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Running Doesn't Have to Hurt Your Chest

Running Doesn't Have to Hurt Your Chest

If you gave running a try, but you felt self-conscious about all the action in your front section, or it left your chest in too much pain to enjoy it, then you're not alone. That's why sports bras were invented in the first place — to keep the bouncing at bay. However, not all sports bras are created equal, and the one you're wearing now may not be offering you enough support. Check these out.

This is the Elomi 'Energise' Sports Bra (£46) and it means business. Even though it looks like a real bra, underwire and all, it offers amazing support for someone with a bigger cup size. The cups support each individual breast, and the back closure allows you to adjust how tight you want it with the option of a racerback fit. Plus the material has wicking properties to help you stay dry.

I love the name of this Sweaty Betty bra — Sweat It Out Bra (£40). The moulded, padded cups offer definition, but the mesh material and layered straps offer maximum support (and no bounce). It's recommended for C, D, and DD cups.
If you're not into underwire, then check out the Active Soft Cup Bra (£28) made by Freya. It's not too pricey, and works great for most cup sizes. We're talking intense support here, since it has adjustable straps and three rows of hook and eyes in the back, so you can get a secure fit. It's also high-cut in the chest, so you don't have to worry about exposing your cleavage.

Fit's Tips: If a sports bra and t-shirt aren't cutting it when it comes to support, then you may need to double up. Slip on your sports bra and layer a top over it (one that has a shelf-bra sewn in), and that should help keep everything in its place.

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