Our Guide to Choosing the right Sports Bra for you
8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size sports braNow you don’t want to be one among those 8 women, do you? Fitting of a sports bra is crucial. Sports bras are designed to support your bust while carrying out any physical activity. Your bust tends to move to and fro, side to side and a sports bra makes sure that your breasts are nicely cradled and stay in one place.
So what makes a great sports bra?
Support and compression are two crucial aspects that decide how good you feel in a sports bra.
Support from a sports bra comes from three things
- Straps shouldn’t be too stretchy. This is to make sure that your sports bra provides you with the best movement control. A relatively stiffer strap will keep the motion of your bust minimal.
- The band surrounding your bust should settle in a way that it should be harder to pull it more than one inch from your chest. Also, watch out for bands that tend to creep up. To check if the band is creeping up, here’s a little test– Lift your hands high up in the air overhead. If the bra band rides (creeps) up, the band size you’re wearing is bigger than required.
- Just like the straps, try stretching the fabric in the bra cup region (not the bra cup itself). The harder they are to pull, the better they’ll hold your bust. If you’re using a sports bra with cups in which pads are embedded in them, you can skip this check. Always remember that a sports bra is a full coverage bra. It should hold your breast without any spillage.
Choose a sports bra on the level of physical activity you are usually into. If you’re running the prom you definitely won’t be wearing a sports bra that’s meant for yoga. The impact levels of sports bra shouldn’t be ignored and choosing the right sports bra is crucial.
Based on the level of activity and support you require, sports bra are categorized into three impact levels. Remember the more breast movement, the higher the impact level required.
Low impact bras that are worn for activities with minimum bounce and bust movement. These include activities like walking, yoga or pilates. In most cases, low impact bras don’t have individual cups. Some varieties of low impact bras come with removable cups.
- We have selected the following Low Impact Sports Bra’s by Lone Wolf
Medium impact bras are worn for activities with moderate bounce breast movement. These physical activities aren’t too demanding like cycling, Zumba, strength training, brisk walking, hiking, etc..
- Medium impact bras may or may not have cups, some have removable cups but compared to low impact bras they provide better hold and support.
High impact bras are worn for activities that prompt maximum breast movement with excessive bounce. These include cross-fit training, running, dancing, kickboxing, all other sports that involve a lot of jumping among many others. These bras provide the highest level of support and keep bust movement to a bare minimum.
We have chosen our 3 Best Selling Sports Bra’s