Sports Bra vs Regular Bra: Things You Must Know

Difference between sports bras and regular bras explained in details

Bras are all about giving you the best fit and comfort no matter what you’re doing. Both sports bras and regular bras have specific purposes. As the name states, sports bras are more for sport-related activities and regular bras; well, yes, they're for everyday day-to-day activities.

Let’s understand the fundamental difference between a sports bra vs everyday bra.

Sports bras are made specifically to be worn when exercising. The entire focus is on providing support, minimising movement, and keeping you fresh and dry. Whereas regular bras are designed for wearing to work, college, and every day. The focus here lies in support, shape, silhouette and styles.

So, when should you choose a sports bra vs a regular bra?

The primary question is - What are your plans?

Are you headed out to run errands, watch a movie or just chill? Then a regular bra works just fine. You could even choose a low-impact sports bra. But a high-impact sports bra is not essential.

Are you getting lit with HIIT? Hitting the gym? Then a medium to high impact sports bra is what you NEED. In this case, you cannot ‘wing’ it. You must choose a bra that fits your activity and intensity.

Once you’ve got the activity and day planned out, you’ll know exactly what you should choose to wear.

Athleisure has taken the world by storm, and lines between a sports bra and a regular bra have begun to blur. We are starting to wear sports bras in our everyday lives. From the gym to the grocery store and even on shopping trips. We love sports bras, and here’s why.

Confidence: Sports bras minimise breast movement, which can be a cause of concern for many large-breasted women. So sometimes, choosing a sports bra is okay because it gives you support and confidence without distractions and being conscious.

Moisture-wicking: Sports bras are usually designed with moisture-wicking fabric to keep you dry during exercise. Today, there are a lot of innovative regular bras, too, like amante's aloe fresh finish bra or stay cool bra.

Prevents sagging: Sagging boobs can be prevented by wearing the right bra but cannot really be fixed after the damage is done. Sports bras can help keep your breasts in place vs regular bras also have styles that can help shape your breasts.

We can’t think of any cons. Just make sure you DO NOT wear a high-impact, tight sports bra all the time. Your breasts need to breathe, so always choose medium or low impact when you can.

Are sports bras better than normal bras?

*Drumroll, please* Well, the answer is that it is a personal choice and totally depends on what or how someone feels. Some women can choose to go braless, some prefer to wear regular bras, some love sports bras and some observe strict distinctions between everyday bras, sports bras, and “special” lingerie. Your cup size, comfort, and confidence will all inform your decision.

At the end of the day, YOU DO YOU <3

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