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How to choose the right sports bra

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For sports such as running (long duration and high intensity), horseback riding, boxing, jumping, basketball, soccer, football, rugby, CrossFit, Frisbee, snowboarding, alpine skiing, break dancing, martial arts, etc. The sportswoman who wishes to obtain a bra offering great support is looking for a set of criteria, which range from the structure to the choice of materials. It will prioritize, among other things…

  • A breathable fabric, with an openwork mesh between the cups and on the upper part of the cups to facilitate the evacuation of perspiration.
  • A support structure without stays so as not to injure the chest.
  • A solid band that does not come undone unexpectedly.
  • Adjustable and wide straps so as not to cut the shoulders, made of an inextensible padded fabric, in order to avoid the rebound effect.
  • Crossed or uncrossed straps depending on the sport (crossed straps or “racer’s back” bring greater ease to the shoulder blades).

A combination of horizontal and vertical bands to optimize support, especially in sports with repeated impacts or varying angles of impact, such as acrobatics, combat sports, CrossFit, etc.

A siliconized polyester fabric inside the cups, to avoid friction between the skin and the fabric.

At first, you will probably feel overwhelmed. The fabric of this type of bra being inextensible and adapted to impacts, it is worn in these specific contexts. Needless to say that in the fitting room, the change of scenery will be there, but don’t worry! Once in its right context, you will be convinced of the effectiveness of your sports bra.

Medium to high impact support

For sports like cycling, weight training, group classes, racket sports, cross-country skiing, dancing, gymnastics, brisk walking, rollerblading, surfing, windsurfing, etc. . The athlete who wants to buy a bra offering moderate to high support is looking for a set of criteria, which range from the structure to the choice of materials. It will prioritize, among other things…

  • A “compressive” support pressing the breasts against the chest wall.
  • The absence of a rigid attachment.
  • That the bra can be removed quickly and easily.
  • A semi-rigid material, stretchy but solid.
  • A quick-drying fabric that wicks away sweat.

Support for low to moderate impacts

For sports like yoga, hiking, walking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, aqua fitness, Qigong, tai chi, Pilates, etc. The sportswoman who wishes to obtain a bra offering weak to moderate support will favor, among other things…

  • A quick-drying stretch fabric.
  • A structure designed against friction, with the appropriate anatomical supports for movement without friction.

For those who want to try the experience of not wearing a bra, but who fear the famous rubbing of the nipples, so common in running, they can try using nipple protectors or choose from our selection . balms and lubricants provided for this purpose.

To conclude…

Whatever may be said, the sports bra is an undeniable vector for women’s access to sport. Everyone can find something for themselves, depending on practice and intensity. Before deciding on any recommendation on wearing a bra, let’s focus on what it has enabled millions of women to accomplish and rejoice in its countless variations! Decidedly, this benign and frankly practical accessory still has a bright future ahead of it…

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