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.
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 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.
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
Lily Mist leggings, yoga pants, and sports bras are available in a variety of styles.
Browse our collection of printed and plain colored sports bras. Looking for a matching set? We've got your covered with a range of fun patterns and matching sports bra and leggings sets. Lily Mist leggings are made with soft, sturdy 4-way stretch fabric, perfect to go with your new sports bra to support you through whatever adventure comes your way.