Whether you have jumped on the running trend thanks to lockdown or you’ve always been an avid runner, getting the right sports bra is crucial! Fuller bust or not, there are a few things you need to know to get the most from your running bra. Here’s our top tips on finding the right running bra and our suggestions for the top 3 best sports bras … all available to shop right here!
Finding The Right Running Bra
First of all we need to make it clear that there are different types of sports bras. Compression sports bras are the most popular type which you will have seen and probably own. This type is usually a pull over style and which looks like a crop top. This style is great for women with smaller breasts who don’t need as much support or for low to medium impact activity. The second type is an encapsulation sports bra. This style has two built in cups to separate and contain each breast. Now that means this type of running bra is perfect for fuller bust women or for anyone doing high impact exercise. The other thing to look out for are the features. There are so many amazing sports bras out there, all with different features to help you achieve more when you exercise. You can find sports bras with hook & eye fastening, underwiring, padding, cross back, racer back and so much more. So don’t just pick up any old sports bra when you start running, do some digging and see which style works best for you.
So why is it so important to find the right running bra? Getting the right fit will keep you supported so you can focus on your exercise rather than your boobs. Ultimately if you have no distractions you will perform better. But it’s also crucial to find the right sports bra to avoid injury. If your bra is not right for you or the wrong size, you might experience chaffing and irritation on the armpit or under the bust. This may not seem like a big deal but running long distances or running regularly might lead to more serious damage to your skin. Also wearing the wrong sports bra can actually make your boobs sag! If your breasts are not held firmly and supported, you can damage your cooper’s ligament which is responsible for keeping the boobs structure and shape.
Best Running Bras
Here are out suggestions for the best running bras to keep you supported. Keep scrolling for a breakdown of each bra and top reasons why it could be the one for you. Or shop our full sports bra range here.
1. 5021A Panache Underwired Ultimate Sports Bra
2. S4490 Shock Absorber High Impact Sports Bra
3. 97003 Pour Moi Energy Convertible Sports Bra
Designed to reduce breast bounce by up to 83% this Panache sports bra is ideal for high impact sport. This is an encapsulation sports bra as each breast has its own contained cup. The cups are moulded to support and smooth, plus they contain padding for extra protection and comfort. With an underwire, you can feel secure with ultimate support. This popular sports bra is available in a huge range of colours and prints so you can choose your style.
This running bra is a versatile choice which offers firm support and control. Designed for boobs of all sizes, this sports bra gives you a firm hold to reduce bounce. Made from breathable fabric this bra reduces moisture retention so you can cool down quick. The open back design is flattering and supportive, with a thick underwired band and wide straps. Adjustable straps are great as they allow you to customise and find the perfect fit.
Created for high impact, this sports bra by Pour Moi is a great choice. The cups have a light foam padding to give you a flattering shape and unparalleled comfort. The straps are cushioned to avoid chaffing and irritation too. We love that the straps can be adjusted into a racer back style so you can choose to wear this sports bra how you like. There is a supportive hook & eye fasting for easy wear and the ideal fit.