Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II Review

Updated February 28, 2014
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Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II
Bottom Line

Most reviewers say the Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II does its job taming larger chests during punishing workouts. The bra's encapsulation design helps keep breasts lifted and separated, and the fabric does a good job of keeping skin dry. The straps can be crossed for added support, but some say they're tricky to adjust and uncomfortable. While the bra accommodates C through E cups, it only goes up to a 38 band size.

Comfort

Keeps skin dry, but straps may dig. The Ta Ta Tamer II is a blend of Lululemon's four-way stretch Luxtreme and Luon fabrics. Both are moisture-wicking, and reviewers say the bra effectively absorbs and locks away sweat. The wide straps are adjustable for a better fit, but one user complains she can't actually adjust them while the bra is on. A few others say the straps dig into their skin. The bra has flat seams to reduce chafing, and the cups can be removed for better airflow. While most women are satisfied on those two points, several say a bit more stretch would allow a more forgiving fit and make the bra easier to put on.

ProsVariety of colors, patterns, Moisture-wicking fabric, Straps can be crossedConsStraps uncomfortable for some, No band sizes larger than 38, Can be hard to put on, adjust

Support

Band sizes only go up to 38. Reviewers praise the Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II for offering medium- to high-impact support during a range of activities. Users say the bra kept bounce to a minimum during yoga, running and even jump-roping. It's designed for women with fuller cups but smaller band sizes, topping out at size 38DD. E cups are offered in sizes 32, 34 and 36. The encapsulation design is meant to lift and separate each breast, though a few reviewers still complain of uniboob. The bra does not have an underwire, but straps can be crossed in back for better support.

Style

Comes in lots of colors. The Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II has a moderately high neckline and removable cups for better shaping. The back features hook-and-eye closures and straps that can be worn straight or crisscrossed. It receives mixed reviews for overall style -- some think it's cute enough to be worn alone, while others say it's still too utilitarian-looking. A few reviewers say the cups are "too pointy" and look strange under shirts. The bra comes in 11 colors, including solid black and white, brighter shades with contrast piping, and stripes. Women love the variety, but a few complain selection is much more limited in larger sizes.

Our Sources

1. Lululemon.com

Ta Ta Tamer II (C-E cup), Contributors to Lululemon.com, As of March 2014

The Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II gets 4 out of 5 stars in more than 630 reviews. Most praise the high-impact support and say the bra is flattering. A few complain the quality has gone downhill, while others say the fit is tight.

2. Self

The Best Sports Bras for Every Size, Editors of Self, Not Dated

The Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II is the top pick for D cups here, earning praise for encapsulation cups, wide straps, a sturdy band and crisscross straps. It offered great support even while jumping rope, a tester found.

3. Health

How to Choose the Best Sports Bra for You, Rozalynn S. Frazier, Not Dated

Praised as Most Flattering, the Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II has molded cups that fight uniboob and make the bra suitable even for work, Frazier says. She also likes the closure and support for larger busts, but notes the bra is pricey.

4. Runner's World

Best Sports Bras for Runners, Dimity McDowell, Aug. 19, 2013

The Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II earns an Honorable Mention in this roundup, with a tester praising its adjustable straps and band. The very brief review notes that the straps aren't adjustable when the bra is on.

5. Babble.com

Best Sports Bras for Petite Figures and Full Busts, Casey Mullins, March 3, 2013

The Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II comes in "cute colors" and offers good support, Casey Mullins says. But it's best for small but full busts and the removable inserts gave her a "strange shape," she notes.