“At KALYX, we are 100% committed to protecting the precious assets of female athletes.Â Created for women, by women, every KALYX product is designed to meet our team’s specifications.Â No matter what type of activity you enjoy, know that our products are for women who love to get into the game!”
Whether they’re big or small, natural or “augmented,” a pain or a pleasure…Â every woman has breasts.Â Thus, everyone woman needs bras.Â I find that fact to be endlessly daunting, as I can almost never find bras that fit correctly, are comfortable, and flatter me – certainly not all three qualities in one bra.Â And while regular bras are a pain, I have even more trouble with sports bras.Â They’re too tight, they’re too hot, they’re unflattering, they’re unstylish…Â I’m a gal with many complaints.
When Kalyx emailed me and asked if I wanted to do a review (and giveaway!) I was really excited.Â As I’ve mentioned, quite often by now, I’ve been exercising a lot over the past two or so months.Â Wearing my regular bras is absolutely out of the question, as padding and under wire really doesn’t make for a comfortable workout experience.Â I have a few sports bras, but none of them quite do the trick.
“Together with a team of experts, including athletes, architects, designers, engineers, reconstructive surgeons and textile developers, KALYX has created the worldâ€™s most advanced line of activity-specific encapsulated sports bras. Offering revolutionary design, cutting-edge construction, and top-notch composition, KALYX has created an overall superior sports bra collection. KALYX sports bras are also environmentally friendly, made from our Eco-Loving K-FORCE fabric.Â Ultra-lightweight and moisture-wicking with a soft and luxurious hand, K-FORCE is made from recycled polyester fibers.”
I am hands down, without a question, in love with these bras.Â The Kickstart style is a tiny bit snug, but that’s only because I wasn’t sure what size to get.Â That’s the only issue I’ve had – and again, it has nothing to do with the bras themselves!Â That being said, I think they’re all great for different types of exercise and different needs – which is why they’re broken into categories (Elite, Enlightened, Extreme).Â I love the Extremist for walking, as a lot of boob bounce can make the experience uncomfortable and thus unenjoyable.Â There is a tiny bit of “uni-boob” going on, but since I’m sweating and wearing crappy clothes, it’s not like men are knocking me over for my phone number at that point anyway!Â It’s very secure and
The Centered style is perfect for yoga, and it’s actually a really sexy bra.Â I love the support, the low v, and the sort of “wrap” style in the front.Â It’s the type of bra that you can wear in the summer when you need something breathable, and not have that typical “sports bra” look under your shirt.Â The racer back style also means it’s compatible with a lot of, er, skimpier summer clothing.
The Kickstart is the style that’s snug, so I’ve been waiting ’til I lose a bit more weight to really wear mine.Â It’s very cute and I like the thin straps, which are a more unusual feature in sports bras.Â It’s recommended for yoga, pilates, and outdoor activities – and just from the shape and construction, I agree.
Beyond the fit and style, Kalyx bras have other great qualities.Â They’re partially constructed with recycled materials, which means they’re relatively eco-friendly.Â Also, they come in gorgeous colors!Â If plain black or white is your thing, Kalyx has you covered…Â But if you’re more like me and love purples, greens, reds, etc – they’ve got that too!Â Some of the bras also have awesome contrasting liners (for example, the black Centered has a fabulous red lining).
Okay so now that you’ve read all about my wonderful experience with Kalyx, I’m sure you want your own chance, right?Â Well, it’s your lucky day…Â I’ve got both a giveaway AND a discount code!
BUY IT:Â Kalyx has generously set up a discount code for you lucky gals.Â Use code “FASHIONABLEGAL20” and you’ll receive a whopping 20% discount!Â Plus, anyone who places an order will get extra entries into the contest…
WIN IT:Â One lucky winner will receive the Kalyx bra of ***her choice*** – 8 styles to choose from!Â You MUST complete the Mandatory Entry for all other entries to count.Â Please leave a separate comment for each entry.Â This giveaway will run until 11:59 PM EST April 18th, 2010.
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