I have a pretty big bust, so finding supportive sports bras can be a major challenge. When it comes to finding the perfect sports bra, it's all about comfort and hold. Depending on the workout you do, you might need a bra with more support and compression. However, for activities like yoga, a light-support bra might work best.
Regardless of what you're looking for, the online world is saturated with brands trying to sell you the ideal sports bra. To break through the clutter, I've gathered a list of the best sports bra brands to shop online. Not only are these bras comfortable, but they're available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, holds, and colors.
1. Brooks Running
While the brand is known for its professional-grade running sneakers, it's also home to the best sports bras. Brooks has two collections to choose from: Dare and Drive. The Dare sports bras feature built-in molded cups that compress and reduce motion, while the Drive bras move with you. Even better, Brooks has a plethora of sizes ranging from A–E and color options from blue and purple to yellow and black.
When it comes to activewear, Athleta is a top contender for its high-quality apparel created by women for women. Browse through dozens of sports bra options ranging in support to suit a variety of activity levels. All of Athleta's sports bras come in tons of colors and sizes and feature moisture-wicking and quick-drying properties. They have a 1x–3x section on the website that features bra sizes up to a G cup.
Torrid is hands down the best brand for those looking for extended sizes. I'd say 95% of my bras (sports bras or otherwise) come from Torrid. With that said, a section on Torrid's website is dedicated to sports bras for all activity levels (low to intense). Torrid's sports bras are made from a blend of spandex and nylon, so they're stretchy and supportive. They're available in sizes 10–30 or 38B–44DDD. Check the size guide to make sure your measurements align for the best fit.
Ideal for low- to medium-impact workouts, this one has supportive straps that hold everything in and moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry.
4. Under Armour
Sports bras should move with you, not against you, while they're doing their job. Under Armour's sports bra collection features pieces designed with four-way stretch for easy movement and light and breathable fabric that wicks away sweat and keeps you feeling cool. They're available in sizes ranging from XS–XL and 38DDD–44DDD.
For low-impact workouts, opt for the UA Infinity Low Covered Sports Bra that's available in a wide variety of colors (pink, blue, gray, white, purple, and more) and ideal for everyday wear, whether you're doing some light yoga or running daily errands.
You probably already know and love Lululemon, and that's for a good reason—it's high-quality activewear. Whether you're going on a run or doing some yoga, Lululemon has sports bras fit for the occasion. Sizes vary from 30C–42DDD and 2–14 depending on the piece.
You can find more than 40 sports bras from Zella at Nordstrom. The brand is known for its high-quality activewear for women of many shapes and sizes. Choose options from the brand's Live In or Studio Lite collections, which are designed for everything from everyday wear to high-intensity workouts. Browse through a variety of prints, colors, and styles to find a bra that best suits your needs. They're available in sizes S–L and 1x–3x.
7. Sweaty Betty
Sweaty Betty has some of the most comfortable athletic pieces on the market, and its sports bra selection is bountiful. Choose from bras designed for low-, medium-, and high-intensity workouts in different styles to suit your preferences. The pieces are available in sizes XS–XXL and 30A–38G, and they come in a plethora of colors such as black, navy blue, spring orange, ash pink, regatta blue, and vivid green. Plus, the sports bras are made from sweat-wicking fabric to keep you dry and comfortable.
8. Outdoor Voices
If you're looking for sports bras with light- and medium-support options, then Outdoor Voices will be your new go-to. Browse through bras and supportive crop tops made from the brand's signature TechSweat fabric designed for medium to high activity. They're available in tons of patterns and colors (polka dots, color blocks, solids) and in sizes XS–XXXL.
9. Alo Yoga
Alo Yoga is known for sports bras that are designed for everyday wear for active folks who always need some support. The brand offers light-support options in core and seasonal colors. They're available in sizes XS–L.
10. Girlfriend Collective
Girlfriend Collective has bras that won't let you down even during the most intense workouts. It has a pretty inclusive size range with options for different body shapes and sizes XXS–6X. Plus, there's a wide assortment of staple and limited-edition colors to pick from.
11. FP Movement
FP Movement has activewear that is so unique and stylish. You'll find bras with cool colors and details (like cutouts and mesh) available in sizes XS–XL.
For those with a larger bust, Bravissimo is here to help. Compression is key in a sports bra, but not to the point where you can't breathe. The brand carries 70 sizes up to a J cup in sports bras, making them more accessible to those with nearly any bust size.