The Busty Girl's Guide to Buying a Sports Bra ...

You might love your ample bosom, but being busty can bring a whole host of problems not faced by our smaller-chested sisters. Exercising is one of them. You need to keep your puppies safely harnessed to prevent injury and back strain. It’s also not very comfortable or attractive when your boobs are flying about like a pair of unrestrained melons in a grocery bag. To prevent harm and a black eye, you need to invest in a good sports bra and here are my tips – as chesty girl – for making a great purchase.

1. Get Fitted

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The first step to buying a sports bra when you're busty, or buying any kind of bra at all in fact, is to go to a good establishment and get professionally measured so that you know your official size. Though many sports bras do not abide by traditional cup sizes, it is still good to have a general idea of your proper size so that you can do the math and pick a sports bra that will fit you perfectly.

2. Cups Are a Must

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It's vital that you pick a sports bra that has inbuilt cups, as many of those sold in well known department stores are the pullover, overall chest stretch types that will certainly flatten your chest but do absolutely nothing to support it. Nobody wants that 'uniboob' look that is created by wearing a stretch over sports bra, so seek out ones with cups and you will be much happier, and look good too.

3. Strong, Thick Back Wings

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It's 100% fact that the back of your bra is equally as important as the front with regards to providing support. Good quality sports bras have strong back wing paneling, which helps to appropriately anchor the weight of your bosom so that neither your back nor your front bears all the weight, which can be a very painful experience. It's all about achieving the right balance for support.

4. Choose the Right Fabric

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When it comes to choosing a sports bra if you are a busty lady, the trick is to always go for a thicker material that only has a little bit of elastic give in it. Flimsier bras will only give you the support you need for the first couple of wearings before losing their stiffness. A thicker bra will keep for longer, and you should also look for cushioned underwire support.

5. Adjustable Straps

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Adjustable straps are the perfect option for a bustier girl because it means that you are able to make your sports bra more customized to your specific shape and requirement. You may find that you need more support for some exercises as opposed to others; for example, strong support for a jog but more relaxed strapping for something like yoga.

6. High Neckline

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Any busty girl should ideally be looking for a sports bra that has a high neckline. The reason for this is that a high neckline will prevent your bosom from riding up and creating an awkward and uncomfortable bunching in the cleavage area. Instead, your bust will stay in a more convenient lower position that will be easier for doing exercise.

7. Cushioned Straps

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Any girl with a large bust will be able to tell you just how heavy breasts can be. To try to alleviate the stress of this weight in the best way possible, look out for sports bras with wider, cushioned straps. The width will help to spread the weight out and not give you shoulder pain, and the cushioned nature of the straps will alleviate a lot of discomfort that thinner, more simplistic straps might cause.

I found myself some good sports bras and now when I do zumba, my boobs aren’t jiggling and bouncing along to the music in their own dance. Does your sports bra provide you enough support or should you be shopping for a new one?

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