by Lexi Petronis
Satoshi It happened--again!--this weekend. The sports bra was nowhere to be found, and I'm not the kind of exerciser who's happy going without. So instead of skipping the run, I improvised. I found a semi-stretchy, mostly Spandex tank top at the back of a drawer, and folded it in half, upward (I figured the doubling of stretchy fabric would provide some extra support), and pinned it. Perfect? No--it didn't wick away sweat like a real sports bra, and things were a bit, er, jigglier than I might have preferred. But it passed!
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Another possible sports bra stand-in: a bathing suit top. Not a string bikini, of course, but if you have a two-piece sporty swimsuit that's more for swimming than for sunning, it may have enough sports-bralike qualities to keep things in place. A word of caution, though: Some swimsuit fabrics aren't made for jumping up and down outside of water, so there's the possibility of chafing--yeowch. If you have some time and sewing skill, you can actually use the cups of of an old bathing suit and sew them into a tank top like this, which is not only cute--it's functional!
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And the last...well, I've heard about this method, and there are lots of tutorials about how to pull it off--but I confess I've never tried it. Would you? All you need is a pair of scissors...and a pair of guy's underpants!
What do you do when you can't find your sports bra--do you have any emergency backup methods? Do you exercise without? Or do you just use a regular bra?
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by Lexi Petronis