What to look for in a good sports bra

At the recent Ladies Night Out event that I attended, I finally bought something I had been putting off purchasing for a long time — a new sports bra. After the entertaining talk by the Moving Comfort rep and finding out that it was on sale for 15% off of the sale price — it was a pretty easy decision.

I don’t know why, but I always have a hard time forking over the money for a sports bra. First, I’m not really ever going to get to “show it off” to anyone (because unless it’s like 100 degrees out, you won’t see me out for a run in just a sports bra and shorts — although I wish I were that confident!). Second, I just never figured I needed all that much support. But — and I realize this is going to be way TMI — lately, I’ve been noticing some soreness after runs.

I currently own and rotate among three  sports bras — the Lululemon Flow Y Sports Bra, Lululemon Scoop Neck and my Naked Sports Bra! (Can’t wait to test this baby out outside in the sunlight!) I couldn’t tell you when I bought the first two bras — and that could be my problem.

According to Moving Comfort, here are five reasons to break up with your sports bra

1.The bottom band chafes – when the band loses elasticity, chafing can occur due to the slack it produces

2. You can’t read the tags anymore

3. It’s too big or too small – (you should get a bra fitting for your sports bras too. your bra size is constantly changing)

4. You need more than one – (yeah, according to MC, you should never need more than one)

5. You need new shoes (Just like athletic shoes, sports bra need to be replaced every 6-12 months)

Soooooo I was a huge offender of all of these things. So I bought the bra. And I’m in love. Will be buying more. And they’re way cheaper than Lulu! Cute, right?

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And here are a couple of other “fun” tidbits I learned from the talk:

  • To extend your sports bra’s lifetime — wash the sports bra as little as possible. (Gross) Related side note: while I’m gushing about products I love, I just got this Caldrea sports wash and linen spray and I’m obsessed.
  • A good point she had about the importance of sports bras for us small chested ladies is that it’s not just about support — a good sports bra can also be very flattering.

Oh, and by the way — Moving Comfort is not associated with this post in any way. I just really, really love this sports bra.

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2 thoughts on “What to look for in a good sports bra

  1. Great post, and that bra is super cute! I had no idea bras needed to be replaced like running shoes. And, you’re not the only one who has a hard time forking over money for a good bra… I do, too!

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