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Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

A Guide for Women of All Shapes and Sizes


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I have tried many times over many years to measure myself using this method and i order a bra and it never NEVER fits.
I finally broke down and ordered the Enell sports bra and it is the only bra I wear now.
and No I DONT work for them, I am not paid to tell this.
I dont buy or wear any other kind of bra
I keep two for every day wear and two for workout.
get different colors to keep track of them.
They are expensive, but you can find sites where you can get 5 dollars off per bra if you order two.
I long for the day when I can buy a bra off the shelf or measure myself and order a bra according to the measurements and have it fit.
I have been trying for a decade to get br surgery and my ins wont pay.
I live in pain every single day of my life.
Yet, they wont pay, they say its cosmetic.
I struggle, but the enell bra does offer me some support and relief. Report
This doesn't help. All the sports bras I see are Small, Medium, Large, etc. Nobody measures sports bras in the same manner as a regular one. Report
All of these bras are crazy expensive! Doesn't duct tape work just as well? Report
I absolutely do not agree with this method, or something is missing. My bust measurement is 35 the band width is 32, but I can barely clasp most 35's. And the difference between my bust and band is 3", but I am not a C cup. I often have to go up to a 36 for comfort and then have to get an A cup. If I can find a 35 that fits right I usually get a B cup. Also a lot of sports bras are S, M, L, XL so not #s Report
For plus size ladies, the Ulla Dessous Kate Sports bra is a bit pricey but well worth it. You can get it with wire or without and depending on the one you choose, it goes up to a size n!
You can order it online at bbasic lingerie (
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I always prefer to use sports bra while doing yoga and exercise ..Along with that I prefer to use along with t-shirts so that it gives more comfort Report
The best sports bra for those D or over is sport by cacique. They have underwires and lightly padded wider straps that are easily adjusted. I wear mine for tennis and aerobic type activities and have no bounce, no digging in, and no neck or shoulder pain even when wearing for a whole day. After I wore mine for the first time, I came home, threw out every other sports bra I owned and bought two more. Report
Maybe you are not familiar with the sports bra, not to mention the way to choice. When you need a sports bra, you may confused by so many kinds of styles in the market.
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My friend owns an underwear shop and I have mine measured every time because each make can be massively different. Even different styles from the same brand can mean you need a different size. It doesn't cost to have one fitted and you can always find the right make and size and then buy it cheaper online when you know that a professional has fit it. To be perfectly honest, now that I have all my bras fitted by an expert I would never just buy because the difference, not just during exercise but for the rest of the time is unbelieveable. Those little pains in your legs, hips, neck etc can all be attributed to poor posture because of incorrect bra fitting. I'm a uk 34 H and I can do any exercise with only 1 properly fitted bra. All these different methods of self measurement do not take into account manufactures difference that someone trained can identify by knowledge. Report
Your chart stops short:
Over the bust / band measurement difference and cup size
Difference (inches) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Cupsize U.S. AA A B C D DD/E DDD/F DDDD/G H I J K L M N - - -
Cupsize UK/Austr. AA A B C D DD E F FF G GG H HH J JJ K KK L

Some brands size by adding 4 to your band measurement, some by adding 0. UK manufacturers are increasingly available in the US and offer busty girls relief from wearing 38/40 DD's when we should really be in much smaller back sizes and much larger cup sizes.
I'm sorry to say this, but your method of measuring is a bit outdated. Why should a woman with a 27" circumference wear a 30" bra? It is 3" larger than her and can't offer any support. 80-90% of your bust's weight should be supported by the bra band and only the tiny rest by the straps. You also have to take into account that a bra band stretches several inches. Report
i have been buying and wearing the enell sports bras for years, i wear them to work out and for everyday wear, which works out ok, because i found a site that allows you a discount if you purchase two at once.
they dont go by cup size, but are measured by number, each number represents a size grid of 3 to 4 sizes in one, the enell fits snugly and doesnt allow alot of movement, but, is still good for working out as it offers alot of support and comfort.
i love them, they are a little costly, but is the only bra i can order online and always feel secure that i will receive the right size and fit. Report
When at my largest (44h) I to wore my regular cacique full coverage to work out, of course I wasn't doing high impact! I then added one of those cheap compression bras over to prevent movement as I got more active. Glamorize has some good ones for small band/large cup without the uniboob i found them later. Currently I am loving my tata tamer! A good bra that holds the ladies still is worth a little extra. Report
Lots of my busty friends wear 2 bras working out. One that fits well and a compression bra over that. I wear a 38 DDD and wear my Bali minimizers with everything. Love them. 38 is my actual chest measurement and my breast measurement is 9" bigger. I am getting a reduction in Sept as I am tired of the pain, dents in my shoulders and back aches. So hopefully I can wear something more comfortable in a few months. Report
No mention of the need for adjustable straps those of us with a bustline that is lower than what is, apparently, average. Report

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