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The Best Sports Bras for Every Activity, Based on Your Cup Size

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When it comes to sports bras, there’s no one size fits all solution. Finding the best sports bra for your sport depends on your shape as well as your workout’s impact level. No matter your cup size, we’ve got you (and your girls) covered, so check out our guide for choosing the right type of sports bra for every activity.

We’ve organized this post by impact-level and cup size. Keep scrolling to find the best sports bra for you!

  1. Low-Impact Sports Bras
  2. Medium-Impact Sports Bras
  3. High-Impact Sports Bras

top photo: @aimeehembree

1. Best Low-Impact Sports Bras

Low-impact sports bras are designed for yoga, pilates, walking, and weight-training. Designed with comfort in mind, these styles are less structured and typically offer lighter coverage with slimmer straps.

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If your cup size is: A

You can get away with wearing low-impact sports bras for yoga, boot camp, and everything in between. So go ahead and wear these lightweight, frequently-strappy styles for any activity! If you have a size A-cup, our stylists recommend the Free People Movement Free Throw Bralette & Beyond Yoga Spacedye Racerback Bra for low-impact activities.

Free People Movement Free Throw Bralette

We love this ribbed-compression bra for so many reasons, but its scoop-neck design and bold, strappy style are on top of the list. This is the hands-down one of the best sports bras for to keep you feeling and looking cool as you work out.

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Racerback Bra

The bra version of Beyond Yoga’s best-selling cropped tank and leggings. This ultra-soft Spacedye bra comes in so many fun colors, consider this a PSA – you’re going to want to add them all to your activewear wardrobe. With medium support, moisture-wicking, quick-dry, and UV protection, this cozy layer is one of the best sports bras for working out and everyday wear.

If your cup size is: B or C

Choose styles that offer enough front coverage to keep you comfortable through yoga inversions and overhead presses. Adjustable straps help customize the fit and add additional support for medium cup sizes. If you have a size B or C cup, our stylists recommend the Free People Movement Good Karma Bra & Colosseum Mary Bra for low-impact activities.

Free People Movement Square Neck Good Karma Bra

The Free People Good Karma low-impact sports bra is a customer favorite for its super comfy, vintage vibe. Not only does it pair fabulously with high-waisted leggings, it also flawlessly doubles as a swimsuit top.

Colosseum – Mary Bra in Cactus

Seamlessly move from the gym without a wardrobe change in this popular low-impact sports bra. It’s cozy distressed fabric wash, removable cups and ribbed bottom band will have all your friends asking where you got your cute new workout gear. **This is your cue to tell them all about your Wantable Active Edit and share your referral code so you can earn credits to redeem with your next box!**

If your cup size is: D+

While the right low-impact sports bra may work for comfy everyday wear, steer clear of these low-coverage, low-support styles for any activity beyond going for a stroll. If you have a size D cup, our stylists recommend the Free People Movement Free Throw Crop Bra & Z Supply Brenna Bralette for low-impact activities.

Free People Movement Free Throw Crop Bra

The Free Throw Crop Bra one of customers favorites for its simplicity and versitility. Toss it over a pair of high-waisted leggings or biker shorts and you’re all set. Call it a sports bra, call it a crop tank – it doesn’t matter what you call it. You’re going to want it in alllll the colors. Here are a few of our top-selling colors, but there’s more where this came from!

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Z Supply Brenna Bralette

The Z Supply Brenna Bralette is a flattering and functional bra made for low-impact activities like weightlifting, yoga, and walking your dog (or cat— no judgment). The oh-so soft fabric can’t be matched and the thick bottom band gives you an extra boost of support.

2. Best Medium-Impact Sports Bras

Here are the best medium-impact sports bras are ideal for spinning, hiking, elliptical training, and dance-based workouts. These styles may still include intricate details but offer more support with thicker underbands, extra coverage, and elasticized straps.

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If your cup size is: A or B

These are your perfect sports bras for running. Additional coverage and the comfort of structured straps provide more than enough support for any intense workout. If you have a size A or B cup, our stylists recommend the Eleven by Venus Varsity Bra & Herizon Enhearten Spacedyed Bra for medium-impact activities.

