Maternity Sports Bras
It’s a nightmare experienced by most pregnant and breast feeding women, a rapidly changing body and breast size leaving women insecure and constantly under prepared to cope with their ever changing shape.
Not only does a whole new wardrobe and set of bras need to be acquired, but you may find yourself needing to update sizes frequently. Who can keep up with that?
And one of the most common grievances we hear about is the inability to find a supportive Sports Bra to keep active or get moving again. There are a few simple guidelines to choosing the best maternity appropriate option.
1. Go wire free. Not only will this ensure milk ducts don’t become blocked, which can help to avoid mastitis but it will give you a bit more flexibility in size as your breasts change volume.
2. Front adjusting straps are a great bonus. Straps that you can alter from the front ensure you are easily able to adjust the firmness of your bra once you’re in it. They work as a bonus when breast feeding as the straps can be undone for front access. On top of that, by releasing the strap length a little you can somewhat alter the breast volume the bra will allow for which helps when you’re changing shape rapidly.
3. Coverage is key. No Sports Bra should show cleavage, so choose a bra with a high neckline. This will leaving you feeling secure and supported as you move.
When we talk ‘Maternity Sports Bra’, we’re really referring to ‘Maternity appropriate Sports Bra’. We find these options fall within brands that specialise in Sports Bras, rather than brands that specialise in maternity wear. This makes sense to us as these are the companies that have spent the necessary time and research into developing products specifically for activity.
We have some ‘favourites’ for this category, which are really bras that tick all of the points above. That being, are wire free, have front adjusting straps and offer great coverage.
Moving Comfort Jubralee (A – E cup, although this does fit a little small in the cup)
2XU Ultimate Run Bra (typically can fit a B – D cup, comes in XS – XL sizing)
Moving Comfort Juno (B – DD cup)
Moving Comfort Rebound Racer (B – DD cup)
Some other popular options (that don’t necessarily tick ALL the boxes above) include:
Shock Absorber Active D+ (D – H cup)
Enell Sports Bra (has it’s own sizing system, typically relevant for DD – K cup)
2XU Contour Bra (typically can fit a B – D cup, comes in XXS – XL size)
For more advice, or to try on any of this product, our shopfront can be found in Melbourne, Australia.