Things To Think About When Choosing A Sports Bra

Things To Think About When Choosing A Sports Bra

Have you been thinking about purchasing a new sports bra? Maybe your current bras need updating or have lost their support? Perhaps you are about to start a new fitness routine and want to make sure you are prepared? Or is it time to update your active wear look? Choosing a standard bra that fits well can already be enough of a challenge. But what do you consider when buying a sports bra? Whether it is the gym, home workouts or fitness class, here are some guidelines to help you select the best option for you.

1. Fabric

It's vital that your clothing doesn't irritate your skin when you're working up a sweat. The first step to achieving this is to make sure your sports bra is made of quality material. You are looking for a fabric with moisture-wicking properties that helps absorb perspiration. You want to be as comfortable as you can be when working out, and this definitely helps. A well-made sports bra that is designed to minimize rubbing against the skin further aids with comfort. A thick elastic band around the bottom of the bra can really make a difference with this. Lightweight, breathable material helps with freedom of movement so you can focus on your workout, not your sports bra. Four-way stretch fabric ensures a sports bra designed to work with your body.

2. Impact

Think about the intensity of your workout. You want a bra designed to provide ample support. So if your daily dose of exercise is yoga, Pilates, or walking, which demands less movement or bounce, a lower impact bra will work. If you are thinking of higher intensity workouts, that involve more movement, such as running or tennis consider supportive shoulder straps and a wide band around the base of the bra for added support. A sports bra should minimize bounce and provide utmost support. Wider straps, and supportive material are important.

3. Bra Design

A scoop neckline and racerback can be great for comfort, still offering support but perfect for freedom of movement. Are you matching your new sports bras to your current leggings? If so, a plain color can be versatile. Or are you thinking about freshening up your look? If so, brighter, bold designs, or new matching sports bra and leggings sets can be just the thing to motivate you to hit the gym and keep up with your fitness routine!

4. Fit
Ensure the right fit. Measure your sizing and keep your measurements up to date. If you are unsure, a slightly tighter fit gives added support and bounce prevention. One technique is to pull against the body with your finger on the bras band. Get a smaller size if you can pull more than an inch away from it. Keep track of your measurements if you're aiming to lose weight. Once you lose weight and your bra doesn't fit properly, it won't provide the necessary support.

5. Care

A good sports bra should last 8-12 months depending on how often it is used for workouts. If you notice any loss of support, though, it's time to switch. To retain its shape and elasticity, it should be washed in cold water and flat dried. These tips should help you achieve your fitness objectives while remaining comfortable. It's now up to you to pick the ideal sports bra for you from our various patterns and themes that match your personality! Ready to buy?

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