I’ve lost weight in my chest since the beginning but I still can’t rely on those flimsy colorful sports bras or any silly built-in running tank. Having a good sports bra can make the difference between a great workout or a miserable experience. Ever chafed under your bra during a long distance race? Yeah. It’s awful.
So here are my tried and true suggestions. You should note that they ALL are sized with cup and band (like 34D) rather than just a general small/medium/large type size. Fit is key. When in doubt, go to the experts and get measured. Your shorts and shirts can be cheap. But spend the money on shoes and bras.
My favorite sports bras for any workout (from bottom left going clockwise):
1. @moving_comfort Juno – This is a beast. It’s gonna hold you and hold you tight. I like it because of the higher coverage and the adjustable padded straps. It has an adjustable band in the back as well to customize your fit. Fits true to size. You can get fitted and buy MC at @fleet_feet_birmingham .
2. Underarmour UA Armour Bra – This is the best bra since sliced bread and @underarmourwomen discontinued it. But you can still find it on eBay and Amazon! It’s so comfortable and never chafes. I wear this for every half marathon I run. Go down a cup size as it runs a little big.
3. Moving Comfort Rebound Racer – This one is lighter weight that the Juno, but it still provides excellent hold and coverage. Again, it has adjustable straps and band. True to size.
4. @champion Show Off – I had a couple of these until one melted in the dryer. Sad day. It’s not quite as good as my others, but it’s also significantly cheaper. Great buy for the price, especially if you workout every day and need multiple to avoid having to do laundry excessively. I don’t use it for long distance running but it provides good coverage and hold for other activities like weight lifting, yoga, and #jiujitsu .