The Most Comfortable Sports Bra for Small Chests, Large Chests and Everything in Between

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The idea of a comfortable sports bra varies from person to person. Depending on your chest size and preferred type of exercise—are you a runner or a yogi?—there are different sports bra designs to ensure you’re comfortable and supported.

For example, if you’re a runner with a larger chest, a sports bra with thick straps and high impact support is going to serve you best. If you find yourself enjoying lower impact workouts or just for daily wear, a lighter lined bra will do the job. Here, the 21 most comfortable sports bras to choose from.

lululemon energy bra

1. lululemon Energy Longline Sports Bra

Best Overall

The medium support of this bra makes it comfortable enough to wear on a daily basis. The slick material is breathable and sweat wicking, which is optimal for working out, and the back has a strappy, crisscross detail that makes this a cute option to wear on its own without a T-shirt over top.

Available in sizes 2 to 14

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2. hanes Seamless Racerback Sports Bra

Best Budget-Friendly Option

The extreme stretch and soft material of this bra are optimal for comfort. It has more than 4,300 five-star reviews, many of which note that the thin lining and lack of padding makes this one better for low intensity workouts or wearing around the house rather than high impact workouts. “These aren't going to offer super-duper support,” writes one customer. “If I was a runner, I'd find something else if you have an ample chest. For riding bikes, walking and cleaning house, I find this perfect.”

Available in sizes XS to XXL

adidas highimpact

3. adidas Fastimpact Luxe Run Bra

Best for Running

Runners are going to love this one. Whether you have a larger or smaller chest, this structure will keep your boobs comfortably supported. The straps and chest are adjustable, and the material is moisture-absorbing, so it won’t feel soaked during long runs.

Available in sizes 2XS to XL

knix catalyst

4. knix Catalyst Sports Bra

This high-compression bra is the optimal choice for larger chests. The straps are adjustable, as is the chest band that’s secured by three rows of hook and eye closures. It offers great coverage and the material is buttery soft for a seamless feel on the skin.

Available in sizes 32A to 42F

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5. lululemon Free To Be Bra

Best for Small Boobs

Though larger chested folks might need a wider strap to feel secure, thinner straps are a great option for smaller chests. This bra is designed for low impact workouts, and will provide the coverage you need for, say, a yoga class, without making you feel too confined.

Available in sizes 2 to 14


6. torrid Happy Camper Strappy Sports Bra

Best Plus-Size Option

The lighter support of this bra would be a great option for a walk or hike. It’s a bit longer for some extra coverage if you choose to wear it alone, and the back is crisscrossed for some extra detail. The brushed jersey material is super soft, and its sweat-wicking properties will keep you dry during your workout.

Available in sizes M to 6X

athleta elation

7. athleta Elation V-neck Crop

Best Long-Line Style

The supportive and soft fabric makes this top a great option for Pilates or yoga—something lower intensity. The quick-drying and breathable material will keep you cooled off while you sweat, and the straps are adjustable and can be unhooked and crossed in the back to switch up the look of the bra.

Available in sizes XXS to XL

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8. athleta Well Rested Rib Sleep Bra

Best Adjustable Straps

If you’re someone who likes to wear a bra to bed, this one is right up your alley. It’s incredibly soft and the straps are adjustable to sit exactly where you like. It has a subtle ribbed material and is available in three colors: black, rosy pink and light blue.

Available in sizes XXS to XL


9. thirdlove Muse Strappy Back Sports Bra

Best Low-Impact

The stretch and slick material of this model offer a smoothing effect we definitely appreciate. This low impact sports bra is great for basically any workout that doesn’t require a lot of jumping or running. If you have a larger chest, you may get some cleavage from the scoop neck style, so if you prefer more coverage, try something with a higher neck.

Available in sizes XS to 3X


10. under Armour Seamless Low Longline Sports Bra

Best Medium-Impact

This stretchy material is great for medium compression whether you’re hopping on your stationary bike or walking the dog. The bra is available in four colors and the cups are removable. In addition to being moisture-wicking, this bra also offers a chafe-free construction so your armpits don’t get sore.

