Sports Bra Hunt­ing 101

It is im­por­tant to know which type of sports bra you should buy to suit your fit­ness regime or ac­tive life­style in or­der to sup­port or pro­tect your breasts. Get to know which of these types be­long to you.

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#1 COM­PRES­SION OR EN­CAP­SU­LA­TION?

COM­PRES­SION: Shelf bra styles work for smaller cup sizes (A and B) or for low- to mod­er­ate-im­pact work­outs.

EN­CAP­SU­LA­TION: Sports bras with in­di­vid­ual cups are bet­ter for larger-breasted women than com­pres­sion-style ones, Scurr’s re­search found.

#2 RACER­BACK OR WIDE STRAPS?

RACER­BACK: Be­cause they cinch in back, the straps an­chor the bra closer to the body, pro­vid­ing more sup­port.

WIDE STRAPS: Shoul­der straps help dis­trib­ute weight bet­ter than T-backs (key for big­ger cups) and are more likely to be ad­justable and padded.

#3 PULLOVER OR BACK CLASP?

PULLOVER: Tank styles typ­i­cally cover the back more than clasps, but those with allover stretch lack the rigid front straps, ad­justa­bil­ity, and sup­port to an­chor large chests.

BACK CLASP: Clasps let you tighten the band, from which 70 per cent of

the bra’s sup­port comes.

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