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Racerback Sports Bras: Why You Need One

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In my opinion at least one Racerback Sports Bra is a must have in your kitbag. They are comfortable, supportive and fit well under any top. I love singlet style tops so hiding those dreaded bra straps is a must. They are a great combination with almost any type of top.

What is a Racerback Sports Bra?

In essence any bra that has a fixed point in the rear where the shoulder straps join is classed as racerback. Also known as a T- back bra as the straps connect together in the center of your back to form a ‘T’ or ‘Y’ shape.  The design forms great back support and is fantastic for women who have sloping shoulders that cause their bras straps to slip.

Many sports bras available  have a Racerback ‘T’ or ‘X’ – design due to the exceptional support and extra lift they offer.  Since the band of many Racerback designs cannot be adjusted. Make sure that the band is a snug fit when you first purchase it.  A snug band offers you extra support and is essential in reducing breast bounce.

These bras offer a range of impact support form the low impact fashion designs to high/extreme impact support. Perfect for high-intensity gym workouts and running since their unique design reduces shoulder pressure and breast bounce.

The Anita Active DynamixStar Racerback Sports Bra is a classic High Impact Racerback style.

Anita Active DynamixStar Racerback Sports Bra

Specially designed for high-intensity workouts, this wire-free Racerback Sports Bra provides maximum comfort and great support for your breasts during exercise.  It has ‘X’ design straps at the back and a snug band that lifts and reduces breast bounce.

The Convertible Options

So you are one of those people who wears your sports bra to work and then hits the gym on your way home. You like the racerback style for working out but are not happy with the all day pressure it may put on your shoulders. The answer could be a convertible option.

Some styles feature a ‘J’ clip or detachable straps that can be worn crossed over. These styles offer the best of both worlds. You can leave the straps as normal throughout your day. Then when you hit the gym you can clip or cross the straps to give that bit of extra lift and support.

The Elomi Energise Underwired Sports Bra is a perfect example of a ‘J’ clip style sports bra.

Wear it with regular straps throughout the day then simply ‘clip’ the straps together for extra support during your workout.

There are plenty of convertible options out there. The Triumph Triaction Ultra W Sports Bra is one of my favourites.

An absolute classic from Triumph that converts easily to a racerback style.

Bra Converter Clips

You love your existing sports bra and don’t want to pay out for a brand new bra. What are your options? A quick and easy solution that you can apply to your existing sports bra is adding bra strap clip. They fit at the back and bring the straps together to give a racerback style, similar to the convertible option. Though not as good these provide a similar kind of support and lift that specially designed racerback sports bras do.

So there you have it, plenty of options to give you a Racerback style. From dedicated designs, convertible styles, clips and everything in between. Add one to your kitbag to get working out in style with great support. A must have for any active woman.

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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