The Perfect Sports Bra: Which Should You Wear for What?

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“…find something to motivate you—cute new workout clothes, an amazing playlist, a great scenic path, or a [fitness] buddy…”

Adriana Lima

We’re powering into the “ber” months, and it’s not too late to get started on your New Year’s resolution to get fit (remember those?). We hear you about the possessive nature of your bed/couch (those things just won’t let you get out), but having the right workout gear works wonders in motivating you to break boundaries. Check out our guide to sports bras for every activity.

Most sports bras are classified according to the level of impact they’re designed for. “High impact” sports bras are designed for activities with fast, intense movement (i.e., running), whereas “low impact” ones work great for slow-moving Saturday morning yoga workouts.

For Running

The Warrior Sports Bra by ChampionThe Warrior Sports Bra by Champion
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

Running is considered a “high-impact” activity, and the Warrior was designed for this. In addition to high levels of encapsulation and compression, this sports bra is also equipped with Champion’s Vapor technology, keeping you (and your ladies) cool during the run.

For Yoga

Pro Indy Women's Sports Bra by NikePro Indy by Nike
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

Low impact sports bras work perfectly for studio workouts such as Pilates or Yoga. We love the Nike Pro Indy for its strap flexibility: an important factor to consider as we fold ourselves into Pindasana. Namaste, folks!

For Cycling

Curve Sports Bra by ZellaCurve Sports Bra by Zella
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

It is less obvious, but cycling, like running, involves intense movement in the upper body. Zella’s Curve sports bra is designed for outdoor activities like biking with its breathable material and racerback straps for ventilation and a more comfortable fit.

More of a studio workout fan? This bra works perfectly for spin class too! The funky print will help you lead your pack in style.

For Dancing

Aurora Noir Sports Bra by Splits59Aurora Noir Sports Bra by Split59
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

Dancing, like yoga, demands a wide range of movement. As such, extra care should be devoted towards ensuring your bra fits just right. Go easy on the compression: Split59 was built for this, and the stylish mesh design is a definite plus in our books!

For Ball Games

Sculpt Silk Warren Print Bra by BandierSculpt Silk Warren Print Bra by Ultracor
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

Nothing brings people closer quite like the physical suffering of a shared, grueling session, and team sports like basketball, volleyball, and soccer are the best way to enjoy this.

Ensure you’re able to contribute your 110% with a sports bra that holds everything in place, while you focus on scoring goals. The Sculpt Silk Warren from Ultracor sports a bonded cross back and elastic support to keep it anchored to your body while you play.

For Cheerleading and Gymnastics

Absolute Cami Sports Bra by ChampionAbsolute Cami Sports Bra by Champion
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

This sports bra from Champion is designed to be lightweight and flexible, which makes it perfect for activities like cheerleading practices and gymnastics.  It also has the SmoothTech band that protects the skin from chafing and irritation.

When shopping for sports bras, support and comfort should always be your top priority. Happy shopping!