Can you wear a sports bra as a regular bra？
The answer is No.
Nowadays, more and more women like to wear sports bras. Even when they are not exercising, they wear sports bras on their bodies, thinking it’s more comfortable. Some girls with larger breasts may not be able to buy suitable bras in the market, or those who want their breasts to look smaller will seek advice on what type of underwear to wear to solve these problems. At this point, 99% of people will come up with a suggestion: “You can wear sports bras! Your big chest will immediately become smaller when you wear sports bras” “Sports bras are lightweight, comfortable, and can still be fixed! You’re worth it!” “I only wear sports bras, and I don’t have your worries at all. ”
So is it really what they say? Sports bra or regular bra which is better？
The difference between sports bras and regular bra
Sports bra vs Normal bra
Compared to a regular bra, a sports bra is more comfortable to wear, but it can also tighten the chest like a regular bra. Sports bras do not have steel rims, and shoulder straps are much wider. As long as the size is appropriate, there will be no discomfort when wearing sports bras for exercise.
The shoulder straps of sports underwear are designed to avoid splicing as much as possible and are wider than those of regular underwear. This is to prevent damage caused by the shoulder straps rubbing against the shoulders during exercise. The size of sports underwear is also wider than regular underwear, and there are few hooks on the back. The biggest difference from regular underwear is that in order to maintain breathability, the back structure of sports underwear mostly adopts a breathable mesh design.
Ordinary underwear often uses pure cotton fabric, which has strong water absorption but poor quick drying performance; Sports underwear has high requirements for sweat absorption, so polyester fabric is often used, which has strong water absorption and quick drying properties.
Ordinary underwear only has the function of adjusting the chest shape, making the body curve look better after wearing clothes, while sports underwear has the function of supporting the chest and preventing injuries caused by sports vibration. Moreover, sports underwear not only has shockproof functions but also has functions such as sweat absorption and breathability.
The dangers of wearing sports underwear for a long time
Can I wear sports bra every day？ The answer is No, too. Sports bras, as the name suggests, are underwear worn during sports. It is designed for sports and is only suitable for sports. Its purpose is to minimize the shaking of the chest during exercise. Most sports bras achieve this goal through compression, which uses high-strength fabric to press the chest towards the body and temporarily compress the protrusion of the chest to achieve a stable effect. Sports bras make the chest more comfortable during exercise, reducing pain or sagging caused by intense movements. In this regard, sports bras are very different from regular bras, so it is important to wear professional sports bras when exercising.
How long can you wear a sports bra in a day?
Wearing it for a long time, even if worn as a regular bra, will compress your chest, which is not conducive to blood circulation of the chest and is not conducive to chest health. In the long run, it is also prone to sagging. The main function of a regular bra is to protect the chest shape and help the chest resist gravity. The force exerted by an ordinary bra on the chest is support, mainly perpendicular to the ground and upwards. Sports bras, on the other hand, do not need to consider support at all. The most important thing is stability, so the main force it exerts on the chest is the horizontal and ground pressure on the chest. Sports underwear without support can easily cause blurring and sagging of the chest contour, leading to secondary breasts. Wearing it for a long time can easily lead to breast disease. So sports bras will flatten your chest, without normal upward support, the fat around your chest will become more and more scattered. Girls with large breasts, if you don’t want your breasts to become increasingly saggy, please don’t wear sports bras all the time. It’s enough to wear them during exercise, and don’t wear them for long periods of time.