Are you a female tennis player looking for support, comfort and confidence on the court? Finding the right sports bra is essential to give you that extra push when competing or practicing. But with all the different styles, fits and designs available, it can be difficult to know where to start.
That's why we've put together this ultimate guide – outlining everything you need to consider when selecting your perfect sports bra.
So, whether you're planning to ace that next serve or take part in a cardio-heavy clinic, read on and get ready for optimal performance!
Understand your body type and size - the measurements you need when choosing a sports bra
To ensure the best fit with the Edara Advantage Sports Bra, or any sports bra, it is important to take accurate measurements of your bust. Using a soft measuring tape, begin by looping it around your body at the fullest part of the chest. Make sure that it is neither too tight nor too loose; take a deep breath in and out as you measure to make sure that you are getting an accurate measurement. Make sure to keep the tape level and straight all around the body while taking careful note of where it begins and ends in order to get an accurate figure.
2. Learn about the different types of support offered by different sports bras, such as compression or encapsulation
Sports bras come in a variety of styles, such as padded and non-padded, and encapsulated or compression. Padded bras provide extra padding for more support and comfort, while non-padded bras are lightweight and provide a snug fit. Encapsulation sports bras feature individual cups that provide separation and structure, while compression sports bras hug the body to keep everything in place. The Edara Advantage Sports Bra is an example of a non-padded, compression style bra designed to provide smooth support without additional bulk. Not to mention, you won’t loose those pesky cups in the washing machine!
3. Choose a fabric that will provide comfort and breathability during activities
When it comes to playing tennis or pickleball, it’s important to ensure that you have a sports bra that not only fits properly but also is constructed with a fabric that will perform well. A polyester spandex blend fabric in the Edara Advantage Sports Bra is great for its superior moisture-wicking capabilities, breathability, stretchiness and durability, making it perfect for high-impact activities. Additionally, the fabric blend offers superior comfort and flexibility to ensure maximum range of motion on the court.
4. Look for features like adjustable straps or closures that give you a better fit
While the Edara Advantage Sports Bra does not include these particular features, if you have a larger bust, you may want to seek out sports bras that offer adjustable straps and back closures/claps features. These features will provide extra support, comfort and confidence when engaging in physical activity, allowing you to move freely without worrying about being restricted.
5. Consider other factors such as price, available colors, and sweat-wicking technology
Finally, while there are many functional aspects to consider when purchasing a sports bra, don’t forget about style! When selecting a sports bra for either tennis or pickleball, opt for one that accentuates your body type and looks great with any outfit - like the Edara Advantage Sports Bra which pairs perfectly with the Signatures dresses in any colorway!
As for price: you get what you pay for! Sports bras these days are not cheap, but neither are regular bras. They are essential, foundational pieces to any outfit, athletic or otherwise, and if you want one that will withstand high energy output as well as lots of washing, then carefully consider the brand, the materials and the product reviews before you purchase your next sports bra.