With the recent heat waves that the country has been experiencing, people are looking for tons of ways to beat the heat in their everyday lives. Bras are no exception – know what I’m talking about, ladies? No-one likes to feel all soaked and swampy in their bra on a hot day; whether working out or just working up a sweat walking from the car to the office, or carrying groceries inside at the end of a long day.
Here at Big Girls’ Bras, we want to help you beat the heat and stay as comfortable as possible in your bras. We can’t offer you any air-conditioned bras (although we’d love our favorite designers to start working on that!) but we can help you find some bras designed to help keep you cool and dry!
What to Look for in a Cool and Dry Bra
When you’re shopping for a bra to help keep you cool and dry, you want a bra that is made of moisture-wicking materials that won’t keep you feeling sweaty and swampy. Moisture-wicking fabrics can’t keep you from sweating, but they can keep the sweat away from your skin so you don’t feel like you’re wallowing in a pool of moisture.
You should also look for bras that offer good support for your bust size. One of the leading causes of discomfort for women on a hot day is the sweat that pools between the underside of your breasts and your chest when it’s hot and humid. If your bra doesn’t provide the proper support, you won’t get good airflow in that area and your bust could actually be resting on your chest, causing sweat and even chafing. When your bra offers the right support, your bust is lifted away from your body and sweat can’t gather in this trouble area.
Some of Our Top Hot-Weather Bras
Unsurprisingly, some of our top hot-weather bras are sports bras, designed to keep you comfortable while you’re active and working out. Bras like the La Breeza Aerobics Sport Bra and High Impact Running Bra provide great support in high-impact activities, feature additional ventilation in the form of mesh around the neckline, and are made of moisture-wicking materials to help keep you comfortable.
The Le Mystere Energie Sport Bra is another great choice, made of a breathable fabric with moisture-wicking properties to help keep you cool and comfortable. Finally, if you’re looking for something that’s great for working out but also good for every-day wear, something like the Elomi Energise Underwire Sports Bra provides support and moisture-wicking, as well as shaping and comfort for every-day wear.
Check out our entire sports bra collection to find just the right choice to help you stay cool and dry on these hot days.
Many of our everyday bras are also good for helping you stay cool and comfortable on hot days. As a general rule, padded bras or bras with thick fabric aren’t always great at moisture-wicking and staying cool. Bras made of thinner fabric often breathe better, and bras with lace insets or other sheer material enhance breathability.