We've Officially Located the Best Sports Bras of 2017
As the athleisure game continues to get stronger and stronger with more and more brands and trends always on the scene, the number of sports bra options we have now is better than ever. No matter your sport or style of choice, your chest size or your mile time, there's never been a better time to find the sports bra of your dreams. We rounded up 15 of the year's most valuable players for you to choose from.
Lululemon Enlite Bra
The groundbreaking Lululemon Enlite Bra ($98) hit shelves this year after two years of research led by a team of female engineers. When our editors tried it out, it was love at first nonbounce. Sized like standard bras (band measurement and cup size rather than small, medium, and large) and miraculously crafted out of a seamless molded design, the Enlite bra is arguably the most comfortable sports bra on the market. If you've given up on finding a sports bra that fits well and feels good, this bad boy will make you reconsider.
Fabletics Samana Seamless Bra
No need for fancy bells and whistles on this Fabletics Samana Seamless Bra ($30). A superstretchy knit makes this straightforward bra comfy and forgiving, adjustable straps give you some wiggle room, and moisture-wicking fabric keeps you feeling fresh. Best for low-impact activities like yoga and binge-watching Girls.
Carve Designs Reversible Sanitas Top
While technically a surf-inspired bikini top, the Carve Designs Reversible Sanitas Top ($56) has become our go-to "sports bra" for hot yoga due to its ability to retain shape and performance even when soaked, then be completely dry five minutes after class. The fact that it is reversible and comes in a variety of cute print combos is a value-added bonus.
C9 Champion Strappy Front Cami
The strappy-front trend is one of our favorite studio-to-street looks, making our sloppy scoop-neck tees look suddenly chic. Target has established that it's committed to staying on trend in the activewear department, and the C9 Champion Strappy Front Cami ($20) proves that point.
Alo Yoga Work It Out Bra
We love the simplicity of the Alo Yoga Work It Out Bra ($59) — not so plain that it's boring, but not too many bells and whistles, either. A cute print and double-strap detail add just enough flair, and a classic scoop neck, light support, and wicking fabric give it all the function you need for a low-impact workout like yoga or Pilates.
Graced by Grit Handful Bra
There's a lot to love about the Handful Bra ($48) from women-owned company Graced by Grit. Convertible straps can be worn straight over the shoulder, x-back, or tied as a halter, and removable padded cups increase your options even further. Not only does this medium-support bra feel incredibly comfortable on your body, but with 20 percent of proceeds going toward breast cancer research, it can make you feel good all over.
Victoria's Secret Knockout Front Close
A purist racerback design meets the sexy convenience of a front zippered close in the Victoria's Secret Knockout Front Close ($37). The bra-within-a-bra design has front-clasping molded cups underneath a zip-up sports bra silhouette for maximum support. Wide straps won't dig into your shoulders, and wicking fabric keeps you cool.
Forever 21 High Impact Caged Bra
This has the sexiness you want in a strappy design with the support you need for all your favorite high-impact activities. Forever 21 is never one to miss out on a trend, and it's nailed it with a comfortable, functional spin on the playful caged look with the Forever 21 High Impact Caged Bra ($13).
Patagonia Active Compression Bra
Patagonia never skimps on quality, which means when you fall in love with the comfort of the Patagonia Active Compression Bra ($55), you can rest easy knowing it will hold up for years to come — no matter how many miles or Down Dogs it survives.
Nike Pro Rival Fade
For your most demanding workouts, Nike's bringing ALL the support with the Pro Rival Fade ($75). Molded cups lift and separate, adjustable straps give you flexibility, and a hook-and-eye band closure gives extra security. A low-profile design still works under your favorite tanks without giving away just how supported you actually are.
Reebok Hero Rebel
Sexy yet simple, the slick Reebok Hero Rebel ($45) features metallic fabric and a caged back to make sure you stand out but still offers the fit and support to keep your girls held in. Hidden molded cups provide shape and modesty, and Reebok's signature Speedwick technology keeps you dry and cool.
Title Nine Marvel Underwire
Large-busted women, rejoice! Title Nine Marvel Underwire ($70) boasts the brand's prestigious five-barbell rating, meaning it's among the most supportive bras money can buy. Convertible straps and cute prints keep it stylish, and a fit designed to lift and separate prevents you from feeling smashed.
Gapbody Coolmax Mesh Front Bra
The high-neck trend meets the mesh-insert trend with the comfy and cute Gapbody Coolmax Mesh Front Bra ($37). Coolmax fabric makes this a go-to for hot yoga or any low-to-medium activity that gets your heart rate up. And yes, power shopping counts.
Gapbody High Impact Sports Bra
The sleekest high-impact bra we've seen in 2017, the Gapbody High Impact Sports Bra ($45) features regular bra sizing and a hook-and-eye band closure to give you the exact fit you need for the days you need to go #BeastMode. A streamlined silhouette and low-key finishes make it a neutral style choice you can spice up as much or as little as you like.