I used to have such a love-hate relationship with sports bras. I obviously knew they were necessary (hello, support!), but I also felt that they were super restrictive and too tight. Don't even get me started on taking them off after an especially difficult and sweaty workout.
In recent years, though, sports bras have actually gotten pretty cute and comfortable. These newer ones are just so much better because many are made with softer or more flexible fabrics, are easier to move in, and have some stylish moments. The latter part especially comes in handy these days because it seems that the workout look is a pair of leggings and a sports bra—hold the tank top or T-shirt.
Since I've been working out every day for the past five months, I realized I have a set of nonnegotiables I'm looking for in a sports bra. One, it has to be supportive yet comfortable enough to move in. Two, it doesn't hurt if it's got a cute print or a unique silhouette. And three, it's got to be moisture-wicking. Who wants to feel completely drenched in sweat when you're only halfway through a workout?
If you're looking for some new moisture-wicking sports bras, I've compiled a list of some of my favorites and other highly rated ones below. Happy workout!
1. Athleta Ultimate Bra
2. Outdoor Voices Doing Things Bra
3. Alo Yoga Airlift Suit Up Bra
4. Girlfriend Collective Midnight Simone Bra
I'm just so obsessed with Girlfriend Collective's activewear. The fabric is always so soft and comfy, and the products are made from recycled water bottles. The Simone Bra is perfect for HIIT classes and has crisscross straps and a hook-and-eye closure.
5. Nike Swoosh Dri-Fit Racerback Sports Bra
6. Wacoal Contour Underwire Sports Bra
7. Zella Body Fusion Sports Bra
8. Sweaty Betty Stamina Sports Bra
9. Core 10 Spectrum Long-Line Strappy Cross Back Yoga Sports Bra
10. Lululemon Enlite Bra Zip Front High Support
11. Adidas x Stella McCartney TruePurpose Cutout Perforated Recycled Stretch Sports Bra
The medium-support bra has a cutout racerback and breathable mesh lining so you won't overheat. The moisture-wicking fabric is made with recycled fibers.
12. Athleta Conscious Crop
13. FP Movement It's an Illusion Crop
14. Glamorise Elite Adjustable Underwire Sports Bra
15. Under Armour HeatGear Mid Impact Crossback Sports Bra
16. Champion Freedom Seamless Racerback Sport Bra
17. P.E Nation Jump Shot Recycled Stretch Sports Bra
This sports bra is made from recycled stretch nylon. But my favorite thing is how comfortable it is thanks to its reinforced under-band and comfortable straps.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up: We're All in Agreement: These Are the Best Sweat-Wicking Leggings on the Market.