Published on April 15th, 2019
For women athletes, it is very important that they are carrying all the gear that is necessary to ensure the best results. From top to bottom there are ideal dress items for you and those who want to make it big in sports cannot afford to mess on this one.
Sports bras are an integral part of a woman’s costume and buying one is imperative if you want to be a true sportswoman to the core. We have brought together a list of the best sports bras which are popular with most female players these days. These bras are stylish yet are able to serve their purpose well.
Wearing them gives you a sense of independence and you can then get on with your sports without any fear of looking out of place.
In fact, you can pick more than one in accordance with the style trends and match them with your sports costumes too.
1. Lululemon Free to BE Bra Wild
The strappy open back gives your shoulders full range of movement and helps keep you cool. Made with Luxtreme fabric – sweat-wicking, 4-WAY stretch, cool and smooth feel.
This bra by crowd-favourite Lululemon totally lives up to our high expectations. Ideal for a yoga class, this lightweight bra is so fun to wear, it might actually encourage you to work out. We found this bra was more supportive than expected, but not in a constricting way.
Oh, and just a heads up: Two of our testers reported when the bra arrived, it was too small. So, order a size up!
Its comfort did not go unnoticed by our photo editor, Kayla Ramsey, who says: “I would live in this sports bra if I could! It is so effortlessly sexy and the light padding on the chest ensures I can wear this sans T-shirt without any nipple visibility at the gym.”
2. LIVE THE PROCESS Women’s Corset Bra
90% nylon/10% lycra spandex
A smaller chest in a low-intensity workout allows you to get away with wearing thinner, stylish things that don’t look like traditional padded sports bras.
Erika Bloom, a pilates instructor and former professional dancer who runs her own studio in the city, tells us that this stretchy jersey bra is one of her favorites for wearing in and out of the studio.
“I love how this bra feels like you’re wearing nothing, but still gives good coverage. The straps are thin so they disappear under tops, and don’t dig or slide off.”
3. Onzie Women’s Elastic Bra Top
Give your workout a leg up with one of our signature onzie bras. This amazingly stylish and unique bra runs on the tighter side, and is suggested for our smaller to average bust-sized customers. The chic elastic bands create a fierce look while providing comfort and support.
Onzie, the modern yoga label, emerged as another favorite in the “feels like I’m wearing nothing” category. Lara Michaels, an instructor at Body & Pole, recommended this elasticized bra with a low, strappy back for that reason, an ideal choice for sweatier exercises like hot yoga.
4. Reebok Puremove Bra
Reebok PureMove Bra The Reebok PUREMOVE bra is designed with Motion Sense Technology, providing responsive support for your every move. Constructed using a single layer fabric, the Reebok PureMove Bra features free cut edges and molded cups for a second skin fit that minimizes chafing and provides ultimate comfort.
Breathable perforations in the front and back keep you cool and comfortable during the most intense workout routines by increasing airflow.
Superb for intense workouts, hot weather, and gym sessions, the bra supplies you with a racerback cut for freedom of movement. The racer back allows you to move freely without encountering any restrictions.
The PureMove bra is notorious in the sports bra world for reigning as one of the most innovative bra designs of 2018.
What makes it so special? The motion sense technology and responsive support make this bra an ultra comfortable choice for medium-to-high impact activities.
5. Jockey Women’s Bras Sporties Mesh Bralette
The Jockey® Sporties Mesh Bralette features an allover mesh design for breathability and comfort. An elastic bottom band provides a fit that stays put while criss-cross create an on-trend look.
And if you just want something cheap that you can buy in bulk, we own a few of these racerback bralettes from Jockey and love how airy they are for smaller chests. The mesh fabric is extra breathable and light, and the stretchy elastic straps are very easy to slip over your head.
6. Elomi Women’s Plus Size Sport
Energise is refreshed and rebooted with a clever j-hook, offering a choice of straight straps or a racer back look for all of your active needs.
If you’re looking for a lot of coverage and lift or need a deeper cup, the Elomi Energise is an encapsulation bra that comes in 61 sizes, including cup sizes up to K (UK sizing) and band sizes up to 46—but the smallest band offered is a size 32.
This bra has deeper cups and comes up higher on the chest and sides than the Panache, making it a full-coverage bra that when correctly fitted should help prevent any spillage during a vigorous workout. Its wide straps and soft, satiny fabric are comfortable, too.
“The material was nice and breathable,” one 34JJ tester said, adding that the “bounce support was amazing for running and burpees.” The tester continued, “I was able to jump around, climb over ropes, and carry a medicine ball without my boobs getting in the way! Win!”
7. Adidas Women’s Training Crossback Sports Bra
To accommodate a slightly bigger chest, NEOU head trainer Christi Marraccini likes that this crossback bra has a raised neckline to avoid accidental exposure when you’re doing something like a bear crawl: “They somehow figured out how to create the lightest sports bra ever while still providing support. The spacer pad feels great on the body when moving and sweating.”
8. Panache Women’s Underwire Sports Bra
The ultimate sports bra especially designed for the full busted women combines comfort, maximum support and reduces bounce by 83 percent. Wide padded straps disperse pressure on the shoulders for extra comfort. Smooth inner molded cups reduce friction and improve comfort.
Underwire are wrapped in silicone and sewn between fabric layers for comfortable support. Firm underband anchors the bra to the body. Lightweight microfiber fabric wicks moisture away from the skin and breathable mesh panels keep skin cool.
Rather than compressing your breasts against your rib cage like most sports bras, panache sports bra individually encapsulates each one-lifting, shaping and supporting from all sides.
For added support and bounce control, we like the Panache Sports Wired Bra. This encapsulation bra comes in a range of 66 sizes, including cup sizes up to J (UK sizing) and band sizes 28 to 40. It’s well-lined and comfortable, and you can easily adjust the wide straps and band (and even convert the bra into a racerback with a J-hook).
A 30G tester said, “This was the most comfortable to wear for the longest amount of time.” But that same tester noted that it could do a better job wicking away sweat.
When properly fitted, the Panache should encapsulate the breasts, but we also have a pick with slightly more coverage, the Elomi, if you prefer.
9. Alo Yoga Women’s Lush Bra
4-way stretch dry wicking medium weight nylon spandex bra.
Bloom also recommends this bra with a longer silhouette, with an airy mesh band across the chest, if you want more coverage. “This Alo bra creates great shape under shirts, but is also long enough to wear as a top itself with a high-waisted legging — which I often do.”
10. Core 10 Women’s (XS-3X) ‘Icon Series’ The Warrior Mesh Sports Bra
An Amazon brand – From the studio to the street, this longline sports bra helps keep you cool with a mesh neckline and racerback for sheer, breathable style.
Only Core 10 offers the Icon Series, six next-level bra-and-legging designs — the Rebel, Warrior, Ballerina, Track Star, Supernova, and Dare Devil. With hidden back pockets and exclusive fabrics, these separates work hard and play hard. Core 10: redefining perfect for you.
Even for low-intensity workouts, you’ll need more support in the form of thick elastic bands, higher necklines, or overlapping strap details if you’re working with a larger bust size.
“I love working out in longline, high-neck sports bras,” says Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga instructor and body positivity advocate.
“I find them to be the most supportive for bigger bodies and the most comfortable.” For added support, she likes the thick straps of this Core 10 bra, which is available in sizes from XS to 3X.