Regardless of your figure, I wholeheartedly believe that sports bras are an absolute necessity when working out – especially for those high impact movements.
If you’re built anything like me though, that support is essential to a comfortable workout but there’s absolutely no way that you’re prancing around bare bellied!
That’s why tank tops were invented.
On a serious note, layering when working out is always a good idea. And, a tank top worn on top of a sports bra can easily be whipped off when you get to that over-heating point mid-workout, if you fancy it of course.
But how do you wear yours, feel comfortable and still look good? After all, workout gear has now become a trend in itself and I strongly feel that if I’m looking good whilst in my gym kit I’m always that little bit more motivated and confident when exercising.
Now, the question is – do you actually want your sports bra to be visible (that hey, look at me I’m cute whilst working out type of vibe!) or is it merely functional?
If it’s the latter, then you’re going to be more conscious of its visibility under your tank top.
Here are some easily wearable tips for your ultimate layering look:
The Actual Bra
Padded/Structured Sports Bra
With thin fabric or figure-hugging tank tops, padded or structured bras are not only great for coverage of your intimate areas but work well to support those HIT workouts where every body part wants to defy gravity, leaving you sweat ridden. With most padded sports bras coming with removable pads, these are also versatile depending on the weather or for laundry purposes.
That sassy fashionable sports bra
Now – it’s all fashion, fashion, fashion. With sportswear now becoming a recognisable part of the fashion industry, you will not be short of options for that “show off” sports bra. There are so many variations of dynamic styles, fabrics and prints with all kinds of interesting strap structures!
One of my favourites is the Bee Wild Camo Sports Bra – it makes you look like you really mean business when attacking that training session.
Racer/Criss Cross Back Sports Bra
If you don’t want your sports bra to be visible under your tank top then racer back styling is the way forward. With most tank tops being made in a racer back design, this is ideal for that discreet wearability factor. Personally, I love The Bee-Youtiful Sports Bra – Mint as it is a combination of the both.
Spaghetti Straps Sports Bra
If your tank top isn’t racerback, fret not. Although most sports bras have wide shoulder straps for additional support, you can actually find spaghetti strapped options, which can be concealed and not show on your shoulders.
The Tank Top
With gym wear being a fashion statement, you will be able to find all kinds of tank tops! If you don’t want your sports bra to be visible, the options above are great but you can also opt for a tank top with small armholes and wide shoulder area fabrication. My go-to at the moment, which denotes my current mood, is the “Bees don’t kill my vibe” number. It is a total vibe in itself.
I’d love to see how you wear yours if you’re uploading selfies (as we do, when we want the social media world to know that yes, yes, yes we are working out today (!))