A sports bra that fits well minimizes breast movement and prevents excessive bounce, but doesn’t interfere with the pursuit of your favorite sport. However, a poorly fitting bra can make you feel uncomfortable and can even cause pain, chafing, and soft tissue damage. These kinds of discomfort and pain can make exercising difficult for some women.
While sports bra fitting can be tricky, here are some tips. Bra sizing can vary among brands. There is no universal standard. It is important to try on a variety of brands and sizes before you settle on the right one. Contact our live chat, or by phone.
How To Choose A Sports Bra For Any Activity?
The type of activity will determine which bra level you need. According to the sport, bras for sports can offer three levels of support: medium, high and low. Higher impact levels (bounce, jumping, or other intense movements) will require more support. Panache Sports Bra is categorized by impact level. This makes it easier to distinguish.
To prevent excessive breast movement from causing pain or discomfort, high-impact activities, such as running, mountain biking, and aerobics, will require more support. Low-impact activities, such as walking or yoga, may not require as much support. However, women with larger busts may benefit from more support, even for activities that are low or moderately impact. A sports bra that fits well feels good, and matches your style and preferences is the best.
For different activities, you may need multiple sports bras. One bra that supports running is more supportive than another bra that supports yoga and walking. Rotating among several bras can increase their effectiveness.
How To Ensure A Sports Bra Fits Well?
After you’ve determined your cup size and band, it’s time for you to try on a variety of brands and styles to check the fit. Do this as soon as possible in a physical store.
We recommend looking at the size chart attached for the specific bra you are interested in. This will help you determine what size might work best for you.
Although your sports bra should fit slightly tighter than your everyday bra, it should allow you to breathe easily and comfortably.
Here’s how to make sure that your sports bra fits correctly:
- Fit The Band First
The sports bra’s band supports your breasts most effectively. It should fit snugly around your ribcage (not on your breast tissue). You should be able to fit two fingers between the band and your body for the best fit.
Lift your hands above your head, and then turn your face in a mirror. The band may be too large if it is higher in the back (rides upwards or down) or if you have breasts that poke out, A smaller band size is better. Try a smaller hook for hook-and-loop closures.
Tip Wider band sizes provide more support than smaller ones. Hook and loop closures offer greater support and can be customized to fit your needs.
- Next, Adjust The Straps
Your straps must feel secure and comfortable and have minimal stretch to minimize up-and-down movement. The straps should allow you to comfortably fit two fingers between your shoulders and the straps.
They are likely to be too tight if the straps dig into your skin. If you feel the straps slipping off your shoulders or have a lot more bounce, the straps are likely too loose.
Tip Adjustable Straps allow for greater support and can be customized to fit your needs. Larger straps distribute weight better and provide greater comfort than those with a smaller width. Thinner straps offer less support but are easier concealable. Find out more about style straps.
- Check Out The Cups
Your breasts must be perfectly contained within the cups. Center your breasts by placing them in the cups. If the cups appear too large, the cups are likely too small. If your breasts are too large for the bra, or the bra is too narrow for your breasts, then the cups may be too small. You should cover your breasts completely to get the best support.
- Try The Support
Jumping or running in the bra will test its support. Your breasts must feel supported and secure. Look for a better-fitting bra if there is too much movement in the breasts.