Sports Bra FAQ's
- How often should women replace their sports bra?
- Is it common for women to be wearing incorrectly fitted sports bras?
What should women look for in a sports bra to ensure a good fit?
The most important criteria to achieving optimal fit are the key fit areas; under-bust, upper breast, underarm, and straps. All areas should be securely supported, yet not constricted. The wearer must be able to breathe easily during all levels of activity.
The under-bust should be tight and act as a support for your breast. You should only be able to fit two fingers underneath the under-band. If there’s more space than this or if you can see the back of the bra rising up, it’s too big. Your bra should lightly rest on your skin on your upper bust as this is a common place for chafing. If you can lean forward and everything stays in place then you’ve achieved a good upper breast fit.
All breast tissue should fit inside the bra - especially under the arm. When running, the underarm should touch fabric not skin to reduce chafe. Straps should be tightened to minimize bounce.
For those of C cup sizing or above, padding is required in the straps to prevent from digging in.
- How often should sports women check their bra size?