There's a new wave of sports bras out there, and they aren't designed to be covered up. In fact, they're so good-looking, they might inspire you to get in shape and start wearing them solo. You'll find a supportive sports bra here regardless of the activity, whether it's running or yoga. A few are so versatile they can support you through a triathlon.
We know that Fergie is competitive during her workouts; the singer/actress/shoe designer likes to work out hard. She's also a curvy gal and rather well-endowed up top. To support her lovely lady lumps, Fergie recently told Shape, "I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up."
Fortunately or unfortunately, this has never been an issue for me. According to the Bra Book by Moving Comfort, a company that built its street cred on supporting women of all cup sizes during all types of exercise, "a pair of D cup breasts weigh 15 to 23 pounds." With this in mind, I can see how two bras just might be necessary.
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For many, especially the well-endowed among us, choosing bras can be potentially as demoralizing as bathing suit shopping (though for different reasons). The trouble: If you head to a nonspecific shop, you flounder on your own. At old-school lingerie stores, while they know their stuff, you're likely to get felt up by an elderly saleswoman, who smells of Virginia Slims and pungent perfume.
Still, finding the right bra is quite important and, for those of us who work out, a truly supportive sports bra is an essential contraption. Just ask Susan Nethero, the owner of 16 Intimacy stores countrywide and "The Bra Whisperer" endorsed by Oprah et al. We got the 411 from the master on picking the a sports bra that truly fits your body:
You may think you're wearing a perfectly acceptable sports bra. In fact, you're probably not: "The majority of women today are wearing what we call 'compression' sports bras, which creates stability by pressing down against the chest wall," explains Nethero. "But that's actually the worst way to get support."
Learn more about how to shop for the perfect sports bra after the break.
Clockwise from top left: Nike Long Swift Y-Back Print Running Top ($50), Athleta Chakra Tank ($49), Reebok Tank ($55), Lululemon Power Y Tank ($52), Athleta Equator Tank ($59), Calvin Klein Compression Spyder Tank ($30)
Showing off your bra has become the fashion norm by now. If you're interested in achieving the look, let FabTV be your guide. In the meantime, let's focus on the latest sporty ensemble Rihanna wore at the airport in Oahu. Along with a gray blazer and gray pants, she bared her midriff in T Alexander Wang's Racerback Sports Bra ($72). It's definitely a less fancy look than her Madame Tussauds wax figure is wearing — she could very well hit the gym in it. What do you make of Rihanna's latest sporty outfit?
Forever 21 always has the most lively look books. The latest one features its newest activewear — spunky sports bras, striped stretch pants, short shorts, zip-up jackets, you get the picture. While it's nearly impossible to work out in heels — accident waiting to happen! — it's fun to imagine a world where exercising looks so damn sexy. The best part is the collection starts at $3.80. Since Alexander Wang made sports bras popular off the gym premises, consider getting one to pair underneath everyday tanks and tees.
Bike-to-Work Week took place recently — did you participate? Even if not, I asked you all to put together comfy cute outfits for fun. I started you off with this Aerie Zip-Front Active Bra ($30) because it will help, ahem, secure things. Let's see what you all created!
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Bike-to-Work Week was last week — did you participate? Even if not, let's put together comfy cute outfits for fun. Stay away from denim or any other confining pieces and focus on stylish sportswear. Sound like a plan?
I'll start you off with this Aerie Zip-Front Active Bra ($30) because it will help, ahem, secure things.
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.
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I don't know if this has ever happened to you but the other day I made my way to the gym and was changing when I realized that I forgot my sports bra! [Argh!] I am lucky enough that I had a sample waiting in my desk at work for a test run, so I ran back to work, grabbed it and was back to the gym in no time.
Now, keep in mind that I love the sports bra I currently wear, so I was more than disappointed that I was without it. The sports bra I was about to try from Moving Comfort had a lot to prove.
Turns out, the Sera Bra ($29.50) was great! I was pleasantly surprised at how soft yet supportive it was. Being that it was a day where I was running on the treadmill and then doing some arms strength training, I really put it to the test. I was happy with how freely my arms were able to move without any discomfort whatsoever. What's more? The Sera Bra is seamless, which means no irritation or chafing. The DriLayer moisture-wicking fabric makes it a great bet for spring, especially for those of us more prone to bacne. Buy it from Two Roads Fitness.
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Running Divas is a new clothing line that inspires women to live fun, active, outdoor lifestyles. This hip new line of casual wear for mile-minded women is cute and playful, with styles that celebrate running — a labor of love. The clothes are printed with fun slogans like, "Freakishly Strong" leaving every passer by smiling (or shaking in their boots).
This cute zip-up jogger jacket ($50.00) has running divas printed on the front and it's who we are, it's what we do is printed on the back.
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