The Derriere Sportief Bra is a hybrid bra, delivering a fusion of sporting excellence with the ‘look’ of luxury lingerie. It has been meticulously researched and designed to meet the needs of the high impact nature of equestrian sports, providing horse riders with a practical, stylish garment that guarantees maximum support and comfort in the saddle.
Specifically crafted, the Sportief Bra includes a low, wide torso band which sits deeper than the average sports bra to give thoracic core support, while angled padded straps are designed to alleviate neck and shoulder pain. Featuring completely seamless areas to minimise rubbing, the cup areas are super-comfortable and soft to the touch. This cleverly designed bra offers full zipped entry for easy access - so no more getting ‘stuck’ when you try to remove your sports bra after a hot training session, and a racer style back to prevent that extremely inconvenient and annoying felling of bra straps falling down beneath a show shirt, stock and jacket.
As you’d expect from Derriere, the Sportief Bra is a fashion-focussed product in a stunning colourway that you can also be proud to show off at your exercise class or gym!
We have created seven separate sizes, detailed in our useful size guide that covers fourteen to eighteen common bra sizes.
For size selection ~ If you require a fully COMPRESSION Fitted Sports Bra, select the size equivalent on the DE Chart to your own measured bra & cup size.
Should you require equal COMPRESSION & ENHANCED ENCAPSULATION, we advise to go up one cup size on our Bra Chart Guide.
Bra Measurement 32 C
For full COMPRESSION Effects (Tight Fit) DE Sportief Label 3
For Combined COMPRESSION & ENCAPSULATION (Shaping & standard fit with reduced compression) DE Sportief Label 5.
Flexibility’ in sizing
Our DE Sportief Bra has been designed to offer the lady horse rider several choices, in terms of breast support - if you would like normal breast compression effects, e.g. holding your boobs in place tightly, we recommend an exact size fit comparison to the size chart provided on our website. However, if you are seeking further compression, you could step down one size further if required.
For more of a shaping, encapsulation effect with less compression, you could go up a size, for more of a ‘comfort’, looser fit. Our product is so unrestrictive under the bust that this flexibility in sizing is ‘built in’. Our size charts are presented as a size guide, not a definitive size comparison.
The reason we have this flexibility in sizing is because of the design of the bra. For example, the material and structure in the cupping system seam is designed to lift, separate, shape, and support the breasts. (Breast pain has been reportedly experienced by over 70% of women during exercise (Gehlsen & Albohm) - just one reason why we chose to create a product with no underwire, to help avoid rubbing and chaffing.) A further benefit of our unique design is that if you have a large cup size and a smaller ‘back’ size, you should still be able to ‘go down’ a size in order to find a suitable garment, due to the ‘giving’ nature of the comfortable bust band. It sits lower than most sports bras and also gives important thoracic, core support. Our Torso Jacquard gives a wide range of sizing flexibility, combined with exceptional comfort and luxury finish. You won’t want to take this bra off!
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