There are a couple of things that come into play when trying to buy a sports bra? Now this could be your first time ever buying a sports bra or it could be just you are looking for tips. Regardless, you’ve come to the right place.
Now when, trying to look for a sports bra there are a couple of things to look for. How you want it to fit is very important, because you never want to be running and feeling uncomfortable at the same time. Finding a sports bra size sometimes could be as difficult as it is finding a shoe that’s fits comfortably. We want to minimize chafing and tightness of straps on your shoulders. You don’t want the band around your lower chest to be too tight nor too loose.
So, first things first when trying to find the correct fit, (1) what kind of exercise will you be doing while wearing it and, (2) what is your body type? Depending on the type of body you have will depend on the type of size you’ll need and how much tighter the fit will be. And depending on the type of exercise will depend on how tight you’ll want the bra to be, to support your bust area, and how much moisture management you’ll need your bra to have.
There isn’t just one kind of sports bra out there, there are three different types: encapsulated compression bras, compression bras, and adjustable encapsulated compression bras. The compression bra is best for women with small to medium chest sizes, encapsulated bras are best for women with a larger chest size and resemble regular bras. Lastly, the adjustable encapsulated bras provide maximum support for women with larger chest sizes, it has a wide adjustable band and a wide range of adjustable straps to make a custom fit of your choice.
Honestly when it comes down to picking the actual bra size, I try the size that I would usually be in clothing and try a size similar, and then try a size lower or higher if needed. To know whether the bra fits will be a little different then how you would know a regular bra fits. A sports bra will fit more fitted and snug than a regular one. You must be able to move around in it, depending on whether you can or can’t will determine the fit, and if it feels over all comfortable. Just make sure the material feels like it won’t irritate your skin.
After that it’s all fun from there! You can choose from many brands and colors, and become super creative with it! Have fun shopping! I always do! Below is one of the ones I run in!