Picture this: you're in the gym crushing your workout and your favorite sports bra starts uncomfortably chafing against your skin. Dealing with sports bra chafing is one of the most uncomfortable feelings, yet is common for many women. Sports bras are a workout necessity for many, but if you don't have the proper fit or a quality sports bra, it can cause friction and start to rub, leading to painful chafing.
Having a sports bra that fits comfortably and is made of quality fabric makes all the difference to stop chafing. If you are experiencing chafing, keep reading below on how to prevent sports bra chafing and find the right sports bra for you.
So How Do You Prevent Chafing While Wearing a Sports Bra?
In order to prevent sports bra chafing, you need to know what's causing it in the first place. Sports bra chafing is common due to the moisture and salt produced by sweating. The sweat combined with the materials of your bra can cause it to rub, which can prove to be uncomfortable throughout your workout.
Sweating is an inevitable part of working out, but having a sports bra that fits well can help address a chafing problem. More often than not, sports bra chafing is a result of wearing an ill fitting sports bra.
Make Sure You Wear the Correct Bra Size and Style
Making sure your sports bra fits properly is the number one rule to treat sports bra chafing. Not every style sports bra will work for every woman. Searching from a wide selection of sports bras to find the perfect sports bra for you is key to addressing bra chafing. Bra chafing can especially be a problem if you wear underwire sports bras, as they are more rigid than other wireless yoga bra styles.
A sports bra that is too tight will only exacerbate the effects of chafing, as it will fit more snugly and uncomfortably rub against your body as you sweat. To find your best sports bra fit, we recommend using our Bra Size Calculator. Unlike most sports bras, Glamorise sports bras are sized by bra band and cup size, so you'll know you always have the proper fit. A good-fitting sports bra that prevents excess movement and friction will help alleviate chafing.
Choose the Right Anti-Chafe Products
If you have the proper fit and your sports bra is still uncomfortable, there are still ways to address sports bra chafing. Nowadays there is a wide selection of anti chafe product to help soothe chafed skin. Anti chafe products like Body Glide and even baby powder are used to reduce friction and treat sports bra chafing.
Wear the Best Sports Bras To Prevent Chafing
As we previously mentioned, wearing a good-fitting sports bra is the most important step to take to stop chafing. Once you know your proper bra size, look for a new sports bra that fits properly and has the support you need. Keep reading below for the three sports bras we recommend to eliminate chafing.
Custom Control Sports Bra
Review: 4.7/5 Stars
The Custom Control Sports Bra features Glamorise's patented adjustable compression design. This sports bra has an adjustable front panel layered over seamless cups, which allows you to adjust the support you need for any workout. Providing both encapsulation and separation of the breast tissue, this sports bra has a built-in anti chafe design.Plus, the adjustable shoulder straps and two-way stretch back design make this supportive sports bra feel as if it was made for you.
This sports bra fits bra band sizes 32 to 46 and cup size B through I. You can shop this bra from Glamorise here.
MagicLift Seamless Sports Bra
Review: 4.5/5 Stars
This seamless sports bra is another versatile favorite. With our signature MagicLift wireless design that lifts and shapes the bust, this sports bra is a comfortable essential whether you're working out or on the go. The seamless cups help separate the bust to prevent uni-boob chafing, and the smoothing fabrics are soft on skin to prevent chafing. Plus, the adjustable shoulder straps make for a custom-feeling fit.
In a wide range of sizes from 34B to 50I, this sports bra is an everyday and workout essential for women of all bust sizes. Purchase this bra from Glamorise, linked here.
High Impact Underwire Sports Bra
Review: 4.5/5 Stars
Designed for higher-impact activities, this supportive bra is a must-have for any woman who works out and has experienced chafing. With cushioned underwires and smoothing, seamless cups, this bra provides high support when you need it most. The smoothing fabrics are soft on skin, and the separate cups prevent uncomfortable uni-boob and chafing of the breast tissue.
Fit for band size 32 to 46 and cup size C through H, this is one of the best sports bras to help eliminate chafing. You can purchase this bra here.
Can You Wear a Sports Bra Everyday?
Yes, you can certainly wear a sports bra as an everyday bra. If you don't like underwire bras or front-closure bras, wearing a sports bra as your everyday bra is a comfortable alternative.
If your sports bra is comfortable and provides the support you need, there is no harm in wearing one in your day to day life. For an everyday, seamless look under clothing we recommend the MagicLift Seamless Sports Bra and the High Impact Underwire Sports Bra.
If you've experienced chafing from your sports bra, you're not alone. Sports bra chafing is a common occurrence for any woman with a larger bust who wears a sports bra while working out.
There are a few steps you can take to help soothe chafed skin. The first is making sure your sports bra is a proper fit. Then find the perfect sports bra for your body. And if needed, try out an anti chafe product like Body Glide or baby powder.
If you have a large bust, sports bras are a workout necessity. Making sure you have the proper fit is key to soothing chafed skin.
About the Author
Maeve Gesualdi is a Fordham University alumna where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Fashion Studies. Based in New York City, Maeve is part of the marketing team at Glamorise. Maeve regularly interacts with customers via social media and product reviews, as well as with influencers and models. She is constantly getting feedback on our products as well as gaining a better understanding of what women in our category struggle with and/or look for when searching for a bra. Aside from writing, she is passionate about all things travel and fashion.
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