perfect.

I know I did a lot of fangirling over the Strappy Bra a few weeks ago, so you might be wondering how can I love the Lesko also.  Well, it's easy.  The Lesko is not as compressive as the Strappy/Verrazano, in my opinion, making it a great option for easy runs that don't involve a lot of "bouncing".  I feel like it is also roomier, making it a good option for those of you with bigger boobs.  Let's be honest, I don't have a lot of experience in that area, but I think C cups could definitely wear the Lesko with ease.  

The Lesko also has removable cups that I tend to leave out.  I find that mesh lining really keeps me from having the headlights turned on during cold runs.  But I would like to mention that I did put the cups in when I wore this bra for my first marathon, because pictures.  Vanity is a bitch. However, the cups do not make the bra feel any different to me.  It is still an incredibly comfortable sports bra, which is not a super common thing.

The back of the Lesko is a racerback style, but in true Oiselle style, it is a pretty racerback. This style lends for a great amount of support, making it a great option for long runs, or marathons, as I have done!  The thing that I love about the Lesko bra, is that I truly don't notice I am wearing it.  I don't feel it digging into my back, or creeping up.  It's just there, doing its job, not bothering anyone. 

To me, the main difference between the Lesko and Strappy/Verrazano is going to be the amount of compression.  If you are looking to press those bad boys down and keep them from bouncing, go with the Verrazano.  If you want a comfortable bra for an assortment of activities, go with the Lesko.  Either way, you won't go wrong.

The Lesko bra is $42 and so worth it.  You can't put a price tag on a good sports bra, in my opinion. Because my Lesko is an older one, it is the old sizing, in which I wore a medium.  If I were to buy a new Lesko, I would definitely order a 6, which would be like a smaller medium. It comes in 4 beautiful colors:  neon pink, money, neon yellow, and indigo.  They all look so pretty, but neon yellow will get you noticed if you run on busy streets!  

 Check out my previous Oiselle Wednesday posts here:

What do you look for in a sports bra?

How do you feel about padding?

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The Sunday GYST IX