Sports Bra SmartsSports Bra Smarts
Choosing the right sports bra is critical. "Breast tissue is held up by a ligament that, if not supported, can stretch over time," says Vicci Hill- Lombardi, EdD, associate professor of athletic training at Seton Hall University. Yes, even if you're flatchested or are only doing a moderately paced walk, you need to wear something that supports you while you're working out. Flip through the slideshow to see smart picks for every cup size. Photo: © iStockphoto
A CupA Cup
This racerback style provides plenty of support for a smaller cup size, and the Powermax fabric wicks moisture. The flat seaming prevents irritation as well. Lucy Perfect Core Bra, $54; Lucy.com. Photo: © Burcu Avsar
B CupB Cup
The mesh back and lining are supportive and breathable. Fun fact: The cups feature fabric made from recycled coffee grounds to help soak up moisture and prevent odor. Moving Comfort Vixen, $36; MovingComfort.com. Photo: © Burcu Avsar
C CupC Cup
The cushioned straps and side panels combined with moisture-wicking fabric in the cups make this bra a great pick for any activity. Champion Max Sports Bra, $40; ChampionUSA.com. Photo: © Burcu Avsar
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D Cup D Cup
Specifically made for larger-chested women, it has seam-free molded cups and an underwire that looks smooth under shirts. Extra fabric extends from cup to strap for big-time support and comfort. Plus, the back straps are adjustable. Moving Comfort Maia, $46; MovingComfort.com. Photo: © Burcu Avsar
D & BeyondD & Beyond
This bra, which goes up to a size 44 DDD, is the ultimate in support, with wide, no-slip straps, a covered back closure and a molded inner bra that's specifically designed to minimize movement. Champion 1691 Powersleek Sports Bra, $42; ChampionUSA.com. Photo: © Burcu Avsar
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