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ARE SPORTS BRAS REALLY IMPORTANT?

By admin | Comments: 0 | 08/08/2019

Are sports bras really important? The answer is yes!

Breasts are mostly composed of fatty tissue and are supported by skin and fragile ligaments otherwise known as Coopers’ ligaments. These are not elastic so during exercise the breasts bounce and pull on the ligaments, which in turn forces them to stretch.

Once ligaments have stretched, unfortunately for us ladies, they stay this way. Sound familiar? Yes, because every woman has heard of or even experienced ‘saggy boobs’.

As if that weren’t enough to get you running for your nearest sports bras. Not wearing one can also cause upper back and shoulder problems as well as breast pain.

So you’ve now decided to convert to a sports bra but are unsure where to start? There are two basic types: those which compress the breasts flat against the chest,  which look like crop tops (ISLA pictured below) and those which hold the breasts in the same way as a normal bra (BROOKE pictured below).

Generally, compression-style bras offer enough support for women with breasts sized 32 -34A doing all forms of exercise and 34-36B for low-impact sports. For everyone else, the second type of bra is more suitable.

Low impact sports covers activities like yoga and pilates, where a bra with a lower impact level should suffice. If  you are practising higher impact sports such as aerobics or  jogging you will probably need one of the higher impact bras.

LILYBOD ISLA CROP – £42

LILYBOD BROOKE CROP £42

We hope you found this information useful. Let us know how you get on.

Love Allura x

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