Benefits of a Sports Bra for Everyday Use

Can sports bras be used for everyday wear? Historically sports bras were only considered for those hot sweaty workouts or sports sessions. But over more recent times they have become a fashion favourite. Visible on footpaths and in parks Australia wide. More and more women are choosing comfort over cleavage and replacing their everyday bra with a sports bra.

As a rule, sports bras are not designed to be sexy. Hence are no competition for a black lacy number on a romantic night. But when we think of the practicalities of looking after our breasts daily, sports bras can be a great alternative. Let tell you the benefits of a sports bra for everyday use.

The additional support is ideal for bigger busts and for anyone who is moving about lots in their daily activities. Be it chasing your toddler at the park or working in a physically demanding job such as nursing or gardening. The last thing you want to be worried about is bouncing breasts. Or even breasts tissue spilling out the top of your bra as you bend over.

Sports bra’s used to be all about compression. Which often created the dreaded flattened look or uni-boob for bigger busts. Ok during a sweaty workout but not very flattering under your work shirt. Luckily, there are now many sports bras that are designed to encapsulate your breasts (like a firm hug!) and provide a great breast shape. However, if your most comfortable sports bra does compress or flatten your chest. Or you like this minimising effect, this is fine. It is only cosmetic and there are no long-term consequences with wearing this bra style. After all comfort is Queen!

Not only great for exercise. Many sports bras are wonderfully comfortable for wearing everyday if you make the best choice in style, size and impact level. An amazing benefit is that sports bras are made from moisture-wicking, breathable fabric. Which is awesome on those warmer days to keep you cool rather than hot and sweaty in your normal everyday bra.

The straps on sports bras are designed to stay put. And can be wider or padded to prevent them digging into your shoulders. Modern technical designs and materials, make sports bras just as comfortable as their everyday counterparts.

Sports bras offer great coverage than everyday bras. This not only helps with support but can also provide confidence to bend and twist without having to re-arrange your breast tissue back into your bra afterwards. If you like low line tops but it is not appropriate to show extra cleavage at work, a discreet coloured sports bra or sports crop can be a great solution.

Sports bras can also add creative styling to your outfit. Some have great back details which work well with low back tops. There are also some trendy crops that can be worn alone in the summer, or under an open jacket.

Some designs are just meant to be seen! Consider making a statement with a low neckline or low armhole tank in a dark colour with a bright or patterned sports bra.