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Wearing a Sports Bra everyday

With the shop having been up and running for just about two months now, it’s been interesting to see how many women prefer to wear a Sports Bra as an everyday bra.

I certainly don’t have any issues with this, so long as during the selection and fitting process we take in to account the fact that it will be an all-day-every-day garment.

With the exception of postsurgical intervention it is generally not advised for women to be in a highly compressive bra all day, every day. This can be somewhat dangerous with underwire and may leave delicate breast tissue damaged.

However there are a number of Sports Bras on the market that could definitely be considered appropriate for everyday use. Or as I use them, for my ‘heavy hauling’ days!

These include:

1. Berlei Electrify, cup sizes A – E. Available in white, black and an array of seasonal colours. RRP $50.

Berlei Electrify Underwire white

 

2. Moving Comfort Luna, cup sizes B – DD. Available in white, black and latte. RRP $80.

Moving Comfort Luna moulded Sports bra

3. Berlei Full Support Sports Bra, DD – H. Available in black and white, RRP $70.

Berlei Curves Full Support black Underwire traditional back bra

4. Freya Active Underwire Sports Bra, cup sizes DD – J. Available  in black, red, white and nude. RRP $75.

freya active underwire black sports bra

5. Elomi Energise, cup sizes E – J. Available in black, white and nude. RRP $85.

ELOMI -ENERGISE-BLACK-UNDERWIRED-SPORTS-BRA-

If you want to try wearing a Sports Bra as an everyday bra, visit us in store and we can chat about what the best options will be for your size, shape and personal style preferences.

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Is it ok to wear a Sports Bra everyday? Read on…

Most women I’ve met and fitted enjoy the security of being in a Sports Bra, so it’s no surprise that I am often asked if it’s ok to wear a Sports Bra all day.

I suppose it depends on the bra….

Breast tissue is often referred to as delicate tissue. The female breast has no superficial musculature. It really is just made up of fatty tissue, fibrous connection tissue and glandular tissue (the milk ducts & lobules), along with of course, skin. All being soft and malleable.

Sports Bras nearly always use compression to control breast motion. It’s not been confirmed from a scientific point of view, but the general consensus is that 8, 10, 15 hours of compression on breast tissue is not just unnecessary, but may break down the delicate tissue fibres and lead to both bruising and pain.

Noting aswell that we already know that upward of 75% of women are not in the right size bra (most of these being in bras that are too small!). So an incorrectly fitted bra, with underwire already sitting against breast tissue instead of the rib cage, coupled with 10 hours of compressive force, repeated day-in-day-out would be a cause for worry.

On the flip side, I have one or two Sports Bras that I have road tested and deemed not controlling enough for high impact activity. I use these for every day living. They very much so mimic the design of an everyday Sports Bra, but with a technical / exercise appropriate material.

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