A good sports bra can change your workout. If you’re running, biking, or even just doing squats with confidence, it can make all the difference. But finding the perfect sports bra can be tough.
These are some of my tips for finding the right sports bra, so you can walk out of the gym feeling like your best self.
1- Don’t forget support
When it comes to sports bras, support is the most important factor. And when I say support, I’m not just talking about size—I mean shape as well.
A poorly-fitting bra will give you all sorts of problems: back pain, breast sag, and nipple chafing are just a few examples. The best sports bra should offer both compression (to help minimize movement) and encapsulation (to keep everything in place).
2- Choose the right fit
Know if your current sports bra is the right fit: If there is any discomfort or spillage when wearing this style of the sports bra, it may mean that you need one with smaller or larger cups or perhaps even moving up/down in band sizes instead (see above).
3- Be realistic with your workout routine.
The first thing you need to think about is your workout routine. How often do you go to the gym? Do you work out at home or do activities for fun? Are there any sports teams or other groups that meet regularly? If so, how many sports bras do you need?
Don’t be afraid to ask friends about their experiences with different sports bras (and give them feedback about the ones they recommend).
4- Try before you buy.
Try before you buy. While you can often get a sense of how a sports bra will fit by looking at the sizing charts, it’s always best to try on a variety of sizes and styles for yourself. Try different brands, too: some people like the way Champion bras feel (and look), others prefer Victoria’s Secret—and both are good options for women with large breasts!
The same goes for different levels of support: if you’re just going for a light jog around the block, don’t bother buying an ultra-supportive sports bra; instead, opt for something that offers medium support. And remember that even if your usual size works in other clothing items (like t-shirts), it might not be right when applied to athletic wear such as these!
Now that you know what to look for in a sports bra, it’s time to find yours. Just remember, don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you’re not sure, ask a salesperson if they have a fitting room where they can guide you through the process of trying on bras and finding the right size. Also, don’t forget about how important comfort is when choosing which style works best for your boob shape.