Finding your fit: the quest for the perfect sports bra
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Getting the right fit


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How to get the right sports bra fit
Saxby runs me through the finer points of finding the right sports bra:
* Let a professional measure you, both around your back and the fullest part of your bosom.
* Buy the right type of bra for your sport. Higher impact bras give more support.
* Try it on. A sports bra should support from above and at the sides of your chest. Ensure the straps won’t slip.
* The bigger the bust the more engineering there will be. Some larger sizes will have under-wiring and shoulder pads for extra support and comfort.
* Look out for moulded, seamless cups to prevent rubbing. Side clasps, rather than a back clasp, are good if your workout includes sit-ups or similar.
* Ideally, sports bras should be made from a material that wicks away sweat.

Test run
The four bras on test here are aimed at women looking for a garment they can wear during the day and to the gym.

The testers:
I am a keen runner, and enjoy hill walking, cycling, yoga and circuits classes. I am aged 41 and a size 34A.
Jill Stevenson is a PR consultant. She is a gym bunny and power walker. She is aged 44 and a size 32D.


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