10 Best Sports Bras for Comfort and Support: Nike, SET ACTIVE and More
For any type of workout — or for just lounging at home.
Looking good and feeling confident in your activewear doesn’t only have to apply to the gym. Since at-home workouts have become the “new normal,” now is the time to update your wardrobe with new styles. If you aren’t sure where to start, we’ve gathered a list of the best sports bras for you to consider adding to your collection.
For more activewear recommendations, check out our roundup of the best yoga pants to match your sports bras with.
Best for Style
adidas‘ R.Y.V. Bra Top makes the perfect sports bra and tank top all in one. As part of the brand’s efforts to eliminating plastic waste, the racerback cut silhouette is crafted from 88 percent recycled polyester material. Pair this with your go-to bike shorts or underneath a chic transparent dress.
Alo Yoga‘s Movement Bra is the ultimate statement-making piece. The top comes with a revealing lace-up back, a high neckline and removable pads. On top of that, it is crafted from a blend of nylon and spandex fabric that offers four-way stretch when you move.
Best for Low- or Medium-Intensity Workouts
As part of its sustainability efforts, Girlfriend Collective‘s Topanga Low-Impact Longline Sports Bra is made from recycled polyester blend sourced from plastic bottles that are diverted from landfills. The piece boasts a high rounded neck, soft padding and crossover straps – ideal for low-impact workouts.
A basic black sports bra is what everyone needs in their activewear collection. Lululemon‘s Flow Y Racerback Low-Impact Sports Bra features a minimal design crafted from whisper-weight Nulu™ material, which possesses sweat-wicking and shape-retention functionalities. Additionally, it comes with removable cups for those who are in need of extra support.
adidas by Stella McCartney‘s TruePurpose sports bra offers medium support and optimum ventilation with its under-bust band. Made from lightweight recycled fiber-blend jersey material, the bra’s design sports a scoop neck, adjustable shoulder straps and cutout racerback.
Best for High-Intensity Workouts
The Nike Alpha UltraBreathe is one of the Swoosh brand’s most supportive sports bras. Featuring a non-padded design, the garment’s overlay style on the front minimizes bounce, prevents spillage and adds an extra layer of support. In addition, its fabric is fast-drying, allowing you to work out as much as you can while feeling comfortable.
Another high support sports bra from Nike is its body-hugging Dri-FIT ADV Alpha silhouette. The piece comes in a similar design as the Alpha UltraBreathe, however, this boasts a modified racerback that allows you to put it on and take it off with ease.
Best for Yoga Workouts
Girlfriend Collective’s One-Shoulder Stretch Sports Bra arrives in a chic style perfect for your at-home yoga poses. The garment is produced from stretch-recycled polyester, while the under band is elasticated, offering the wearer flexibility and support.
If you’re sticking to a laid-back yoga routine or just plan on working on your stretches, SET ACTIVE by Madelyn Cline‘s Tube Bra is the one for you. Featuring the label’s very own durable SCULPTFLEX™ fabric, the bandeau arrives in a tight fit and provides the right amount of support and coverage.
Made out of adidas’ sustainable Primegreen material, the sportswear brand’s Medium Support Yoga Bra aims to wick sweat away from your body. Thanks to its AEROREADY technology, the bra also helps keep you feeling dry during your routine.