The bra for every athlete
NEW YORK — You might not know it from a magazine ad or a billboard, but the bra for sports is here to stay.
With the popularity of bras in sports and on the rise in the workplace, the industry has been getting more attention lately.
But not everyone is on board with the new bra trends.
And in a new study, a group of women told NBC News they aren’t impressed with the way the industry is evolving.
In the study, published in the journal Psychology of Sport & Exercise, more than one-third of the women polled said they are not satisfied with the bra trends they see.
They cited the lack of a wider range of sizes and the increasing emphasis on “sporty” bras with fewer straps and a more streamlined shape.
The survey, conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, surveyed 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 35 who have a sport bra for the first time.
It also surveyed more than 1,500 women who have sports bras and found more than 80 percent were satisfied with their bras.
The survey was conducted by an independent research firm called Women’s Health and Research and conducted by Dr. Sara K. Cohen, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center.
The study also included interviews with more than 600 women in their first years of sports training, the survey results show.
The study found the average bra size is now 6 inches, down from 8.5 inches in 2007, and that women are now wearing more sports bras with smaller straps and more streamlined shapes.
It also said the percentage of women wearing a sports bra has grown to 38 percent, from 28 percent in 2007.
The American Academy has issued guidelines on how sports bra manufacturers should design their bras for women who want to increase their comfort and support, including a recommendation that manufacturers must make their bras available in at least three sizes from XS to XXL.
The new study also said that the sport bra industry is slowly improving and the average length of the bra is now just under 2 inches, which is a significant improvement from the 3 inches in the last study, the study found.