A neglected part of women's apparel is a sports bra. You would not dream of running in a pair of ill-fitting shoes would you?. You need a sports bra which is not only your size, but one which also geared to give you maximum support in your chosen sporting activity. Have a look at our great range of sports bras in our online store.
To help you on your way here are some points to help you use the correct sports bra.
Common problems answered
- Measure your body under the bust to give the size of the bra - you measure here because the flesh of the rib cage is firm and a snugly fitted underband is the key to making you feel supported.
- Once you have your under-bust measurement, you will be able to assess your cup size.
- Before choosing a sports bra, take into account the requirements of your particular sporting activity.
- This coupled with your cup size, will determine the level of support you need.
Fact or Fiction
- If your bra pulls up at the back, it is too big in the underband around the body.
- The bra's cup is too big if there is extra space under the cup and extra fabric around the nipple.
- Often when the bra is too small you get extra cup flesh poking out towards the armpit and above the cup.
- If your bra is making it's mark and cutting in around your shoulders or body then it is too small.
- Fact: Female breasts are primarily composed of glandular tissue and fat and are held in position by delicate ligaments.
- Fact: There are no muscles in the breast
- Fiction: Specific exercise will return your breasts to their original shape
- Fact: Once breasts have dropped because of stretched ligaments, NOTHING can restore them to their former position.