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January 4, 2013

For 2013, whether you’re planning a daily brisk walk, an extra yoga lesson a week or a full on personal trainer itinerary, it is fundamental that a well fitting sports bra is a part of your kit.

Lots of us women, especially those with smaller chests, overlook the importance of a sports bra. Boobs whatever their size will thank their owners for good support. Let us explain…

There are two types of sports bra, encapsulation and compression. Encapsulation bras ensure that all breast tissue is fully supported and compression minimises the fullness, by effectively pressing it back to the chest wall. Our fit expert, Holly goes into more detail…“Sports bras are designed to reduce movement in the breast. There is a ligament in the bust called the ‘coopers’ ligament and high impact activity can cause this ligament to stretch if it is not correctly supported. Once this is stretched, it will never recover its original shape. So no matter what your cup size it is so important to wear a sports bra”.

Well, if a saggy chest isn’t enough to convince you to wear a sports bra, then what is eh?

At figleaves we’ve got over 40 sports bras for you to choose from but here are the best of them as rated by our customers:

Panache Sports Bra

Panache Sports Bra

Panache Sports Bra

With 132 customer reviews and counting, this sports bra aims to reduce breast bounce by up to 83%. It is designed to firmly hold each breast to reduce movement rather than compress the bust. As well as being super supportive, this bra is comfortable with soft underwiring.

Our fit expert, Holly says: “The bust effectively moves in a ‘figure of 8’, so unless the bra has engineered flexi-wires, the breast tissue could easily rub and become uncomfortable.”

Shock Absorber Run Sports Bra

Shock Absorber Run Sports Bra

Shock Absorber Run Sports Bra

This sports bra has elasticated cups to support and hold your bust and is now available in some great colours – navy, purple and red.

Top tip from Holly: “To secure this bra, fasten the top hook first then position each breast before you secure the bottom hooks.”

figleaves active High Impact Sports Bra

figleaves active High Impact Sports Bra

figleaves active High Impact Sports Bra

This bra has been designed by our inhouse technical team so we’re super confident that it’s ideal for larger cup sizes and high impact sports. This sports bra uses compression technology, it is made from exclusive Coolmax fabric and has padded, adjustable straps for ultimate comfort while you work out.

Now make sure if you haven’t got one already, that you get yourself a sports bra…it’s a must-have!

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