Any active woman knows how overwhelming the search for great activewear — especially sports bras — can be. There's no shortage of them on the market, but how do you find the right one for your workout and bra size?
Thankfully, there's a winner hiding among many of your favorite athletic brands. Whether you need a solution for low-, medium- or high-impact workouts, there's an option out there for you. To save you some time (and sanity), we dug through online reviews for each of the brands and found the best-selling, top-rated sports bras.
Best Nike Sports Bra: Swoosh Medium Support
Designed for medium-impact workouts like cycling, hiking, and dance classes, this classic padded sports bra offers sweat-wicking technology and a sporty racerback design. Meanwhile, compression fabric ensures a secure fit. Plus, the material is more than 50-percent recycled polyester — made from plastic bottles diverted from landfills.
Best Under Armour Sports Bra: Eclipse High
Best Champion Sports Bra: The Show-Off
Thanks to smooth, molded cups, moisture-wicking technology and a wide-bottom band, this bra provides maximum support and breathability for high-impact workouts. Performance mesh in both the front and back keeps you cool, while the front adjustable straps allow you to easily customize your fit. Bonus: No tag!
Best Athleta Sports Bra: A-C Hyper Focused in Powervita
With a mid-rise neckline, you can expect medium coverage that's ideal for medium-impact workouts. This super-soft strappy bra is designed for cup sizes A to C, but it's also available for cup sizes D to DD. Plus, it comes in a variety of fun colors, including teal, red and orange.
Best Old Navy Sports Bra: High-Support Racerback
Padded shoulder straps, molded cups and smooth jersey fabric ensure comfort, while moisture-wicking technology keeps you dry during high-impact exercise, like running and HIIT. Customize your fit with the double hook-and-eye closure in the back. Get high support for A to C cups and lower support for larger cup sizes.
Best Fabletics Sports Bra: Kessler Medium Support Sports Bra II
Stretchy, moisture-wicking material ensures comfort, while removable cups provide added coverage for your medium-impact workouts (ex. cycling, elliptical). Plus, the sleek, strappy design offers a much-needed touch of fun.
Best CALIA by Carrie Underwood Sports Bra: Focus Strappy Bra
This strappy bra provides medium-impact support, as well as moisture-wicking, antimicrobial technology. Smooth cups offer coverage and breathability, while the front adjustable straps and a hook-and-eye back closure ensure a custom fit.
Best Reebok Sports Bra: PureMove
Named one of the world's Best Inventions of 2018 by TIME Magazine, PureMove was designed with information gathered from 54 motion sensors (the industry standard is four) and features responsive fabric made to adapt to your every move. What it doesn't have: hooks, underwires, clasps or adjustable straps. This bra is meant to easily slip on and support you throughout your most intense workouts.
Best Victoria’s Secret Sports Bra: The Incredible Lightweight Max
With flexible, integrated wire, breathable padding and fully adjustable straps, this bra provides maximum support without added weight. And thanks to the sweat-wicking fabric, you'll stay both supported and dry throughout your high-impact workouts (i.e. running, HIIT, boxing).
Best Calvin Klein Sports Bra: Modern Cotton Bralette
Best Lululemon Sports Bra: Energy Bra
One of the bestselling lululemon items on the market, this sports bra works for all activities, whether it's a trip to the weight room or some time on your yoga mat. Crafted with luxtreme (a "sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric"), it will move with you but keep its shape over time. With removable cups, you can add or take away coverage from this medium-support bra as you see fit!
Best Enell Sports Bra: NL 100
With more than 1,000 reviews online, the NL 100 is easily one of the most popular bras Enell makes. The high-impact bra is perfect for C-cups and above and is constructed with wide non-stretch shoulder straps to evenly distribute weight and keep your shoulders comfortable. Plus, the cross-strap back provides just the back support you need!
Best Target Sports Bra: C9 by Champion Seamless Racerback
If you just want a no-frills sports bra for basic workouts, this is the one for you. But while you can probably hit a low-intensity yoga class in this pick, don't test it in a HIIT session. This bra is perfect for active ladies looking for a comfortable top to wear to Pilates or as a base layer of your favorite athleisure look. The silhouette is sleek and wire-free and with almost 300 reviews, this bra is a fan favorite.
Best New Balance Sports Bra: NB Power Bra
With sizes ranging from 32A to 42DD, this is one of New Balance's best sellers. With a racer back style for optimal support, this bra is also crafted with a gel-infused strap lining so you workouts are always chafe-free. It's perfect for your long run or high-intensity training session!
Best Moving Comfort Sports Bra: Rebound Racer
The Rebound Racer Bra will leave you feeling locked-in with compressive support. This high-impact bra features adjustable racerback straps with molded cups that limit stretch and keep their shape. With more than 600 reviews, this Brooks bestseller is definitely worth the try.
Best Shefit Sports Bra: Ultimate Sports Bra
Ultimate is an understatement when it comes to this pick. This sports bra is fully adjustable and built with the Shefit patented Zip. Cinch. Lift. technology, which enables you to personalize your fit. This bra is great for high-impact workouts and reduces bounce and movement to keep you in the zone throughout your entire workout!