Eleven by Venus Varsity Bra

Everyone is crushing on Venus Williams new activewear line, Eleven. This cute and super functional sports bra is one of our favorites in the collection. We love it for it’s thick, ribbed texture (read: no cups!) and retro elastic waistband. Pair this with the Varsity Leggings for a matching set that goes together just like Venus & Serena.

Herizon Enhearten Spacedyed Bra

The Herizon Enhearten Spacedyed Bra perfectly blends support and style, making this your new essential bra. With removable bra cups, it will support you through the most gravity-defying poses. Finished with curve-accentuating seams for a flattering fit.

If your cup size is: C or D

Strappy styles aren’t just for smaller cup sizes, but there are a few key factors in getting the support you need; look for bras with multiple straps on each side that contain strong internal elastics. If you have a size C or D cup, our stylists recommend the Skechers Seamless Racer Bra & MPG Advance Bra for medium-impact activities.

Skechers Seamless Racer Bra

Offering up medium support for most of your workouts (or for a comfy everyday fit), this seamless racer-back bra features a v-neckline and removable cups for a customizable feel. Pair with your favorite leggings and a muscle tank for the ultimate fitness look.

MPG Advance Bra

Support meets style with the MPG Advance Bra. This strappy sports bra is set to become your new go-to for workouts of every variety. It’s made from recycled performance fabric that offers incredible stretch, shape retention and moisture-wicking properties. Oh, one last thing… the stretch-satin crossover straps aren’t just fashion-forward, they also offer adjustability for the perfect fit. **insert chef’s kiss here**

If your cup size is: DD+

Wear these bras for activities where less support is needed, but extra coverage is a necessity. Whether you’re choosing a style that’s straightforward or detailed, wide and/or elasticized straps are a must. If you have a size DD+ cup, our stylists recommend the Thrive Societe Basic Sports Bra & MPG Isla Bra for medium-impact activities.

Thrive Societe Basic Sports Bra

The Basic Bra was made for versatility. It features an ultra-supportive underbust band, racerback design, and removable cups. Style it with your other workout favorites or wear it as a standalone piece.

MPG Isla Bra

The Isla Bra will electrify your workout with… comfiness! And the eye-catching print, keyhole back, removable pads, mesh facing for ventilation, medium support, moisture-wicking and so soft feel. 

3. Best High-Impact Sports Bras

The best high-impact sports bras are built for running, circuit training, plyometrics and fast-paced sports. Support and function are maximized with the help of full coverage silhouettes, wide elastic straps, and double layered fabric.

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If your cup size is: A, B or C

Even small-to-medium-busted ladies can benefit from a compressive full-coverage fit, especially for cardio-based workouts. To control the bounce-factor, switch to a high-impact style for your next run or HIIT workout. If you have a size A, B or C cup, our stylists recommend the Lola Getts Mixed Media Bralette & Glyder Notch Bra for high-impact activities.

Lola Getts Mixed Media V Front Bralette

The Lola Getts Mixed Media bralette is designed with high-impact workouts. Don’t let the term “bralette” fool you, this high-performance sports bra will keep you supported while you power through any activity.

Glyder Notch Bra

Crafted from breathable performance fabric that stretches and supports, the Glyder Notch bra is high-quality and perfect for all kinds of activities. 

If your cup size is: D+

These are the styles you may feel most comfortable in for the majority of workouts. When you’re looking for a fashion-forward style, high neck bras with mesh piecing or cutouts offer support that manages to avoid the dreaded “uni-boob” look. Or, keep things simply structured with wide crisscross straps. If you have a size D+ cup, our stylists recommend the Glyder Full Force Bra & Gottex Compress Bra for high-impact activities.

Glyder Full Force Bra

Exercise with peace of mind knowing you’ll be fully secure in the Glyder Full Force Bra.

Gottex Compress Bra

Whether you’re hitting the pavement for a run or lacing up for a HIIT workout you can rest assured that this top-selling sports bra will keep everything in place and keep you comfy too.

There you have it! The complete list of best sports bras for every activity and size. Our Stylists are on stand by ready and can’t wait to personalize an Active Edit just for you. Leave a special note for your stylist sharing your go-to workout and they’ll make sure to include the best sports bra for you in your next Wantable Edit. It’s that easy!


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