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Whether you’re an AA or D+ cup size, a good (no, great!) sports bra is essential when breaking a sweat. Fashun is an obvious part of the equation, but more important is a comfortable fit that supports your girls. When shopping for the perfect bra it’s important to figure out what kind of activity you’ll be doing (HITT? Zumba? Running?) and shop from there. Ideally, if the workout is anything more intense than a simple yoga or pilates class you choice would be bra-sized. If that’s not an option, find one that is a thick band across the bottom to provide you the extra support you’ll need.
Here, our favorites for every chest size—goodbye bounce back, digging, and uniboob.
For gals with smaller chest sizes, the world is kind of your oyster. Working out is a breeze because you don’t have the added stress of keeping your tatas in place, but sports bras can often be a bit boring. Our suggestion? Go with options that are bold in color or interesting in shape as they’ll add interest to your next sweat session.
If you find yourself in the medium size cup range, choose bras that provide a little more coverage —especially if your workout includes any jumping or bending over—to avoid any slippage.
When you’re a D cup or above finding the right sports bra becomes more about function than fashion particularly when you’re logging loads of miles or squat jumping like your life depends on it. ELLE’s style director, Nikki Ogunnaike, suggest bras with molded cups and underwire to hold you in place.