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There are plenty of sports bras on the market, and it’s not easy to sift through the sea of options to find your next favorite. But we’re here to help.
The sports bra has come a long way since its inception in the 70s, when three women decided they were done with running in traditional lingerie and blazed the trail for modern sports bras. These days, there’s a sports bra for every activity. From yoga and stretching to running and repping out Olympic lifts, there’s an option for everyone.
To save you the frustration of narrowing things down, we’ve tested and selected some of our favorite sports bras at the moment. Check them out below.
1. Running Girl Criss-Cross Back Sports Bra
This Running Girl sports bra has thick straps that don’t dig in, cut off circulation or weaken over time. It’s versatile for running, yoga, weightlifting and more, and you can’t beat the price point.
2. Athleta Ultimate Printed Bra
This medium-impact bra comes in a variety of versatile prints and in two versions — one for A-C cups and one for D-cup or larger chests. A racerback with cutout detailing elevates the look without sacrificing support.
3. MAAREE Solidarity High-Impact Sports Bra
This is one of the best sports bras around for women with larger chests to minimize bounce. It’s adjustable on the sides for full-body coverage and can be worn as a racerback or H-back.
4. OFFLINE By Aerie The Hugger Longline Racerback Sports Bra
This surprisingly supportive and luxuriously soft longline bra looks just as cute with jeans as it does with the rest of your workout wear, and it’s the perfect option to throw on for a power yoga flow or lifting.
5. ACTA Ribbed Seamless Bra
One of the aspects that makes this sports bra make the top of our list is the cozy ribbed material. It has thick straps and support but can be worn as athleisure outside of workouts.
6. Senita Athletics Sarah Sports Bra
A thick band and soft yet sturdy material make this bra a go-to for comfort and support, but the real star of the show is a pocket tucked right between your shoulder blades on the racerback. On runs, bikes or hikes when holding your phone or house key isn’t ideal, this bra’s got your back.
7. All in Motion Women’s High Support Seamless Bonded Bra
If you’re a high-support kinda gal but don’t love the look of thick straps, this bra from All in One is a perfect option. An adjustable band and straps plus compressive fabric make for minimal movement during your most intense workouts.
8. The Nikki – Nightfall by Chestee
Olympic lift enthusiasts and front squatters, this one’s for you. Chestee’s sports bras are super supportive and feature a high-cut neck with padding to dampen the impact of a barbell on your collarbone during cleans. The Nikki provides full coverage with a racerback, perfect for the most intense of workouts.