The Right Fit

We’ve found the key to happiness: a properly fitted, and great supportive sports bra. The Right Fit is here to answer your questions… What’s my bra size? Does my sports bra fit me properly? How do I get my sports bra on? How do I care for my sports bra? And more.

Why Wear a Sports Bra?

Here’s why a sports bra should be the #1 item in your kitbag:

44% of Women don't wear a sports bra
14cm average breast movement without support
8 out of 10 women do not wear the right size bra
Prevent Damage to the Cooper's Ligament

What is the Cooper's ligament? It's the tissue in your breast that helps them "uplifted" & "pert". Damage to the Cooper's ligament can cause your breasts to sag, this is often irreversible.

So what does this mean for your breasts? Not wearing a sports bra can lead to pain, discomfort and sagging breasts in the future.

Stop Pain & Discomfort Whilst Exercising

The breasts will move up to 14cm during a workout which not only can cause irreversible damage but can also be extremely uncomfortable. Research has found that wearing the correct fitting sports bra will increase your efficiency & enjoyment of your workout routine. A good sports bra can prevent the breasts moving up to 83% which means less pain & more gain from your gym session! Sports bras are also made from 'sweat-wicking' fabrics that keep you more comfortable whilst training. 

Prevent Long-term Injuries and Strain to the Shoulders & Back

Women with larger breasts often complain of strains to their shoulders & back. This can be helped by wearing a well-engineered, supportive sports bra that will take the strain away from the back & shoulders. Look for High to Extreme impact sports bras to ensure maximum support.

Sports bras aren’t meant for just exercising. Wear a sports bra during everyday activities to further ensure great breast health and minimize shoulder and back pain.

 

You had questions, we have answers!

What is a sports bra anyway?

A sports bra is like a fortress for your boobs. Strongly fortified, supportive and defending the breast perimeter from pain, discomfort and ligament damage no matter what is thrown at it. But actually, a sports bra is a technical piece of equipment that protects your breasts during sports or activities that require a lot of bodily movement. No matter what your breast size is, damage can be done to breast ligaments called Cooper’s Ligaments when your chest is not properly supported. Once damaged, these ligaments do not repair themselves and will eventually lead to breast sagging. A properly fitted sports bra can reduce bounce by 80%, preventing breast pain, discomfort and sagging! Find the right sports bra for you here.

I run and cycle, do I need different sports bras for different activities?

You can wear a high impact sports bra during any activity whether it be yoga or running. However, we suggest you steer away from Medium –Low impact sports bras for high impact activities. These will not give you enough support during things like Football, Netball and running. If you’re still a bit unsure, check out our shop by activity page, go to the activity/ sport you participate in and see what we recommend! If you still aren’t sure after that, feel free to get in touch! ! Find the right sports bra for you here.

Why can’t I just wear my normal bra?

Your lacy, push-up, diamond-beaded bra might be pretty, but it is not built for impact. Sports bras feature wider straps, bands and technical, moisture-wicking materials that better equip you for movement. Fuller cup coverage and unique technical designs work to prevent bounce. No matter what your breasts size is, damage can be done to breast ligaments called Cooper’s Ligaments when your chest is not properly supported. Once damaged, these ligaments do not repair themselves and will eventually lead to breast sagging. A properly fitted sports bra can reduce bounce by 80%, preventing breast pain, discomfort and sagging! Lacy bras belong off the field, sorry ladies! Find the right sports bra for you here.

Seriously, do sports bra really make a difference?

No matter what your breasts size is, damage can be done to breast ligaments called Cooper’s Ligaments when your chest is not properly supported. Once damaged, these ligaments do not repair themselves and will eventually lead to breast sagging. A properly fitted sports bra can reduce bounce by 80%, preventing breast pain, discomfort and sagging! Don’t believe us? Check out Shock Absorber’s Bounce-O-Meter.

There are so many sports bras, I don’t even know where to start!

The best place to start is to think about the activities you do. Check out shop by activity, select the sport, or the most similar one to it, and go through the recommended sports bras. Ask yourself how much bounce you put your breasts through, if it’s a lot then you need a high impact sports bra like the Shock Absorber Run Bra. If it’s kind of a lot of bounce, check out Nike and if it’s hardly any, go to the Casall page and check out the Iconic and Smooth! Not sure what the different types of sports bras are? Check this page out to discover all of the different styles: Find the right sports bra for you here.

I think I’m a 32DD, but maybe I’m a 38? What do these numbers even mean?

We’ve got just the page for you. Check out our bra size calculator! With two simple measurements, we’ll tell you your size. Find the right sports bra for you here.

How do I determine which impact level is best for me?

This normally depends on two things, your cup size and the activity you do. Most bras are either low, medium, high or maximum impact. The larger the cup size then the higher the support level is required, but it’s also a personal choice as to what feels more comfortable. Don’t forget, we offer free returns/exchanges (please refer to terms and conditions) so no choice is irreversible.

What if my bra is loose around the edges?

The cup size may be too large. Try a smaller cup size.

What if my breasts are spilling out of the top of the cup?

Try a bra with a smaller back size but a larger cup size.

Why are the straps leaving indent marks?

This may mean that the band is too big. Majority of the support from a sports bra comes from the band, so if it’s not fitting right, this will then go onto the straps. This is what causes the straps to dig into your shoulders. Solve this by trying a smaller band size.

What should I do if my breasts are falling out of the bottom of the cup?

Try a bra which is smaller in the back and larger in the cup.

I find that my size fluctuates during the month, what size should I get?

This is a common problem for most women. We recommend that you buy a larger cup size for that particular time of the month, or if your weight fluctuates with weight gain or loss, you should wear the correct size so that the right level of support is given and the bra is comfortable. We recommend you check your bra size every 6 months.

How often should I replace my bra?

This is purely dependent on number of uses, change in your size and how the bra feels. Does it still give you the support needed? Is the fabric still performing as you would expect, has it lost its elasticity? You wouldn’t carry on running in old misshapen trainers, so think about the same scenario for your bra.

How should I wash my bra?

Please follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for washing. The clips or hooks should be done up to prevent them catching on the drum of a washing machine if used. Never tumble dry the bras as this damages the fabrics.

What will happen if I don't wear a Sports Bra whilst exercising?

Exercising without wearing a sports bra can cause damage to breast tissue, which can cause your breasts to sag and droop. To prevent this, you need to minimise bounce - fortunately a sports bra can help to minimise bounce by up to 83%. Wearing a sports bra will help keep your breasts in great shape!