A comfortable, supportive and stylish sports bra is an essential in every women’s workout arsenal, but finding the right style for your workout (and fashion taste) is easier said than done. According to Elodie Giorgis, Head Design Technician at Intimo Lingerie, “activity level, size, fabric and underwires are all important considerations when selecting the right sports bra. The correct combination of each of these design aspects is what will provide you with the right support, and also help to minimise movement and bounce.”
Thankfully, after scouring the market, we’ve found the best fashion-forward sports bras for every workout. Whether you’re practising Pilates, weight training, or running a marathon, keep scrolling to see our top picks.
Lululemon The Free To Be Bra
Best for: yoga
Lululemon specifically designed this bra for small-busted yogis. It is crafted from their signature sweat-wicking, four-way stretch Luxtreme® fabric so it will keep you looking and feeling cool. If you’re a well endowed yoga enthusiast, opt for Lululemon’s Energy Bra. It’ll provide medium support and coverage for your ample assets.
Best for: Pilates
This Carbon 38 bralette is designed for low-impact workouts, like Pilates. Expect a streamlined silhouette and scrappy detailing. Warning: this is one style you won’t want to hide under a tank.
O’Neill 365 Hybrid Calca Top
Best for: SUPing
Enjoy the best of both worlds with O’Neill’s 365 Hybrid Calca top. This stylish sports bra performs on land and in the water. Talk about versatile!
Intimo Active Crossback Bra
Best for: walking
Enjoy unrestrictive movement, limited bounce (thanks to their laminated Coolmax® fabric), support and breathability with Intimo’s wireless Crossback Bra.
Monday Active Devin Bra
Best for: weight training
This sleek, ultra flattering racerback style comes in a variety of cup sizes, and co-creator, Devin Brugman tested all the samples herself. It also features adjustable straps, so it stays put throughout your workout.
Best for: running
Designed with Champion’s Vapour technology that dries faster as your body heat rises, and flattering moulded cups, the Warrior Bra offers enhanced support and comfort. Not to mention, the soft, back adjustable gel straps will help relieve shoulder pressure on long runs.
Nike Pro Rival
Best for: HIIT
Whether you’re a AA, a DD or an E, this smooth, wire-free Nike sports bra adds definition and helps control bounce. The sweat-wicking material helps keep you dry no matter how intense the workout may be, whilst the comfortable design minimises distractions.
If you’re still having trouble finding the right sports bra, click here to see a more comprehensive guide.