Running is a high-impact sport, so you’ll want to invest in the proper sports bra to keep you comfortable mile after mile. But the sports bra you use for yoga class or strength training probably won’t make the cut. The right style should offer maximum support to reduce bounce, without causing any painful digging or rubbing as a result. Those with moisture-wicking fabrics are a plus, as they’ll help keep you cool even on your longest runs. To help you find your perfect match, we’ve rounded up a range of styles that fit those criteria. And as an added bonus, they’re pretty stylish.
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1. Champion Women's Show Off Sports Bra
This maximum support bra features smooth, molded cups with concealing petals for modesty.
Pros: This style is quite breathable thanks to moisture-wicking technology, mesh ventilation and a keyhole cutout in the back all designed to help keep you cool. Meanwhile, a hook and eye closure and adjustable front straps allow for a custom fit. This style also features a soft, cushioned inner seam made to gently contour your curves. It comes in nine different colors.
Cons: While the padding is light, some users may prefer a style with removable padding.
2. Syrokan Workout Sports Bra
Syrokan’s workout sports bra features a double layer construction that crosses in the back to minimize bounce and distribute weight evenly to prevent digging.
Pros: These are lightly padded to give you a natural look. Mesh panels add ventilation where you need it most.
Cons: This style tends to run small.
3. Core IO Front-Zip Sports Bra
Core IO’s sports bra features a cute zip front design for easy on and off access and an adjustable cross back strap for the perfect fit. They’re available in more than 60 sizes, from a B to H cup and 30 to 46 band.
Pros: They feature a hidden front clip for extra security. The straps are padded for added comfort, while a soft brushed bottom-band elastic feels smooth against the skin. This bra comes in an all-black and a blue and black style.
Cons: Some users may find the padding to be slightly bulky.