Fact: An uncomfortable sports bra can ruin your workout (and what’s more annoying than spilling out of your bra after just a few burpees?). To help you find the best sports bra, we consulted Joanna Griffiths, the Founder and CEO of intimates brand Knix.
First, she suggests considering the type of activity you need it for most, whether that’s yoga, cycling, running, or CrossFit. That’ll help you figure out how much support you need, as well as what other features should be top of mind—like moisture-wicking fabrics, underwire or wireless, or lots of stretch.
Another key factor? Fit. “Be sure to measure yourself and follow the brand’s size guidelines,” she advises. “If you are squeezing into a size that’s too small, you’ll be uncomfortable, and if your sports bra is too big, you won’t be supported.” Her pro tip: When you’re trying on a style, jump up and down or even do a little jog to see if you’re getting the compression you need.
Of course, comfort is also key when you’re on the move—especially if you like to wear a sports bra every day. Opt for soft, stretchy fabrics to avoid chafing, and if you’re in the market for something plus-size, look for sports bras with adjustable bands.
So pull out your gym bags and put on those leggings—we’ve gathered some of the best sports bras that will keep you feeling great during every type of workout.
Treat yourself to this high shine cycling bra with extra wide straps and a supportive band. It’s meant to be seen.
The Active Bralette
This low impact bra is so comfortable, you’ll want wear it all day. Adjustable straps and removable cups allow you to customize it for your own body. Just note that the brand recommends sizing up for the perfect fit.
Women’s Underwire Sports Bra
With over 4,300 reviews, it’s safe to say shoppers love this sports bra (available in bra sizes). The wide shoulder straps and supportive exterior underwire creates a secure fit.
The high neck of this sports bra will keep your girls from spilling out during a sweat sesh that include bouncing. A bottom band provides extra support, so you can focus on climbing those hills.
Dry Swoosh Bold Sports Bra (Plus Size)
Here’s a solid option for low-impact studio classes that don’t include too much jumping up and down. Moisture-wicking properties will keep you cool and dry.
This Lululemon fan favorite provides medium support specifically for B and C cups. If you’re looking for full coverage in the front and something a little sexier in the back, this is the bra for you.
Stamina Sports Bra
This seamless, moisture-wicking sports bra is perfect for low- impact sports like yoga or barre. The compression construction supports up to a C cup.
Indy Sports Bra
Get out there and break your personal record with this quick drying, medium-impact sports bra. The racerback also features a mesh back for ventilation.
Women’s HeatGear Armour Mid Impact Crossback Sports Bra
Best for A to C cups, this versatile style has your back, no matter what you’re training for. We also love that it comes in a plethora of bright colors.
Paloma Sports Bra
Made with recycled water bottles, this low-impact support sports bra is perfect for your favorite yoga or Pilates class. The longline style comes in a few vibrant colors and pairs perfectly with matching high-waisted leggings.
Catalyst Sports Bra
Meet your new go-to sports bra. This extra comfy wireless style has performance molded cups designed to offer the “encapsulation and compression” that the founder Joanna Griffiths mentioned above. We love that this bra offers up to a G cup sizing.
Women’s Seamless Zipfront Sports Bra
Say goodbye to peeling off your sweaty sports bra after an intense gym class. The no-rub zipper on this camo style makes for easy on and off.
Run Times BraHigh Support, B-E Cups
Lululemon constructed this bra specifically for running. Ample coverage ensures minimal bounce while perforation keeps you cool so you can go the distance with confidence.
The Sweatshirt Chevron Racerback Sports Bra
Comfy enough to wear for a light workout or lounging at home, this soft style is seamless so you don’t have to worry about chafing.
On The Radar Bra Tie Dye
One of the best features of this fun sports bra is its sliding adjustable back. The low-cut neckline means its best for smaller busts.
Energise Sports Bra
Pancake boobs, be gone. Not only does this super supportive microfiber bra (offered in cup sizes up to 46DD) have underwire for separation, it also features convertible strap hooks so you can switch up the back.
Doing Things Bra
Outdoor Voices reimagines its best-selling bra in leopard print. With a wide band and cut-out back, it’s comfortable enough to wear when you’re not working out.
Women’s Icon Series – The Rebel Sports Bra
For the days you need a little extra motivation, slip on this stylish compression bra with a cut-out design. Interior mesh lining also provides an extra barrier of support.
Stunt Bralette In Pewter
With UPF50+ protection, this double-lined color blocked bra is perfect for an outdoors run or, dare we say, a tennis match.
Seamless Strappy Sports Bra
Think how pretty a strappy back will look peeking out of a workout tank. Removable cups provide a little sculpting if you like some extra oomph.