Sports Bras: Be a Sport!!! 

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Article courtesy of  Susan Sitarz, owner A Private Affair of Sherman Oaks

sports bras, style tips, the three tomatoes

In a way we may consider all bras to be “sports” bras…. Bras for the sport of life!

To some of us it may seem that we are running a constant marathon, i.e., through the aisles of the grocery store, or to get home quickly because once again we’re running late.

For purposes of this article we will be addressing traditional sports bras, because from walking the dog to running a marathon, our breasts need support.

According to our research breasts are supported by the non-elastic “Cooper’s Ligaments”. To exercise without support can break down these ligaments and cause permanent sagging.

Obviously what we want in our sports bras is for “the girls” to remain stable while the rest of our body is running, jumping, or leaping tall buildings with a single bound.

Some of our favorites include:

handful bra, sports bras, style tips, the three tomatoesThe Handful Bra, which we love for our smaller-busted customers. It is great for work-outs, or is a flattering bra on its own. Some its features are:

  • Removable pads
  • Soft moisture-wicking lining
  • Adjustable straps worn straight up or cross back
  • “Happy Colors”

anita active bra, sports bras, style tips, the three tomatoesAnother favorite is the impressively engineered Anita Active Bra. Our customers are constantly surprised at how much support this lightweight sports bra gives them:

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Breathable fabric – dry feeling
  • Seamlessly shaped cups made with high-function microfibre
  • Up to G-cups

enell sports bra, style tips, the three tomatoesThe Famous Enell. What can we say that has not already been said?!!! (Except start hooking from the bottom up!!) There are many reasons why years ago this bra made Oprah’s “O” List.  Just a few:

  • Straps that won’t dig in
  • Wide elastic band on the bottom to hold it in place
  • No inside seams to cause chafing
  • Criss-cross support in a full back

The Enell Sports Bra comes in 10 sizes from 32 to 60 inch bust and is designed primarily for larger busted women

lunaire sports bra, style tips, the three tomatoesAnd finally…. the”Iconic Cone-shaped Encapsulator” otherwise known as Lunaire’s Secret Weapon 11111. What makes this sports bra so special?

  • Each breast is encapsulated separately with full coverage
  • Underwire and heavy duty construction
  • Special cool-max fabric

No matter which of these bras suits your particular sports life- style, here at A Private Affair we recognize that “Physically Fit” comes in all shapes and sizes.


susan sitarz, a private affair, the three tomatoesA Private Affair of Sherman Oaks is a unique little bra shop tucked away in the heart of Sherman Oaks, CA. Susan Sitarz is the owner and Anne Hershon came in as a customer and never left. Between them they have over 20 years’ experience fitting all types of women in all types of bras. They have learned the fine art of combining comfort and lift with the goal of having every woman leave the shop looking 10 pounds thinner and 10 years younger. A good time is had by all!


Various style experts offers tips for tomatoes. Plus you’ll find our Red Carpet reviews here too with the hits and misses.

Style Tips & Red Carpet Reviews

Various style experts offers tips for tomatoes. Plus you’ll find our Red Carpet reviews here too with the hits and misses.

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