I moved recently and finally have the floor space to start the home yoga sessions I’d planned to begin this year. Just one problem—I have nothing suitable to wear. So I got to researching workout gear, and that led to a hunt for the perfect sports bra.
The trouble is, I don’t particularly like sportswear. Athleisure is just not my vibe. I may normally be a total bra hoarder, but I’ve never until now encountered a sports bra I wanted to buy. They’re bland, they’re bulky and they’re boring. Of course, I know that sports bras are designed with function in mind. But can’t they do their job and look cute too?
After much scouring of the internet, I did manage to find some. Yay! And I thought I’d share my discoveries here for the others of you who covet style as much as you crave support.
There’s definitely more innovation and fashion-forward design among the bras created for low-impact sports. This is where you’ll find metallic fabrics, cool cut-outs, strapping details and even in one case ruffles. Is your exercise routine more intensive? You can still indulge in an eye-catching print or some bold color-blocking to stand out at the gym.
Below are 25 chic sports bras chosen as much for their aesthetic appeal as their bounce-reducing and moisture-wicking capabilities. Plus-sized and full-bust sports bras are both included in the list. And there’s something for every budget too. If you want a sports bra that looks as good as it performs, read on!
Low-to-Medium Impact Sports BrasBond Sports Bra by Lukka Lux Available in sizes XS-M via Nordstrom Rack Onyx Sports Bra Available in sizes S-L via Michi Cut-Out Sports Bra by ColieCo Available in sizes XS-XL via Etsy Lace Up Sports Bra by Bebe Available in sizes XS-XL via Nordstrom Rack London In The Rain Sports Bra Available in sizes XS-L or Made-to-Measure via Bandurska Design Carmen Top Available in sizes XS-XL via Dragonfly Aurum Confidence Double-Strap Power Mesh Sports Bra Available in sizes XS-L via Neiman Marcus Momentum Sports Bra Available in sizes XS-L via Chromat Paneled Cutout Stretch Sports Bra by Koral Available in sizes XS-L via The Outnet Ultimate Shaping Underwire Sports Bra by Maidenform Available in sizes 34A-38DD via Brayola Elite Eight Crop Top Available in sizes XS-L via P.E Nation High Impact Sports Bra Available in sizes XS-L via Forever 21
High Impact Sports BrasSports Molded Bra by Panache Available in sizes 30E-38H via Figleaves Active Uplift Plunge Sports Bra Available in sizes 32A-36DD via On Gossamer Post-Surgery Extra High Impact Sports Bra Available in sizes 32D-42C via Marks & Spencer Energy Full Cup Sports Bra Available in sizes 32B-40G via Pour Moi HKMX DK The Pro Bra Available in sizes 32D-40F via Hunkemöller Front-Zip Underwire Sports Bra by Wacoal Available in sizes 30C-40C via Bare Necessities Shift Underwire Sports Bra Available in sizes 30D-40E via Berlei Inspire Sports Bra Available in sizes 30F-40JJ via Bravissimo Galaxy Print Underwire Sports Bra Available in sizes 36C-44G via Torrid High-Impact Sports Bra by Chantelle Available in sizes 30E-36FF via Figleaves
Now I just need to pick which one of these chic sports bras I’m going to buy for myself! Which is your favorite? And how much do you value aesthetics when it comes to choosing a sports bra? Or is your decision based purely on functionality?