I find I buy different items at different stores.
I am a lorna jane addict!!! I found the cheaper brands just wore out too quickly (I have to wash after every wear and go several sess). Agree you need to be very sure the pants are fully covering hehe. Maybe if you are losing weight choose a pair with a drawstring top so you can adjust. They are super stretchy so the legs should be ok for a while.
Def invest in a really good quality sports bra. Your (.) (.) will thank you after a few weeks of exercise!!!! I have big ladies so I make sure they are super contained and I am not so self conscious of movement! Last I bought on special at Myers 2x berlis for $80? Depends on your size... usual chain stores are useless for me!
I have recently bought a few of the tops from kmart and they are awesome! $15? Seem to be holding up well in the wash and super comfy. I get all my little crop tops from there as well.
Off to hunt down the Michelle Bridges stuff!!!!