Sports Bra Questions Answered: Fit, Appearance, Material
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some simple answers to common questions from those who are in the process of purchasing a sports bra. This is a very important item for many women who are taking part in various forms of activity, so knowing all the pertinent information can make a real difference.
At Maven Thread, we're proud to offer a variety of sports bras and other active wear for women, including women's sports headbands, tops and numerous other items. In today's part two of our series, we'll go over several other common questions we get about these important supportive products, plus some general tips on how to choose the ideal sports bra for the sorts of activities you take part in.
How Do I Tell if My Sports Bra is the Right Fit?
When it comes to fit and determining proper sizes, sports bras are a bit different from regular bras. They need to be form-fitting but NOT too tight, and of course they should provide support for your breasts while you're exercising. This is why it's always best to get help from an expert in assessing which sports bra will work best for your needs if at all possible.
If you're purchasing a sports bra on your own, the primary goal of a sports bra is to prevent bouncing and similar movement. This is the main area where sports bras and regular bras differ most: The goal of a sports bra is to provide more firm support, while the goal of a traditional bra you'd wear under normal clothing is not to constrict movement but rather let your breasts move freely within it.
How Will My Breasts Look in a Sports Bra?
Naturally, appearance is an important factor for many women when selecting sports bras. Bra manufacturers know this, and as such they offer a range of styles that cover the spectrum from full coverage to revealing (and even padded).
If you're concerned about how your breasts will look in sports bras, it's important to remember that there is no such thing as an "unflattering" bra – only styles and designs that work well for certain body types and not others. As such, it's best to purchase a sports bra that fits properly and that you feel comfortable in. If you purchase one that doesn't fit correctly, your breasts will look misshapen or saggy regardless of the style or design of the bra itself!
Finally, the material you choose for your sports bra should be a consideration you give a great deal of weight. When it comes to sports bras, buying a high-quality product is worth the extra money as opposed to shopping for the cheaper option – quality fabrics tend to last longer and provide better compression overall.
In general, cotton is considered a poor choice for sports bras because it offers little support and it doesn't wick moisture away from the skin. Instead, you'll want to look for a material that is light, breathable and absorbs sweat effectively. You might also consider buying two or more sports bras in different colors so that when one is being washed you have another to wear during your activities!For more on choosing a sports bra, or to learn about any of our exercise headbands or other women's sports apparel, speak to the staff at Maven Thread today.