All sports bras are certainly not created equal, nor were they created to withstand every workout. What works for a hot yoga class might not be your best bet for a long run. With options ranging from high-impact to just plain comfy, here are the best sports bras for every workout you’ll encounter.
Best for yoga
Lululemon Energy Bra – $52
Lululemon’s Energy Bra is perfect for yoga classes, both heated and not, thanks to the breezy open-back design and medium amount of support. Whether you’re working up a sweat or just want full range of motion for your asanas, this bra won’t get in the way of your practice.
Best for cardio dance
The Armour sports bra from Under Armour provides a medium amount of support and is equipped with soft, top-notch, sweat-wicking fabric to keep you comfortable as you dance your heart out. A sweet bonus is that the Armour comes in a ton of bold, colorful prints, making it a fun choice for your next cardio dance class.
Best for running
Brooks Rebound Racer – $50
The Rebound Racer sports bra from Brooks comes in more than 30 sizes and with adjustable straps, giving you the perfect, personalized fit you need for running. The DriLayer sweat-wicking fabric keeps you cool, dry and (most importantly) chafe-free during your long runs.
Best for strength training
When it comes to strength training, having a full range of motion is key. Lululemon’s Time to Sweat bra gives you full coverage, but also full range of motion without any shoulder irritation, thanks to the wide stripes.
Best for barre
Handful Adjustable Bra – $54
Handful’s sports bras are hands down some of the most comfortable sports bras you’ll ever try on — and they’re designed to flatter your figure. The classic adjustable bra from Handful has enough support for low- to medium-impact workouts, making it best for barre classes, low impact-sweat sessions, and your brunch plans afterwards.
C9 Seamless Racerback Sports Bra – $16.99
The seamless racerback sports bra from C9 can withstand just about any workout. With a seamless design to minimize chafing and medium support, this all-around awesome bra is an affordable must-have for any fitness enthusiast.