Plus Size Sports Bra: Buy it right
For a plus size lady it is very important to use well fitted plus size sports bra when involved in sports activities or exercise. Sports bra provides additional support to women’s breast and prevents any ligament damage. You can get rid of uncomfortable bouncing as well. Yet they should be flexible and breathable.
But not all sports bra gives equal support. Some would have greater impact than others. And depending on the type of activity you will be involved with, you need to choose whether you need a high impact, medium or a low impact bra. So activities like Yoga, walking, stretching will require a low control, or low impact sports bra, whereas aerobics, horse riding, jogging will require a high impact sports bra for maximum support and control.
Also for a plus size sports bra, just by flattening the breasts to keep them closer to the body is not enough. Such compression bras are most suitable for small to medium size breasts. What are most suitable for larger breasted women are Encapsulated Sports Bras. They give support to individual breast separately. This style encapsulates each breast in an individual cup instead of compressing both breasts together. You can even find sports bras combining the previous two technologies, which is also good for cup size from C to DD. They also can be integrated with underwire, best to provide support to the biggest breasts.
When trying out plus size sports bras for the first time, keep yourself open to try at least three to four different sports bras. Try sports bra with your present cup size, and a size up and a size down. As you know sizes and fitting vary widely between manufacturers, you should also try bras from different manufacturers to know which brand, style and size is most suitable for you. The fabric at the front should not stretch, and the band should remain at the same level, surrounding your rib cage.
Apart from the size, remember, the material with which the sports bra is made up of is also very important. Many overlook this part only to repent later. The material should be such that it will help to take the sweat away from body, through the fabric, to the air. So polyester, spandex, lycra or nylon are popular. Avoid cotton altogether.
Remember; replace your plus size sports bra on a regular basis. If buying online (which many large ladies prefer to do to prevent modesty), check that the retailer has free return policy.