Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How to Choose a Good Fitting Sports Bra

A woman's breasts must be well protected and supported during exercise, in both leisure activity and competitive sports. Even with slight movement, breast tissue stretches, leading to unwanted sagging and stretch marks. A bra should fit snugly without the rib band restricting breathing, it should give a smooth outline without unsightly bulges over the cups or around your back, and the straps need to be wide enough to support the breast without causing ridges on your shoulders.

Use your measurement as a guide for selecting a variety of styles. Each will feel and fit differently on your body. Pay special attention to the following areas to find a great fit.

• It should fit slightly more snug than a lingerie bra. Make sure you can comfortably take a deep breath with the bra fastened on the middle hook.
• Look for a wide band with strong stretch on the elastic to support and give stability.
• Be sure it doesn’t ride up in the back. If it does, the band may be too loose and/or the straps need to be adjusted.

• Adjust your breasts for a proper fit. They should be completely held within the cups without overflowing.
• Fabric should be smooth. Wrinkles or puckers indicate the cup is too big.
• Underwire should sit on your ribcage below the breast tissue and follow your natural shape.


• They should offer minimal stretch to reduce up-and-down breast movement.
• Wider straps will disperse the weight and feel more comfortable.
• They should not dig in or slide off your shoulders. Adjustable straps offer a more custom fit.A good sports bra will be so comfortable even you are wearing a ralph lauren T-shirt you’ll forget you are wearing it, leaving you to concentrate on your sport. For me I love the sports bra from Marks and Spencer. They have 3 types of bra for different level of intensity. Its really good. It reduced the 'bounce' effect.

So, what about you guys? What sports bra do you love? Remember, taking care of your breasts today will result an attractive breasts tomorrow. Most importantly, wear the bra that makes you feel most comfortable.