Every athlete knows that to get effective results, you need to wear the right clothes. Therefore, choosing sports bras is not a matter of chance, especially if you don't want to suffer from musculoskeletal pain or conditions related to your breasts.  

Sports bras are designed exclusively for wellness. However, there are many things you need to take into account, if you want to enjoy the benefits of a comfortable sports bra. In this article you will learn how to choose sports bras for you. Let's get started! 

1- Sports bras in your size.

Whenever we go shopping for clothes we always check to make sure that it fits us properly; well, the same goes for choosing sports bras. When you go to a store or decide to inspect the online collections available, it is important that you know the right sports bra size for your body. That way, you won't have to suffer discomfort from an ill-fitting bra

One way to guide you in finding the right training bra sizes is through the sports bra size chart. On the other hand, if you are unsure of your size, it would be ideal to take your measurements before making a purchase.

How do I find my sports bra size?

How do I find my sports bra size

Sports bra sizing can vary for every woman. While its main feature is to provide a full fit, it doesn't mean it should be too tight (to the point of suffocating you). That's why running sports bras are sized specifically for each person. Below, follow the steps mentioned to get your measurements and choose a good bra:

  • Step 1: Get a tape measure and place it around your rib cage (under your bust). Make sure you can fit two fingers under the tape. 
  • Step 2: With the result in inches of your rib cage measurement, check the sports bra size chart for the band measurement. In case the result of step 1 is different, round it to the nearest number.
  • Step 3: Now that you have both measurements, the next process is to subtract the rib cage measurement from the band measurement. 

This will give you your running bra sizes. Also, if your body changes, you can do the same procedure every time you buy a new bra. 

2- Think about the physical activities you do most often

Sports bras contain three levels of support: low, medium and high. Each corresponds to certain physical activities. For example, low support is made up of activities such as yoga, Pilates or walking. Medium support encompasses cycling, athletic jogging or climbing. Finally, the high support bra corresponds to higher intensity activities.

That said, to choose sports bras, think about the physical activities you do most and you'll know which type of support will benefit you. On the other hand, if you like to experience all activities, then choose one for every occasion.

3- Proper fit

When choosing sports bras for running, you need to evaluate the fits it offers you. To do this, you should know that there are three types of sports bras available: 

  • Compression sports bras. These are those whose fit compresses the breasts to restrict their movements. This type is ideal for women with medium or small breast size and who like to perform low or medium intensity activities.
  • Encapsulated sports bras. Contains individual cups that hold each breast in place. Unlike the previous one, these do not have any compression and are usually the most comfortable sports bra for large breasts.
  • Combination sports bras. These are those that feature compression and encapsulation to make it the best supportive sports bra.

With this in mind, choose a sports bra that has the right fit for your breasts. Also, if you want to ensure a better fit, look for a bra with straps that will allow you to adapt it to your comfort.

4- Check the material of the sports bra

On the market you find a variety of sports bras. However, not all of them are made of the right materials. If your idea is to choose the best sports bra for running, then also check its wicking quality. 

The fabric of the sports bra should be breathable and should not irritate your skin. Therefore, avoid selecting cotton and rather opt for suitable fabrics. As an extra tip, do not wear sports bras with cups, as they will accumulate sweat. In any case, choose ones with the possibility of being removable.

5- Try more sports bras before you choose one.

Finally, to know how to choose sports bras, it is advisable to try on more than one. When you try it on, remember to perform movements such as push-ups, stretching, among others, to verify that it is a comfortable bra for you. Similarly, this will help you decide on a design that you like, without forgetting that it meets the other requirements mentioned above.

Get your sports bra at Boutique Deauville

Get your sports bra

Now, with these 5 things in mind, choosing sports bras has to be a total success. For such a reason, we invite you to take a look at our sports collection available at Boutique Deauville, where you will find bras, sweatshirts and leggings to get you started in the fitness world in the new year.

You can visit us at 4050 Rue Jean-Talon OH4P 1V5, Montreal, QC or follow us on our social networks for more details on products and prices. Also, stop by our blog and find out about the best trends and fashion tips in Montreal, it will be our pleasure to assist you!