Sports Bras: Be a Sport!!!
Article courtesy of Susan Sitarz, owner A Private Affair of Sherman Oaks
In a way we may consider all bras to be “sports” bras…. Bras for the sport of life!
To some of us it may seem that we are running a constant marathon, i.e., through the aisles of the grocery store, or to get home quickly because once again we’re running late.
For purposes of this article we will be addressing traditional sports bras, because from walking the dog to running a marathon, our breasts need support.
According to our research breasts are supported by the non-elastic “Cooper’s Ligaments”. To exercise without support can break down these ligaments and cause permanent sagging.
Obviously what we want in our sports bras is for “the girls” to remain stable while the rest of our body is running, jumping, or leaping tall buildings with a single bound.
Some of our favorites include:
The Handful Bra, which we love for our smaller-busted customers. It is great for work-outs, or is a flattering bra on its own. Some its features are:
- Removable pads
- Soft moisture-wicking lining
- Adjustable straps worn straight up or cross back
- “Happy Colors”
Another favorite is the impressively engineered Anita Active Bra. Our customers are constantly surprised at how much support this lightweight sports bra gives them:
- Extremely comfortable
- Breathable fabric – dry feeling
- Seamlessly shaped cups made with high-function microfibre
- Up to G-cups
- Straps that won’t dig in
- Wide elastic band on the bottom to hold it in place
- No inside seams to cause chafing
- Criss-cross support in a full back
The Enell Sports Bra comes in 10 sizes from 32 to 60 inch bust and is designed primarily for larger busted women
And finally…. the”Iconic Cone-shaped Encapsulator” otherwise known as Lunaire’s Secret Weapon 11111. What makes this sports bra so special?
- Each breast is encapsulated separately with full coverage
- Underwire and heavy duty construction
- Special cool-max fabric
No matter which of these bras suits your particular sports life- style, here at A Private Affair we recognize that “Physically Fit” comes in all shapes and sizes.
A Private Affair of Sherman Oaks is a unique little bra shop tucked away in the heart of Sherman Oaks, CA. Susan Sitarz is the owner and Anne Hershon came in as a customer and never left. Between them they have over 20 years’ experience fitting all types of women in all types of bras. They have learned the fine art of combining comfort and lift with the goal of having every woman leave the shop looking 10 pounds thinner and 10 years younger. A good time is had by all!