Technical Enhancements: The Latest Developments in Sports Bras
It’s not often the most fun purchase to make, but a quality sports bra can change your life—and definitely improve your workout. Recent developments in athletic wear have also made this exercise gear much more interesting. There are new wicking fabrics, the inclusion of heat vents, hidden underwires, convertible bra straps, foam linings and other fascinating technical advancements to assist your assets. No longer just a practical, cleavage-eliminating option, women like the model Bella Hadid and the fashion blogger-cum-designer Chiarra Ferragni have been spotted on the street wearing the undergarb in some decidedly non-sporty but very sexy get-ups.
If your goal is more geared to eliminating bounce during burpees, though, we’ve rounded up the state-of-the-art performance options you should try. They’re also quite stylish, so you might just consider wearing them out beyond the gym.
A simple modification like adding a zipper to the front of a bra can end the uncomfortable shimmying, shaking and stuffing usually associated with putting on a sports bra. Compression material and sexy mesh back panels help keep you in place and cool during rigorous exercise.
Flexible underwire and foam cups cradle your bust, no matter your activity level. Convertible straps and structured microfiber fabric further show why the French lingerie company is renowned for its comfortable and comely bra designs.
Nike’s revolutionary Flyknit fabrication is lightweight, breathable and sweat-wicking. Additionally, this bra’s single layer construction makes it feel like it’s barely there, while holding your twins firmly in place.
Looking for exceptional support? Elomi’s Energise sports bra won’t let you down or flop around thanks to its four-part cup technology that fully ensconces your cones. Its unique underwire stays in place, so won’t chafe or dig into your sides.
Sexy and functional, BoomBoom’s sporty brassiere is not only supportive but also protective. Its UPF 50 fabrication ensures when the sun heats up, your girls are covered. We think this one is cute enough to layer under a sheer tee or mesh top, too.
ALALA’s bravolution is in style. Wear this cropped look two ways, either with a plunging front or a high neck depending on the coverage you need for your workout routine. The sleek silhouette and ribbed fabric layers great under your favorite hoodie or warm-up jacket.
This is the fully loaded version. With convertible bra straps, foam cups for comfort, CoolDry fabric that wicks and UPF 30, Natori’s Zen bra works hard for you so you can push yourself during your workout. It’s also pretty stunning and very flattering in all three colorways.
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