5 best sports bras: spring 2017

Options for every workout and bust size

Just as you look for different footwear for each fitness pursuit (you wouldn't wear your distance running shoes to your favorite HIIT class), you should also consider your sports bra choice based on your activity and, of course, the size of your chest. Wearing one with the proper fit and support is critical; doing so can evenimprove posture and performance. Here are five of the best options on the market right now, ranked from least to most supportive.

adidas by stella mccartney seamless soft-cup performance bra

Recommended for: low-impact workouts
For women who don’t need as much support (an A or B cup), consider a seamless option that prevents chafing. It will feel like a second skin during your yoga practice or pilates classes.
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nike pro classic padded sports bra

Recommended for: low- to medium-impact workouts
Removable padding is ideal for a flexible fit depending on how much support you need. Plus, the wide-set racerback straps won’t dig into your skin, while the microfiber-polyester fabric blend wicks away sweat.
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lndr court performance bra

Recommended for: medium- to high-impact workouts
All-over coverage means that this sports bra can do double duty as a top for high-intensity sports like running or kickboxing. Stretch jersey fabric gives a compression-like effect without feeling suffocating.
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sweaty betty ultra run bra

Recommended for: high-impact workouts
This sports bra, which the company says is ideal for every size up to an F cup, gives maximum support using compression panels and extra comfort thanks to padded shoulder straps.
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under armour eclipse bra

Recommended for: all workouts
Cups that will mold to your chest give extra structure that will minimize bounce. Meanwhile, adjustable straps make for an even more customizable fit.
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