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10 Best Teenage Sports Bras

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Finding the right sports bra for your teenage daughter is important. This is a period of change, both physically and mentally. And with that change comes challenges.

As breasts develop, they can become more sensitive. This sensitivity can be exacerbated by movement. Even walking can cause breast pain in some teenage girls. Let alone the effects of hitting the basketball courts!

Another common issue many young women face is feeling self-conscious. I for one experienced this. I still have shoulder problems to this day due to hunching as a teenager trying to reduce the focus on my breasts.

Put these two issues together and it is no wonder so many teenage girls stop participating in sport.

So, what can we do? One thing we can do is ensure they get the support they need by finding the right sports bra.

Things to Consider When Buying a Teenage Sports Bra

There are a few essentials you must consider when buying a new sports bra for your teenage daughter. Support, comfort and fit are the big three.

Get these right and you are well on your way to having your daughter head off to school feeling confident in her sports bra.

Read on as I delve a bit deeper.

It Must be Supportive

This is a given. The whole point here is to give developing breasts the support they deserve. Too often I hear stories of girls going to school in an everyday bra only to take on PE class without changing into something more supportive. No wonder so many girls want to sit on the side-lines. Ouch!

A high support sports bra should minimise breast movement. Allowing your daughter to participate in sports without any breast bounce pain.

Look for sports bras that are rated ‘High Impact’. These offer the highest bounce control. This can not only help reduce breast pain but also self-consciousness. Allowing your daughter to focus on the activity at hand.

It Must be Comfortable

Another given. We all know what teenage girls can be like. Hey, we were all one once. And one thing I remember from my teenage years is if I didn’t feel comfortable in an item of clothing there was no way I would wear it. And we don’t want an $80 sports bra just sat in the wardrobe.

So, what should we be looking for? For a start, a wirefree style. I always recommend wirefree sports bras for teenage girls. Why? Remember the sensitive breasts thing. Developing breasts do not need the threat of uncomfortable underwire. So, eliminate it. Go wirefree!

Most modern sports bras are made from soft technical fabrics that feel great against the skin. That said, we are all different, so nothing beats a good old-fashioned try on. This is the best way to ensure sports bra comfort for your daughter.

It Must Fit Well

The third given. All the support in the world is worth nothing if your daughter’s sports bra doesn’t fit well. Finding the perfect fit is the final piece in the puzzle and one not that difficult to solve.

Any sports bra website worth its salt will have an online fitting room with a bra size calculator to help you determine your daughter’s size. It is much easier and will give a more accurate result when you help her.

Once you have found her size it is time to go shopping. Unfortunately, not all sports bras are created equal so look for the ‘Fittings Comments’ associated with each sports bra to discover any individual bra fit nuances.

As always nothing beats a try on. Try the sports bra on the work though my three ‘Fitting Essentials’ blogs to ensure you have the perfect fit.

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What if my daughter has a bit more up top? This is a valid question, one that should not be dismissed. We don’t live in a one size fits all world. Especially when it comes to our breasts.

I have helped mothers find sports bras for teenage girls of all shapes and sizes. Whether your daughter is a 6D or a 16F she still deserves good support, comfort and fit.

Bigger breasts weigh more and as such often need more support than their smaller counterparts. So, no cutting corners. High support sports bras all the way here.

Bigger breasted girls are often more self-conscious of their breasts. So, look for styles that have good coverage. Nothing makes a girl more uncomfortable than having something pop out during PE.

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In Conclusion

I hope this article has shed some light on the importance of finding the right sports bra for your developing daughter.

A sports bra that supports her, is comfortable and fits. The sports bra holy grail for all women!

Remember to remind your daughter to check her sports bra fit recently. Not only can her breasts change size and shape as she develops. But over time even the very sports bras lose their shape and fit. Time takes its toll. As such a sports bra should never have a birthday.

To help you find the best sports bra I have developed a handy little tool called the Sports Bra Finder. Follow the simple steps and be presented with the best sports bras in under a minute. Easy!

Yours in support.

Amy x

Amy Jaffers

Amy is the face behind Sports Bras Direct, Australia’s largest sports bra website. She's a mother of two, outdoors lover and sports bra expert. Her life mission is to help active women get the support they need as well as assisting women in need through her charitable donations.

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