WHAT MAKES A GOOD SPORTS BRA?
If you're a small- or medium-breasted woman (A to B cup), a compression style bra will offer support and comfort. Or if you prefer, you can choose a bra that offers encapsulation for shaping as well as support.
If you're a larger-breasted woman (C to DD cup) you may find encapsulating styles that separate and support your breasts more comfortable and more supportive than compression bras. For maximum support, choose a sport bra that does both.
Also, different activities result in different degrees of movement. The higher the impact level, the more support you'll need.
Try on different styles to find out what you like best. A good sport bra should feel comfortable, stay in place, and not chafe. The straps should not dig into the shoulders and the band around the lower chest should not shift or bind.
Do jumping jacks, run in place, and swing your arms side to side to make sure what feels good is comfortable and supportive when you're in motion. Keep in mind that a good sport bra should fit more snugly than a lingerie bra to provide you with support, but should not be uncomfortable or restrict movement or breathing.
Moisture Control and Breathability
A good sport bra will wick sweat away from the skin and then dry quickly. It will be breathable, allowing perspiration and excess heat to pass through. A good sport bra will keep you cool and dry when it's hot, and dry and warm when it's cold.
WHAT IS YOUR BRA SIZE?
60% to 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Weight loss, weight gain and pregnancy are some of the factors that can change your breast size and shape. It may be time to remeasure to ensure you get the best fit and, ultimately, the best support.
Measure snugly around your rib cage, just underneath your breasts. It should feel tight, but not restrictive. Be sure that the tape measure lies straight all the way around.
Add 5 inches to your rib cage measurement, then round to the nearest even number. This is your band measurement.
Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape measure straight all the way around. Round this measurement to the nearest whole number.
Subtract your band measurement from Step One from your bust measurement in Step Two. The difference between the two determines your cup size.
1 = A Cup
2 = B Cup
3 = C Cup
4 = D Cup
5 = DD Cup
It can be difficult to measure yourself. The process itself is not an exact science. Let one of our trained female team members professionally and properly fit you.