Sports Bra Review: Shock Absorber Active Shaped Support Bra

Sports Bra expert Amy gives her take on the Shock Absorber Active Shaped Support Bra. Check out what Amy has to say about this offering from Shock Absorber.

Amy’s Review

“Hi, I’m Amy from Sports Bras Direct. Today I am looking at the Shock Absorber Active Shaped Support Bra.

This is a non-wired bra. It has a nice, firm support band across the bottom to give you good support. It has got regular straps, rather than racer back. They adjust like a standard bra at the back.

It is also done up with a hook and eye closure. So, it is really easy to take on and off just like a standard everyday bra. In fact, it is comfortable enough to wear everyday as well as for that higher impact activity.

It is a really breathable bra. The materials are made up of an outer mesh material and then the inner moulding. It is made from a breathable fabric that helps to keep you nice and dry and cool.

If we have a look at the inside of the bra, you will see that shaping there. It has got flexibility to move with the natural contours of your breasts. But it is also firmly sewn in so that when you are exercising or when you’re washing the bra it doesn’t move about or come out.

So, if you are after a bra to give you good support. That is non-wired, regular shaped –but it has a nice moulding and shape to the bust to give you a bit of extra modesty. Then this 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.

Finding Your Perfect Fit

Finding your correct Australian Bra Size is as easy as 1, 2, 3. One; follow the instructions below to find your underbust and overbust size. Two; slide the bars to your correct size position to discover your recommended size. Three; start shopping!

  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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