Sports Bra

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If you’re an active woman or looking to be, you need a high performance, well fitted, and shock absorbing sports bra. Whether you’re running, climbing, doing yoga, or starting a new workout and diet plan, your breasts are going to need support to keep from hurting.

Lorna Jane sports bras are one of the best brands out there. However, here are six top picks for the active woman.

The Lorna Jane Sports Bra

Lorna Jane Clarkson is a designer from Australia who creates amazing sports bras. She wants women to feel supported and beautiful in her designs. Before they hit the market, the sports bras are tested in real life situations by a team of active women.

Her bras offer the comfort and support of a sports bra, and the lift and separate of a well made “push-up” bra without wires.

  1. Lorna Jane High Impact Sports Bra, starting at $72

Lorna Jane Sports Bra

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This sports bra may seem expensive, it was made with maximum support for runners in mind. Using the LJ Excel breathable mesh, it wicks moisture away, avoiding that wet and clammy feel of other sports bras. Super comfortable, breathable, flexible and durable – it doesn’t get better than this. Reviewers find that the Aussie line may fit better a size up for most Americans.

These bras have more than form and function in mind, and women love the way their girls look in Lorna Jane.

  1. Freya Women’s Active Underwire Molded Sports Bra, starting at $44

 Freya Women's Active Underwire

Image: Freya Women’s Active Underwire Molded Sports Bra via Amazon

Freya Active sports bras offer high performance with medium coverage. Made of soft material, they shape and support your breasts. They also come with a racerback option and the straps have hooks which allow for even more support when clasped. Reviewers compliment it’s form, fit, and durability.

  1. Icebreaker Women’s Sprite Racerback Bra starting at $55

 Icebreaker Women's Sprite Racerback Bra

Image: Icebreaker Women’s Sprite Racerback Bra via Amazon

Though pricey, this sports bra is highly recommended by reviewers. One reviewer stated, “It never felt clammy, is very soft, comfortable and dries fast. It is comfortable to put on even if it is not completely dry.” That’s important for many women.

  1. Wacoal Women’s Underwire Sports Bra starting at $38

Wacoal Women's Underwire Sport Bra

Image: Wacoal Women’s Underwire Sports Bra via Amazon

The Wacoal Women’s Underwire Sports is great for high impact sports. This bra stays in place. Reviewers have stated they’ve bought several of these because they don’t slip, breathe well and have little to no “bounce.” They come in a range of colors, with underwire to hold you up, as well as separate comfortably.

  1. New Balance The Print Tenderly Obsessive Bra starting at $32

New Balance The Print Tenderly Obsessive Bra

Image: New Balance The Tenderly Obsessive Print Sports Bra via Amazon

Made of medium to high impact workouts without an underwire. Breathable fabric and wrap-around mesh design are made with recycled yarns.  Some sports bras cause a  “uni-boob” look. Customer, Lady_Lifter left a comment on Amazon, stating that “This bra did exactly what I needed it to do..lift and separate. I did not feel like I had a uni-boob.”

  1. Under Armour Sports Bras starting at $15

Under Armour Sports Bras

Image: Under Armour Women’s Armour Mid Sports Bra via Amazon.

This sports bra has been made mid-impact support. It comes in several color choices, is lightweight and keeps you light and dry. The reviews on this specific sports bra are split half and half. Some women say that the fit is smaller than what they ordered, while others give it praise for being form-fitting.

  1. Shock Absorber Sports Bras starting at $11

 Shock Absorber Sports Bras

Image: Shock Absorber Women’s Active Zipped Plunge Sports Bra via Amazon.

The main feature of this sports bra – besides cost – is that it zips in the front. That makes it a good yoga or pilates pick with temperature control fabric. It lives up to its name and offers both a racerback and a plunging neckline. When ordering this sports bra, make sure to go up a band size and down a cup size.

All sports bras come in different fits, colors, sizes, and price ranges. Starting from just over $10 range all the way up to almost $100. It just depends on what kind of comfort and support you want for your active lifestyle.

About The Author:

Kayla Soders is a Digital Marketing Strategist with a passion for food, fun, and fitness. When she isn’t getting fit or eating, she can be found managing popular health sites (such as, laughing at memes, or rolling her eyes at minor annoyances. She’s passionate (and a little crazy) when it comes to anything (or anyone) she cares about, with a “Work Hard, Slay Hard” mentality.

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