What Features Should You Consider?
Are you looking to make a style statement, or do you need a neutral nude or white bra under a uniform?
Choose a colour that best suits your day. If your out with the girls consider a more fun colour to add a little brightness to your day. If you are standing in front of a class of years 7’s maybe something a little more modest. A white or light grey could work well.
Seamless cups can be more discreet under tighter fitting tops. If you don’t want your sports bra on show during your day, consider a seamless cup option.
If hiding your bra throughout the day is important you may need to consider the neckline, as sports bras often have higher coverage to the front. Try your sports bra on with your preferred top. Do a mirror check to make sure everything is OK before proceeding with your day.
Padding or Moulded Cups?
For the less well-endowed there are many sports bras with different degrees of padding or shaped cups to give you an extra boost.
Styles with removable padding can be a good option, as they give you the option to go with or without padding depending on your day ahead and how you feel.
Regular Straps or Racerback?
This feature completely comes down to personal preference. Some women find it uncomfortable to wear a racerback style all day. Especially if it sits high up your back or close to your neck. For them regular back is the best choice.
However, if your work involves you regularly lifting your arms above your head a racerback sports bra can actually save you a lot of pain. The extra freedom of movement it gives your shoulders can make your work day much more comfortable.
Structured Bra or Sports Crop?
This is often a decision based on comfort and your own style choices. However, it is also worth considering the activities you will be involved in.
If you are going for a hike or leisurely bike ride with the kids a crop design could be good as you have the option of removing your shirt if it gets too hot. There are many stylish crops designs available which can easily be worn alone on a warmer day.
If your day involves a whole lot of movement where the girls are likely to bounce around. Then a structured sports bra is the best option. This will help prevent excessive breast bounce and the pain associated with it.
Underwired or Wirefree?
This absolutely comes down to personal choice. If you always wear underwired everyday bras, then you would probably feel most comfortable sticking underwired sports bra. Same goes for wirefree.
I am personally a big fan of wirefree sports bras. I find them much more comfortable and just as supportive as their wired counterparts. As such I will always recommend wirefree for and everyday sports bra. Modern wirefree designs give the support of underwire with the comfort of wirefree
Level of Support
A sports bra designed for high impact sports like basketball are not usually that great for daily use. High impact sports bras are designed to hold your breasts during the most intensive movements and can become uncomfortable after many hours of continuous wear.
However, sports bra design has really improved over time and there are now some great high impact bras that can be comfortably worn all day. If you find a high impact sports bra you love, try extending the time that you wear it and see how you go. It may just become your new everyday bra.
Overall low to medium impact sports bras are better suited to everyday wear. That said this does depend on both your bust size and what your daily activities involve.
My Favourite Everyday Sports Bras