Wires help give a bra structure and keep the fabric that supports you in place so you may feel more secure, particularly if you used to wearing underwired bras every day. An underwired style will also give you a more defined and separated shape which you may prefer compared to non-wired styles (which work much more on the basis of compression of your boobs).
Choosing a sports bra
Sports bras work on the principle of holding your boobs close to your ribcage for maximum hold and minimum movement. They need to have a wider back and thicker straps and they’re often more covering than a normal bra for extra support and comfort. The fabric used for sports bras has minimal stretch to reduce jiggle, and some fabric is quick-drying so that it draws any moisture away from you.
Our collection includes wired and non-wired options - as with all bras, what suits one person may not be so good for another and it also depends on the activity that you’re doing. So how do you know which one to try? Take a look below to learn more about the different sports bra styles that are available – we hope this helps you to work out what might work best for you.
If you need more help finding a style that makes you feel fantastic - you can chat to our friendly and experienced fitters over the phone or via LiveChat, or why not pop into one of our shops for a free fitting – no need to book!
Non-wired sports bras tend to be made from fabric with minimal stretch which will feel firmer. You will be less separated in a wire free bra as they work on the basis of compression. Non-wired styles can be good for activities like yoga or pilates when you want to feel secure but don’t need really firm support.
Racerback styles are popular as many Bravissimo girls find them more secure and comfortable. Some of the standard styles we offer also have a clip on the straps which enable you to make it into a racer back if preferred.