Sports Bra Review: Shock Absorber D+ Classic Support Bra

Sports Bra expert Amy gives her take on the Shock Absorber D+ Classic 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 D+ Classic Sports Bra.

Now, as the name suggests this bra has been specifically designed for cup sizes D and upwards. It is a non-wired bra and has a nice, firm support band underneath. This is wide enough to stay flat against you as you are wearing it.

It has also got additional panelling on the bra to give you good support around your bust. If you have a look at the side here, there is a firm side support panel.

This continues round to a nice, wide band through the bac. This makes sure that those bigger cup sizes really are supported. All the way around your bust and through to your back.

It is made of a lightweight, soft, breathable material. This helps keep you nice and dry while you are working out. It also has additional ventilation here for the front as well as between your breasts.

The straps are regular straps. These are wider in design and slightly padded to add to the comfort. And it does up with a standard hook and eye closure at the back.

One thing you will notice is that the hooks here are really padded. S there is no rubbing or chafing at all while you are working out. Also, if you have got to do any mat work exercise it makes it more comfortable for lying on as well.

So, if you’re a D cup upwards looking for a high-impact support bra. That is comfortable enough to wear everyday then this bra is definitely worth looking at.”

Amy x

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1. Underbust Size

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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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