Is your sports bra making your boobs saggy?

Is your sports bra making your boobs saggy?

Confession: I’ve been using the same sports bra for about 6 years.

I’ve always been reluctant to invest in activewear (I’m sorry, but lipstick is a lot more fun) and even if it’s a bit tatty and faded, my go-to Berlei bra seems to do the job.

But an expert has just shattered my (and possibly, your) same-sports-bra existence.  

Speaking to, senior vice president of brand marketing for Under Armour Adrienne Lofton says we need to burn our bras (figuratively speaking) a lot sooner than we think. 

“We’ve done a ton of proprietary and secondary research to really understand [sports bras], and we learned that the elasticity in a bra falls out of shape sooner that I think we all expected,” says Lofton. 

“If you’re exercising anywhere from three to five times per week, for 45 minutes to an hour each session, then you should be replacing your oldest sports bra every six months.”

I’m guessing this means many of us need to go sports bra shopping, stat. Sighhh. 

But what if you have no idea how long you’ve had yours? After all, it probably wasn’t the most memorable buy…

Thankfully, Lofton has two signs for figuring out if it’s time to let your old faithful go:

  1. If you’re a little too comfy in your sports bra (it should be a lot firmer than your day-to-day bra).
  2. If you notice any bounce whatsoever.

For those of you that are tempted to hold onto theirs, get this: 

“…our research showed that after each workout, regardless of cup size, your breast tissue stretches, and this sagging is irreversible,” says Lofton. 

Add that to the list of reasons why exercise is tough sometimes.

Sadly, it has to be done – so to keep your boobs as perky as possible, make sure your sports bra is super snug (and definitely not from the early 00s). 

How old is your sports bra? Do you think you need to buy a new one?

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    softest fabric, great customer service.

    They always run sales too and are super affordable.

    highly recommend.

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