Choosing the right sports bra helps protect the first round and gives the whole experience a comfortable workout.
When you are active, your chest part also moves. The chest part can move up to 2 inches (more than 5 cm) in the top, bottom, left, right for those with cup A breasts or up to 8 inches (more than 20 cm) for those who own cup breasts D. Sports bra helps stabilize the chest by more than 50% compared to regular bras, providing a comfortable experience during exercise. But, do you know how to choose sports bra properly?
CHOOSE SUITABLE BRAS FOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES YOU JOIN
Depending on the intensity of exercise, sports bra is divided by support level: light, medium and heavy. Lightweight support bras for activities such as yoga, pilates or walking. Supported bras for both gym and dance classes, tennis, football, cycling, badminton. Strong support bras for strong running such as running, aerobics and basketball.
Sport bra is divided into 2 types based on texture and level of support: compression bra and encapsulation.
Compression is not the same as conventional bras. It does not have two separate sections. The pulling material of the lifting bra pulls the chest like a rubber band and prevents them from moving. When wearing a compressed bra, you will not have to worry about the hook or the strap that attaches to the skin. Casual bras for people with small chest sizes (cup A, cup B) and for light-intensity sports activities.
Encapsulation has a separate section of shirt that protects each breast separately and has a lower support. The edges around the breasts are designed according to the curve of the body. Protective bra for people with large chest size (C cup, D cup) and for high-intensity sports activities.
Just like regular bras, you need to know the chest measurements. You can use the tape measure to identify these two measures yourself.
With the chest, you round the tape around the lower part of the breast. Add 5 to the measurement you get and round it to the nearest even number. That’s the band size you need to choose.
With the breast, you round the tape measure through the highest part of the breast, minus the measurement of the front chest. That’s the cup size you need to choose. The number 2 ring from 10-12 cm is A cup, 13-14 cm is B cup, 15-17 cm is C cup and 18-19 cm is D cup.
CHECK THE STRAP
The belt section must fit at the first try and it is a way to ensure you can comfortably use a long bra. Make sure the belt part is not wrapped. The straps should fit and not snuggle into the skin.
Large-breasted women often wear sport bra with large, adjustable straps to hold a better weight. Racerback or cross section keeps the bra closer to the body, increases support and is suitable for activities that require lots of physical strength.
FEEL THE COMFORT OF BREASTS
Next to the measurements, wear a bra and feel the breast. If you see wrinkles in your breasts, you may need to shrink the shirt size. If the chest spills out to the sides, you need to choose a bra with a larger size.
KEEP SPORTS BRAS SAFELY
Exercising your body will sweat. So, choose breathable bra material to bring comfort. Wash your bra by hand and dry it in a sunny place to help your bra stay stable. It is important to change your bra every 9 or 12 months to ensure the support of your shirt.