The Sports Bras You Should Be Wearing
Different activities require different support. So you're going to want one of each.
When it comes to sports bras, there’s more to consider than finding which style is least likely to give you a uni-boob. "There are so many different training methods, and it's important to find the right support for your sport," says Jennifer Bandier, founder of her namesake high-end activewear line and store, Bandier. "The bra you're wearing to yoga should be different from the bra you're wearing to bootcamp," she adds.
In order to reach your peak training goal, consider these stylish options specifically designed for your favorite sport:
Rapha Medium Support Bra, $75 Best for biking
Fans of the cult following cycling brand Rapha have been singing the praises of the line’s functional, fashionable designs for years, so it’s no surprise that the recent release of its first sports bra has been met with serious fanfare. Available in both light and medium support options for moderate to intense training, the sleek design has that same barely-there feeling as other Rapha gear with just enough compression and a slim underband to keep everything in place. Laser-cut holes and a mesh lining offer extra ventilation—not to mention a fashionable touch.
Tracksmith Run Bra, $55 Best for running
This made-in-Massachusetts classic comes in a comfy, sturdy nylon/spandex blend with two layers of fabric for support. Admittedly, though, it’s the varsity stripe—that sporty Italian wool band nodding way back to the '80s—that makes this one a winner.
Monday Active Devin Bra, $125 Best for HIIT workouts
This Bandier exclusive from Insta-famous duo Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman is sure to turn heads with its eye-catching black and white color blocking, but its promise to suit up especially well endowed women is what will keep your attention. The adjustable straps as well as the hook and eye closure make it a solid pick for anyone seeking that extra support.
ADay Smoke It Up Sports Bra, $55 Best for yoga
Made from moisture-wicking fabric from Italy, ADay’s crowd-pleaser offers just enough support for low-impact fitness along with an A-shape back for unfettered stretching. Bonded seams mean no rubbing while you move around, and mesh panels offer extra ventilation.
Laain Double Layer Camo Bra, $144 Best for post-workout
Now that athleisure’s officially accepted as a form of fashion, it makes just as much sense to suit up in a sports bra for the day as your demi bra. The two-layer design and wide band provide plenty of functional support, but more importantly, the scoop neck silhouette and pop of neon paired with the sporty camo print will spice up any outfit.