Health & Fitness

By Gillian Moore-Nurse

German company, Anita has made top quality bras since 1886. The Anita active Momentum bra is available with underwire (style 5519) or without (style 5529) and both styles offer maximum support and great style in a wide range of sizes from 32A to 40G. These bras reduce movement by as much as 78% and are made from quick drying, high tech fabrics.

The high tech fabrics give the bras a futuristic, chic look and the excellent construction includes ergonomically tailored, padded straps, seamless preformed terry lined cups and breathable back netting. Anita’s active Momentum bras are exceptionally comfortable, durable, and great looking maximum support bras.

Available online at http://www.anita.com and at Bra Smyth, see http://www.brasmyth.com for locations

The Champion Smoothie Sports Bra is a high support bra that also offers a flattering shape. As a runner I very much appreciate not feeling compelled to hold my breasts to minimize uncomfortable bouncing, and while wearing a Smoothie Sports Bra the thought never crosses my mind. In the past I’ve resorted to placing tissue under bra straps that were chafing my skin, but the Smoothie Bra eliminates this problem with straps so supportive and comfortable that I forget all about them. The adjustable straps and convertible closure are an added bonus for a more perfect fit. Let’s face it, what’s comfortable for me may not be comfortable for you, and adjustability ensures versatility. I’m also a fan of the wide band which stays in place without readjusting and smaller bands tend to uncomfortably cut into my skin. Another problem I’ve had with sports bras, is how everything gets mushed down, but The Smoothie Sports Bra did not flatten me out, and it fits true to size – my cups did not runneth over on the sides! The double dry poly/spandex fabric is phenomenal. It’s lightweight, wicks away sweat, is quick-drying and totally breathable. The Smoothie Bra leaves me feeling cool and comfortable after a workout which means I can run a few errands afterwards and feel like a total champ!

Available online at Champion USA http://www.championUSA.com and at Sports Authority, see http://www.sportauthority.com for locations

Design experts from Wacoal Sports Science engineered the CW-X Conditioning Wear Ultra Support Bra II to reduce movement with features including an inner targeted support web, a 5-point mesh star which provides maximum support for larger cup sizes from 34 B/C to 42 DD. Fully adjustable back and shoulder closures and padded support inserts in the shoulder straps coupled with mesh channels under each cup, a wide reinforced band and a Coolmax/Lycra front panel for wicking away perspiration translate to maximum comfort during high-impact activities. Like a grappling cord built into James Bond’s suspenders, the CW-X Conditioning Wear Ultra Support Bra II looks deceptively simple and classic in appearance but is chock full of high tech features that result in top level support and comfort.

Available online at CW-X http://www.cw-x.com and at Paragon Sporting Goods, 867 Broadway at 14th Street, 212-255-8889

Originally published October 2013
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