When we do our workout gear shopping, gotta say, the most important thing is a well-fitted sports bra. (Yes, even over the newest style of your favorite yoga pants!)
A smart-fitting, comfortable bra can make your sweat session feel like a breeze. But put on one that’s unsupportive or isn’t quite right for your body and you’re left tugging, bouncing, and adjusting.
Finding the right sports bra can be hard (in fact most women get it wrong), that’s why we broke it down for you. Whether you’re striking a pose, hiking a mountain, or running a marathon, here our our picks for the best sports bras for your cup size.
NO-BOUNCE OPTIONS: BEST FOR HIGH-IMPACT ACTIVITIES: Running, Spinning, Kickboxing
A/B Cup Sizes:
Champion Shape-T Back Sports Bra, 32A-38D ($38) Tag-free with inner-bra support that doesn’t leave you flattened.
Vixen Bra by Moving Comfort, S-XL ($52): Flattering V-neck gives a nice shape and Dri-Layer fabric keeps moisture under control, no clamminess.
Serena by Moving Comfort, S-XL ($38): Seamless, high-density fabric that’s soft and comfortable for workouts and post-sweat session errands.
Juno by Moving Comfort, 32B-40DD ($52): Racer back, adjustable from the front and back for perfect fit. Made with S. Café fabric that uses recycled coffee grounds to wick moisture and control odor.
Fiona Bra by Moving Comfort, 32B-44DD ($44): Power mesh limits vertical bounce while interior cups add more support. Wide shoulder straps ensure support.
VersatX Support Bra by CW-X, 32B-36D ($65): Uniquely-designed individual cup support system really minimizes bounce and adjustable Velcro straps ensure fit. Advanced moisture wicking under each channel keeps you cool.
High Impact Sport Bra by Marika, S-XL ($40) Back mesh and CoolMax fabric keeps you cool, while adjustable sides make it a great fit.
Powerback Underwire Sports Bra by Champion, 32C-42DD ($40): Max support with soft fabric wrapped underwire and perfectly placed mesh panels around neckline to keep you cool.
BEST SUPPORT FOR MEDIUM-IMPACT WORKOUTS: Hiking, Weight Training, Elliptical
A/B Cup Sizes:
NBx Shimmel Top by New Balance, XS-XL ($45): No need to layer, the internal bra has great support. Back zip pocket conveniently fits an iPod or keys.
Under Armour Duplicity Bra, XS-XL ($39.99): Cute wrap design and colors, plus it’s reversible, non-chafing, and washes great!
Medium-Impact Padded Seamless Sport Bra by Marika, S-XL ($34) Soft fabric with padding for subtle curves for smaller busts.
Seamless Microfiber Plus Sport Bra by Marika, 1x-XL ($40) Seamless racerback sports bra with double layer fabric for support for fuller-figured women.
Spot Comfort Full Support Bra by Champion, 34C-42DDD ($44) Wire-free cups and gel cushioned straps make this sports bra comfy and supportive.
Luna by Moving Comfort, 32B-38DD ($52): Front mesh ventilation keeps you cool while contour cups add smooth shape. Back and shoulder straps are adjustable.
FEEL COMFORTABLE DURING LOW IMPACT ACTIVITIES: Yoga, Pilates, Golf
A/B Cup Sizes:
T-Shirt Bra by New Balance, SM-XL ($36 for 2pack) Dries fast, soft material, adjustable straps.
Sanded Dry Wik V-Neck Support Bra by Marika, S-XL ($28) Great v-neck style with soft dry-wik fabric and removable padding.
C-DD Cup Sizes:
Absolute Workout Bra by Champion, S-XL ($20) Tag-free, double layer fabric-keeps embarrassing sweat marks to a minimum. Love the fun color choices.