- Encapsulation + compression if you're big busted
- Wide shoulder straps that provide adjustable support
- A back closure (if you can pull it over your head, it's not supportive enough)
- Moisture wicking fabric
- Reinforcement in side panels and back, especially for larger ladies
The Go-To Sports Bra That Suits Every Gal
Even women with small to average breasts need ligament support when doing high impact activities. Look for sports bras that individually contain each breast (this is called encapsulation) and have wide shoulder and rib bands.
If Your Large Breasts Make High Impact Seem Impossible
If your boobs bang you in the chin when you do jumping jacks, look for full coverage over your chest. This will help contain the painful up and down momentum that jumping and running can cause. Look for bras that offer both breast encapsulation and compression for maximum control. Target sports bras made specifically to suit women with larger breasts, so you are sure to get a product that meets your needs.
If You Want Extra Padding In The Front
It's common for nipples to get hard during exercise, so don't sweat it. No need to double up on sports bras anymore. No need to worry about the weirdos at the gym being creepers anymore either. Look for bras that claim "modesty panels." This means the cups carry special double layering to keep your private parts private while you bounce.
If You Want Cute & Scientifically Proven To Control Stretching
Panache Women's Underwire Sports Bra, $65, Panache Lingerie
All these sports bras are proof that solid sports bras don't have to be boring. Now, you have all the information you need to stop sagging in its tracks. Even if you don't care about sagging boobs (and kudos if you don't), wearing a good sports bra will help prevent pain and discomfort that come when breast ligaments stretch.
Want to put your new new sports bra to the test? Try this workout generator by PopSugar. There's a five question quiz about what exercise you like to do then they open a free fitness video for you. Pretty rad.
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