The best sports bras for every workout

09 Jan 2024 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

Upgrade your gym gear with stylish, well-fitted support

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Keeping up with fitness trends and goals every year requires more than just motivation. For many women, being active isn’t as easy as simply grabbing some running shoes and hitting the road. In fact, the most important and hard-working piece of your activewear wardrobe is probably your sports bra. The best sports bras for women are paramount when it comes to sweating it out without worrying about discomfort or lack of support. But with sports bras of every size and shape available on the market, finding the right one for you can be a bit of a minefield. We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to pick the perfect fit for you, plus our edit of the best sports bras to invest in now.

How to pick the best sports bra

Picking the right support comes down to the fit. The best sports bras offer a snug fit without being too tight. Make sure you can fit two fingers between the bra straps and your shoulders and consider sports bras with removable padding and adjustable straps so you can adapt the fit as your body changes during the month.

It is also important to consider the kind of workouts you’ll be doing. High-intensity workouts, such as running and circuit training, require more supportive bras while low-impact activities such as yoga and pilates call for softer fabrics.

Here are the best sports bras for every activity and aesthetic…

The best sports bras for low-intensity workouts

Lululemon Like a Cloud B/C ribbed stretch sports bra

Perfect for an intense yoga session, Lululemon’s Like a Cloud bra is buttery soft and sweat-wicking. The high neck and longer hem provide extra coverage to keep you focused on your stretches.

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Alo Yoga Airbrush Enso Bra

Alo Yoga’s Enso bra is made with the label’s signature Airbrush fabric which lends extra stretch, making for a smooth and comfortable fit. With a trendy crisscross design, the bra is the perfect mix of fashion and function.

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Fear of God rib-knit sports bra

This Fear of God sports bra also works as a crop top so needn’t be restricted solely to your workout wardrobe. The soft stretch-cotton bra works well for barre and Pilates sessions, but will also look great for a streetwear look or even brunch when paired with a maxi skirt.

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Pucci stretch sports bra

Great support doesn’t have to mean sacrificing on style, as evidenced by Pucci’s kaleidoscopic sports bra covered in the brand’s archival ‘Girandole’ pattern. Pair with the matching tights for a showstopping look.

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The best sports bras for high-intensity workouts 

Sweaty Betty zero gravity running bra

Sweaty Betty’s Zero Gravity running bra is your best bet for avoiding back pain and sweat-induced rashes during your marathon training sessions (or weekly 5k). Adjustable straps, hook and eye closure, and a quick-release top clasp make it an ideal choice for bigger busts.

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Adidas by Stella McCartney TruePace sports bra

Functional and innovative, Adidas and Stella McCartney’s TruePace sports bra offers high-impact support and comfort. Crafted from recycled fabric, the bra features padded cups, mesh panelling, and adjustable straps that can be worn straight or crisscrossed.

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Versace Greca-jacquard sports bra

Versace’s Greca-jacquard sports bra juxtaposes functional athleticwear with the brand’s signature vintage Greca pattern on the underband. Pair with the matching pleated mini skirt and an overshirt for a unique look on the golf course.

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Reebok Butterfly mesh-panel sports bra

Running in the summer calls for added breathability. Reebok’s Butterfly sports bra features mesh panels interspersed with stretch jersey fabric for a comfortable moisture-wicking option.

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Balenciaga embroidered sports bra

Made from a breathable cotton-jersey blend, Balenciaga’s sports bra features an embroidered logo and lettering on the elasticated underband. Perfect for a relaxing yoga session, it also works well with cargo pants for a casual athleisure look.

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Ganni zipped recycled-blend sports bra

The Scandinavian label’s easy style is reflected in this zipped sports bra crafted from recycled polyamide with bright green lettering. Pair the eco-conscious choice with matching leggings for a workout or jeans for a casual look.


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