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8 sports bras that aren’t impossible to take off


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Every girl can relate to the torture of trying to peel off a sports bra after a sweaty workout.

You just crushed burpees and sprints and are so ready to take a relaxing and rewarding shower, only to get dangerously close to popping your shoulder out of its socket while trying to remove an overly snug undergarment.

As our workouts have tipped more towards high-intensity, many sports bras have upped their supportiveness game—but in some cases, they’re creating wire-intensive, straightjacket-esque intimates that are nearly impossible to remove.

Brands have heard your (pained) cries for help and created supportive options with removable straps, zip-up fronts, and back clasps that make getting off a breeze.

Luckily, a few brands have heard your (pained) cries for help and created supportive options with removable straps, zip-up fronts, and back clasps that make getting off a breeze. (It’s only taken close to 50 years….)

“We’ve definitely gotten feedback from women who prefer sports bras that offer easy on and off,” explains Heather Cvitkovic, director of global apparel product and merchandising at Brooks Running. “We’ve made adjustments to our collection to fit the needs and preferences of women, who no longer want just design or fit, but need all of it combined to feel supported and confident as they pursue their athletic activities.”

Scroll down to see 8 sports bras that are sweat sesh-approved—and easy to take off when you’re done.

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Photo: Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane Virtue Sports Bra, $73

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Photo: Brooks Running

Brooks Running Maia Sports Bra, $58

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Photo: Danskin

Danskin Now Zipfront Sport Bra, $12

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Photo: Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty Upbeat Padded Workout Bra, $70

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Champion The Show-Off Sports Bra, $40

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Photo: Playtex

Playtex Play Zip Hooray Bra, $29

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Photo: Chantelle

Chantelle High Impact Convertible Sports Bra, $47

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Under Armour High Sports Bra, $42

Now that you’ve got your support locked down, see this guide to the most opaque leggings ever. And complete the look with the expert-approved sneakers fitness instructors actually wear.