There is a consistent pattern going on in my underwear drawer: sporty, white, racerback.
These athletic pieces have slowly replaces my ‘regular’ bras, which rarely get picked anymore in the morning. So when yet again another cup bra got kicked out of my collection because it just wasn’t being used, I asked myself: are sportsbras the new intimates? For me they are and here’s why (yes, I love lists)
1 / They often look best underneath clothes. Their effect kind of sounds like the description of spanx: they smooth everything out and keep it in place. Plus they are perfectly invisible underneath all high neck tops with cut out shoulders.
2/ I’m a big fan of sportswear because much attention goes into the functionality of it; for example high tech fabrics that stay in shape and flat seams that don’t irritate the skin when you move. But also because sportswear has a minimal aspect to it; in order to perform best, to feel the lightest, it must be stripped from everything unnecessary.
3/ You acquire two extra (manly?) skills: running, dancing, moving without feeling gravity and decently changing your shirt in semi-public spaces.
4/ But besides all the comfyness and functionality, I completely disagree with most people who say they aren’t sexy. Because you can’t really buy sexy or wear sexy, it’s much more about attitude and feeling most comfortable and confident, which is exactly what these make me feel like. Women are so powerful and their lifestyle has changed so much, I think these bras are taking over our lingerie drawers for the same reasons as sneakers will never leave our wardrobes anymore. We just have shit to get done and our wardrobes are adapting to that. Form follows function.