Lynne Nibbs is a technologist in our lingerie buying team and she’s been working on making M&S sports bras even better than ever before. Here she explains what makes them extra special.
Are you feeling sporty this summer? Wearing a supportive sports bra while working out is so important,Â which is why we’ve been building on our sports bra range for some time to provide our customers with a better choice of styles, comfort andÂ performance. The M&S rangeÂ offers different support levels to coverÂ medium, high and extra-high impact sports, so that you can feel supported in all types ofÂ fitness activities from yoga through to aerobics and long-distance running.
In order to continue to improve our sports bra performance weÂ worked with a leading sports science company called Progressive sports who are basedÂ in Loughborough.Â This meant we couldÂ scientifically measure performance during the development of our improved Extra-High Impact Sports BraÂ (pictured left).
We found that, during running, wearing this bra reduced breast bounce by an average of 53% compared with wearing a standard bra.
Our sports bras are made using performance fabrics with fresh and cooling yarns or finishes to boost your confidence while working out. In addition to this, all of our sports bras are either made from high-performance recycled yarns orÂ organic sustainable cotton, or are produced in our M&S certified Eco factories to ensure they comply with our Plan A environmental strategy. A win-win situation we think!
Here are three more key styles from the collection; the zip-up non-wired sports bra (made in our eco factory) available in several colours, our push-up style sports bra, again available in several colours, and finally, our popular plain high-impact sports bra shown below in white.
We’ve also developed aÂ new sports bra designedÂ for younger women and girls in our Angel Collection. Find out more about it here. As you can see, we’ve been very busy!
Do you do any regular sports or fitness classes? What do you like to wear when you’re working out? Let us know by leaving a comment below.