Best sports bra for every workout and body shape. We’ve found the sports bras with the best reviews for extra support when working out, from high street brands M&S, Lululemon, Nike and more.
Whether you’re working up a sweat in a HIIT class, or taking it easy in a yin yoga session, a good sports bra is key to a happy workout.
But any exercise fan will know, finding the best sports bra is no easy task. It needs to be supportive yet comfortable, easy to put on (because nobody wants to be faffing about with fiddly straps in a gym changing room) and ideally, it’ll look nice too.
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From high impact sports bras that keep you feeling secure, to lightweight and breathable options you can barely tell are there, these are the best sports bras around, for every workout.
We scoured the best online sportswear retailers, including Nike, Gymshark and Sweaty Betty for the best sports bras for every workout.
M&S sports bras
M&S is our go-to shopping destination for everything; food shopping, as well as fashion, sleepwear, footwear, underwear and sportswear.
One item that is particularly high on our radar is the Flexifit Non Wired Crop Top, which has garnered over 1,177 reviews from shoppers. While this is definitely not for high-intensity workouts because it offers minimal support, it’s ideal for yoga, where you’re looking for seam-free, buttery-soft material. The Flexifit technology molds to your body shape to provide optimum comfort during your workout, while it also features removable padding, and a gel waistband so not to dig in. Nailed it M&S!
Flexifit ™ Non Wired Crop Top, £ 20, Marks & Spencer
Nike sports bras
Nike’s Dri-Fit Rival High-Support Sports Bra ticks all the boxes in our opinion. Not only does it help you find the perfect fit with A to E cups available to shop, but it has hook and eye fastening to avoid any uncomfortable tightness, or gaping, as well as adjustable straps. It is suitable for high intensity sports, which means it’s a design we can rely on at all costs. Plus it is super flattering, thanks to the v-plunge and racerback detail.
Nike Dri-FIT Rival Women’s High-Support Sports Bra, £ 34.97, Nike
Sweaty Betty sports bras
Sweaty Betty’s Stamina Workout Bra has received over 2,000 glowing reviews from shoppers, and it is no surprise why. This creation boasts a 4-way stretch to allow you to move freely when working out, while it is also seam free and non-padded so as not to cause any discomfort or dig in, which is our personal pet peeve. It has medium support and comes in extra small to triple extra large sizes.
Stamina Workout Bra, £ 40, Sweaty Betty
Lululemon sports bras
When shopping for sports bras at Lululemon you truly are spoiled for choice, with the Align Bra, Energy Bra, and Wunder Train design all being amongst the brand’s bestsellers, however, the Energy Bra pipped the others to the post with its glowing reviews.
Not only is it a chic design, which is flattering for all body shapes, but it is suitable for all sports, has a four-way stretch for optimum comfort, is sweat-wicking to help moderate your body temperature, and has removable pads too .
Energy Workout Bra, £ 40, Lululemon
Hello Yoga sports bras
Alo Yoga is the brand to go to for… you guessed it – yoga or pilates attire. For those looking for flattering, stylish and comfortable yet lightweight and breathable designs when carrying out light to medium impact exercise, look no further. The Airbrush Real Bra Tank in particular has proved to be a hit with shoppers, who have hailed it the “perfect” sports bra.
It features a subtle built-in shelf bra for support and coverage, while the v-plunge and racerback design flatter all figures. It is sculpting, has soft cups and is moisture-wicking. Yes, yes and yes.
Airbrush Real Bra Tank, £ 71, Hello Yoga
Gymshark sports bras
Gymshark is one of the most affordable sportswear brands to shop, so is ideal for those on a budget, or who may be exercising for the first time and don’t want to spend a small fortune in case they don’t continue – and we understand .
The Ruched Training Sports Bra has over 126 reviews from shoppers. It suits those who are in need of light to medium support, has adjustable straps and removable padding, and is lightweight and flattering on the bust too, thanks to the ruched detail.
Ruched Training Sports Bra, £ 28, Gymshark
Gym + Coffee sports bras
Gym + Coffee is arguably the unsung hero in the sportswear business, but a firm favorite in our athleisurewear wardrobes.
After almost two years living in workout gear or loungewear while working from home in the pandemic, we have come to realize spending the day in workout attire, even if we have no intention of working out, is extra comfortable. For those who are looking for exactly that, the Lotis Knit Bra is for you. You can enjoy low impact work outs in it, such as yoga or pilates, or simply laze around the home in comfort.
Lotus Rib Knit Bra, £ 40, Gym + Coffee
Tala Sports Bras
Tala is a sportswear brand, which has increased in popularity amongst social media influencers. This design in particular may be new season, but it is already in popular demand, as it is a “sports bra and crop top hybrid”, with compression band, removable pads, cross back and is made from sustainable fabrics.
Skinluxe Tank Sports Bra, £ 36, Tala
Want Sports Bras
Sustainable Californian activewear brand Vuori launches this month in the UK, and we couldn’t be more excited to get our hands on it. Celebrity fans include Harry Styles, Ben Affleck, Liam Hemsworth and Kaia Gerber and the Daily Bra is the top-seller. Great for hiking, yoga, or lounging, it comes in an array of colors, but this punchy orange is our top pick. It’s undetectable under clothes for an airbrushed look and gives medium support. Reviewers say it’s comfortable and flattering, though advise sizing up for the best fit.
Daily Bra, £ 50 / $ 48, Want
Lorna Jane Sports Bras
This Capri blue buy was designed to cater for C to F cups, to keep larger busts supported during intense exercise sessions, making it the best sports bra for larger busts that we’ve tried. It was created for a member of the Lorna Jane team, who wears an E cup and wanted maximum support without shoulder discomfort, with cleavage coverage, minimal bounce and little padding. This bra was born out of her desires, with fixed padding to avoid bunching, stabilized lining for less bounce and gel padded straps for minimal pressure on the shoulders. Dreamy.
Hold and Mold Sports Bra, £ 75, Lorna Jane
Contur Sports Bras
If you’re looking for the perfect sports bra for spinning, look no further than the bold buy from UK-based, female-founded brand Contur. All of their creations are made from recycled fabric and the production is in London, for minimal carbon footprint. The bras are seriously high performers too, keeping you supported no matter how furiously you pedal, plus they wash beautifully, never losing their color.
Block Rocker V2 Sports Bra, £ 48.95, Surfdome
Pocket Sport sports bras
Pocket Sport is Louise Thompson’s activewear brand and we’re big fans of her creations. The Claude bra has over 110 five-star reviews, with fans praising the quality and fit, saying it’s perfect for low-impact sports. The cross-over, contrasting color straps make it a pretty choice, with many fans saying they wear this for everyday activities because they love it so much.
Clauda Bra, £ 38, Pocket Sport
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