Available in sizes XS to XL

lululemon enlite

11. lululemon Enlite Front-zip Bra

Best High-Impact

This bra’s Ultralu fabric is basically seamless and offers high-support compression for running, boxing or whatever high intensity workout you’re heading into. The front zip makes this one easy to get on and off and the bonded under band won’t dig into your skin while you get your sweat on.

Available in sizes 32A to 40DD

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12. nike Indy Mesh Inset Sports Bra

Best for Yoga

Mesh cutouts on the side of this bra offer extra breathability while you work out. This low impact bra is ideal for yoga, as it offers less support but will stay snug during your downward dogs. Made of Nike’s dri-FIT moisture-wicking technology, a spicy hot yoga class will be no match for this bra’s breathability.

Available in sizes XS to XXL

skims high neck bra

13. skims Fits Everybody High Neck Bra

Best High Neck

The double layered design of this bra will provide a solid amount of support during your daily activities. It’s available in 20 (yup, 20!) gorgeous colors, from classic neutrals to bright pops of pink. The iconic, buttery soft Skims material is known to mold to your body for a super comfortable fit, and we love the idea of this high neck style peeking out from above an oversize sweater.

Available in sizes XXS to 4X

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14. knix Catalyst Front Zip Sports Bra

Most Customizable

The adjustable straps, chest band and zip-front closure makes this bra extremely customizable. This Knix bra has more than 1,000 five-star ratings because of how comfortable. One happy customer notes, “I have purchased several sports bras in the last two years, but this bra by Knix is by far the most comfortable one I have ever worn. It’s as though you’re not wearing one at all. Love it.”

Available in sizes 32A to 42F

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15. lululemon Wonder Train Longline Sports Bra

Best for Weightlifting

The compressive band around the rib cage ensures this bra stays in place while you train at the gym. The Everlux material is soft to the touch and is highly supportive for low- to high-intensity exercising. We’re especially fond of the high neckline, which is great for providing some exyra coverage and support while lifting weights.

Available in sizes 2 to 14

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Outdoor Voices

16. outdoor Voices Seamless Longline Bra

Best Seamless

The scoop back and scoop front make this bra super cute to wear by itself as a top. We love seamless bras because they make for a super comfortable wear, and this one is made with recyclable materials. The bra is pad-free and fits snug on the chest and rib cage for a great low- to medium-intensity workout option.

Available in sizes XS to XL

pact double scoop

17. pact Double Scoop Bra

Most Sustainable

Keep your clothing green by choosing organic cotton options that are made in a fair-trade facility like this one from Pact. It’s double layered for extra support, but we prefer this one for everyday wear rather than for workouts.

Available in sizes XS to XXL

knix blissfit

18. knix Blissfit Leakproof Nursing Bra

Best Nursing Bra

This nursing bra will keep your chest dry and supported until you’re ready to pump. It has removable leakproof pads to stop your shirt from getting wet and bacteria from spreading. The straps unhook from the front for easy removal when you need to nurse, and the chest band is seamless for a comfortable fit.

Available in sizes XS to 3X

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Alo Yoga

19. alo Yoga Ribbed Destination Bra

Most Stylish

This bra will make you reconsider that T-shirt you were going to throw on over it. The chic front-cross design is a sultry detail, but the material is also nice and thick for great support. Pop on a cute jacket with some trousers and you’ve got yourself a stylish athleisure outfit.

Available in sizes XS to L

gymshark sports bra

20. gymshark Whitney Mesh Sports Bra

Best V-Neck

A supportive V-neck sports bra is hard to find, and this high-compression one from Gymshark is our favorite. The bra is meant for low-impact workouts and features a breathable, double layered material to keep everything in place.

Available in sizes XS to XXL

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Harper Wilde

21. harper Wilde The Bliss

Best Lifting

Looking for something to give your chest a little bit of lift? This comfy bra is right for you. The proprietary rib cage band offers extra lift and support for your chest without bulky wires and padding that dig into your skin. The fabric is buttery soft and smoothing, so it won’t show through your shirt.

Available in sizes XS to 4XL

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