The best bras for golf will provide the level of support your breasts need whilst being breathable and moisture wicking to keep you fresh on the green. When playing golf the last thing you want is a driving distraction of a poorly fitting bra as you take your shot. Consider bra material, styles, straps, fastening and sizing for the optimum fit and performance when it comes to choosing the best bras for golf.
According to ‘Golf Digest’, 24% of golfers that play on a course are women and us ladies also account for 41% of off-course golfers too. This means there are lots of women in need of a bra to add to their kit in order to provide the support, style and performance they need from the moment they tee off or hit the driving range to perfect their swing.
Looking for inspiration?
If you’re looking for a great bra to wear whilst playing golf, head over to the sports bra section at the Uplifted Lingerie store where we have a selection of the best bras available for golf at any level.
What To Look For
Whether you’re a recreational crazy golfer or a keen sports woman that takes her puting seriously, we have a bra for you. As golf itself is one of those sports that takes a lot of concentration, the last thing you want is to be distracted by is a loose bra strap, minimal support or a wire prodding into your rib cage as you line up your shot.
It’s for these reasons that we recommend looking out for the following four factors when choosing the right bra to play golf in, so you will be free to focus on the game itself.
- Fit: Consider wires and sizing for the best fit
- Material: Focus of soft and cool
- Fastening: Try a racer-back or multi-way bra
- Support: You'll need medium to high impact support
Find The Fit For You
Getting a well fitting bra is the most important element when it comes to choosing a sports kit. Read our guide on how bra sizing works to ensure that you get the right level of support and comfort with your choice of bra.
Wires. You either love them or hate them but if you prefer your sports bras to be wire free then we can recommend this Royce impact free sports bra as a great all round bra. It’s made from 100% cotton and has excellent wicking properties to keep you cool and fresh. The wide under-band and firm straps offer maximum support without the wires and it comes in sizes 32D - 40F.
Material Is Key
When it comes to choosing active wear, material is key. Whether you’re looking to update your leggings or your bra, you should look out for technical fabrics with moisture wicking properties that work to keep you cool and comfortable when playing sport. By staying as cool as possible through the choice of clothes that you wear, you can focus on enjoying the best game you can.
Keep an eye out for bamboo, cotton, nylon, polypropylene and spandex for the optimum workout wear.
We admit it, buying new sports kits is something of a hobby in itself for us! With so many options to choose from when it comes to buying tops, tees, and vests to play golf in, the good news is, there is a bra to suit them all and a variety of fastening available but the most popular is probably the racer back.
We love this Panache Sports Bra for the best mix of style, comfort and performance. Its handy fastening can be worn as a standard bra or in a racer back style depending on the top you’re wearing and whether you want your bra straps on show or not.
Made from breathable performance fabric in a stylish design, the moulded seam free cups encapsulate each breast to offer control and a defined shape. The racer back ring detail adds in additional stability and support when you need it too making it a great option for high and low impact exercise.
Finding The Right Support
Ladies with a B cup or more should consider a medium to high impact support bra when playing golf. All of that swinging leads to significant movement of your breasts which can be minimised with a bra that provides the right level of support for the activity you’re enjoying.
As we twist, walk or jog our breasts move in a figure-eight and can often bump into each other. As such, golfers should look out for bras with support underneath, around the sides and between the breasts for optimal levels of support and separation. This support works to maintain the integrity of the breast tissue and prevent ligament damage, pain or sagging that can occur from repetitive unsupported movement or bounce.
Looking for inspiration?
Our Shock Absorber Active Classic Sports bra is an all round high performer for cup sizes D to F. It’s non-wired, performance fabric with racer back is right at the top of our list for golf bras.
For smaller chested women, a sports bra with lighter support will work just as well too. Try this Freya Freestyle sports crop top for a racerback that will keep you cool and comes in either a carbon or cherry colour.
How Often Should I Change My Golf Bra?
How often you change the bra you wear for golf will be down to personal preference and how often you use it. If you regularly wear your bra 3-5 times a week, then it would be wise to check it is still providing the support you need every 6-12 months.
Make sure to check support levels, overall fit to ensure there is no over cup or over band spillage, and if the material is still in-tact, elastic and smelling fresh. These simple checks will help you to determine when it's time to refresh your kit.
If you love golf and want your breasts to feel comfortable, cool, supported on the green, then we hope we’ve given you plenty of tips on the things to consider the next time you’re in the market for a new sports bra.
To recap, the best bras for golf will be:
- Well fitting. Consider size, wires and cup style here for the optimum fit.
- Offer the right level of support for your breast size
- Be made from technical, performance or cooling fabrics
- Fasten in a way that you like
Ready to refresh your golf kit post lockdown? We stock some of the very best sports bras on the market for women of all shapes and sizes that enjoy golfing and if you want to find out more about the benefits of a sports bra, check out our blog on that topic right here.
Shop Sports Bras
Whether you’re looking for performance, style, technical fabrics or comfort, head over to our online store to check out the gorgeous sports bras that we have available With Free UK Delivery on all eligible orders, we aim to get you a better result every time, leaving you feeling like you’re ready to take on the world!
If you have any questions about finding the right sports bra for you, please do send us an email or give us a call.