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8 Sports Bra Tank Tops To Keep You Cool in the Blazing Summer Heat

Saanya Ali

Photo: Getty Images/Luis Alvarez
Nothing ruins a summer workout faster than slipping on your own sweat, which has pooled on the floor. By wearing the wrong T-shirt and sports bra combo, you can often feel like you’ve opened a lazy river of perspiration that trickles down your bod and makes it a veritable “no running” zone everywhere around you. The quickest way to ditch the sweat is to figure out the right things to wear in the right instances; to which end, we’d like to suggest sports bra tank tops that can keep you cool and covered in a single piece of clothing.

Workout tops with a built-in bra are not only great at keeping you cool, they’re also more cost effective than buying a separate bra and tank, versatile enough to wear for a sweat sesh or dressed up with a flowy skirt and sandals, and more comfortable since they give you some air flow and aren’t covered by another piece of sweat-retaining fabric. Whether you’re looking for a breathable yoga-ready cami, or a seamless, compression top for a high-impact gym day, these are the eight sports bra tank tops that are here to keep you supported and keep the sweat off of you all season long.

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Threads 4 Thought Kensi Rib Sports Bra — $58.00

This jersey ribbed tank is not only comfortable, supportive, and covers just enough up top to ensure no mid-workout spillage, but it’s also made from a blend of recycled polyester and spandex, making it a great eco-conscious choice. Reviewers love the fact that the double-layered design has just the right amount of compression without having to have cups.

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Alo Airbrush Real Bra Tank — $72.00

If you’re looking for a shirt that lifts and supports while still showing a little skin, this longline bra top is the answer to your prayers. The racerback and built-in shelf bra are great for holding everything up and preventing back pain, while the brand’s signature Airbrush fabric is performance-ready and sculpting.

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Lululemon Free to Be Long-Line Bra — $58.00

This slick bra-top has a strappy back for an elevated look, but also has removable cups so you can pick what level of support works for you. The fabric has four-way stretch, is sweat-wicking, and is low-friction, so no mid-yoga chafing here.

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Alala Essential Seamless Layer Bra — $75.00

For a combination of light support and a fun look, this unique sports bra top, has got you covered…mostly. The front mesh panel and strappy back show a hint of skin, but the under bra keeps everything in place for low-impact workouts.

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Beyond Yoga Spacedye Slim Racerback Cropped Tank — $47.00

This ultra-soft and super stretchy cami doesn’t look like your classic workout shirt. While the shelf bra insert makes it great for an outdoor sweat sesh, since the style comes in seven core colors and 13 seasonal brights, it is also perfect to mix and match for a casual summer fit.

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Nike Infinalon Crop Top — $50.00

Rather than having a bra insert in this top, this compression tank has a tight fit, so is a single piece that keeps everything in place the way a sports bra does, but also has the seamless, streamlined style of a classic day-to-day tank. This crop top is soft, stretchy, and smooth.

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Athleta Conscious Crop — $59.00

Great for sweaty studio classes, this built-in bra cropped tank features removable cups, compression fabric, and a racerback design that allows for much needed mobility and airflow during a workout. The high neck silhouette adds and extra layer of support for higher intensity sessions.

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Alo Airlift Fuse Bra Tank — $68.00

To make up for having an open back, this bra tank is made with double-knit, performance fabric with four-way stretch. Great for sportswear and streetwear, this mock-neck look can do it all.

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