A few holidays ago, I tried out something new and it worked so well, I have since placed this essential item in my travel list of “must bring” clothes.
Its the sports bra.
Any brand of sports bra will do so long as its comfortable. I’m not endorsing any particular brand 🙂 Here are 3 reasons why I endorse sports bras as my essential travel underwear.
1. Sports bras are sturdy, offer support and are absorbent and breathable
A sports bra as anyone who plays sports or exercises at the gym will know, offers good support for your breast and is usually very comfortable. Most sports bras are sturdy and because they are made for exercise, are absorbent and are made of breathable fabric – perfect if you plan to be out and about walking in hot climates and sweating while at it. Also when I travel, I walk A LOT so wearing a sports bra that offers support is useful.
I like wearing T-shirts when I travel so I prefer to wear a sports bra that is like a cut off tank top. I find it easier for arm movements and it doesn’t get too embarrassing if the bra straps show when you are wearing tank tops. It can get a bit strange if you are wearing spagetti tops or tube tops over your bra though so do pack alternative underwear or find a sports bra with thin straps!
2. Sports bras can be easily packed
The other nice thing about packing sports bras is that you don’t have to be overly careful about packing them as you would an underwired bra or a padded bra. In the latter cases, squeezing them into a tight corner of your bag can spell disaster for your bra.
3. Sports bras can be washed and dry quickly
I’ve found that its easier to launder a sports bra in your hotel bathroom and it dries faster too compared to normal bras. This way you can be assured of fresh underwear daily and you don’t have to bring a whole bagful of them.
All that said, I use sports bras most when I’m out and about exploring a new city. Its perfect for that. But I do pack a normal bra for nights out or if I’m going out specially for dinner. A sports bra, whilst supportive of “the girls” doesn’t seem to offer that lovely line that a normal wired and padded bra does.
Do you pack sports bras when you travel? Am I the only one who has just discovered this trick or am I just late to the party?