What is a Sports Bra?
Sports bras are made to offer support, protection and security during physical activity and movement, coming in different styles and support levels depending on the type of exercise they’re used for. They’re designed to prevent breast movement, in turn preventing sagging and possible injury. They come as either low, medium or high impact, which tells you if they’re suited to low, medium or high intensity exercise.
When Should I Wear a Sports Bra?
Sports bras should be worn for any type of exercise or physical activity.
- Low impact sports bras are for lighter types of activities. For example, yoga, pilates or stretching.
- Medium impact sports bras are designed for less strenuous workouts with more movement, such as walking or cycling.
- High impact sports bras are for everything else: different sports, running, cardio, anything high intensity and likely to cause a lot of movement.
Each sports bra will have similar supportive features, but as they get higher in impact, they’ll have better support, coverage and protection. High impact offers the maximum amount of security, making them ideal for regular heavy exercise or those with larger breasts.
What is the Purpose of Wearing a Sports Bra?
Sports bras prevent pain and breast movement during workouts, meaning that they keep you secure, comfortable and fully supported during exercise. This ensures that your breasts are protected and aren’t at risk of sagging or any type of damage.
Are Sports Bras Good For Your Breasts?
Sports bras are designed to provide support to the breasts, which stops any pain and discomfort during physical activity. They’re also made to keep chest muscles strong, help posture and reduce breast bounce. This protects the breast tissue from any damage, meaning it can also potentially reduce the risk of cancer.
What are Good Sports Bras For Women With Larger Cup Sizes?
At BraForMe, we sell sports bras all the way up to a K cup, meaning that we’ve got a completely inclusive range, made for all shapes and sizes. For larger cup sizes, we especially recommend sports bras from Freya, Elomi and Shock Absorber.
One of our favourites is the Elomi Energise Sports Bra, which is available in a range of colours and goes from D-K cups. It features three section cups and side panels, meaning that it offers shape, uplift and separation on top of good coverage. It’s also built with a unique non-compression design and microfibre moisture-wicking fabric, providing shape, unrivalled support and complete comfort. It’s finished with a moveable J-hook fastening, which also allows it to be converted into a racer back, meaning that it’s versatile too! What more could you want?
Do Sports Bras Stop Breast Growth?
No, sports bras don’t stop breast growth. Genes and hormones are what contribute to the size of the breasts, so provided you’re wearing a bra that fits properly, it’s only going to keep you supported and comfortable.
Where Can I Buy Sports Bras?
You can buy sports bras from the comfort of your own home with BraForMe. We offer free standard UK delivery and have a 30-day returns policy, giving you the opportunity to buy with complete peace of mind and guarantee that you’re only going to end up with a purchase that you’re 100% happy with.
Can You Return Sports Bras?
Providing they’re unworn, still have their tags and original packaging, then yes, you can return sports bras. See here for our full returns policy.
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