HOW TO WEAR A SPORTS BRA & A SPECIAL EVENT WITH ATHLETA
This Friday, March 9th, come to Crabtree Valley Mall and visit me in the Athleta retail store from 10 am to 1 pm. Benefit cosmetics will be giving GLAMOVERS and enjoy sweet treats and preview the new spring collection!
Before you come and shop, here is a style tip from my book for your Athleta gear!
Style Tip #278
Be sure to wear the proper sports bra for your bust size, one size & shape does not fit all!
The number-one mistake women make in choosing a sports bra, is wearing a smaller cup and larger band than needed. Support comes from three points on a sports bra: the straps, the cups, and the band, including the side panels.
Here’s how to find the right bra:
- Straps: Hold the top of one strap and the center of the corresponding cup, then pull. Whether they’re adjustable or not, the less stretchy the front straps, the more motion control they’ll provide.
- Cups: Repeat a similar stretch test by tugging the top and bottom of each cup; the less give, the more motion control. Put on the bra. If it’s a compression or an encapsulation style, the cup should hold the whole breast — no spillage. If it doesn’t, choose the next larger cup size.
- Band and side panels: Slide a finger under the band between your breasts; you should not be able to pull it more than an inch from your chest. (For an adjustable band style, set the clasp on the first eyelet; if you have to use the last eyelet to get a snug fit, you’re better off with a smaller band.) Next, reach your arms overhead; if the band creeps up, it’s too big. In both cases, pick a smaller size.