How to Find the Right Sports Bra

How to Find the Right Sports Bra

July 12, 2019

It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to finding the right sports bra, especially if you have a lot of physical activities to try out. Here, we list some tips that we hope could help you pick the right sports bra for your chosen activity—be it intense or not.

What Should I Consider When Shopping for a Sports Bra?


Bra sizing is the most important element in finding the right bra for you. A good fitting bra should have a supportive band that supports most of the weight. It should be snug yet still allows you to breathe deeper when the bra is fastened. The cups should be smooth and the straps should be taut and secure, not falling off of your shoulders. If there’s a “spillage” over the top or sides of the bra, this means that the cups may be too small. Either size up or try a less shallow bra shape. 


Support is a crucial part of staying active and doing the activities you like. The level of support you need in a bra is largely dependent on your activity. Low-impact sports such as yoga and weight lifting require women to have a low-impact support bra. Medium-impact support bra is better for hiking and cross-training, while the high-impact support is for women who are into running and mountain biking. Women who have larger breasts need more support for even lower impact activities while those with smaller breasts may get a medium-impact support bra even for activities such as running. 


Going to the gym in style seems like a thing nowadays. In fact, sports bra styles are not just for aesthetic purposes. Depending on the shape and size of the breasts, different styles of bra may work better depending on your body type. The racerback bras and the criss-cross bras for example, provide extra room for arm movement. Different types of cups, straps, shapes, and closures will determine the support and modesty of a sports bra.


One of the things that get overlooked when shopping for sports bras or sportswear is the fabric. Since sports bras are to be worn to provide support and protection for the breasts, it should also be imperative to consider the material that will touch the skin on those areas. If you have sensitive skin, look for hypoallergenic sports bras that provide not only support, but also added protection to your skin. Remember: an itch-free gym session is an enjoyable one.

Does it make you feel good?

Once you get the right sports bra for you, give yourself some time to have a good feel of it while you move. Does the bra make you look and feel good aside from having the perfect fit and support. The right bra for you is the one that blends the right fit, style, color, and performance features to have you feeling and looking your best.

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