Finding the right fitness bra, especially for the well-endowed, can be quite grueling. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, there are a number of details to consider — for example, low or high impact; moisture-wicking fabrics; UV protection... the list goes on. One essential thing to remember: not all sports bras are created equal. While one bra may stretch with you during a revolved triangle pose, it might not hold up during an intense five-mile run. So what is your best breast defense? A great offense, and that is where Sweaty Betty comes into play.
Created in 1998 by fitness aficionado Tamara Hill-Norton, Sweaty Betty’s mission is to redefine the way women dress all while transforming activewear into clothing that makes women feel powerful and beautiful. For the past 18 years, the brand has successfully accomplished its goal. Sweaty Betty offers not just any sports bra. The brand goes above and beyond to tailor each sports bra to a specific workout.
Why is this important you ask? The breast contains no muscle or bone, and its only natural support are the Coopers ligaments, connective tissue in the breast that help maintain structural integrity. Without the internal support of this ligament, the breast tissue will most certainly sag under pressure, losing its normal shape and contour.
With more than 20 styles to choose from, the British brand will make sure your breast will withstand even the toughest workout, including:
With a mixture of postures inspired by ballet as well as other elements like yoga and Pilates, this one-stop-shop workout boasts all the features of a well-rounded exercise program. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength. To ensure you feel poised and on point from the first plié to the barrel turn finale, opt for the Infinity Workout Bra. This ultimate multi-sport bra for medium-impact workouts combines the best in shape and support. It boasts sweat-wicking fabric and power mesh lining as well as a chic crossover, which sculpt a feminine silhouette.
Indoor cycling classes focus on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery, all while on a stationary bike. The perfect sports bra that fuses performance and fashion for the sweatiest ride of your life is the Upbeat Zip Padded. This customer favorite features removable pads as well as an innovative front-zip closure. A crossover back with a smooth bonded clasp ensures not only that you are secure, but also that you will be able to move freely. The fabric boasts high-stretch, sweat-wicking fabric, power mesh lining and cross-back straps to enhance breathability.
If a great core workout is what you desire, then Pilates is perfect for you. Pilates can strengthen your rectus abdominis (the muscle responsible for six-packs) like no other. To ensure you get the most out of your workout and focus on improving your core strength, stability, posture and balance, Sweaty Betty has designed the Studio Padded Workout Bra. It features medium-impact compression bra with racerback and statement under band. The high-stretch, sweat-wicking fabric and flat seams provide all-day comfort.
Running is not only great for the soul, but also your overall physical being. It is often touted as the king of cardio; however, many of us continue to dread this high-cardio exercise. To get you to put one foot in front of the other, Sweaty Betty has designed a number of high-impact workouts bras that make going for a run trendy. Whether you choose the Victory Run Bra or the Ultra Run Bra, you cannot go wrong. The Victory Run Bra combines the best in shape and support. The padded encapsulation bra boasts mesh panels that double as a statement design feature and breathability-enhancing performance feature. The Ultra Run Bra features compression panels, a structured under band and comfortable padded shoulder straps. Mesh panels in high-sweat areas also offer ventilation and help keep you dry.
Yoga is perfect for combining awareness and harmony in both the body and mind. It focuses on flexibility, muscle strength and tone. It also improves respiration, energy and vitality. Sweaty Betty has designed a number of yoga bras that are so comfortable you’ll want to wear them all day, such as the Brahma Padded Bamboo Yoga Bra and the Virasana Padded Yoga Bra. Both are extremely gentle on the skin, include removable pads and feature front ruching, which adds a feminine shape. The Brahma Padded Bra boasts seamless all-natural bamboo fabric with antibacterial properties, while the Virasana Padded Yoga Bra features low-cut design complemented by delicate double straps with a keyhole back.