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Is it time for a new sports bra?

Your sports bra is the garment that endures the most stress when you exercise. The constant stretch of fabrics, body heat and sweat will take it´s toll on your bra.

SPORTS BRA

Women should pay extra attention to the fit of their sports bra, especially women with a larger bust. Active usage of a sports bra will loosen the band. Also, the support and comfort of your bra can become insufficient over time.

While exercising the most important function of a sport bra is the support and protection bra provides to the delicate breast tissue. Breast move from side to side, up and down but also in and out when you are running. Your breasts move out of synchrony with your body, which might also cause breast pain.

If you exercise and your breast do not get the sufficient support, there is tension on the Cooper´s ligaments and skin of your breasts is in constant strain. That might lead to a stretching of the breast´s natural support and permanent damage.

Unfortunately, the anatomy of the female breast includes only weak, natural supporting structures known as the Coopers ligaments, which weave between the milk glands in thin, fibrous sheets. When the breasts are not supported correctly and there is tension on the ligaments and skin, it can result in strain. Over time this may lead to a stretching of the breasts natural support and to permanent breast damage.

A good sports bra can affect more than just the breast itself. Comfortable and supportive sports bra will make exercising more enjoyable. Other comforts of a good sports bra are moisture-wicking and breathability. Fabrics used in sports bra keep you feeling cool and dry. The padded cups can give you plenty of coverage and nipple protection. Besides sports bras Lumingerie has also a wide selection of sports panties that have super smooth shape with flat seams to prevent chafing’s.

Do you feel your current sports bra is still supportive or should you purchase new ones?

Do you have a fitting sports bra? Here´s a few tips to help you select a correct size:

  • Always first check that the band of the bra you are trying on is correct length: tight enough, but not too tight. When trying on a bra, put them always on the first hook. This leaves you room for tightening as the bra will loosen in use.
  • Next, check that the cup size is correct: the whole breast tissue must fit inside the cup without bulging over and the wires must be seated against the skin all the way around. If breasts are bulging from the front or sides of the armpits, the cup size is too small.
  • Also remember, that the sizes of different manufacturers differ somewhat from each other, so try bras in varied sizes, if you have any reason to feel that the bra might not be just the right size.