I love working out, but I hate getting dressed for it. The problem? Il-fitting sports bras. I’ve bought some pretty ‘expensive’ sports bras for €35 a piece. Yet they never ever fit me nicely, especially when I gain a bit of weight. The problem with most sports bras in my case, is that they’re usually too tight around my ribcage. They cut into my skin which hurts, and it also gets harder to breath as my workouts get more intense. But I recently found a seamless sports bra at H&M that actually fits really nicely, so I have to share!
The funny thing about H&M is that a lot of people dislike them for ethical, quality and style reasons. I used to work at H&M for a year and I have to admit, I felt the same. But H&M has made progress in the last few years and lately I’ve been buying there a lot. It’s the only store that has a sizing chart that actually fits me. The quality has improved, and they actually sell a good amount of clothes that look good on my body. So does this seamless sports bra I found at H&M. I was a little skeptical before I ordered it, but it had many good reviews so I dared to give it a try.
This seamless sports bra is only €17,99, so it’s really affordable. It comes in six colors, and I bought the grey version with pink straps and a black one. The main reason I bought this sports bra is because it’s seamless and it also has a wider under band. This helps create a smooth service under my tighter sport tops and it keeps my boobs in place. You can easily put this bra on by pulling it over your head, no annoying hooks and buttons to fuzz with. Which also means this bra can’t cut into my ribcage, as the under band is soft and comfortable.
I also like the wider under band because I can also wear it with open side tank tops. I love wearing those during my workouts in the summer. But it can be hard to keep everything in place with a flimsy sports bra. Or a bra that I have to pull down all the time because it cuts into my skin. Another thing I like about this seamless sports bra is that the bands are a thicker, so they can’t cut into my shoulders. Literally every part of this bra is so soft, I never thought I could own a sports bra this comfortable.
Another thing I like is that this bra has removable pads. Which I prefer because it makes it easier to wash the bra. The pads are thick enough to make sure my nipples don’t poke through. And although I don’t mind the female anatomy, I like to cover them up in the gym because staring men make me feel uncomfortable. It’s crazy really, we shouldn’t have to but unfortunately many men aren’t polite enough to look at your eyes only. But back to bras, being angry at stupid men will be done in another article, haha!
To conclude my ode to this amazing seamless sports bra by H&M, I can tell you this. I have worn it twice to the gym and it feels great. It does look good under tighter workout tops and it gives my boobs enough support for low impact exercises. I would not wear this bra for a running or jumpy exercises, it’s a low impact bra after all. For reference, I wear a medium and I usually wear a D75 for regular bras. I was afraid that this bra would be a bit too lose, but it actually keeps my boobs quite close together. Which is what I like during a workout. And when I come home from the gym I do not experience any marks and painful skin anymore!
I hope this bra tip helps you out. Let me know if you have a good sports bra tip, because I’m always looking for the best option.