|ShockAbsorber Max Sports Bra |
Top Level 4 -
£30 from Figleaves
Finding a sports bra that minimises the..er.. 'impact' of your chosen sport or gym class is vitally important for keeping good form and alleviating back, shoulder, neck and chest pains. Unfortunately, for larger cup sizes, simply buying a sports bra from the local supermarket is unlikely to be effective. I've taken to buying bras online, where you can order them, try them on and send them back for free if they don't fit. I personally love and depend upon Figleaves for it's extensive collection of DD+ cup sizes and also made good use of Simply B when I was around a 42GG.
You'll know it's the perfect fit when the cups of the bra are filled out, but not 'overflowing', you can snugly fit two fingers into the band and the straps do not leave marks on your shoulders. Be sure that the band comes to down to the middle of your back and doesn't ride up. It should leave you with a smooth silhouette (i.e. it doesn't dig in leaving bulges below and above the band. When you try it on, do a bit of running on the spot to assess the 'bounce'. Does it fit correctly and minimise bounce? Then you're good to go!
Here are some of my highly recommended brands:
ShockAbsorber - As pictured above, this appropriately named range of sports bras come in levels! Naturally, I pick level 4 for the highest level of bounce-proofing, who would want less than the best?
|Freya Active Tankini Top|
£46 from Figleaves
|Berlei Underwired Sports Bra|
£32 from Figleaves
Supportive Sports Tops
|USA Pro Strap Tank Top|
£11.99 from Sports Direct
By wearing a really good sports bra and/or a supportive sports top, you're sure to have good workout and save yourself the various aches and pains that come from wearing a poorly fitting bra.
Remember, If you're losing weight, be sure to re-assess the size of your bras with each drop of a dress size or when the bra feels noticeably less supportive, as the bra size may need reducing in back size and/or cup size!