I've been waiting for a bra made of the comfy Ebb knit material to come out in my size (I am a 12/36DD) that offered decent support and coverage. I need decent enough support so I can do low impact activity (i.e., walking) without jiggling (the cute Free to Be Wilds are jiggle-city for me, unfortunately) and enough coverage so nip-slips are not an issue (ahem Ebb to Street bra). I tried on the new Ebb and Flow bra and liked it but I really need a 12 in it. I bought the Hold Your Om bra today since it seemed to meet my requirements for support and coverage. Since I've had a few inquiries about it, I thought I'd post photos of it compared to the same size Energy bra. You definitely show more cleavage in this bra than an Energy and it mashes my boobs together a little, but I think gives me less uniboob than an Energy or All Sport. I wear an All Sport and Energy most of the time but sometimes the straps on the Energy bug me after a few hours or I get tired of the girls being mashed down in the All Sport. I'm hoping that since the Hold Your Om is made of the Ebb knit material I'll find it super comfy. I already like how the straps are bit shorter than an Energy bra and hoist the girls up. They're nicely wide, too, which I really like. I think this bra gives me a nicer shape under tops than the Energy or All sport. I took the tags off and am wearing it now so I'll let you know if it starts to bug me or cuts into me after a few hours. The bra gives a smooth look under the Heathered Black Pace Pusher LS - a clingy light luon top - I am wearing. So far, I really like it.
Heathered Black Groove II pants today. I happened to wear a pair of older Grooves (from the era of Tinted Canvas, when pants still had oval gussets and the last time I bought Grooves) so I could compare the new relaxed knee and smaller flare. The top photo shows the bottom flare of a pair of new Naval Blue Groove IIs to my older Grooves. The flare on the Groove IIs is slightly wider. I didn't really notice a more relaxed fit at the knee but I compared the width of the thigh and my older Grooves are a lot wider through the thigh. Once my order gets here I'll take some better full-length comparison photos, I really couldn't lay the pants out properly for a photo in my tiny dressing room. I can't say I loved this new version of the Groove pants much and especially not in full on luon. I did like the Heathered Black material better but it wasn't my correct size so it's hard for me to tell whether I'll be keeping the HB Grooves that I ordered yesterday.