Lorna Jane, Compress & Compact Sports Bra, $60
With a clasp in the back and adjustable straps, this sports bra can be adapted to suit you personal style preference and exercise intensity. For anyone who bemoans sports bras due to the fact they tend to just squish your chest down and give zero shape, this is the bra for you. It comes with removable padding, so if you want a little lift and something extra, it works perfectly to do just that. This one will see your breasts protected with maximum support, while still maintaining their shape.
Berlei, Shift Underwire Bra, $69.95
So you’re a fan of HIIT workouts, and breaking a sweat to you means excessive jumps, squats, lunges and a lot of cardio. Look no further than the Shift Underwire Bra from Berlei. When it comes to extreme support, most of the time sports bras in this category tend to be compressive garments that are impossible to get into and even harder to get out of. Amazingly, Berlei have created a sports bra that delivers extreme support while still having adjustable straps, mesh panelling for breathability and a back clasp. It’s not surprising that it happens to be Serena Williams’ favourite sports bra, too.
Nike, Yoga Dri-FIT Indy, $65
Because even when you’re doing yoga, it’s nice to look and feel cute. For light intensity yoga sessions, we love the Dri-FIT Indy bra from Nike for various reasons. The racerback style is a favourite of ours, and pairs well with any layering piece if you’re not quite wanting to wear it on its own. More importantly though, it offers light support and doesn’t feel tight, compressive, or restrictive, allowing you to move through all your poses and full range of motion.
Under Armour, Crossback Low Sports Bra, $50
Few bras deliver all-day comfort, but it’s exactly this that the Crossback Low Sports Bra from Under Armour delivers and excels at. We love the style of this silhouette and the blue hue that’s incredibly flattering, but more so the double straps offer light support and breathability. It’s not restrictive at all and perfect for any light-intensity exercise to the point where even on days in the office, you won’t want to take this off.
Exie, Lucia Top, $69.99
On rest days or those weekends where you just want to lounge around the house all day, you need the Lucia Top from Exie. Here’s why: it’s a crop top that goes with anything and everything, but it’s so comfortable that you won’t want to take it off. On those days where even wearing a bra feels like a stretch, this crop top is like a warm embrace. With an elastic waistband to offer support and square-neckline, it’s also incredibly cool.
Spiritual Gangster, Amor Crop Tank, $100
For light-to-medium intensity workouts or yoga flows, the Amor Crop Tank from Spiritual Gangster is our go-to. With a scoop neck top and built-in shelf bra with lettuce-edge hem, it’s the kind of top that will make you want to work out - it’s that cool. Made from soft ribbed fabric, it’s extremely comfortable and secure enough for a workout that you don’t need to worry about the need for additional support.
Varley, Delta Bra, $63
With its square neck and tank-style, this sports bra from Varley gets the Women’s Health tick of approval for a variety of exercise classes and workouts. It’s sleek and incredibly supportive, and though it’s designed for medium to low impact activities, the material is so soft that it’s hard to take this one off.
Year Of Ours, Thermal Slope Bra, $99
Given that most of us pretty much live in our activewear, some days you want a sports bra that also functions as a top you can hit the local cafe in or go about the rest of your daily activities. That’s where this Thermal Slope bra excels, as the full back coverage and soft v-neckline makes it an excellent style choice for life’s daily tasks. What we love most about it is the material, which is crafted from a waffle textured performance fabric, wicking away sweat and offering plenty of stretch and support to suit any level of workout.
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