How to Avoid an Ill-Fitting Sports Bra

by Lexi Petronis, Glamour

In fact, 8 in 10 of us are wearing an ill-fitting sports bra. We may even know it (I have at least two that function solely as my emergency can't-find-the-good-bras-anywhere fill-ins because they are either way too tight or super-loose).

So which kind do you need? The LA Times has some good tips:

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* Compression sports bras: best for small cup sizes who prefer low-impact activities (the paper says "like swimming," which confuses me because I don't know anyone who wears a sports bra to swim? But I think we get the point).
Good example: the Nike Swift U-Back

* Compression/encapsulation bras: With semi-molded cups, these are better for women with B or C cups who need more support than a regular compression bra can give; they're good for all levels of exercise.
Good example: the Lole Women Intense

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* Encapsulation bras: If you have a larger chest and do mostly medium- to high-impact exercise, an encapsulation sports bra--which "lifts and separates," as lovely as that sounds--lends extra support.
Good example: the (supercute!) Lululemon Tata Tamer

What's your favorite sports bra? How did you find it?

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