From humble beginnings, the first sports bra in modern history was born in 1977, when Lisa Lindahl of Vermont cut apart and sewed back two athletic supporters together. Since then the sports brassiere has emerged as a high-tech apparel powerhouse.
A lot of engineering over gravity, these small pieces of fabric are highly researched and worked upon to the minutest detail. Some are even tested in biomechanical labs with cameras rolling, reflective tape recording every bounce captured.
Just a small piece of garment can include eight types of fabrics, with varying amounts of support, sweat-wicking properties and ventilation levels. Tailored with ever-more-smooth microfibers to reduce friction, even the straps are specially engineered with some gel inside for added cushioning.
Sports bras are obligatory for sportswomen, and its great to realize that so much research is being done to make the little piece very comfortable