Sports Bra Review: Anita Active Air Control Delta Pad Sports Bra

Sports Bra expert Amy gives her take on the Anita Active Air Control Delta Pad Sports Bra. Check out what Amy has to say about this offering from Anita.

Amy’s Review

“Hi, I’m Amy from Sports Bras Direct. Today I’m looking at the Anita Active Air Control Padded Sports Bra. First thing you notice about the bra is it’s incredibly lightweight, even with some padding. And it’s really, really soft and made of a very breathable mesh material.

So, you can stay nice and cool while you’re wearing the bra. The padded inserts are designed to give you good shape and modesty. But still have a lot of ventilation around the breast tissue. So that you can stay nice and cool.

If we have a look at the inside of the cups you can see the padding. It’s permanently sewn into the cups. Which is great for making sure that it stays in place both while you exercise and also when you wash the bra. It’s made of a soft, towelling type material on the inside.

Both for sweat management and also to make it nice and comfortable while you’re wearing it. The same as the under band there. You’ll see that it’s seam free and made of a really soft material against your skin.

The straps are regular straps, rather than racer back. They’re designed really well to sit in a nice place on your shoulder. You will never experience any issues with straps slipping on this bra.

They’re also lightly padded through the top here to make them really comfortable for wearing. The bra does up at the back with your standard hook and eye closure.

So, if you’re after a high-impact bra that’s non-wired. Has some modesty padding. And is incredibly lightweight but still breathable. Then the Anita Active Air Control Padded Sports Bra is definitely worth looking at.”

Amy x

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Measuring Your Underbust

Stand straight with your arms hanging casually by your side; if you can get a friend to measure you around your chest, directly under your bust.

Ideally, measure yourself while you are not wearing a bra, or if you are wearing one, be careful not to sit the tape over any part of your bra.  The tape should sit directly under your breasts (where your bra band would normally sit), should be horizontal all the way around and be as tight as possible without being uncomfortable (exactly like your bra’s underband).  This measurement is your Underbust.


Measuring Your Overbust

Still standing straight measure horizontally around the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).  This is best done while you’re wearing a good fitting bra.  The tape should not be to tight resting lightly on your body. Make sure the tape is straight across your back and is parallel to the floor.  This measurement is your Overbust.

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  1. Underbust Size; measure around your chest, directly below your bust. Read more below.
  2. Overbust size; measure around the fullest part of your breasts. Read more below.

Crop Tops

Crop tops can fit differently to cupped bras.  Generally speaking they are more similar to women’s clothing sizes.

XS = 8    S = 10   M = 12   L = 14   XL = 16    XXL = 18

Sports Bras Direct recommends crop tops for cup sizes A-D only. You must also check the specific style of crop top suits the level of impact you require.  Breasts that are bigger than a D cup require more specific support from a cup size sports bra.

Each Brand has a slight variation in their actual measurement guidelines for crop tops. Please check brand specific sizing below to establish the best size crop to suit you.

If you are still unsure on your size we would love to help you, please contact us to arrange your personal fitting appointment.

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