THESE FOUR SPORTS BRAS TAKE THE JIGGLE OUT OF YOUR WORKOUTS
Jiggling is good when it comes to Jell-O, but not when it comes to your breasts during a workout. We turned to a few of Buckhead’s activewear aces to scope out sports bra options that will provide the support you need during sweat sessions ranging from hiking to high-intensity interval training. Read on to learn their picks.
Highlights: Shut-down cups for compression, ribbed bra band at torso for comfort and cutout racerback for ventilation
Why Try: “I love this sports bra for hiking in the hot and humid weather that we have here in Atlanta because the fabric dries quickly,” says Leigh Bost, manager at Patagonia Atlanta. “I think we can all agree that a long hike in a wet sports bra is no fun.”
34 East Andrews Drive
Highlights: Convertible straps for racerback tops, made of soft jersey fabric and a good choice for larger cup sizes
Why Try: “This style is made with fabric designed to keep you cool and dry, and comes by the cup size, which offers comfort and support without compression,” says Rigby & Peller’s Candice Smith, chief lingerie stylist based out of the Atlanta boutique. “But the most important feature of this style is that it’s designed for ultimate bounce control, which is what a lot of women don’t find in typical sport bras, and which is a necessity during a high-intensity interval-training class.”
Rigby & Peller
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
Highlights: Wide hook-and-eye closures for easy removal and built-in cups engineered to soften bounce
Why Try: “Our Enlite Bra encapsulates each breast entirely from the root and at all sides, and in combination with our Ultralu fabric and strap design, works to soften the bounce to a comfortable movement that’s in harmony with the body,” says Alexandra Plante, Lululemon Athletica’s innovation product manager and designer of the bra. “Plus, the combination cross-back and vertical straps aid in providing optimum movement management and eliminate the uncomfortable feeling of straps cutting into your trap muscles during a workout like running.”
Shops Around Lenox
3400 Around Lenox Road
Highlights: Straps that don’t cut into skin, lightweight compression fit and quick-dry Italian fabrics
Why Try: “The durable stretch and soft, flexible fit of this V-neck bra make moving around in Pilates, yoga or Megaformer sessions comfortable, while providing lightweight support,” says Katherine Mason, SculptHouse owner and buyer for the studio’s boutique. “Plus, the universally flattering neckline and the bra’s removable cups add feminine touches to this functional sports bra.”
3167 Peachtree Road N.E.
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