We’ve chatted about the seven different breast types and the best bra for yours, but what about when it comes time to get active? Your exercise of choice and the size of your ladies can make a big difference in which style of sports bra you pick, but there’s also value in shopping with the shape of your breasts in mind. For expert advice to make sure you’re being best supported the next time you hit the gym, we connected with the team at C9 Champion. With a revamped range of all sorts of sports bras, you could say they know a thing or two about smart support.
If your breasts sit on the outside of your chest… Look for a style with molded cups ($23) that will provide shape and position in the same way an everyday bra would. Unlike thin styles that will allow your girls to gravitate toward their normal position, the construction in place keeps them where it’s most comfortable.
If your breasts are bell-shaped… A full-coverage style ($23) will give you some added fabric at the top part of the breast where yours are more slender. It’ll help even things out and distribute weight too—a good move if you’re planning to log a high-impact sweat sesh.
If your breasts are round and full… Racerback straps can help keep everything exactly in place. If your set is a C cup or higher, the team loved this style ($17) due to a double layer of compression fabric.
If your breasts are long and slender… Molded cups run the risk of leaving you with uncomfortable space between bra and breast. Instead, look for a soft fit ($20) that will center and lift without totally changing up your natural shape.
If your breasts are asymmetrical… A style with removable cups ($20) is perfect for you. Play around with the padding, customizing placement and amount until you feel equally supported on both sides (don’t be afraid of taking scissors to an insert).
If your breasts are teardrop-shaped… As the most common shape, you’re easy to fit. Take advantage of the new styles of sports bras (leaps apart from the standard mono-style of the past) and try one with adjustable straps ($17) that can be customized for comfort depending on your height.