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Kalon Clothing recently sent me a selection of fashion-friendly sports bras to try out. They’re cute and super-comfortable. With Mothers Day coming up, I was inspired to write this review and guide.
First, let me make something clear. A fashion sports bra is not for every woman. If you’re shopping for or with your mom, take a deep breath and do some critical thinking. You might even take a good, hard look at mom’s silhouette and ask yourself: is she too curvy? You see, fashion sports bras — notably, the budget kind of fashion sports bras — are light on support. So if mom has it going on up top, a dainty sports bra will leave her with too much droop. And that’s not usually a great look.
If mom passes the boob test, then read on for tips on how she can (responsibly) get in on the athleisure trend. Then gift her a girls’ shopping trip for Mothers Day and show her how to add new life to her workout style.
5 Ways for Moms to Wear a Fashion Sports Bra
Under the loose-fit tank
The classic approach to a fashion sports bra is to pair it with a loose-fit tank. A white tank will show off a brightly colored sports bra, but white workout tops don’t have a long lifespan. If mom is actually working out in it, the white tank will be a sweat-stained rag in no time. Go for a bright color that coordinates (but doesn’t match) the bra. Caveats on this look: mom has to be comfortable baring her arms, shoulders and back.
Under a open-back workout tee
If mom doesn’t like to show off her guns, direct her to a more conservative, open-back workout tee. Her cute bra will peek through the back, without revealing too much of mom’s bod.