A wrong sports bra is the worst decision for any teenager working out. It only makes the routine terribly tougher and sweatier. You can even get problems like dark skin marks and blot clots if you wear a too-tight sports bra. Even moving around in an intense workout is hindered.
But with the right size, fabric, and pattern of your sports bra as a teenager, your movement improves by 50-70 percent. It also improves your breasts’ shape and structure. Which makes the knowledge of the key steps for choosing the right sports bra even more necessary now.
The 5 Key Steps To Choose The Perfect Teenager Sports Bra For You Are:
- Measure the size of your rib cage:
The rib cage measurement begins from below your bust and forms around the rib cage. Check the closest inch on the measuring tape and mark it down when you enclose it.
This measurement helps you choose the right band and cup size of the sports bra.
- Check out the sports bra chart given by the seller:
Every seller would have a sports bra size chart. This chart must have the rib cage measurement and the band fitted for it.
Check the chart and see the nearest possible inches in the rib cage measurement. The band in front of that measurement would be perfect for your next teenage sports bra.
- Get the cup size right for the sports bra:
You need bust measurement. That is what you get when you measure the fullest part of your bust or breast the same way you did with the rib cage measurement. Mark down the closest inch.
Now, subtract the rib cage measurement taken earlier from this bust measurement. It will give a new number. Look for this number in the “bust minus rib cage size/measurement.”
In front of this measurement, you will get a cup size measurement.
For example, if your bust size or measurement is 48 and rib cage measurement is 36. Then the 8 inches would give you a DD cup size for your sports bra.
- Check the compression and encapsulation needs:
Compression is shelf bra styles. These are smaller-sized or cupped bras ranging from A to B. These are mostly low to medium-impact sports bras.
Whereas encapsulation is for women with large breasts. This style has high-impact sports bra categories excluded from the compression needs.
- Check if you need racerback or wide straps:
If your breasts are large, growing, or heavy, it’s best to go for the racerback straps. These sports bras anchor the bra set closer to your body and won’t let breasts feel heavy during the workout.
If you are a woman with smaller breasts or bust, choose a wider strap style. It helps to make the weight on each breast even. So, the shape of the breast won’t droop or feel mismatched. These bras are most often padded and adjustable too.
Thus, choose accordingly. Don’t shy away if your bust is small, medium, large, or too heavy. Every teenage girl is different.
And teenage is such a period where puberty starts to hit. Therefore, we recommend choosing the strap style as per your comfort. If you doubt, consult your mother, elder sister, or any other helpful female figure in your house or social circle.
Otherwise, there are many YouTube and other videos out there to help you choose a better strap style for your next sports bra.
Other Factors You Can Consider While Choosing A Sports Bra:
Know the brand:
Don’t just go for any locally available sports bra. You are going to wear it all day long. It will be touching your skin. You might even have an allergic reaction if the quality of the sports bra is not great, especially when you’re working out.
Reach out to the technical team:
Most credible and trusted stores and brands for sports bras have their designated technical and after-sales support team. Reach out to them for any query related to order placed, bras bought, received, or returned.
This is again the most important factor we all ignore at times. There are some bras which are very luxurious and costly. You don’t need to buy them for everyday use. Ensure that the sports bra does what it promises first.