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Sports Bra Fit Tipsby Lisa Sorrentino, Fit X-pert at X-chrom.com
Know When To Fold em, Know When To Hold emAnd know when to walk away from your sports bra. There is a life to every one of these garments. Youll know its at the end of its rope when it loses its ability to restrict vertical movement. Or, it just might not seem to fit right or be as comfortable anymore. Any signs of pilling or fabric breakdown are your cue to replace it. Forever Yours Well, based on the fact that there is an end to the life of any sports bra, it wont really last forever. But, there are a couple of things you can do to make it last longer. First, stick to a fabric care that really does cares about the fabric one is Forever New Fabric Care. Its biodegradable and gentle with the fibers.
Second, please dont put your sports bra in the dryer. All that hot air breaks down those technical fibers that make you love the bra so much. And, if you can, it would really appreciate a hand washing as well.
Improve its RVM score
Those of you who have whats called an encapsulation style sports bra (not a pullover style) can improve its ability to "restrict vertical movement" (I call this the bras RVM score). You can do this right off the bat. A sports bra should fit snugly, so if your style allows adjustments, wear the band as tight as possible without constricting breathing to get the most support. The band is the piece that goes around your ribcage. Tightening the shoulder straps helps too, but its the band that can really make a difference.
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