Happy Birthday! The Sports Bra Turns 30.
Women??'s sports bras have come a long way since 1977, when two female athletes sewed together two jock straps to try to get a more supportive brassiere. So how do you decide which bra is best for you? Tests have shown that encapsulation bras, isolate each breast in a distinct cup, offer more support than compression bras, hold your breast against your chest. This is especially important if you, like over 50% of all American women are a C-cup or larger. An added benefit is that coverage is typically greater in encapsulation bras. So go for support over flatness!