The 5 Best Sports Bras
Posted by Christina Hills on March 21, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Working out should never be hard work on your girls. High impact exercise like running or tennis can put a big strain on your ta tas…not to mention all that bouncing can be painful and embarrassing. We’ve done our homework so no matter your cup size or activity, these picks will be your biggest supporters.
1. Best All-Around
Asics Abby Bra
This breathable, mesh-lined option has a “just right, not too tight” fit to see you through any exercise, from brisk walking to high-intensity kickboxing.
To buy: $35, asics.com.
2. Best for a Large Bust
Lululemon Athletica Ta Ta Tamer
The Ta Ta Tamer’s removable cups give shape and coverage and can be removed for extra breathability. The straps are fully adjustable for a proper fit -- cross the straps over or wear them straight for maximum support.
To buy: $58,lululemon.com
3. Best for Low Impact
C9 by Champion Seamless Cami Sports Bra
Ideal for yoga or Pilates, the moisture-wicking material feels like a second skin, allowing you to bend, twist, and downward dog easily.
To buy: $17,target.com
4. Best for Medium Impact
Moving Comfort Fiona
Front adjustable straps comfort and custom fit and seam-free interior with molded cups for support and shape while limiting vertical movement of the girls.
To buy: $46,movingcomfort.com
5. Best for High Impact
Nike Victory Adjust X-Back Bra
Features molded cups for a fit that shapes, lifts and supports. The straps are adjustable and have built-in stabilizers for a custom fit and reduced stretch, lending extra support and less bounce.
To buy: $55,nike.com
These are our top picks for your top girls. Just remember, these don’t last forever. Once a sports bra has broken down, it should be tossed out. If it's consistently air-dried (hot tumble drying ruins Lycra), a sports bra should last about 100 wearings. Not keeping track? Perform a stretch test. Gently tug the elastic straps and band. If you don't feel any resistance, buy a new bra.