OK, ladies, I have had a chance to check out the newest sports bras that we are carrying here at Tennis Warehouse from the New Balance Pysche line, and I’m excited to let you know about the new technology New Balance is using. New Balance says, “With approximately 7 billion breasts in the world, it’s no wonder 70% of women don’t know what their bra size is.” To which I say, yes, they do get it! And it shows in this Pysche line, New Balance is making sports bras to celebrate athletic women of all shapes and sizes! All of the bras in this line have been designed to have the lightest feel and the strongest support with a custom-like fit while focusing on sweat management, convenience and comfort.
Sorry guys, here comes the girl talk.
Any female athlete out there knows that finding a supportive sports bra to sweat in is half the battle! With female active wear gaining more attention and spotlight lately, there are more options than ever.
The key to a successful sports bra includes support and comfort with an added bonus for looking great! Some bras hold you in well, but are suffocating, and unless you are in the craziest of shape and have NO body fat, you have the always hated issue of “back fat” (yep, I said it and I know you ladies know what I’m talking about!). Then there are those bras that fit great, but have no support. So I decided to go on a scavenger hunt through the Tennis Warehouse website and try on as many sports bras as I could. I found some great options that will fit all your needs from practicing and playing matches on the court, to weight training in the gym, and post-workout wear. Since I’ve had some requests to do some investigating for us ladies that are a little more endowed in this area than others, and yes, I seem to fit that bill and need that extra support when I’m on the court, so check out some of my findings.
I’ve always been a little bit of a short-lover when it comes to tennis. So you won’t be surprised when I say I’m loving compression shorts, either worn by themselves as no nonsense training shorts or as a color contrast under a skirt or another pair of shorts. Nothing like a flash of color when least expected! Even though most players wear skorts that come with compression shorts attached, there are skirts or dresses that need something under them and I’m enjoying how creative we can be these days. I hope you caught some of Sharapova’s bright little touch in Roland Garros this past week. Love it.
Because some of you have legs that NEED showing off, and the weather is inviting, I’ve put together a couple of the cool compression shorts/spandex that we have available right now.
It you want crazy, I got crazy. Tiff already blogged about these awesome compression shorts. Initially I wasn’t a fan but these have grown on me! My favorite is the Funkadelic Women’s Fiesty Cat Compression Short. Mix it up for a flash of color, or wear them brave and bold. [Measurements -- Inseam: 2.5", Rise: Mid]
Pro is where it’s at with the Nike Women’s Summer Pro Short. A true compression short, it features the a Nike Pro elastic waistband, flat comfort seams and heat transfer Swoosh. This comes in two colors, the green combo and Magenta with Tropical Twist. These look great as compression under a bright pair of shorts – I got this idea off Karly who rocks the magenta colorway under her shorts, and they look awesome! [Measurements -- Inseam: 3", Rise: Mid]
My favorite thing about the Athletic DNA Women’s Spring Graphic Short is the addition of fun and color. It features a patterned elastic waistband and screen printed Athletic DNA logo on left leg. It comes in four colors that are displayed with the colored waistband. [Measurements -- Inseam: 2.5", Rise: Low]
For another little twist I have the Asics Women’s Spring Reversible Compression Short. The fun part about it is that it’s reversible, so you have a choice of two prints depending on your mood. It features an elastic waistband, two print sides and heat transfer logos. [Measurements -- Inseam: 4", Rise: Mid]
The perfect little short is the Tonic Women’s Spring Shortie. It has an elastic waistband, flat seams for comfort and an embroidered Tonic logo on the left hem. I love the material on this one — comfy and soft, but well fitting. It comes in five colors so there are plenty of options, which I love. [Measurements -- Inseam: 3", Rise: Low]
Hope you find something to suit your personality. Enjoy the color and show off your legs!