Bra chafing (when your bra unpleasantly rubs against you) can be extremely painful. Chafing can be prevented by wearing a Panache Sports Bra that fits correctly. It is important to ensure there is no chafing beneath the band, underarm openings as well as under the shoulder and neck-straps.
Chafing is caused when friction occurs. This could be due to poor fitting, an older bra size, excessive sweating, or sensitive skin. Chafing is also a problem during extended workouts.
Here are some solutions to chafing.
- A good fit is essential
- Retire an aged bra
- Before you put on your sports bra, make sure to apply an anti-chafing balm
- Find the bra that is the softest
- Rotate different styles for high-impact activities
- Sports Bra Construction
Sports Bras Can Reduce Breast Movement By Using Several Methods
These bras support each breast independently and are designed to protect them from the elements. These bras do not have compression. Most everyday bras are encapsulation. They are therefore best for low-impact activities. Encapsulation Bras look more natural than traditional compression bras.
These bras often pull over your head and compress the breasts to restrain movement. They don’t include cups. If you are looking for low- or medium-impact activities, then compression sports bras with adjustable bands can be worn. C-DD cups will require compression sports bras with adjustable straps and bands. This allows for a better fit and provides medium to strong support.
These bras offer greater support than compression/encapsulation. Each breast is supported individually within the cup. They are also compressed against your chest wall. These bras will fit A-B cups and may be fitted with adjustable straps or bands. C-DD cups: These bras must have adjustable straps and bands to ensure a good fit.
Sports Bra Features
Bras that have adjustable straps are more likely to last longer, as you can easily tighten them as the bra ages or stretches.
While most sports bras will be pulled over your head, some bras come with hooks for a back closure. This type allows you to customize the fit and make it easier to remove. You should use the smallest hook when fitting a sports bra. The bra will last longer if you tighten it when it stretches.
Each breast is supported by an underwire in a sports bra. It can reduce movement and help prevent it from happening again. The underwire should sit flat against the rib cage below your breast tissue and should not pinch.
Wicking textiles keep moisture away from the skin and keep you dry. All sports bras can be made of wicking materials, whether they are wool blends or polyester.
Sports Bra Strap Type
Crisscross: These crisscross straps run in the back and are commonly found on bras with medium- to low support. Crisscross styles offer less support as compared to other types of straps. You can adjust your fit by using adjustable straps. Depending on the style, crisscross Straps can either be hidden under a sporty tank or make a fashion statement.
Tanktop: This strap style is the closest to an everyday bra. The straps can often be adjusted so that you can customize the fit. Bras that have tank top straps will often come with a back closure. This provides additional adjustment. Many tank top bras have a back closure that allows the straps of the bra to be crisscrossed.
Racerback: The racerback bras have shoulder straps. They connect between your shoulder creases to form a shape called a “Y” shape. Racerback bras allow for full-range movement and provide excellent support for activities that are medium- or high-impact. Some people do not like racerback straps as they place too much pressure on the neck.
Whatever type of strap you choose for your outfit, be aware that thin straps tend to provide less support and are easier concealable.