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When the crisp Winter weather starts to hit, one thing that many of us love to do is make the most of the cold weather to head out into that golden hour for some exercise.  Not only does it benefit our physical well-being but it can be essential for combating those 'winter blues'.  With Winter in parts of New Zealand and Australia offering up snow sports and cooler weather for outdoor pursuits. But for many women, the season brings a hidden hurdle: finding the right sports bra for activities like trail running, winter sports, yoga, or hitting the slopes. 

A shocking 80% of women are wearing the wrong sized bra. This can be particularly detrimental during exercise, especially during winter workouts that may involve higher-impact activities.Here's why a well-fitted sports bra is your secret weapon for conquering your winter fitness goals, and how to find the perfect one for yourfavourite activity.

Beyond Comfort: Minimising Injury, Maximising Performance

Recent studies are highlighting a concerning trend: a rise in ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries, particularly among female athletes . While various factors contribute to this, research suggests a strong correlation between inadequate breast support and an increased risk of ACL tears. 

During high-impact winter activities like skiing or snowboarding, unsupported breasts can experience excessive movement. This can destabilise your core and put undue stress on the ligaments in your knees. A properly fitted sports bra minimises this movement, promoting stability and potentially reducing your risk of injury. 

The Benefits Go Beyond Injury Prevention

The advantages of a good sports bra extend far beyond injury prevention. Bouncing breasts can be incredibly uncomfortable, leading to chafing, distraction, and a decline in performance. A supportive bra minimizes movement, allowing you to focus on your workout and push your limits, whether you're mastering a challenging yoga pose or skiing or snowboardingdown a snowy mountain.

Finding Your Winter Workout Partner

Now, let's delve into the world of sports bras and find your perfect bra match for your favourite winter activity:

High-Impact Activities: Netball, Soccer, Running, Skiing, Snowboarding

For high-impact activities such aspounding the pavementor netball courts or carving your waydown the ski slopes, opt for a high-support bra. Look for features like encapsulated cups, wide, adjustable straps for comfort and support, and a compressive fit. These elements provide maximum support and stability.

Recommended Bendon Sports Bra:


Power High Impact Underwire Sports Bra in Black   

Get ready to dominate your workouts with the Power High Impact Underwire Sports Bra in chic black. This bra combines the supportive, wired inner structure of the belovedBendon Extreme Out Sports Bra with a sleek, flattering silhouette for a modern upgrade. 

Bendon Breathe Sports Bra in Black 

The Bendon Breathe High Impact Sports Bra offers powerful support in a sleek black design. Engineered with a "W" wire for a comfortable, cropped feel, it minimizes bounce during high-impact workouts. Breathable and moisture-wicking fabrics keep you cool and dry, while the adjustable straps and jacquard finish under band ensure a comfortable, secure fit. This bra is your go-to choice for pushing your limits in style and comfort. 


Low – Medium Impact Activities: Yoga, Pilates

For activities that focus on flexibility and controlled movement, choose a medium-support bra. Look for moisture-wicking fabric to keep you dry during those dynamic stretches, and a design that offers comfortable compression without restricting your range of motion.

Recommended Bendon Sports Bra:


Bendon Exhale Yoga Bra in White 

Looking for a yoga bra that's both stylish and functional? Meet the Bendon Exhale Yoga Bra! Made from breathable, moisture-wicking modal fabric with a flattering open back, it keeps you cool and comfortable during low-impact workouts like yoga or walking. Plus, the removable soft foam cups and seamless construction offer a smooth, adaptable fit you'll love.Available in a classic black or white and a wide range of sizes (XSML-2XLGE), this bra is sure to become your new daily favorite.

Balance Seamless Sports Bra in Black 

Upgrade your activewear with the Balance Seamless Sports Bra, now available in a classic black. This wardrobe essential combines a sleek, modern silhouette with high-performance features. Made with at least 70% recycled polyamide, it's a sustainable choice for your low-impact workouts.

Beyond Support: Finding the Right Fit

Finding the perfect sports bra goes beyond just support level. Here are some key aspects of a good fit:

  • Band: The band should be snug but not constricting. It should sit flat around your back, providing the primary source of support. You should be able to fit two fingers under the band comfortably.
  • Cups: The cups should fully encapsulate your breasts without any spillage or gapping.
  • Straps: Adjustable straps ensure a customized fit. They shouldn't dig into your shoulders.

Embrace the Winter Chill with Confidence

Don't let the cold weather hold you back from enjoying your favourite winter workouts. Invest in a well-fitted sports bra that provides the support you need to minimize your risk of injury allowing you to perform at your best. Remember, it's not just about comfort - it's about empowering yourself to embrace the winter chill with confidence.

Ready to Find Your Perfect Fit?

Bendon Lingerie offers a wide range of sports bras designed for different activities and support levels. Check out our Sports Collection or your nearest store to find your perfect winter workout partner. Let's embrace the season and move with confidence!



Bendon Breathe High Impact Sports Bra



Motion Zip Front Sports Bra



Balance Seamless Sports Bra



Power High Impact Underwire Sports Bra



Bendon Sport Extreme Out



Bendon Sports Sport U/W Bra



Bendon Sports Sport U/W Bra



Exhale Yoga Bra

$35.97 $59.95