Support doesn't have to be uncomfortable
While there's a time and a place for a push-up bra or a strapless bra, the main purpose of a comfort bra is to, obviously, provide support and comfort. It's the type of bra that you're in no rush to take off at the end of the day; in fact, with the perfect comfort bra you may forget that you're even wearing it. While function comes before fashion with comfort bras, there's no need to feel like you're wearing something from your grandmother's closet either. Modern women's undergarments are made using many innovative designs and materials, creating better bras all the time.
Like finding the perfect pair of jeans, it seems that there is no single perfect bra for all women. Finding a comfortable bra is a personal quest for many and requires being sized correctly. Many women wear bras that are off by as many as three to four sizes. Even if you know your exact size, other factors such as weight loss, weight gain, childbirth or menopause can cause it to fluctuate.
There are several key aspects involved in finding the right comfort bra for you:
- The right cup size. Breasts shouldn't overflow, and the fabric should be taut, not puckered.
- Straps. Wider straps help to disperse weight. They shouldn't slip off the shoulder or dig into your skin.
- Materials. A bra should be soft and breathable. They should provide support without chafing or gouging the skin.
- Purpose. Different bras are designed for different purposes. Wearing the wrong bra at the wrong time can uncomfortable or embarrassing.
Two Types of Comfort Bra
There are essentially two types of comfort bras: regular-use bras and exercise bras. The Hanes All-Over Comfort Bra is geared to provide comfort for everyday use. It's a comfort strap bra, with wider straps that stay in place, with no seams and a tag-free back. In fact, it comes with a money-back comfort guarantee, so if you've been struggling to find a comfortable bra, the Hanes Comfort Bra is a great place to start.
Wearing a sports bra is necessary to remain comfortable while working out, running or cycling. It provides additional support and minimizes movement of the breasts by encapsulation, compression or a blend of both. Working out with the wrong bra can not only be an uncomfortable experience, but a potentially embarrassing one as well.
A great place to start when searching for a comfortable sports bra is with the Moving Comfort sports bra. Moving Comfort was launched by two women in the late 1970s before specialized workout clothing for women even existed. Thirty years later, the company is still going strong and offers a variety of clothing for active women. Each Moving Comfort bra has to live up to the company's three-part philosophy: bras must be capable of comfortable movement, must be high in quality and of course, they must have an optimum fit.