Women’s Sports Bras
ThirdLove's Sports Bras
Finding the right sports bra is about fit and comfort. You want your sports bra to support your boobs and stay in place while you focus on your movements and getting that workout in.
What Is The Point Of A Good Sports Bra?
Working out in your everyday bra is tempting because you’re used to that all day comfort level, but the right sports bra is essential for stress-free workouts. Plus, wearing your regular bra to workout puts a lot of stress on underwires and straps that aren’t exactly made to support high-impact bounce. At ThirdLove, our sports bras are categorized into our three activewear collections: low impact Muse, medium impact Flex, and high impact Kinetic. All ThirdLove sports bras are made with moisture wicking technology so you can feel free to sweat it out with HIIT or keep it casual without dripping. Wear them with matching workout leggings for a complete outfit!
How A Sports Bra Should Fit
Any sports bra should fit you comfortably and securely without digging, slipping, or spilling; it should also provide enough support and compression for your breasts, depending on the level of impact of your activity.
A bra's bottom band should fit firmly on the rib cage for proper support. The band should not ride up or down or feel too tight or loose. A general guideline is that: you should be able to fit two fingers under the band.
Always ensure that the straps are tight yet comfortable, ensuring minimal stretch and up-and-down movement. A racerback or a cross-back style can be your best option to achieve more stability.
The cups should fully enclose your breasts without cutting into them or leaving any space; they should not cause any gaps, wrinkles, or spillage. The cups should also offer enough compression and encapsulation for your breast size and activity level. Compression bras press your breasts against your chest wall, while encapsulation bras separate and support each breast individually. The perfect combination of both is needed for high-impact activities.
How To Measure Yourself for A Well-Fitted Sports Bra
You will need a measuring tape and a mirror to measure yourself for a well-fitted sports bra. Our online fitting Room Quiz will come in handy for this step.
First, measure your band size by wrapping the measuring tape around your ribs below your breasts. Ensure the tape is parallel to the floor and not too tight or loose. Round up to the nearest even number.
Second, measure your bust size by wrapping the measuring tape around the fullest part of your breasts, usually at the nipple level. Ensure the tape is not too tight or loose.
Third, calculate your cup size by subtracting your band size from your bust size. The difference in inches corresponds to your cup size. For example, you are an A cup if the difference is one inch.
Best Sports Bras Depending On Impact Levels
Leisurely days where you do mindful meditation and low-impact workouts like yoga or even-paced long walks are perfect for our Muse line of super soft smoothing sports bras. Made with a combination of nylon and spandex, our Muse bras are the most comfortable sports bras for lightweight workouts. Their pullover style makes them easy to slide off post-workout and smoothing enough to hide any lumpy areas. If you’re a fan of an adjustable back closure for a custom fit, try our Muse Racerback Sports Bra. Available with full to medium coverage cuts with minimal seams and in our inclusive sizing of XS-3X.
For medium impact workouts like cross-training and martial arts, you’ll love our Flex Seamless Racerback Sports Bra. As our super sculpting sports bra with extra support that’s perfectly balanced, our Flex Seamless Sports Bra accents your natural shape and molds to you. The scoop neck cut also gives you that full coverage so you don’t have to worry about any fallouts while you bounce around and enjoy your workouts.
For high impact workouts, there’s only one hero sports bra that does it all - the Kinetic High Impact Sports Bra. We call it our struggle-free sports bra because you get all the compression and support you need without constriction. Adjustable straps and convertible x-back makes it the most versatile sports bra you’ll ever own. The thick band offers extra support that other bras just can’t beat. So if you’re going for crossfit or training for your next marathon, you’re going to want this moisture wicking baddie with breathable fabric in your arsenal. Available in 22 sizes for every body type and any high-impact workout you’re into. Plus, you’ll love the seasonal colors.