M&S High Impact Sports Bras
If you weren't aware, I'm quite well endowed in the chest area- both a blessing and a curse. And an absolute nightmare when it comes to tackling the gym. I spent most of my teenages years (I was an early bloomer too...) without a decent sports bra and running round the athletics track with one arm holding the girls down. A good sports bra is vital, not only to make you feel more comfortable but also to help support your boobs and not risk injury.
Finding a good plus size bra has only recently become a bit easier due to the high street finally realising that a lot of women go beyond a DD cup size. Sports wear and swimwear however, still has a way to go in my opinion. But we're getting there! After years of having a slightly grotty white one from Bravissimo, I cam across these sports bras in M&S. I promptly picked one up to try on and had a good jump around the change cubicle.
The first one is a gorgeous aqua fabric, very lightweigh and is underwired- something I was unsure of in regards to a good sports bra. I was worried that it would start to cut in and be uncomfortable after a good gym session. But, I'm happy to report that I had no problems whatsoever!It also has adjustable straps much like a standard bra but it can also be changed to cross over as well and has three hooks at the back instead of two for extra support. I also felt like the fabric wasn't just absorbing the sweat straight up and possibly a bit TMI, but I had two gym sessions planned two days in a row and didn't have time to wash it in between but the fabric didn't smell so I'm very impressed.
I have yet to wear the second one for a hardcore gym session yet but I did also try this one and gave everything a good jiggle about too. This one is not underwired but there is good support under the moulded cup so there's no need to worry about slipping out or anything! This is the one that actually caught my eye in the first place as I love the white and pink zip at the front- which is very easy to do up so no messing around with thousands of clasps at the back. It's made with a thicker fabric and I suspect will absorb more sweat and is probably more like to discolour after a while but it was so cute, I couldn't say no.
These two bras were £18 and £22 respectively and range from an A cup to GG
What's your experience with sports bras been like?